Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

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Dean Given
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Dean Given works with individuals, couples, families, employers and the court. He provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology. Dr. Given is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.
Dr. Dean Given works with individuals, couples, families, employers and the court. He provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology. Dr. Given is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.
(805) 567-7942 View (805) 567-7942
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Madeleine Mauk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Madeleine Mauk works with adolescents, adults and couples. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. Her approach is client centered; tailored to her clients' individualized goals and values. Her priority is creating a safe and supportive environment. Her methods integrate a wide range of therapies: mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Madeleine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Madeleine Mauk works with adolescents, adults and couples. She specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. Her approach is client centered; tailored to her clients' individualized goals and values. Her priority is creating a safe and supportive environment. Her methods integrate a wide range of therapies: mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Madeleine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
(805) 429-8843 View (805) 429-8843
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Ryan Herald
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
Ryan Herald, MFT treats children & adults of all ages, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship challenges. He utilizes a humanistic approach with cognitive behavioral strategies. After completing his bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach, Ryan earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. He worked two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer serving at-risk youth in Los Angeles County. Ryan is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Ryan Herald, MFT treats children & adults of all ages, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship challenges. He utilizes a humanistic approach with cognitive behavioral strategies. After completing his bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach, Ryan earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. He worked two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer serving at-risk youth in Los Angeles County. Ryan is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(805) 790-7924 View (805) 790-7924
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Sarah Whitmore Boe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, SUDCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are your habits getting in the way of living your best life? Do you consider yourself a "functioning" substance user? Maybe you are ready to change but 12-step programs or rehab are not for you. My approach is coaching-based, and solution focused. Sessions focus on authentic self-discovery, recognizing and removing patterns that are keeping you stuck, setting realistic goals, and developing strategy to achieve them. I work well with individuals in a transition period of their lives, and with those who are motivated to make a change. I will help you develop a plan and accountability.
Are your habits getting in the way of living your best life? Do you consider yourself a "functioning" substance user? Maybe you are ready to change but 12-step programs or rehab are not for you. My approach is coaching-based, and solution focused. Sessions focus on authentic self-discovery, recognizing and removing patterns that are keeping you stuck, setting realistic goals, and developing strategy to achieve them. I work well with individuals in a transition period of their lives, and with those who are motivated to make a change. I will help you develop a plan and accountability.
(805) 429-6428 View (805) 429-6428
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Jaime Bregante
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
We all worry about our children. We want to support and teach them the skills needed to overcome challenges so they will grow into “successful” adults. Families may go through a phase where additional support may be needed in order to get through these challenges. It takes a strong sense of self to be able to communicate what’s wrong and most children are still developing these skills. In collaboration with families, I create a safe space to help develop insight into the internal challenges a child is facing while helping them build the skills they need to thrive.
We all worry about our children. We want to support and teach them the skills needed to overcome challenges so they will grow into “successful” adults. Families may go through a phase where additional support may be needed in order to get through these challenges. It takes a strong sense of self to be able to communicate what’s wrong and most children are still developing these skills. In collaboration with families, I create a safe space to help develop insight into the internal challenges a child is facing while helping them build the skills they need to thrive.
(805) 724-0390 View (805) 724-0390
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Ketamine Assisted Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Christopher Rydman, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy provider, I specialize in leveraging ketamine's therapeutic potential to support clients in healing, growth and self-discovery. Combining ketamine sessions with traditional psychotherapy, I help individuals overcome mental health challenges, promoting transformative change and well-being. I guide clients through a safe, supportive process to explore their subconscious, enhance self-awareness, and achieve lasting mental health improvements. Through compassion, expertise, and deep understanding, I'm dedicated to empowering clients to break free from limiting beliefs and create a meaningful life.
As a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy provider, I specialize in leveraging ketamine's therapeutic potential to support clients in healing, growth and self-discovery. Combining ketamine sessions with traditional psychotherapy, I help individuals overcome mental health challenges, promoting transformative change and well-being. I guide clients through a safe, supportive process to explore their subconscious, enhance self-awareness, and achieve lasting mental health improvements. Through compassion, expertise, and deep understanding, I'm dedicated to empowering clients to break free from limiting beliefs and create a meaningful life.
(805) 600-0524 View (805) 600-0524
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Dr. Bruce A Howard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I focus on three dimensions in my psychotherapeutic work. The first is awareness and insight into our development as individuals and how this development has shaped our current functioning. There are no perfect parents nor perfect family experience without unmet needs and injuries (purposeful or unintentional). In understanding what we had to do to maintain critical attachments and equally critical separation and autonomy growing up, we discover that who we are is not fixed and irrevocable. We begin to see that we now have a choice to see ourselves and the world in new healthier ways and function differently in our current life.
I focus on three dimensions in my psychotherapeutic work. The first is awareness and insight into our development as individuals and how this development has shaped our current functioning. There are no perfect parents nor perfect family experience without unmet needs and injuries (purposeful or unintentional). In understanding what we had to do to maintain critical attachments and equally critical separation and autonomy growing up, we discover that who we are is not fixed and irrevocable. We begin to see that we now have a choice to see ourselves and the world in new healthier ways and function differently in our current life.
(805) 561-0876 View (805) 561-0876
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Dahkotahv Beckham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As an openly transgender therapist, I know it can be difficult to find the right person to confide in. Wanting to be loved and accepted doesn’t make you needy, or extra, or selfish, or weak. It makes you human. To me, you are not just some random psychology textbook or theory. In our work together, my focus is to build goals and a relationship where you feel comfortable exploring what you think, feel, want, and need. My style as a therapist is warm, relaxed, and conversational. I use playfulness, imagery, art, metaphors, curiosity, creativity, self-compassion, and humor when appropriate to support the therapeutic process.
As an openly transgender therapist, I know it can be difficult to find the right person to confide in. Wanting to be loved and accepted doesn’t make you needy, or extra, or selfish, or weak. It makes you human. To me, you are not just some random psychology textbook or theory. In our work together, my focus is to build goals and a relationship where you feel comfortable exploring what you think, feel, want, and need. My style as a therapist is warm, relaxed, and conversational. I use playfulness, imagery, art, metaphors, curiosity, creativity, self-compassion, and humor when appropriate to support the therapeutic process.
(805) 243-1189 View (805) 243-1189
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Jesse Jacob
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with adults who would like to live more fully and freely through a brave exploration of their inner world. My work includes tending to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay connected to who we are or even what we want with all that life demands of us. Juggling caring for ourselves and others can feel overwhelming. I am here to help you strengthen your relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Psychodynamic and Jungian perspectives are a focus of mine, as well as offering sand tray therapy. Boundaries with one's self and others are fundamental to therapy I provide.
I work with adults who would like to live more fully and freely through a brave exploration of their inner world. My work includes tending to depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. Sometimes it’s difficult to stay connected to who we are or even what we want with all that life demands of us. Juggling caring for ourselves and others can feel overwhelming. I am here to help you strengthen your relationships, including your relationship with yourself. Psychodynamic and Jungian perspectives are a focus of mine, as well as offering sand tray therapy. Boundaries with one's self and others are fundamental to therapy I provide.
(805) 699-6104 View (805) 699-6104
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Justin Chernow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Are you finding it harder and harder to keep it all together? Perhaps you’re walking through life with a heavy sadness in your chest. Some days, maybe most days, you’re just going through the motions. Too often you feel fragile, and even little things can send your mood tumbling or leave you feeling shaken. The belief that you can live a balanced life seems farther and farther away. You’re feeling more alone, more distanced and disconnected from others. Yet, you don’t have to keep living a limited existence because of your depression, trauma, or anxiety.
Are you finding it harder and harder to keep it all together? Perhaps you’re walking through life with a heavy sadness in your chest. Some days, maybe most days, you’re just going through the motions. Too often you feel fragile, and even little things can send your mood tumbling or leave you feeling shaken. The belief that you can live a balanced life seems farther and farther away. You’re feeling more alone, more distanced and disconnected from others. Yet, you don’t have to keep living a limited existence because of your depression, trauma, or anxiety.
(805) 667-0374 View (805) 667-0374
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Jason Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, ICAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities.
“I have a deep belief in treating the whole human being and not just the symptom whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Both my skill as a therapist and my knowledge of East/ West Psychology aids me in providing essential knowledge and techniques for clients to affect change. I have been in the fields of therapy and mindfulness meditation for the last 20 years and in that time I have focused on integrating what works for those clients I have served. My work is informed by over two decades of exploration into the heart and mind. From the monasteries of Asia to the lecture halls of cutting edge American Universities.
(831) 777-6253 View (831) 777-6253
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Jennifer Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside a patient in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the light.
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside a patient in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the light.
(805) 693-4160 View (805) 693-4160
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Cynthia Lynn Tiernan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 900-4164 View (805) 900-4164
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Virginia Perry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-P, APCC
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 819-5915 View (805) 819-5915
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Number of Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
82% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Grief
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary