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.
Family
(805) 980-7154
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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.
Family
(805) 693-4160
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Family
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.
Family
(805) 424-5740
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Family
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
Family
(805) 232-7968
Verified
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Family
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering.
Family
(805) 507-7062
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Family
All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATC, M-RAS, CAS
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
Family
(805) 434-6087
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
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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.
Family
(831) 621-5873
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Family
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
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
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Family
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.
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.
Family
(805) 301-9824
Verified
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Family
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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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT.
Family
(805) 422-7904
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Family
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Family
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Photo of Holly E. Duffy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Virtual, Online Verified
Verified
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.
Family
(805) 549-5991
Verified
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Family
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.
Photo of Bobby Kornhandler, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Are you and your partner fighting more? Do you feel distant and disconnected, lonely and truly concerned about the state of your partnership? Has infidelity got you feeling angry, depressed or anxious and is this getting in the way of your daily life, depriving you of any joy and happiness? It's time to reach out and get some professional help because trying to figure out these kinds of difficulties can be a daunting task when undertaken alone or when trying to clear out the cobwebs that make resolving partnership issues feel insurmountable. Get the help you need...now!
Family
(805) 380-3063
Verified
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Family
Are you and your partner fighting more? Do you feel distant and disconnected, lonely and truly concerned about the state of your partnership? Has infidelity got you feeling angry, depressed or anxious and is this getting in the way of your daily life, depriving you of any joy and happiness? It's time to reach out and get some professional help because trying to figure out these kinds of difficulties can be a daunting task when undertaken alone or when trying to clear out the cobwebs that make resolving partnership issues feel insurmountable. Get the help you need...now!
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!
Family
(805) 719-7406
Verified
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Family
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!
Photo of Sierra Rose Smargon, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Family
(805) 837-1750
Verified
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Family
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
Family
(805) 380-3798
Verified
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Family
Would you like more joy in living, to feel calm, centered and connected to others? Allow me to support you in taking that first step. I specialize in overcoming complex trauma: phobias, PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and reactivity. I have expertise working with survivors of crimes and abuse. I can help you cope with stress, burdens, grief & loss and life transitions in individual, couples or family therapy. I am compassionate and believe that you have all the resources within to achieve a brighter future.
Photo of Caitlin Y Slutzky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
Family
(805) 491-4838
Verified
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Family
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
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.
Family
(805) 263-4704
Verified
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Family
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 Natasha Hause, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Family
(805) 864-5351
Verified
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Family
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Photo of Diana M Ferrari, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.
Family
(805) 324-6684
Verified
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Family
There are expereinces in our lives that leave us feeling disconnected and ill at ease. Feeling misunderstood in our realtionships can be painful and confusing. Psychotherapy provides the oppertunity for self discovery and understanding. A safe environment to explore our thougths and feelings and make sense of our emotions. Resulting in increased self understanding and compassion. This experience is the basis for developing positive relationships in other areas of your life. Each of us wants to connect with family members, friends and co-workers in a meaningful way, leaving us feeling understood and accepted.

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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.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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