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Find First responders Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

If you’re a first responder (such as police, EMT, firefighter, etc.), you regularly work in a high-stress environment to perform life-saving work. This puts you at a higher risk of developing mental and emotional issues, including depression and PTSD, necessitating professional therapy.

Therapists are a critical resource for first responders. 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.

Do You Need First Responder Counseling?

First responders often experience traumatic events that can leave a lasting effect on their mental health. Here are some signs that you could use counseling:

  • Recurring memories of a traumatic event, such as a shooting, arrest, fire, or critical incident.
  • Feeling anxious or stressed on a chronic basis.
  • Feeling sad on an ongoing basis without hope.
  • Loss of interest in things that you used to love.
  • Being easily agitated or emotionally reactive.
  • Feeling burned out or apathetic about your job.

If any of the above signs ring true to you, consider getting some help in the form of first responder counseling. For more help to figure out if counseling is right for you, read this article from licensed therapist Dana Carretta-Stein about signs of trauma common to first responders.

Get First Responder Therapy Today!

Mental Health Match can help you find a professional therapist who can help you cope with the demands of your job so you can feel great and continue to do your best work. On our platform, finding a licensed therapist is easier than you may think. Get started today by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sostenes Lima
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Collaborate and work towards healing and growth. I specialize in working with folks who seek to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about being a resource for professionals of color, creatives and fathers.


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Collaborate and work towards healing and growth. I specialize in working with folks who seek to address experiences of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about being a resource for professionals of color, creatives and fathers.

Something to know about my approach is:

For the last 8 years, I have offered integrative and specialized trauma and attachment. I have extensive training/practice in EMDR, Somatic based, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Trauma
  • developmental trauma
  • Family trauma
  • Functional Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Trauma EMDR
  • Trauma from abuse
  • Traumatic loss
  • War trauma
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Audrey Schoen
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Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.


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Together we will work to understand how your past is influencing your present, connecting your past and present in order to build a more fulfilling, authentic future so you can build a more connected and congruent life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am comfortable with seemingly “uncomfortable” topics — sex, money, gender roles, whatever — while also welcoming the humor and joy that often arises on the journey self-discovery.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • First Responders
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal Development
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationship problems
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Audrey Schoen remote and phone therapy in California, Texas
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Ayelet Hirshfeld
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Amongst other roles, I also have served as a founder of companies including Tech and understand the incredible toll & joy startup life takes. Areas of expertise: psychoanalysis; assessment & treatment planning; trauma, secondary stress, burnout


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Amongst other roles, I also have served as a founder of companies including Tech and understand the incredible toll & joy startup life takes. Areas of expertise: psychoanalysis; assessment & treatment planning; trauma, secondary stress, burnout

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a Psychoanalyst and a licensed clinical psychologist in practice with young adults, adults, & couples. I acknowledge that suffering experienced in relation to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, trauma etc can be debilitating.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Secondary Stress
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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based in my work. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating individuals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Eric van der Voort remote and phone therapy in California
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Emily Jenchura
Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.


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Together, we will:

explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.

Something to know about my approach is:

My practice is called Cascade Clarity Psychological Services. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you make small changes that CASCADE to many aspects of your life. I use Mindfulness and Self-Compassion approaches to help you gain CLARITY.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • career burnout
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Dermatillomania / Skin Picking / Excoriation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling
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Emily Jenchura remote and phone therapy in California