Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
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.
Transgender Allied
(805) 317-4878
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Transgender Allied
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
Transgender Allied
(248) 721-9598
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Transgender Allied
I meet my clients where they are at, and begin by building on the relationship where we can focus on the parts that seem to be holding one back from living their most authentic life. Every one has their own unique journey, and I believe that in a strong therapeutic relationship, healing, growth, and transformation is possible. Therapy allows for one to gain insight and awareness around one's patterns of behavior. Let us meet together to see if we are a good fit.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
Transgender Allied
(805) 323-9550
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender Allied
I see clients in Ojai, Ventura and Santa Barbara with understanding, compassion and a sense of safety to explore the many ways to make life easier, more welcoming and fulfilling. Although I specialize in Couples and Relationship Development, I also work with clients experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Divorce, Loss, Life Transitions including Sexual Orientation and Aging concerns. As a fully experienced Psychotherapist and professional Life Coach, this can be achieved with noticeable changes usually within the first 4 sessions.
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Psychologist, PsyD
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
Transgender Allied
(805) 837-1571
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Transgender Allied
Hello and thanks for looking up my profile. I am a licensed psychologist, a professor of psychology, and a frequent speaker....I am both a clinician and an academic. I am strongly psychodynamically oriented, influenced by both psychoanalytic (in the intersubjective tradition) and Jungian styles. I work well with articulate, curious, and thoughtful people who take their internal lives seriously...or who want to learn to do so. I take a carefully inquisitive and supportive role and encourage depth work. I encourage moral courage, self-expression and meaning-making.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Faith Magdalena, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is willing to self-examine. I appreciate flexibility, creativity and intelligence. I am best suited to depth work: addressing unresolved underlying issues that continue to impact daily living. I also appreciate differences and I have a deep regard for diversity and the challenges therein. I focus on helping a person identify their inherent strengths and build upon those. I work well with adolescents and young adults probably due to my "down to earth" approach. I am trained in EMDR and EFT as treatment modalities. I am well versed in 12 step support and use the Medicine Wheel paradigm in my work.
Transgender Allied
(805) 317-7753
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Transgender Allied
My ideal client is one who is willing to self-examine. I appreciate flexibility, creativity and intelligence. I am best suited to depth work: addressing unresolved underlying issues that continue to impact daily living. I also appreciate differences and I have a deep regard for diversity and the challenges therein. I focus on helping a person identify their inherent strengths and build upon those. I work well with adolescents and young adults probably due to my "down to earth" approach. I am trained in EMDR and EFT as treatment modalities. I am well versed in 12 step support and use the Medicine Wheel paradigm in my work.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience.
Transgender Allied
(805) 369-1346
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
Transgender Allied
(805) 954-9175
Verified
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Transgender Allied
I work with clients on tools and strategies to help with symptom reduction while we uncover what you need for a deeper level of healing. In a safe, non-judgmental space I can help you identify the thoughts, narratives and distorted core beliefs that cause you suffering, keep you repeating the same patterns and block you from a higher quality of life. With gentleness and compassion we can explore the places you may get triggered and the old wounds that continue to cause fear and pain.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
Transgender Allied
(818) 722-9021
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender Allied
Our work together will deepen your awareness of your self by looking beneath the surface of your pain & discomfort to unearth unconscious, un-lived aspects of your psyche. We will also draw connections between your self and others, incorporating the larger picture of your relationships, community, and cultural perspectives. You will learn ways to care for your body, thoughts & emotions that will serve you for the rest of your life. I place special importance on nurturing your innate creativity. My practice is founded on body positive, sex positive, culturally inclusive, and LGBTQIA inclusive values.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist is important. I approach therapy in a warm and relational way, and believe confidentiality and non-judgmental responses are crucial to creating a safe and trusting space. I know it can be hard to open up and start the process, so I make sure my client's feel comfortable to talk about the hard things and share about themselves authentically. Many of the situations I help people with involve transitioning, processing recent or past trauma, anticipation of something difficult coming up, experiencing depression or anxiety, adolescent struggles, relationship concerns, or wanting personal growth and healing.
Transgender Allied
(805) 323-9271
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Finding the right therapist is important. I approach therapy in a warm and relational way, and believe confidentiality and non-judgmental responses are crucial to creating a safe and trusting space. I know it can be hard to open up and start the process, so I make sure my client's feel comfortable to talk about the hard things and share about themselves authentically. Many of the situations I help people with involve transitioning, processing recent or past trauma, anticipation of something difficult coming up, experiencing depression or anxiety, adolescent struggles, relationship concerns, or wanting personal growth and healing.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
It is a courageous act to take the first step in pursuing therapy, and I feel honored to assist those beginning this process. My goal in working with people is to help cultivate the balance between finding grace in being present with life experiences, and the motivation to create meaningful changes in one’s life. If you are looking to begin the work of introspection and crafting the story of your life that you want to live, whether it may be in the areas of developing emotional coping skills or improving your relationships, I am here to help.
Transgender Allied
(805) 259-3987
Verified
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Transgender Allied
It is a courageous act to take the first step in pursuing therapy, and I feel honored to assist those beginning this process. My goal in working with people is to help cultivate the balance between finding grace in being present with life experiences, and the motivation to create meaningful changes in one’s life. If you are looking to begin the work of introspection and crafting the story of your life that you want to live, whether it may be in the areas of developing emotional coping skills or improving your relationships, I am here to help.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
Transgender Allied
(805) 774-1258
Verified
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Transgender Allied
From birth through death, each stage of life is dynamic and valuable. Through these stages, we sometimes encounter challenges beyond our own capacity and we need to reach out for help. I believe in healing. I believe we all have the capacity to recover and learn deeply about ourselves through our most challenging experiences. I enjoy working with people of all ages and in all life stages.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
You have been struggling with stress and anxiety for awhile but recently it has become worse. Maybe the impact of our "new normal" has really taken its toll on you and your emotional well-being . You are overwhelmed and you know you need help but you aren't sure where to turn. You feel alone and you aren't sure anyone will understand. You want to feel better and learn how to control those anxious thoughts but sometimes just the thought of that seems overwhelming. Putting yourself first doesn't come naturally to you but you know that now is the time.
Transgender Allied
(678) 661-2834
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender Allied
You have been struggling with stress and anxiety for awhile but recently it has become worse. Maybe the impact of our "new normal" has really taken its toll on you and your emotional well-being . You are overwhelmed and you know you need help but you aren't sure where to turn. You feel alone and you aren't sure anyone will understand. You want to feel better and learn how to control those anxious thoughts but sometimes just the thought of that seems overwhelming. Putting yourself first doesn't come naturally to you but you know that now is the time.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Transgender Allied
(805) 856-6736
Verified
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Transgender Allied
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Do you feel anxious, depressed, or frustrated even though outwardly you present with success? Does the inconsistency of your outer world and inner world gnaw at your sense of worth and joy? Are you overwhelmed when you try to figure out what would make you genuinely happy or do you have an idea, but fear holds you back? You do not have to continue feeling this way. A part of you knows that and is willing to explore another way, because you have already made the first step by arriving here! With proper support, you can find relief. I can help you find the courage and cultivate the skills to become fully engaged in your ideal life.
Transgender Allied
(833) 319-0912
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Do you feel anxious, depressed, or frustrated even though outwardly you present with success? Does the inconsistency of your outer world and inner world gnaw at your sense of worth and joy? Are you overwhelmed when you try to figure out what would make you genuinely happy or do you have an idea, but fear holds you back? You do not have to continue feeling this way. A part of you knows that and is willing to explore another way, because you have already made the first step by arriving here! With proper support, you can find relief. I can help you find the courage and cultivate the skills to become fully engaged in your ideal life.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students.
Transgender Allied
(805) 491-9011
Verified
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Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender Allied
I offer psychotherapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I also provide therapy for transitional age young adults/college students.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
Transgender Allied
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Transgender Allied
The hope and goal I have for my clients is to assist them in enhancing personal and familial relationships. As a social worker, I have had the wonderful opportunity to witness many positive changes in the lives of my clients. These positive changes include how my clients have relationships with others and how they come to view themselves. These components are an integral part of the therapeutic process and journey.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, SEP Verified
Verified
Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying.
Transgender Allied
(805) 395-4533
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Welcome! I help people with a variety of problems, from depression and anxiety to trauma and recovery. I can help you. I am a depth therapist (seeing causes, rather than only symptoms) and a somatic therapist (integrating a healthy mind and body), and I've found that more important than my background is a non-judgmental attitude, attention to your personal needs, and the quality of a collaborative therapy relationship. I'm on your side. My clients gain crucial insights, learn essential coping skills and dramatically improve their relationships, outlook, and prospects for the future. Their lives become much more vital and satisfying.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
Transgender Allied
(805) 266-7273
Verified
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Transgender Allied
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
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.
Transgender Allied
(805) 793-1738
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Transgender Allied
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.
Transgender Allied
(805) 335-6946
Verified
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Transgender Allied
I specialize in helping women discover their own personal truth and support them in aligning their decisions in life with that truth. If you've been struggling with your primary relationships, feeling disappointed, angry, or feeling stuck in life, then I want to help. If anxiety and depression are part of your daily experience, then there is a good chance you've been living your life out of alignment with what is true for YOU.

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Therapists in Downtown, Santa Barbara are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Downtown, Santa Barbara you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Downtown, Santa Barbara or family therapy in Downtown, Santa Barbara.