Santa Barbara, California Therapists

Find a therapist in Santa Barbara, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Santa Barbara to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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Aleksandra Drecun
Psy.D., MA
In-Person Sessions:

San Diego, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D., is the founder of Association for Compassionate Transformation. She is a licensed psychologist who has a profound passion and derives immense gratitude from assisting individuals, couples and families in realizing...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual,...
Aeron Hart
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I tend to work well with individuals that feel deeply, are highly sensitive to their environment, empathic, and who struggle to connect with themselves and their own needs, often putting others first. Someone interested in re-routing some of their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Taking new clients via telehealth, as of Feb 2024, and my fee is 120 without insurance. Hi there! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and in practice for over 10 years. I am transitioning out of my last role as a Program...
Debbie Cherry
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, California

After working with hundreds of clients for over 20 years as a therapist, master coach, and entrepreneur... I can tell you that trusting yourself is the key to success. Clients see improvements quickly by implementing strategies based on modern...
Dr. Kaggie
Ph.D., Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

K-Psych is a group practice with experienced clinicians focused on providing the best counseling experience for our clients. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental...
Janee Young
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hey there! I'm Janee Young, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Confidence and Clarity. I'm here to help you rock your confidence and discover the inner clarity you've been searching for. With a quirky and compassionate approach, my toolkit...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Hi! I am so happy you are here and I am even more excited to work with you. Our agency offers affordable telehealth therapy. We are dedicated to decreasing depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, and relationship issues while increasing happiness,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Idaho

Therapy can be uncomfortable for some, but I am committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all my patients. Some of my areas of expertise include: Individuals: I can help you work through issues of anger, anxiety, depression and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice is centered around the idea that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. It is crucial that we explore this relationship with authenticity, curiosity...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Washington, D.C.

Tired of feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck in life? Are you going through your days on autopilot, with no clear direction on where you’re going? Or even if you do know what you want, are you feeling helpless or hopeless about things getting...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My name is Jaclyn Yuki Schlanger, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working for a private practice in Irvine, California. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and am of half Asian and half European American heritage....
In-Person Sessions:

San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Leslie Gunterson is a sought after financial expert and strategist who after her second divorce completely remade her life after changing her internal beliefs about her worth, health, relationships, career, and her beliefs about money. Leslie's...
Katya Kosarenko
LCSW, Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
In-Person Sessions:

Los Angeles, California

Katya Kosarenko, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in PTSD, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, relationship issues and life transitions. She has a private practice in West LA, where she also provides...
Marcella Cox
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body provides in-person and online counseling in...
Lisa Larsen
Psy.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Lisa S. Larsen, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in Lancaster, California. She is in private practice providing psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis for children, adolescents and adults. Prior to working in private practice, she worked at Walden House...
Crystal Stokes
LMFT, MA, CPT, CCTS-I
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Barbara, California

Counseling individuals, couples and families since 2011. Focusing on blending holistic aspects of health, mindfulness, meaning, connection and purpose to relieve pain and optimize life satisfaction. Direct and solutions focused therapy to increase...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, New York

Dr. Levine is one of the only Board-Certified Clinical Psychologists in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills. After a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in New York, he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Temple...
In-Person Sessions:

Marina del Rey, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

You’re stuck at home and stressed-out to the max! You love your partner but you didn’t sign up for 24/7 togetherness. You need support and tools—right NOW! You are used to working hard and getting what you want, but there isn’t much you can...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Do you need help managing anxiety, raising self esteem, or handling daily stress? I can help! My speciality is helping adult clients manage anxiety and stress using CBT, mindfulness, goal-setting and positive psychology techniques. Therapy and...
In-Person Sessions:

Studio City, California

If you’re considering me as your therapist know that I’ve been working in the mental health since 2004 and was licensed as a therapist since 2007.  I’ve worked full-time in the field since that time providing individual, family and group...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Vermont

I AM A SEASONED THERAPIST WHO CAN HELP YOU EXPLORE YOUR CONCERNS AND WORRIES
Sloane Fabricius
LMFT-Supervisor, LPCC 15
In-Person Sessions:

Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice serving adults, teens and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, anger, parenting, self-acceptance, and shame based issues. I come from a Humanistic perspective,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Santa Barbara, California

The thriving west coast city of Santa Barbara is home to over 90,000 residents, multiple universities, and a healthy economy. A poverty rate of approximately 13.9 percent makes it equal to the national average. Santa Barbara has a growing and diverse economy and a median age of about 38. This idyllic Californian mid-sized city is also home to many individuals who are struggling with mental illness. Whether you’re suffering from a mental illness or have a friend or family member who is, discover how you can find help with this overview of mental health in Santa Barbara.

Mental Health Concerns in Santa Barbara, California

A major mental health concern in Santa Barbara County is depression. The overall percentage of individuals who are dealing with a depressive disorder is 18.3. This is significantly higher than the average of all of California, which is 13.3. Depression rates in the county are higher for females than males and affect individuals with some college education more than residents who didn’t attend college.

There are several other mental health concerns in the county, including:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobias

Santa Barbara County also experiences high rates of excessive drinking. Often linked to depression and other mental illnesses, excessive drinking is a strong indicator of mental illness. 19.2 percent of Santa Barbara County adults reported drinking excessively in 2017. Another strong indicator is violent crimes 333 were reported for every 100,000 people throughout the county.

Throughout the county, about 31 percent of homeless individuals are suffering from mental illness, while 51 percent are abusing alcohol. Homelessness may not seem like a problem in the robust economy of Santa Barbara, and the number is decreasing every year. In 2017, however, 790 people reported experiencing homelessness in a survey of the city of Santa Barbara. These individuals often suffer from mental illness, so anyone experiencing homelessness must have access to mental health professionals.

Addiction and self-medication are strongly linked with mental illness. Santa Barbara County has a high rate of opioid addiction and overdose. In 2015, 75 people died from drug and alcohol abuse in the county. Whether it’s self-medicating with alcohol or abusing pain medication, these addictions are extremely dangerous. Some individuals abuse drugs to self-medicate, while others begin experiencing depressive episodes and other mental illness challenges after becoming addicted to a substance. If you know anyone who may be addicted to any medication or alcohol, don’t wait to help them get the treatment they need.

Divorce Rates in California

Santa Barbara has one of the lowest divorce rates in the state. At 9.01 percent, this is lower than the rest of the state. California enjoys lower divorce rates than many other states. However, divorce can still happen in California and it can be both a sign and a cause of mental illnesses like depression and panic disorder. Talk to your loved ones or anyone you know who may be affected by divorce. If you are going through a divorce, seek help from a licensed therapist in your area. You don’t have to suffer alone, whether you directly experienced a divorce or have friends or family members who have gone through a divorce.