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Find Female therapists Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

When choosing a therapist, the gender of the therapist may be important to you. Even though male or nonbinary therapists are capable of providing impactful therapy, you may be more comfortable, safe, or vulnerable with a female therapist.

You can find a therapist who meets your personal preferences, especially if you seek a professional who identifies as a woman therapist. 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 Talk Therapy with a Woman Therapist

There are several reasons why you may choose a female counselor or therapist, and they include:

  • You may feel more comfortable talking to a woman therapist, no matter your own gender identity. It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist, as the relationship you have is one of the biggest predictors of outcomes in therapy.
  • People who have suffered abuse or harassment from men may not feel comfortable sharing their feelings with a male therapist. A woman therapist may feel safer.
  • It may be important to your own healing to develop a safe, compassionate connection with a woman, especially if you have not had such relationships in the past.

If you are curious how gender should play a role in choosing the right therapist, check out this article about finding the right therapist for you by licensed therapist Justine Soto.

Start Healing with a Woman Therapist Today!

Regardless of your reason behind choosing a female therapist, our team can help. At Mental Health Match, we specialize in matching you with therapists and counselors who best meet your needs. To find a female therapist in your area, browse the licensed mental health professionals below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Karine Johannes
Together, we will:

We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.


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Together, we will:

We will improve your self-image. Confidence is cultivated in moments when you are alone and make the choice to serve your highest-self.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ and BIPOC affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Codependency
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Major Depressive Disorder
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Karine Johannes remote and phone therapy in California, Florida
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Dr. Jadah Petty
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Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.


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Together, we will:

Identify what's keeping your stuck from reaching your goals and learn new ways of managing your difficult thoughts and feelings related to past trauma, relationships issues, work stress, discrimination, and more.

Something to know about my approach is:

It is very interactive and solution-focused. I want to offer you tools and skills to manage your life on your own, while also providing a comfortable space for you to share. We'll create a customized plan based on your values and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Jadah Petty remote and phone therapy in California, Illinois
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Morgan Jean Craig
Together, we will:

Whatever that mountain is for you: anxiety, life transitions, trauma, etc., you are strong enough, resilient enough, and have exactly what it takes to survive and thrive.


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Together, we will:

Whatever that mountain is for you: anxiety, life transitions, trauma, etc., you are strong enough, resilient enough, and have exactly what it takes to survive and thrive.

Something to know about my approach is:

In addition to my favorite evidenced based therapy models including but not limited to CBT, DBT, EMDR, Narrative Therapy, and Person-Centered, I also love to incorporate a more eclectic style of therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
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Morgan Jean Craig remote and phone therapy in California
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Alexis Lee
Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.


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Together, we will:

Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will empower you to be kind to yourself through self-compassion and self-care and remind you that YOU are resilient.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • grief
  • High anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mental and emotional health awareness
  • Microaggressions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Conflict
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Alexis Lee remote and phone therapy in California
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Elizabeth Cline
Together, we will:

My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.


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Together, we will:

My experience has taught me that each individual knows what is the best for their life. We will work together through the stuck places and discover how to get you past where you are to living a life that brings you freedom.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style of therapy is collaborative and trauma informed. My goal is to provide you a safe place, so that you can reach your goals. When you are ready, I want you to know I'm ready to help guide you to the freedom you so desire.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Fears and Phobias
  • grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Military Service
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Elizabeth  Cline  remote and phone therapy in Alaska, California, Texas