Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
Individuals
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
Individuals
(805) 335-6749
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Individuals
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Individuals
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
Individuals
(805) 973-0751
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Individuals
(805) 864-5351
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Hello, I am a warm and authentic practitioner that joins with my clients to help them realize their full potential. My approach is integrated-- drawing from Cognitive Behavioral techniques and Schema Therapy, with the goal of helping my clients live in the present and achieve psychological and behavioral change. In addition to these approaches, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success. When we learn to recognize our feelings as valuable information, organize our minds, and listen to our inner wisdom, we can be empowered in our lives.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
We all have the power to break unhelpful, unconscious patterns and replace them with new models for success. When we learn to recognize our feelings as valuable information, organize our minds, and listen to our inner wisdom, we can be empowered in our lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REFERRALS. I am best suited to treating people who are interested in their own emotional and spiritual growth. In my 40 years as a therapist, I have found that each person brings unique circumstances, emotions, and concerns to the therapy session. I work very hard to focus, listen, and hear exactly what your concerns are. I try my best to see who you are and who you are becoming. I offer to you my insight, concern, caring, and ability to bring healing to very difficult situations as well as to the usual stresses and strains that we come upon in life.
Individuals
(805) 500-3951
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Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REFERRALS. I am best suited to treating people who are interested in their own emotional and spiritual growth. In my 40 years as a therapist, I have found that each person brings unique circumstances, emotions, and concerns to the therapy session. I work very hard to focus, listen, and hear exactly what your concerns are. I try my best to see who you are and who you are becoming. I offer to you my insight, concern, caring, and ability to bring healing to very difficult situations as well as to the usual stresses and strains that we come upon in life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
Individuals
(805) 716-6368
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Individuals
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Individuals
(805) 870-9465
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
Individuals
(805) 335-6924
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Individuals
My goal as a therapist is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It is difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, are satisfied with your career, or living up to your potential. How do you feel about where you are headed? These are questions worth asking. I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. As a therapist I empower clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
Individuals
(805) 272-7901
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I help people who want to live authentic and creative lives. They know there is more to their existence and are struggling to clarify their path. Life may be consumed by past trauma, relationship issues, protective behaviors, beliefs and/or feelings. Together we can support an uncovering of what is getting in the way and what works to support truth and understanding. The intention is to guide people to trust and experience their inner knowing and unique path. Together we can support you to take steps that help reveal clarity!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
Individuals
(805) 467-6827
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CHT, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
Individuals
(805) 669-9871
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Individuals
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
Individuals
(805) 516-0314
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
Individuals
(805) 324-6515
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
Individuals
(831) 231-0925
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
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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 helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
Individuals
(805) 380-3842
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
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 helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
Individuals
(805) 316-7170
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
Individuals
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
Individuals
(805) 324-6623
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.

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Individuals Therapists
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Santa Barbara or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counseling in Santa Barbara, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. 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.