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.
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(805) 317-4878
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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.
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Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
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(805) 804-5355
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Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
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(805) 669-7150
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I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
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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.
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(805) 837-1571
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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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from a loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
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(805) 623-0929
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Exploring childhood experiences will aid your ability to cultivate healthier adult relationships. Together, we will identify patterns and coping skills and adjust accordingly, based on what you desire for yourself and your relationships. Desiring more balance in your life? Do you carry pain from a loss or abusive experiences? Are you affected by addictive behavior? Anxiety, depression, and substance use are often symptoms of life's challenges.
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MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Pain is inevitable but suffering doesn't have to be. Suffering arises when anxiety rules us. We are anxious about facing our fears so we avoid. We are anxious about letting others get close so we isolate. Psychotherapy offers a doorway out of these loops. Yes, life throws difficulties and tragedies at us. But it is our internal reactions to circumstances and relationships that hinders our ability to thrive (instead of merely coping). Self-empowerment comes from having the courage to face our internal world in all its messiness and complexity. As a therapist my mission is to come alongside you on that sacred inward journey.
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(626) 624-4199
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Pain is inevitable but suffering doesn't have to be. Suffering arises when anxiety rules us. We are anxious about facing our fears so we avoid. We are anxious about letting others get close so we isolate. Psychotherapy offers a doorway out of these loops. Yes, life throws difficulties and tragedies at us. But it is our internal reactions to circumstances and relationships that hinders our ability to thrive (instead of merely coping). Self-empowerment comes from having the courage to face our internal world in all its messiness and complexity. As a therapist my mission is to come alongside you on that sacred inward journey.
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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.
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(805) 979-2084
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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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Psychologist, PhD, CHT
I provide a safe and caring relationship. With trust as our foundation, together we explore what is calling for clarity, change, or comfort. I help you to identify and disengage from old destructive patterns, habits, and beliefs. I also help you to find and anchor new ways of being your authentic and joyful self in the world. If we are in harmony with ourselves we are much better equipped to foster healthy relationships with others. I help you get beneath anxiety, sadness, guilt, and shame to feeling honor, respect, and love--starting with yourself.
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(805) 410-1769
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I provide a safe and caring relationship. With trust as our foundation, together we explore what is calling for clarity, change, or comfort. I help you to identify and disengage from old destructive patterns, habits, and beliefs. I also help you to find and anchor new ways of being your authentic and joyful self in the world. If we are in harmony with ourselves we are much better equipped to foster healthy relationships with others. I help you get beneath anxiety, sadness, guilt, and shame to feeling honor, respect, and love--starting with yourself.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
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(805) 409-3558
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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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you bright, curious and know the depth that resides within you deep inside? Are you feeling depressed or anxious or a sense of loss or trauma from life not going as planned? Is your relationship or job suffering? Are you feeling parental moodiness or crankiness? Are you grieving a life that was? If so, I can help you! Together, we can create concrete plans to live more positively and carve a pathway of hope! If you are wholeheartedly interested in investing in your well-being right now, contact me! Together, we’ll explore how to get to a place where your self-doubt, worry and stress no longer run your life.
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(206) 737-0811
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Are you bright, curious and know the depth that resides within you deep inside? Are you feeling depressed or anxious or a sense of loss or trauma from life not going as planned? Is your relationship or job suffering? Are you feeling parental moodiness or crankiness? Are you grieving a life that was? If so, I can help you! Together, we can create concrete plans to live more positively and carve a pathway of hope! If you are wholeheartedly interested in investing in your well-being right now, contact me! Together, we’ll explore how to get to a place where your self-doubt, worry and stress no longer run your life.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
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(805) 774-1258
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From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
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APCC Verified
Verified
Counseling is more than sharing feelings, it is a collaborative exploration and solution-finding that empowers the client to learn how to manage life stressors. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, honest, and direct. You can expect it to be goal-oriented with plenty of space for processing emotions. We will work together to facilitate positive change in your life and relationships. I use an eclectic approach, knowing that people learn and grow in different ways. We start with Solution Focused Counseling to help you get your bearings with any current life stressors, then we work on healing areas that are out of balance.
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(805) 633-3126
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Counseling is more than sharing feelings, it is a collaborative exploration and solution-finding that empowers the client to learn how to manage life stressors. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, honest, and direct. You can expect it to be goal-oriented with plenty of space for processing emotions. We will work together to facilitate positive change in your life and relationships. I use an eclectic approach, knowing that people learn and grow in different ways. We start with Solution Focused Counseling to help you get your bearings with any current life stressors, then we work on healing areas that are out of balance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
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(805) 507-7062
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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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ACC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You possess all you need for psychological wholeness, yet this is often too challenging to bring forth alone. Together, we establish a safe space where wounds, old stories, limiting beliefs, pain or pleasure, traumas, any way that life has tamed you, and anything that is present can be worked with. The process of reconnecting and rewilding your soul and spirit can be lengthy and present with some pain and discomfort, but I meet you lovingly, with a heart-centered approach to honoring your sacred timing. I've specialized with adolescents and adults and also work with wolves in an integrative animal therapy program.
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(213) 463-2972
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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You possess all you need for psychological wholeness, yet this is often too challenging to bring forth alone. Together, we establish a safe space where wounds, old stories, limiting beliefs, pain or pleasure, traumas, any way that life has tamed you, and anything that is present can be worked with. The process of reconnecting and rewilding your soul and spirit can be lengthy and present with some pain and discomfort, but I meet you lovingly, with a heart-centered approach to honoring your sacred timing. I've specialized with adolescents and adults and also work with wolves in an integrative animal therapy program.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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.
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(805) 290-1533
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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.
MA, Psych
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you tired of dieting and worrying about food from morning to night? Have you been using food as a mood regulator? Diets don't work long-term and create frustration and hopelessness. By working with me you will learn to be in tune with your body and separate physical from "emotional" hunger. The goal is to nurture and soothe yourself in healthy ways. You will learn to spend less time thinking about food, develop new healthy rituals and discover a sense of emotional wellbeing. You can be at peace with food and your body!
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(805) 774-1135
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Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Are you tired of dieting and worrying about food from morning to night? Have you been using food as a mood regulator? Diets don't work long-term and create frustration and hopelessness. By working with me you will learn to be in tune with your body and separate physical from "emotional" hunger. The goal is to nurture and soothe yourself in healthy ways. You will learn to spend less time thinking about food, develop new healthy rituals and discover a sense of emotional wellbeing. You can be at peace with food and your body!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
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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(805) 266-7273
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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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Psychologist, PhD, MDiv Verified
Verified
Life is truly uncertain, yet the current pandemic has highlighted and intensified this experience for many of us. COVID-19 is changing how we look at and experience life, work and relationships, thus creating new thoughts and feelings about our lives. Whether you are encountering anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and/or other possibly debilitating physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual obstacles they can be worked with during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, with over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings I work with burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress and other stressors.
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(805) 288-8658
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Life is truly uncertain, yet the current pandemic has highlighted and intensified this experience for many of us. COVID-19 is changing how we look at and experience life, work and relationships, thus creating new thoughts and feelings about our lives. Whether you are encountering anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and/or other possibly debilitating physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual obstacles they can be worked with during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, with over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings I work with burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress and other stressors.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.
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(805) 335-6946
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I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.
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(805) 307-7066
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Dara's psychotherapy practice is dedicated to helping young adults (aged 18-38) work through challenges related to this phase of life. Young adulthood is a time of great opportunities related to building satisfying relationships, careers and establishing one's own path. Along the way many get stuck in indecision, doubts and fears. For others, stress and unresolved issues can lead to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety and addictions. Expectations of parents and culture can contribute to the pressures and sense of isolation. Working collaboratively with his patients, Dara brings empathy and compassion to work.

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