Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA and Nearby Locations

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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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...
In-Person Sessions:

Malibu, California

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with almost 5 years of experience working as a child development and parenting specialist, as well as a life coach to individuals working through a variety of life’s challenges. I have...
In-Person Sessions:

Agoura Hills, California

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working in private practice as well as in community mental health. I have worked with individuals, families, adolescents and children. I graduated from UCLA with a...
In-Person Sessions:

Ventura, California

Do you suffer from Anxiety? Does it get in the way of living the life you want to live? You are not alone. My personal experience with anxiety allows me to connect with individuals suffering from anxiety on a deeper level. I will provide you with...
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...
Alia Aizenstat
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Barbara, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I help individuals, couples, families and youth deepen and grow in their relationships to thrive emotionally, physically and mentally. I have specialized and work with anxiety, depression, EMDR, internet addiction, relationships, dream work, body...
Tessa Magill
MS, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Ventura, California

My name is Tessa Magill, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Ojai and Ventura, Ca. I work with individuals who are experiencing stress, are in a life transition or are struggling to manage their current set of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

With over twenty years of experience as a clinician, and a graduate of USC specializing in addictions, relationships, co-dependency, trauma, parenting, divorce and single parenting, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a...
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,...
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Maria, California

Since the time I was a teenager, I’ve been drawn to people and fascinated by their stories. I am constantly in pursuit of answers to the questions of why we think, behave, and feel the way we do. I’m deeply passionate about psychology not just...
Cheri McDonald
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Westlake Village, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Dr Cheri McDonald offers enriched insights to dealing with the intricate challenges of complex trauma as she walks you through the how to’s of untethering from the ramifications of your PTSD. With the gifted talent of her interweaving her...

Finding Professional Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

Choosing a therapist, counselor, or psychologist in Santa Barbara can be time-consuming and challenging. When selecting the right mental health professional for your needs, several considerations can help you make a better, more informed decision.

Therapist Specialties

If all you need is the support of a professional to work through some minor issues, then you can choose a therapist without being particular about their areas of expertise. But if you need help with a specific mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction, or eating disorders, or if you’re looking for relationship or family counseling, then you should ideally find a Santa Barbara therapist specializing in these areas.

If you’re looking for a therapist in Santa Barbara for your young child or teenager, you should seek a professional qualified to work with those age groups.

Treatment Modalities

Most therapists prefer specific treatment approaches with their patients over others. These can include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and exposure therapy, to name a few.

Some patients research these treatment options online or consult with friends and decide which one they need. While you should ideally let the professional decide on the right modality for your treatment, if you find many suitable therapists in Santa Barbara from which to choose, you can narrow down the list based on the treatment modalities you prefer.

Personal Characteristics of the Therapist

You may prefer to work with a therapist in Santa Barbara who speaks a second language that you speak, shares your religious beliefs, or is of a certain gender, race, or ethnicity. Finding a therapist who shares your values or personal experiences may help you open up more quickly and have better chemistry with them.

Session Types

If you need an in-person, face-to-face therapy experience, you’ll want a professional counselor in Santa Barbara who sees clients in an office. Alternatively, should you prefer to work with someone who offers teletherapy, plenty of therapists can provide remote sessions.

If you are not satisfied with the selection of therapists in Santa Barbara, you may want to consider teletherapy even if it’s not your first choice, as it will dramatically increase the pool of potential therapists who may legally work with you.

Getting Started with a Therapist in Santa Barbara, California

Our therapist directory includes filters to help you find therapists in Santa Barbara, California based on your search criteria, including those listed above. The therapists listed here are licensed professionals who work with clients in Santa Barbara. They are subject to all applicable confidentiality regulations for mental health professionals and can be reached using the contact information they’ve provided on their profiles.