Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
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.
Female
(805) 317-4878
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Female
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Female
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Female
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
Female
(805) 246-9340
Verified
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Female
If the relationship you are in is struggling, if you feel alone or as if you keep having the same fight, if you are struggling with some type of betrayal or anger  I can help.  In your first sessions we will discover the things that are holding your relationship back from being what you thought it could be when you first met. As we work together I will help you identify where new skills are needed and get you headed toward the relationship you have been longing for.  
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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.
Female
(805) 693-4160
Verified
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Female
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
Female
(805) 600-3657
Verified
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Female
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
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!
Female
(805) 250-8097
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Female
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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NBC-HWC, MA
Do you ever wonder if there's more to life than constantly multi-tasking, being overcommitted, worrying about the past or future - basically, feeling overwhelmed? All of these can contribute to the accumulation of stress in our lives and in our bodies. The bad news is that research shows stress is harmful to the body and the brain. The good news is that stress can be successfully managed in a healthy way through the process of health & wellness coaching. What would your life look like if you could use your strengths as a powerful tool to help you change the feeling of "overwhelm" to "peace of mind"?
Female
(805) 335-8595
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Female
Do you ever wonder if there's more to life than constantly multi-tasking, being overcommitted, worrying about the past or future - basically, feeling overwhelmed? All of these can contribute to the accumulation of stress in our lives and in our bodies. The bad news is that research shows stress is harmful to the body and the brain. The good news is that stress can be successfully managed in a healthy way through the process of health & wellness coaching. What would your life look like if you could use your strengths as a powerful tool to help you change the feeling of "overwhelm" to "peace of mind"?
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Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
Female
(805) 804-5355
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Female
Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
Female
(805) 308-6480
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Female
Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Personal growth can be both challenging and deeply fulfilling. Answering the call to show up for your own development is a huge step toward living a more authentic and full life. I work with individuals, couples and families who are ready for change, and who are looking for a supportive space and gentle guide in the process.
Female
(805) 600-5014
Verified
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Female
Personal growth can be both challenging and deeply fulfilling. Answering the call to show up for your own development is a huge step toward living a more authentic and full life. I work with individuals, couples and families who are ready for change, and who are looking for a supportive space and gentle guide in the process.
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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.
Female
(248) 721-9598
Verified
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Female
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, MEd, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for the past 23 years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
Female
(805) 323-9903
Verified
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Female
I am a psychotherapist and a teacher. I have worked extensively with children and their families for the past 23 years. I offer a distinctive combination of experiences that provide a strong basis for helping children and their families make positive changes to improve family life, relationships, and children's behavior. I also offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking short-term and long-term treatment in times of life transitions, relationship crisis, and major life changes. In addition, I offer support to teachers dealing with challenges related to stress and burn out.  
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
Female
(805) 303-5051
Verified
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Female
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and eating concerns to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable, collaborative and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help guide them towards a life aligned with their authentic self and fundamental core values.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
Female
(805) 556-4251
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Female
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
I have a curiosity in learning about people's stories, the healing power of hope, and bring compassion to the experience of a life out of balance. Therapy can help us develop wise responses to reach our goals and find solutions to life's problems. There are many reasons to seek therapy. Therapy creates a container to explore and attend to the difficulties in our lives. Therapy supports lasting change through awareness. Everyone has the potential for change: to heal, listen and feel understood-- I want to work on building that community by supporting the exploration of fulfillment, courage and wisdom.
Female
(805) 819-5928
Verified
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Female
I have a curiosity in learning about people's stories, the healing power of hope, and bring compassion to the experience of a life out of balance. Therapy can help us develop wise responses to reach our goals and find solutions to life's problems. There are many reasons to seek therapy. Therapy creates a container to explore and attend to the difficulties in our lives. Therapy supports lasting change through awareness. Everyone has the potential for change: to heal, listen and feel understood-- I want to work on building that community by supporting the exploration of fulfillment, courage and wisdom.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
I see therapy as a powerful process because of the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When a person chooses to begin the therapeutic process, they enter into a safe space in which they can begin to free themselves from that which has become constricted or blocked in their life. In this process, I offer companionship, interest, support, and alliance. Your life narrative becomes our focus, with sustained curiosity, attention and empathy. As a client, you then can become more curious, attentive, and empathic towards yourself.
Female
Verified
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Female
I see therapy as a powerful process because of the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When a person chooses to begin the therapeutic process, they enter into a safe space in which they can begin to free themselves from that which has become constricted or blocked in their life. In this process, I offer companionship, interest, support, and alliance. Your life narrative becomes our focus, with sustained curiosity, attention and empathy. As a client, you then can become more curious, attentive, and empathic towards yourself.
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).
Female
(805) 864-5351
Verified
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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).
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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel encouraged and strengthened as you make your way on a positive path to growth and well-being. I focus on counseling and therapies that produce long-term health by helping clients identify and resolve the emotional, mental, spiritual, relational, and physical root causes of the pain in their lives, while attending to their immediate concerns. It is my hope that we create a safe environment for honest sharing to gain perspective and growth.
Female
(805) 403-9111
Verified
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Female
Today you are one step closer to a new you, where you feel encouraged and strengthened as you make your way on a positive path to growth and well-being. I focus on counseling and therapies that produce long-term health by helping clients identify and resolve the emotional, mental, spiritual, relational, and physical root causes of the pain in their lives, while attending to their immediate concerns. It is my hope that we create a safe environment for honest sharing to gain perspective and growth.
Photo of Erin C Shaffer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change. One passion of mine is the journey of motherhood and the various seasons and transitions of maternal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum.
Female
(805) 322-3592
Verified
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Female
Are you in the midst of a difficult or painful situation? Is there a relationship in your life that could use additional support or guidance? If so, I am here to offer help and hope. I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where understanding and discovery can thrive. My desire is to come alongside of people, collaboratively working towards growth and lasting change. One passion of mine is the journey of motherhood and the various seasons and transitions of maternal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum.
Photo of Amy Hermann, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
As your therapist, I will strive to meet you where you are at in the moment with the situations you face and the emotions you feel, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, or aliveness. From this meeting place we have the possibility of developing a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you.
Female
(805) 793-0213
Verified
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Female
As your therapist, I will strive to meet you where you are at in the moment with the situations you face and the emotions you feel, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, or aliveness. From this meeting place we have the possibility of developing a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you.

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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. 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.