Trauma Focused Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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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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Jessica Zacarias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there, I am a licensed MFT and have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression and PTSD as well as working with issues of self-esteem, life transitions, relationship difficulties and grief. I aim to be an authentic, warm, collaborative, non-judgmental therapist and to meet you wherever you're at. I work with individuals and couples who want a safe place to explore the depth of their difficulties, reform negative thinking and behavioral patterns and learn effective coping strategies.
(805) 246-9506
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Liz May
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
I utilize an integrative approach combining elements of CBT, mindfulness, ACT, and narrative therapy, with a trauma focused lens.
Throughout our lives, we are all presented with challenges, whether it be the environment and circumstances we are born into, experiencing a traumatic event or series of traumas, to unexpected stressors and changing roles and identities. If you find yourself stuck and needing support to navigate your way, I would be honored to help guide you through your journey. I am a licensed psychologist in California and work individually with adults of all ages. My style is warm, compassionate, and strengths based, while I can also be direct and challenge you to let go of old ideas and behaviors that may no longer be serving you.
(805) 572-7845
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Makenna Lilya
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting therapy can sometimes feel daunting. I am here to get to know you and support you through the highs, lows, and everything in between! Through my experiences in graduate school and into licensure, I have put my energy towards developing my skills and passion for working with families, children, individuals, and parents through a multitude of needs and diagnoses.I have worked extensively with children, families, teens, and young adults, and am certified in TF-CBT ( Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
(805) 219-7087
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Suzanne Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is guided self-exploration. I'm an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (134677) with a master's from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Psychology. Previously, I was a chief digital content strategist for the world's most beloved brands: fortune 500 companies. After 20 years, I decided to pursue my drive to serve others by becoming a psychotherapist. I moved to Los Angeles after losing my office mates and a close friend in the World Trade Center attacks. I have worked with war veterans, trauma and suicide survivors, and codependents and provide grief counseling.
(818) 369-3968
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sara Bazan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Greetings! I believe that everyone has within them the resources they need to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. As a therapist, I am here to help you access your strengths and to utilize them to the fullest. I have a gift of getting quickly to the heart of the challenges and I have many tools that make lasting shifts. I have been in private practice since I was licensed in 2009 and have also worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years working to help people overcome the effects of trauma. I am certified in Trauma Focused CBT, Emotional Transformation Therapy and Parent Child Interactive Therapy. I speak Spanish and English.
(805) 232-7605
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Jacqueline Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi! My name is Jax, and my passion is helping you be who you're meant to be in the world. I'm here to help you recover from the adversities of your past and present, so you can thrive and shine in your relationships with yourself, your loved ones and your community.
(805) 600-5314
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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Shane Bruce Mental Health & Coaching
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I'm also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) a combo of Narrative Re-Authoriing and traditional CBT.
With over 40 years in recovery, and a Zen and Yoga practice, my approach is collaborative and heart-centered. Together we explore how you may live a richer more meaningful life. In addition to CG Jung, influences include Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Martin Seligman, and Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. I work with creative people:artists, film makers, writers, and musicians. Background in Youth and Family Services, and ADHD. Recently published "ADHD: A Heartful Approach," available on Amazon.com. Currently I also only offer Tele-Medicine and Tele-Coaching.
(323) 761-2257
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Dean Rody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Anyone who has experienced trauma or severe life stressors can tell you that the impact of those events can make life feel like it is unraveling. My passion in life is to help people who are going through trauma, stress, anxiety and depression find hope. I help clients, including adolescents, adults and families, identify their own strengths from within so that they can discover a healthy perception of themselves, improve relationships, and find a sense of being complete and at peace.
(805) 590-0348
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Lauren Cumberbatch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide a warm, safe environment to support clients through life transitions, grief and loss, couples work and relationship issues, anxiety, depression and trauma. In therapy, we explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, and emotions and together create a plan to help you process your feelings, establish and accomplish goals, and provide tools for life’s successes, changes, and challenges.
(805) 883-6271
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Becca Gasperoni
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Whether you're experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, or you're healing from trauma or undergoing a difficult life transition, therapy can support your growth and healing. I provide a warm and supportive space for exploration and change. I believe that effective psychotherapy can help us move toward a sense of completeness, awareness, and deeper self-understanding. Together, we will work collaboratively to equip you with the tools you need to enjoy your life, work, and relationships, and to move through the world with a greater sense of purpose.
(805) 301-9958
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Sharon D. Dodge
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MACP, APCC, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Ideally, I hope for clients who want change, or who are in a huge shift in their lives. The most secret, vulnerable parts of ourselves require a trusted, open sanctuary for healing to begin. Life can be difficult, cruel at times, but the luminous is real, and contains genuine relief. We always have options. We cannot always see them. A good fit for me is someone who wants a therapist who will really listen, but who brings a lot of lived experience. I have desire to see people thrive and grow, set a new course. My clients usually find their courage, as we work, slower or faster. Resilience is always there. You have gotten here.
(805) 222-7549
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Find Your Center, A Therapy Collective
LMFT
Verified
Verified
We are here to help you heal and grow. We are genuine, real people, and we believe that actual, loving feedback is more useful than simply listening and repeating. That is why we partner concrete take-home skills with open, active listening. Our style incorporates humor and play. We tailor every single session to your unique needs. We want to be by your side, to listen, support, and challenge you every step of the way. You do not have do this alone. Together, we will discover untapped purpose, passion, clarity, and courage. Through the constant chaos of life, we will find your center.
(805) 552-5950
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Annie Finch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we are hardwired for connection. When we feel disconnected from ourselves, we feel disconnected from our lives and relationships. My goal for you is to be healthy and happy and to have satisfying and fulfilling relationships. I help individuals, and couples get through challenging times in the areas of communication, intimacy, parenting, anxiety/depression, life transitions (divorce, career changes, aging), and addiction. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and fully trained in EMDR to help you heal from traumatic experiences. My goal is to help you feel better and live better.
(805) 519-7376
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Dr. Christy Cortez
Registered Psychological Assistant, MA, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome NEW clients! Will respond the same business day to inquiries. I specialize in treating the youth with specific training and experience supporting Latinx and ethnic minority clients, but I am inclusive of others. I’m honored to council you by teaching you or your teen/young adult with the skills necessary to overcome depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related stress, and/or heal from trauma-related issues. Together, we can increase your resilience so that you may gain a greater wellbeing. My goal is to motivate and guide you to increase your balance, by supporting you to reach your goals and start living the life you dream of.
(805) 491-9088
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Megan Attore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Listen, if you’re here, you’re probably really going through it right now. Maybe it’s your relationships, your work, a painful experience, the fact that you just lived through a pandemic… maybe it’s all of it. So now you’re looking for someone – who isn’t your friends or family – to support you. Someone who has the education, training and experience to help you navigate what, quite frankly, might be one of the most difficult seasons of your life so far. You need a safe, warm place to land and gather some tools for what comes next. I've got you. Let's dig in, do the work, but also make space for joy together along the way.
(805) 774-1359
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Chelsea D. Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In my therapeutic practice, I strive to empower clients in their exploration and healing of maladaptive cognitive beliefs and behavioral patterns. I feel passionate about guiding clients as they learn new, effective strategies for a healthier relationship with the self and with the world.
(805) 500-7482
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Cai Carvalhaes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CH, ERYT200, MSW, PhD-c
Verified
Verified
"Be gentle with yourself." I am a trained therapist (LCSW) licensed in California and Arkansas, hypnotherapist focused on past life soul regression, Ph.D. candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and certified yoga teacher. I am specialized in mindfulness providing individual and group therapy helping individuals in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, and gender issues. I am clinically trained by Dr. Brian Weiss in Past Lives Regression to address trauma and phobias. I am also a National Certified Hypnotherapist (CH) by the National Guild of Hypnotists an excellent approach to use with clients to improve quality of life.
(501) 588-8304
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Kate A Koltun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PsA
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is to provide a safe, non-judge mental and trusting environment where you can freely express your feelings. I believe each of us is striving to develop our own unique sense of self. We can do this together by identifying beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you and cultivating ones that do. This becomes a partnership. I am committed to helping you out of the darkness and into the light again. My training offers a wide variety of ways to achieve this task. Together we will follow closely your needs, desires and emotions.
(720) 650-0685
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ana Flores, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
What gets in the way of you reaching your highest potential and or living your best life? Is it stress caused by work/ school, interpersonal relationships, family conflict, past trauma, anxiety, or even depression? Any of the above can impact your quality of life. Making the choice to seek support is the first step to improving your quality of life. As a therapist, I am dedicated to assist you in this process by providing a safe space, free of judgment where I can help you understand how your past and current behaviors, thoughts, and experiences impact your life.
(805) 764-4561
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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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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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.