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Find Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a proven treatment that helps people reduce or even eliminate the distress caused by traumatic memories. It is based on brain science for how memories are stored in the brain and body. Through EMDR, you can create new associations with traumatic memories to lessen the impact those memories have on your life.

During this treatment, you remain safe and in-charge as a licensed therapist guides you through recalling and re-associating your traumatic memories. Through eye movement or tapping, a therapist helps you lessen the emotional impact of stuck memories.

EMDR is primarily used to treat trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), though some therapists may use it to treat conditions such as:

  • Fears and phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Panic attacks
  • Grief

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.

The Benefits of EMDR

EMDR is an evidence-based, proven therapy with several benefits, including:

  • Reduction in symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Cultivating a sense of resolution, or getting unstuck and moving on
  • Reducing fear
  • Processing events and feelings that have been hard to discuss

EMDR May Be the Right Fit For You

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is one of many types of therapy. Though EMDR is known to be effective for PTSD, it is starting to become more widely used for treating other mental health issues. It is best to talk to a licensed therapist to see if it could work for you.

If you aren’t sure what type of therapy is right for you, you can learn more about your options in our guide: What type of therapy is right for me?

Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced EMDR therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using 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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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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Emily Beltran
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Discuss how your childhood has impacted your current life. We will explore how you react to stress and look at the life you want to live.


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Discuss how your childhood has impacted your current life. We will explore how you react to stress and look at the life you want to live.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is attachment based and trauma-informed. We will work on helping you feel more at peace and living the life you want to live.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abortion
  • Attachment Issues
  • Birth trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Satisfaction and Fulfillment
  • Life Transitions
  • Miscarriage
  • Perinatal loss
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Termination for Medical Reasons
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Benedict Choi
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We will explore attachment injuries from the past that impact present relational functioning. We will notice the emotions you're experiencing and the meaning you make about them. We will identify blocks and traumas that keep you stuck.


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We will explore attachment injuries from the past that impact present relational functioning. We will notice the emotions you're experiencing and the meaning you make about them. We will identify blocks and traumas that keep you stuck.

Something to know about my approach is:

My clients express that they gain additional insight about themselves as they becoming curious about one's own reactions and responses comes to the forefront. People feel safe, validated and seen.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attachment Issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma EMDR
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Mike Chang
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My main goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that is safe and comfortable to facilitate progress and resolution to different issues in life. Life can be confusing and chaotic at times but I do believe in goodness of change and hope.


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My main goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that is safe and comfortable to facilitate progress and resolution to different issues in life. Life can be confusing and chaotic at times but I do believe in goodness of change and hope.

Something to know about my approach is:

I make strong connections with my clients through an authentic presence, well-developed active listening skills, and transparency. I am committed to create a safe and comfortable space for my clients where they can be their most authentic self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • adolescent anxiety
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma Recovery
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Mike Chang remote and phone therapy in California
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Georgina Garay-Lozano
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Explore how the past has impacted your present day. We will make meaning as we expand our understanding of you and feel deeply in order for you to feel safe and happy in your body.


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Together, we will:

Explore how the past has impacted your present day. We will make meaning as we expand our understanding of you and feel deeply in order for you to feel safe and happy in your body.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will begin with an exploration of past history. This will help me know the path to take and the resources you already hold. Pacing is important, so we will figure out what combination of talk and processing therapy is right for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Identity
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
  • Starting a Business
  • Starting College
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Georgina Garay-Lozano remote and phone therapy in California