Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
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(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future."
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(805) 380-3798
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Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"I work best with motivated men and women who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological, behavioral and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but they eventually recognized their need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a sign of weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and learn to openly share their feelings and thoughts in order to solve their problems and make lasting gains. I respect and honor my clients."
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(805) 980-7969
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Santa Barbara, California 93105
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"I work best with motivated men and women who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological, behavioral and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but they eventually recognized their need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a sign of weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and learn to openly share their feelings and thoughts in order to solve their problems and make lasting gains. I respect and honor my clients."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs."
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(805) 246-7623 x1
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Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, and feel depressed or anxious. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They tend to describe themselves as "never fitting in, and always trying to make people like me". 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."
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(805) 413-4895
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, and feel depressed or anxious. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They tend to describe themselves as "never fitting in, and always trying to make people like me". 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."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93109
"What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions."
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(805) 360-5790
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Santa Barbara, California 93109
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"What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Practicing as a Certified Jungian Analyst for the last twenty years, I have seen again and again, that an in-depth exploration of painful symptoms opens up a deeper understanding of their meaning to the individual and leads to healing that involves personal growth and spiritual development. A depth approach to the painful wounds, fears, and depressions that plague us can help us understand that these afflictions are not necessarily our "fault" or "pathological," but work to deepen our experience as human beings and can help us to relate to others in a meaningful and soulful way."
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(805) 214-8530
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Practicing as a Certified Jungian Analyst for the last twenty years, I have seen again and again, that an in-depth exploration of painful symptoms opens up a deeper understanding of their meaning to the individual and leads to healing that involves personal growth and spiritual development. A depth approach to the painful wounds, fears, and depressions that plague us can help us understand that these afflictions are not necessarily our "fault" or "pathological," but work to deepen our experience as human beings and can help us to relate to others in a meaningful and soulful way."
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 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)."
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(805) 324-6515
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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)."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed? Have you been sad and hopeless a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness."
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(805) 265-0476
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed? Have you been sad and hopeless a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93109
"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 or preconception. The process is direct, supportive, and interactive. You are here because what has already been tried is not working. I am here to help you identify alternatives in a safe atmosphere. When choosing a therapist you want to feel comfortable with the person and also consider experience. When I am not at my practice, I teach others on how to be therapists. I myself am a seasoned psychotherapist of over two decades."
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(661) 247-0168
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93109
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"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 or preconception. The process is direct, supportive, and interactive. You are here because what has already been tried is not working. I am here to help you identify alternatives in a safe atmosphere. When choosing a therapist you want to feel comfortable with the person and also consider experience. When I am not at my practice, I teach others on how to be therapists. I myself am a seasoned psychotherapist of over two decades."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I am a dually licensed (MFT & LPCC) psychotherapist with over 20 yrs. experience working with teens, adults of all ages, couples and families. My philosophy as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients on a treatment approach that best fits their needs. I have a strong belief in each individual's personal power to effect change and view myself as a facilitator in this process."
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(805) 267-9818
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"I am a dually licensed (MFT & LPCC) psychotherapist with over 20 yrs. experience working with teens, adults of all ages, couples and families. My philosophy as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients on a treatment approach that best fits their needs. I have a strong belief in each individual's personal power to effect change and view myself as a facilitator in this process."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 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)."
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(805) 633-4465
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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"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)."
Psychologist, PhD, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"I offer, besides a caring psychotherapeutic relationship, a combined psychodynamic and Buddhist approach to psychology. Mindfulness meditation and therapy create a container to address feelings of anxiety, depression, worries about your relationships, existential and spiritual questions and also difficult themes like guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, loneliness, loss, anger, despair and disgrace. I welcome talking about spiritual or existential themes like lack of meaning or connectedness, a longing for greater freedom, sense of fulfilled spirituality, a life with compassion and wisdom. I welcome clients from diverse ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds. LTBG community very welcome."
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(805) 409-8250
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Santa Barbara, California 93105
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"I offer, besides a caring psychotherapeutic relationship, a combined psychodynamic and Buddhist approach to psychology. Mindfulness meditation and therapy create a container to address feelings of anxiety, depression, worries about your relationships, existential and spiritual questions and also difficult themes like guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, loneliness, loss, anger, despair and disgrace. I welcome talking about spiritual or existential themes like lack of meaning or connectedness, a longing for greater freedom, sense of fulfilled spirituality, a life with compassion and wisdom. I welcome clients from diverse ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds. LTBG community very welcome."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Each of us has a story. Stories shape our behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and influence how we form relationships, feel about life and ourselves. Sometimes, we hide parts of our stories to feel safe and lessen hurt. Over time, these missing parts can take root and cause suffering, leaving us drained, anxious, angry, depressed or just empty. I believe therapy is an opportunity to discover and make use of the healing power of our stories. Unearthing and reclaiming lost parts dissolves them of their power over us, alleviates our suffering and allows us to live a happier, more authentic life."
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(805) 330-3808
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Each of us has a story. Stories shape our behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and influence how we form relationships, feel about life and ourselves. Sometimes, we hide parts of our stories to feel safe and lessen hurt. Over time, these missing parts can take root and cause suffering, leaving us drained, anxious, angry, depressed or just empty. I believe therapy is an opportunity to discover and make use of the healing power of our stories. Unearthing and reclaiming lost parts dissolves them of their power over us, alleviates our suffering and allows us to live a happier, more authentic life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
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(805) 290-1533
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
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(805) 507-7062
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Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93103
"You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life."
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(805) 856-6232
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93103
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"You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As individuals progress though life, therapy can be a vital component to navigating challenges, increasing self-understanding, and reducing unwanted psychological symptoms. Utilizing a strength-based and solution-oriented approach combined with traditional therapy techniques, I provide personalized psychotherapy and coaching to assist each individual in achieving their goals. I believe in a comprehensive treatment approach to create healthy change and assist clients in envisioning the future they desire."
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(805) 918-4736
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Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"As individuals progress though life, therapy can be a vital component to navigating challenges, increasing self-understanding, and reducing unwanted psychological symptoms. Utilizing a strength-based and solution-oriented approach combined with traditional therapy techniques, I provide personalized psychotherapy and coaching to assist each individual in achieving their goals. I believe in a comprehensive treatment approach to create healthy change and assist clients in envisioning the future they desire."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!"
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(805) 350-7998
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"As a licensed Marriage Family Therapist I've been practicing psychotherapy and helping people find positive solutions to their issues and challenges in life for over 20 years. These could be a relational issue with a couple or family, an emotional issue like depression or anxiety, or a personal issue like addiction. I work with individuals, families, and couples to create positive changes in their lives. The greatest success with clients has come from helping them to find their own answers to the problems they face, building new skills and actions to move forward. I can help you too!"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, DCEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"Gloria Arenson, MS, LMFT, DCEP, a California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in practice for over 30 years specializes in Energy Psychology approaches to treat eating and spending disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, phobias and relationship problems. Her extensive knowledge of addictive and compulsive behaviors led her to write: How To Stop Playing The Weighting, A Substance Called Food, Desserts Is Stressed Spelled Backwards, Born To Spend, EFT For Procrastination, and Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing. Ms. Arenson is an internationally known charismatic teacher and speaker. Her classes have helped thousands overcome self-defeating behaviors, raise self-esteem, and improve relationships. Phone/Skype counseling available."
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(805) 210-8217
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Santa Barbara, California 93105
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"Gloria Arenson, MS, LMFT, DCEP, a California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in practice for over 30 years specializes in Energy Psychology approaches to treat eating and spending disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, phobias and relationship problems. Her extensive knowledge of addictive and compulsive behaviors led her to write: How To Stop Playing The Weighting, A Substance Called Food, Desserts Is Stressed Spelled Backwards, Born To Spend, EFT For Procrastination, and Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing. Ms. Arenson is an internationally known charismatic teacher and speaker. Her classes have helped thousands overcome self-defeating behaviors, raise self-esteem, and improve relationships. Phone/Skype counseling available."

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