Find a Therapist near Santa Barbara, CA

The therapists listed are members of GoodTherapy and pay us a membership fee which helps support our services. By using this site you signify your assent and agreement to our terms of service


Find a Therapist in Santa Barbara with GoodTherapy

It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Santa Barbara, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapist, you can search for marriage or couples counseling in Santa Barbara or find a child psychologist or family therapist in Santa Barbara. You can also connect with Santa Barbara therapists who specialize in treating anxiety or depression. In addition, some therapists provide group therapy, which is typically a therapist-led session with multiple people.

Beliefs about how much therapy costs may deter some people from finding a therapist. It’s a good idea to contact therapists you’re interested in and ask about insurance, sliding-scale fees, payment plans, and other options to stay within your budget.

Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Santa Barbara who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

List Your Practice on GoodTherapy

Are you a therapist or mental health professional looking for new ways to get referrals and market your practice in Santa Barbara? Keeping up to date with professional requirements and increasing your online presence are just two of the many benefits of joining GoodTherapy. Start connecting with clients and earning online continuing education credits today!

About Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is the administrative center of Santa Barbara County, California. The city is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean climate and is a popular tourist destination. In addition to tourism, the city’s economy is supported by the technology, manufacturing, and education industries.

Santa Barbara is home to 92,000 people. Twenty-four percent of residents are foreign born. The city has over 25,800 Spanish speakers. The ethnic composition of the population is 54% white, 40% Hispanic, 3% Asian, and 1% black. 

The cost of living in the city is 154% higher than the national average. The mean annual wage in Santa Barbara is $38,300, and the median household income is $66,900. The unemployment rate in the city is 4%. About 14% of Santa Barbara residents live below the poverty line. Almost 18% of residents under age 65 do not have medical insurance.

Mental Health in Santa Barbara

The depression rate in Santa Barbara County is 5% higher than the state average and 13% higher than the number federal authorities expected. Suicide is the second leading cause of injury deaths in the county. 

Addiction is also a concern in Santa Barbara county. Over the past few years, the county has experienced an increase in the number of opioid prescriptions. In 2015, the county rate of opioid-related deaths was 7.7 per 100,000 people. This was almost double California’s rate of 4.73 deaths per 100,000 people. 


  1. Mental health care tops the list: Cottage, Neighborhood Clinics, Sanctuary Centers focus on filling service gaps. (2017, September 21). Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved from
  2. QuickFacts: Santa Barbara city, California. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from
  3. Santa Barbara. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  4. Santa Barbara, CA. (n.d.). Data USA. Retrieved from
  5. Santa Barbara, California. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  6. Santa Barbara, CA: What you need to know. (n.d.). Livability. Retrieved from
  7. Santa Barbara's opioid death rate almost double state average. (2017, July 13). Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved from
  8. Suicide, the silent epidemic. (2017, August 31). Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved from
GoodTherapy uses cookies to personalize content and ads to provide better services for our users and to analyze our traffic. By continuing to use this site you consent to our cookies.