Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Couples
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Suzie C Kirkland, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Couples
(805) 876-9235
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Cindy Mayer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life."
Couples
(805) 335-6828 x108
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life."
DEZ Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
Couples
(415) 853-9884
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
Romi Cumes, Transformative Healing Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Couples
(805) 335-6814
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Beth Pratt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Couples
(805) 845-5212
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Couples
(805) 324-6675
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Cecile Lyons, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully."
Couples
(805) 586-3943
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully."
Sonja Lindstrom, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Couples
(805) 946-1612
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Couples
(805) 250-4027
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 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…"
Couples
(805) 742-4577
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
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Couples
"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…"
Marilyn J Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Couples
(805) 413-4895
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Perhaps you are seeking therapy for yourself due to issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or self-esteem. Perhaps you are seeking therapy for your child because they don't listen, have social difficulties, are anxious, or angry. Or perhaps you are a couple needing help with communication. I am here to help. I strive to understand your experience and create a safe space for you to explore whatever may come up. I take an active approach by working with you to identify your areas of concern, create a treatment plan and work in a collaborative way to help you make meaningful changes. "
Couples
(805) 883-6253
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"Perhaps you are seeking therapy for yourself due to issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or self-esteem. Perhaps you are seeking therapy for your child because they don't listen, have social difficulties, are anxious, or angry. Or perhaps you are a couple needing help with communication. I am here to help. I strive to understand your experience and create a safe space for you to explore whatever may come up. I take an active approach by working with you to identify your areas of concern, create a treatment plan and work in a collaborative way to help you make meaningful changes. "
Maria Stave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Couples
(805) 214-6674
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Couples
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Brandi Davis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
" Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment. "
Couples
(310) 340-1029
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
" Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment. "
Brianne Billups Hughes, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 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."
Couples
(805) 516-0314
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"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."
Jennifer Weeks, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"My area of expertise is in chemical dependency, co-dependency and mood disorders. For over 18 years I have worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected familes. "
Couples
(805) 335-8901
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"My area of expertise is in chemical dependency, co-dependency and mood disorders. For over 18 years I have worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected familes. "
Ryan George, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Couples
(805) 395-4533
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Julian Castillo, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"Ideal clients are aware they need outside intervention to assist them with their growing edges. Sometimes clients need to just be heard and validated, to be provided with an atmosphere where they can feel safe, seen, and celebrated. Sometimes clients need more directive intervention and specific tools to help them through a challenging life transition. Everyone needs somewhere they can trust they will not be judged and where they can feel confident that they can be themselves. Counseling can help couples, individuals, and families to have the kinds of relationships they want and increase access to who they really are. "
Couples
(805) 793-1738
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Couples
"Ideal clients are aware they need outside intervention to assist them with their growing edges. Sometimes clients need to just be heard and validated, to be provided with an atmosphere where they can feel safe, seen, and celebrated. Sometimes clients need more directive intervention and specific tools to help them through a challenging life transition. Everyone needs somewhere they can trust they will not be judged and where they can feel confident that they can be themselves. Counseling can help couples, individuals, and families to have the kinds of relationships they want and increase access to who they really are. "
Susan Marie Lauwers, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work well with young adults who are struggling with addiction. I have an eclectic style with the belief that we are all striving for the best possible outcome and we all born with what we need to live our highest most authentic life. My intension is to assist my clients in gaining insight into their best self and to help them quiet down so they can access their true nature."
Couples
(805) 262-9335
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Couples
"I work well with young adults who are struggling with addiction. I have an eclectic style with the belief that we are all striving for the best possible outcome and we all born with what we need to live our highest most authentic life. My intension is to assist my clients in gaining insight into their best self and to help them quiet down so they can access their true nature."

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If you're looking for couples therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara. Couples counseling can be effective and saves many relationships, but if you're part of a couple in distress remember that the sooner you get help, the more likely couples counseling will bring about a positive result.

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