Find Self Harm Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Self-harm means hurting yourself on purpose. Some people self-harm as a way to release painful emotions, such as low self-worth, poor body image, depression, or anxiety.

Self-harm is a coping mechanism that has both physical and emotional consequences, from infection to shame to putting yourself at risk for more severe actions such as suicide. (If you feel like you may take your own life; immediate support is available. Please call 800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.)

If you self-harm, help is available to learn other coping mechanisms that are better for your physical and emotional health. The first step is talking to a trained therapist who can help you understand your behaviors, their root causes, and how to feel better.

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.

How can self-harm therapy help you?

A self-harm therapist can help you address the root causes of self-harm and get you to a more stable, comfortable place in your life. Specifically, a therapist for self-harm can help you:

  • Develop positive coping mechanisms
  • Learn to regulate your emotions
  • Heal sources of pain such as past trauma
  • Feel more confident in who you are
  • Relieve feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Understand and prevent triggers

If you are still curious of how a self-harm therapist can help you, read this personal story about self-harm, trauma, and the benefits of therapy.

Get Self-Harm Therapy Today!

If you are self-harming, you should seek professional treatment as soon as possible. You deserve to learn new ways to cope that help you improve your life. There are proven treatments and tools available to you.

Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced self-harm therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Taylor Tica
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My goals for you are to resolve conflicted feelings, find satisfaction, balance, and enhance your ability to confidently cope with obstacles that get in your way. You will get there, but right now you are here and that is wonderful.


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Together, we will:

My goals for you are to resolve conflicted feelings, find satisfaction, balance, and enhance your ability to confidently cope with obstacles that get in your way. You will get there, but right now you are here and that is wonderful.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a psychotherapist my role is to provide support, empathy, hold space, and challenge you to empower and outgrow your past self. You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief counseling
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Taylor Tica remote and phone therapy in California
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Paria Zandi
Together, we will:

I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.


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Together, we will:

I help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use insight from my own personal, lived experience to help clients heal their past, let go of what no longer serves them, and invite in new levels of awareness, freedom, and joy. My work is relational and dynamic (I don't just sit back and listen)

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescent Risk Behaviors
  • Adolescents
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Trauma
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Family trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Young Adults
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Paria Zandi remote and phone therapy in California
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Ayesha Asghar
Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.


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Together, we will:

Develop new ways to react to life’s challenges, identify the triggers that cause distress, and communicate about the boundaries. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, calm, confident, comfortable with yourself, and more in control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use CBT, ACT & DBT in my practice: These approaches help people to learn emotional regulation, to change their unhealthy thinking patterns & behaviors and they can also learn mindfulness skills to accept & reconnect with their true self.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burn Out
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Immigrants
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Isolation
  • Life Transitions
  • Overwhelmed
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Distancing Stress
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Work-Life Balance
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Ayesha Asghar remote and phone therapy in California
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Katherine Smith
Together, we will:

Take our time and discover the best way for us to work together. As a result, we learn a lot about you through our interactions and get to know you as a whole person: that parts that you show the world, the parts you hide, and the parts you avoid.


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Together, we will:

Take our time and discover the best way for us to work together. As a result, we learn a lot about you through our interactions and get to know you as a whole person: that parts that you show the world, the parts you hide, and the parts you avoid.

Something to know about my approach is:

I take my time to get to know you. Our developing relationship is the foundation of your treatment, which is tailored specifically to you. There is no "one size fits all" therapy with me.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Bereavement
  • Breakups
  • grief
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Personal Development
  • Relational difficulties
  • Relationship Distress
  • Suicidality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide loss
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Katherine Smith remote and phone therapy in California
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Shaina Goelman
Together, we will:

process and heal.


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Together, we will:

process and heal.

Something to know about my approach is:

I approach new clients the way I would want a therapist to work with me. I am open and understanding and always strive to make sure that we both feel the therapeutic is relationship is a good fit.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Suicidal Ideation
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Shaina Goelman remote and phone therapy in California