Nancy Marden, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 5276 Hollister Avenue Suite 355 , Santa Barbara 93111
Fast Contact: Email or Call Nancy.
Couples counselingPremarital counseling
Relationship IssuesAnxiety
DepressionLife transitions/adjustments

My practice, Lotus Blossom Counseling, is dedicated to the idea that the human spirit prevails in the midst of our deepest sufferings. I offer a space of safety, compassion, & understanding to help you find your own inner strength to grow, create, & heal.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: Santa Barbara 93108
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kevin.
Emotional IssuesPartner Conflict/Relational
Behavior ChangePeak Performance
AddictionLife Coaching
Weight LossExecutive Coaching

Grey Matters International, Inc and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, not counseling or the professional practice of psychology. We help the brain do the changing with powerful technology that can dramatically reduce time,frustration, and money spent on your goals

Bobby Kornhandler, MFC

Marriage andf Family Therapist

Location: 111 E. Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara 93101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Bobby.
indiviudalscouple couseling
older adults and thier familiesrelationship problems
workplace issuesdepression/anxiety

The greatest likelihood for positive outcomes and meaningful change in therapy requires that individuals, from the get go, feel safe and understood by their therapist. I work at this attunement each and every minute when engaged with my clients.

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 22 West Micheltorena St. Ste.A, Santa Barbara 93101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Fionnuala.
addictionLife Transitions

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

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location: 22 W. Micheltorena St. Suite A, Santa Barbara 93101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Clyde.
Couples and Family issuesAddiction Issues
Depression And AnxietyGrief And Loss
Transitions and Life changesChronic Pain
Trauma and RecoveryInterventions For Loved Ones

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.

Jim Broderick, PhD


Location: 735 State Street Suite 514, Santa Barbara 93101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Broderick.
Men's IssuesSandtray Therapy
Marriage/Couples TherapyDepression
AnxietyWorkplace Issues
Grief/LossLife Changes/Transitions

As a therapist I see myself as a guide, assisting individuals, couples and families in finding their strengths in the midst of the challenges that face them. I see problems as opportunities for significant personal growth and development.

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Santa Barbara, CA
Fast Contact: Email or Call Rudi.
Relationship IssuesEMDR
AnxietyQuestions Of Life Purpose

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

Eric Young, MS, LMFT #46016

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 55 Hitchcock Way, # 106, Santa Barbara 93105
Fast Contact: Email or Call Eric.
RelationshipsSubstance Abuse
DepressionAnxiety And Fear
Grief And LossParenting
Self EsteemFamily Conflict

Are you struggling in a relationship especially where substance abuse is an issue? Would you like to share your feelings with an older, experienced male counselor in Santa Barbara? If yes, then contact me or visit and let me show you how.

Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 800 Garden Street, Suite i, Santa Barbara 93101
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ellen.
Couples CounselingGrief

If you're thinking about starting therapy, you've already taken the first step toward making a change. I work with individuals, parents, couples and families to help people take positive steps toward living more rewarding lives.

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