Professional Counseling in Santa Barbara, CA

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Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Rudi

2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Therapy is a rare opportunity to be profoundly understood by another person.If you are looking for that deep understanding and a place to examine your life, I would be honored to work with you. I offer a safe and caring environment with a caring and interactive approach

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Issues
  • EMDR
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Questions Of Life Purpose
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Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Clyde

22 W. Micheltorena St. Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist I've been working in the field of counseling individuals couples and families for 16 years. I provide a safe space to work through the problems & challenges you're facing to make the changes you need to live your best life.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples and Family issues
  • Addiction Issues
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Grief And Loss
  • Transitions and Life changes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Interventions For Loved Ones
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Philip Kolba, MA LPCI

Phone & Email:  Contact Philip

Within Driving Distance of Santa Barbara, CA

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus
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Alissa Gregory, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Alissa

933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Learn to approach your challenges with mindfulness, curiosity & compassion rather than shame or criticism. Personal growth can involve growing pains, but by inviting me to walk with you on this journey, you can gain new perspectives, tools & more positive ways of coping

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Contact Kevin

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Emotional Issues
  • Partner Conflict/Relational
  • Behavior Change
  • Peak Performance
  • Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Weight Loss
  • Executive Coaching

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Fionnuala

22 West Micheltorena St. Ste.A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approac

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • addiction
  • Life Transitions
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Related Sites:
City of Santa Barbara
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Counseling Santa Barbara California

Therapist Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria, Oak View, Ventura, Lake Casitas

Located on the coast, Santa Barbara is protected by the Santa Ynez Mountains and has a Mediterranean climate. It is popularly referred to as the American Riviera. The city has around 90,000 residents, but with many unincorporated cities surrounding the area, the population increases to around 200,000.1 This is a favorite destination spot for many tourists, and has a strong, diverse economy in many different sectors such as technology, education, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and a large service sector, to name a few. There are also several universities in the area, such as the University of California Santa Barbara, Brooks Institute of Photography, Antioch College, City College, and Westmont College. Located right on Highway 101, the city is easy to get to from either Los Angeles or San Francisco, by car or rail, or for those with less time, there is a local airport.

Mental Health in Santa Barbara

Alcohol and drug abuse is prevalent throughout California, but especially so in Santa Barbara County. More than one-third of county residents engage in binge drinking, which is higher than the state average.2 However, the consequences of this behavior go beyond physical ailments. The reduced productivity at work and school, increased tension at home, and reduced income potential can cause many more significant life problems such as divorce, job loss, and homelessness.

The City of Santa Barbara has taken positive steps forward to end intimidation, harassment and bullying in its schools by implementing the Miller Early Childhood Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to help create a more peaceful and respectful school environment, which is accepting and appreciative of all children. The initiative includes educational programs that teach children about how to prevent bullying, including how to take an active role in stopping it, rather than being a bystander. Students also learn about cyberbullying, and how to protect themselves from harassment online.3

Current Education

The first step to becoming a professional counselor is to obtain a graduate degree in a mental health-related field. Pacifica Graduate Institute offers a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology that prepares students for work as a licensed clinician in the state of California. The program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to operate effectively. In addition to valuable classroom learning, students also engage with clients in field-experience settings. The program is aligned with licensure standards for both marriage and family counseling and professional clinical counseling. Call 805-969-3626 extension 103 for more information about the program.4


1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). State and County QuickFacts - Santa Barbara, California. Retrieved from
2. Center for Applied Research Solutions. (2010). Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties. Retrieved from
3. Coalition Against Gun Violence. (2011). Santa Barbara's Advocacy Work in the Schools on Bullying. Retrieved from
4. Pacifica Graduate Institute. (2014). MA Program in Counseling Psychology. Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Santa Barbara. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Santa Barbara and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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