Mari Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treatment of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as trauma, and chronic pain.
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, or suffering from an illness like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being.
(805) 296-7512
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treatment of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as trauma, and chronic pain.
Are you looking to create a richer, more fulfilling life? Whether you're moving through one of life's many transitions, having relationship problems, or suffering from an illness like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, I have the experience and skills to join with you to explore the barriers that may be both hindering you as well as creating additional suffering in your experience. In therapy, I will support you to identify your strengths as well as to build new skills and behaviors to support your goals and to enhance your health and well-being.
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Lissa Erin Gath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can be the first step in developing the ability to access ones strength, wisdom, and inner peace to create a meaningful life that provides balance, purpose, and joy. I believe that everyone has the answers they seek from within and the ability to heal. With guidance, compassion, and integrity, I will help the client navigate and break free from the underlying negative beliefs, fears, and trauma that are creating destructive behavioral patterns, impaired relationships, or emotional distress that creates challenges in the client living from their authentic and best selves.
(805) 324-7799
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Psychotherapy can be the first step in developing the ability to access ones strength, wisdom, and inner peace to create a meaningful life that provides balance, purpose, and joy. I believe that everyone has the answers they seek from within and the ability to heal. With guidance, compassion, and integrity, I will help the client navigate and break free from the underlying negative beliefs, fears, and trauma that are creating destructive behavioral patterns, impaired relationships, or emotional distress that creates challenges in the client living from their authentic and best selves.
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Danielle Elan Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-DMT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients presenting with a range of concerns including: trauma, stress, relationship conflicts, life-transitions, creative blocks, grief and loss, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a supportive, collaborative, and dynamic partnership. Therapy is a creative process of self-exploration, self-discovery and self-understanding. With my client's goals and needs always leading the work, I draw from my expertise in psychodynamic models of "talk therapy," dance/movement therapy, EMDR Therapy, and experiential mindfulness practices, to help my clients become unstuck and embody health, growth, and change.
(512) 865-5048
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients presenting with a range of concerns including: trauma, stress, relationship conflicts, life-transitions, creative blocks, grief and loss, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a supportive, collaborative, and dynamic partnership. Therapy is a creative process of self-exploration, self-discovery and self-understanding. With my client's goals and needs always leading the work, I draw from my expertise in psychodynamic models of "talk therapy," dance/movement therapy, EMDR Therapy, and experiential mindfulness practices, to help my clients become unstuck and embody health, growth, and change.
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Sonja Lindstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT, CHT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
I use EMDR to help process trauma and recalibrate the nervous system.
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
(805) 946-1612
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Offers online therapy
I use EMDR to help process trauma and recalibrate the nervous system.
It takes a village...Navigating through the transitions and challenges in our lives is meant to be a collaboration with family, friends, elders, wise women and men. However, in the times of instant change and mobility, some may find themselves lost and alone, far from those they confide in and look up to. Sometimes they isolate for fear of vulnerability and the pressure to appear "to have it together". When this self-judgement and drive to be “perfect” eventally takes its toll, one can be left feeling bereft of deep connection to self and others. Finding a therapist you can trust and confide in, can help you find your way.
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Nancy R Belknap
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS-CAD, CCAPP, ACRPS Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
(805) 434-6217
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
Nancy's counseling work focuses on adults, seniors, families and couples who struggle with addictive disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief or depression. Nancy Belknap has over 19 years of practice and experience to provide you the opportunity to develop and bring into focus your very best self. Her proficiency and specialties are in providing tools and skills to support recovery from addictions, grief & loss, trauma, anger and the relational challenges that so often accompany these life challenges, with the intent and hope to facilitate the recognition of your own strengths and your ability to participate, fully, in your own life and those of your loved ones.
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Shennie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, children and families on building self-esteem, cultivating effective and loving communication and healing from trauma.
Congratulations on taking initiative towards your therapeutic journey! I provide a safe place for you to take those first steps toward healing and change. Your experience in therapy will be tailored to your needs, as we all experience life differently. As we work together to discover a deeper understanding of you and your patterns, you will be seen, heard, understood and supported. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, fostering an environment where you can be open, honest and vulnerable. This, in turn, can influence your relationship with self and others, creating change and growth in a positive direction.
(805) 219-7304
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, children and families on building self-esteem, cultivating effective and loving communication and healing from trauma.
Congratulations on taking initiative towards your therapeutic journey! I provide a safe place for you to take those first steps toward healing and change. Your experience in therapy will be tailored to your needs, as we all experience life differently. As we work together to discover a deeper understanding of you and your patterns, you will be seen, heard, understood and supported. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based, fostering an environment where you can be open, honest and vulnerable. This, in turn, can influence your relationship with self and others, creating change and growth in a positive direction.
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Rachel B Aarons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be.
(805) 667-0783
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping people move out of stuck places, heal past trauma, and change destructive behavior patterns. I am a certified EMDR therapist and use the Early Trauma Protocol for early abuse, neglect and adoption. I work with the unconscious mind to bring about deep lasting change using one of the fastest processing methods available today. We will work on the level of both the conscious AND the unconscious mind so that the changes you make will be solid and long-lasting. Together we can make your life what you want it to be.
Ashleigh Virginie Johnston-barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
“Trouble in Paradise?” Where not everything is as it appears. As a Santa Barbara native and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in practice for over twenty years I am sensitive to the unique challenges of our community and citizens. I have witnessed people regain their strength following unimaginable and traumatic experiences; natural disasters; as in the 2018 debris flow, sexual assault, car accidents, Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Narcissistic and Financial Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence and PTSD or developmental trauma.
(805) 590-7028
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
“Trouble in Paradise?” Where not everything is as it appears. As a Santa Barbara native and certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in practice for over twenty years I am sensitive to the unique challenges of our community and citizens. I have witnessed people regain their strength following unimaginable and traumatic experiences; natural disasters; as in the 2018 debris flow, sexual assault, car accidents, Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Narcissistic and Financial Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence and PTSD or developmental trauma.
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Jenaii Gold Ph.D., MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychotherapy is a path to understanding the Self. My background is in family systems and Jungian psychology. I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, creativity, and trauma. Depth therapy often includes work with dreams, art, and sandplay. In addition, I use EMDR for trauma when addressing issues of PTSD. I specialize in sexual abuse with both adults and children as well as other kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and orientations.As a supervisor for 25 years, I enjoy working with interns on their way to licensure. Buddhist mindfulness practice informs my life and work.
(707) 927-1372
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Psychotherapy is a path to understanding the Self. My background is in family systems and Jungian psychology. I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, creativity, and trauma. Depth therapy often includes work with dreams, art, and sandplay. In addition, I use EMDR for trauma when addressing issues of PTSD. I specialize in sexual abuse with both adults and children as well as other kinds of trauma. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and orientations.As a supervisor for 25 years, I enjoy working with interns on their way to licensure. Buddhist mindfulness practice informs my life and work.
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Jacqueline Beraldo
Marriage & Family Therapist, FNP, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I am particularly skilled in working with trauma and using somatic and mindfulness methods for many years, including EMDR.
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
(805) 319-7248
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I am particularly skilled in working with trauma and using somatic and mindfulness methods for many years, including EMDR.
I believe we all have what it takes to create the life we are meant to live. I invite you to take the step of finding out what is possible for you.Through a process of discovery, awareness, and a commitment to self-understanding, there is a hope of embodying your truest self. Bringing a delicate balance of effort, care, experience and humor, it would be my privilege to accompany you on this intimate and very often, deeply satisfying journey. Don't postpone your joy!
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Kate A Koltun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PsA Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
One area of specialty is trauma.
My approach to psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is to provide a safe, non-judge mental and trusting environment where you can freely express your feelings. I believe each of us is striving to develop our own unique sense of self. We can do this together by identifying beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you and cultivating ones that do. This becomes a partnership. I am committed to helping you out of the darkness and into the light again. My training offers a wide variety of ways to achieve this task. Together we will follow closely your needs, desires and emotions.
(720) 650-0685
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
One area of specialty is trauma.
My approach to psychotherapy/psychoanalysis is to provide a safe, non-judge mental and trusting environment where you can freely express your feelings. I believe each of us is striving to develop our own unique sense of self. We can do this together by identifying beliefs and behaviors that do not serve you and cultivating ones that do. This becomes a partnership. I am committed to helping you out of the darkness and into the light again. My training offers a wide variety of ways to achieve this task. Together we will follow closely your needs, desires and emotions.
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Irene Kokatay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
The current global pandemic is challenging for all of us. It may be a good time to reach out for therapy if you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, grief, or other symptoms, or if you want to use this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. I offer therapy techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and others. I wish you well!
(805) 467-7182
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
The current global pandemic is challenging for all of us. It may be a good time to reach out for therapy if you are experiencing anxiety, trauma, stress, depression, grief, or other symptoms, or if you want to use this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. I offer therapy techniques such as EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and others. I wish you well!
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Christine Scott-Hudson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Registered Art Therapist. I am educated and trained to help you identify and express your feelings both verbally and with non-verbal modalities. I am a trauma-focused, holistic, feminist psychotherapist who works with women and girls. If you are feeling stuck and would like to experience more joy in your life, let's work together to create the life you would like to live!
(805) 978-5639
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Santa Barbara, CA 93111
I am both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Registered Art Therapist. I am educated and trained to help you identify and express your feelings both verbally and with non-verbal modalities. I am a trauma-focused, holistic, feminist psychotherapist who works with women and girls. If you are feeling stuck and would like to experience more joy in your life, let's work together to create the life you would like to live!
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Jacqueline M Henretig
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
(805) 979-2084
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual psychotherapy for adults struggling with issues including: Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Insecurity and Fearfulness, Problems with Alcohol and Drug-Use, Grief and Loss, Self-Acceptance, Stress, Sexuality, Relationship Difficulties and Peak Performance.
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Janus Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Trauma offers the opportunity for emergence out of suffering.
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
(805) 728-1619
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Trauma offers the opportunity for emergence out of suffering.
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
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Jennifer Spring Larsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I specialize in working with Addictive Behavior, Substance Abuse, Anger/Depression, Anxiety, Workplace Interpersonal Conflict, and Couples, and Trauma.
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.
(805) 267-9818
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I specialize in working with Addictive Behavior, Substance Abuse, Anger/Depression, Anxiety, Workplace Interpersonal Conflict, and Couples, and Trauma.
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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Judith E Rubenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, JD, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I also use EMDR for all types of trauma with individuals and couples.
I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self.
(805) 288-6441
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Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offers online therapy
I also use EMDR for all types of trauma with individuals and couples.
I believe that each of us need love and close intimate relationships to reach our highest evolution as a human being. I create a safe, loving environment for individuals or couples to do their work to reach their highest potential. My focus is on helping you experience your feelings, physical sensations, thoughts and images, in the moment. As you claim new parts to yourself, you gradually come to accept and love a fuller and more actualized self.
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Jennifer Oetinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I primarily utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach as well as have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma-focused treatment.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have well-rounded experience working with a diverse range of people. My approach is strongly rooted in a strength-based and a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I want to help you work toward your goals and utilize the many strengths you already have. With the opportunity to explore the challenges you are facing and learn new skills, there is hope for growth and positive change in your life!
(858) 358-4892
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
I primarily utilize a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach as well as have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma-focused treatment.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have well-rounded experience working with a diverse range of people. My approach is strongly rooted in a strength-based and a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I want to help you work toward your goals and utilize the many strengths you already have. With the opportunity to explore the challenges you are facing and learn new skills, there is hope for growth and positive change in your life!
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Eric Nelson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Not accepting new clients
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
(805) 330-3658
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Not accepting new clients
Life can be incredibly painful, and at times we can find ourselves confused, lost, anxious, and seemingly alone. We cannot have a pain-free life, but there are ways of managing the issues in our lives that help us be more present, connected to our values, and fulfilled in that which we do. Whether it is anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or trauma, there are ways to respond to these so that we can move back toward the lives that we want to lead.
Challis Popkey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
We will work together from a trauma-informed perspective to reduce shame around your unhelpful behaviors.
You can't change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. You've behaved in ways you aren't proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren't protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what's important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I'm here to support you in moving from thinking to action.
(805) 590-7164
Verified
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Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Offers online therapy
We will work together from a trauma-informed perspective to reduce shame around your unhelpful behaviors.
You can't change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. You've behaved in ways you aren't proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren't protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what's important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I'm here to support you in moving from thinking to action.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in Santa Barbara or for a Santa Barbara PTSD therapist these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD therapists, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in Santa Barbara, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

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