Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Family / Marital
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"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."
Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
Family / Marital
(805) 409-3558
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
Suzie C Kirkland, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Family / Marital
(805) 876-9235
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Cindy Mayer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, 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."
Family / Marital
(805) 335-6828 x108
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, 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."
Romi Cumes, Transformative Healing Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Family / Marital
(805) 335-6814
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Beth Pratt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Family / Marital
(805) 845-5212
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"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. "
Family / Marital
(805) 324-6675
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"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. "
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Family / Marital
(805) 250-4027
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Family / Marital
(805) 742-4577
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
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Family / Marital
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Marilyn J Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Family / Marital
(805) 413-4895
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Perhaps you are seeking therapy for yourself due to issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or self-esteem. Perhaps you are seeking therapy for your child because they don't listen, have social difficulties, are anxious, or angry. Or perhaps you are a couple needing help with communication. I am here to help. I strive to understand your experience and create a safe space for you to explore whatever may come up. I take an active approach by working with you to identify your areas of concern, create a treatment plan and work in a collaborative way to help you make meaningful changes. "
Family / Marital
(805) 883-6253
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Perhaps you are seeking therapy for yourself due to issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or self-esteem. Perhaps you are seeking therapy for your child because they don't listen, have social difficulties, are anxious, or angry. Or perhaps you are a couple needing help with communication. I am here to help. I strive to understand your experience and create a safe space for you to explore whatever may come up. I take an active approach by working with you to identify your areas of concern, create a treatment plan and work in a collaborative way to help you make meaningful changes. "
Maria Stave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Family / Marital
(805) 214-6674
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Family / Marital
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Jennifer Weeks, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"My area of expertise is in chemical dependency, co-dependency and mood disorders. For over 18 years I have worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected familes. "
Family / Marital
(805) 335-8901
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"My area of expertise is in chemical dependency, co-dependency and mood disorders. For over 18 years I have worked with addicts, alcoholics and affected familes. "
Lisa Conn Akoni, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"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!"
Family / Marital
(805) 719-7406
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"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!"
Glori R Zeltzer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship."
Family / Marital
(805) 214-8566
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship."
Katie Karas, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute."
Family / Marital
(805) 639-8093 x306
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"I am trained in Family Therapy and although not always the case, therapy often moves faster when you are willing to include other family members as a part of therapy at some point. It helps me understand you in the broader context of the people that are important to you or have influence in your life. I have been married for 34 years and have three adult children so my personal experience often informs me, along with my training and the expertise I have gathered being a part of The Family Therapy Institute."
Susan Farber, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 15 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes."
Family / Marital
(805) 225-9344
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 15 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes."
Kathryn Lepage, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression/anxiety, addiction/recovery, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem through my supportive method of inquiry, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a vibrant creative life. By engaging your imaginative field through bi-lateral stimulation, 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."
Family / Marital
(805) 409-8549
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"If you are facing a difficult transition in your relationship, depression/anxiety, addiction/recovery, trauma, or simply wanting to increase your life's potential, contact me with questions concerning psychotherapy. Addressing the presenting problem through my supportive method of inquiry, we will identify past memories, present behavior and emotions, and their impact on living a vibrant creative life. By engaging your imaginative field through bi-lateral stimulation, 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."
Jamie Fortin, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Family / Marital
(805) 953-7360
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Family / Marital
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Holly Whitmore, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. I offer an honest and compassionate approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. I hope to help bring to light the underlying causes of behaviors and choices we all make day to day and the impact these choices have on our relationships, present degree of contentment, and future opportunities. We all have barriers in life. Feeling out of control and helpless at times is normal. However, there is hope. "
Family / Marital
(805) 979-2553
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Family / Marital
"It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. I offer an honest and compassionate approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. I hope to help bring to light the underlying causes of behaviors and choices we all make day to day and the impact these choices have on our relationships, present degree of contentment, and future opportunities. We all have barriers in life. Feeling out of control and helpless at times is normal. However, there is hope. "

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.

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.

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.