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Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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Karima Shamma

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
5266 Hollister Avenue, Building C #327, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Let's Connect (805) 973-6048
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Life satisfaction hinges on the quality of past & current relationships because we grow in relationship with others. This is what therapy is all about. I work with adults, adolescents, college and transitional-aged clients to unearth the roots of inner distress, expand awareness, curiosity, energy and empowerment. Life is not rigid, it flexibly ebbs & flows. Growth, while scary demands a surrender of outdated beliefs and behaviors, leaving a familiar comfort zone. But guess what? You will not be alone.
Wellness considers Biological, Psychological, Sociological & Food/Mood/Gut health. I have taught personal development, addiction, stress management & tobacco cessation. I offer gentle support, psycho-education on body/mind/memory: how thoughts/memories affect emotions, resonate in your body and guide behaviors. Knowledge is Power.
I relate to student struggles due to my own earlier academic challenges. I am a parent of two sons and understand the challenges of parenting, marital, and life transitions. It is not always easy to ask for guidance, but I encourage you to reach out for support. Lets explore what is blocking your joy! Call or email with questions or concerns.
Call or Karima Shamma now for a free 15 minute consultation - (805) 973-6048

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

5266 Hollister Avenue

Building C #327

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 973-6048
I am currently providing in-person, phone, and video sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Relationship Issues and Stress 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

5266 Hollister Avenue

Building C #327

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 973-6048
I am currently providing in-person, phone, and video sessions.
I specialize in Anxiety, Relationship Issues and Stress 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Cottage Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Comp
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Humana
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medi-Cal in SB county
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Expired Licensed by State of California / 88034 Karima Shamma
  • Certificate from CAMFT 124732
  • Attended Antioch University Santa Barbara, Graduated 2005
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 973-6048
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Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

2 Endorsements

Kirsty Evelyn Kenny
Kirsty Evelyn Kenny
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Karima is incredibly gentle in her therapeutic approach and has a natural gift for making her clients feel safe. I recommend her without hesitation.
Jack May
Jack May
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFTCAMFCSAT
Karima is a deeply passionate and intuitive therapist that has always helped her clients get their needs met.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Location

Primary Location

5266 Hollister Avenue

Building C #327

Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 973-6048

Nearby Areas

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I am currently providing in-person, phone, and video sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"
I am currently providing in-person, phone, and video sessions.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 973-6048
Photo of Karima Shamma, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT