Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

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Sometimes in the winds of change

we find our true direction.

 Today you are one step closer to where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. It takes a lot of courage to believe in yourself and the first step is often the most difficult.

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 approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

My style of therapy is Humanistic and Integrative Psycotherapy which is based on the principle of the therapeutic relationship. Many of us have had experiences in our pasts that have been difficult and can leave us with false beliefs about ourselves and our worth. We very often are not even aware of the source of our difficulties, but they can impinge on our lives and relationships to such an extent that we become very unhappy or experience a variety of symptoms such as acute depression and/or anxiety disorders. Through the therapeutic relationship problems can be explored in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. The therapeutic relationship can provide us with a "corrective emotional experience" where by feeling truly heard, understood and accepted, we have a new experience of relationship and a greater understanding and awareness of ourselves. An important aspect of the Humanistic Integrative approach is that you are always in control of the process.  You set the pace and work as deeply as you choose.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

Fionnuala Kraus Reaches

Santa Barbara CA