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.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATC, M-RAS, CAS
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 434-6087
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Welcome! My name is Debbie, I founded Aspira Counseling to provide integrative services that require sensitivity, discretion, resourcefulness and creativity! Counseling for alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors is a specialty and there are all kinds of different services that may be confusing to someone seeking help. Here, you can start with a simple conversation to see what your needs might be and how to best move forward. Whether you are looking for some clarification, brief intervention or intensive outpatient treatment, collaborative decision making based on your needs should make your journey easier. Please visit the website for more information.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 301-9824
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 618-2731
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 837-1750
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
We live in challenging stressful times. Expectations and pressures of all kinds can overwhelm our ability to cope and live the life we truly desire. If you feel stuck from tackling these issues on your own, I am here to accompany you. I believe that real healing and flourishing is possible when an individual is motivated to examine his or her struggles in a supportive environment. I have worked as a therapist and an educator in a variety of settings for 20 years, including community mental health, private practice and college/university counseling centers. My training and experience equip me to address a range of issues.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(909) 543-1994
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
We live in challenging stressful times. Expectations and pressures of all kinds can overwhelm our ability to cope and live the life we truly desire. If you feel stuck from tackling these issues on your own, I am here to accompany you. I believe that real healing and flourishing is possible when an individual is motivated to examine his or her struggles in a supportive environment. I have worked as a therapist and an educator in a variety of settings for 20 years, including community mental health, private practice and college/university counseling centers. My training and experience equip me to address a range of issues.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 804-5110
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a licensed psychologist in California. I have worked at a hospital, three university counseling centers, and a shelter for victims of domestic violence. I have provided psychological services to a very diverse mix of clients and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds. My clinical training has included individual psychotherapy, couples and group counseling, psychological assessment, multicultural counseling, crisis intervention, and outcome research. My therapeutic approach combines Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic Psychologies, frequently using hypnosis as an adjunct. I have also conducted research in hypnosis and partner abuse. In addition to English, I am fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(661) 247-0168
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
During these trying times, emotional, spiritual and psychological health matter. Because each person is unique, there is no set formula for helping someone find solutions and achieve goals. I focus on you and your particular circumstance without judgement in a process which is direct, supportive, and interactive. When choosing a therapist you want to consider experience and a sense that this is someone you can trust. I am a seasoned psychotherapist and have been training practitioners for over two decades. If what you've already tried is not working, I am here to help you explore, identify, and realize alternatives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 335-6801
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS + affordable couples' group. WE ARE RELATIONSHIP SPECIALISTS with fifty-years’ combined experience, married and passionately in-love. We love teaching other committed couples how to stop fighting and how to enjoy the relationship of their dreams. We ourselves once fought a lot! Though we know a wide spectrum of therapy tools, our most powerful is our signature system, the Couple CODE, which has performed miracles for us and for our committed clients! Usually we work together, but also see clients 1:1. I also supervise therapists. We have authored two books on our work to be published soon. see Couple-CODE.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RH -AHG Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 856-6941
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
You want to transform what's bothering you into deep wisdom. That can seem out of reach when you're in the middle of a mess, though. My job is to listen to the whole story, or as much as you want to tell, so we can find easy ways to ground you. You can build from a stable foundation. Do you feel you don't even know how to work up the energy for self-repair? Let me help you catch your breath. It liberates your reservoir of life-force as soon as you take the first step to self-care. Life's challenges point us toward clues in the sometimes mysterious road to vibrant health... not just getting by, but enjoying the life you deserve.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 674-1117
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
My counseling style is compassionate, reflective, and rooted in radical self acceptance. My focus is on helping you accept the parts of yourself that are hard to tolerate and be at peace with. I have been a psychotherapist for 13 years and I am licensed in the state of California. I have worked with people from various backgrounds that grapple with differing issues, such as, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain/illness, childhood abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, domestic violence and life transitions.
Photo of Tara Elise Schlener, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Every person is unique, and what one needs to heal and feel whole is also unique. I see each of my clients as the individuals that they are, and work with them using the method and process best for their healing and personal growth. Therapy is a process where alchemy can occur; together we can allow for this process, and the healing begins here. I use a Client Centered approach and integrate Family Systems, Dreamwork, EMDR, play therapy, and some astrology if the client requests this.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 774-1574
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Every person is unique, and what one needs to heal and feel whole is also unique. I see each of my clients as the individuals that they are, and work with them using the method and process best for their healing and personal growth. Therapy is a process where alchemy can occur; together we can allow for this process, and the healing begins here. I use a Client Centered approach and integrate Family Systems, Dreamwork, EMDR, play therapy, and some astrology if the client requests this.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 395-4533
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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.
Photo of Toni Wellen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Envision yourself relaxed, comfortable and positive in the face of anxiety, despair and pain? Sadly, those feelings can be overwhelming affecting happiness and physical health. There are crisis moments life when you feel overwhelmed, helpless and lack answers to problems. MINDFULNESS techniques will help you discover the solutions you need. I have 29 years experience helping individuals successfully overcome stress, crisis, depression, anxiety, insomnia, abuse, self-esteem, addiction, anger management and other life concerns using a reality-based practical approach in combination with positive empathy and respect. My methods using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy are highly effective with clients of all ages.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 467-7148
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Envision yourself relaxed, comfortable and positive in the face of anxiety, despair and pain? Sadly, those feelings can be overwhelming affecting happiness and physical health. There are crisis moments life when you feel overwhelmed, helpless and lack answers to problems. MINDFULNESS techniques will help you discover the solutions you need. I have 29 years experience helping individuals successfully overcome stress, crisis, depression, anxiety, insomnia, abuse, self-esteem, addiction, anger management and other life concerns using a reality-based practical approach in combination with positive empathy and respect. My methods using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy are highly effective with clients of all ages.
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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?
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 973-0751
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 214-8975
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with couples & individuals: *With couples,I focus our work within a developmental framework to achieve empathic communication and differentiation leading to deepened emotional intimacy; *With those experiencing life transitions, we explore the impact on us as individuals & on our relationships; *In navigating depression, life style choices, anxiety, and other struggles I provide the opportunity to challenge & ability to realize your potential *Teaching communication skills, the focus is to make the accompanying shift from looking outside ourselves for explanation to taking responsibility for Self. *I offer DBT for individuals/groups to develop the ability to regulate emotions.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 793-1738
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(310) 226-2826
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I work to help you be the best person possible. I empower clients to recognize their choices in life and take advantage of them. I enjoy working with adults, families, and couples, but especially love working with teens/adolescents and parents. I've had success with anxiety, stress, depression, family problems, relationship problems, and work and school issues. I have an eclectic style where I utilize methods that best suit my client's needs. I treat my clients with the utmost respect to create and environment of safety and comfort. My clients grow through the partnership we create together.
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Psychologist, PhD, MD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I offer, besides a caring psychotherapeutic relationship, a combined psychodynamic and Buddhist approach to psychology. Mindfulness meditation and therapy create a container to address feelings of anxiety, depression, worries about your relationships, existential and spiritual questions and also difficult themes like guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, loneliness, loss, anger, despair and disgrace. I welcome talking about spiritual or existential themes like lack of meaning or connectedness, a longing for greater freedom, sense of fulfilled spirituality, a life with compassion and wisdom. I welcome clients from diverse ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds. LTBG community very welcome.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(805) 409-8250
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I offer, besides a caring psychotherapeutic relationship, a combined psychodynamic and Buddhist approach to psychology. Mindfulness meditation and therapy create a container to address feelings of anxiety, depression, worries about your relationships, existential and spiritual questions and also difficult themes like guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, loneliness, loss, anger, despair and disgrace. I welcome talking about spiritual or existential themes like lack of meaning or connectedness, a longing for greater freedom, sense of fulfilled spirituality, a life with compassion and wisdom. I welcome clients from diverse ethnic, cultural and international backgrounds. LTBG community very welcome.

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