Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
Grief
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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
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Office is near:
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
Grief
(661) 247-0168
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Grief
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
Grief
(805) 467-7034
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
I have been privileged to help adults and couples with life transitions and stress-related problems; depression and anxiety; grief and bereavement; traumatic events of childhood and adulthood; sexual identity issues; and other life problems. I work to bring you in close touch with the parts of yourself that you have been avoiding, neglecting or rejecting, in order to develop a different relationship with yourself, a relationship of understanding, kindness and forgiveness. When we are no longer frightened by those parts of ourselves that were unacceptable, we slow down, lose our reactivity, and remain present, even in difficult circumstances.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
Grief
(805) 585-5969
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Grief
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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:
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, 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.
Grief
(805) 242-0054
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Grief
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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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
Grief
(805) 837-1833
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
Grief
(805) 438-2076
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Grief
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
Grief
(805) 491-4838
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Grief
Taking steps to create a more fulfilling life may be one of the most profound actions one can undertake. I believe that walking this path requires developing a curious and accepting relationship with oneself as well as being witnessed and supported by another - be they a therapist, partner, friend or family member. Once on this path, one can heal limiting beliefs, hurtful behaviors, and unhealthy relationships, and move toward a life of fulfillment, purpose and ease.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 111553 Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
Grief
(805) 308-6398
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
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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.
Grief
(805) 335-2280
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Grief
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Do you often feel worried, confused, down or overwhelmed? Do relationships feel like a struggle? Do you focus so much on others that you forget to care for yourself? Do you struggle with making decisions in your best interest? Are you ready to set aside time to rediscover you? I specialize in working with adults struggling with relationships, adverse experiences, and befriending themselves. I am trained in EMDR and look forward to bringing it into our sessions for you to experience the benefits.
Grief
(805) 762-4982
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Grief
Do you often feel worried, confused, down or overwhelmed? Do relationships feel like a struggle? Do you focus so much on others that you forget to care for yourself? Do you struggle with making decisions in your best interest? Are you ready to set aside time to rediscover you? I specialize in working with adults struggling with relationships, adverse experiences, and befriending themselves. I am trained in EMDR and look forward to bringing it into our sessions for you to experience the benefits.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93116
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.
Grief
(805) 608-4271
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93116
Grief
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.
Photo of Ian Holland, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
Grief
(805) 467-6340
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Grief
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
Grief
(805) 946-1612
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Grief
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
Grief
(805) 360-5526
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Grief
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to help people find purpose and meaning in their lives. I work collaboratively with my patients to help them to navigate life transitions, resolve interpersonal issues, achieve goals, and create the life changes they desire.
Grief
(805) 410-1344
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Grief
I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to help people find purpose and meaning in their lives. I work collaboratively with my patients to help them to navigate life transitions, resolve interpersonal issues, achieve goals, and create the life changes they desire.

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Grief (Bereavement, Loss, Mourning) Therapists
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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. 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.