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People often choose a therapist of the same race. As a White person, you may have much more in common with a White therapist than a non-White therapist. When you have a choice, working with a therapist who meets your preferences, including race, is essential for the best therapy experience.

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.

Reasons to Choose a Therapist Who is White

It can be challenging for non-White people to understand the things that White people experience every day, and this can lead to inadequate care in some cases. Here are a few other reasons to choose a therapist with a similar racial background:

  • You may be more receptive to therapy and more willing to share your feelings and innermost thoughts if you feel connected to your therapist.
  • Therapists of other races may not be able to pinpoint issues specific to White people.
  • You may find that a therapist of the same race shows more compassion, especially if they have experienced similar things in their own life.
  • Due to racial tension, you may only feel comfortable sharing your struggles with someone of a similar race.
  • You may want a safe space to explore White privilege and how you can unlearn unconscious racism.

Besides race, there are other factors you should consider when looking for a therapist. To learn more, read this article by licensed therapist Justine Soto to discover some considerations when selecting a therapist.

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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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Together, we will:

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.

Something to know about my approach is:

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.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality
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Anna Ponder
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Collaborate to establish your goals and work towards change to decrease suffering. I will meet you where you are, and we can create this change by increasing self-awareness, and improving negative thought processes and behaviors.


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Collaborate to establish your goals and work towards change to decrease suffering. I will meet you where you are, and we can create this change by increasing self-awareness, and improving negative thought processes and behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

My overall objective is to provide my clients with a safe space and the necessary skills to achieve their therapeutic goals. My approach is person-centered, collaborative, empowering, nonjudgmental, trauma-informed, and goal focused.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-Esteem
  • Substance Use
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Anna Ponder remote and phone therapy in California
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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based in my work. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating individuals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Stacie Pasimio
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We provide a multitude of services and modalities of treatment and have several clinicians on staff. We utilize our skills and experience to come alongside the client and help support them so that they can meet their goals.


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We provide a multitude of services and modalities of treatment and have several clinicians on staff. We utilize our skills and experience to come alongside the client and help support them so that they can meet their goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

We really try to meet the client where they are at and help them towards social/emotional wellbeing. Our therapists specialize in CBT, DBT, EFT, humanistic and solution focus approaches. We also have a clinician that specializes in EFT couples work

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Adjustment
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Social Skills
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Stacie Pasimio remote and phone therapy in California
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Sipora Weissman
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Exploring our past can tell us a lot about how we function today. I will teach you tools in and outside of session to settle your nervous system. We will look at your thoughts and explore which ones are helpful and which ones aren't so helpful.


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Together, we will:

Exploring our past can tell us a lot about how we function today. I will teach you tools in and outside of session to settle your nervous system. We will look at your thoughts and explore which ones are helpful and which ones aren't so helpful.

Something to know about my approach is:

I tend to see people who are sensitive! I use EMDR, Somatic therapy, inner child/ parts work, Acceptance & Commitment therapy, neuroplasticity education. I am also very psychodynamic- linking the past to the present.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Trauma
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • High Sensitivity
  • Misophonia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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