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.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 980-7154
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
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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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 324-6515
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Each of us passes through struggles that are difficult to cope with. In working together to form a therapeutic relationship we can become healthier and more able to react more skillfully to the challenges that present themselves. My work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families is based off a strong clinical foundation and woven together with compassion, respect and caring. By resolving some of our issues we can become balanced and find improved overall health (mentally, physically, spiritually, financially, emotionally).
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 324-6623
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
I've spent my career as a therapist helping children, teens, adults, couples, seniors, and families deal with difficult emotions, mental health disorders, and trauma. I welcome all patients struggling with trauma, addiction, sexuality, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and relationship issues. In my office you will find radical acceptance, compassion, and someone to be a fellow traveler upon whatever journey you find yourself. In therapy you can expect cultivate your authentic self, create a life worth living, challenge beliefs about the world and self, foster resiliency, and create more space for curiosity and compassion.
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.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(909) 403-1290
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Santa Barbara, CA 93160
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
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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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.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(831) 621-5873
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 556-4251
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
I work with families and individuals who wish to develop more effective parenting skills; who are facing difficult transitions such as divorce, remarriage and the blending of two families; and with families who have children with learning differences or special needs.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
As a former social worker and mental health clinician for 20 years I witnessed families going through extreme circumstances of mental illness, addiction, abuse, children with serious emotional and behavioral problems at home and school, and complex custody cases through the court system. This experience taught me the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building safety and trust, open communication, working with people where they are at, and empathy. I believe it is through this process of being seen, heard, feeling valued and safe that the healing process can begin.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(415) 630-2116
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
As a former social worker and mental health clinician for 20 years I witnessed families going through extreme circumstances of mental illness, addiction, abuse, children with serious emotional and behavioral problems at home and school, and complex custody cases through the court system. This experience taught me the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building safety and trust, open communication, working with people where they are at, and empathy. I believe it is through this process of being seen, heard, feeling valued and safe that the healing process can begin.
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Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 585-5906
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
In my practice I blend together the art and science of psychotherapy with a strong focus on global change. My intention is to help you thrive. I use a comprehensive approach with a strong mind-body focus and integrate psychoanalysis with neuroscience.This helps to interpret properly and work more efficiently toward transforming maladaptive mechanisms that stifle your life. Often I use Neurofeedback and Biofeedback and work directly and noninvasively with the brain and the nervous system. This helps you self-regulate and embody change quicker, with less distress. In most cases the results are permanent.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
It's hard to maintain balance in an intense world. Connecting with a safe, trained professional can help you uncover your strengths, resolve trauma, & increase peace. I'm eager to help my clients practice mindful coping, employ a solutions-focus, & attend to/soothe embodied sensations that arise as the wheel of the mind turns. I believe the richest healing unfolds in our therapeutic relationship -- where we collaborate, build trust, work through what arises in the moment. As a person-centered psychotherapist working through a body-based, somatic lens, I meet you where you are as you are. Let's talk!
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 516-0742
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
It's hard to maintain balance in an intense world. Connecting with a safe, trained professional can help you uncover your strengths, resolve trauma, & increase peace. I'm eager to help my clients practice mindful coping, employ a solutions-focus, & attend to/soothe embodied sensations that arise as the wheel of the mind turns. I believe the richest healing unfolds in our therapeutic relationship -- where we collaborate, build trust, work through what arises in the moment. As a person-centered psychotherapist working through a body-based, somatic lens, I meet you where you are as you are. Let's talk!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 837-1750
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
If you’re reading this, that probably means that you are in a place where you have tried a lot of things to feel better, or help your loved one feel better and just don’t know what else to do. I would love to help support you on this journey. Therapy is a collaboration between two individuals (therapist and client) and when successful, truly amazing things can occur within this space. I use the relationship between my clients and I to help them build insight and awareness into the way they show up in the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Virtual, Online Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 549-5991
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Most people experience anxiety, depression, and a multitude of self, relational, and financial stressors in daily life. Though these experiences are normal for most people now, I hope to help children and adults realize their potentials through goals, hobbies, and processing any emotional or physical burdens that may arise. Coping skills such as thought balancing exercises can be very helpful as well. My approach is warm, connected and fun, yet honest and serious when and if needed. I like helping people focus on their specific strengths and weaknesses in order to begin to help make more positive overall life choices and changes.
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Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and UC Santa Barbara, where I met many young adults facing stress, anxiety, and depression. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I have also been a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and was a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on the links between biology, sociality, psychology and the environment. I specialize in infant-family therapy, adults, and seniors.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 250-4027
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
I've been an educator for over 20 years, at Dartmouth College and UC Santa Barbara, where I met many young adults facing stress, anxiety, and depression. Their experience inspired me to start clinical training in 2005 at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where I have also been a faculty member. My approach to psychoanalysis is interdisciplinary; I'm affiliated with the Neuroscience Institute at UCSB and was a clinical member of THRIVE Infant-Family Program in LA. My current research focuses on the links between biology, sociality, psychology and the environment. I specialize in infant-family therapy, adults, and seniors.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, MEd Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
A psychotherapist and credentialed schoolteacher, I have worked with children of all ages and their families for the past 20 years. This unique background--combining family therapy, child development, and education--provides a strong foundation for meeting individual, child, and family needs and fostering long-term happiness and success. In general, the families I work with are dealing with issues of infant, child, and adolescent development. Families may be facing such challenges as preparing for the arrival of a newborn, children’s behavior issues or depression, school-related concerns, and life transitions.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 263-4853
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
A psychotherapist and credentialed schoolteacher, I have worked with children of all ages and their families for the past 20 years. This unique background--combining family therapy, child development, and education--provides a strong foundation for meeting individual, child, and family needs and fostering long-term happiness and success. In general, the families I work with are dealing with issues of infant, child, and adolescent development. Families may be facing such challenges as preparing for the arrival of a newborn, children’s behavior issues or depression, school-related concerns, and life transitions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As your therapist, I will strive to meet you where you are at in the moment with the situations you face and the emotions you feel, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, or aliveness. From this meeting place we have the possibility of developing a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 793-0213
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
As your therapist, I will strive to meet you where you are at in the moment with the situations you face and the emotions you feel, whether it be loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear, or aliveness. From this meeting place we have the possibility of developing a trusting relationship that allows you to begin to reveal more of who you are, what you experience, and what you want. I work to help support the development of greater self-awareness and a clear, healthy, internal sense of what is best for you.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive systemic therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative and evidence based approach utilizes cognitive, behavioral, somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 467-7311 x103
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive systemic therapist who is interested in your heart & soul, focusing on strengths in an atmosphere of mutual respect & discovery. I join you or your family in a collaborative journey to explore barriers to change, discover inner resources, develop coping skills, reduce stress & experience authentic communication with the people closest in your life. My integrative and evidence based approach utilizes cognitive, behavioral, somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 837-1597
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
I've found that having a dedicated space to unpack your heart with someone who unconditionally supports your growth & has a skill set/capacity to do so is priceless. Therapy isn't just for healing trauma, working with a disorder but is a preventative gift (to you and your loved ones).
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT, C-IAYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My ideal client is open to diving deep into their psyche, learning about what makes them tick, and what makes them whole. I love working with couple clients because it is so exciting to hold the passion as we work on building harmony and trust. My ideal client wants to grow and change which requires being open to the magic of living beyond habits.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 262-8640
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
My ideal client is open to diving deep into their psyche, learning about what makes them tick, and what makes them whole. I love working with couple clients because it is so exciting to hold the passion as we work on building harmony and trust. My ideal client wants to grow and change which requires being open to the magic of living beyond habits.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 754-2405
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Expertise in child and teen school, developmental, behavioral, and emotional concerns. If you’re a worried parent losing sleep about your child, and things are not getting better and you fear that it might not just be a phase. You want to go through the day without worrying about your child constantly. You’re tired of getting calls from school. You don’t want to think about that awful thing that happened, their behavior, or their emotional outbursts. After taking to other parents, your friends, their teachers, or maybe even your pediatrician, you feel like it’s time to see someone.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(805) 301-5027
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
My mission as a therapist is to sit with clients in a way that supports healing and growth and encourages discovery of innate wisdom. I believe that we all possess the capacity to know peace, but that sometimes we become disconnected with our peace as a result of painful experiences and unhelpful coping patterns. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety or depression, addictive or other self-destructive behaviors, and even psychosis. When these symptoms interfere with our ability to have satisfying experiences, in relationships, at work, and in life in general, we can benefit from getting help.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
I work with clients in distress to provide confidential and trustworthy counsel. I meet with clients outside where distancing is possible (e.g the beach) and by phone / video. My professional experience includes managing the mental health needs of inmates at a county jail, individual counsel for those suffering from addiction at a methadone clinic, and providing family therapy for at-risk children in Los Angeles County. When I was a pre-licensed therapist I volunteered at a non-profit to offer low-cost counseling services, assisted with intake at a Jewish Family Center in Long Beach, and counseled autistic young adults.
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
(424) 306-0716
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
I work with clients in distress to provide confidential and trustworthy counsel. I meet with clients outside where distancing is possible (e.g the beach) and by phone / video. My professional experience includes managing the mental health needs of inmates at a county jail, individual counsel for those suffering from addiction at a methadone clinic, and providing family therapy for at-risk children in Los Angeles County. When I was a pre-licensed therapist I volunteered at a non-profit to offer low-cost counseling services, assisted with intake at a Jewish Family Center in Long Beach, and counseled autistic young adults.

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Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6) Therapists
Are you looking for help with a toddler in Santa Barbara, a preschooler in Santa Barbara or a kid less than 6 years old? You may be a mother or father having trouble understanding the behavior of your young toddler or preschooler who may be acting out. There are special ways to communicate with young toddlers or preschoolers and kids younger than 6: these therapists in Santa Barbara are trained to help with toddlers' development issues and toddler learning in preschool. They include Santa Barbara therapists specializing in toddlers, preschool counselors and psychologists who specialize in working with young toddlers in Santa Barbara

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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.