Cece Morton Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
In my private practice I specialize in relational issues as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD due to trauma. EMDR is a modality that I offer in addition to an integrative approach to talk therapy to help deepen an individual’s healing process. I help clients learn how to access internal resources by integrating body awareness with the thought process. In addition to hands on counseling experience , it is my my own life experiences that have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions.
(805) 312-7224
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
In my private practice I specialize in relational issues as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD due to trauma. EMDR is a modality that I offer in addition to an integrative approach to talk therapy to help deepen an individual’s healing process. I help clients learn how to access internal resources by integrating body awareness with the thought process. In addition to hands on counseling experience , it is my my own life experiences that have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions.
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
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Christine H Lewis
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD 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.
(805) 918-4028
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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.
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Anne A Parkford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I am a ceritfied RLT (Relational Life Therapy) therapist which is the foundation of my therapy with couples, and I integrate this approach with attachment and emotionally-focused couples 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
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I am a ceritfied RLT (Relational Life Therapy) therapist which is the foundation of my therapy with couples, and I integrate this approach with attachment and emotionally-focused couples 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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Annika Okamoto
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult and adolescent anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD, as well as mood disorders. My expertise is also in couples therapy and relational issues - I love working with couples, because of the synergy that relationships provide. I use a lot of active methods, arts, maps, genograms, physical space, roleplay methods: techniques and strategies beyond mere talk therapy that use nonverbal dimension.
(805) 586-2400
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adult and adolescent anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD, as well as mood disorders. My expertise is also in couples therapy and relational issues - I love working with couples, because of the synergy that relationships provide. I use a lot of active methods, arts, maps, genograms, physical space, roleplay methods: techniques and strategies beyond mere talk therapy that use nonverbal dimension.
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Robert Shafer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Besides having a doctorate in clinical psychology, I have been trained in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Relational Psychotherapy and Self Psychology .
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
(805) 793-0500
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
Besides having a doctorate in clinical psychology, I have been trained in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Relational Psychotherapy and Self Psychology .
Insightful, caring psychotherapy for couples and individuals Working with clients from Montecito, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, Dr Shafer, PhD brings sensitivity and humor to his psychodyamic work with individuals and couples. Dr Shafer (Bob) has been in practice for more than 40 Years. Nonjudgmental, open to a variety of perspectives and personalities, he specializes in providing compassionate support to those trying to make better sense of life's challenges.
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Nancy Gunzberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
My early training in Mindfulness Meditation and Somatics (body oriented) compliments an Emotion-Focused, Relational Approach.
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
(805) 360-5790
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
My early training in Mindfulness Meditation and Somatics (body oriented) compliments an Emotion-Focused, Relational Approach.
What if our most challenging difficulties with depressions, anxieties and relationship problems are messages pointing the way to more connection, confidence and aliveness? I work with individuals to transform the avoided places in you to a kinder, wiser relationship with yourself. With over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you have your inner life reflect the outer life you long for, allowing your most genuine self to emerge. Seeing difficulty as an opportunity to rework outdated patterns and unproductive mental habits, one develops a limitless capacity to generate unexpected, imaginative and effective solutions.
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Wendy Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
(805) 246-7446
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My couples clients are very brave because they want to do what it takes to change. We practice kindness and truth, compassion and accountability.I am a relationship coach and therapist. I have been working with couples for 35 years. I now work a model, Relational Life Therapy, that is new, cutting edge, powerful and effective. I offer an intensive, brief therapy program, focusing on individual and relational attitudes and behaviors.trained to do this I use in office, ZOOM, or Skype for long-distance clients. . This program is an investment for the life of your marriage.
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Melissa Beach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Some subjects that I have spent time working with are bereavement, death and dying, identity issues, LGBTQ+, family relational problems, and gaining insight and wisdom into daily living.
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
(805) 424-5740
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Some subjects that I have spent time working with are bereavement, death and dying, identity issues, LGBTQ+, family relational problems, and gaining insight and wisdom into daily living.
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
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Mari Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I am often told that I have a calm presence and a genuine relational approach to the therapeutic process.
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, or suffering from an illness like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being.
(805) 296-7512
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I am often told that I have a calm presence and a genuine relational approach to the therapeutic process.
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, or suffering from an illness like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being.
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Kathleen Mintzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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
Waitlist for new clients
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.
Danielle Amara Norlinger, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #96158 Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My relational style is playful, creative and heart-centered.
I help people who are struggling in relationships. My personal experience with trauma led me to this work, and I strive to be a collaborative guide in helping people reclaim the truth of themselves and live in greater alignment with that truth. I specialize in working with clients who are recovering from familial or romantic relationships with people with narcissistic or borderline personalities. I am also interested in attachment styles, intergenerational trauma, and your everyday existential crises.
(805) 335-8558
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
My relational style is playful, creative and heart-centered.
I help people who are struggling in relationships. My personal experience with trauma led me to this work, and I strive to be a collaborative guide in helping people reclaim the truth of themselves and live in greater alignment with that truth. I specialize in working with clients who are recovering from familial or romantic relationships with people with narcissistic or borderline personalities. I am also interested in attachment styles, intergenerational trauma, and your everyday existential crises.
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Anne Marsham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Since disconnection from the body is often created in response to relational dissonance, I believe that reconnection is best achieved in a relationship in which you feel safe and understood.
I practice a type of somatic therapy that helps people increase contact with their physical experience. Too often, we lose contact with our bodies through social conditioning or relational trauma. By working to develop somatic awareness, we can refine our emotional intelligence and thus our sense of self-agency: If you know what you feel at a gut level, you can be clearer in your discernment, and empowered to ask for and claim what you need in your life.
(805) 870-8949
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Since disconnection from the body is often created in response to relational dissonance, I believe that reconnection is best achieved in a relationship in which you feel safe and understood.
I practice a type of somatic therapy that helps people increase contact with their physical experience. Too often, we lose contact with our bodies through social conditioning or relational trauma. By working to develop somatic awareness, we can refine our emotional intelligence and thus our sense of self-agency: If you know what you feel at a gut level, you can be clearer in your discernment, and empowered to ask for and claim what you need in your life.
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Romi Cumes Somatic Therapy & Healing, P.C.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo.
(805) 335-6814 x1
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
The intention of my work is to support clients to identify, explore, and ultimately transform stuck patterns that create challenges and physical or emotional distress. My clinical work is somatic and relational (supports body-mind-spirit connection). I treat a variety of issues and concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, stress, depression, teen/young adult support, trauma, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, grief/loss/bereavement, substance abuse, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, spirituality, sexuality, and life- purpose. Hablo Espanol y puedo hacer la orientacion en Espanol, pero no soy un hablante nativo.
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Sheryl Chase
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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.
(805) 250-8148
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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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Clinton Doyle Hollister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
In all therapy, I believe that trust comes first, then current struggles need to be addressed effectively and urgently, then opportunity may open up for personal and relational growth beyond immediate issues.
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.
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Offers online therapy
In all therapy, I believe that trust comes first, then current struggles need to be addressed effectively and urgently, then opportunity may open up for personal and relational growth beyond immediate issues.
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.
Oksana Yakushko
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
(805) 360-5526
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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Laura Hout
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. In addition to TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, she uses the stories of other survivors to assist her clients' growth. Group workshops encompass coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled with BED herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients feel.
(805) 380-3842
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
Laura Hout is a certified TEAM-CBT therapist who helps people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional eating, binge eating disorder (BED), junk food addiction and weight loss. She also helps people overcoming a legacy of trauma, addiction, or mental illness in the family of origin. In addition to TEAM-CBT, Mindfulness/Self-Compassion skills and Relational Life Therapy®, she uses the stories of other survivors to assist her clients' growth. Group workshops encompass coaching, nutrition and neuroscience concepts. Having struggled with BED herself, Laura understands the frustration her clients feel.
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Jacqueline Feather
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, Jungian, Analyst Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Conflicts and feelings can challenge and confuse us: sadness, anxiety, depression, family, business and relational issues, creative blocks, and aging. I value helping you navigate and manage these deeper concerns in a caring and safe environment; working together to discover and develop a meaningful relationship with your self and others.
(805) 214-8884
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Conflicts and feelings can challenge and confuse us: sadness, anxiety, depression, family, business and relational issues, creative blocks, and aging. I value helping you navigate and manage these deeper concerns in a caring and safe environment; working together to discover and develop a meaningful relationship with your self and others.
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I love to help people resolve relational issues, past trauma using EMDR, work through grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Is your Peace being affected by the current events? Now is a good time to work through fears, old trauma, negative expectation and stress, so you can walk in Peace and Rest. Many Insurance companies are covering phone and video sessions. Call if you think this is a good option for you!
(805) 918-4814
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I love to help people resolve relational issues, past trauma using EMDR, work through grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
Is your Peace being affected by the current events? Now is a good time to work through fears, old trauma, negative expectation and stress, so you can walk in Peace and Rest. Many Insurance companies are covering phone and video sessions. Call if you think this is a good option for you!

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Relational Therapists
If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Santa Barbara offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.