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.
Female
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Female
(805) 421-4645
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Female
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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:
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:
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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, LMFT, MA, MPW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. In addition to TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, she uses the stories of other survivors to assist her clients' growth. Group workshops encompass coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled with BED herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients feel.
Female
(805) 380-3842
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Female
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. In addition to TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, she uses the stories of other survivors to assist her clients' growth. Group workshops encompass coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled with BED herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients feel.
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
Female
(805) 316-7170
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
Female
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
Female
(805) 242-0054
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Female
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
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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.
Female
(805) 516-0517
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Female
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
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.
Female
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Female
(805) 296-7072
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Female
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.

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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 Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Barbara

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Barbara or family therapy in Santa Barbara.