Trauma Informed Support

The Santa Barbara Therapy Collective has adopted a depth psychological approach to healing. This refers to the exploration of the subtle, unconscious, and transpersonal aspects of human experience.

A Brief Guide to Individual Therapy at the Santa Barbara Therapy Collective


Identify Your Goals & Intentions

These questions may help determine your goals & intentions:
What would an ideal outcome of therapy look like for you?
What are questions you are seeking answers to? What are old ways of being you are looking to shed? Or ways of being you would like to invite in?


Matching You with the Right Therapist

Taking your goals and intentions into account, we’ll match you with the therapist that will best support you. This may be based on therapeutic modality offered to suit your needs or simply a demographic match based on such thing as gender or age.


Collaboratively Creating a Treatment Plan

You will work with your therapist in customizing a plan to help you meet your goals. We will take into consideration what has or has not helped you in the past.
Aside from traditional talk therapy, we may make suggestions, such as utilizing EMDR therapy, or inviting practices like breathwork or mindfulness.


Doing the Work

Your clinician will support you throughout your healing process at a pace that is comfortable for you. When progress is made, let’s take note of what’s working. If stuckness is present, let’s become curious, explore its cause, and find a resolution. You are invited to openly share at anytime what is or isn’t working.  

"The psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict."
-Carl Jung (Aion, CW 9ii)