Anahita Navab Holden
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, interweaving techniques from psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness evidence-based treatments.
It is a courageous act to take the first step in pursuing therapy, and I feel honored to assist those beginning this process. My goal in working with people is to help cultivate the balance between finding grace in being present with life experiences, and the motivation to create meaningful changes in one’s life. If you are looking to begin the work of introspection and crafting the story of your life that you want to live, whether it may be in the areas of developing emotional coping skills or improving your relationships, I am here to help.
(805) 259-3987
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, interweaving techniques from psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness evidence-based treatments.
It is a courageous act to take the first step in pursuing therapy, and I feel honored to assist those beginning this process. My goal in working with people is to help cultivate the balance between finding grace in being present with life experiences, and the motivation to create meaningful changes in one’s life. If you are looking to begin the work of introspection and crafting the story of your life that you want to live, whether it may be in the areas of developing emotional coping skills or improving your relationships, I am here to help.
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Mari (Maria) Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Life Coaching skills, I will help you identify and create a path out of your current circumstances as well as help you find clarity, meaning and purpose through life's challenges. At this time (due to COVID-19), my services are via Telehealth (video or phone session) only.
(805) 243-3302
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Life Coaching skills, I will help you identify and create a path out of your current circumstances as well as help you find clarity, meaning and purpose through life's challenges. At this time (due to COVID-19), my services are via Telehealth (video or phone session) only.
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Allycia Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I utilize a combination of psychodynamic, DBT, mindfulness and client centered approaches to meet my clients where they are at and to address their needs as they arise during treatment I have also provided therapy in both English and Spanish and have extensive experience working with the Spanish speaking population.
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.
(510) 674-1117
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I utilize a combination of psychodynamic, DBT, mindfulness and client centered approaches to meet my clients where they are at and to address their needs as they arise during treatment I have also provided therapy in both English and Spanish and have extensive experience working with the Spanish speaking population.
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.
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Chelsea Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Drawing from psychodynamic, client-centered and trauma-informed approaches, I strive to empower and encourage individuals throughout the therapeutic process in a way that supports each individual.
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Santa Barbara. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut before departing for the West Coast where I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
(805) 243-1650
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Drawing from psychodynamic, client-centered and trauma-informed approaches, I strive to empower and encourage individuals throughout the therapeutic process in a way that supports each individual.
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Foresight Santa Barbara. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut before departing for the West Coast where I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
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Kathleen Mintzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Relational, and stress management tools in my practice.
I enjoy working with adults who are ready and willing to work on issues that stand in their way of being content in their lives. I work with individuals who are often dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, medical issues, relationship problems, work or school difficulties, grief, loss and/or change. If you would like things to be different in your life and are ready to see if we can work together, please give me a call.
(805) 813-8482
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Relational, and stress management tools in my practice.
I enjoy working with adults who are ready and willing to work on issues that stand in their way of being content in their lives. I work with individuals who are often dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, medical issues, relationship problems, work or school difficulties, grief, loss and/or change. If you would like things to be different in your life and are ready to see if we can work together, please give me a call.
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Laurel O'Connor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of modalities to best serve each individual including psychodynamic and attachment theories, CBT, somatic based therapies and EMDR.
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
(805) 706-8878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of modalities to best serve each individual including psychodynamic and attachment theories, CBT, somatic based therapies and EMDR.
There are times in our lives when we are presented with challenging circumstances. These experiences can be enormously difficult yet they also provide an opportunity for tremendous growth. The guidance and support of a trusted professional can be vital in regaining a sense of balance and ability to move forward in a positive way. What I have come to understand from my own life and education is that our suffering is often caused by losing connection to ourselves and others. With care and curiosity we can rebuild this sense of connection and foster the change necessary to create a healthy and meaningful life.
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Jo-Anne Blatter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
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.
(805) 421-4645
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
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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Brooke Sears
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My work is informed by mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, existential and psychodynamic psychology.
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
(805) 774-1258
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My work is informed by mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, existential and psychodynamic psychology.
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
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Christina Mentes
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have over 15 years of experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, relational issues, psychological disabilities, GBLT, diversity & women's concerns. I recognize how crucial it is to differentiate life issues from psychological disorders to ensure appropriate treatment. Initially, I like to complete a thorough assessment to better understand you and your concerns. Then we are able to work together to develop a treatment plan to best meet your individualized needs. As a Psychologist, I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions.
(805) 250-4649
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I have over 15 years of experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, relational issues, psychological disabilities, GBLT, diversity & women's concerns. I recognize how crucial it is to differentiate life issues from psychological disorders to ensure appropriate treatment. Initially, I like to complete a thorough assessment to better understand you and your concerns. Then we are able to work together to develop a treatment plan to best meet your individualized needs. As a Psychologist, I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions.
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Dr. Amber Dawn Stickerod
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
A specialized treatment plan will be created collaboratively using primarily a blend of Psychodynamic Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Therapy can be the catalyst that allows you to evolve past overwhelming feelings of discouragement, disappointment, distraction, frustration, boredom, heartbreak, burnout, and uncertainty. Exploring possible resistances and defenses like toxic habits/relationships, perfectionism/fear of failure, procrastination/avoidance, imposter syndrome/inferiority complex, unresolved anger/grief, and ancestral trauma are often themes people attend to in session. Identifying strengths, cultivating confidence/authentic expression and unlocking dormant gifts/talents/"the unlived life" are also addressed.
(805) 303-8082
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
A specialized treatment plan will be created collaboratively using primarily a blend of Psychodynamic Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Therapy can be the catalyst that allows you to evolve past overwhelming feelings of discouragement, disappointment, distraction, frustration, boredom, heartbreak, burnout, and uncertainty. Exploring possible resistances and defenses like toxic habits/relationships, perfectionism/fear of failure, procrastination/avoidance, imposter syndrome/inferiority complex, unresolved anger/grief, and ancestral trauma are often themes people attend to in session. Identifying strengths, cultivating confidence/authentic expression and unlocking dormant gifts/talents/"the unlived life" are also addressed.
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Couples Therapy Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My orientation is primarily psychodynamic.
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH. Crisis Response to mass critical incidents. Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 23 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
(805) 883-6199
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My orientation is primarily psychodynamic.
CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH. Crisis Response to mass critical incidents. Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 23 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
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Anne A Parkford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling anxious, irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty in your relationships at home or at work? You don't have to go through this alone. We can often struggle in a life situation or circumstance and just feel stuck. What I know is that it is almost always possible to feel better and gain clearer insights into what makes us happy and what gets in our way. My approach in therapy is both humanistic and psychodynamic, with the core principles of mindfulness and self-compassion at the heart of my practice.
(661) 241-0967
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling anxious, irritable or sad? Are you having difficulty in your relationships at home or at work? You don't have to go through this alone. We can often struggle in a life situation or circumstance and just feel stuck. What I know is that it is almost always possible to feel better and gain clearer insights into what makes us happy and what gets in our way. My approach in therapy is both humanistic and psychodynamic, with the core principles of mindfulness and self-compassion at the heart of my practice.
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Sara Firestone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I tend to utilize a psychodynamic or attachment lens when working with clients to develop a deeper understanding of why they feel the way they do and offer new strategies for better coping within their lives today.
Sometimes the most challenging moments in our lives can lead to the most growth and healing. My goal as a therapist is to support you through those difficult times. Together we can work to improve your relationship with yourself, strengthen your relationships with others, and learn strategies to help you cope more effectively with life’s challenges. My approach is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental, and I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them reach their goals.
(805) 883-6166
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I tend to utilize a psychodynamic or attachment lens when working with clients to develop a deeper understanding of why they feel the way they do and offer new strategies for better coping within their lives today.
Sometimes the most challenging moments in our lives can lead to the most growth and healing. My goal as a therapist is to support you through those difficult times. Together we can work to improve your relationship with yourself, strengthen your relationships with others, and learn strategies to help you cope more effectively with life’s challenges. My approach is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental, and I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them reach their goals.
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Elizabeth Alden
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
My orientation is psychodynamic and interpersonal.
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.
(805) 246-7623 x1
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
My orientation is psychodynamic and interpersonal.
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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Cybil Gilbertson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I collaborate with individuals and couples utilizing a psychodynamic, Depth and somatic-oriented approach.
Therapy is not something I "do" to you; it is a collaboration and conversation we have together. I look forward to being your partner in co-creating a place within that feels more like home. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, specifically women and parents. I also enjoy working with couples who may want to do things in a new way than what they have learned in the past; commit, parent, partner, and break-up. I feel especially akin to nature-lovers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and creatives/artistic types. If you are curious to know the wisdom of your body and soul, I may be the therapist for you. What is your gut saying?
(805) 386-9108
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I collaborate with individuals and couples utilizing a psychodynamic, Depth and somatic-oriented approach.
Therapy is not something I "do" to you; it is a collaboration and conversation we have together. I look forward to being your partner in co-creating a place within that feels more like home. I enjoy working with individuals and couples, specifically women and parents. I also enjoy working with couples who may want to do things in a new way than what they have learned in the past; commit, parent, partner, and break-up. I feel especially akin to nature-lovers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and creatives/artistic types. If you are curious to know the wisdom of your body and soul, I may be the therapist for you. What is your gut saying?
Nicholas James Dogris
Psychologist, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
cogntiive behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities, EMDR, etc.
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
(760) 819-7277
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
cogntiive behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities, EMDR, etc.
I am the CEO and co-founder of NeuroField, Inc.,a company that develops specialized neurostimulation modalities designed to restore functionality to your brain. Have you ever wondered why psychotherapy fails? Have you or a family member suffered from an injury that impacts the way your brain functions? Do you or your child have problems academically or socially? If your brain is damaged, it's hard to learn new skills and function in the world. One way to correct these problems is with neurotherapy. I am an expert in neurotherpy and have been practicing in the field since 1987.
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Pilar Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, SEP Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, somatic, and intuitive, and my clinical training in depth-oriented psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing™ supports clients to access deeper layers within their psyche and body.
You’ve most likely been led here because something wants to shift or shed. It is common, and often necessary within our lifetime, to experience many seasons of challenge—for every one of these challenges represents an opportunity to grow deeper into who we truly are. Through the understanding and felt experience of our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, the otherwise unconscious parts of ourselves may be heard. To see ourselves - and each other - for who we truly are takes vulnerability, courage, and curiosity. I support clients alongside their journey toward truth through attunement and empathy in the confidential space of therapy.
(805) 554-0869
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, somatic, and intuitive, and my clinical training in depth-oriented psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing™ supports clients to access deeper layers within their psyche and body.
You’ve most likely been led here because something wants to shift or shed. It is common, and often necessary within our lifetime, to experience many seasons of challenge—for every one of these challenges represents an opportunity to grow deeper into who we truly are. Through the understanding and felt experience of our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, the otherwise unconscious parts of ourselves may be heard. To see ourselves - and each other - for who we truly are takes vulnerability, courage, and curiosity. I support clients alongside their journey toward truth through attunement and empathy in the confidential space of therapy.
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Solomon Ndungu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
(805) 749-2056
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic. Using the most appropriate and beneficial modality that fits with the client and their needs. I work collaboratively with a client to arrive at their personal goals in therapy. I have found life is a journey of learning how to live to the fullest with all the gifts that we possess and discovering others along the way. With all the experiences that we have in this life, a persons perspective makes a huge difference in how they experience it. My hope is to help find the perspective that helps alleviate suffering and creates a space for healing and thriving.
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Jennifer Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I draw on person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral theories, but treatment is individualized to best fit each unique situation and person.
There are times when life can feel overwhelming and your usual coping tools are no longer working. Whether you are experiencing a general sense of anxiety and unhappiness, feeling strained in your relationships, undergoing a big transition, or looking to deepen your self-awareness, therapy can help. I provide a warm and safe place to explore these issues and learn more about yourself and your story. Together, we will build awareness and develop tools to create a greater sense of connection and joy in your life, work, and relationships.
(805) 243-2683
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I draw on person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral theories, but treatment is individualized to best fit each unique situation and person.
There are times when life can feel overwhelming and your usual coping tools are no longer working. Whether you are experiencing a general sense of anxiety and unhappiness, feeling strained in your relationships, undergoing a big transition, or looking to deepen your self-awareness, therapy can help. I provide a warm and safe place to explore these issues and learn more about yourself and your story. Together, we will build awareness and develop tools to create a greater sense of connection and joy in your life, work, and relationships.
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Sonja Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
Using a psychodynamic approach as a foundation, I blend various modalities and techniques, including Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Drama Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic processing.
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.
(805) 946-1612
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
Using a psychodynamic approach as a foundation, I blend various modalities and techniques, including Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Drama Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic processing.
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.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Santa Barbara, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.