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

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


Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91361 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

You might be longing for change that can bring some sense of peace to the anxiety and stress you carry daily but are afraid of the unpredictable and the unknown and find yourself moving aimlessly from one distraction to another. The relationship between therapist and patient has a context, a sharing of subjective experiences that cannot help but play out in unique and meaningful ways. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore and discover the context of your anxiety thereby helping you to manage it more productively.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93020 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Anxiety/stress can be debilitating and make life feel unmanageable. Many times people with anxiety want to get better, but don't know how. That's where a good therapist can help! My training, background, and experience can provide those suffering from anxiety the necessary tools and strategies to help improve coping skills and return to stable and healthy functioning. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to face these challenges, but that is why I focus on taking baby steps, taking it one day at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other, and providing a lot of support and understanding. I have witnessed many clients improve and successfully decrease their anxiety. There is hope!

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jo Ellen Fletcher, M.A.,LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91301 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Anxiety is an emotion about expectations, perfectionism and looking to the future. We hold anxiety in our bodies; we develop anxious behaviors and often disorders develop which involve panic. We can get caught up in the beliefs driven by society of pursuing happiness externally. Anxiety comes in many forms manifested from the conditioned belief of “not being good enough and seeking that place, the place of outer validation and acceptance.” Sometimes our beliefs are only habits and we think without them we would not know how to be in the world. To let go of these old beliefs would be frightening. Our first step is self-compassion. Compassion reminds us that we do belong, as surely as we have been lost in obtaining approval from others rather than...(view profile to read more)

Maureen Houtz, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Maureen Houtz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93001 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

I often find that the lack of emotional regulation in a person's young life has left them with a huge ability to be anxious and feel stress. Teaching emotional regulation is the first avenue I try. Discovering the thought life of an anxious person gives many clues as to what is feeding the anxiety. I have found using DBT or CBT as methods to retrain and reduce anxiety to be very useful.

Philip Kolba, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Wendy Jones, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Everyone can feel some level of anxiety once in a while. But overwhelming, recurring, or "out of nowhere" fear can deeply impact people. Sometimes anxiety can cause fatigue, irritability, difficulty focusing, sleep problems and muscle tension. When anxiety interferes like this, therapy can really help. Together, we will figure out the most troublesome issues, develop a treatment plan, and tackle the goals at a comfortable pace. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, but also incorporate other modalities when helpful (i.e. exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, relaxation).

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Fredrick Harlan, MA, MA, MFTI
Anxiety Counselor

Fredrick Harlan, MA, MA, MFTI

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

In 91360 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

In the past decades we have learned so much about the way our brains and bodies work together in order to help us survive. We are hard-wired to feel and react to threatening events in our environment - it tells us we are in danger. These thoughts, along with the accompanying feelings, can become overwhelming if we obsess on them without finding possible safeguards or solutions. Psychotherapy can help by identifying stressors and anxieties, helping you understand how you are thinking about problems, adapting to certain situations, managing the emotions related the related emotions, and working on self-care (sleep, nutrition, exercise, medical treatment of anxiety disorders).

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Over the course of time, a client may start to experience increased anxiety and find themselves beginning to become more and more tentative as they approach their relationships and personal and professional goals. I provide a comprehensive assessment, that takes into account biopsychosocial (biological, psychological and social) areas of life, and together we are able to develop a holistic and integrative plan that is adjusted to the client's changing life circumstances. When clients redesign their approach to life, they have greater insight, are transformed, and better skilled to attain a higher degree of life satisfaction.

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

Many of my clients come in suffering from anxiety and stress. I have a wide range of tools to help with these symptoms. First we try to determine the immediate causes of stress and anxiety, and try to remove or lessen them if possible. Then we try to make any lifestyle changes that we can. Next we implement anxiety management tools, including relaxation training, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and perhaps hypnotherapy if appropriate. Most clients experience at least some relief very quickly, and relief of most if not all symptoms with time and practice of the skills we work on. Give a call, and together we'll see what we can do for your stress and anxiety.

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

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

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 93021 - Nearby to Santa Paula.

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.


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

Thank you for visiting our California page of stress therapists in Santa Paula, California who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Santa Paula, CA will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Santa Paula is located in Ventura County, California. It has a land area of 4.59 square miles and a water area of 0.11 square miles.  The population of Santa Paula is 30,546 people with 8,614 households and a median annual income of $52,824. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Santa Paula, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Santa Paula is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Santa Paula therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Santa Paula public health department.