Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 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."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"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."
Romi Cumes, Transformative Healing Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 335-6814
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo. "
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 324-6675
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Ryan Smith, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 954-9081
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Sonja Lindstrom, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 946-1612
Verified
Hosts group in:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 250-4027
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Lesbian Allied
(805) 742-4577
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93102
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Lesbian Allied
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Marilyn J Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 413-4895
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended."
Ryan George, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, SEP
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 395-4533
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying."
Tiana Leeds, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 351-4506
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"The heart of my work is helping people in their 20s and 30s who want to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives. I take a collaborative, practical, and compassionate approach and empower you to recognize and utilize your strengths as a means of moving through fear, sadness, and insecurities. My aim is to support you as you move toward increased healing and wholeness in your life. While I focus primarily on Millennials and Highly Sensitive People, my practice is open to all ages and genders as well as all cultures and sexualities."
Debbie Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"25+ yrs experience- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 467-7311 x103
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"25+ yrs experience- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life."
Susan Farber, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 15 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 225-9344
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"Are you feeling unfulfilled in your life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues? With over 15 years of experience, I offer a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body modalities to help you feel more empowered in your life. Together, we unwind the beliefs you hold onto that keep you stuck and limited. This allows you to make new choices in all areas of your life, enabling a state of peace, calm and fulfillment. When you are no longer held back by a limited point of view, you are more flexible, open, and able to make positive changes."
Jacquelyn Meissner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
" Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 719-7308
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
" Life can get very complicated and challenging sometimes. My commitment to you is to provide a supportive place for us to collaboratively explore the challenges you are experiencing and the areas of your life you wish to change. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past or feel as if something is preventing you from living the life you want I invite you to explore this from a place of curiosity without judgment. As a bilingual and bicultural therapist I strive to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficult life events. "
Valerie Friedman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 960-5496
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships."
Personalized Recovery,
LVN, CAADAC, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"We provide individualized private confidential one on one medically assisted detox services . Many of our clients are Professionals in their community and prefer the privacy and convenience of a in home detox plan. I have always been committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal and corporate information. Personalized Recovery is dedicated to addressing your personal needs and guiding you through your recovery process."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 774-1584
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"We provide individualized private confidential one on one medically assisted detox services . Many of our clients are Professionals in their community and prefer the privacy and convenience of a in home detox plan. I have always been committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal and corporate information. Personalized Recovery is dedicated to addressing your personal needs and guiding you through your recovery process."
Jamie Fortin, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 953-7360
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"I provide adults, adolescents, couples, and families with humanistic, client-centered services. My main office is in Santa Barbara and I also see clients in Ventura and Ojai. Together we will enhance your quality of life by harnessing your passion to create lasting powerful change. I have had extensive experience supporting men, women, and teens through some of life's toughest transitions. When you find yourself assessing your life and wanting more from it, I will make sure that you have the tools, guidance, and inspiration that you need. I am a culturally compassionate clinician, and I welcome and celebrate diversity. "
Angela Vigna, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 422-7904
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"Suicidal thoughts, self-harm, angry outbursts, or other damaging behaviors impacting your or your teen's relationships &/or academic/job success? If you answered "yes" you would benefit from Central Coast DBT's comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for adults & adolescents including individual therapy, skills training groups, & phone coaching. I have intensive DBT training & extensive experience treating severe emotional/behavioral issues in adults & teens. I am also able to offer DBT-Informed Therapy, CBT, & psychodynamic interventions for clients who aren't candidates for comprehensive DBT."
Katherine Levinger Olson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students. "
Lesbian Allied
(805) 491-9011
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students. "
Jennifer Vogel, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, #107559
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 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."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 693-4160
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"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."
Wendy A. McFarland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes."
Lesbian Allied
(805) 335-6984
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Lesbian Allied
"For many people it is hard to ask for help when it comes to sorting out the challenges of life. Making the decision to seek assistance from a therapist is courageous and can be rewarded with a safe, warm and supportive therapy environment. I work with people who often feel they are in crisis, experience anxiety or depression, have a low sense of self and struggle with the relationships in their lives but are motivated to gain insight and skills that are necessary to make lasting positive changes."

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If you're lesbian or are looking for help with being lesbian in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara lesbian Therapist, these Therapists provide therapy for lesbians in Downtown, Santa Barbara and counseling for lesbians or lesbian clients. These professionals are sensitive to the lesbian lifestyle in Downtown, Santa Barbara or Downtown, Santa Barbara homosexual life, including lesbian couples, lesbian marriage in Downtown, Santa Barbara, lesbian teens and lesbian parenting.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
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For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.