Experienced Marriage Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA

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Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Daryl

Online Therapist / Coach

Dr. Temkin specializes in individual and marital or relationship counseling including issues as, commitment, loyalty, communication, trust, sexuality, infidelity, conflict resolution, children, adoption, blended families and relatives.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Crisis Intervension
  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression
  • Infidelity and Guilt
  • Relationship Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Overcoming Relationship Stress

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Jenny

Santa Barbara, CA

Feeling frustrated for the direction your relationship is taking? Do you have trust issues? Do you have lots of doubts? I can help you work through guilt/resentment/dissatisfaction and move on to strengths and loving relationships.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety; Phobia;PTSD
  • ADD,distraction
  • Depression; Stress
  • Relationships;
  • Career; Midlife Crisis
  • Self-esteem, Confidence
  • College Success
  • Spiritual Growth; Identity

Philip Kolba, MA

Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Therapist / Coach

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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Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Clyde

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

I enjoy working with couples helping them to work through conflict and restore positive feelings of love and connection like they used to have. I help couples listen and communicate better with each other, feel safe and help them work through their problems together.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples and Family issues
  • Addiction Issues
  • Trauma and recovery
  • Grief And Loss
  • Transitions and Life changes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression And Anxiety
  • Interventions For Loved Ones
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Alissa Gregory, MA, MFT

Psychotherapist & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Alissa

933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Relationships with loved ones significantly affect so much of our daily lives -- by allowing me to support you in learning new ways of communicating & navigating your emotional reactions mindfully within relationship, your quality of life may be immeasurably enriched!

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

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rudi

2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Being in a relationship and feeling misunderstood and disconnected can be a painful and lonely experience. My work assists couples in finding their way back to each other, to the opportunity of deep love and friendship an intimate relationship can offer.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Relationship Issues
  • EMDR
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Questions Of Life Purpose

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Fionnuala

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

Our most intimate partnerships have the potential to give us the greatest joy and also the greatest pain. Working to regain happiness in a relationship provides us with the opportunity to change unexamined, limiting communication styles, behaviors and beliefs and can b

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • grief
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • addiction
  • Life Transitions

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kevin

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.

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

The culture in Santa Barbara consists of performing arts and many tourist attractions. The performing arts in the city include the Arlington Theatre, which is the largest indoor performance venue in the area. The Lobero Theatre is one of the oldest venues and is one of the favorites for smaller performances. For those that enjoy the outdoors, the Santa Barbara Bowl is an outdoor amphitheater that is set up against the canyon, giving it a picturesque view.1 There is also a symphony orchestra for classical music lovers. Some of the city's other tourist attractions include the beaches and architecture, such as the Mission Santa Barbara. This is a historic landmark that is still an active place of worship and a sightseeing stop. The Spanish military installation that was built in 1782 is a depiction of the roots of Santa Barbara. The annual Fiesta held in August is the city's way of recognizing their roots and educating others on their rich heritage.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Santa Barbara

The homeless population in Santa Barbara includes many couples and families. In fact, a disproportionate number of displaced people in Santa Barbara are families. A single mother heads the majority of homeless families, but not having a place to live impacts people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and cuts across racial and ethnic boundaries. Fortunately, the city and county of Santa Barbara have initiated efforts to improve services individuals and families without a home.2

The Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Greater Santa Barbara is a non-profit organization that offers comprehensive support services for families in need, regardless of their religious or cultural heritage. JFS provides eldercare assistance, and will see to it that your loved one lives in a least-restrictive environment that is safe and caring. For families who have recently adopted a child, JFS provides support services and educational classes to help transition the new child into the family. For additional information about JFS' programs, call 805-957-1115.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Since the late 1800s, families in Santa Barbara have been able to turn to the Family Service Agency (FSA) when in times of need. FSA helps low-income families obtain food, shelter, clothing, and a host of other necessities. As a partner with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, FSA pairs at-risk youth with adult mentors who help the children stay on a positive path. Tens of thousands of county residents receive services from FSA each year, making it one of the primary family support organizations in the county. To obtain more information about FSA, call 805-965-1001.4


1. Wikipedia. (2014). Santa Barbara Bowl. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Barbara_Bowl.
2. Santa Barbara Street Medicine. (2014). 2013 Vulnerability Index Survey Results for Santa Barbara County. Retrieved from http://santabarbarastreetmedicine.org/2013-vi-survey-results/.
3. Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara. (2009). Jewish Family Service. Retrieved from http://www.jewishsantabarbara.org/ClinicalServices.aspx.
4. Family Service Agency. (2012). Home - Family Service Agency. Retrieved from http://fsacares.org/.

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