Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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(805) 360-5526
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to help people find purpose and meaning in their lives. I work collaboratively with my patients to help them to navigate life transitions, resolve interpersonal issues, achieve goals, and create the life changes they desire.
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(805) 410-1344
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Medicare
I believe the primary goal of psychotherapy is to help people find purpose and meaning in their lives. I work collaboratively with my patients to help them to navigate life transitions, resolve interpersonal issues, achieve goals, and create the life changes they desire.
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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!
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(805) 250-8097
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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!
Photo of Michael P Sipiora, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to reflect on the deeper dimensions of your experience, and to recognize your own unique callings in life. The goal in existential therapy is to experience greater freedom in making the choices that empower you to be the kind of person you most want to be. Psychological freedom is twofold: freedom from the unwarranted fears, anxieties and assorted forms of emotional distress that constrict our life engagements, and at the same time, a freedom to engage in the vital relationships, creative activities, and genuine responsibilities that characterize a meaningful and fulfilling life.
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(805) 467-7004
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Medicare
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to reflect on the deeper dimensions of your experience, and to recognize your own unique callings in life. The goal in existential therapy is to experience greater freedom in making the choices that empower you to be the kind of person you most want to be. Psychological freedom is twofold: freedom from the unwarranted fears, anxieties and assorted forms of emotional distress that constrict our life engagements, and at the same time, a freedom to engage in the vital relationships, creative activities, and genuine responsibilities that characterize a meaningful and fulfilling life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together.
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(925) 695-7956
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Is your life lacking a crucial dimension? Are you suffering from ungratifying relationships? Do you find yourself in frustratingly similar binds over and over but are not clear how you got there or how to free yourself? Do you attract difficult or impossible people, or seek more effective ways to manage them? You may be living according to a "blueprint" you scarcely know. Would you like to explore, and transform, your blueprint? I work with adults, and parent-child pairs, to identify frustrating patterns in relationships, their sources, and the "filters" and "blinders" that powerfully affect others.
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(805) 244-5826
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Medicare
Is your life lacking a crucial dimension? Are you suffering from ungratifying relationships? Do you find yourself in frustratingly similar binds over and over but are not clear how you got there or how to free yourself? Do you attract difficult or impossible people, or seek more effective ways to manage them? You may be living according to a "blueprint" you scarcely know. Would you like to explore, and transform, your blueprint? I work with adults, and parent-child pairs, to identify frustrating patterns in relationships, their sources, and the "filters" and "blinders" that powerfully affect others.
Photo of Valerie Friedman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
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(805) 960-5496
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
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.
Photo of Ronald Lloyd Iverson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
It is an honor to accompany individuals into the psyche where our deepest wounds are sometimes hidden. Healing energies can often be found in those depths, stimulating growth toward a more whole, authentic and satisfying existence. Sometimes the pain is on the surface, and symptom relief is necessary to allow the individual to return to a more effective functioning level. This can be accomplished through a combination of cognitive approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and body-centered approaches (i.e., focusing, embodied dream work, mindfulness).
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(805) 633-4465
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Medicare
It is an honor to accompany individuals into the psyche where our deepest wounds are sometimes hidden. Healing energies can often be found in those depths, stimulating growth toward a more whole, authentic and satisfying existence. Sometimes the pain is on the surface, and symptom relief is necessary to allow the individual to return to a more effective functioning level. This can be accomplished through a combination of cognitive approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and body-centered approaches (i.e., focusing, embodied dream work, mindfulness).
Photo of Cecile Lyons, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully.
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(805) 586-3943
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully.
Photo of Lauren Guy, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As individuals progress though life, therapy can be a vital component to navigating challenges, increasing self-understanding, and reducing unwanted psychological symptoms. Utilizing a strength-based and solution-oriented approach combined with traditional therapy techniques, I provide personalized psychotherapy and coaching to assist each individual in achieving their goals. I believe in a comprehensive treatment approach to create healthy change and assist clients in envisioning the future they desire.
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(805) 918-4736
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
As individuals progress though life, therapy can be a vital component to navigating challenges, increasing self-understanding, and reducing unwanted psychological symptoms. Utilizing a strength-based and solution-oriented approach combined with traditional therapy techniques, I provide personalized psychotherapy and coaching to assist each individual in achieving their goals. I believe in a comprehensive treatment approach to create healthy change and assist clients in envisioning the future they desire.
Photo of Sharon L Rapp, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I practice Positive Psychology, the study of what makes life worth living. Things that are good in life are every bit as important and genuine as what is bad. What is good isn’t simply the absence of problems, but is something that exists in its own right. Good isn’t the reverse or reciprocal of disorder, but stands on its own and requires its own explanation. We can look at the positive aspects of life and help an individual develop a balanced view of their circumstances and how they plan to address the issue(s) they are facing.
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(805) 324-6690
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
I practice Positive Psychology, the study of what makes life worth living. Things that are good in life are every bit as important and genuine as what is bad. What is good isn’t simply the absence of problems, but is something that exists in its own right. Good isn’t the reverse or reciprocal of disorder, but stands on its own and requires its own explanation. We can look at the positive aspects of life and help an individual develop a balanced view of their circumstances and how they plan to address the issue(s) they are facing.
Photo of Jean Densmore John, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MS, RDN Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Are you longing for joy, passion, creativity and a sense of wholeness? Do you want to be energetically free from physical and/or emotional pain? Do you want to recover fully from an eating disorder or disordered eating that is affecting the quality of your life? Do you want to lose or gain weight? Do you want to be more creatively expressed? Does anxiety and fear hold you back from developing meaningful relationships? Perhaps you are suffering from infertility? Feelings of loss and longing? Feeling stuck? I would love to work with you, to help you move from inside out.
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(805) 468-4871
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Medicare
Are you longing for joy, passion, creativity and a sense of wholeness? Do you want to be energetically free from physical and/or emotional pain? Do you want to recover fully from an eating disorder or disordered eating that is affecting the quality of your life? Do you want to lose or gain weight? Do you want to be more creatively expressed? Does anxiety and fear hold you back from developing meaningful relationships? Perhaps you are suffering from infertility? Feelings of loss and longing? Feeling stuck? I would love to work with you, to help you move from inside out.
Photo of Mark A Hirshfeld, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
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(805) 285-3938
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
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.
Photo of Elizabeth Alden, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs.
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(805) 246-7623 x1
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
Are you in the midst of a personal crisis or a life transition? Do you know you need to make changes in your life? Psychotherapy is a supportive, confidential way to approach these issues. An initial appointment will assess your concerns and develop recommendations to best meet your needs.
Photo of Dr. Deborah Smilovitz Foster, Psychologist
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).
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(805) 324-6515
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
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).
Photo of Anthony Bonavita, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life is truly uncertain, yet the current pandemic has highlighted and intensified this experience for many of us. COVID-19 is changing how we look at and experience life, work and relationships, thus creating new thoughts and feelings about our lives. Whether you are encountering anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and/or other possibly debilitating physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual obstacles they can be worked with during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, with over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings I work with burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress and other stressors.
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(805) 288-8658
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
Life is truly uncertain, yet the current pandemic has highlighted and intensified this experience for many of us. COVID-19 is changing how we look at and experience life, work and relationships, thus creating new thoughts and feelings about our lives. Whether you are encountering anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and/or other possibly debilitating physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual obstacles they can be worked with during this time of uncertainty. Additionally, with over 15 years of experience in various healthcare settings I work with burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress and other stressors.
Photo of Gina Wind, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
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(831) 621-5873
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Medicare
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Photo of Betsy Bates Freed, Psychologist
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.
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(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Medicare
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.
Photo of Veronica Calkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
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(562) 268-1330
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.

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