Find Parenting Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Parenting is a rewarding experience with ups and downs, but there are times when the downs are too much to handle on your own. A parenting therapist can devise strategies to help you get through difficult situations that arise as you’re parenting.

Many therapists specialize in working with parents, new mothers, and fathers trying to figure out how to be a better parent and partner. 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 Could Benefit from Parenting Counseling

Parent therapy may be helpful to you if you’re dealing with any of the following issues:

  • You’re a new parent and feeling stressed out.
  • You’re the parent of an older child and not sure how to best relate to them.
  • You are having problems in your marriage related to parenting or parenting styles.
  • You’ve relocated and things in your family feel unsettled.
  • You need to vent about your parenting frustrations.
  • You want to improve your parenting skills.
  • You want to figure out the type of parent you want to be.

Licensed therapist Mara Fisher has some thoughts to help parents. If you are feeling the stress and pressure of parenting, read this article: Is There a Right Way to Parent?

Help is Available: Get Parenting Therapy Today

Parenting is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, and it can take a toll on you, mentally and physically. With a parenting therapist, you’ll be able to examine and remedy those problems that make parenting harder. To make finding a therapist easy, use Mental Health Match. Start by browsing below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Kristen VanKlootwyk
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Create a secure attachment from which you can safely come into your body and heart to find liberation from your pain. Using somatic and mindful practices, explore your relationship to self and others, patterns, needs, wounding and desires.


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Together, we will:

Create a secure attachment from which you can safely come into your body and heart to find liberation from your pain. Using somatic and mindful practices, explore your relationship to self and others, patterns, needs, wounding and desires.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a systemic and relational therapist, an educator and a scientist by training, a curious and open hearted human by nature. I use mindful, somatic and narrative tools in my work with individuals, dyads and families. All are welcome here.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Teen issues
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Katheryn Conde
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Dr. Conde likes to work together with her patients to help them achieve their goals.


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Dr. Conde likes to work together with her patients to help them achieve their goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a bicultural and bilingual psychologist, Dr. Conde can help you navigate intersecting identities, such as as how culture, faith, and relationships interact.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
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Laura Schwinn
Together, we will:

Explore the aspects that have lead you to feel lost, unseen and stuck. We will untangle the developed pattern through rediscovering your authentic self. The focus is on nurturing the needs required for you to fully show up, be noticed and shine.


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Together, we will:

Explore the aspects that have lead you to feel lost, unseen and stuck. We will untangle the developed pattern through rediscovering your authentic self. The focus is on nurturing the needs required for you to fully show up, be noticed and shine.

Something to know about my approach is:

My use of attunement and intuitive understanding in cultivating a safe place for you to be raw, real, and heard. From a place of felt safety, we explore places of unmet needs and the blocks that are in the way of you receiving them.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Feelings of not being good enough
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Motherhood
  • Postpartum
  • Pregnancy
  • Working Professionals
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Laura Schwinn remote and phone therapy in California, Wisconsin
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Rachelle Bloksberg
Together, we will:

work to reduce stress & anxiety & increase self-esteem in a safe space while focusing on what you want. I will treat you respectfully without judgment. You will discover solutions to make your life better & become the best version of yourself.


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Together, we will:

work to reduce stress & anxiety & increase self-esteem in a safe space while focusing on what you want. I will treat you respectfully without judgment. You will discover solutions to make your life better & become the best version of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sessions are collaborative, empowering & about solution-focused change. I start where you are and focus on where you want to be. Small steps can lead to big changes. No matter the obstacles, you can make changes that lead to a more fulfilling life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Stress
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adults
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Rachelle Bloksberg remote and phone therapy in California
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Desiree McLaughlin
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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.


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Together, we will:

Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use evidence-based modalities, and am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Practice. With these tools, I will work with you to ensure our approach is individualized and specific to how you learn and heal.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Distress tolerance
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Children with ADHD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • School issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Desiree McLaughlin remote and phone therapy in California