Find Trauma Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Everyone deals with traumatic events and experiences at some point, but that doesn’t make them any easier to deal with. Sometimes we can process trauma and get on with our lives, and other times it just becomes too much to bear.

This is where trauma therapy can help. 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.

Do You Need a Trauma Therapist?

Are you on the fence regarding whether you should see a trauma therapist? This section will help you decide.

If you’ve dealt with a traumatic event (a death, rape, natural disaster, war, etc.), a therapist may be able to help you if you are experiencing any of the following signs of psychological trauma:

  • Recurring memories of the traumatic event
  • Nightmares
  • Anger and irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Recurring headaches
  • Depression

Read this article to learn more about how to heal from trauma.

Take Action: Get Trauma Therapy Today

A professional therapist or counselor can assist you in unpacking your feelings about the event and teach you proven techniques to help you heal. With Mental Health Match, you can find a therapist who specializes in helping people move forward after trauma. Use our therapist matching tool to get started.

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Samantha Lawrence
Together, we will:

Collaborate on your treatment goals and have a vision moving forward. We will identify thoughts and feelings, process, laugh, cry, and smile. We will develop a connection where you feel safe to being your true self and do what needs to get done.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate on your treatment goals and have a vision moving forward. We will identify thoughts and feelings, process, laugh, cry, and smile. We will develop a connection where you feel safe to being your true self and do what needs to get done.

Something to know about my approach is:

I utilize a client-centered approach in each session as a way of establishing rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship. I tailor my sessions to what works for you best, so we can move through each session together at your own pace.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Grief counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal growth
  • Relationship Conflict
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Emily Jenchura
Together, we will:

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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • career burnout
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Dermatillomania / Skin Picking / Excoriation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trichotillomania / Hair Pulling
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Emily Jenchura remote and phone therapy in California
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Jane Leung
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Trauma not only affects the mind but also affects the body. Jane has spent her professional career helping people with trauma understand how trauma affects their lives and develop tools and skills to manage that trauma.


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Trauma not only affects the mind but also affects the body. Jane has spent her professional career helping people with trauma understand how trauma affects their lives and develop tools and skills to manage that trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

Jane has been trained in a range of modalities including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning (DARe), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Complex Trauma
  • developmental trauma
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from abuse
  • relational trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Recovery
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Elizabeth Kearney
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Together we will help you learn what is blocking you from a successful future and work on removing those difficulties, so you can be free to live the life you want.


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Together, we will:

Together we will help you learn what is blocking you from a successful future and work on removing those difficulties, so you can be free to live the life you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

My primary type of therapy is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and healing what happened in the past that is causing issues in your present. I can also do other methods of therapy that are effective in helping you move forward.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Grief and Loss due to addiction
  • Grief counseling
  • High anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma Recovery
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Denyse Rehfeld
Together, we will:

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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Together, we will:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma EMDR
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Denyse Rehfeld remote and phone therapy in California