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.
Grief
(805) 317-4878
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Grief
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.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
Grief
(805) 979-2084
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Grief
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT Verified
Verified
We also have TELE-HEALTH & PHONE SESSIONS available during this time. Acorn Counseling Group has offices in Ventura, Ojai & Santa Barbara and we have Spanish-speaking therapists, too. Most of us can usually deal with life as it happens, but now and then things get tough. We all want someone to listen to us, help us move towards a positive outcome in all situations. Relationships fluctuate with the challenges of daily life and goals. Kids don't come with manuals and sometimes both you and your child might need an outside person to be safe and supportive of each of you. Our group of therapists has your positive growth as their goal.
Grief
(805) 669-9451
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Grief
We also have TELE-HEALTH & PHONE SESSIONS available during this time. Acorn Counseling Group has offices in Ventura, Ojai & Santa Barbara and we have Spanish-speaking therapists, too. Most of us can usually deal with life as it happens, but now and then things get tough. We all want someone to listen to us, help us move towards a positive outcome in all situations. Relationships fluctuate with the challenges of daily life and goals. Kids don't come with manuals and sometimes both you and your child might need an outside person to be safe and supportive of each of you. Our group of therapists has your positive growth as their goal.
Photo of Trinity Berguia, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Grief
(805) 316-7350
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Grief
(805) 954-9175
Verified
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Grief
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Photo of Laurel O'Connor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
Grief
(805) 706-8878
Verified
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Grief
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
Photo of Jacquelyn Meissner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
Grief
(805) 719-7308
Verified
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Grief
Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events.
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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.
Grief
(805) 856-6736
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Grief
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.
Photo of Erin Savage Pollaro, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
Grief
(805) 301-5027
Verified
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Grief
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.
Grief
(805) 250-4448
Verified
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Grief
Life inevitably brings challenges that affect our sense of well being and create strain in important relationships. Sometimes this can lead to just feeling "off" or incomplete or distressed about not being able to make sense of it all. Sometimes repetitive patterns of thinking and feeling can leave us feeling stuck and blocked. I believe psychotherapy offers a helpful and meaningful opportunity for sorting through these difficulties and identifying sources of strength and greater fulfillment. I know it can be difficult to reach out for help - I would be honored to talk with you if you are considering taking this first step.
Photo of Sue Cox, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Does your relationship feel terribly one-sided, with you constantly making sacrifices for someone without getting much in return? Often, when you wrap your life around someone else, accepting unacceptable circumstances to keep the relationship together, it can be emotionally exhausting and profoundly destructive. So, how do you change things when life is so challenging and you're alone in your efforts to fix it; when you feel completely responsible for the well-being of others at the cost of your peace of mind? Therapy is the best next step when your own efforts haven't worked out.
Grief
(424) 329-5601
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Does your relationship feel terribly one-sided, with you constantly making sacrifices for someone without getting much in return? Often, when you wrap your life around someone else, accepting unacceptable circumstances to keep the relationship together, it can be emotionally exhausting and profoundly destructive. So, how do you change things when life is so challenging and you're alone in your efforts to fix it; when you feel completely responsible for the well-being of others at the cost of your peace of mind? Therapy is the best next step when your own efforts haven't worked out.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW Verified
Verified
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
Grief
(805) 465-6393
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Grief
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
Grief
(805) 244-5541
Verified

Grief
Are you in a challenging or painful situation? Are you not sure how to resolve your dilemma? Have you turned to your usual sources of information, support, love, and guidance only to discover they are not always available when you need them-or they are no longer working for you? In our work together, we will listen closely to discover the source of your pain, the desires of your heart, and the choices that are in your best interest. I welcome you to contact me to find out if the therapeutic services I offer can meet your particular needs.
Photo of J. Geramy Quarto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
Grief
(805) 323-9550
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
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Psychologist, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN Verified
Verified
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
Grief
(760) 819-7277
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Grief
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
Photo of Audrey Pearce, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Audrey’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, holistic, and affirming. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and combines these with existential and body-based interventions to help clients increase awareness and vitality. Her work utilizes evidence-based treatments, as well as phenomenology, to help clients come into their innate power and peace.
Grief
(805) 263-1607
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Audrey’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, holistic, and affirming. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and combines these with existential and body-based interventions to help clients increase awareness and vitality. Her work utilizes evidence-based treatments, as well as phenomenology, to help clients come into their innate power and peace.
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Psychologist, PsyD
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
Grief
(805) 837-1571
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Grief
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
Photo of Jenah C. Henderson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
I have worked as a clinician in the Santa Barbara community in various mental health settings with people of all ages. Working with someone who can accompany you through the challenges of confronting difficult material through a compassionate, caring, and authentic place can be the beginning of your healing and growth process. I work from this place to assist you in bringing forth what is unconscious to consciousness.
Grief
(805) 793-0167
Verified
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Grief
I have worked as a clinician in the Santa Barbara community in various mental health settings with people of all ages. Working with someone who can accompany you through the challenges of confronting difficult material through a compassionate, caring, and authentic place can be the beginning of your healing and growth process. I work from this place to assist you in bringing forth what is unconscious to consciousness.
Photo of Solomon Ndungu, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
This is your time. To make a choice, to learn more about yourself, to heal and most importantly to learn how to thrive. I practice in a psycho-dynamic way, using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others we did not know we had. I invite you to do exactly that.
Grief
(805) 749-2056
Verified
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Grief
This is your time. To make a choice, to learn more about yourself, to heal and most importantly to learn how to thrive. I practice in a psycho-dynamic way, using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others we did not know we had. I invite you to do exactly that.
Photo of Kathleen W Duval, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children, adults, couples and families. I hold a Life Teaching Credential in California and I am a state licensed LMFT. Treatment considers personal relationships and psychodynamic introspection. Awareness of inspiration, aspiration and spirituality informs the search to realize personal potential and authenticity. Each person brings unique experiences and issues to the therapeutic process. My goal is to identify the issues and approach treatment in collaboration with my client, with compassion, practicality, support and effectiveness.
Grief
(805) 519-7773
Verified
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Grief
I enjoy working with children, adults, couples and families. I hold a Life Teaching Credential in California and I am a state licensed LMFT. Treatment considers personal relationships and psychodynamic introspection. Awareness of inspiration, aspiration and spirituality informs the search to realize personal potential and authenticity. Each person brings unique experiences and issues to the therapeutic process. My goal is to identify the issues and approach treatment in collaboration with my client, with compassion, practicality, support and effectiveness.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues. 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.