Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
Couples
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
Couples
(805) 323-9550
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
Couples
(661) 247-0168
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Couples
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
Couples
(805) 467-7034
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Couples
(805) 316-7350
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome to my practice!  I am a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant.  I specialize in using science based information and strategies to help my clients change their mindsets, increase self-worth, and overcome negative coping mechanisms.  Areas of specialty include anxiety, eating disorders, and empowering clients to use their mind to change their brain, so that they may reach their potential. Your mental health is at the foundation of everything you do and I want to help you live your best life. My approach is strongly influence by Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychodynamic Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Couples
(818) 921-6950
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Welcome to my practice!  I am a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant.  I specialize in using science based information and strategies to help my clients change their mindsets, increase self-worth, and overcome negative coping mechanisms.  Areas of specialty include anxiety, eating disorders, and empowering clients to use their mind to change their brain, so that they may reach their potential. Your mental health is at the foundation of everything you do and I want to help you live your best life. My approach is strongly influence by Interpersonal Neurobiology, Psychodynamic Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
Couples
(805) 837-1833
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
Couples
(805) 438-2076
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Couples
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
Couples
(805) 491-4838
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Couples
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
Marriage & Family Therapist, M, A Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Zoom sessions are available during this time of social distancing. My passion is working with couples. I am a PACT Level 1 Couples Therapist and I have received extensive training from the Couples Institute in Menlo Park. Studying with Stan Tatkin PhD and Ellyn Bader PhD have given me the extra education to help couples. My sessions are two hours. I find the extra time makes all the difference in how productive and useful each session can be.
Couples
(805) 250-4334
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Zoom sessions are available during this time of social distancing. My passion is working with couples. I am a PACT Level 1 Couples Therapist and I have received extensive training from the Couples Institute in Menlo Park. Studying with Stan Tatkin PhD and Ellyn Bader PhD have given me the extra education to help couples. My sessions are two hours. I find the extra time makes all the difference in how productive and useful each session can be.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you experiencing emotional pain that has become too amplified to sustain in silence? Perhaps the burdens you have been carrying for so long are finally too heavy to manage alone. Unresolved past experiences, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and negative self-criticism can hinder our ability to recover from the difficulties life throws our way. Let’s work together to create a therapeutic relationship built on hope and trust.
Couples
(805) 695-3187
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Are you experiencing emotional pain that has become too amplified to sustain in silence? Perhaps the burdens you have been carrying for so long are finally too heavy to manage alone. Unresolved past experiences, loss, dysfunctional relationships, and negative self-criticism can hinder our ability to recover from the difficulties life throws our way. Let’s work together to create a therapeutic relationship built on hope and trust.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 111553 Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
Couples
(805) 308-6398
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-MFT, LMFT, LPC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
Couples
(503) 967-0236
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Couples
My passion is to work with couples: pre-marital, couple's with children, empty nesters, and couples entering retirement. We go through so many transitions in our lifetime and each transition brings stresses and issues of it's own. I am a level-3 trained Gottman Therapist and use many modalities as well designed to fit the needs of each couple and individual. I approach my work through a systems perspective. I integrate genograms, Sand Tray therapy, Art therapy, and other interventions to help clients to fine relief from their struggles.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
My private practice is mainly dedicated to intimacy issues and sexual therapy.  I work with individuals and couples that are facing personal, sexual, and relational concerns.  I am thankful to have trained with some of the most recognized sex therapists. In our therapy sessions, we will work together toward positive transformation that can help you achieve overall wholeness and increased fulfillment.  Each individual or couple is unique. Therefore, we, as a team, will establish a plan with goals, develop skills, and find helpful resources in order to align you to the best path forward. Hope can be found just around the corner.
Couples
(530) 288-4242
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Couples
My private practice is mainly dedicated to intimacy issues and sexual therapy.  I work with individuals and couples that are facing personal, sexual, and relational concerns.  I am thankful to have trained with some of the most recognized sex therapists. In our therapy sessions, we will work together toward positive transformation that can help you achieve overall wholeness and increased fulfillment.  Each individual or couple is unique. Therefore, we, as a team, will establish a plan with goals, develop skills, and find helpful resources in order to align you to the best path forward. Hope can be found just around the corner.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Couples
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Couples
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
Couples
(805) 465-6393
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Couples
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Change happens all the time, big and small. Sometimes it's unexpected , and sometimes you make it happen. It can be challenging, exciting, and worth living for; at the same time, it can be scary and upsetting. Losing everyday predictability can lead to uncomfortable feelings. And yet, we're always growing and moving from one set of challenges to another; from child to adult to parent; from family life to an empty nest or being alone; from one job to another, or from active career to retirement; from being single to being committed to another, or from commitment to independence.
Couples
(805) 619-5684
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Couples
Change happens all the time, big and small. Sometimes it's unexpected , and sometimes you make it happen. It can be challenging, exciting, and worth living for; at the same time, it can be scary and upsetting. Losing everyday predictability can lead to uncomfortable feelings. And yet, we're always growing and moving from one set of challenges to another; from child to adult to parent; from family life to an empty nest or being alone; from one job to another, or from active career to retirement; from being single to being committed to another, or from commitment to independence.
Photo of Lindsay Lookingbill, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Couples
(805) 669-7150
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Couples
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93116
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.
Couples
(805) 608-4271
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93116
Couples
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.

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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. 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.