Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
Transgender
(805) 467-6023
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
I am a licensed psychologist providing short and long-term psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. My specialties include relationship difficulties, identity issues, anxiety, depression, mood and emotion dysregulation, family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and eating-related concerns.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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
(805) 323-9550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
Transgender
(805) 585-5969
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Transgender
Welcome. It seems that more and more people are seeking the support and guidance that psychotherapy provides. The most common issues among those seeking my services include: Experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety; Difficulty with relationships at home, school, or work; Persistent feelings of loneliness, sadness, or depression; Confusion around spirituality, identity, or vocation; Feeling overwhelmed with life's demands or life transitions. Through a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, I have helped a diverse range of individuals achieve increased stability and balance, more fulfilling relationships, as well as personal growth and transformation.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
Transgender
(805) 316-7350
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
Are you feeling lost, stuck, broken, or simply unsatisfied with life? You are not alone, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families to build upon the existing strengths of these relationships. I use a strengths-based approach to help empower clients to make decisions for themselves. I firmly believe you hold all the answers to the questions you face, and it is my privilege to assist you in finding them.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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
(805) 876-9622
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
Transgender
(805) 467-6340
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. In addition to speaking with you initially on the phone, I am happy to offer a free 50 minute consultation in my office so you can remove the guesswork and get a clear sense of what therapy with me will feel like. I bring a wealth of experience in treating everything from depression, anxiety and relationship challenges to ADHD, addictive behaviors and trauma. I have an excellent resource of referrals to physicians (both Western and naturopaths), psychiatrists, and nutritionists. Most importantly, I listen deeply to my clients and work collaboratively to facilitate change.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
Transgender
(805) 360-5526
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Transgender
I offer psychotherapy and psychoanalysis (intensive form of psychotherapy) to individuals seeking to not only discover solutions for their life concerns but also to gain greater understanding of their inner lives and shift long-standing patterns in their relationships and career. My clinical expertise focuses on issues related to gender and sexuality, embodied experiences, relational traumas, and social traumas (e.g., experiences of social prejudice and cultural oppression). My work is suited for individual seeking to grow their creative aspirations, to develop satisfying relationships, and to face life's losses.
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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.
Transgender
(805) 301-5027
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
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, MA, LMFT, CAMF Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
**ONLINE THERAPY VIDEO THERAPY** Due to the recent CODIV-19 health risks, you may be experiencing higher than normal stress levels. Helping men and fathers through this difficult time. If you are considering seeking professional support during this stressful time, please consider online Telehealth/video therapy sessions. You don’t have to leave your house. All services are online from the comfort of your own home. If you live in California call today for a video session.
Transgender
(818) 938-2307
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
**ONLINE THERAPY VIDEO THERAPY** Due to the recent CODIV-19 health risks, you may be experiencing higher than normal stress levels. Helping men and fathers through this difficult time. If you are considering seeking professional support during this stressful time, please consider online Telehealth/video therapy sessions. You don’t have to leave your house. All services are online from the comfort of your own home. If you live in California call today for a video session.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a dually licensed (MFT & LPCC) psychotherapist with over 20 yrs. experience working with teens, adults of all ages, couples and families. My philosophy as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients on a treatment approach that best fits their needs. I have a strong belief in each individual's personal power to effect change and view myself as a facilitator in this process.
Transgender
(805) 267-9818
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
I am a dually licensed (MFT & LPCC) psychotherapist with over 20 yrs. experience working with teens, adults of all ages, couples and families. My philosophy as a therapist is to collaborate with my clients on a treatment approach that best fits their needs. I have a strong belief in each individual's personal power to effect change and view myself as a facilitator in this process.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together.
Transgender
(925) 695-7956
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
Do you dream of greater well being and happiness for yourself or your loved ones? With over 25 years of experience in the field, I have the expertise and tools to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals, couples, and families. My style is gentle, supportive and encouraging. Clients report experiencing rapid relief from the emotional pain of grief and loss as well as positive, lasting changes in the areas of intimacy, anxiety and depression as a result of our work together.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive 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 approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life.
Transgender
(805) 467-7311 x103
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
25+ yrs- I am a warm & interactive 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 approach blends cognitive, behavioral,somatic & mindfulness processes to reduce stress, heal trauma & includes family systems interventions to achieve optimal health & wellbeing. I find that attending to psychological, biological, social & spiritual systems increases resilience to the challenges of daily life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
Transgender
(805) 413-4895
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
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
(818) 722-9021
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
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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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 road you find yourself.
Transgender
(805) 324-6623
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
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 road you find yourself.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
Transgender
(805) 301-9824
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Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Transgender
My work is centered in empowering people to fully own their lives. I work from the perspective that each of us is here with a purpose, that the quality of our lives matters and is rooted in empowered choices, and that we have within us the means to find solutions to the challenges that plague us. I help people connect to themselves meaningfully, to have their own back. I help people gain clarity about what is needed to make changes in their lives, and then to go out there and ask for what they need and want effectively so they experience more success and fulfillment: in work, in relationships, in spirituality, in society.
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Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UCSB, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
Transgender
(805) 728-9702
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Transgender
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UCSB, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
Transgender
(424) 372-8738
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Transgender
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourself. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the best ways it knows. When we shift one part of this feedback loop, the whole system rearranges. This is what makes transformation possible. My approach to therapy is client-centered and eclectic. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form and reach for your goals, our work may include body awareness, mindfulness practices, trauma modalities, behavior/communication coaching, and treating all parts of a system holistically.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships.
Transgender
(805) 960-5496
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Transgender
We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. There is not a right way to be in therapy. I invite you to come in as you are, into a space of acceptance and compassion, in order to grow and learn about yourself. I offer an honest and collaborative approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. To learn more, check out my website by going to www.shorelinecounseling-center.com or find the website link on this page.
Transgender
(805) 979-2553
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Transgender
It is a courageous step to reach out for help. Seeking a supportive, non-judgmental, and objective listener to assist with daily life struggles is part of becoming the best version of yourself. There is not a right way to be in therapy. I invite you to come in as you are, into a space of acceptance and compassion, in order to grow and learn about yourself. I offer an honest and collaborative approach through creating an environment of safety and authentic relationship. To learn more, check out my website by going to www.shorelinecounseling-center.com or find the website link on this page.

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Transgender (Gender Dysphoria) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Santa Barbara and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Santa Barbara may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Santa Barbara, transgender friendly therapists in Santa Barbara, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Santa Barbara can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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. 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.