Find PTSD Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental condition that can completely derail your life. It manifests with disturbing thoughts related to a traumatic event that happened a while ago. Sometimes the wounds of the trauma are so deep that you find it hard to function, and this is where therapy can help.

A licensed PTSD therapist can help you heal from traumatic events and regain a sense of calm and ease. 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.

Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD presents in different ways depending on the individual. If you’re suffering from PTSD, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Intrusive memories that manifest as nightmares, realistic flashbacks, or reactions to anything that reminds you of the traumatic event.
  • Increased reactiveness to external situations.
  • Mood changes including emotional numbness, hopelessness, and pessimism.

If you are wondering if you have PTSD, read this article for more information about PTSD symptoms.

It’s Never Too Late: Get Help for PTSD Today

A therapist who specializes in PTSD therapy can help you discover the source of your psychological stress and create a treatment plan to help you feel better. Use our free therapist matching tool to find a therapist today!

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Stephanie Sandoval
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My practice supports the development of confidence, esteem and a stronger sense of self. I will meet you wherever you’re at in life and provide a safe, therapeutic environment for health, healing, and recovery.


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My practice supports the development of confidence, esteem and a stronger sense of self. I will meet you wherever you’re at in life and provide a safe, therapeutic environment for health, healing, and recovery.

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I have an accepting, creative and empathic style and offer a relational model to help clients explore their inner selves. My treatment approach with clients is unique and collaborative.

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  • Intergenerational trauma
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Denyse Rehfeld
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we will practice grounding and relaxing activities to bring awareness to your mind/body before exploring and releasing the anxiety and past trauma so you can regulate your emotions, set boundaries, and build confidence around what you can control.


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we will practice grounding and relaxing activities to bring awareness to your mind/body before exploring and releasing the anxiety and past trauma so you can regulate your emotions, set boundaries, and build confidence around what you can control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I treat trauma and anxiety with EMDR, which is an amazing brain-body technique that retrains your brain to relax. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety where we replace unhelpful thoughts with appropriate alternatives.

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  • Codependency
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Morgan Jean Craig
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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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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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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.

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  • Anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
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Salatha Helton
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Although you may be feeling alone, discouraged or unmotivated, I can support you in strengthening attachment injuries and negative distortions.


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Although you may be feeling alone, discouraged or unmotivated, I can support you in strengthening attachment injuries and negative distortions.

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My therapeutic approach is integrative and provides empathy and warmth. I help individuals and couples to address challenges and develop skills.

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  • Co-parenting
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Nicole Zens
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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.


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help you build the skills necessary to hold your partner's pain and communicate in a way that forges connection and intimacy. We will identify and unpack any fears/insecurities that block healthy communication. We will explore and heal your past.

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I utilize only the most effective research-based approaches. I offer the empathy + expertise needed to heal deep wounds, repair hurting relationships, and transform life's most difficult battles into opportunities for deep, human connection/healing.

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  • Co-parenting
  • Couples Therapy
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
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  • Pre-Marital Counseling
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  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship Patterns
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