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Find Veterans / Military Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Military life comes with unique struggles that can have lasting effects on veterans and their families. The stress of service, war-related trauma, and adjustment coming back to civilian life can all take their toll. Members of the military and their loved ones may develop mental health concerns like PTSD, depression, and anxiety, making life more difficult than it could be.

This is where 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.

Common Issues Military Veterans and Families Face

Here are some of the most prevalent issues facing veterans and military families:

  • Veterans: Combat injuries, addictions to narcotics, alcoholism, difficulties getting reacclimated to the civilian world, mental issues like anxiety and PTSD.
  • Military families: worry and sadness during deployment, concern for the well-being of the military member, financial struggles, a fear of being uprooted, lack of control, mental conditions like depression and anxiety, vicarious trauma.

It’s normal to have difficulty during military service or after exiting the military, and that’s why veteran and military family counseling exists. If you or your family are struggling, we recommend you explore your therapy options.

Seek Veteran/Military Family Counseling Now!

A licensed counselor will work with you and your family to explore and resolve the mental and emotional issues holding you back from enjoying life to its fullest. And Mental Health Match can help you find an experienced therapist in your area. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Christina Castro
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explore the areas of your life that you'd like to change. We will look to discover what lies beneath the uncomfortable feelings and harmful behaviors that you are stuck in. We will explore ways in which you can change your thoughts and behaviors.


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explore the areas of your life that you'd like to change. We will look to discover what lies beneath the uncomfortable feelings and harmful behaviors that you are stuck in. We will explore ways in which you can change your thoughts and behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I truly believe that true healing and growth can only begin when my client is able to trust me and feel safe to explore uncomfortable feelings and experiences during our time together. I am gentle yet I will challenge you to grow.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Autism Related Challenges
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Phobias following auto accidents
  • Sexual abuse recovery
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Women's Issues
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Dr. Kalana Greer
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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

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Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Academic Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Childhood Issues
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Family of Origin
  • Helping Professionals
  • Identity Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Racism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Dr. Kalana Greer remote and phone therapy in California
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Alison Murphey
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Combat the negative thought patterns that are holding you back from owning your true value. We will develop coping skills to face future challenges and empower you to regain control of your emotions, past experiences, and future direction.


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Combat the negative thought patterns that are holding you back from owning your true value. We will develop coping skills to face future challenges and empower you to regain control of your emotions, past experiences, and future direction.

Something to know about my approach is:

Clients come to me looking for someone who isn’t clinical and cold, but instead creates a safe space where they are able to open up about some of the most raw parts of their lives.

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  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
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Esma Verma
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I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and energy psychology. The goal of these techniques is to dislodge old patterns and and bring the mind and body together so you can experience life with ease.


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I often use tools like somatic therapy, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and energy psychology. The goal of these techniques is to dislodge old patterns and and bring the mind and body together so you can experience life with ease.

Something to know about my approach is:

I show up as my authentic self to each session because I know how important it is to be able to trust and relate to your therapist. I will celebrate your wins with you, and I will sit with you to help you process the tough stuff.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Life Stress
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Esma Verma remote and phone therapy in California
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Maya Lujan
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Work to better understand your thoughts and emotions, as well as helping you live a fulfilling and authentic life. You are the expert in your experience and I am here to help you navigate these experiences in a way that feels healthy and helpful.


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Work to better understand your thoughts and emotions, as well as helping you live a fulfilling and authentic life. You are the expert in your experience and I am here to help you navigate these experiences in a way that feels healthy and helpful.

Something to know about my approach is:

The principles that guide my therapeutic approach are empathy, genuineness, and lack of judgement. I believe that there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and I aim to tailor treatment to meet each of my clients' specific needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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Maya Lujan remote and phone therapy in California, Texas