Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
Eclectic
(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
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, 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).
Eclectic
(805) 837-1597
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
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).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
Eclectic
(805) 246-9340
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Eclectic
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
Eclectic
(805) 600-3657
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
Eclectic
(805) 291-4511
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Eclectic
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
Eclectic
(424) 325-4236
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Eclectic
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Freck Kristine, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
Eclectic
(805) 954-9381
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Eclectic
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
Eclectic
(805) 556-4251
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Eclectic
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RH -AHG Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
Eclectic
(805) 856-6941
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
Eclectic
(805) 954-9299
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Eclectic
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change. One passion of mine is the journey of motherhood and the various seasons and transitions of maternal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum.
Eclectic
(805) 322-3592
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change. One passion of mine is the journey of motherhood and the various seasons and transitions of maternal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum.
MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
Eclectic
(805) 600-3945
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
I offer psychotherapy, with a focus on managing difficulties and learning from life's struggles. Together we reach an understanding of what you're experiencing, and create solutions geared toward easing your discomfort. When we are receptive to the voice of the unconscious, through exploration of dreams and struggles, we can find inner wisdom to meet life's challenges.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you feeling more and more overwhelmed lately? Are you losing sleep, isolating, or drinking more than usual? Are anxiety and depression becoming too familiar? Glad you stopped in. You have found a safe place to regain homeostasis and find new ways of coping. I offer a compassionate, understanding, integrative, and faith-supportive approach, while promoting spiritual, physical, and psychological wellness. My services include a free phone consultation, and a reasonable fee offering a sliding scale. I believe that psychotherapy should be professional, helpful, AND affordable.
Eclectic
(805) 250-4553
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Eclectic
Are you feeling more and more overwhelmed lately? Are you losing sleep, isolating, or drinking more than usual? Are anxiety and depression becoming too familiar? Glad you stopped in. You have found a safe place to regain homeostasis and find new ways of coping. I offer a compassionate, understanding, integrative, and faith-supportive approach, while promoting spiritual, physical, and psychological wellness. My services include a free phone consultation, and a reasonable fee offering a sliding scale. I believe that psychotherapy should be professional, helpful, AND affordable.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
People tend to find me at some point on their journey when they need calm and direct guidance. They are usually in a time of deep pain and confusion, whether they are divorcing, watching their teens struggle, trying to blend a family, feeling utterly depressed and lost, struggling in junior high or high school or figuring out college.
Eclectic
(805) 335-6958
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
People tend to find me at some point on their journey when they need calm and direct guidance. They are usually in a time of deep pain and confusion, whether they are divorcing, watching their teens struggle, trying to blend a family, feeling utterly depressed and lost, struggling in junior high or high school or figuring out college.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
Eclectic
(805) 793-0500
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
Eclectic
(424) 379-3794
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Eclectic
No matter how rewarding, being a parent can be extremely difficult. And amidst a global pandemic, support may be limited and anxieties high. Even in "normal" times, we can struggle to balance our needs with those of our children, to figure out how to discipline in a loving and effective way, and to help our kids develop and thrive. Through exploring one’s own childhood and relationships, a parent can better understand challenges surfacing around parenting, and achieve greater clarity and ownership in parenting decisions. My therapeutic approach helps parents work through challenges mindfully, with love and with confidence.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PsA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My approach to psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is to provide a safe, non-judge mental and trusting environment where you can freely express your feelings. I believe each of us is striving to develop our own unique sense of self. We can do this together by identifying beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you and cultivating ones that do. This becomes a partnership. I am committed to helping you out of the darkness and into the light again. My training offers a wide variety of ways to achieve this task. Together we will follow closely your needs, desires and emotions.
Eclectic
(720) 650-0685
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
My approach to psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is to provide a safe, non-judge mental and trusting environment where you can freely express your feelings. I believe each of us is striving to develop our own unique sense of self. We can do this together by identifying beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you and cultivating ones that do. This becomes a partnership. I am committed to helping you out of the darkness and into the light again. My training offers a wide variety of ways to achieve this task. Together we will follow closely your needs, desires and emotions.
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Psychologist, PhD, CRC, QME, CP, NBC-HWC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
Eclectic
(805) 335-6756
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Eclectic
I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
Eclectic
(805) 585-5969
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Eclectic
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
Eclectic
(805) 335-6801
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Eclectic
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com

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Eclectic Therapists
Many practitioners take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing upon various aspects of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic methods to create their own custom-made approach. Such therapists often work with their clients to create a treatment plan that encompasses different techniques to best address the client's particular problems and to appeal to their sensibility.

If you're looking for Eclectic therapy in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara Eclectic therapist these professionals provide eclectic therapy and eclectic psychotherapy. They include Eclectic therapists, Eclectic psychologists, Eclectic psychotherapists and Eclectic counselors.

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.