Find Worry Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

We all worry from time to time, but when your worries linger and begin to interfere with the quality of your life, it’s time to get help.

If you’re a chronic worrier, you may not be able to imagine a life without excessive worry. But with ongoing therapy, you can learn how to stop worrying about things you can't control so you can become a happier person overall.

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.

Symptoms of Worry

When considering whether you should seek help for worry, it’s essential to know the symptoms to look out for. Here are some of the most common symptoms of worry:

  • A nagging feeling that something bad is going to happen.
  • Lack of concentration.
  • Feeling hot or sweating.
  • An increased heart rate.
  • The inability to switch off negative thoughts.

If any of these symptoms apply to you, it’s wise to get professional help. The sooner you do, the quicker you can learn how to stop worrying. Since worrying often involves getting trapped in thoughts, you may be interested to read licensed therapist Mara Fisher’s advice about how to stop overthinking your life.

How to Stop Worrying and Regain Your Happiness

A worry therapist will not only teach you how to stop worrying, but they’ll craft a unique plan to target your specific triggers and any underlying mental issues you may have. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Theresa Brown
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Identify and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help you live aligned to your values and have a meaningful life. We will also focus on coping skills to help turn your insight into action.


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Together, we will:

Identify and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help you live aligned to your values and have a meaningful life. We will also focus on coping skills to help turn your insight into action.

Something to know about my approach is:

I bring together a focus on the day-to-day stress, as well as the long-term unhelpful patterns. I will with clients in an integrative approach grounded in psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and mind-body connection focused therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Body Image
  • Couples Therapy
  • Creatives
  • Eating Disorders
  • High anxiety
  • Life Transitions
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Tara Makhani
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Minimize barriers, accomplish your goals, and grow the insight, tools, and resilience to be able to apply your gained knowledge to any obstacles that come your way. What is often left unsaid is your step to a better life, so let's start talking.


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Minimize barriers, accomplish your goals, and grow the insight, tools, and resilience to be able to apply your gained knowledge to any obstacles that come your way. What is often left unsaid is your step to a better life, so let's start talking.

Something to know about my approach is:

Each client needs a little something different, and I tailor my approach to meet your needs. I want to gain a better understanding of the person(s) across from me and help them to process what hasn't been working and get closer to what will.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Breakups
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Communication Issues
  • Dating and Romance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • multicultural identity
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Stress Management
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Tara Makhani remote and phone therapy in California
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Tracey Stafford
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Build skills for healthy relating to ourselves and others that reinforce your will to be truly happy. When people understand each other’s needs we connect better without much effort. When we connect we have a greater capacity for joy.


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Together, we will:

Build skills for healthy relating to ourselves and others that reinforce your will to be truly happy. When people understand each other’s needs we connect better without much effort. When we connect we have a greater capacity for joy.

Something to know about my approach is:

Change can be approached with humor, joy, and skill. I show you authenticity, so you have permission to be your true self. I deeply value and know everyone holds resiliency and strengths. Together, we find ways to amplify these strengths.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQ Family Development
  • Racial Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Tracey Stafford remote and phone therapy in California
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Annalisa Barrett
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My approach is collaborative. You are the driver while I guide you. I simply hold up a mirror for you to grow more aware of your own patterning.


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My approach is collaborative. You are the driver while I guide you. I simply hold up a mirror for you to grow more aware of your own patterning.

Something to know about my approach is:

My background in yoga and perinatal care allow me to hold space for you that feels warm, inviting and safe.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Depression
  • Executive Functioning
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Perinatal loss
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy after Pregnancy and Infant loss
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Relationship Distress
  • Social Anxiety
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Annalisa Barrett remote and phone therapy in California
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Natalie Silva
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I will honor our time together by getting to know you, your story and what you would like to take away from therapy.


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Together, we will:

I will honor our time together by getting to know you, your story and what you would like to take away from therapy.

Something to know about my approach is:

I focus on utilizing a client centered, humanistic therapeutic approach with the intention of supporting individuals discover their strengths, instill hope and offer empathy in order to find help them find connection and inspire change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Depression
  • Inner Child Work
  • Life Transitions
  • Perinatal
  • Relationship issues
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women's Issues
  • Work stress
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Natalie Silva remote and phone therapy in California