Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
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(805) 317-4878
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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."
Marjorie Schuman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 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."
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(805) 319-6697
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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"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."
A. Christine Dawkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
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(805) 507-7062
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
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. "
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(805) 324-6675
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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. "
Cecile Lyons, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 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."
Out of Network
(805) 586-3943
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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."
Beverly Januszewski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan."
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(805) 591-8112
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Out of Network
"As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan."
Ryan Smith, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
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. "
Out of Network
(805) 954-9081
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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
Santa Barbara, California 93108
"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."
Out of Network
(805) 946-1612
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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Out of Network
"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."
Laurel Connell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 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."
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(805) 242-0054
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93103
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"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."
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
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(805) 250-4027
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"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."
Marilyn J Owen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
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."
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(805) 413-4895
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Out of Network
"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."
Curtis Knecht, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"You want to have a positive impact in your relationships, work and personal life... and something isn't working - you are blocked, stuck in self-defeating patterns, wounded by life's inevitable pain... you need support to break free and move forward on the path of your heart. How do you choose the support that's right for you?"
Out of Network
(323) 772-5918
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Out of Network
"You want to have a positive impact in your relationships, work and personal life... and something isn't working - you are blocked, stuck in self-defeating patterns, wounded by life's inevitable pain... you need support to break free and move forward on the path of your heart. How do you choose the support that's right for you?"
Erin Bunnell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Online, Video, Therapy
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93108
"Although we cannot change people, places, or things there are positive ways to grow stronger through adversity. My expertise, experience, and modern approach will help you overcome challenges and address situations that are not working in your life. With a strong therapeutic relationship and understanding of your goals, I will support, challenge and inspire you to move forward. Let us work together and find solutions. With 20 years of experience, and the online tools I offer to stay connected, I am very accessible, responsive and eager to be an online support in your life!"
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(805) 870-8916
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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Out of Network
"Although we cannot change people, places, or things there are positive ways to grow stronger through adversity. My expertise, experience, and modern approach will help you overcome challenges and address situations that are not working in your life. With a strong therapeutic relationship and understanding of your goals, I will support, challenge and inspire you to move forward. Let us work together and find solutions. With 20 years of experience, and the online tools I offer to stay connected, I am very accessible, responsive and eager to be an online support in your life!"
Aaron Nash, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I have a background in a number of disciplines and have successfully treated clients using Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Voice Dialogue and Art Therapy. I also incorporate the basic principles of Zen-Buddhism, which I have studied and practiced for a number of years. Being an ex-addict, I'm comfortable with the addictive personality and I have a comprehensive knowledge of the 12-step programs. I have experience coordinating with social workers and psychiatrists. While interning I worked at an adolescent group home which proves useful in children and adolescents."
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(805) 317-4758
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Out of Network
"I have a background in a number of disciplines and have successfully treated clients using Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Voice Dialogue and Art Therapy. I also incorporate the basic principles of Zen-Buddhism, which I have studied and practiced for a number of years. Being an ex-addict, I'm comfortable with the addictive personality and I have a comprehensive knowledge of the 12-step programs. I have experience coordinating with social workers and psychiatrists. While interning I worked at an adolescent group home which proves useful in children and adolescents."
Clinton Doyle Hollister, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 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."
Out of Network
(805) 214-6563
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93109
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Out of Network
"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."
Maria Stave, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93117
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Out of Network
(805) 214-6674
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93117
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Out of Network
"If you are facing difficulty in life (as we all have) I believe in getting the support and care you deserve. I have extensive knowledge in anxiety/depression, relationship issues, addiction/recovery, couples work and Alzheimer's disease / dementia. I also love working with children and teens (and even have two of my own)! I look at the issues we face in a whole-person approach and believe in exploring all aspects of a client's health including mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise."
Brandi Davis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT, CPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
" Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment. "
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(310) 340-1029
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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" Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment. "
Kelli Sullivan - SBMFT Private Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93103
"Kelli Sullivan, SBMFT, specializes in working with teens and young adults struggling with mood and personality disorders as well as addictions. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Kelli offers a comfortable and friendly environment for client's to improve their coping and communication skills."
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(805) 467-7306
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93103
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Out of Network
"Kelli Sullivan, SBMFT, specializes in working with teens and young adults struggling with mood and personality disorders as well as addictions. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Kelli offers a comfortable and friendly environment for client's to improve their coping and communication skills."
Judith E Rubenstein, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self."
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(805) 288-6441
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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"I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self."
Revel Miller, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"I work best with motivated men and women who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but they eventually recognized the need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a sign of weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and learn to openly share their feelings and thoughts in order to solve their problems and make lasting gains. I respect and honor my clients."
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(805) 980-7969
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Out of Network
"I work best with motivated men and women who are committed to working on clearly identified psychological and relationship problems. My clients have tried to solve issues on their own but they eventually recognized the need for professional assistance. They realize that therapists have no magical quick cures and that treatment takes courage, persistence and risk-taking. My clients learn that seeking help is a strength, not a sign of weakness. They develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and learn to openly share their feelings and thoughts in order to solve their problems and make lasting gains. I respect and honor my clients."

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Out of Network Therapists
An out-of-network Therapist in Santa Barbara has not agreed to any set rate with your insurer. Your plan may require higher co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance for out-of-network care and you may need to pay the difference between your insurer's allowed amount and what the Therapist charges.

The costs for a Santa Barbara out-of-network Therapist also depend on your type of plan:

In a Health Maintenance Organization, or HMO, or Exclusive Provider Network, or EPO, you generally have to pay the full cost of any out-of-network care.

In a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Point-of-Service (POS) plan, you will usually have to pay a higher deductible and or a higher co-pay plus a higher percentage co-insurance plus, the difference between the allowed amount and your provider's actual rate.

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.

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.