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.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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:
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:
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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, 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.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 467-6827
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Children (6 to 10)
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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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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).
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 316-7170
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
Children (6 to 10)
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Photo of Sean M Cook, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
Children (6 to 10)
(909) 403-1290
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93160
Children (6 to 10)
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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.  
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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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.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 556-4251
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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 Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Clients come to me during all walks of their journey and it is important to me to meet clients where they are at currently in that journey and hold space for that time.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 386-9797
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Children (6 to 10)
Clients come to me during all walks of their journey and it is important to me to meet clients where they are at currently in that journey and hold space for that time.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and ADHD/ADD. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. In sum, my approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 409-3177
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Children (6 to 10)
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and ADHD/ADD. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. In sum, my approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
Photo of John R Galaska,
PsyD, BCIA, CHT
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Many people quietly suffer stress from past events. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. Magazine Article: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-john-galaska-calm-ojai-north-la-ojai/?fbclid=IwAR0toDZ0y7x7ajMcHk2T3FEQ3ivUm02rRPOgIN7f2lPSgxhQG-auunY0bvE I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I pride myself in delivering this service in the most empathic manner possible. If you are short with your loved ones, generally uptight, and regretting it later I can help.
Children (6 to 10)
(805) 250-8145
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Children (6 to 10)
Many people quietly suffer stress from past events. My neurofeedback, biofeedback, and hypnosis can help reduce or eliminate that stress. Magazine Article: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-john-galaska-calm-ojai-north-la-ojai/?fbclid=IwAR0toDZ0y7x7ajMcHk2T3FEQ3ivUm02rRPOgIN7f2lPSgxhQG-auunY0bvE I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and teach psychology at the Masters level at Antioch University in Santa Barbara so I'm really good at explaining what I do. I pride myself in delivering this service 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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(415) 630-2116
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Santa Barbara child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child therapists in 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 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 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 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 Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Barbara

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