Debra Simon


Debra Simon


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) - California #53892
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Professional Licensed Therapist

$150 per hour - individual therapy
$225 per hour - couples-family
$75 per each group for DBT work

Please note that I do not take insurance however I can provide you with a “super bill” upon request.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


430 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

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My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach is kind, compassionate and collaborative. I enjoy working with adults, couples and teens. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders and body image issues. In addition to individual therapy with adults and teens, I offer DBT groups and individual DBT skills training. Santa Barbara has been my home for over 30 years and I bring years of clinical and life experience to our work together. Always respectful of your unique experience in life, my goal is to help you explore the areas of your life that are creating challenges for you. My office is warm, inviting and private in the heart of Santa Barbara. I look forward to hearing from you!

More Info About My Practice

Trust is an important part of the therapeutic relationship. I have been in the mental health field for over 15 years. I understand kindness and compassion are important as well as working with a therapist that has sound ethics, personal integrity and extensive experience. Contact me today, I’m here to help!

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy working with individuals, couples and teens. I work with women of all ages exploring issues of relationships, body image and eating disorders. Working with teens and adolescents is a specialty. I offer DBT groups and individual DBT skills training. I enjoy working with those seeking pre-marriage counseling and building skills for a successful relationship and marriage. Transitions, phase of life, coming of age in a complex world are areas of expertise. I work with those who are grieving life’s losses, experiencing sorrow including the death of a loved one.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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