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.
Queer Allied
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
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, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
Queer Allied
(805) 323-9550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
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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.
Queer Allied
(661) 247-0168
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Queer Allied
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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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Queer Allied
(805) 316-7350
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
Queer Allied
(805) 837-1833
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
Whether you’re looking for meaningful change, to heal, to understand yourself more deeply or to improve your relationships, my role is to help you get there. I help individuals discover the tools and develop the skills they need to create a resilient mental landscape to cultivate change and growth. I value one’s unique life experiences and beliefs and use warmth, compassion, and humor to understand and connect with clients so that I can best assist them on their journey. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of treatment, and I honor the opportunity to collaborate with each person/couple/family.
Marriage & Family Therapist, M, A Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Zoom sessions are available during this time of social distancing. My passion is working with couples. I am a PACT Level 1 Couples Therapist and I have received extensive training from the Couples Institute in Menlo Park. Studying with Stan Tatkin PhD and Ellyn Bader PhD have given me the extra education to help couples. My sessions are two hours. I find the extra time makes all the difference in how productive and useful each session can be.
Queer Allied
(805) 250-4334
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
Zoom sessions are available during this time of social distancing. My passion is working with couples. I am a PACT Level 1 Couples Therapist and I have received extensive training from the Couples Institute in Menlo Park. Studying with Stan Tatkin PhD and Ellyn Bader PhD have given me the extra education to help couples. My sessions are two hours. I find the extra time makes all the difference in how productive and useful each session can be.
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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.
Queer Allied
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
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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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Human lives are dynamic, unpredictable and full of challenges that can be exciting and life-affirming as they expose us to both the vulnerability and the beauty of our humanness. But sometimes life pushes us beyond the limits of our resilience – to the point of being overwhelmed or emotionally bereft. We may feel completely stuck, questioning everything about our lives, our values, and our purpose. These moments threaten our identity and selfhood as well as our relationships with others. We may feel alone, unlovable and unworthy, sometimes holding the weight of regret, secrets, and shame.
Queer Allied
(805) 335-6749
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
Human lives are dynamic, unpredictable and full of challenges that can be exciting and life-affirming as they expose us to both the vulnerability and the beauty of our humanness. But sometimes life pushes us beyond the limits of our resilience – to the point of being overwhelmed or emotionally bereft. We may feel completely stuck, questioning everything about our lives, our values, and our purpose. These moments threaten our identity and selfhood as well as our relationships with others. We may feel alone, unlovable and unworthy, sometimes holding the weight of regret, secrets, and shame.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93116
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.
Queer Allied
(805) 608-4271
Verified

Santa Barbara, CA 93116
Queer Allied
We are living in highly unusual, transformative times that has us asking more mindful questions about the ways in which we live. Many of us may be experiencing increased levels of fear and uncertainty as a result. These external stressors may contribute to feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, isolation, relationship conflicts, and depression. I am deeply aware of the ways we have all had to rearrange our social gatherings, family settings, and individual needs in order to live. These challenges we are faced with also present a unique opportunity to do something different than before.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work primarily with children, teens, young adults, and families in crisis. My goal is to help teens and young adults better manage the growing pains associated with life transitions and avoid the pitfalls of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, and other unhealthy coping skills.
Queer Allied
(805) 243-3616
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
I work primarily with children, teens, young adults, and families in crisis. My goal is to help teens and young adults better manage the growing pains associated with life transitions and avoid the pitfalls of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, and other unhealthy coping skills.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Queer Allied
(805) 296-7072
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Queer Allied
Are you feeling anxious or stressed and find it hard to get out of your head? Do you feel consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel stuck in a sad place from a past loss or a present difficulty or feel little hope for the future. These feelings can cause us to isolate and feel misunderstood by others. Many times, people feel beaten down by the world and end up turning their experiences inward, feeding a harsh self-critic who makes us doubt or judge ourselves, taking us away from the power of our inner resources. When we feel disconnected to ourselves, it is harder to build trust to connect to others and the larger world.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAMF Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
**ONLINE THERAPY VIDEO THERAPY** Due to the recent CODIV-19 health risks, you may be experiencing higher than normal stress levels. Helping men and fathers through this difficult time. If you are considering seeking professional support during this stressful time, please consider online Telehealth/video therapy sessions. You don’t have to leave your house. All services are online from the comfort of your own home. If you live in California call today for a video session.
Queer Allied
(818) 938-2307
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
**ONLINE THERAPY VIDEO THERAPY** Due to the recent CODIV-19 health risks, you may be experiencing higher than normal stress levels. Helping men and fathers through this difficult time. If you are considering seeking professional support during this stressful time, please consider online Telehealth/video therapy sessions. You don’t have to leave your house. All services are online from the comfort of your own home. If you live in California call today for a video session.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life.
Queer Allied
(805) 467-7311 x103
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
When faced with difficult emotions or circumstances, it can often feel as though there is nothing to trust in or hold on to. My passion is supporting clients in finding greater freedom in their lives through developing a deeper understanding and trust in themselves.
Queer Allied
(805) 429-6158
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
When faced with difficult emotions or circumstances, it can often feel as though there is nothing to trust in or hold on to. My passion is supporting clients in finding greater freedom in their lives through developing a deeper understanding and trust in themselves.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
Queer Allied
(818) 722-9021
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever road you find yourself.
Queer Allied
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever road you find yourself.
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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.
Queer Allied
(805) 301-9824
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Queer Allied
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
In my practice, I rely on the wisdom of both Eastern and Western healing modalities to promote holistic wellness for individuals, teens and couples in Santa Barbara, and throughout California via video sessions. My goal is to support clients as they seek to heal past hurts, create meaning around their experiences and grow into an authentic expression of who they truly are meant to be. Together, clients and I co-create a safe space for transformational inner work that leads to lasting growth.
Queer Allied
(805) 774-1359
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
In my practice, I rely on the wisdom of both Eastern and Western healing modalities to promote holistic wellness for individuals, teens and couples in Santa Barbara, and throughout California via video sessions. My goal is to support clients as they seek to heal past hurts, create meaning around their experiences and grow into an authentic expression of who they truly are meant to be. Together, clients and I co-create a safe space for transformational inner work that leads to lasting growth.
Photo of Laura Bulchis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
Queer Allied
(424) 372-8738
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Queer Allied
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
Photo of Sierra Rose Smargon, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Queer Allied
(805) 837-1750
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Queer Allied
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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Queer Allied Therapists
Queer counseling in Santa Barbara for queer clients

If you are queer or are looking for help with being queer in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara queer therapist, these professionals provide queer allied therapy in Santa Barbara and counseling for queer clients.

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.