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Stuart S Light
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
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Stuart S Light

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Let's Connect (805) 263-4704
My primary focus in therapy is on the problems that develop in intimate relationships. In today's world the interactions within the couple relationship are impacted by rapidly changing societal patterns and many conflicting demands and pressures. Partners also bring their own family and psychological histories that cause problems in relating that are often subtle and confusing. I use a non-judgmental, compassionate approach to help intimate partners, married, considering marriage, or contemplating separation or divorce, work through their problems and find a path forward to the happiest present, and future possible.
Addictive behaviors and life transitions are specialties of mine, particularly with adolescents and their families. This is often a very difficult developmental phase for young people and parents. I work with individuals, parents, and/or the whole family when necessary, to help resolve these complex issues and challenges.
A "one size fits all" theoretical approach to therapy is not effective. The relationship and trust built between client and therapist are essential to create the conditions for exploration and change. Each person is unique, and deserves to feel safe and respected, unconditionally.
Call or Stuart S Light now for a free 15 minute consultation - (805) 263-4704

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 263-4704
Due to COVID-19, many sessions can be conducted via Zoom or phone.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Parenting and Life Transitions 
$240 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (805) 263-4704

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 263-4704
Due to COVID-19, many sessions can be conducted via Zoom or phone.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Parenting and Life Transitions 
$240 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $240
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Check, Venmo

Insurance

  • All insurance provider PPOs "Out of Network."
  • Out of Network
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Super Bills are provided to clients for out of network reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
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Super Bills are provided to clients for out of network reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / MFC 52408
  • In Practice for 18 Years
  • Membership with California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 77128 / 2023
  • Degree/Diploma from University of California Santa Barbara Master of Education / 1982
  • Attended Antioch University, Santa Barbara, Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Graduated 2006
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric and Seniors
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 263-4704

Nearby Areas

Counties

Neighborhoods

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Due to COVID-19, many sessions can be conducted via Zoom or phone.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
"
Due to COVID-19, many sessions can be conducted via Zoom or phone.
Call for a free consultation now - (805) 263-4704
Stuart S Light
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Last Modified: 6 Feb 2024