counseling santa barbara
therapy santa barbara
cognitive behavioral therapy

Start believing in yourself

In-person therapy in Santa Barbara

You can’t change what happened, but you can choose what happens next. Maybe you’ve behaved in ways you aren’t proud of. These behaviors (substance use, anxiety, depression, social isolation) are ways you learned to protect yourself from pain. This is normal, and it’s okay. These unhelpful coping skills aren’t protecting you anymore, they seem to be making your problems grow. You want to change your behavior to match your values, what’s important to you. You want to live a life worth celebrating. I’m here to support you in moving from thinking to action.

We will work together from a trauma-informed perspective to reduce shame around your unhelpful behaviors. Your defense mechanisms may have protected you, but you’re ready to break free. I provide the support and guidance you need to explore new ways of living. I encourage daily connection with nature and offer outdoor movement therapy sessions.

You’re in the driver’s seat, I’ll be your headlights. My goal is to guide you on your journey, lighting the road towards a life worth celebrating.

Change only happens when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of making the change.