Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
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(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Ready to make some positive changes? People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some want relief from stressors, to improve their personal relationships, or develop their professional goals. Others want to break life-long defeating patterns or have experienced trauma that affects their relationships with self and others. After addressing pressing issues that require immediate attention, I provide a supportive environment to develop a deeper understanding of underlying dynamics that inform the choices you make.
Family
(805) 323-9607
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ready to make some positive changes? People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some want relief from stressors, to improve their personal relationships, or develop their professional goals. Others want to break life-long defeating patterns or have experienced trauma that affects their relationships with self and others. After addressing pressing issues that require immediate attention, I provide a supportive environment to develop a deeper understanding of underlying dynamics that inform the choices you make.
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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.
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(510) 617-1912
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Family
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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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.
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(805) 693-4160
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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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(805) 232-7968
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Photo of Megan McClintock, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Most of us have come to a place in our lives where we could use some extra support, look at things in a different way and make different choices. Therapy can be helpful in assisting families and individuals in managing relationships and mental health issues. Therapy is a safe and confidential place to freely express your concerns and be heard. It is a cooperative effort between the therapist and client.
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(805) 852-1212
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Family
Most of us have come to a place in our lives where we could use some extra support, look at things in a different way and make different choices. Therapy can be helpful in assisting families and individuals in managing relationships and mental health issues. Therapy is a safe and confidential place to freely express your concerns and be heard. It is a cooperative effort between the therapist and client.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine.
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(917) 746-5440
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Family
Madeleine has spent several years treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues in adolescents, adults and families. Through professional and personal experience with therapy, Madeleine has learned that feeling understood, supported and safe can be one of the most valuable parts of the healing process. In Madeleine's practice she meets her clients where they are in the moment, and together with the client, she works to help them reach their unique goals for therapy. Her approach is direct, gentle, and most importantly, genuine.
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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATC, M-RAS, CAS
Office is near:
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.
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(805) 434-6087
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.
Photo of Karen McIntyre, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
(805) 918-4814
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
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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Psychologist, PhD, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
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(303) 900-5933
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
With degrees in psychology, coaching certifications, and over 20 years of experience, Jessica offers you an integrative and comprehensive approach to achieve successful results. Her ultimate goal is to help people acquire the insight, learning, and practice to navigate the terrain of intimacy more effectively. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into deep love, connection, and vitality. She is also the creator of Connected Couple, which is a comprehensive, research-based, transformational, relationship program, which helps couples at any stage in their relationship.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Photo of Meghan Rudd, PhD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
Family
(805) 516-0517
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
Photo of Emily Fleck, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Family
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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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(805) 301-9824
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
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.
Photo of Kelli Sullivan - SBMFT Private Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Kelli Sullivan, SBMFT, specializes in working with teens and young adults struggling with mood and personality disorders as well as addictions. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Kelli offers a comfortable and friendly environment for client's to improve their coping and communication skills.
Family
(805) 467-7306
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Family
Kelli Sullivan, SBMFT, specializes in working with teens and young adults struggling with mood and personality disorders as well as addictions. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Kelli offers a comfortable and friendly environment for client's to improve their coping and communication skills.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.

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