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Find Sexual Orientation Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Do you need support in understanding, accepting, or navigating your sexual orientation? It can be hard to embrace your identity if you are gay or lesbian, and even harder if you identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, or otherwise. Sometimes the labels of sexual orientation get in the way of just understanding and listening to yourself.

If you aren’t sure of your sexual orientation or which genders you are attracted to, seeking therapy is a great step to take. 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 a Therapist for Sexual Orientation

If you’re not sure whether you should seek treatment for sexual orientation issues and identities, we can help. Here are some signs indicating you could use the help of a trained professional:

  • You aren’t sure which genders you are attracted to.
  • You have internal turmoil between what you experience and what you want.
  • You are struggling to accept your sexual orientation.
  • You have experienced, or are currently experiencing, trauma related to your sexual orientation.
  • You need mental or emotional support with regard to your sexual orientation.
  • You don’t feel good about yourself.
  • You want people to know your sexual orientation, but are not sure how to tell them.

As one anonymous contributor shared about therapy and sexual orientation, "Therapy helped me love my queer self for who I am. I learned that I didn’t need to label my sexuality to understand it."

Get Started with Sexual Orientation Therapy Today!

Therapy for sexual orientation can drastically improve your mental health, leading you to become a happier, more confident version of yourself. And Mental Health Match can help you get started by matching you with a quality therapist in your area. Just browse the experts below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Brandon Cassels
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Let's identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace.


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Let's identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace.

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My style is genuine, honest, and to the point. I have a lighthearted, straightforward approach, and I believe in meeting you exactly where you are at using warmth, compassion, intellect, and good common sense to support you on your personal journey.

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Alejandro Pina
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With online sessions you can learn with your partner from home, where you'll practice together on a regular basis. I love helping partners redevelop genuine understanding and empathy for each other.


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With online sessions you can learn with your partner from home, where you'll practice together on a regular basis. I love helping partners redevelop genuine understanding and empathy for each other.

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I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by the ICEEFT. An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist will help you discover a deeper understanding of your experience, help you express yourself to your partner more productively, and vice-versa.

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Alejandro Pina remote and phone therapy in California
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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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Adam Kaufman
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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.


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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.

Something to know about my approach is:

You may find yourself in a guided meditation or a role-play exercise. Sometimes there is homework. We’ll tune into exactly what you need. I’m here to support you to find your unique, confident voice. The work is to discover your unique truth.

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Adam Kaufman remote and phone therapy in California, New York
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Gregory Gooden
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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.


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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.

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I resonate with Humanist-Existential approach to therapy; You are the expert on your problems. As a therapist I am there to witness, guide, point out clues that may have been missed, and cheer-lead the progress as therapeutic gains are made.

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Gregory Gooden remote and phone therapy in California