Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
Elders (65+)
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Elders (65+)
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Elders (65+)
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Elders (65+)
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
Elders (65+)
(805) 973-0751
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REFERRALS. I am best suited to treating people who are interested in their own emotional and spiritual growth. In my 40 years as a therapist, I have found that each person brings unique circumstances, emotions, and concerns to the therapy session. I work very hard to focus, listen, and hear exactly what your concerns are. I try my best to see who you are and who you are becoming. I offer to you my insight, concern, caring, and ability to bring healing to very difficult situations as well as to the usual stresses and strains that we come upon in life.
Elders (65+)
(805) 500-3951
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Elders (65+)
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REFERRALS. I am best suited to treating people who are interested in their own emotional and spiritual growth. In my 40 years as a therapist, I have found that each person brings unique circumstances, emotions, and concerns to the therapy session. I work very hard to focus, listen, and hear exactly what your concerns are. I try my best to see who you are and who you are becoming. I offer to you my insight, concern, caring, and ability to bring healing to very difficult situations as well as to the usual stresses and strains that we come upon in life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Elders (65+)
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Elders (65+)
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
Elders (65+)
(805) 467-6827
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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).
Elders (65+)
(805) 324-6515
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
Elders (65+)
(831) 231-0925
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
Elders (65+)
(805) 380-3842
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Elders (65+)
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
Elders (65+)
(805) 316-7170
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Santa Barbara, CA 93107
Elders (65+)
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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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 journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
Elders (65+)
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
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 journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
TRAUMA, HEALING, MA, MBA, SEP
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
PTSD / TRAUMA: Feel safe again. TRAUMA, big and small can be resolved. I will guide you through a gentle healing process. Get grounded, emotionally balanced. Your nervous system, once triggered, will remain in "flight or fright" mode indefinitely until you learn how to turn off the alarm signals from your brain. Using cutting edge techniques, Somatic Experiencing, Process Acupressure and EMDR, helps reset your nervous system allowing you to feel calm and centered. If you have ADDICTIVE tendencies, just know they are flawed solutions to deal with trauma. Please call for a free 30 minute phone consultation today.
Elders (65+)
(805) 669-9768
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
PTSD / TRAUMA: Feel safe again. TRAUMA, big and small can be resolved. I will guide you through a gentle healing process. Get grounded, emotionally balanced. Your nervous system, once triggered, will remain in "flight or fright" mode indefinitely until you learn how to turn off the alarm signals from your brain. Using cutting edge techniques, Somatic Experiencing, Process Acupressure and EMDR, helps reset your nervous system allowing you to feel calm and centered. If you have ADDICTIVE tendencies, just know they are flawed solutions to deal with trauma. Please call for a free 30 minute phone consultation today.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
Elders (65+)
(805) 242-0054
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Elders (65+)
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
Elders (65+)
(805) 516-0517
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
Elders (65+)
(805) 266-7273
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
Photo of Emily Fleck, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Elders (65+)
(805) 856-6736
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
Elders (65+)
(805) 380-3163
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Elders (65+)
(805) 296-7072
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Elders (65+)
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Photo of Marjorie Schuman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
Elders (65+)
(805) 319-6697
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Elders (65+)
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
Photo of Thery Jenkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.
Elders (65+)
(805) 335-1223 x203
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elders (65+)
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.

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Elders (65+) (65+, Seniors) Therapists
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.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. 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.