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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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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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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 837-1833
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Do you often feel worried, confused, down or overwhelmed? Do relationships feel like a struggle? Do you focus so much on others that you forget to care for yourself? Do you struggle with making decisions in your best interest? Are you ready to set aside time to rediscover you? I specialize in working with adults struggling with relationships, adverse experiences, and befriending themselves. I am trained in EMDR and look forward to bringing it into our sessions for you to experience the benefits.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 762-4982
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Dialectical (DBT)
Do you often feel worried, confused, down or overwhelmed? Do relationships feel like a struggle? Do you focus so much on others that you forget to care for yourself? Do you struggle with making decisions in your best interest? Are you ready to set aside time to rediscover you? I specialize in working with adults struggling with relationships, adverse experiences, and befriending themselves. I am trained in EMDR and look forward to bringing it into our sessions for you to experience the benefits.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I specialize in therapy with children, teens, and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 301-5858
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Dialectical (DBT)
I specialize in therapy with children, teens, and young adults. If we work together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that taps into the why and how that’s keeping you stuck, and then learn new skills to support you moving forward in your life and relationships. My style is personal, collaborative, and caring, and I believe our relationship is fundamental to supporting your positive transformation.
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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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 619-5684
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dialectical (DBT)
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.
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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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 669-7150
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 467-6340
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 335-6984
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our inner relationship with oneself and the experiences we have with others are central to the quality of our lives. I strongly believe that an authentic connection can be a healing pathway toward more joyful and meaningful relationships. My therapeutic approach is genuine, compassionate, explorative, person-centered and strength based.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 837-1835
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
Our inner relationship with oneself and the experiences we have with others are central to the quality of our lives. I strongly believe that an authentic connection can be a healing pathway toward more joyful and meaningful relationships. My therapeutic approach is genuine, compassionate, explorative, person-centered and strength based.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 324-7799
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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, MS, LMFT
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Is what you're doing getting you what you want? I am excited and honored to be invited into your personal journey to figure out what's working or not. I will walk beside you and help you figure out what change looks like. I work from a Motivational Interviewing perspective and provide my clients a safe, nonjudgmental, therapeutic space to explore thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with other professionals to provide a feeling of containment and a sense of safety. I work with all addictive and compulsive behaviors, trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnoses.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 813-8502
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Dialectical (DBT)
Is what you're doing getting you what you want? I am excited and honored to be invited into your personal journey to figure out what's working or not. I will walk beside you and help you figure out what change looks like. I work from a Motivational Interviewing perspective and provide my clients a safe, nonjudgmental, therapeutic space to explore thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with other professionals to provide a feeling of containment and a sense of safety. I work with all addictive and compulsive behaviors, trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnoses.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 303-5051
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Dialectical (DBT)
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 303-2283
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Dialectical (DBT)
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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 road you find yourself.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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 road you find yourself.
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Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UCSB, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 728-9702
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Dialectical (DBT)
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UCSB, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
Dialectical (DBT)
(424) 372-8738
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Dialectical (DBT)
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ACSW, CATC IV, LISAC, DSW(C) Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Substance use issues usually mask real life problems and mental health challenges. Support varies per person - no one size fits all and there is never a quick mend. I believe in meeting you and your family where you're at, and creatively working together toward long-term solutions in achieving a healthy personal and family life.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 256-1529
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
Substance use issues usually mask real life problems and mental health challenges. Support varies per person - no one size fits all and there is never a quick mend. I believe in meeting you and your family where you're at, and creatively working together toward long-term solutions in achieving a healthy personal and family life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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!
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 876-9235
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
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!
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
It is an honor to accompany individuals into the psyche where our deepest wounds are sometimes hidden. Healing energies can often be found in those depths, stimulating growth toward a more whole, authentic and satisfying existence. Sometimes the pain is on the surface, and symptom relief is necessary to allow the individual to return to a more effective functioning level. This can be accomplished through a combination of cognitive approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and body-centered approaches (i.e., focusing, embodied dream work, mindfulness).
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 633-4465
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dialectical (DBT)
It is an honor to accompany individuals into the psyche where our deepest wounds are sometimes hidden. Healing energies can often be found in those depths, stimulating growth toward a more whole, authentic and satisfying existence. Sometimes the pain is on the surface, and symptom relief is necessary to allow the individual to return to a more effective functioning level. This can be accomplished through a combination of cognitive approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and body-centered approaches (i.e., focusing, embodied dream work, mindfulness).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Dialectical (DBT)
(805) 837-1750
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dialectical (DBT)
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.

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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

If you're looking for DBT therapy in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara DBT therapist these professionals provide dialectical behavior therapy, DBT group therapy, DBT therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy (which is a common misspelling) and dialectical therapy. They provide dialectical counseling, DBT counseling in Santa Barbara and DBT treatment. They include DBT groups, DBT therapists, DBT psychologists and DBT counseling.

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.