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.
Mood Disorders
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Mood Disorders
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Over the past 30+ years, I have had the honor of treating people from all walks of life across the lifespan. I am a licensed psychologist with with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment modalities. I have experience treating various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, OCD, as well as relationship or couple-related conflict. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy for those who want to improve their relationship.
Mood Disorders
(805) 695-3645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
Over the past 30+ years, I have had the honor of treating people from all walks of life across the lifespan. I am a licensed psychologist with with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment modalities. I have experience treating various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, OCD, as well as relationship or couple-related conflict. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also offer Gottman Method Couples Therapy for those who want to improve their relationship.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
Mood Disorders
(805) 335-6749
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
Our lives are filled with challenges, large and small. The best of these expose us to the power and vulnerability of our humanity. Facing these challenges can make for positive, at times life-affirming experiences. At other times, these challenges can be daunting or scary. The thought of confronting them leaves us stuck, anxious or fearful. In extreme cases, we may be rendered emotionally unstable - our psyches overwhelmed - unable to live in accordance with our typical, everyday lives. We question everything - our values, our purpose. Pushed to the edge of or beyond our limits, we feel small, alone, unlovable, unworthy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Mood Disorders
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Mood Disorders
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
Mood Disorders
(805) 973-0751
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them -- relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
Mood Disorders
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Mood Disorders
With more than 40 years in practice, I bring my clients experience and insight delivered in a warm, honest, supportive and interactive therapeutic experience. My goal is to help you gain insight into your thoughts and behaviors and then to translate these insights into conscious actions that will help you create positive change. I integrate both psychodynamic work and cognitive behavioral techniques with a very practical approach to resolving your real world concerns such as job stress, relationship conflict and relationship growth, parenting, health issues, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, aging, memory impairment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
Mood Disorders
(805) 467-6827
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CHT, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
Mood Disorders
(805) 669-9871
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Mood Disorders
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist. Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative therapy that helps people heal by accessing and loving their protective and wounded inner parts. IFScreates inner and outer connectedness. I have incorporated IFS in my therapy approach. This provides a safe and focused environment for you to begin to feel self-empowered aspects of Self and enhance your therapy success.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
Mood Disorders
(805) 516-0314
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
I believe that it is never too late to change and that asking for and accepting help is essential to living a balanced life. Additionally, I view failures and hardships as lessons and opportunities for growth. Even if the present feels unbearable, the future is still full of possibility.
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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).
Mood Disorders
(805) 324-6515
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
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 Evan McGown, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
Mood Disorders
(831) 231-0925
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
There are times in life when we know things need to change, but we don’t know how or doubt that we can. Other times, life gives us plenty of changes that we don’t want. Whatever your struggle, I’m here to support you and walk with you through it. I utilize evidence-based modern therapies as well as draw from the inspiration of nature, art, dreams and indigenous healing traditions in order to help bring about the natural change being called for.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
Mood Disorders
(805) 380-3842
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Mood Disorders
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. She uses TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, as well as coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients often feel. There IS a sustainable way to live a happier, healthier life!
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
Mood Disorders
(805) 316-7170
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
Mood Disorders
I specialize in assessing and diagnosing various learning, social, emotional, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children, adolescents and adults. I provide comprehensive psychological evaluations in the following areas: forensic (civil and criminal), public safety, academic, cognitive, and medical. I am a qualified medical examiner (QME) and POST-certified. In addition to psychological evaluations, I can assist as a neutral and independent expert witness or consultant.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
Mood Disorders
(805) 242-0054
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Mood Disorders
I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself.
Photo of Meghan Rudd, PhD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
Mood Disorders
(805) 516-0517
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
It's possible to access your inner wisdom and feel a sense of safety and belonging in this world; to hear your soul's calling and respond; to live into your deepest truths. When change is desired, the psychotherapy process transforms overwhelming fears, frustrations, and responsibilities into guides that keep one true to one's authentic path. I am here to journey with you; to help you create a place for your most sacred aspects of self so that you can feel more connected to yourself, to others, and to the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Mood Disorders
(805) 856-6736
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
Mood Disorders
(805) 380-3163
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
My approach to therapy is relational. I believe the problems that lead people to therapy are often interpersonal in nature and I see the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent of change. I endeavor to create with my clients a relationship that does not repeat the problematic relational patterns that led them to therapy. I use the therapeutic relationship to show clients that different and more satisfying interpersonal outcomes are possible. I also draw upon an existential approach to help clients accept responsibility for their role in creating themselves, their relationships and their experiential world.
Photo of Jacquelyn Toth, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Mood Disorders
(805) 296-7072
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Mood Disorders
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
Mood Disorders
(805) 319-6697
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Mood Disorders
Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.
Mood Disorders
(805) 918-4815
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mood Disorders
I have over 25 years of experience in the field, specializing in the clinical treatment of eating disorders, child abuse, depression, anxiety, individual counseling, family and marriage counseling, and adolescent issues. I am also the Founder and Clinical Director of The Eating Disorder Center of Santa Barbara, LLC.

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Mood Disorders (Seasonal Affective, Post-Partum) Therapists
Mood Disorder is a clinical term given to a group of diagnoses in the DSM IV guide where an imbalance in someone's mood (e.g. hyper or depressed) is the main underlying feature of their condition. Mood Disorder may also be referred to as Mood Affective Disorder. Two types of mood disorders (or mood affective disorders) are broadly recognized; there are depressive disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), clinical depression or major depression. And bipolar disorder (BD), which used to be known as manic depression and is characterized by periods of mania or hypomania, interlaced with depressive episodes.

Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder or Seasonal Mood Disorder (SAD) is generally included within the former type/group as it's not characterized by hyper or manic moods.

If you're looking for help with mood disorders in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara mood disorder Therapist these professionals provide help for mood disorders. They include mood disorder Therapists in Santa Barbara, mood disorder psychologists, mood disorder psychotherapists and mood disorder counselors. They can help with counseling for mood disorders in Santa Barbara (mood disorder counseling) and Santa Barbara treatment for mood disorders.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. 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.