Find Crisis Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

At any given time, any of us can experience a major crisis. Crisis moments -- from a sudden loss of a loved one to declining mental health or feeling suicidal -- can drastically affect our lives.

If you’re having a tough time after or during a crisis, you’ll be glad to know that there’s specialized help out there for you. Crisis counselors are available to help you get through this time and find balance again. 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 a Crisis Intervention

Crisis counselors specialize in delivering immediate, short-term mental health care to help you overcome any mental crisis you are dealing with. Here are some signs that you need a crisis intervention:

  • You have had thoughts of harming yourself or someone else.
  • You are experiencing delusions.
  • You’ve stopped completing routine self-care functions.
  • You feel an unmanageable level of stress.
  • Your eating and sleeping habits have changed for the worse.
  • You are using drugs or alcohol in an attempt to heal.
  • You feel depressed, anxious, or angry.
  • You are overcome with grief.
  • You have completely withdrawn from the people and activities you used to enjoy.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms of a mental health crisis, a crisis intervention is in order. And if you’re not sure whether your concern qualifies as an actual crisis, it does - you define it. If you’re interested in how a crisis counselor can help, read the perspective of licensed therapist Veronica Welch about life in the middle of a crisis.

No Crisis is Too Great: Get Back to Life with a Crisis Intervention

A crisis intervention from a licensed crisis counselor may be precisely what you need to get back to normal. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified crisis counselor is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Maura Tousignant
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We will examine psychological patterns that have roots in early life, explore these within the context of cultural factors, and empower your growth. You will learn practices to enhance your capacity to self-soothe, ground, and access vibrancy.


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We will examine psychological patterns that have roots in early life, explore these within the context of cultural factors, and empower your growth. You will learn practices to enhance your capacity to self-soothe, ground, and access vibrancy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I provide depth psychotherapy in which clients gain insight into unconscious patterns and develop skills to change. My practice is focused on supporting individual adult clients in processing relational trauma to improve their current relationships.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Wounds
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Developmental Trauma Disorders
  • Grief counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Megan Winkler
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In session, we will break down the barriers that are holding you back from accomplishing harmony with your values and morals. Through building trust, we will create a safe space to allow for discomfort in hopes of accomplishing personal growth.


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In session, we will break down the barriers that are holding you back from accomplishing harmony with your values and morals. Through building trust, we will create a safe space to allow for discomfort in hopes of accomplishing personal growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am someone who is passionate about your mental health and am dedicated to help change your life! I am proud to stand along you in your journey towards healing. I tailor my approach to your individual needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Megan Winkler remote and phone therapy in California, Texas
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Christina Khouie
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Work together to help you achieve your goals and ultimately enhance your quality of life.


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Work together to help you achieve your goals and ultimately enhance your quality of life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a direct yet compassionate solution focused manner with my clients. I utilize evidence based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sex Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Christina Khouie remote and phone therapy in California
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Amy Anderson
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Conquer the world! Really, we can formulate the plan for YOU to feel you can conquer YOUR world!


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Conquer the world! Really, we can formulate the plan for YOU to feel you can conquer YOUR world!

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm strength based, compassionate, non-judgmental, funny, and direct.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Men's Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Trauma EMDR
  • Women's Issues
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Amy Anderson remote and phone therapy in California
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Ellen Ottman
Together, we will:

learn to understand how certain ways of being in the world get in the way of you living your best life. We will explore how emotions manifest in your body and practice grounding and relaxing activities that can help you regulate your nervous system.


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Together, we will:

learn to understand how certain ways of being in the world get in the way of you living your best life. We will explore how emotions manifest in your body and practice grounding and relaxing activities that can help you regulate your nervous system.

Something to know about my approach is:

I blend somatic therapy, talk therapy, and mindfulness to help my clients connect to themselves more deeply and move towards a place of healing and self-compassion. My work with clients is trauma-informed and healing-centered.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Racial justice
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Ellen Ottman remote and phone therapy in California