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Find Youth / Teens Therapists & Counselors in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

In this day and age, it can be difficult for youth and teens to navigate school obligations, social interactions, family issues, and more. Some children even suffer from undiagnosed mental illnesses that make everyday life a challenge. Without adequate support, youth and teens may struggle immensely with their mental and emotional health and live miserable lives.

That’s where teen and youth counseling/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.

Signs Your Child Can Use Youth/Teen Therapy

It can be challenging to determine whether you should seek professional help for your child. Youth and teens may need counseling for the following reasons:

  • They isolate themselves from their friends.
  • Their school grades are slipping.
  • They make reckless decisions.
  • They often seem sad or worried.

If a child exhibits any of the above signs, consider speaking with a therapist about teen or youth counseling. If you are curious to learn more about how you can help your child, read licensed therapist Stephanie Olarte’s tips about teen/youth therapy and how parents can get involved.

Your Child Deserves to Feel Better: Explore Youth/Teen Counseling Today!

Youth and teen counseling enables a therapist to identify your child's issues and create a customized plan to address them so your child can flourish and be happy. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified youth therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sarah Sanchez
Together, we will:

walk through this journey together. I know it can be difficult to uncover some hurts you have been through, but you will not be alone in that process.


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Together, we will:

walk through this journey together. I know it can be difficult to uncover some hurts you have been through, but you will not be alone in that process.

Something to know about my approach is:

My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment for you. I believe that every person has an opportunity to grow in their life, but sometimes we need to heal the root before we can grow.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Emotional regulation
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Family Therapy
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Grief counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
  • Stress Eating
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen issues
  • Trauma from abuse
  • Young Adults
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Dina Bdaiwi
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We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.


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Together, we will:

We will deconstruct myths about you And replace them w/ truths! Remove value/stigma/judgment from your relationship with your body. Accepting and working with the body you have today. Learn how to (do no harm, but) take no shit! Inspire authenticity.

Something to know about my approach is:

Sometimes it's hard to be a human, to have a body, to deal with family, and to feel safe in relationships. I practice a blend of Narrative, Relational-Cultural, and Feminist Therapies. Context matters, language matters, identity matters.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Acculturation Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Body Acceptance
  • Body Image
  • Developing Secure Attachment
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Emotional regulation
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Empowering women
  • Empowerment
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Gender Diversity
  • gender exploration
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Health at every size
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • LGBTQ+
  • Neurodivergence
  • Nonbinary Gender Identity
  • Polyamory
  • Queer Identity
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Distress
  • Religious Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sex worker support
  • Social Justice
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Suicidality
  • supporting LGBT children
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Adults
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Dina Bdaiwi remote and phone therapy in California
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Selene Burley
Together, we will:

Together we can work to achieve a positive mental outlook, increase awareness, set achievable mental health goals and work to get to the underlying causes.


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Together, we will:

Together we can work to achieve a positive mental outlook, increase awareness, set achievable mental health goals and work to get to the underlying causes.

Something to know about my approach is:

You deserve a place to express your thoughts in a non -judgmental environment. A place where the focus is on you and working towards resolutions and finding a fresh perspective is the goal.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • acute stress
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • New Parent
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self care
  • Self-Worth
  • Teen issues
  • Trauma EMDR
  • Work stress
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Selene Burley remote and phone therapy in California
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Kristin Canedo
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Together, we will explore how anxiousness and perfectionism show up in your life, and develop new ways to react to life’s challenges. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, confident, and more in control.


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Together, we will:

Together, we will explore how anxiousness and perfectionism show up in your life, and develop new ways to react to life’s challenges. We’ll practice tools that can help you feel grounded, confident, and more in control.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am trained in several approaches that can create new insights about yourself. We'll create a tailored plan based on your needs that may include building healthy attachments, addressing maladaptive thoughts, and encourage self-acceptance.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • School issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Kristin Canedo remote and phone therapy in California, Florida
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Taylor Tica
Together, we will:

My goals for you are to resolve conflicted feelings, find satisfaction, balance, and enhance your ability to confidently cope with obstacles that get in your way. You will get there, but right now you are here and that is wonderful.


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VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

My goals for you are to resolve conflicted feelings, find satisfaction, balance, and enhance your ability to confidently cope with obstacles that get in your way. You will get there, but right now you are here and that is wonderful.

Something to know about my approach is:

As a psychotherapist my role is to provide support, empathy, hold space, and challenge you to empower and outgrow your past self. You are the artist of your own life. Don't hand the paintbrush to anyone else.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief counseling
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
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Taylor Tica remote and phone therapy in California