Danah A. Williams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Danah A. Williams, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara
(805) 409-3558 Website

Danah A. Williams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

California Coastal Counseling
629 State Street
Suite 249
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 409-3558

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This location is easily accessible from:

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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.

I specialize in helping people break destructive patterns of coping through the use of practical, evidenced-based coping skills and personal process. I am extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). When individuals, families or couples feel stuck, I help them get back on track.

I am committed to building a strong alliance with my clients, creating a safe environment to process loss or trauma, teaching positive coping skills and accessing your internal strengths to bring about lasting change that enables you to lead a live that is deeply fulfilling and meaningful.

Qualifications

  • License and State: 84078 California

Finances

Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: State CAMFT & Santa Barbara CAMFT / #100015
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Certificate: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) / Certificate of Competence
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Danah A. Williams's Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, abbreviated DBT, is an evidence-based treatment model proven to be effective in strengthening one's ability to manage distress without losing control or responding destructively. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan (1993), DBT helps you build valuable coping skills in four important areas: Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. DBT is an effective treatment for a range of mental health issues including borderline personality disorder, substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. Any individual looking to improve their coping mechanisms and/or reduce distress can greatly benefit from learning and practicing DBT skills.

More about this group

Location

California Coastal Counseling
629 State Street
Suite 249
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 409-3558

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Short-term Disability, FMLA
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Marilyn Owen, MA, LMFT
Marilyn Owen, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Ms. Anne Diamond, MS, LMFT
Ms. Anne Diamond, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Ms. Dorothy Watts, LCSW
Ms. Dorothy Watts, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 23 years
Katie Karas, LMFT
Katie Karas, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Mr. Clinton Hollister, MA, MFT
Mr. Clinton Hollister, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Stuart Light, MA, MEd, LMFT
Stuart Light, MA, MEd, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Ms. Andrea Mcgee, MA, LMFT
Ms. Andrea Mcgee, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 8 years
Ms. Wendy Elliott, MA, LPC, SEP, BC-DMT
Ms. Wendy Elliott, MA, LPC, SEP, BC-DMT
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Danah is warm, empathic and an effective therapist !
Ms. Anne Diamond, MS, LMFT
Ms. Anne Diamond, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years

Links

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Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018
Danah A. Williams, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara

Danah A. Williams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT