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.
Couples
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Couples
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, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Couples
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Couples
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Couples
(805) 864-5351
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
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Office is near:
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.
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Couples
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Couples
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
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.
Couples
(805) 870-9465
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
Couples
(805) 335-6924
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Couples
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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!
Couples
(805) 272-7901
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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 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.
Couples
(805) 467-6827
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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, PhD, CHT, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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.
Couples
(805) 669-9871
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Couples
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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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.
Couples
(805) 516-0314
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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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).
Couples
(805) 324-6515
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
Couples
(831) 231-0925
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
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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.
Couples
(805) 324-6623
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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.
TRAUMA, HEALING, MA, MBA, SEP
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
PTSD / TRAUMA: Feel safe again. TRAUMA, big and small can be resolved. I will guide you through a gentle healing process. Get grounded, emotionally balanced. Your nervous system, once triggered, will remain in "flight or fright" mode indefinitely until you learn how to turn off the alarm signals from your brain. Using cutting edge techniques, Somatic Experiencing, Process Acupressure and EMDR, helps reset your nervous system allowing you to feel calm and centered. If you have ADDICTIVE tendencies, just know they are flawed solutions to deal with trauma. Please call for a free 30 minute phone consultation today.
Couples
(805) 669-9768
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
PTSD / TRAUMA: Feel safe again. TRAUMA, big and small can be resolved. I will guide you through a gentle healing process. Get grounded, emotionally balanced. Your nervous system, once triggered, will remain in "flight or fright" mode indefinitely until you learn how to turn off the alarm signals from your brain. Using cutting edge techniques, Somatic Experiencing, Process Acupressure and EMDR, helps reset your nervous system allowing you to feel calm and centered. If you have ADDICTIVE tendencies, just know they are flawed solutions to deal with trauma. Please call for a free 30 minute phone consultation today.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I invite you to explore the challenges you face in your life. I work in partnership with my clients to develop skills and awareness that fosters a rich and meaningful life. I particularly engage image, metaphor and the creative process as a way toward healing and strengthening the individual. I also incorporate evidence-based treatment to manage undesirable symptoms. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in psychiatric hospitals, educational institutions and private practice settings. I am adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and provide supervision for therapists in training.
Couples
(805) 870-9920
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
I invite you to explore the challenges you face in your life. I work in partnership with my clients to develop skills and awareness that fosters a rich and meaningful life. I particularly engage image, metaphor and the creative process as a way toward healing and strengthening the individual. I also incorporate evidence-based treatment to manage undesirable symptoms. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in psychiatric hospitals, educational institutions and private practice settings. I am adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and provide supervision for therapists in training.
Photo of Meghan Rudd, PhD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
Couples
(805) 516-0517
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Couples
(805) 856-6736
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Couples
(805) 296-7072
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Couples
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
Couples
(805) 319-6697
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Couples
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.

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Couples Therapists
If you're looking for couples therapists in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in 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.

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.