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.
Female
(805) 980-7154
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Female
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, PhD Verified
Verified
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
Female
(805) 335-6749
Verified
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Female
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
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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).
Female
(805) 864-5351
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Female
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).
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Female
(805) 870-9465
Verified
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Female
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
Female
(805) 335-6924
Verified
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Female
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
Female
(805) 272-7901
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Female
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
Female
(805) 516-0314
Verified
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Female
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
Female
(805) 324-6515
Verified
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Female
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
Female
(805) 266-7273
Verified
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Female
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
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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.
Female
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Female
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
Female
(805) 918-4815
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Female
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.
Female
(805) 335-1223 x203
Verified
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Female
To be happy and free of suffering ... this is the experience of effective therapy. When we're witnessed, deeply understood and guided to our true self, the challenges of being human can become magical. Blending multiple clinical orientations I work with the client's whole being - mind, body & spirit - to discover his/her own unique truths and capacities. Because so much of who we are is a function of our relationships, I gravitate toward couples, families and groups, teaching people how to relate to themselves and each other with refreshing honesty and authenticity.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
You’re on the verge of something great. You have big plans, but you’re bouncing back and forth between feeling totally inspired and feeling totally frozen by anxiety, worry, and self-doubt. Do you feel restless, fatigued, irritable, having difficulty concentrating, or avoiding social situations? Maybe you’ve just passed through a major life transition such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or a change in career that knocked you flat and you’re having a hard time bouncing back. No matter how long you’ve been feeling this way, I am here to support you and dig into the obstacles that are keeping you from fulfilling your vision.
Female
(805) 335-2280
Verified
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Female
You’re on the verge of something great. You have big plans, but you’re bouncing back and forth between feeling totally inspired and feeling totally frozen by anxiety, worry, and self-doubt. Do you feel restless, fatigued, irritable, having difficulty concentrating, or avoiding social situations? Maybe you’ve just passed through a major life transition such as a divorce, loss of a loved one, or a change in career that knocked you flat and you’re having a hard time bouncing back. No matter how long you’ve been feeling this way, I am here to support you and dig into the obstacles that are keeping you from fulfilling your vision.
Photo of Hilary Mountford-Paty, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life.
Female
(805) 856-6232
Verified
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Female
You may want help dealing with a specific issue or you may be looking to improve the overall quality of your life and your relationships. My goal is to help you identify any problem areas and to navigate through them to create positive change as quickly as possible. My office is a secure but relaxed environment from which we can work in a collaborative manner to achieve your desired results. Together we will help you to live happier, love healthier and get more out of life.
Photo of Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(805) 409-3558
Verified
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Female
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.
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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.
Female
(831) 621-5873
Verified
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Female
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, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
I am an experienced and proactive Licensed MFT who works on the philosophy that emotional and psychological symptoms are the psyche's way of communicating internal distress, lack of alignment with self, or emotional wounds that have been sidelined or repressed. I believe that therapy is a process of internal healing and transformation into a new way of living that brings freedom, continuing personal growth, and stable emotional regulation. Grounded in an attachment-based approach, I work in a holistic manner combining depth psychology, DBT, CBT, and somatic therapy tailored to address the unique needs of each client.
Female
(805) 585-5827
Verified
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Female
I am an experienced and proactive Licensed MFT who works on the philosophy that emotional and psychological symptoms are the psyche's way of communicating internal distress, lack of alignment with self, or emotional wounds that have been sidelined or repressed. I believe that therapy is a process of internal healing and transformation into a new way of living that brings freedom, continuing personal growth, and stable emotional regulation. Grounded in an attachment-based approach, I work in a holistic manner combining depth psychology, DBT, CBT, and somatic therapy tailored to address the unique needs of each client.
Photo of Andria Colleen Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Every person has goals in life and whatever yours are, it's my job to help you attain them. I'm a firm believer in first establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and misperceptions around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self. I offer individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients as well as couples therapy.
Female
(805) 257-0746
Verified
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Female
Every person has goals in life and whatever yours are, it's my job to help you attain them. I'm a firm believer in first establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and misperceptions around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self. I offer individual therapy to adolescent and adult clients as well as couples therapy.
Photo of Shaina McPhetridge, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT Verified
Verified
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
Female
(310) 935-3665
Verified
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Female
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
Photo of Diana Marie Hill, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
My goal as a psychologist is to help you live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving in your life. Foundational to my approach is a collaborative partnership, where positive transformations evolve in a warm, safe environment. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating concerns and unhealthy habits. I also work well individuals who are going through major life transitions, relationship problems or want to revitalize their lives.
Female
(805) 214-6658
Verified
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Female
My goal as a psychologist is to help you live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving in your life. Foundational to my approach is a collaborative partnership, where positive transformations evolve in a warm, safe environment. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating concerns and unhealthy habits. I also work well individuals who are going through major life transitions, relationship problems or want to revitalize their lives.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

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.