Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
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(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 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.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
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(805) 291-4511
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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I am a licensed clinical psychologist in 4 states, (California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland). If you are motivated to do your part, what I will bring to our relationship is my passion for psychology which is as fervent today as over 30 years ago when I hung out my first shingle. My job will be to figure out how to help you arrive at your pinnacle given your unique temperament and situational challenge. Your job will be to do the work.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope with life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice.
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(805) 410-1565
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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Are you struggling in your day-to-day life and need someone to listen without judgement and support you emotionally? Do you need some skills to cope with life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to handle situations and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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, MPW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in their family of origin. Using methods from TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, Laura helps clients identify achievable goals and build on their resiliencies. A published writer, she often uses "narratives" via fiction, film and memoir to help clients expedite insight on their own stories.
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(805) 380-3842
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in their family of origin. Using methods from TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, Laura helps clients identify achievable goals and build on their resiliencies. A published writer, she often uses "narratives" via fiction, film and memoir to help clients expedite insight on their own stories.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
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(805) 793-0500
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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:
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:
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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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Psychologist, PhD, CRC, QME, CP, NBC-HWC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
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(805) 335-6756
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
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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.
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(805) 585-5969
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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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.
Photo of Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
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(805) 409-3558
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.
Photo of Janie Rose Burke, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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
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Office is near:
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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.
Photo of A. Christine Dawkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
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(805) 507-7062
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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.
Photo of Micha Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ACC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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
Verified
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Office is near:
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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