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.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Anxiety Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Registered Associate 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

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

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.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Anxiety Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

NEW ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships! more info in my bio - FIRST CLASS FREE! Anxiety can arise from several places - one is the mind - people can think & imagine scenarios in their minds that create anxiety, when their thoughts and imagination may not even be true. Anxiety is also common in people who did not have a safe & secure experience with caregivers as they were growing up. The brain ends up being wired in a way that reproduces anxiety. Fortunately, due to new research in the field of neuropsychology & neuroplasticity, this can be changed! Anxiety may also arise out of difficult life circumstances - finding effective ways to change these circumstances is often important too


You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Santa Barbara, CA.

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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.