Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Santa Barbara, California.


Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Santa Barbara, California 93108 | 1-877-606-6161

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety can take away your personal power at the most important moments and start to have too much control over your behavior. Over time, chronic stress can break down a healthy view of yourself. Starting from our first session, I will support your understanding of anxiety, its biological effects, and its impact on your relationships. I will support you to build on developing insight and develop habits that support anxiety and stress reduction. At the end of therapy, you will have a clear plan for sustained control over anxiety and chronic stress. I'm reachable through phone for a free 20-minute consultation to further discuss your needs and answer any questions about my therapy approach.

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, California 93103 | 805 453-4826

I use a very practical approach to anxiety and stress by simply exploring what it is that puts you in a state of overwhelm. We then look together for ways to decrease your stress be it by either 'adjust your thinking' or by making small but effective changes to your daily living. Anxiety and perfectionism often go hand in hand, we will therefore explore how much internal 'unnecessary' pressure you put on yourself and find ways to decrease that pressure.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

Santa Barbara, California 94110 | 818-912-6627

Do you feel like you live at the intersection of Anxiety Avenue and Stress Street? In the atmosphere that most of us experience in this country, we are likely to reside near or on one of these corners. I can help with your phobias, whether they are external or internal. Stress relief is incredibly important for vitality and health. I know how crucial peace of mind is to a healthy life, and I am dedicated to helping you reach it.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Anxiety Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

We hold our anxiety and stress in our body. We feel tension, gut problems, hot flashes, disrupted sleep and more. I work with anxiety and stress by helping individuals learn and develop tools to re-regulate their nervous system. When we have a coherent and fluid nervous system, we can do difficult things without feeling paralyzed by overwhelming fear.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Anxiety Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

You may have incessant thoughts racing through your mind, you can't stop analyzing, and you are stuck in the future catastrophizing about possible outcomes, or ruminating about your past choices and life experiences. Your body state is heightened and on-the-go. You try to relax because people tell you so but it doesn’t work. You wonder why you can't just 'let things go" and "go with the flow" just like many other people do. With anxiety, we get stuck either in the past or the future. Our near-constant mind chatter and physiological arousal deprives us of being in the present moment and cherishing invaluable daily moments. Instead, you find yourself wanting to control things to lessen your a

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jessiline Berry, MA, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

To the extent that irritability and hypervigilance are symptomatic of underlying trauma, I use an integrative approach to treating anxiety and stress. Talk therapy is incredibly useful in helping change your thoughts, but you cannot talk your way out of feeling; you can only feel your way out of feeling. When anxiety and stress are robbing you of the ability to feel embodied and present for your life, it can be difficult to manage interpersonal relationships, sexual vitality, work obligations, career ambitions, and even physical health. By reducing anxiety and stress, you can be intentional about finding ways to thrive in all areas of your life.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress are like an evil and corrosive thread that work their way through every aspect of a life. It can rob the joy that can make life worth living. I know from both personal and professional experience how anxiety and stress can take the joy out of life and also how to overcome these issues and put them in your past. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you overcome this issue and heal from the issues that drive it. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue, and experience increased relief from these symptoms with each session.


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Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 19.48 square miles and a water area of 22.50 square miles.  The population of Santa Barbara is 91,842 people with 34,973 households and a median annual income of $66,107. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Barbara, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Santa Barbara are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Barbara public health department.