Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I welcome all clients but those who might benefit most from my expertise are those who are facing medical illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease, or who would like to change their health behaviors. My interest in health psychology began during my 30-year career as a medical journalist (Internal Medicine News, Pediatric News). I completed my training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and the Children's Clinic of SB County. Ideally, I will work collaboratively with your physician to help with your integrated medical care.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Whenever people come to see me, I am always impressed by their courage. No matter what the problems are, most everyone enters therapy from a confused and vulnerable space. To do so takes courage. In knowing this, I work to honor their vulnerability and courage. I know that by providing a grounded, attentive, and focused presence to those I work with, trust will occur between us, and we can all be more free to address whatever the pain may be. Without this foundation of trust, I will not be able to effectively help at all.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 214-6563
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 716-6368
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works exclusively with the parents of adolescents who struggle with mental illness; substance abuse; relationship distress; impulsive behaviors including suicidal and self-injurious behavior; and assisting those parents in setting limits and boundaries with their adolescents . My therapeutic approach is to use solution focused therapy techniques, mindfulness and DBT skills when applicable. Over all I take a solution focused approach when assisting my clients in achieving their goals.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 870-9465
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Is fear taking center stage in your life? Are you crippled by anxiety? Are your emotions hijacking your life? Your heart feels frozen as stress take center stage. You feel deflated as a longing for something better consumes every cells of your body. You feel stuck in life. You question yourself, your values, your life, and your purpose. Drifting, no land in sight, you need a compass to guide you home to yourself. The good news, I’ve navigated this journey and understand it well. And I am here for you.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MPW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 380-3842
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(909) 403-1290
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Santa Barbara, CA 93160
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I work primarily with people who have been negatively impacted, often in ways that do not seem significant, or that are not entirely acknowledged by society and culture as important or meaningful. These include early attachment issues, relational dilemmas, and environmental impacts due to over-sensitization. Through having worked across many domains, I have the capacity to help people understand their own internal dynamics much more clearly--in themselves and in their interrelations with others--so that the conscious changes they are wanting to make in their lives have the potential and possibility to actually manifest.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 409-3558
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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.
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Pastoral Counselor/Therapist, PhD
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 889-0677
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
My roots as a therapist and healer have seeded over the past thirty-five years, bringing substance and depth to my one-on-one sessions with couples and individuals. During this time, I have maintained a private practice, which has always consisted of process-oriented consciousness work -- a means by which to enter safely and deeply into the inner landscape of the psyche for positive and real world change. My results-oriented approach to psychology is derived from the commitment to a conscious process and the intrapsychic relationship one can access when choosing to turn toward--and look at--oneself.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MEd, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 669-7150
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I place great emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel understood and fully supported. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to achieve therapeutic goals and an enhanced quality of life. My approach involves looking at the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. I strive to help clients fulfill their potential and maximize well-being. My goal is to give clients the quickest relief possible which means I provide immediate feedback, tasks to focus on between sessions, and tools to learn coping skills.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Hi! I'm Jenn. I specialize in Maternal Mental Health and in helping women navigate their 20's/30's. Many of my clients feel burdened by the expectations of others, overwhelmed by school/work/life balance or unsatisfied in relationships. Some wonder about the right time to start a family, others have experienced a challenging and emotional road trying to start their family. Mothers I work with tell me they feel they've lost themselves in caring for their growing family, they've lost their connection with those close to them, and often times their symptoms of Perinatal Depression or Anxiety are sucking the joy out of motherhood.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 852-1362
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Hi! I'm Jenn. I specialize in Maternal Mental Health and in helping women navigate their 20's/30's. Many of my clients feel burdened by the expectations of others, overwhelmed by school/work/life balance or unsatisfied in relationships. Some wonder about the right time to start a family, others have experienced a challenging and emotional road trying to start their family. Mothers I work with tell me they feel they've lost themselves in caring for their growing family, they've lost their connection with those close to them, and often times their symptoms of Perinatal Depression or Anxiety are sucking the joy out of motherhood.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(831) 621-5873
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Positive Psychology is a valuable tool for reaching new heights, finding one's goals, and feeling supported during challenging times. I am licensed in both California and Washington. Traveling the world has offered a perspective that I use as a tool to support clients. A trusted psychologist tries to remind others of their strengths, how to center, and maintain self-regulation. My work in the field began at the age of 17 when I started volunteering in a children's mental health department of a hospital.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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 a witness and 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.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 257-0746
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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 a witness and 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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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 935-3665
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Life can lead us down some pretty confusing paths sometimes, leaving us feeling crazy, unsettled, and totally lost. You don't have to feel like this forever. I work with individuals, couples, and teens who are really going through it - anxiety, panic and stress, relationship issues, PTSD, and unresolved issues that continue to impact current life. Many of my clients are insightful, curious, growth-oriented people who are seeking something beyond traditional therapy. My focus is on helping you to *UN*learn all the crap you've taken on over the years that is weighing you down and freeing up whatever it is that seems to be stuck.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
My goal as a psychologist is to help you live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving in your life. Foundational to my approach is a collaborative partnership, where positive transformations evolve in a warm, safe environment. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating concerns and unhealthy habits. I also work well individuals who are going through major life transitions, relationship problems or want to revitalize their lives.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 214-6658
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
My goal as a psychologist is to help you live a more meaningful, vital and fulfilling life. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving in your life. Foundational to my approach is a collaborative partnership, where positive transformations evolve in a warm, safe environment. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, eating concerns and unhealthy habits. I also work well individuals who are going through major life transitions, relationship problems or want to revitalize their lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Information is available on my website site about protecting clients from COVID-19. Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(925) 261-7827
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Information is available on my website site about protecting clients from COVID-19. Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 232-7968
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
During this time I am offering clients the opportunity to meet in the outdoors (e.g. beach, hikes, backyard, ect) as well as through video or phone sessions. Each person entering therapy has a unique reason for what brought them to seek help. Together we can work to explore these personal obstacles and learn to develop the skills needed to grow and embrace our most authentic selves. I have experience working with a variety of demographics most notably specialize in working with teens and young adults, helping them navigate this crazy world in search of their own unique purpose.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 312-7224
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counselor at Santa Barbara City College, El Camino Elementary School, and the Center of Successful Aging. Within these populations, the need for the most support has been with anxiety, depression, relational issues and life transitions. My own life experiences have helped inform my practice and deepen my understanding of the challenges that accompany complicated life transitions - specifically grief, loss, trauma and stigma.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
My practice is virtual over the phone or via zoom all you need to do is find a quit space. My practice style is experiential, goal directed, and CBT oriented. I am available 4 days a week Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm (hours may be adjusted). With me as your therapist, you can expect to be heard and seen from empathetic and nonjudgmental space. I can help you to develop insight into mental/physical aliments, and give you tools that you can use to move through some of life most difficult moments.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(424) 396-5396
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
My practice is virtual over the phone or via zoom all you need to do is find a quit space. My practice style is experiential, goal directed, and CBT oriented. I am available 4 days a week Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm (hours may be adjusted). With me as your therapist, you can expect to be heard and seen from empathetic and nonjudgmental space. I can help you to develop insight into mental/physical aliments, and give you tools that you can use to move through some of life most difficult moments.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPT, CPC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(310) 340-1029
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Hi, my name is Brandi. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Communication Skills for generalized anxiety and substance abuse. In addition, I work with couples and families affected by mood disorders or the use of substances by one or multiple family members. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models in an effort to help clients meet their goals and ultimately improve their lives. I aim to help others live a life free of obstacles experienced because of mood disturbances and substances, offering a life of more happiness and fulfillment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Clients come to me during all walks of their journey and it is important to me to meet clients where they are at currently in that journey and hold space for that time.
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
(805) 386-9797
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Clients come to me during all walks of their journey and it is important to me to meet clients where they are at currently in that journey and hold space for that time.

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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Therapists
Solution-focused therapy in Santa Barbara, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Barbara. 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.