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Find Postpartum Depression Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Are you feeling depressed after giving birth or having a child? It’s normal to have mild mood swings after having a baby, but postpartum depression is an entirely different beast. Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness characterized by feelings of sadness, anger, detachment, or hopelessness that lingers on for longer than a few days after giving birth.

If you believe that you are experiencing postpartum depression, you should seek postpartum depression therapy immediately. 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.

Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Experiences vary from person to person, but here are some symptoms of postpartum depression:

  • You are extremely irritable.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate.
  • You feel depressed or have frequent mood swings.
  • You have had thoughts of harming yourself or others, including your baby.
  • You don’t feel like you’re bonding with your baby.
  • You cry often.
  • You feel alone even when surrounded by loved ones.
  • You have the above symptoms for longer than two weeks after giving birth.

This is not an exhaustive list of postpartum depression symptoms.

It can be difficult to differentiate postpartum depression symptoms from those of the “baby blues”. To get some clarity, read licensed therapist Lindsay Pearce’s article that highlights the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression.

Heal from Postpartum Depression

Left untreated, postpartum depression can worsen and lead to dangerous situations, so the time to consider therapy is now. Luckily, with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified postpartum depression therapist is easy! Start by browsing postnatal experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

Santa Barbara, CA Postpartum Depression Therapists - List Your Practice on Mental Health Match

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Ensure you have the support and guidance you need as well as help you gain insight, awareness, growth, healing and any necessary skills specific to your journey.


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Ensure you have the support and guidance you need as well as help you gain insight, awareness, growth, healing and any necessary skills specific to your journey.

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Through a Psychodynamic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques, a Solution-Focused approach & Life Coaching skills, I offer support & guidance as you deal with recent stressors, changes or challenges and/or on-going issues.

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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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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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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.

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Robyn Buresh
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uncover the drivers and triggers that keep you feeling stuck, from living fully and authentically. I will join alongside you on your journey to wholeness, healing, and peace.


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uncover the drivers and triggers that keep you feeling stuck, from living fully and authentically. I will join alongside you on your journey to wholeness, healing, and peace.

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I put my pants on and spill coffee on my t-shirt just like you. This means I show up in therapy as a regular person with training and expertise that is delivered in a way to encourage and allow for you to relax, be yourself, and get deep.

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Jessica Ochoa
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assist you in exploring and processing childhood trauma, or current stressors and developing effective and healthy coping skills in a space where you feel safe to speak your truth.


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assist you in exploring and processing childhood trauma, or current stressors and developing effective and healthy coping skills in a space where you feel safe to speak your truth.

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Solution focused, Psychotherapy, Dialectical Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Iyabo Adediran
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While in therapy we will work collaboratively by using your strengths, thoughts, feelings and behaviors to determine appropriate copping strategies and solutions to help you reach you goals.


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While in therapy we will work collaboratively by using your strengths, thoughts, feelings and behaviors to determine appropriate copping strategies and solutions to help you reach you goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style of therapy involves active listening, humor and creating a safe therapeutic space which is free of judgment and motivates you to mange life stressors. I also utilize an array of therapeutic modalities depending upon your needs.

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