Find Shame Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Is shame negatively affecting your life? Many people feel shame for all sorts of reasons, but shame is often a weapon used in bullying behaviors to make others feel defenseless, embarrassed, or confused. If you are experiencing these symptoms of shame, then it's a good idea to seek professional assistance from a licensed therapist, who can help you make sense of those feelings and stop them at the source.

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.

Common Signs of Shame

If you’re wondering whether you’re experiencing shame, this section is for you. Shame can bring on a myriad of symptoms, including:

  • Feelings of vulnerability.
  • Feelings of rejection.
  • Feeling small in relation to others.
  • Worrying about failing.
  • Worrying about what others may think about you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Licensed therapist Aaron Mason wrote this article about shame, imperfections, and the difference between guilt and shame.

Don’t Wait: Get Shame Counseling Today!

It’s totally normal to feel shame in the short term, but when these feelings linger or grow over time, they can have detrimental effects on your self-esteem and mental health as a whole. Therapy can help tremendously by helping you discover the source of your shame and how to overcome it. And Mental Health Match can help you find a quality therapist to get started. Start by browsing below or using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr.Zerri Gross
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Dr. Z has a passion for supporting driven adults (professionals, providers of service/care, creatives) experiencing stress, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma impacting professional and/or personal transitions in life.


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Dr. Z has a passion for supporting driven adults (professionals, providers of service/care, creatives) experiencing stress, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma impacting professional and/or personal transitions in life.

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Dr.Z uses a collective approach to include: CBT, EMDR, Reality therapy, yoga, alternative healing modalities to help the person as a whole to increase self-confidence, manage stressful situations, focus and attention to support a work/life balance.

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  • Adult ADHD
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Emily Jenchura
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explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.


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explore problem areas you are struggling with and identify coping tools and make behavior changes to reduce your distress. We will also practice mindfulness and self-compassion to help you connect with your core being, so you can live authentically.

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My practice is called Cascade Clarity Psychological Services. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you make small changes that CASCADE to many aspects of your life. I use Mindfulness and Self-Compassion approaches to help you gain CLARITY.

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  • career burnout
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with medical illnesses
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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  • Health Anxiety
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  • Panic Disorders
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Ani Martikyan
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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.


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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.

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I am an EMDR-practitioner, ready to process earlier traumas and present-day fears. The goal is to live the life you desire by exploring new solutions to your questions and creating opportunities for healing, acceptance and change.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
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Sarah Kim
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work together to process difficult experiences, practice skills, grow in self-compassion/acceptance, identify and nurture strengths, and build a support system.


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work together to process difficult experiences, practice skills, grow in self-compassion/acceptance, identify and nurture strengths, and build a support system.

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I use evidence-based & creative approaches using your interests/strengths to help you explore & meet goals in a a personalized way. I hope you’ll feel seen/heard in this space, heal from painful experiences, find clarity and hope, & feel empowered!

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  • Asian and Pacific Islander Issues
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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Emmily Weldon
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We will work together to explore what is holding you back and work to address those barriers in your life. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.


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We will work together to explore what is holding you back and work to address those barriers in your life. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy will not only allow you a safe space to talk and process, but also offer education and tools to help regulate your anxiety and other stressors that feel like they are holding you back.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Partners & family of mental health issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
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