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.
Coping Skills
(805) 980-7154
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Coping Skills
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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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?
Coping Skills
(805) 973-0751
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coping Skills
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?
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success. When we learn to recognize our feelings as valuable information, organize our minds, and listen to our inner wisdom, we can be empowered in our lives.
Coping Skills
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coping Skills
We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success. When we learn to recognize our feelings as valuable information, organize our minds, and listen to our inner wisdom, we can be empowered in our lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
Coping Skills
(805) 716-6368
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Coping Skills
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
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.
Coping Skills
(805) 870-9465
Verified
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Coping Skills
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
Coping Skills
(805) 272-7901
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coping Skills
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CHT, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
Coping Skills
(805) 669-9871
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Coping Skills
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
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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).
Coping Skills
(805) 324-6515
Verified

Coping Skills
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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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.
Coping Skills
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Coping Skills
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
For the past 14 years, I've worked with adults struggling with eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. For seven years, I served as the family program director at a treatment center for men with addiction issues. I found this role to be especially helpful because I worked directly with the clients as well as addressed the many challenging dynamics that occur within families. I know that most people who struggle with substance use disorders have a heightened awareness of other people’s emotional states. This can be both a gift and an overwhelming challenge that I can help you to navigate.
Coping Skills
(805) 410-9317
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Coping Skills
For the past 14 years, I've worked with adults struggling with eating disorders and substance abuse disorders. For seven years, I served as the family program director at a treatment center for men with addiction issues. I found this role to be especially helpful because I worked directly with the clients as well as addressed the many challenging dynamics that occur within families. I know that most people who struggle with substance use disorders have a heightened awareness of other people’s emotional states. This can be both a gift and an overwhelming challenge that I can help you to navigate.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
Coping Skills
(805) 266-7273
Verified
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Coping Skills
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
Coping Skills
(805) 380-3163
Verified
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Coping Skills
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
Coping Skills
(805) 918-4815
Verified
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Coping Skills
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
You’re on the verge of something great. You have big plans, but you’re bouncing back and forth between feeling totally inspired and feeling totally frozen by anxiety, worry, and self-doubt. Do you feel restless, fatigued, irritable, having difficulty concentrating, or avoiding social situations? Maybe you’ve just passed through a major life transition such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or a change in career that knocked you flat and you’re having a hard time bouncing back. No matter how long you’ve been feeling this way, I am here to support you and dig into the obstacles that are keeping you from fulfilling your vision.
Coping Skills
(805) 335-2280
Verified
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Coping Skills
You’re on the verge of something great. You have big plans, but you’re bouncing back and forth between feeling totally inspired and feeling totally frozen by anxiety, worry, and self-doubt. Do you feel restless, fatigued, irritable, having difficulty concentrating, or avoiding social situations? Maybe you’ve just passed through a major life transition such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or a change in career that knocked you flat and you’re having a hard time bouncing back. No matter how long you’ve been feeling this way, I am here to support you and dig into the obstacles that are keeping you from fulfilling your vision.
Photo of Hilary Mountford-Paty, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life.
Coping Skills
(805) 856-6232
Verified
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Coping Skills
You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life.
Photo of Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals.
Coping Skills
(805) 409-3558
Verified
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Coping Skills
Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals.
Photo of Lissa Erin Gath, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Psychotherapy can be the first step in developing the ability to access ones strength, wisdom, and inner peace to create a meaningful life that provides balance, purpose, and joy. I believe that everyone has the answers they seek from within and the ability to heal. With guidance, compassion, and integrity, I will help the client navigate and break free from the underlying negative beliefs, fears, and trauma that are creating destructive behavioral patterns, impaired relationships, or emotional distress that creates challenges in the client living from their authentic and best selves.
Coping Skills
(805) 324-7799
Verified
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Coping Skills
Psychotherapy can be the first step in developing the ability to access ones strength, wisdom, and inner peace to create a meaningful life that provides balance, purpose, and joy. I believe that everyone has the answers they seek from within and the ability to heal. With guidance, compassion, and integrity, I will help the client navigate and break free from the underlying negative beliefs, fears, and trauma that are creating destructive behavioral patterns, impaired relationships, or emotional distress that creates challenges in the client living from their authentic and best selves.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
Coping Skills
(805) 669-7150
Verified
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Coping Skills
I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
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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.
Coping Skills
(831) 621-5873
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Coping Skills
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, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
I am an experienced and proactive Licensed MFT who works on the philosophy that emotional and psychological symptoms are the psyche's way of communicating internal distress, lack of alignment with self, or emotional wounds that have been sidelined or repressed. I believe that therapy is a process of internal healing and transformation into a new way of living that brings freedom, continuing personal growth, and stable emotional regulation. Grounded in an attachment-based approach, I work in a holistic manner combining depth psychology, DBT, CBT, and somatic therapy tailored to address the unique needs of each client.
Coping Skills
(805) 585-5827
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Coping Skills
I am an experienced and proactive Licensed MFT who works on the philosophy that emotional and psychological symptoms are the psyche's way of communicating internal distress, lack of alignment with self, or emotional wounds that have been sidelined or repressed. I believe that therapy is a process of internal healing and transformation into a new way of living that brings freedom, continuing personal growth, and stable emotional regulation. Grounded in an attachment-based approach, I work in a holistic manner combining depth psychology, DBT, CBT, and somatic therapy tailored to address the unique needs of each client.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Downtown, Santa Barbara coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

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.