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Santa Barbara Counseling Services

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  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Ron H.
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As an ordained minister, I have worked with Nancy counseling numerous couples wanting to be married. Her approach is both companionate and professional with an uncanny ability to relate to churched and unchurched persons alike. I wholeheartedly endorse her with no reservation!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sona D.
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Superb psychotherapy from a highly skilled and attuned clinician.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leonard H.
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Lexi was very attentive to my needs during the time that I had her as a therapist. She was very professional and made sure to always check in with what I wanted/cared about. She was very well knowledged and educated me a lot about the field and how to better my emotional intelligence and self awareness

Natural Healing Consultants
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Marlene R.
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Khabir first gave me a detailed questionaire about my health history. Then he listened to my main concerns about my health. I was pleased how quickly Khabir identified my specific nutritional needs. My health is greatly improved with his recommendations.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Caroline B.
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My partner and I could not have found a better fit! Our relationship was getting very strained until we started counseling here. Our relationship has truly taken a 180. We are so happy to have found our counselor, Adriana. 10/10 would recommend.

Aspira Counseling
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Nancy H.
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You know immediately that your in good hands with Aspira Counseling. Debbie is knowledgeable, professional and yet you know that she sees you as an individual and not a statistic. Aspira Counseling is one of the rare places that care about your progress and truly champion you to succeed. Debbie is truly the best in her field.

Andrea W.
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"Ronit & Dominique's 'couples coaching by a couple' was incredibly helpful to my partner and me. We gained real insight into our most common conflicts and some new strategies for dealing with them...all in a single 90-minute session! We'll definitely be back for more coaching to keep our relationship on a healthy course." --Andrea Woodward, Life & Love Coach Helping people to expand their pleasure and capacity for intimacy at


Often, when people seek therapy, they are feeling their most vulnerable. I look forward to welcoming you into a warm and safe place. Together, we'll explore what is getting in the way of your being in the world the way you want to be. In addition to my training and experience as a therapist, the gifts of my life experience inform my work as a psychotherapist/MFT. I moved into the formal practice of psychotherapy, having journeyed through a number of prior professions, including education-teacher and school principal, executive search partner in a small firm and international development-leading projects in the Middle East and the Balkans. I'm in private practice. I have lived and/or worked in the Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Israel, the West Bank, Pakistan, Croatia, Macedonia, and Bosnia. Living in different cultures taught me to embrace difference rather than to feel threatened by it. So, in my practice, I welcome individuals from whatever background, nationality, and ethnicity with whatever life choices you have made and whatever beliefs you may hold. I specialize in counseling individuals, couples and families -- couples (straight and lesbian/gay), parents/children, middle-age children and their aging parents and individual men and women. Always, the key relationship is your relationship with yourself as this is what creates the base from which you move in the world and in relationship to others.

  • 7 years in business

We offer counseling for behavioral modification, anxiety stress, crisis intervention, love addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, and drug and alcohol chronic diseases.


I am available for weddings and couple counseling based on biblical principles. I am also a public speaker speaking on purity, abstinence, finding your direction and goals in life and how to know what to do when you come to a crossroad in life.


We are glad you have found Restoring Hope Counseling Center located in Camarillo CA. We are a low fee counseling center that is donor subsidized. You may want to seek out our services provided by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy for relationship issues, communication, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep loss, trauma, abuse, addiction, shame, infidelity, loss, guilt, parenting teens effectively, divorce recovery, mediation- co-parenting, bi-polar issues coping with aging, chronic disease and/or pain as well as eating disorder. Each session is only $35.00 per session. Steven Cagan, our executive director, has been in practicing since 1999 and seem more than 12,000 clients over a period of 16 years..

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. From the start, you will feel heard, validated, accepted and in time - empowered. You will learn practical suggestions for change. You will get an opportunity to learn how to manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. I believe that by helping you to better understand yourself you are better able to move forward in realizing your goals and building healthier relationships. I specialize in anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance use treatment (either abstinence or moderation), relationship counseling, adolescents, life change/ 'what now' transition counseling and Christian counseling. I use an evidence-based integrative treatment approach, based on cognitive-behavioral, EMDR and dialectical behavior therapy. Overall I am a Listener, Relationship Guide, Purpose Identifier, Coach, Encourager, and Lantern Holder. If you've read this far down, I look forward to talking to you or meeting you soon.

  • 18 years in business

For 20 years I have been supporting clients as a compassionate counselor who listens very deeply in order to get to the heart of the matter. My intuition, experience, education, personal growth and love for people are ways that I excel in the field of psychology. Description of clientele:  As a clinician, I offer therapeutic services for children, adolescents and adults. Employment past includes private practice, contract work for mental health agencies, youth shelters, residential treatment programs,foster care and adoption, schools, hospitals, incarceration units, drug and alcohol facilities, retirement homes and hospice, college instructor and psycho-educational consultant. Areas of facilitation include: individual, couples, family and groups. Specializations in mental health, diagnosis, communication, relationship, bereavement, trauma, behavior, special needs, substance abuse, empowerment, medical issues, geriatrics, the lbgtq community, traumatic brain injury, hearing and visually impaired, foster care and adoption. Description of services: As a counselor, art therapist, supervisor, program manager, advisor, consultant, educator and workshop facilitator, my  theoretical and therapeutic orientations are in education, spirituality, behavioralism, Jungian, Family Systems, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Expressive Arts Therapy, transpersonal therapy, EMDR, EFT, kundalini, meditation, mediation, and Non-Violent Communication. My outlook is founded in wellness & holistic philosophy.


As a life coach I provide life experience with a solid academic background to provide a more well rounded perspective to problems and issues in life.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Jessica is known for her deep understanding and keen perception; while being able to translate her observations and knowledge to help clients shift and transform their ways of relating. She guides clients on a path from confusion and heartache to clarity and authentic connection. Her ultimate goal is to help clients acquire the insight, learning, and skills to navigate the terrain of life more effectively. With Jessica’s assistance, couples and individuals transform pain and struggle into opportunities for learning, love, and vitality. Services & Programs: Empowered Relationship Program Empowered Relationship is a comprehensive, research-based, relationship program which offers reliable and proven techniques and principles for helping couples transform their experience in relationship. The program is designed to give you the tools and resources you need to confidently navigate the terrain of long-term intimacy successfully and skillfully. Relationship & Couples Coaching You will receive real time/hands on support and coaching to help you gain awareness, learn new tools, and resources to be more skillful and effective in your relationship. You will receive coaching and facilitation to help you resolve concerns and issues, as well as gain a deeper level of closeness and emotional bond with your partner. Therapeutic & Transformational Coaching You will gain skill and practice in becoming more aware, which will give you the opportunity to release old patterns, emotions, and protective defensives. You will be able to identify new strategies to acquire more desirable and optimal outcomes. Overall, you will feel a greater sense of well-being, inner strength, and vitality.


Jennifer Rose Acupuncture is an acupuncture and traditional Chinese medical clinic, treating a wide range of conditions. It is specializing in pain management, women's health, digestion, sleep issues, and emotional balancing. It is treating the root of what is causing discomfort for long-term relief and wellness. Its modalities include acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition counseling, meditation techniques, and aromatherapy.


We are an association of independent practitioners. For over 30 years, New Beginnings Counseling Center in Camarillo, California has been providing individual, couple, family, child and adolescent and group therapy. New Beginnings Counseling Center offers a wide array of therapeutic services to help you get started on your path to recovery from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, body image issues, and beyond.


We deal with distress, trauma, grief and loss for adults, teens, and seniors. When someone who will listen and understand can help, especially with feelings of anxiety, overwhelming issues and depression, or when needing help to resolve family and marital conflicts, manage life crises, complete a psychological evaluation for surgical need or cope with ADHD, PTSD, and bipolar symptoms. Most insurance is available including Medicare and TRICARE. We are also a victims of crime provider. Court-ordered cases are accepted. We are a member Red Cross emergency response mental health.


I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 10 years, and do individual, family and couples therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My specialties include: * anxiety * depression * body image * eating disorders * behavior management * parenting * conflict resolution Please see my website for more details.


We do relationship counseling for individuals, couples, and families. We specialize in helping people with depression and anxiety, stress management, coping for grief and loss, and helping to heal from infidelity or divorce.


I offer depth psychotherapy and couples counseling with a creative, soulful approach. I provide psychotherapy services specializing in relationships, anxiety, depression, creative blocks, life transitions, and emotional and physical issues. I have two office locations -- Ventura and Sherman Oaks, CA.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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