Female Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Nicole Z Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues and women suffering from prepartum and postpartum depression. I have extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image issues, as well as addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, I have a unique ability to connect with young adults facing difficult developmental life transitions. It is my belief that one of the most important elements of successful therapy is the relationship developed between the client and therapist.
(805) 283-6086
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Tiana Leeds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
The heart of my work is helping women in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities.
(805) 351-4506
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Nicole Alyssa Morse
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a safe, warm and compassionate space for the therapeutic journey to take place. My specialization is in women 's issues. I take a depth approach and believe the therapeutic container holds an opportunity for self awareness, reflection and personal growth. I serve Women , adolescents and young adults in areas such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self esteem, self worth, eating disorders, body image and harm reduction. Alongside individual therapy, I lead a 7 week online course for Women struggling with emotional eating and negative body image.
(401) 283-1655
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Sharon Tobler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Although the title infers that the books are for heterosexual women ; their content is really about how to have a healthy and loving partnership irrespective of gender or sexual proclivity.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
(805) 291-4511
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Julieta Serrato
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My passion is to support clients through empowerment in order for them to reach their goals. I work with adolescents, teens and women through short and long term therapy. My approach is to meet the client where they are at and find the best path that can positively propel them into the direction they would like to go in
(916) 621-6560
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Christine Scott-Hudson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Verified
I am both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Registered Art Therapist. I am educated and trained to help you identify and express your feelings both verbally and with non-verbal modalities. I am a trauma-focused, holistic, feminist psychotherapist who works with women and girls. If you are feeling stuck and would like to experience more joy in your life, let's work together to create the life you would like to live!
(805) 978-5639
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Gina Wind
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, maintain self-regulation and feel more solid in oneself. I specialize in supporting women , college-aged individuals, young women and teens. I have always focused on anxiety and depression and find them quite treatable when one is motivated.
(831) 621-5873
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Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Jenn Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples in the areas of sex, relationships, sex addiction, and life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement). Relationships with others (partner, boss, siblings, friends, clients) are a central source of meaning and sometimes difficulty for us. I can work with you around relationship issues, including commitment, communication, sexuality, infidelity and healthy conflict. I'm also offering groups for women wanting to unlock their sexual satisfaction.
(805) 214-6910
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sonja Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
(805) 946-1612
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Jenn Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Jenn. I specialize in Maternal Mental Health and in helping women navigate their 20's/30's. Many of my clients feel burdened by the expectations of others, overwhelmed by school/work/life balance or unsatisfied in relationships. Some wonder about the right time to start a family, others have experienced a challenging and emotional road trying to start their family. Mothers I work with tell me they feel they've lost themselves in caring for their growing family, they've lost their connection with those close to them, and often times their symptoms of Perinatal Depression or Anxiety are sucking the joy out of motherhood.
(805) 852-1362
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Karen Leah Krulevitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session.
(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Colleen Koch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I work to create a safe environment for my clients to be seen and to better know themselves. I offer a holistic, individualized approach to therapy, and strongly believe that each person holds the answers to their own wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting women and their partners while working through fertility issues. I have also focused on empowering teenage girls that are struggling with self-esteem issues. In addition to psychodynamic therapy, I am trained in mindfulness meditation and somatic experiencing (SE) as well as EMDR with the Parnell Institute.
(323) 905-7265
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Thery Jenkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with couples, families, women in mid-life, and children ages 12 and older.
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.
(805) 335-1223 x203
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Kathleen Mintzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Medical Center, LAC/USC Medical Center, Prototypes for women and children with HIV and in private practice.
I enjoy working with adults who are ready and willing to work on issues that stand in their way of being content in their lives. I work with individuals who are often dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, medical issues, relationship problems, work or school difficulties, grief, loss and/or change. If you would like things to be different in your life and are ready to see if we can work together, please give me a call.
(805) 813-8482
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Not accepting new clients
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Cara Behan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a therapist, my goal is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, and are satisfied with your life's direction. How do you feel about where you are headed? I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. I work towards identifying one's strengths and empowering clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women , new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
(805) 335-6924
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Isabella Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, interpersonal violence, and issues faced by new immigrants, international students, Asian-Americans, and women of color.
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
(805) 804-5110
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Cybil Gilbertson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Therapy is not something I "do" to you; it is a collaboration and conversation we have together. I look forward to being your partner in co-creating a place within that feels more like home. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, specifically women and parents. I also enjoy working with couples who may want to do things in a new way than what they have learned in the past; commit, parent, partner, and break-up. I feel especially akin to nature-lovers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and creatives/artistic types. If you are curious to know the wisdom of your body and soul, I may be the therapist for you. What is your gut saying?
(805) 386-9108
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Susan Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-MFT, LMFT, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My focus is on post graduate supervision, helping women with self-esteem issues, couple relationship issues, couples and families working and living internationally, and adoption related issues.
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
(503) 967-0236
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Not accepting new clients
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Emily Fleck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I enjoy supporting women and couples through pregnancy, birth, and the parenting journey.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
(805) 856-6736
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Laurel Connell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in the prenatal and postpartum period, counseling women and their partners who are struggling with infertility, a physically or emotionally challenging pregnancy, a difficult postpartum transition, or loss of a baby.
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
(805) 242-0054
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What type of Santa Barbara mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Santa Barbara?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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