Karen Tyrrell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Karen Tyrrell, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara
(805) 288-6443

Karen Tyrrell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT


Location

LifeWorx Counseling and Recovery
629 State Street
Suite 247
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 288-6443

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Hello. With 30 years of experience, I have found creating a safe space and a trusting empathic relationship is key. If you are looking to be heard, validated, accepted, challenged to grow and be empowered I will be a good fit for you. In counseling, you will learn practical solutions for growth and change. You will get an opportunity to learn about yourself, and learn how to manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.so that you can reach your goals and create meaningful/vibrant relationships. I work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents, ages 14 and up.

I am passionate about building meaningful vibrant healthy relationships. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. I also help people explore their alcohol and substance misuse, using moderation, harm reduction, or abstinence counseling.

I use an evidence-based integrative treatment approach, based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am a Listener, Relationship Guide, Purpose Identifier, Coach, Encourager, and Flashlight Holder. I look forward to talking to you or meeting you soon.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Western Seminary
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: MFC53705 California

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Western Seminary / Addiction Studies Certificate
  • Certificate Date: 2009

Karen Tyrrell's Groups

Cultivating Healthy Relationships

For more information or pre- group interview contact: Karen Tyrrell, LMFT karentyrrell AT gmail.com The Group is limited to 10 participants.

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Smart Recovery Group

SANTA BARBARA 'SMART RECOVERY GROUP "Discover the Power of Choice!"(tm) SMART Recovery's 4-Point ProgramĀ® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART is an acronym for Self Management and Recovery Training. Based on researched and proven cognitive behavioral methods, this program focuses on 4 key areas: Enhancing and sustaining motivation to change Coping with cravings and urges Problem solving and managing difficult thoughts and emotions Creating a balanced lifestyle.

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Alcohol Misuse

Mild, Moderate and Severe Alcohol Misuse: Education. Reality Check. Resources & Support.

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Location

LifeWorx Counseling and Recovery
629 State Street
Suite 247
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 288-6443

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Moderate Drinking
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Mrs. Casey Truffo, MS, LMFT
Mrs. Casey Truffo, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Dr. Rachel Aarons, MSW, PhD
Dr. Rachel Aarons, MSW, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Mrs. Galen Garbarino-Wilson, MS, LMFT
Mrs. Galen Garbarino-Wilson, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 6 years
Eva Van Prooyen, MFT
Eva Van Prooyen, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Debbie Allen, LCSW
Debbie Allen, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 6 years
Ms. Bren Fraser, MA, MFC
Ms. Bren Fraser, MA, MFC
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Elvina Lui, MA, LMFT
Elvina Lui, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 11 years
Mr. Jim Murray, MA, MFT
Mr. Jim Murray, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Ms. Pat Grabianowski, MFT
Ms. Pat Grabianowski, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 11 years
Mr. Eric Young, LMFT, MS
Mr. Eric Young, LMFT, MS
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 5 years
Stuart Light, MA, MEd, LMFT
Stuart Light, MA, MEd, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 7 years
Mr. Thomas Steffora, MA, LMFT
Mr. Thomas Steffora, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Mr. David Barry, MA
Mr. David Barry, MA
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 11 years
Mrs. Joy Liu, MA, LMFT
Mrs. Joy Liu, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Mr. Clyde Blair, MA, LMFT, CSP
Mr. Clyde Blair, MA, LMFT, CSP
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 6 years
David Silverman, MA, LMFT
David Silverman, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Ana Perez, MA, MFT
Ana Perez, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Esther Wei, MA, LMFT, LAADC, ICAADC
Esther Wei, MA, LMFT, LAADC, ICAADC
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 12 years
Mr. Jacob Quijas Jr, MA, MFT
Mr. Jacob Quijas Jr, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 12 years
Anthony Liu, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Anthony Liu, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 8 years
Mr. Len Van Nostrand M.A., CCP
Mr. Len Van Nostrand M.A., CCP
Other Classmate, known for 6 years
I would highly recommend Karen Tyrell as a brilliant, resourceful and compassionate therapist. She is a great Coach, as well, and is an excellent group leader.
David Silverman, MA, LMFT
David Silverman, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years
Karen has an innate gift for connecting with people. I appreciate her sincerity and exuberance.
Esther Wei, MA, LMFT, LAADC, ICAADC
Esther Wei, MA, LMFT, LAADC, ICAADC
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 12 years

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Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019
Karen Tyrrell, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara

Karen Tyrrell

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT