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Find Cancer Diagnosis Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

A cancer diagnosis is scary, and while your focus may be on your physical health, your mental health may also be at risk. Many sufferers of cancer, radiation, or chemotherapy end up with mental disorders or challenges ranging from anxiety to depression, which can make life even harder.

Luckily, Mental Health Match can match you with a therapist who can help you manage the stress, fear, and angst surrounding a cancer diagnosis, oncology, and treatment. 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 May Need Cancer Counseling

If you’re not sure whether you need cancer counseling, we can help. Here are some signs that indicate that you should consider therapy:

  • You are overwhelmed by fear or sadness.
  • You are withdrawn or avoiding friends and family
  • You no longer want to do things that used to excite you.
  • You’ve lost your appetite.
  • You can’t sleep.

Read this article to learn more about distress caused by a cancer diagnosis.

Feel Better with Cancer Counseling

Now is the best time to seek treatment for concerns about cancer. Mental Health Match can help you get started by connecting you with the most suitable therapist for your needs. Browse below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Christina Castro
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explore the areas of your life that you'd like to change. We will look to discover what lies beneath the uncomfortable feelings and harmful behaviors that you are stuck in. We will explore ways in which you can change your thoughts and behaviors.


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Together, we will:

explore the areas of your life that you'd like to change. We will look to discover what lies beneath the uncomfortable feelings and harmful behaviors that you are stuck in. We will explore ways in which you can change your thoughts and behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I truly believe that true healing and growth can only begin when my client is able to trust me and feel safe to explore uncomfortable feelings and experiences during our time together. I am gentle yet I will challenge you to grow.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Phobias following auto accidents
  • Sexual abuse recovery
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Christina Castro remote and phone therapy in California, Florida
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Elaine Skoulas
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We will examine what is holding you back and help develop new ways of responding to life's challenges. We will practice what helps you to feel grounded, confident, and more in control to improve self-worth, relationships, and heal past trauma.


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Together, we will:

We will examine what is holding you back and help develop new ways of responding to life's challenges. We will practice what helps you to feel grounded, confident, and more in control to improve self-worth, relationships, and heal past trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you get unstuck by exploring patterns that have been useful at times but no longer serve you. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between us is what helps to provide healing by modeling intimacy and depth for all relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Aging and Getting Older
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Creatives
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Isolation
  • Trauma
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Elaine Skoulas remote and phone therapy in California
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Andrew Drey-Mulari
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Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.


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Together, we will:

Work together to deconstruct harmful life stories and reconstruct them in more positive, restorative ways.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client-centered approach. My main modality is Narrative Therapy, which operates under the assumption that we live our lives in stories.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cancer Journey
  • Depression
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Teen issues
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Andrew  Drey-Mulari remote and phone therapy in California
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Sipora Weissman
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Exploring our past can tell us a lot about how we function today. I will teach you tools in and outside of session to settle your nervous system. We will look at your thoughts and explore which ones are helpful and which ones aren't so helpful.


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Together, we will:

Exploring our past can tell us a lot about how we function today. I will teach you tools in and outside of session to settle your nervous system. We will look at your thoughts and explore which ones are helpful and which ones aren't so helpful.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to see people who are sensitive! I use EMDR, Somatic therapy, inner child/ parts work, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, neuroplasticity education. I am also very psychodynamic- linking the past to the present.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • High Sensitivity
  • Misophonia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Caralie Jodlowski
Together, we will:

navigate long standing patterns so that we can face inner aspects of your life that have been unconsciously avoided. Processing feelings and inner conflicts can facilitate transformation, strength and a deeper connection to oneself and others.


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Together, we will:

navigate long standing patterns so that we can face inner aspects of your life that have been unconsciously avoided. Processing feelings and inner conflicts can facilitate transformation, strength and a deeper connection to oneself and others.

Something to know about my approach is:

that it is collaborative and personalized so that together we can meet your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Trauma
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Caralie Jodlowski remote and phone therapy in California