Jose Rojo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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.
(805) 380-3163
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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.
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Lisa Conn Akoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELING, INFIDELITY, DIVORCE, FAMILY THERAPY, DBT, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, TRAUMA, TEENS, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY.
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
(805) 719-7406
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in COUPLES & MARRIAGE COUNSELING, INFIDELITY, DIVORCE, FAMILY THERAPY, DBT, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, TRAUMA, TEENS, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY.
Feeling stuck, lonely, depressed, anxious, fearful or unfulfilled? GOOD NEWS...YOU'RE NOT ALONE! I believe true change & growth require a willingness to take risks. Resiliency & self-trust are strengthened by facing & moving through adversity. You can’t “know” what you're capable of until you try. Together, we can explore & map out a plan so you can take that leap of faith, try something new, face your fear or learn to accept the things outside your control. Life can be hard at times...with insight, the right tools, supportive relationships & a little courage you can get through almost anything & live a fulfilled life!
Jill T Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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've 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.
(805) 623-4177
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
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've 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.
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Madelyn Swed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed? Have you been sad and hopeless a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
(805) 265-0476
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed? Have you been sad and hopeless a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
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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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Andria Colleen Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy should be a confidential container where you can freely explore your inner and outer worlds without judgment or expectation from a professional unbiased third party, making therapy a truly singular relationship.
Our quality of life is determined by the quality of our relationships. Whatever your goals may be, change is an inside job, and I'm here to be both a witness and a resource in that complex process. I'm a firm believer in establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and judgments around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, acceptance, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self.
(805) 257-0746
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy should be a confidential container where you can freely explore your inner and outer worlds without judgment or expectation from a professional unbiased third party, making therapy a truly singular relationship.
Our quality of life is determined by the quality of our relationships. Whatever your goals may be, change is an inside job, and I'm here to be both a witness and a resource in that complex process. I'm a firm believer in establishing the basics of well-being and then slowly building on that core foundation. When we let go of shame and judgments around emotions, we allow space to cultivate more curiosity, compassion, acceptance, resiliency, and joy. When we utilize mistakes as informational gifts we can strengthen and clarify the authentic self.
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Taryn Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I believe the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process.
Feeling lost because your vitality has somehow disappeared? Maybe your low energy is affecting your work or tension is making important relationships less satisfying. It can be confusing when the past starts to collide with the present. What I know is that there is hope. What has wounded you in the past can be healed, so you can live life with joy. I work with adults who have been wounded in important relationships. I treat individuals who want to understand themselves better and feel more connected with the people around them. Together, in therapy, we create a space where you discover the vitality to become bigger than what wounded you.
(805) 214-8892
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I believe the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative process.
Feeling lost because your vitality has somehow disappeared? Maybe your low energy is affecting your work or tension is making important relationships less satisfying. It can be confusing when the past starts to collide with the present. What I know is that there is hope. What has wounded you in the past can be healed, so you can live life with joy. I work with adults who have been wounded in important relationships. I treat individuals who want to understand themselves better and feel more connected with the people around them. Together, in therapy, we create a space where you discover the vitality to become bigger than what wounded you.
Cara Behan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my goal is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, and are satisfied with your life's direction. How do you feel about where you are headed? I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. I work towards identifying one's strengths and empowering clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
(805) 335-6924
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
As a therapist, my goal is to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. It can be difficult to know if you are on the right path, have healthy relationships, and are satisfied with your life's direction. How do you feel about where you are headed? I can support your self discovery in a compassionate and understanding way. I work towards identifying one's strengths and empowering clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship problems and life transitions. I specialize in working with young women, new moms and couples navigating the transition to motherhood and parenthood.
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Adrienne Oxton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
If you are seeking support to manage anxiety, relationship issues, a life change/transition, marital counseling, a recent upset, depression, or a childhood trauma/event that just seems to linger or be stuck, please reach out for a free 30 minute consultation and we can see it's we are a good fit.
In-person and telehealth available. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. We all experience anxiety, depression, anger, stress and sometimes the trauma that can occur in our families, our relationships, our friendships, our workplaces and our everyday lives. Some of these stressors are triggered when we break-up, begin a new relationship, start a new job, start at a new school. Some individuals need to be sat with and have a space held for them, some are looking for collaborative support and guidance on their life's struggles.
(805) 219-7878
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Offers online therapy
If you are seeking support to manage anxiety, relationship issues, a life change/transition, marital counseling, a recent upset, depression, or a childhood trauma/event that just seems to linger or be stuck, please reach out for a free 30 minute consultation and we can see it's we are a good fit.
In-person and telehealth available. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. We all experience anxiety, depression, anger, stress and sometimes the trauma that can occur in our families, our relationships, our friendships, our workplaces and our everyday lives. Some of these stressors are triggered when we break-up, begin a new relationship, start a new job, start at a new school. Some individuals need to be sat with and have a space held for them, some are looking for collaborative support and guidance on their life's struggles.
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Andrew Smyth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Every human being has a similar wish at their core: to heal our relationship with our partner/s, family, community and ultimately ourselves. My purpose as a therapist, is to help guide you in finding new paths towards healing in order to re-claim the love and connection you deserve. Through our work together, we aim to transcend past wounds and limiting beliefs in order to relieve pain and build new patterns of relating to the world.
(805) 232-7968
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Every human being has a similar wish at their core: to heal our relationship with our partner/s, family, community and ultimately ourselves. My purpose as a therapist, is to help guide you in finding new paths towards healing in order to re-claim the love and connection you deserve. Through our work together, we aim to transcend past wounds and limiting beliefs in order to relieve pain and build new patterns of relating to the world.
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Karima Shamma
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Not accepting new clients
Life satisfaction hinges on the quality of past & current relationships because we grow in relationship with others. This is what therapy is all about. I work with adults, adolescents, college and transitional-aged clients to unearth the roots of inner distress, expand awareness, curiosity, energy and empowerment. Life is not rigid, it flexibly ebbs & flows. Growth, while scary demands a surrender of outdated beliefs and behaviors, leaving a familiar comfort zone. But guess what? You will not be alone.
(845) 459-3117
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Not accepting new clients
Life satisfaction hinges on the quality of past & current relationships because we grow in relationship with others. This is what therapy is all about. I work with adults, adolescents, college and transitional-aged clients to unearth the roots of inner distress, expand awareness, curiosity, energy and empowerment. Life is not rigid, it flexibly ebbs & flows. Growth, while scary demands a surrender of outdated beliefs and behaviors, leaving a familiar comfort zone. But guess what? You will not be alone.
Marcus Flathman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
Building a meaningful therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach.
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Therapy can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
(805) 467-7313
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
Building a meaningful therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach.
I believe that healthy people seek counseling. Taking time to honestly explore our thoughts and feelings about life is a respected tradition in virtually every culture and faith tradition. Therapy can be pursued not only to handle problems, but also to find more meaning in life, to live with more energy and zest and to increase the joy of being alive. Feel free to visit my website (www.DrFlathman.com) to learn more about me and the services I offer.
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Liz LaCasto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Offers online therapy
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
(805) 954-9299
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Offers online therapy
Thank you for taking this time to see if I might be a good match for you. I believe strongly that the match, the relationship, the energy between us is of vital importance in the work. I strive to be your companion on a journey of discovery, reconciling, and healing. In as much as I am your mirror, I am your compassionate facilitator to enable your inner guide to emerge and shine through. My approach is supportive, direct, and rooted in a firm belief that every journey is unique and special.
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Diane Smith Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 111553 Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
(805) 308-6398
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Offers online therapy
Do you feel life is restricting you from who you really want to be for yourself, your partner and/or your family? My primary goal in therapy is to help enhance your ability to make choices. I use personalized approaches to help empower your bravery to look inside yourself. The authenticity of these choices will lead to serving you and your relationships in the best ways possible. Assessing our sometimes, self-imposed, "roadblocks" in life can help us build accountability for our choices. This, in turn, allows these choices to become "building blocks" toward lasting joy for each relationship creation of your choice.
Julian Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I offer a relationship-focused space of deep listening and unconditional positive regard.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
(805) 793-1738
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I offer a relationship-focused space of deep listening and unconditional positive regard.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal, change, and grow. Some of us were either not given the proper tools or were taught faulty ways of operating in the world that no longer serve us. While many of these “coping mechanisms” may have helped us survive our family of origin and life circumstances, they can have a detrimental impact on our present wellbeing and current relationships. Therapy is often about unlearning old ways of behaving and thinking, while integrating unfelt emotions that usually just want to be felt.
Danielle Amara Norlinger, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #96158 Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Many people believe that your relationship with your therapist (if you vibe with them as a person) can be more important than their training, specialties, or orientation.
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
Many people believe that your relationship with your therapist (if you vibe with them as a person) can be more important than their training, specialties, or orientation.
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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Janus Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
(805) 728-1619
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
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Wendy Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
personally and in your relationship After 30+ years, I'm very good at this.
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
personally and in your relationship After 30+ years, I'm very good at this.
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.
Jenn Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I work with adults--both individuals and couples in the areas of relationships, substance and sex addiction, mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement). Relationships with others (partner, boss, siblings, friends, clients) are a central source of meaning and sometimes difficulty for us. I can work with you around relationship issues, including commitment, communication, sexuality, infidelity and healthy conflict.
(805) 214-6910
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I work with adults--both individuals and couples in the areas of relationships, substance and sex addiction, mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and life transitions (divorce, empty nest, retirement). Relationships with others (partner, boss, siblings, friends, clients) are a central source of meaning and sometimes difficulty for us. I can work with you around relationship issues, including commitment, communication, sexuality, infidelity and healthy conflict.
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Rudy Z Ruderman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Therapy has the potential for unburdening; an opportunity to finally let go of tension, anxiety, pain, and emotional discomfort that makes life dull and heavy. I work with individuals who are not experiencing the wholeness they crave or who feel "something is missing" despite functioning well. I work with couples who want to reclaim that "spark" in their primary relationship. I provide therapy to boys and men who have not had positive male figures in their life and who wish to understand themselves. One starts or continues the journey of therapy to reclaim and deepen their ability to love and experience life as meaningful.
(805) 219-7010
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Therapy has the potential for unburdening; an opportunity to finally let go of tension, anxiety, pain, and emotional discomfort that makes life dull and heavy. I work with individuals who are not experiencing the wholeness they crave or who feel "something is missing" despite functioning well. I work with couples who want to reclaim that "spark" in their primary relationship. I provide therapy to boys and men who have not had positive male figures in their life and who wish to understand themselves. One starts or continues the journey of therapy to reclaim and deepen their ability to love and experience life as meaningful.

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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Santa Barbara relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Santa Barbara.