Betsy Bates Freed
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
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Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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 93101
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.
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Crystal A Stokes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
(805) 716-6117
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
If you're looking for support for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, body/health issues, or transitions you're in the right place. My clients are curious, growth-oriented people who seek deep healing and lasting change. They want a therapeutic experience that offers more than traditional talk therapy. I offer a straightforward, insight, and action-oriented approach with the intention of teaching you how to help yourself and ultimately sustain growth and progress.
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Nancy Gunzberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
(805) 360-5790
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
Whitney J Bruice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are all subjects we can explore.
(805) 410-1565
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are all subjects we can explore.
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Ian Kaminsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
(805) 467-6827
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
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Aeron Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
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.
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Terrell (Terry) Jensen White
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Please let me introduce myself to you. I have been a Family Therapist on the Central Coast for nearly three decades, have recently sold my Treatment Centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and I am now focusing my practice in The Santa Ynez Valley; primarily Couples Therapy/ relationship enhancement, escalating interpersonal interaction and positive well being. Strategic parenting support for adolescence, young adults and increasing numbers facing the dilemma and challenge of Senior Citizen care.
(805) 360-6977
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Please let me introduce myself to you. I have been a Family Therapist on the Central Coast for nearly three decades, have recently sold my Treatment Centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and I am now focusing my practice in The Santa Ynez Valley; primarily Couples Therapy/ relationship enhancement, escalating interpersonal interaction and positive well being. Strategic parenting support for adolescence, young adults and increasing numbers facing the dilemma and challenge of Senior Citizen care.
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Susan H Lang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
(805) 556-4251
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
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John R Galaska
PsyD, BCIA, CHT
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Many people suffer stress from past events, from childhood or later. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. I have t wo doctorates in clinical psychology (2012 and 2020) in addition to my certification in neurofeedback and hypnotherapy. I teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I now have a Certificate in Sport Psychology! I pride myself in delivering these services in the most empathic manner possible. If you are short with your loved ones, generally uptight, and regretting it later I can help.
(805) 250-8145
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Many people suffer stress from past events, from childhood or later. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. I have t wo doctorates in clinical psychology (2012 and 2020) in addition to my certification in neurofeedback and hypnotherapy. I teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I now have a Certificate in Sport Psychology! I pride myself in delivering these services in the most empathic manner possible. If you are short with your loved ones, generally uptight, and regretting it later I can help.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding yourself at a challenging crossroad? Aware that it is time for a change but uncertain how to start? I can help. Whether your goal is improved self-esteem, relationships, wellness, stress-management, creative output or a better sense of direction, I offer guidance and tools that quickly help to get you on the right path. Using a combination of archetypal analysis and hypnotherapy, I help clients understand their personal narrative and transform their lives with increased ingenuity, healthier living and/or improved relationships.
(805) 837-1897
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding yourself at a challenging crossroad? Aware that it is time for a change but uncertain how to start? I can help. Whether your goal is improved self-esteem, relationships, wellness, stress-management, creative output or a better sense of direction, I offer guidance and tools that quickly help to get you on the right path. Using a combination of archetypal analysis and hypnotherapy, I help clients understand their personal narrative and transform their lives with increased ingenuity, healthier living and/or improved relationships.
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Ada Andrade
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships are complex & it may be time to explore how you have been impacted by past unhealthy relationships. You may feel as if you are not enough, a bother or annoyance to your family. Often seeking acceptance from the family even though you know it may not happen. The struggle one has towards being accepted by family members in order to feel as if you are good enough can often feel unbearable or never ending. Survivors of past damaged relations can make one feel as if you have no worth or value & leave you struggling to identify this worth & seeking approval from others. You are not alone in these thoughts & feelings.
(805) 429-6130
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships are complex & it may be time to explore how you have been impacted by past unhealthy relationships. You may feel as if you are not enough, a bother or annoyance to your family. Often seeking acceptance from the family even though you know it may not happen. The struggle one has towards being accepted by family members in order to feel as if you are good enough can often feel unbearable or never ending. Survivors of past damaged relations can make one feel as if you have no worth or value & leave you struggling to identify this worth & seeking approval from others. You are not alone in these thoughts & feelings.
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Denny Rea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you struggling with an addiction issue? Afraid you can't stop? Dealing with addictions, whether alcohol, drugs or a behavioral addiction such as gambling, can create a feeling of loneliness, shame and despair, and often the fear that "I'll never be able to stop this, it's really screwing up my life and I'm too afraid to ask for help."
(805) 883-6369
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you struggling with an addiction issue? Afraid you can't stop? Dealing with addictions, whether alcohol, drugs or a behavioral addiction such as gambling, can create a feeling of loneliness, shame and despair, and often the fear that "I'll never be able to stop this, it's really screwing up my life and I'm too afraid to ask for help."
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Claudia D Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
(805) 214-8975
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
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Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
(510) 674-1117
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
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Katy Gaddess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a former social worker and mental health clinician for 20 years I witnessed families going through extreme circumstances of mental illness, addiction, abuse, children with serious emotional and behavioral problems at home and school, and complex custody cases through the court system. This experience taught me the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building safety and trust, open communication, working with people where they are at, and empathy. I believe it is through this process of being seen, heard, feeling valued and safe that the healing process can begin.
(415) 630-2116
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a former social worker and mental health clinician for 20 years I witnessed families going through extreme circumstances of mental illness, addiction, abuse, children with serious emotional and behavioral problems at home and school, and complex custody cases through the court system. This experience taught me the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building safety and trust, open communication, working with people where they are at, and empathy. I believe it is through this process of being seen, heard, feeling valued and safe that the healing process can begin.
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Claire Blakey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
(805) 335-6807
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out, and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
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Jill A Frandsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There may be times in your life when something happens and you feel overwhelmed. It may be a series of small things or it could be something bigger. Perhaps you are just at the point when you are ready to let go of something from your past that triggers you or holds you back. It could be that you are very focused on success and need some extra support. It could be that your child or loved one needs support. Short term focused therapy may be able to help.
(805) 335-6982
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There may be times in your life when something happens and you feel overwhelmed. It may be a series of small things or it could be something bigger. Perhaps you are just at the point when you are ready to let go of something from your past that triggers you or holds you back. It could be that you are very focused on success and need some extra support. It could be that your child or loved one needs support. Short term focused therapy may be able to help.
Lisa Ulrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 424-8213
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Couple Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
(805) 335-6801
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com

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