Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
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.
Existential
(805) 980-7154
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Existential
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
Existential
(805) 693-4160
Verified
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Existential
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
Existential
(805) 424-5740
Verified
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Existential
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Existential
(831) 621-5873
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Existential
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
Existential
(805) 301-9824
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Existential
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, FNP, MFT Verified
Verified
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
Existential
(805) 319-7248
Verified
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Existential
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
Photo of Lisa Conn Akoni, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
Existential
(805) 719-7406
Verified
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Existential
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a California licensed clinical psychologist providing individuals and couples with effective, culturally responsive psychotherapy, to address psychological suffering, and to promote optimal mental health. My professional practice, Sacred Space Psychology, is a safe place to deepen my client’s relationship to self and others and to build a life of meaning, purpose, and joy. My therapeutic approach is grounded in scientific theory through a client-centered, experiential, and multi-culturally competent practice. Treatment plans are tailored to my client(s) unique psychological, social, and biological needs and goals.
Existential
(805) 243-1052
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Existential
I am a California licensed clinical psychologist providing individuals and couples with effective, culturally responsive psychotherapy, to address psychological suffering, and to promote optimal mental health. My professional practice, Sacred Space Psychology, is a safe place to deepen my client’s relationship to self and others and to build a life of meaning, purpose, and joy. My therapeutic approach is grounded in scientific theory through a client-centered, experiential, and multi-culturally competent practice. Treatment plans are tailored to my client(s) unique psychological, social, and biological needs and goals.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
Existential
(805) 467-7034
Verified

Existential
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
Photo of Stuart S Light, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT Verified
Verified
My primary focus in therapy is on the problems that develop in intimate relationships. In today's world the interactions within the couple relationship are impacted by rapidly changing societal patterns and many conflicting demands and pressures. Partners also bring their own family and psychological histories that cause problems in relating that are often subtle and confusing. I use a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to help intimate partners, married, considering marriage, or contemplating separation or divorce, work through their problems and find a path forward to the happiest present, and future possible.
Existential
(805) 263-4704
Verified
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Existential
My primary focus in therapy is on the problems that develop in intimate relationships. In today's world the interactions within the couple relationship are impacted by rapidly changing societal patterns and many conflicting demands and pressures. Partners also bring their own family and psychological histories that cause problems in relating that are often subtle and confusing. I use a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to help intimate partners, married, considering marriage, or contemplating separation or divorce, work through their problems and find a path forward to the happiest present, and future possible.
Photo of Gerry (Gerald) Schroeder, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
Existential
(805) 244-5541
Verified

Existential
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
I practice Positive Psychology, the study of what makes life worth living. Things that are good in life are every bit as important and genuine as what is bad. What is good isn’t simply the absence of problems, but is something that exists in its own right. Good isn’t the reverse or reciprocal of disorder, but stands on its own and requires its own explanation. We can look at the positive aspects of life and help an individual develop a balanced view of their circumstances and how they plan to address the issue(s) they are facing.
Existential
(805) 324-6690
Verified

Existential
I practice Positive Psychology, the study of what makes life worth living. Things that are good in life are every bit as important and genuine as what is bad. What is good isn’t simply the absence of problems, but is something that exists in its own right. Good isn’t the reverse or reciprocal of disorder, but stands on its own and requires its own explanation. We can look at the positive aspects of life and help an individual develop a balanced view of their circumstances and how they plan to address the issue(s) they are facing.
Photo of Cindy Mayer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging and there are many reasons you may be seeking support, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life.
Existential
(805) 335-6828
Verified
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Existential
Life can be challenging and there are many reasons you may be seeking support, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
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).
Existential
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Existential
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).
Photo of Allycia Souza, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
Existential
(510) 674-1117
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Existential
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
As a Health Psychologist, my career has been dedicated to providing psychological support to adults with new and chronic health concerns. Health Psychology is the practice of learning to maintain emotional resilience, reduce the impact of symptoms, and regain a sense of control over your health, regardless of your diagnosis. I am dedicated to helping you foster a sense of confidence over your health, your emotional well-being, and your day to day life-- to learn to bend without breaking.
Existential
(805) 219-7126
Verified
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Existential
As a Health Psychologist, my career has been dedicated to providing psychological support to adults with new and chronic health concerns. Health Psychology is the practice of learning to maintain emotional resilience, reduce the impact of symptoms, and regain a sense of control over your health, regardless of your diagnosis. I am dedicated to helping you foster a sense of confidence over your health, your emotional well-being, and your day to day life-- to learn to bend without breaking.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Together, we can approach your challenges with curiosity and compassion; without judgment or shame. I can help you in learning to navigate your emotions, relationships, and work with more mindfulness, confidence, clarity, and inner peace. Personal growth can involve some growing pains, but by sharing that journey with a therapist and making therapy a part of your routine, it can feel less overwhelming. Rather than staying stuck, you can learn positive ways of coping, gain new perspectives, and live life more proactively.
Existential
(805) 367-5481
Verified
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Existential
Together, we can approach your challenges with curiosity and compassion; without judgment or shame. I can help you in learning to navigate your emotions, relationships, and work with more mindfulness, confidence, clarity, and inner peace. Personal growth can involve some growing pains, but by sharing that journey with a therapist and making therapy a part of your routine, it can feel less overwhelming. Rather than staying stuck, you can learn positive ways of coping, gain new perspectives, and live life more proactively.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
Existential
(805) 312-7224
Verified
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Existential
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
When faced with difficult emotions or circumstances, it can often feel as though there is nothing to trust in or hold on to. My passion is supporting clients in finding greater freedom in their lives through developing a deeper understanding and trust in themselves.
Existential
(805) 429-6158
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Existential
When faced with difficult emotions or circumstances, it can often feel as though there is nothing to trust in or hold on to. My passion is supporting clients in finding greater freedom in their lives through developing a deeper understanding and trust in themselves.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
Existential
(805) 519-7149
Verified
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Existential
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.

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Existential Therapists
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

If you're looking for Existential therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara Existential therapist these professionals provide existential therapy, existential psychotherapy, existential group therapy and existential family therapy. They include Existential therapists, Existential psychologists, Existential psychotherapists and Existential counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.