Family therapy services in 93117: Goleta, CA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 93117: Goleta, CA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Goleta, California.


Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Family Therapist

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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

When you come to see me with your loved ones I will assist you in strengthen your bond and enhance your communication skills. My approach helps you to communicate your needs and wants effectively, without blame, so your vis-a- vis, be this a child, parent of your partner can actually hear you. I often will suggest that families increase their 'fun quotient' before we tackle what is not working; it makes the hard work go easy. I am aware that some family issues involve high conflict, specially if divorce or separation is involved. My first step then, is to talk about appropriate boundaries between family members, also I will educate you about parental alienation and its danger on the child.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

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

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

35+ years as Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Life Coach

Santa Ynez, California 93460 | 952-221-6752

Family therapists are uniquely trained. We view the health of the family as the goal, no matter who shows up for therapy. For example, if a couple comes for therapy because they’re fighting a lot, I will ask “Where are the kids when you’re fighting? Do you know how it’s is affecting each of them?” The idea is that everyone in a family is deeply affected by actions, beliefs, and interactions they witness between family members.

Maureen Houtz, LMFT
Family Therapist

Maureen Houtz, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

119 Figueroa Street, Ventura, California 93001 | 805 794 4755

Family therapy can provide a greater understanding of the dynamics of our families. Although there may be one person who is identified as the "problem" or "patient," we have found that exploring dynamics and communication styles can re calibrate the system. It is often the youngest child that brings the greatest clarity to a family session. For us, Including the parents in a child's therapy is a must. Our goal is to improve the harmony of the home.


93117 is a zip code located in Santa Barbara County and part of Goleta, California. It has a land area of 170.076 square miles.  The population of 93117 is 53,217 people.