Find Spanish-speaking Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

A language barrier can make it impossible to communicate effectively, thwarting your therapy experience from the start. Good communication between you and your therapist is key to success in therapy.

If Spanish is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Spanish-speaking therapist. 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.

Ways a Language Barrier Can Hinder Therapy

Here are several ways that a language barrier can decrease the effectiveness of therapy and counseling:

  • It can cause a misdiagnosis based on an insufficient understanding of your symptoms.
  • Your therapist may misunderstand statements or cultural factors important to your health.
  • Without good communication, you may not fully understand the therapist’s treatment plan.

Due to the above reasons, it’s in your best interest to see a therapist who speaks your native language. We also encourage you to read licensed therapist Meredith Walker’s article to learn about additional things to consider when choosing a therapist.

See a Therapist Who Speaks Your Native Language Today!

Licensed Spanish-speaking therapists are available to get to know you, pinpoint your issues, and create a plan to get you on track toward a happier life. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified bilingual therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Carmen Montenegro-Sis
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Strive to reach your goals, equipping you with the tools needed to grow into your healthiest version by challenging negative belief systems, processing your experiences, and supporting you with healing your traumas. You can accept and love yourself!


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Strive to reach your goals, equipping you with the tools needed to grow into your healthiest version by challenging negative belief systems, processing your experiences, and supporting you with healing your traumas. You can accept and love yourself!

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you process distressing experiences so that you can heal the things that have hurt you, keep pressing forward, and build healthier relationships. I am very mindful about sifting through the hard things you've been through at your pace.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dating and Romance
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • People Pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Stress
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Cassandra Carrillo
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Therapy can be healing and empowering to make great change and long term progress in your life. Taking the first step can be difficult, I praise you for taking the first step in self-development and prioritizing yourself and your well-being.


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Therapy can be healing and empowering to make great change and long term progress in your life. Taking the first step can be difficult, I praise you for taking the first step in self-development and prioritizing yourself and your well-being.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have been able to develop a diverse and holistic approach to treatment by getting to know all aspects of my client’s life. I believe the first step is finding a comfortable and safe space to begin the process of exploring your inner being.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Issues
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Families
  • Family of Origin
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Work-Life Balance
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Jessica J Edwards
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develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become more productive and happier.


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develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as well as become more productive and happier.

Something to know about my approach is:

that I use a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique circumstances.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Cultural
  • Codependency
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • multicultural identity
  • People Pleasing
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
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Vanessa Cantu
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Together, we will explore your world, honor your vulnerable parts, change the way you think, and heal what needs to be healed.


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Together, we will explore your world, honor your vulnerable parts, change the way you think, and heal what needs to be healed.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an eclectic approach that encompasses various methods to fit what YOU need in order to move forward. I synthesize psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and narrative therapy to tailor treatment specifically for you..

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
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Maria Borges
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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.


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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a body-mind approach called Somatics. By slowing down, we pay attention to physical sensations, movements, and breath. This helps us learn and practice skills to process stress, anxiety, and trauma in order to feel more present and grounded.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Artists & Creative Personalities
  • Burn Out
  • multicultural identity
  • Oppression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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