Robert Shafer Ph.D., Psychotherapy in Santa Barbara, California, 93108

Robert Shafer

Ph.D.

Robert Shafer

Ph.D.

Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MJ-019148
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Fees range from $175.00 to 225.00
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

189 Hermosillo Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108

My Approach to Helping

Dr. Robert Shafer PhD is a trustworthy professional therapist with more than 40 years in practice. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of clients and presenting problems. His strength rests on his exceptional ability to listen and understand from an empathic perspective. Whether you are struggling with personal identity, a relationship, or emotional issues, Dr. Shafer will help you explore your unique, subjective experience and make sense of it in a way which is both deeply meaningful and healing.
As a father of five and grandfather of ten, Dr. Shafer has a gentle demeanor and knows the value of parental warmth and strength in resolving problems. The kind of wise and compassionate support he is able to provide helps to relieve emotional distress and empower individuals to make more effective choices. Exploring strengths and weaknesses in the light of early experiences which have shaped them, you will gain clarity about where you are stuck and how best to move forward with your life.
Because no two individuals are alike, there is no ?one size fits all? method or strategy for effective psychotherapy. Dr. Shafer?s treatment philosophy is based on the view that emotional growth best occurs in a trusting relationship. Psychotherapy is a collaboration between therapist and client which supports self-understanding, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Licensed in family and marriage counseling, Dr. Shafer received his degree in clinical psychology at the Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology in Los Angeles and did advanced trained at the Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He works in a comfortable home office which invites you to engage in a relaxed, conversational approach to solving your problems.
If you are in need of an individual or family therapist in the Santa Barbara area, call Dr. Shafer today at 805-969-7474

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Anger Management
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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