Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Relationship Issues
(805) 317-4878
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara, CA since 1974. My style is varied, incorporating Gestalt therapy, active listening, inner child work, assertiveness training, and guided imagery. Licensed since 1980 as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with couples, regarding issues of healthy sexuality, intimacy, and communication. Individual women and men,working on their sexual self esteem, are some of my favorite clients. For over fifteen years, I have also been leading groups for Adults Molested as Children, as well as their partners. Focus on breath and body is integral to my way of working in session."
Marjorie Schuman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93108
"Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself."
Relationship Issues
(805) 319-6697
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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"Psychotherapy is an ongoing intimate conversation which allows you to get more deeply in touch with your personal truth. It provides a safe space in which you can acknowledge and work with difficult feelings and issues such as addictive and compulsive behavior; identity issues; anxiety and panic; depression and despair. As a therapist, my role is to listen from an empathic perspective which helps you understand your unique subjective experience. With mindful awareness in the here and now of the therapeutic relationship, you will develop the ability to listen deeply to yourself."
Danah A. Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
Relationship Issues
(805) 409-3558
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"Are you ready for a positive change? Tired of doing the same thing and expecting different results? While we cannot change our past, or our genetic predispositions, we can learn to change the way we respond and react to our emotions and triggers; in order to give them less power and control in our lives. Learning about your unique experiences, needs and goals, and responding with caring and empathy, I will walk with you in exploring the barriers that you feel are hindering you, and provide therapeutic support, counseling and tools to help you acheive your goals."
Suzie C Kirkland, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Relationship Issues
(805) 876-9235
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"If you are reading this, you have already begun the journey toward healing and self-discovery! My goal is to support your growth towards the person you desire to be, heal hurts from the past, and find peace in a sometimes chaotic and stress-filled world. I strive to make a safe space to listen and provide you with gentle guidance, professional interventions that may contribute to wellness, and empathy in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Life is so short, aren't you worth the journey towards wellness and happiness?! I believe you are!"
Cindy Mayer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life."
Relationship Issues
(805) 335-6828 x108
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"Life can be challenging, and there are many reasons you may be seeking help, either for yourself or with a partner or family members. It may be that you or a loved one is experiencing depression or anxiety. Stress may be piling up as you try to balance the challenges of life, relationship, career, or family. Perhaps you are just not finding happiness. You may be caregiving for a parent, struggling with grief, or asking "Is this all there is?" As a therapist, I tap into your strengths and creativity so that you can create positive change in your life."
DEZ Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
Relationship Issues
(415) 853-9884
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"Douglas was educated in Great Britain and brings a wealth of professional experience from careers in Corporate America and Europe."
A. Christine Dawkins, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Relationship Issues
(805) 507-7062
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"All human beings are capable of meaningful and lasting transformation. All of us, regardless of whether we are 6 or 60, can use our minds to change our brains to change our minds to... well, you get the picture. This is thanks to a phenomenon called "neuroplasticity." Neuroplasticity says that neurons that fire together wire together. Through the intentional development of new skills for choosing healthier thoughts and responses to life's challenges, we can actually change the structure of our brains. This gradual transformation of our neurology allows us to restructure our lives to eliminate needless suffering."
Romi Cumes, Transformative Healing Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"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. "
Relationship Issues
(805) 335-6814
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"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. "
Beth Pratt, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Relationship Issues
(805) 845-5212
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"I work with people who are feeling off track or stuck and ready to make a change. Sometimes patterns keep repeating themselves and it's not clear why or habits become hard to change. If circumstances have you feeling troubled or confused, or your relationships have become a source of frustration or distress, what and how to change may not come easy. I help people sort out what no longer works and find the way forward."
Stephanie Pawlowicz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Relationship Issues
(805) 324-6675
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"A person comes to therapy when their present ways of being in relationship, or in the world, no longer seem to hold the meaning they once did. My aim is to support you in creating a new foundation of hope, purpose, and meaning in your life. I help people seek wholeness through the integration of mind, body, and soul, thus expanding their current level of understanding, and in so doing, creating the capacity to live more meaningfully. "
Cecile Lyons, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully."
Relationship Issues
(805) 586-3943
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"I aim to be a catalyst for creating hope, purpose, and meaning in a person's life. I help people to seek wholeness through integration of mind, body and soul (spirit) in order to expand their consciousness, so they can build the capacity to live more meaningfully."
Eric Nelson, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93108
"Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead. "
Relationship Issues
(805) 330-3658
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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Relationship Issues
"Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead. "
Beverly Januszewski, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan."
Relationship Issues
(805) 591-8112
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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"As an experienced Clinical Psychologist, I specialize in psychological and psycho-educational evaluations with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Presenting issues include: emotional issues (depression, mood swings, self-harm, trauma), school and learning challenges (attention, learning disabilities, test anxiety), social skills, identity issues, and behavioral problems (risky behaviors, substance abuse, and tantrums). Within my evaluations, I strive to assist my clients and their family to fully understand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan."
Crystal A Stokes, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, CPT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93110
"If you're looking for support for anxiety, body/health issues, transitions/change, relationship issues, or in finding renewed meaning and purpose in life you're in the right place. Together we'll create a plan to discover your needs, explore what is keeping you stuck, and decide which strategies to use to achieve your goals. If you prefer a mix of mindful presence, action, accountability and a holistic and health-based approach I invite you to call/email me!"
Relationship Issues
(805) 716-6117
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93110
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Relationship Issues
"If you're looking for support for anxiety, body/health issues, transitions/change, relationship issues, or in finding renewed meaning and purpose in life you're in the right place. Together we'll create a plan to discover your needs, explore what is keeping you stuck, and decide which strategies to use to achieve your goals. If you prefer a mix of mindful presence, action, accountability and a holistic and health-based approach I invite you to call/email me!"
Ryan Smith, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Relationship Issues
(805) 954-9081
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"We all have the capacity to not only overcome adversity, but to flourish through it. Counseling can assist you in overcoming your challenges by helping you to understand yourself, your strengths, and the things that fill your life with a sense of meaning and purpose. "
Sonja Lindstrom, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93108
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Relationship Issues
(805) 946-1612
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93108
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Relationship Issues
"It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way."
Laurel Connell, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93103
"I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself."
Relationship Issues
(805) 242-0054
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93103
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"I have always been attracted to both ends of life's spectrum, birth and death. My work centers around the grief we experience in life, whether over the death of someone we love, the loss of a relationship, or an ending in a chapter of our lives. Our work together is based on a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach, as we gently explore the connection between your emotions and the thoughts behind them. I help you process your grief the way you need to do it and guide you as you find your way back to yourself."
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Relationship Issues
(805) 250-4027
Verified
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Relationship Issues
"I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and now at UCSB. I know many young adults facing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, while juggling school, jobs, and relationships. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I am now also a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on psychosomatics; I specialize in infant/family therapy, young adults, and seniors."
Kimberly A Fouche', Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93102
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Relationship Issues
(805) 742-4577
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93102
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Relationship Issues
"The changes in the world today can be unbalancing and having a guide to help one find ways to re-balance is important to one's well-being. I Have had life experience in dealing with trauma which guided me to become engaged in the study of psychology. I saw the need for more understanding of the mind and the human experience. Anxiety and depression affect the whole person: psycho-spiritually, physically, mentally, and physiologically. The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression will manifest at every level. Imagine working together to find your own therapeutic tune to your life song…"
Whitney J Bruice, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93110
"Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed and could use support in a confidential, therapeutic setting? Are you ready to make changes but need a plan and motivation? Do you need to learn some skills to improve your life? Are you worried about your drinking or substance use or the substance use of someone you're close to? I provide support for adults, teens and families who wish to live happier and healthier lives. Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope with and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships."
Relationship Issues
(805) 410-1565
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, California 93110
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Relationship Issues
"Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed and could use support in a confidential, therapeutic setting? Are you ready to make changes but need a plan and motivation? Do you need to learn some skills to improve your life? Are you worried about your drinking or substance use or the substance use of someone you're close to? I provide support for adults, teens and families who wish to live happier and healthier lives. Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope with and communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships."

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If you're looking for help with relationships in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara relationship therapist these professionals provide relationship therapy, relationship counseling in Santa Barbara and relationship advice. They include relationship therapists, relationship psychologists in Santa Barbara, relationship psychotherapists and relationship counselors. They can help with your relationship therapy, Santa Barbara family relationships, love relationships, long distance relationships, abusive relationships or other relationship issues. They can help you understand couples relationships in Santa Barbara, gay relationships, child relationships, sibling relationships and play relationships.

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.

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.