Find Abuse Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

If you’ve dealt with any type of abuse in the past, you may be aware of the adverse effects it can have on your mental health. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’ve been abusive in the past, you may have trouble forgiving yourself.

Regardless, a licensed therapist can help you access your feelings and heal from abuse you’ve experienced. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Signs You Need Help with Abuse

Whether you’ve abused someone else in the past or you’ve been a victim of abuse, you may have some scars that make life difficult.

Here are some signs you need help with abuse:

  • You may be easily triggered to feel fear or panic.
  • You may hold a lot of anger toward the person who abused you.
  • You avoid talking about or doing anything that can remind you of your experience.
  • You blame yourself for your experience.

Abuse comes in many forms, including physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, and more (this is not an exhaustive list). No matter the type of abuse you are dealing with, Mental Health Match can help you find a therapist to get the healing process started and improve your life.

If you’re struggling with past abuse and not sure how therapy can help, read this article by licensed therapist Kennyetta Watkins: When bad things happen to good people.

Speak With an Abuse Counselor Today!

Abuse can take hold and change the trajectory of your life - in severe cases, it can take your life completely off track. But, with targeted therapy based on your specific abuse situation, there’s hope for recovery and lasting happiness. And with Mental Health Match, finding a great therapist is easy! Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Kelsey Barbieri
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Discuss what is important to you! Whether it is processing something that happened during the week or digging into bigger trauma or negative beliefs, this is a space where you will always be heard.


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Discuss what is important to you! Whether it is processing something that happened during the week or digging into bigger trauma or negative beliefs, this is a space where you will always be heard.

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that I tailor it to each of my clients. No two people are the same and my work looks unique with each individual. I utilize Brainspotting often in my treatment with clients and think it is an incredible tool!

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Nicole Zens
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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.


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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize only the most effective research-based approaches. I offer the empathy + expertise needed to heal deep wounds, repair hurting relationships, and transform life's most difficult battles into opportunities for deep, human connection/healing.

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  • anxiety management
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  • Childhood Trauma
  • Conflict resolution
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  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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  • LGBTQ+
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  • Marriage
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  • narcissistic abuse
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  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
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  • Relationship Conflict
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  • Relationship issues
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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

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  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
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  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
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  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Carmen Montenegro-Sis
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Strive to reach your goals, equipping you with the tools needed to grow into your healthiest version by challenging negative belief systems, processing your experiences, and supporting you with healing your traumas. You can accept and love yourself!


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Strive to reach your goals, equipping you with the tools needed to grow into your healthiest version by challenging negative belief systems, processing your experiences, and supporting you with healing your traumas. You can accept and love yourself!

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you process distressing experiences so that you can heal the things that have hurt you, keep pressing forward, and build healthier relationships. I am very mindful about sifting through the hard things you've been through at your pace.

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  • Anxiety
  • Dating and Romance
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Paria Zandi
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I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.


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I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use insight from my own personal, lived experience to help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy. My work is relational and dynamic (I don't just sit back and listen)

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  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
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  • Family trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Paria Zandi remote and phone therapy in California