Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
Psychodynamic
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
Psychodynamic
(562) 268-1330
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Ready to make some positive changes? People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some want relief from stressors, to improve their personal relationships, or develop their professional goals. Others want to break life-long defeating patterns or have experienced trauma that affects their relationships with self and others. After addressing pressing issues that require immediate attention, I provide a supportive environment to develop a deeper understanding of underlying dynamics that inform the choices you make.
Psychodynamic
(805) 323-9607
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
Ready to make some positive changes? People come to therapy for many different reasons. Some want relief from stressors, to improve their personal relationships, or develop their professional goals. Others want to break life-long defeating patterns or have experienced trauma that affects their relationships with self and others. After addressing pressing issues that require immediate attention, I provide a supportive environment to develop a deeper understanding of underlying dynamics that inform the choices you make.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I see therapy as a powerful process because of the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When a person chooses to begin the therapeutic process, they enter into a safe space in which they can begin to free themselves from that which has become constricted or blocked in their life. In this process, I offer companionship, interest, support, and alliance. Your life narrative becomes our focus, with sustained curiosity, attention and empathy. As a client, you then can become more curious, attentive, and empathic towards yourself.
Psychodynamic
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
I see therapy as a powerful process because of the collaborative relationship between the therapist and the client. When a person chooses to begin the therapeutic process, they enter into a safe space in which they can begin to free themselves from that which has become constricted or blocked in their life. In this process, I offer companionship, interest, support, and alliance. Your life narrative becomes our focus, with sustained curiosity, attention and empathy. As a client, you then can become more curious, attentive, and empathic towards yourself.
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Psychologist, PhD, CRC, QME, CP, NBC-HWC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
Psychodynamic
(805) 335-6756
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
I am available to assist you with coping during this uncertain and stressful time as well as assist you in achieving your goals I have extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in addressing the impact of crisis, stress and trauma providing crisis services since 9/11. As a National Board certified Health and Wellness Coach, I can help you achieve your wellness goals. All sessions are provided virtually I offer various groups that can augment individual therapy and/ or offer support and connection.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(805) 409-8250
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a Marriage, Family Therapist Associate who helps individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to self and others to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body image, mindfulness and improving self-esteem. l design a therapy program to meet your wellness goals. I’m passionate about my work and strive to help clients achieve greater peace, satisfaction, and connection in their relationships and lives.
Psychodynamic
(805) 324-6026
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
I am a Marriage, Family Therapist Associate who helps individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to self and others to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body image, mindfulness and improving self-esteem. l design a therapy program to meet your wellness goals. I’m passionate about my work and strive to help clients achieve greater peace, satisfaction, and connection in their relationships and lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work with clients who are struggling to function fully and effectively in some or all aspects of their lives. This struggle might arise from chemical dependency, mental health challenges, stage of life transitions, grief/loss, or the patterns that arise from early challenges, such as childhood trauma. My goal is to "tune in" to where you are and what you are needing in your life today, to be responsive to the particular needs of the individual, as a support, witness and guide.
Psychodynamic
(805) 409-8561
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
I work with clients who are struggling to function fully and effectively in some or all aspects of their lives. This struggle might arise from chemical dependency, mental health challenges, stage of life transitions, grief/loss, or the patterns that arise from early challenges, such as childhood trauma. My goal is to "tune in" to where you are and what you are needing in your life today, to be responsive to the particular needs of the individual, as a support, witness and guide.
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Psychologist, PhD, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I am devoted to growing and developing throughout life. There is always the possibility of bringing inner change to our lives. Moments occur in us when we experience a certainty that we need to change, and we are compelled to know about the deeper meaning of our lives. These are transformative moments that give depth and meaning to our lives.How can we cultivate deep caring for ourselves? I work collaboratively and synthesize the ideas of contemporary relational psychoanalysis and attachment theory in order to process experience and develop new and more meaningful and joyful patterns of life and relationship.
Psychodynamic
(805) 918-4028
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
I am devoted to growing and developing throughout life. There is always the possibility of bringing inner change to our lives. Moments occur in us when we experience a certainty that we need to change, and we are compelled to know about the deeper meaning of our lives. These are transformative moments that give depth and meaning to our lives.How can we cultivate deep caring for ourselves? I work collaboratively and synthesize the ideas of contemporary relational psychoanalysis and attachment theory in order to process experience and develop new and more meaningful and joyful patterns of life and relationship.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(805) 380-3163
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
Psychodynamic
(805) 214-8884
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
What your needs, your concerns and your goals are is important to me. You may find it hard to see the path ahead currently, together we can question and explore. Your story is unique. As a Jungian Analyst, and MFT, I will work alongside to help you develop skills and insight, deepen your self understanding and empower you to work toward your meaningful goals.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
Psychodynamic
(805) 214-8566
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life is challenging. We are expected to manage relationships, work, sickness, finances, and other stresses. Many of us come to experience significant anxiety, shame, anger, or depression in coping with the world. Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or longstanding concern, psychotherapy can help. With over 25 years of experience, I have assisted people in developing more effective ways of living. My therapeutic approach is informed by current neuroscience research, contemporary relational psychoanalytic thinking, phenomenology, and child development research.
Psychodynamic
(805) 250-8148
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
Life is challenging. We are expected to manage relationships, work, sickness, finances, and other stresses. Many of us come to experience significant anxiety, shame, anger, or depression in coping with the world. Whether you are facing an immediate crisis or longstanding concern, psychotherapy can help. With over 25 years of experience, I have assisted people in developing more effective ways of living. My therapeutic approach is informed by current neuroscience research, contemporary relational psychoanalytic thinking, phenomenology, and child development research.
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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.
Psychodynamic
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Psychodynamic
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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I specialize in healing relationships with self and other, whether they are painful, confusing, or just plain unsatisfying. If you're "going through the motions," you lost yourself, your anxious mind is driving you crazy, or if you can't decide whether to stay in that relationship or leave. I'll help you learn to manage those difficult emotions and confusing situations so that you can move through those life transitions and issues with a greater sense of confidence and ease.
Psychodynamic
(805) 623-4177
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
I specialize in healing relationships with self and other, whether they are painful, confusing, or just plain unsatisfying. If you're "going through the motions," you lost yourself, your anxious mind is driving you crazy, or if you can't decide whether to stay in that relationship or leave. I'll help you learn to manage those difficult emotions and confusing situations so that you can move through those life transitions and issues with a greater sense of confidence and ease.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
Psychodynamic
(805) 465-6393
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Psychodynamic
I have a broad based of experience in mental health. I believe I have significantly helped people with PTSD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Couples' Difficulties, Adolescents, Grief Issues, Communication Difficulties and Identity Issues. For more information visit: www.santabarbara-therapy.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR-II, RYT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
Psychodynamic
(310) 935-3665
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
Psychodynamic
(805) 804-5355
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
Are you HAPPY? In my 35 years in private practice I have found that what most people are looking for is HAPPINESS. Through my personal work in my own therapy and studying with Tibetan Masters and Native Elders I have been blessed with the secret of finding happiness. It is my life's work to share how to achieve happiness with individuals,couples and families. I have also come to believe that EMPATHY is the key to healthy,communicative relationships. I studied with Dr. Marshall Rosenbergs' and intergrate his techniques for Non-Violent Communication Skills in my work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LAADCCA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Your inner growth is completely dependent on the realization that you are not the voice in your head. If you observe the voice objectively you will notice that much of what it says is meaningless. The truth is, most of life unfolds in accordance with forces outside your control regardless of what your mind says about it. The voice in your head actually has no effect on anything or anybody, except you. It simply makes you feel better or worse about what is going on now, what has gone on in the past, or what might go on in the future. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that causes our problems.
Psychodynamic
(805) 323-9531
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
Your inner growth is completely dependent on the realization that you are not the voice in your head. If you observe the voice objectively you will notice that much of what it says is meaningless. The truth is, most of life unfolds in accordance with forces outside your control regardless of what your mind says about it. The voice in your head actually has no effect on anything or anybody, except you. It simply makes you feel better or worse about what is going on now, what has gone on in the past, or what might go on in the future. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that causes our problems.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Psychodynamic
(805) 774-1258
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychodynamic
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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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.

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. 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.