Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 980-7154
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Children (6 to 10)
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.
Photo of Vasily Todoriko, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 973-0751
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Children (6 to 10)
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 870-9465
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 516-0314
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 324-6515
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
Photo of Daniel Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 621-5873
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Photo of Andria Colleen Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Every person has goals in life and whatever yours are, it's my job to help you attain them. I'm a firm believer in first establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and misperceptions around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self. I offer individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients as well as couples therapy.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 257-0746
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
Every person has goals in life and whatever yours are, it's my job to help you attain them. I'm a firm believer in first establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and misperceptions around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self. I offer individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients as well as couples therapy.
Photo of Raffaella Cattaneo, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for many years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 323-9903
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for many years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
Photo of Andrew Smyth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 232-7968
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
Photo of Eric Kenneth Kruger, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
NOTE: Currently, my practice is limited to seeing individuals on Saturdays only. I look forward helping you find more effective ways of dealing with the conflicts and changes of everyday life. If you struggle with unhealthy coping strategies such as dependency on substances/behaviors, seem to repeat the same self-defeating patterns in relationships, have difficulty managing intense, overwhelming feelings or often feel misunderstood while trying to communicate, I can help you alter underlying patterns and develop tools that lead to enduring change.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 416-1767
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
NOTE: Currently, my practice is limited to seeing individuals on Saturdays only. I look forward helping you find more effective ways of dealing with the conflicts and changes of everyday life. If you struggle with unhealthy coping strategies such as dependency on substances/behaviors, seem to repeat the same self-defeating patterns in relationships, have difficulty managing intense, overwhelming feelings or often feel misunderstood while trying to communicate, I can help you alter underlying patterns and develop tools that lead to enduring change.
Photo of Susan H Lang, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 556-4251
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 266-7660
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families and young adults. I believe that one of the most powerful aspects of the therapy process is the relationship between the therapist and client, the therapeutic relationship. our work together needs to be collaborative so that you feel both supported and safe. To achieve this I will adjust my style in order to best fit your needs and help you reach your counseling goals. I invite and encourage you to ask questions about your session. I honor your inquisitiveness about your own process.
Photo of New Beginnings Counseling Center, Counselor
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 669-9352 x124
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Children (6 to 10)
We offer confidential psychological counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families in the greater Santa Barbara area. Experienced counselors are here to help clients explore life transitions, relationship issues and a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation and anger management. Many clients experience a 15% reduction in overall distress after only eight sessions. Counselors are ready and able to serve you. We will match your needs with the education and experience of our clinicians to find the best person to assist you.
Photo of Katy Gaddess, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(415) 630-2116
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
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.
Photo of William Gale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
"Over the past 17 years I have supported clients in overcoming challenges and empowering their authentic selves. Through counseling, coaching, and group work, I've helped them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential. I believe growth is served by identifying and integrating core material which obstructs access to essence, passion, and life purpose. Enhancing self-awareness, employing mindfulness and nonviolence, I help clients listen to their Body's Intelligence ©, connect to inner wisdom, and take courageous action.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 328-0328
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
"Over the past 17 years I have supported clients in overcoming challenges and empowering their authentic selves. Through counseling, coaching, and group work, I've helped them activate their inner resources and realize their inherent potential. I believe growth is served by identifying and integrating core material which obstructs access to essence, passion, and life purpose. Enhancing self-awareness, employing mindfulness and nonviolence, I help clients listen to their Body's Intelligence ©, connect to inner wisdom, and take courageous action.
Photo of Irina Dashevsky-Kerdman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 585-5906
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Children (6 to 10)
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
Photo of Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 742-4577
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Children (6 to 10)
The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…
Photo of Sierra Rose Smargon, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 837-1750
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Photo of Holly E. Duffy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Virtual, Online Verified
Verified
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 549-5991
Verified
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Children (6 to 10)
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and child counselors. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behavior and child discipline. Child counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara may include help with child behavioral issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Downtown, Santa Barbara therapist for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child therapists can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behavior and kid discipline. Kid counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara may include help with kids' behavioral issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.