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Find Immigration Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Immigrants must endure some of the most difficult circumstances and challenges in pursuit of a better life. Despite the stresses they must endure, immigrants often have difficulty finding culturally-responsive mental health care because of differences in language, background, and understanding.

Luckily, there are licensed therapists who are specially trained to help heal the unique mental health issues that immigrants face. If you’re an immigrant dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, or if you need a psychological evaluation for immigration, you could greatly benefit from an immigration 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.

Do You Need Immigrant Mental Health Therapy?

If you’re not quite sure whether you should seek mental health therapy, this section will be helpful. Here are some common symptoms of immigrant mental health that could benefit from therapy:

  • You feel ongoing or severe stress due to your current living situation, the immigration process, or resettlement.
  • You are grieving the loss of your previous home or friends and family in your home country.
  • You have survived one or more traumatic events and feel ongoing stress.
  • You feel depressed and don’t feel motivated to move toward your goals.
  • You find it difficult to make friends or purposely isolate yourself from others.
  • You feel overwhelmed by the new culture you’re in and are having difficulty adjusting.

If any of the above describes you, therapy can help significantly. To learn a bit more about immigration and mental health, read this article on mental health issues experienced by U.S. immigrants.

Seek Immigrant Mental Health Therapy Now!

Immigration and mental health issues go hand in hand, but you don’t have to submit to mental and emotional issues and allow them to control your life. You can seek treatment from an immigration therapist who understands your unique plight and can help you work through your issues. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified immigration therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Jungeun Kim
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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.


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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.

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Utilizing empirically supported treatments (e.g., EFT, CBT, IFS, ACT), I strive to help my clients make their decisions based on healthy, wise mind, not based on fear.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Justice
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Maria Borges
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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.


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Together, we will:

Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a body-mind approach called Somatics. By slowing down, we pay attention to physical sensations, movements, and breath. This helps us learn and practice skills to process stress, anxiety, and trauma in order to feel more present and grounded.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Burn Out
  • multicultural identity
  • Oppression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Maria Borges remote and phone therapy in California
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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Empowering women
  • Empowerment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor
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Work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.


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Work together to increase your self-knowledge and to empower you to move forward, even in the most difficult circumstances.

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I tailor treatment to best serve each individual's unique needs; my practice is informed by psychodynamics, attachment theory, social justice, family systems, and other depth-focused approaches to treatment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Burn Out
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Healing from Relationships
  • Identity Development
  • Immigration
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Substance Use
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Dr. Kimia Mansoor remote and phone therapy in California
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Dr. Michelle Wambach
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Sometimes there are issues you just can't talk about with friends or family-that's where I come in. Together we can figure out a way forward through your current difficulties so that you are stronger in the future and make healthier choices.


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Together, we will:

Sometimes there are issues you just can't talk about with friends or family-that's where I come in. Together we can figure out a way forward through your current difficulties so that you are stronger in the future and make healthier choices.

Something to know about my approach is:

I offer a holistic approach that takes into account mind-body-spirit. I use cognitive-behavioral skills for fear reduction, self-soothing, and emotional clarity. As well as incorporating EMDR, EFT, and body-mindfulness techniques for lasting change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Aspergers
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Feeling Lost
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Immigration evaluations
  • Life Transitions
  • Panic Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma Recovery
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Dr. Michelle Wambach remote and phone therapy in California, Idaho, Oregon