Therapists in Ventura, CA

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Spencer Douglas Posey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Maybe you are feeling tangled up in unwanted habits, behaviors, or ways of thinking. You might be feeling unsatisfied with the way these things seem to have shaped your life. The weight of carrying this thing around has become exhausting and you are looking for a place to set it down, leave it, and move on with your life free from this burden.
Maybe you are feeling tangled up in unwanted habits, behaviors, or ways of thinking. You might be feeling unsatisfied with the way these things seem to have shaped your life. The weight of carrying this thing around has become exhausting and you are looking for a place to set it down, leave it, and move on with your life free from this burden.
(805) 243-2218 View (805) 243-2218
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Lori Haugh Anxiety And Depression Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Is it time to make a change but you don’t know how? Are you feeling stuck in your life and want to move in a new direction? You might be in a career you don’t love, struggling with a relationship, are grieving the loss of a loved one, or some other life transition. Maybe you just realize it’s time to change some unhealthy patterns/ behaviors that are leading nowhere. You want a better future for yourself that includes solid relationships, meaningful work and play, and more balance in your life.
Is it time to make a change but you don’t know how? Are you feeling stuck in your life and want to move in a new direction? You might be in a career you don’t love, struggling with a relationship, are grieving the loss of a loved one, or some other life transition. Maybe you just realize it’s time to change some unhealthy patterns/ behaviors that are leading nowhere. You want a better future for yourself that includes solid relationships, meaningful work and play, and more balance in your life.
(805) 303-5205 View (805) 303-5205
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Lisa Tomei
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
I connect well with some teens and most adults or couples. I find I work best with people who are invested in understanding why they feel as they do, or why they do what they do, and want a collaborative partner in exploring how to better manage the stressors in their life, whether internal or inter-relational. I have a background in anger management, which can often address problems of the underlying emotions, and help with communications skills. I tend to conceptualize from a psychodynamic perspective and educate my patients about these ideas when I think it will prove helpful.
I connect well with some teens and most adults or couples. I find I work best with people who are invested in understanding why they feel as they do, or why they do what they do, and want a collaborative partner in exploring how to better manage the stressors in their life, whether internal or inter-relational. I have a background in anger management, which can often address problems of the underlying emotions, and help with communications skills. I tend to conceptualize from a psychodynamic perspective and educate my patients about these ideas when I think it will prove helpful.
(805) 590-2781 View (805) 590-2781
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Alison Espinola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re experiencing challenges, want a mental health tune-up, are looking to maintain your mental well-being, or seeking a evaluation for your immigration case, I can help you meet your goals. I provide individual counseling and provide psychological evaluations for immigration cases including extreme hardship, asylum, u Visa, T Visa, and VAWA.
Whether you’re experiencing challenges, want a mental health tune-up, are looking to maintain your mental well-being, or seeking a evaluation for your immigration case, I can help you meet your goals. I provide individual counseling and provide psychological evaluations for immigration cases including extreme hardship, asylum, u Visa, T Visa, and VAWA.
(805) 243-1057 View (805) 243-1057
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Sascha Goldhor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
Our sessions together will transform your relationship with your self as we look beneath the surface of your confusion, pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and intersectional experiences. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity and imagination. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, & LGBTQIA+ inclusive values.
Our sessions together will transform your relationship with your self as we look beneath the surface of your confusion, pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and intersectional experiences. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity and imagination. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, & LGBTQIA+ inclusive values.
(818) 722-9021 View (818) 722-9021
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Kara Morrisey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93003
Drawing on client-centered and trauma-informed practices, Kara fosters a reparative emotional experience and collaboration with clients in order to help create a safe and warm environment. Her experience as a couples therapist enhances her ability to build upon each partnership’s unique strengths in order to assist with growth and repair.
Drawing on client-centered and trauma-informed practices, Kara fosters a reparative emotional experience and collaboration with clients in order to help create a safe and warm environment. Her experience as a couples therapist enhances her ability to build upon each partnership’s unique strengths in order to assist with growth and repair.
(805) 303-7721 View (805) 303-7721
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Mario Valvo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
In addition to psychotherapy, I am approved by BBS to provide supervision to those on probation. Statement: Culture plays a large role in shaping our thinking and behavior. Unfortunately, its rigid standards do not prepare us to be adaptive in this diverse, multicultural world. We try to apply old lessons to new challenges, which may lead to frustration and self-doubt. My aim is to take the pressure of societal expectations off you so you feel good about yourself.
In addition to psychotherapy, I am approved by BBS to provide supervision to those on probation. Statement: Culture plays a large role in shaping our thinking and behavior. Unfortunately, its rigid standards do not prepare us to be adaptive in this diverse, multicultural world. We try to apply old lessons to new challenges, which may lead to frustration and self-doubt. My aim is to take the pressure of societal expectations off you so you feel good about yourself.
(760) 582-6276 View (760) 582-6276
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David Deutsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated? Is stress or worry keeping you up at night? Are you having difficulty following through with plans or your activities of daily living? Are you having challenges with getting or staying clean and sober? Are past experiences impacting your current relationships? Are you experiencing grief or loss in your life? Are you being affected by anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you going through a life transition? Therapy is a place to be heard, understood, and cared for in a safe environment. It is also a place to be validated and empowered.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated? Is stress or worry keeping you up at night? Are you having difficulty following through with plans or your activities of daily living? Are you having challenges with getting or staying clean and sober? Are past experiences impacting your current relationships? Are you experiencing grief or loss in your life? Are you being affected by anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you going through a life transition? Therapy is a place to be heard, understood, and cared for in a safe environment. It is also a place to be validated and empowered.
(805) 716-6885 View (805) 716-6885
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Manuel R Delgado
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003  (Online Only)
I welcome adults, who may be feeling depressed, anxious, have experienced traumatic event, dealing with relationship challenges or other experiences that are distressing.
I welcome adults, who may be feeling depressed, anxious, have experienced traumatic event, dealing with relationship challenges or other experiences that are distressing.
(805) 214-1713 View (805) 214-1713
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Tracey Hess
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Everyday, think as you wake up - today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. Being human isn’t always easy and I am here to help you navigate that path gently. I have over 25 years experience and have worked in many diverse settings: in group homes, ADHD clinics, child and family centers, community mental health centers, hospitals, inpatient psychiatric clinics, colleges (both as a Professor of Psychology and as a Counselor). With this experience I am confident that I can help you navigate through whatever it is that brought you here.
Everyday, think as you wake up - today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive, I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. Being human isn’t always easy and I am here to help you navigate that path gently. I have over 25 years experience and have worked in many diverse settings: in group homes, ADHD clinics, child and family centers, community mental health centers, hospitals, inpatient psychiatric clinics, colleges (both as a Professor of Psychology and as a Counselor). With this experience I am confident that I can help you navigate through whatever it is that brought you here.
(805) 590-7768 View (805) 590-7768
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Cheryl Peel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93003
Feel like you & your partner communicate in two different languages? Are you trying to navigate your way through a life change? Are you feeling trapped inside worry, doubt, or fear? You desire a stronger connection but when it is as if you are speaking a different language than your partner it is lonely & frustrating. Maybe you are experiencing a life change from a change in your relationship, a change in your career or one of the many other things that can take life in new directions & you are feeling pulled in multiple directions & emotions. Attempts at control, avoidance, or perfection have provided you little to no success.
Feel like you & your partner communicate in two different languages? Are you trying to navigate your way through a life change? Are you feeling trapped inside worry, doubt, or fear? You desire a stronger connection but when it is as if you are speaking a different language than your partner it is lonely & frustrating. Maybe you are experiencing a life change from a change in your relationship, a change in your career or one of the many other things that can take life in new directions & you are feeling pulled in multiple directions & emotions. Attempts at control, avoidance, or perfection have provided you little to no success.
(805) 219-7846 View (805) 219-7846
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Karen Borczon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of issues related to the aging process. My clients are often struggling with challenges that occur as a result of lifestyle changes, the psychological impact of illness, and the need to redefine who we are and what we want as we move through the challenges of getting older. I provide support and grief counseling when coping with the loss of a loved one.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of issues related to the aging process. My clients are often struggling with challenges that occur as a result of lifestyle changes, the psychological impact of illness, and the need to redefine who we are and what we want as we move through the challenges of getting older. I provide support and grief counseling when coping with the loss of a loved one.
(805) 317-7853 View (805) 317-7853
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Carollyn McKinstry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93003  (Online Only)
We all face challenges in life and need support to get through those difficult moments. Reaching out is a sign of strength and shows that you are ready to tackle the issues that have impacted you. I believe each person has the power to heal and grow and there is incredible healing power in the therapeutic process. I take a client centered approach, believing you are the best authority on you. I am here to listen, provide support, direction and guidance for whatever issues you may be facing.
We all face challenges in life and need support to get through those difficult moments. Reaching out is a sign of strength and shows that you are ready to tackle the issues that have impacted you. I believe each person has the power to heal and grow and there is incredible healing power in the therapeutic process. I take a client centered approach, believing you are the best authority on you. I am here to listen, provide support, direction and guidance for whatever issues you may be facing.
(805) 243-3488 View (805) 243-3488
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Amanda Lee McQuade Crawford Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RH -AHG
Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
(805) 856-6941 View (805) 856-6941
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Mary Schuberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
I offer a space in which we pay close attention to what is happening in and around you—emotionally, spiritually, bodily, relationally—and provide a sense of calm as we do so. We work together to connect you to the meaning beneath the surface of your pain, bringing not only relief but an increased capacity to tolerate future struggles as well. Part of our work will involve exploring your life's patterns and expanding the awareness needed to helpfully shift them. You will grow non-judgmental curiosity about yourself and others through this process, which will nurture a richer and freer engagement within your relationships.
I offer a space in which we pay close attention to what is happening in and around you—emotionally, spiritually, bodily, relationally—and provide a sense of calm as we do so. We work together to connect you to the meaning beneath the surface of your pain, bringing not only relief but an increased capacity to tolerate future struggles as well. Part of our work will involve exploring your life's patterns and expanding the awareness needed to helpfully shift them. You will grow non-judgmental curiosity about yourself and others through this process, which will nurture a richer and freer engagement within your relationships.
(805) 360-4319 View (805) 360-4319
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Rebecca Marrs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
My ideal client is the person who deals with everyday struggles such as locking yourself out of the house or pulled over by the police for a tail light out. Maybe a tooth cracked or you can't find your passport. Life can be tough at times. Whatever the issue may be, we can collaborate to create goals in an effort to decrease unwanted symptoms and behaviors. My office is a safe space to share, be heard, understood, supported and validated.
My ideal client is the person who deals with everyday struggles such as locking yourself out of the house or pulled over by the police for a tail light out. Maybe a tooth cracked or you can't find your passport. Life can be tough at times. Whatever the issue may be, we can collaborate to create goals in an effort to decrease unwanted symptoms and behaviors. My office is a safe space to share, be heard, understood, supported and validated.
(805) 500-0377 View (805) 500-0377
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Kaitlin Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
My name is Kaitlin, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The population I love to serve are adults and teens. I would say my speciality is working with parents/caregivers who are having difficulty with the transition into parenthood, their relationship and/or family dynamic challenges, dealing with significant changes or events that have occurred within the family, parenting a child who requires extra support, or managing own trauma or negative childhood experiences which are affecting current behavior. I offer individual and family therapy.
My name is Kaitlin, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The population I love to serve are adults and teens. I would say my speciality is working with parents/caregivers who are having difficulty with the transition into parenthood, their relationship and/or family dynamic challenges, dealing with significant changes or events that have occurred within the family, parenting a child who requires extra support, or managing own trauma or negative childhood experiences which are affecting current behavior. I offer individual and family therapy.
(805) 678-9794 View (805) 678-9794
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Dr. Kate Shanahan
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
Do you or your child feel overwhelmed, stressed, or confused about how to navigate the demands of family, friends, school or work? Perhaps you are not achieving in the way you feel you should, feel worried about things in your life, are having trouble focusing or getting things done, or feel tension in your relationships with others. Maybe you know that you or your child are struggling, but do not fully understand why. You may be getting lots of conflicting information from different sources, and wonder how to make it all make sense.
Do you or your child feel overwhelmed, stressed, or confused about how to navigate the demands of family, friends, school or work? Perhaps you are not achieving in the way you feel you should, feel worried about things in your life, are having trouble focusing or getting things done, or feel tension in your relationships with others. Maybe you know that you or your child are struggling, but do not fully understand why. You may be getting lots of conflicting information from different sources, and wonder how to make it all make sense.
(805) 926-6631 View (805) 926-6631
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Kristi T Grizard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93003
I provide a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for my clients, with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. I have experience working with a range of children that encounter various challenges such as autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. My clinical experience includes providing counseling in the schools (k-12), working at a child development center, and working at a community based mental health outpatient facility. I look forward to helping you and your child on the therapeutic journey.
I provide a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment for my clients, with a focus on providing guidance, establishing safety and promoting self-empowerment. I have experience working with a range of children that encounter various challenges such as autism, developmental disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and selective mutism. My clinical experience includes providing counseling in the schools (k-12), working at a child development center, and working at a community based mental health outpatient facility. I look forward to helping you and your child on the therapeutic journey.
(805) 329-3543 View (805) 329-3543
Photo of Myra Saltoun, Psychologist in Ventura, CA
Myra Saltoun
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ventura, CA 93003
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My specialty is children, adolescents and young adults. I am relationship based, meaning it is important for my clients to feel comfortable with me. . I incorporate educational information and skill development into sessions and role model and practice new skills. Cognitive behavior therapy is the foundation for much of the work we do. Children often express their feelings best in play. I often utilize games, art , stories and imaginative play to help children communicate their feelings. Parents of children are integral to the success of therapy and become partners in the treatment of their son or daughter.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages. My specialty is children, adolescents and young adults. I am relationship based, meaning it is important for my clients to feel comfortable with me. . I incorporate educational information and skill development into sessions and role model and practice new skills. Cognitive behavior therapy is the foundation for much of the work we do. Children often express their feelings best in play. I often utilize games, art , stories and imaginative play to help children communicate their feelings. Parents of children are integral to the success of therapy and become partners in the treatment of their son or daughter.
(805) 521-4140 View (805) 521-4140

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Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.