Karen Leah Krulevitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session.
Family / Marital
(805) 317-4878
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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Thomas Steffora
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you are dealing with hidden difficulties or tremendous physical and emotional pain, confidential help is available. Whether pain is thrust upon us or chosen, I understand the complexities of this predicament. Being "stuck," relational and sexual frustrations, medical issues, anxiety about how to get through the day, are all are situations that can change with assistance. You start to change your predicament the moment that you are able to reach out and work with a trusted individual. These problems do not need to become worse and your path is not decided. The path ahead is unknown.
Family / Marital
(805) 288-7787
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
If you are dealing with hidden difficulties or tremendous physical and emotional pain, confidential help is available. Whether pain is thrust upon us or chosen, I understand the complexities of this predicament. Being "stuck," relational and sexual frustrations, medical issues, anxiety about how to get through the day, are all are situations that can change with assistance. You start to change your predicament the moment that you are able to reach out and work with a trusted individual. These problems do not need to become worse and your path is not decided. The path ahead is unknown.
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Janie Rose Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you bright, curious and know the depth that resides within you deep inside? Are you feeling depressed or anxious or a sense of loss or trauma from life not going as planned? Is your relationship or job suffering? Are you feeling parental moodiness or crankiness? Are you grieving a life that was? If so, I can help you! Together, we can create concrete plans to live more positively and carve a pathway of hope! If you are wholeheartedly interested in investing in your well-being right now, contact me! Together, we’ll explore how to get to a place where your self-doubt, worry and stress no longer run your life.
Family / Marital
(206) 737-0811
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Family / Marital
Are you bright, curious and know the depth that resides within you deep inside? Are you feeling depressed or anxious or a sense of loss or trauma from life not going as planned? Is your relationship or job suffering? Are you feeling parental moodiness or crankiness? Are you grieving a life that was? If so, I can help you! Together, we can create concrete plans to live more positively and carve a pathway of hope! If you are wholeheartedly interested in investing in your well-being right now, contact me! Together, we’ll explore how to get to a place where your self-doubt, worry and stress no longer run your life.
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Daniel Cohen
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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.
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Jennifer Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 693-4160
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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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Kristine Jacquelyn Schwarz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I enjoy working with clients struggling with the challenges of interpersonal relationships and the daily and often overwhelming realities of every day life. I typically provide the best support for clients who want to have a collaborative relationship with their therapist. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with emotional regulation, anger, substance use, and life, relationship and career transitions. I provide a safe space for clients to heal and support them as needed through recognized therapeutic interventions and appropriate community and/or professional referrals.
Family / Marital
(805) 301-5113
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
I enjoy working with clients struggling with the challenges of interpersonal relationships and the daily and often overwhelming realities of every day life. I typically provide the best support for clients who want to have a collaborative relationship with their therapist. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with emotional regulation, anger, substance use, and life, relationship and career transitions. I provide a safe space for clients to heal and support them as needed through recognized therapeutic interventions and appropriate community and/or professional referrals.
Robyn Broadus
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Hi there, I'm so glad you are here. I greet you with warmth, gentleness, and hope. I am here to provide a space and encouragement for you to safely access difficult feelings and thoughts. I provide the tools for you to feel calm, connected, and confident in whatever you notice is in front of you-- whether that be everyday stresses and anxiety, past trauma, discouragement, or fear. We oftentimes cannot choose our circumstances, but I believe we can engage our circumstances wholly and non-reactively --and come out grounded and balanced. I welcome integrating faith into our sessions, if that is something you are interested in.
Family / Marital
(626) 499-5781
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Family / Marital
Hi there, I'm so glad you are here. I greet you with warmth, gentleness, and hope. I am here to provide a space and encouragement for you to safely access difficult feelings and thoughts. I provide the tools for you to feel calm, connected, and confident in whatever you notice is in front of you-- whether that be everyday stresses and anxiety, past trauma, discouragement, or fear. We oftentimes cannot choose our circumstances, but I believe we can engage our circumstances wholly and non-reactively --and come out grounded and balanced. I welcome integrating faith into our sessions, if that is something you are interested in.
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Susan Marie Lauwers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I’m a marriage and family therapist who works with college students and adults experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression and instability. In our work together I use a body centered approach to help them find stable ground and learn to engage more fully in school and in life.
Family / Marital
(805) 262-9335
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Family / Marital
I’m a marriage and family therapist who works with college students and adults experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression and instability. In our work together I use a body centered approach to help them find stable ground and learn to engage more fully in school and in life.
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Emily Fleck
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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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Shannon Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Family / Marital
(805) 954-9175
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
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Bay Area Psychotherapy / Kelly Ransom, PhD
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Evening, weekend, early morning appointments available. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, parenting or relationship issues, give me a call. Together we will get clear on what results you want to see, and create a potent “healing space” for initiating positive change. Whether you’re wanting a fresh perspective on patterns that are no longer working for you in your relationships, need support for you and your partner or child, or feel stuck in terms of creating the life you’ve envisioned as a result of anxiety or other issues, together we will find a way forward.
Family / Marital
(510) 617-1912
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Family / Marital
Evening, weekend, early morning appointments available. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, parenting or relationship issues, give me a call. Together we will get clear on what results you want to see, and create a potent “healing space” for initiating positive change. Whether you’re wanting a fresh perspective on patterns that are no longer working for you in your relationships, need support for you and your partner or child, or feel stuck in terms of creating the life you’ve envisioned as a result of anxiety or other issues, together we will find a way forward.
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Eva Van Prooyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 214-8637
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 214-8975
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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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Ashley Hart - Sacred Space Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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.
Family / Marital
(805) 243-1052
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
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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Kathryn Lepage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As your therapist, I will strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
Family / Marital
(805) 232-7885
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Family / Marital
As your therapist, I will strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Is your Peace being affected by the current events? Now is a good time to work through fears, old trauma, negative expectation and stress, so you can walk in Peace and Rest. Many Insurance companies are covering phone and video sessions. Call if you think this is a good option for you!
Family / Marital
(805) 918-4814
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
Is your Peace being affected by the current events? Now is a good time to work through fears, old trauma, negative expectation and stress, so you can walk in Peace and Rest. Many Insurance companies are covering phone and video sessions. Call if you think this is a good option for you!
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Jenaii Gold Ph.D., MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychotherapy is a path to understanding the Self. My background is in family systems and Jungian psychology. I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, creativity, and trauma. Depth therapy often includes work with dreams, art, and sandplay. In addition, I use EMDR for trauma when addressing issues of PTSD. I specialize in sexual abuse with both adults and children as well as other kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and orientations.As a supervisor for 25 years, I enjoy working with interns on their way to licensure. Buddhist mindfulness practice informs my life and work.
Family / Marital
(707) 927-1372
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
Psychotherapy is a path to understanding the Self. My background is in family systems and Jungian psychology. I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, creativity, and trauma. Depth therapy often includes work with dreams, art, and sandplay. In addition, I use EMDR for trauma when addressing issues of PTSD. I specialize in sexual abuse with both adults and children as well as other kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and orientations.As a supervisor for 25 years, I enjoy working with interns on their way to licensure. Buddhist mindfulness practice informs my life and work.
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Irina Dashevsky-Kerdman
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
Family / Marital
(805) 585-5906
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
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Patricia Teague Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We have PHONE and TELEHEALTH sessions so you don't have to leave your home. We know that you have a lot going on, and these challenging times can add stress and make everything feel just that much harder to deal with. We can help!
Family / Marital
(805) 250-8097
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family / Marital
We have PHONE and TELEHEALTH sessions so you don't have to leave your home. We know that you have a lot going on, and these challenging times can add stress and make everything feel just that much harder to deal with. We can help!

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in 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 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.