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.
Individuals
(805) 317-4878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Individuals
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.  
Individuals
(805) 246-9340
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
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.  
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
Individuals
(805) 693-4160
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
It can be very challenging to see things clearly in life. I help individuals re-adjust their way of looking at themselves, their relationships, and the world. Through psycho-dynamic exploration, I come alongside in the discovery of what is possible, as it is my belief that the most crucial part of therapy is the relationship that builds between patient and therapist. It is often easier to shine a light into uncertain areas of one's heart and mind when someone else is holding the flashlight.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
Individuals
(805) 600-3657
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Therapy can be one of the bravest and most life-changing experiences you can engage in. It's a personal journey of self-awareness and healing. A key aspect of that process is finding the appropriate therapist to support you on that journey. The right fit is important. My belief is that each person has within them the wisdom to know how to heal. My job as therapist is to help people connect with that inner wisdom and utilize the person's strengths to address the challenges they are currently facing.
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
It's 3AM and you're wide awake – sleepless with that aching emptiness inside. Your heart is beating so fast you can feel it in your throat. All you can think about is the fact that your loved one is gone. Completely overwhelmed with sadness and fear, wandering from room to vacant room, you wonder when your heartache will ever end. It’s been impossible to focus on your well meaning friends. Sometimes they say things that make no sense: “Just give it time.” "You're going to meet someone new." If you have to fake another “I’m fine” you’re going to stop answering your phone. Grieving alone hurts. Isolating has become your new normal.
Individuals
(424) 396-6362
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Individuals
It's 3AM and you're wide awake – sleepless with that aching emptiness inside. Your heart is beating so fast you can feel it in your throat. All you can think about is the fact that your loved one is gone. Completely overwhelmed with sadness and fear, wandering from room to vacant room, you wonder when your heartache will ever end. It’s been impossible to focus on your well meaning friends. Sometimes they say things that make no sense: “Just give it time.” "You're going to meet someone new." If you have to fake another “I’m fine” you’re going to stop answering your phone. Grieving alone hurts. Isolating has become your new normal.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
Individuals
(805) 214-8884
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Painful or frightening memories can be healed with specialized therapy. Physical or emotional trauma can cause recurring nightmares and sleep disturbance, feelings of fear, guilt, shame, or physical pain. It can lead to reliving the experience over and over again, and may result in avoiding people, places or activities that remind you of what happened. Therapy can relieve the symptoms, frightening thoughts and feelings. It can help you to regain self-confidence and feel greater joy in life.
Individuals
(805) 285-3938
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Painful or frightening memories can be healed with specialized therapy. Physical or emotional trauma can cause recurring nightmares and sleep disturbance, feelings of fear, guilt, shame, or physical pain. It can lead to reliving the experience over and over again, and may result in avoiding people, places or activities that remind you of what happened. Therapy can relieve the symptoms, frightening thoughts and feelings. It can help you to regain self-confidence and feel greater joy in life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We have PHONE and TELEHEALTH sessions so you don't have to leave your home. We know that you have a lot going on, and these challenging times can add stress and make everything feel just that much harder to deal with. We can help!
Individuals
(805) 250-8097
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
We have PHONE and TELEHEALTH sessions so you don't have to leave your home. We know that you have a lot going on, and these challenging times can add stress and make everything feel just that much harder to deal with. We can help!
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NBC-HWC, MA
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you ever wonder if there's more to life than constantly multi-tasking, being overcommitted, worrying about the past or future - basically, feeling overwhelmed? All of these can contribute to the accumulation of stress in our lives and in our bodies. The bad news is that research shows stress is harmful to the body and the brain. The good news is that stress can be successfully managed in a healthy way through the process of health & wellness coaching. What would your life look like if you could use your strengths as a powerful tool to help you change the feeling of "overwhelm" to "peace of mind"?
Individuals
(805) 335-8595
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Do you ever wonder if there's more to life than constantly multi-tasking, being overcommitted, worrying about the past or future - basically, feeling overwhelmed? All of these can contribute to the accumulation of stress in our lives and in our bodies. The bad news is that research shows stress is harmful to the body and the brain. The good news is that stress can be successfully managed in a healthy way through the process of health & wellness coaching. What would your life look like if you could use your strengths as a powerful tool to help you change the feeling of "overwhelm" to "peace of mind"?
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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.
Individuals
(805) 804-5355
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
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.
Individuals
(805) 291-4511
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Individuals
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
Individuals
(805) 519-7149
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Whether you are coming to therapy because you are battling addiction, have relationship issues, unresolved trauma, or are striving for more balance in your life, I am here to help. Making an appointment with a therapist takes courage and is the first step toward personal growth and change. Some people come to therapy to improve their communication skills while others come to explore their unresolved pain that may show up in various symptoms such as, depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. If the underlying pain is not dealt with, life can seem difficult and maybe even unbearable. There is no need to suffer. There is hope.
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.
Individuals
(805) 410-1565
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Individuals
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, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
Individuals
(805) 308-6480
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
Are you feeling lost or empty? Are your fears or insecurities keeping you from living your life at your fullest potential? Are old scars or traumas impacting your ability to accept yourself or your relationships? My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. I believe we all have the capacity to become our best selves and live a life full of joy and fulfillment. www.vanezavillagomezlmft.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Is what you're doing getting you what you want? I am excited and honored to be invited into your personal journey to figure out what's working or not. I will walk beside you and help you figure out what change looks like. I work from a Motivational Interviewing perspective and provide my clients a safe, nonjudgmental, therapeutic space to explore thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with other professionals to provide a feeling of containment and a sense of safety. I work with all addictive and compulsive behaviors, trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnoses.
Individuals
(805) 813-8502
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Individuals
Is what you're doing getting you what you want? I am excited and honored to be invited into your personal journey to figure out what's working or not. I will walk beside you and help you figure out what change looks like. I work from a Motivational Interviewing perspective and provide my clients a safe, nonjudgmental, therapeutic space to explore thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with other professionals to provide a feeling of containment and a sense of safety. I work with all addictive and compulsive behaviors, trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnoses.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
Individuals
(424) 325-4236
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Individuals
If your life had a resumé, “chameleon” would be at the top. You’re so good at figuring out others’ needs, they’d never suspect that you have them too. If you were honest with yourself, though, you’d admit how stressful it is to live for other people. You’re terrified you’ll lose relationships if you speak up or say no. Your energy is drained or you feel resentful. You’re exhausted from wondering if others like you or approve of you. If you make choices that disappoint others, you feel guilty and selfish. Your whole identity is about pleasing others, & you want to feel comfortable being your authentic self, but you have no idea how.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Freck Kristine, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
Individuals
(805) 954-9381
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Individuals
I have over 35 years of experience as a therapist and educator in the Santa Barbara area. I work with: individuals, couples and families, teens - elderly. My clients are struggling with ADDICTION (alcoholism, drugs, {pre and post-inpatient addiction assistance}, weight, sex et.al), MENTAL HEALTH (depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, identity, sexual orientation, couples and family issues et.al), and/or SPIRITUAL JOURNEY challenges in their current lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Personal growth can be both challenging and deeply fulfilling. Answering the call to show up for your own development is a huge step toward living a more authentic and full life. I work with individuals, couples and families who are ready for change, and who are looking for a supportive space and gentle guide in the process.
Individuals
(805) 600-5014
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Individuals
Personal growth can be both challenging and deeply fulfilling. Answering the call to show up for your own development is a huge step toward living a more authentic and full life. I work with individuals, couples and families who are ready for change, and who are looking for a supportive space and gentle guide in the process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
Individuals
(248) 721-9598
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Individuals
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.

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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. 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.