Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"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."
Group
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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."
Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
Group
(805) 409-3558
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
DEZ Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
Group
(415) 853-9884
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
A. Christine Dawkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Group
(805) 507-7062
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Sonja Lindstrom, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"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."
Group
(805) 946-1612
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"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."
Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Group
(805) 742-4577
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
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Group
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Marilyn J Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Group
(805) 413-4895
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Shelley N. Osborn, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work with adults, couples, and groups. Marital therapy and relationship counseling has always been a primary focus of mine although, like most psychologists, the bulk of my work is with individuals. To that end, I work with a variety of issues including interpersonal issues, relationship issues, emotional issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and early adult issues."
Group
(805) 322-8356
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"I work with adults, couples, and groups. Marital therapy and relationship counseling has always been a primary focus of mine although, like most psychologists, the bulk of my work is with individuals. To that end, I work with a variety of issues including interpersonal issues, relationship issues, emotional issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and early adult issues."
Tiana Leeds, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities."
Group
(805) 351-4506
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities."
Glori R Zeltzer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship."
Group
(805) 214-8566
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship."
California Online Counseling - Yoko Ikeda, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and Oregon. Originally from Japan, and I have lived in the U.S. for over 20 years. I’m fluent in English and Japanese. Most of my clients come to me for short-term focused work (2-6 months) for individual and couples counseling. I am also an experienced group facilitator, and enjoy facilitating groups for couples, parents, founders, etc."
Group
(415) 417-0577
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California and Oregon. Originally from Japan, and I have lived in the U.S. for over 20 years. I’m fluent in English and Japanese. Most of my clients come to me for short-term focused work (2-6 months) for individual and couples counseling. I am also an experienced group facilitator, and enjoy facilitating groups for couples, parents, founders, etc."
Jamie Fortin, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Group
(805) 953-7360
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Diana Greenwood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Each of us has a story. Stories shape our behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and influence how we form relationships, feel about life and ourselves. Sometimes, we hide parts of our stories to feel safe and lessen hurt. Over time, these missing parts can take root and cause suffering, leaving us drained, anxious, angry, depressed or just empty. I believe therapy is an opportunity to discover and make use of the healing power of our stories. Unearthing and reclaiming lost parts dissolves them of their power over us, alleviates our suffering and allows us to live a happier, more authentic life."
Group
(805) 330-3808
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Each of us has a story. Stories shape our behaviors, thoughts and emotions, and influence how we form relationships, feel about life and ourselves. Sometimes, we hide parts of our stories to feel safe and lessen hurt. Over time, these missing parts can take root and cause suffering, leaving us drained, anxious, angry, depressed or just empty. I believe therapy is an opportunity to discover and make use of the healing power of our stories. Unearthing and reclaiming lost parts dissolves them of their power over us, alleviates our suffering and allows us to live a happier, more authentic life."
Angela Vigna, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT."
Group
(805) 422-7904
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT."
Joseph P Clark, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"There are times in one’s life where one may feel overwhelmed or lost with no sense of purpose or direction, or one may think that life is less than fulfilling. And in those times, one may think and feel that they don’t know who they are any more or how to connect with themselves or with others. As one stress-filled moment after another or one nagging thought after another starts to build, external and internal pressure increases and life can feel out of control and overwhelming. And there you are wondering exactly how it is possible to move forward in life to regain the sense of who you are or why you are struggling."
Group
(805) 669-9871
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Group
"There are times in one’s life where one may feel overwhelmed or lost with no sense of purpose or direction, or one may think that life is less than fulfilling. And in those times, one may think and feel that they don’t know who they are any more or how to connect with themselves or with others. As one stress-filled moment after another or one nagging thought after another starts to build, external and internal pressure increases and life can feel out of control and overwhelming. And there you are wondering exactly how it is possible to move forward in life to regain the sense of who you are or why you are struggling."
Sophia Chang-Caffaro, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I am a licensed psychologist specializing in relationship issues with many years of training and experience working with individuals and couples in their intense emotional pain. Before relocating to Santa Barbara, I was in private practice in Los Angeles and San Diego; primarily working with distressed couples from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) orientation. I understand the difficulty of trusting another, and the intense fear of handing your vulnerable self to a professional you have never met. I am competent and skillful in creating the profound reward in marriage--helping partners co-regulate emotions and heal from their relational wounds."
Group
(626) 427-0151
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"I am a licensed psychologist specializing in relationship issues with many years of training and experience working with individuals and couples in their intense emotional pain. Before relocating to Santa Barbara, I was in private practice in Los Angeles and San Diego; primarily working with distressed couples from an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) orientation. I understand the difficulty of trusting another, and the intense fear of handing your vulnerable self to a professional you have never met. I am competent and skillful in creating the profound reward in marriage--helping partners co-regulate emotions and heal from their relational wounds."
Diana Lambeth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"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.   "
Group
(805) 246-9340
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Group
"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.   "
Shane Bruce Mental Health & Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"With over 30 years in recovery, and a Zen and Yoga practice, my approach is collaborative and heart-centered. Together we explore how you may live a richer more meaningful life. In addition to CG Jung, influences include Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Martin Seligman, and Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. I work with creative people:artists, film makers, writers, and musicians. Background in Youth and Family Services, and ADHD. Recently published "ADHD: A Heartful Approach," available on Amazon.com. Face-to-face hours on Wednesdays in Beverly Hills, & Tuesdays in Santa Barbara. I also provide Tele-Medicine and Tele-Coaching. "
Group
(805) 669-7257
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"With over 30 years in recovery, and a Zen and Yoga practice, my approach is collaborative and heart-centered. Together we explore how you may live a richer more meaningful life. In addition to CG Jung, influences include Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, Martin Seligman, and Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi. I work with creative people:artists, film makers, writers, and musicians. Background in Youth and Family Services, and ADHD. Recently published "ADHD: A Heartful Approach," available on Amazon.com. Face-to-face hours on Wednesdays in Beverly Hills, & Tuesdays in Santa Barbara. I also provide Tele-Medicine and Tele-Coaching. "
Dre McGee Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
Group
(805) 290-1533
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"I understand that the first step in seeking help can be overwhelming or even scary. I have a great respect for those who seek to improve their quality of life. My life's work is dedicated to help facilitate that process and help collaborate to create clarity. I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist providing psychotherapy to children, individuals, couples, and families. I work and have experience with a wide variety of situations and life issues; depression, anxiety, transitions, burnout, relationship dynamics, adoption, and more. Specialties of mine include premarital counseling, young adult/adolescents transitions, EMDR, grief and foster care."
Lisanna Rood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together."
Group
(925) 695-7956
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Group
"Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together."

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