Gestalt Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Kathryn LePage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer traditional psychotherapy, gestalt /somatic experiencing, and I'm certified in EMDR therapy.
If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression, addiction, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a creative life. By engaging your imagination, we gain access to your hidden potential, hindered by negative belief patterns. Together we will transform your life's most difficult challenges and develop the courage to create opportunities to live more passionately.
(805) 409-8549
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Aeron Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Deriving my style from Somatic, Gestalt , and Cognitive Behavioral interventions, I believe in playfully integrating different techniques and staying creative with the work as I find out slowly what works for you.
I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their mental energy toward the process of self-attunement, mindful awareness, and self-love, would be a wonderful candidate for my style of work. I insist whenever possible in laughing with my clients, and showing love and care in the way I listen actively, and share my energy with those I support.
(805) 335-6796
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am also a certified Gestalt Therapist with Children and Adolescents and a Registered Play Therapist.
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Christine Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have found art, movement ( gestalt therapy) help expand treatment choices leading to a unique healing.
My practice serves those who want to change negative life patterns and relationships. Also, those who want to reduce anxiety, depression and addictive self-destructive behaviors. My clients and I work to find solutions to create a peaceful satisfying life experience.
(805) 243-3582
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ella Danielle Marie Lauser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in building capacity, deepening self-regulation skills and having a healthier relationship to one's self, their stressors and overall wellbeing using Gestalt Therapy primarily with CBT (thoughts create feelings which create behaviors/beliefs) and a humanistic approach.
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
(805) 837-1597
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Cindy Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
Together we will identify the best approach to address your unique needs, which may incorporate mindfulness, CBT, somatic work, motivational interviewing, Gestalt , family systems, and other modalities.
Life can be challenging and there are many reasons you may be seeking support, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life.
(805) 335-6828
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Michael H Kreitsek
MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
My training in meditation, dream work, body awareness, Buddhist studies, Gestalt and other trainings allows me to address my client's needs directly, giving them methods and experiences to apply to their daily lives.
Clients often come to me during a deep life transition of some kind. They are looking for clarity and deeper meaning. They are motivated, and sometimes afraid to change. Issues of grief and death, relationship, career change, loss or aging often show up; a sense of "Who am I? What next? Where am I going? Where have I been?" Many times clients are looking for deeper spiritual awareness, either wanting to renew abandoned practices, or looking for something beyond their past experience. In each case they are looking to connect more directly with life and find methods to do so. They are looking for greater balance, peace and stability.
(805) 608-3408
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Jeneane Nicodemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am grounded in Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, Gestalt and EMDR, but am also eclectic in how these interweave toward each individuals experience.
"Let your yes be yes, and your no be no!" Asserting your own needs and wants while maintaining love and connection within relationships can seem impossible. The chaos of pleasing others feels overwhelming and our own desires can get lost in transit. That feeling of being on an emotional treadmill- working hard without the results you desire. Help to unravel some of this messiness seems difficult without grace and guidance. The salve of a listener who can also offer insight can be a process toward healing. Whatever the narrative is in your current situation let's figure it out together. Internal self love and joy is possible.
(805) 232-7957
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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Aaron Nash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have a background in a number of disciplines and have successfully treated clients using Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Voice Dialogue and Art Therapy. I also incorporate the basic principles of Zen-Buddhism, which I have studied and practiced for a number of years. Being an ex-addict, I'm comfortable with the addictive personality and I have a comprehensive knowledge of the 12-step programs. I have experience coordinating with social workers and psychiatrists. While interning I worked at an adolescent group home which proves useful in treating children and adolescents.
(805) 590-4720
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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John P. Souchak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My approach combines Jungian, Gestalt , and imago approaches among others.
Clients who see me typically are those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, spiritual crises, parenting problems, and/or career challenges. I’ve also worked with clients to help establish (or re-establish) healthy communication in relationships. The common thread
(805) 500-0478
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Irene Kokatay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
During these challenging times, it may be a good time to reach out for therapy if you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, grief, or other symptoms, or if you want to use this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. I offer therapy techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and others. I wish you well!
(805) 467-7182
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Caitlin Y Slutzky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
(805) 491-4838
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
(805) 232-7885
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Amy Hermann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC
Verified
Verified
As your therapist, I will strive to meet you where you are at in the moment with the situations you face and the emotions you feel, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, or aliveness. From this meeting place we have the possibility of developing a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you.
(805) 793-0213
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Danielle Sharkey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling unfulfilled in your relationships & wanting more out of life? Comparing yourself to others & end up feeling anxious, overwhelmed, & stuck? That means you’re human! We share a collective need for meaningful relationships & purposeful existence but often struggle in the pursuit. I help individuals, couples, & families improve their relationships with themselves & others. I offer a safe space for you to get to know your true self & make the changes you crave. I’ll help you process the painful stuff & celebrate the good stuff. The hardest part of change is starting, and here you are!
(805) 600-5025
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Alissa Gregory
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Together, we can approach your challenges with curiosity and compassion; without judgment or shame. I can help you in learning to navigate your emotions, relationships, and work with more mindfulness, confidence, clarity, and inner peace. Personal growth can involve some growing pains, but by sharing that journey with a therapist and making therapy a part of your routine, it can feel less overwhelming. Rather than staying stuck, you can learn positive ways of coping, gain new perspectives, and live life more proactively.
(805) 367-5481
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Dr. Debra Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
(805) 585-5969
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Ana M Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
(805) 380-3798
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Challis Popkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
You can't change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. Maybe you've behaved in ways you aren't proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren't protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what's important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I'm here to support you in moving from thinking to action.
(805) 590-7164
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
(805) 324-6684
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Gestalt Therapists
Gestalt therapy seeks to integrate the client's behaviors, feelings, and thinking, so that their intentions and actions may be aligned for optimal mental health. The therapist will help the client become more self-aware, to live more in the present, and to assume more responsibility for taking care of themself. Techniques of gestalt therapy include confrontation, dream analysis, and role playing.

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