L. O. Aranye Fradenburg Joy
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and UC Santa Barbara, where I met many young adults facing stress, anxiety, and depression. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I have also been a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and was a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on the links between biology, sociality, psychology and the environment. I specialize in infant-family therapy, adults, and seniors.
(805) 250-4027
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and UC Santa Barbara, where I met many young adults facing stress, anxiety, and depression. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I have also been a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and was a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on the links between biology, sociality, psychology and the environment. I specialize in infant-family therapy, adults, and seniors.
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
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Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My clients have been from pre-teens to seniors, both genders, diverse races and all sexual orientations.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
(805) 749-2056
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My clients have been from pre-teens to seniors, both genders, diverse races and all sexual orientations.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
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Susan Diane Whitmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
(805) 979-2015
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I am an MFT therapist and have been in practice for 28 years. Helping people is my passion! I genuinely enjoy facilitating change within my clients towards better habits in coping with all of life's various obstacles. I have experience with children and adolescents as well as adults and seniors. My method for helping people is safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I believe in empowering my clients to create long lasting positive change.
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David Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism, intellectual deficits, learning disorders, ADHD, as well as to address possible depression/anxiety that often accompany these conditions. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. My approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
(805) 409-3177
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My practice focuses on psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Some reasons folks seek my help is to assess for autism, intellectual deficits, learning disorders, ADHD, as well as to address possible depression/anxiety that often accompany these conditions. In some cases, I am asked to perform testing to inform the efficacy of ADHD/ADD medication through the use of continuous performance testing. My approach is to learn about the whole person rather than rely on tests alone to produce an evaluation best suited to your needs.
Julian Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
(805) 793-1738
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
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Judith E Rubenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self.
(805) 288-6441
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self.
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Stephanie Pawlowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
(805) 324-6675
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully.
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Gina Grujovski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
(805) 623-0929
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
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Wendy A. McFarland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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.
(805) 335-6984
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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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Yolanda Yturralde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I am an enthusiastic Psychotherapist, and Couples Counselor. I inspire you to work through issues and become more powerful. I bring creative, supportive counseling and a positive attitude to my private practice. Through Telehealth remote sessions I do Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment Psychology, I tend the Soul Life in all my clients. I have a 20 yr practice helping UCSB, SBCC, & Santa Barbara and California clients. My passion is helping you find your full potential in life. Give me a call to see if we are a match.
(805) 419-9294
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I am an enthusiastic Psychotherapist, and Couples Counselor. I inspire you to work through issues and become more powerful. I bring creative, supportive counseling and a positive attitude to my private practice. Through Telehealth remote sessions I do Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and Attachment Psychology, I tend the Soul Life in all my clients. I have a 20 yr practice helping UCSB, SBCC, & Santa Barbara and California clients. My passion is helping you find your full potential in life. Give me a call to see if we are a match.
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Kathryn LePage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression, addiction, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a creative life. By engaging your imagination, we gain access to your hidden potential, hindered by negative belief patterns. Together we will transform your life's most difficult challenges, develop the courage to attain solutions, and create opportunities to live more passionately.
(805) 409-8549
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression, addiction, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a creative life. By engaging your imagination, we gain access to your hidden potential, hindered by negative belief patterns. Together we will transform your life's most difficult challenges, develop the courage to attain solutions, and create opportunities to live more passionately.
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Mari (Maria) Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Life Coaching skills, I will help you identify and create a path out of your current circumstances as well as help you find clarity, meaning and purpose through life's challenges. At this time (due to COVID-19), my services are via Telehealth (video or phone session) only.
(805) 243-3302
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Life Coaching skills, I will help you identify and create a path out of your current circumstances as well as help you find clarity, meaning and purpose through life's challenges. At this time (due to COVID-19), my services are via Telehealth (video or phone session) only.
Anne-Marie Charest
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Is talk therapy just not working for you anymore? Feeling frustrated at the subtle gnawing pain that keeps haunting your soul? Is something in the way of your full potential and life purpose from blossoming? Is that unknown void hijacking your life and dreams? You seem to have tried it all with little to no success and you are just fed up? Feeling stuck, you question yourself, your life, or your capabilities. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you and to support you. Trust your intuition and reach out.
(805) 870-9465
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Is talk therapy just not working for you anymore? Feeling frustrated at the subtle gnawing pain that keeps haunting your soul? Is something in the way of your full potential and life purpose from blossoming? Is that unknown void hijacking your life and dreams? You seem to have tried it all with little to no success and you are just fed up? Feeling stuck, you question yourself, your life, or your capabilities. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you and to support you. Trust your intuition and reach out.
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Eva Van Prooyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I'm happy to receive your email or call to answer questions you may have about therapy. I help adults, adolescents, and couples experience life more deeply; enjoy more satisfying relationships; resolve painful conflicts; and improve self-esteem, self-worth and emotional well-being.
(805) 214-8637
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I'm happy to receive your email or call to answer questions you may have about therapy. I help adults, adolescents, and couples experience life more deeply; enjoy more satisfying relationships; resolve painful conflicts; and improve self-esteem, self-worth and emotional well-being.
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Claudia D Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
(805) 214-8975
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
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Diana M Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
(805) 324-6684
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
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Clyde Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSP Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and 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!
(805) 350-7998
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
As a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and 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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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(805) 232-7458
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
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Ryan George
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, SEP Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying.
(805) 395-4533
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying.

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The therapists listed here have identified their interest in elder therapy in Santa Barbara or help for Santa Barbara elderly people in therapy. Therapists who work with elders (for instance, elderly parents, elderly women or even elderly abuse) handle a broad range of issues especially as they relate to caring for the elderly and homes for the elderly in Santa Barbara. Elderly depression is a common problem that can be helped by therapy for elderly people. Psychiatrists who work with the elderly are sometimes referred to as Santa Barbara geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.