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Counselor / Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA

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Rudi Lion, MFT

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Therapy is a rare opportunity to be profoundly understood by another person.If you are looking for that deep understanding and a place to examine your life, I would be honored to work with you. I offer a safe and caring environment with an open, compassionate and interactive approach. My style is mostly eclectic, however my work is informed by ecotherapy,family system theory, attachment theory and the neuropsychology of trauma.

Together we will explore the impact of your past on the present; yet because insight alone is often not sufficient in bringing about change, we will also develop concrete tools to help you live a more productive and joyful life. A life that is truly yours!

The first step is often the hardest one! Come for a consultation.
Bio
Rudi was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to the States in 1991. In Switzerland, she studied languages; Rudi speaks French, Italian, German, Swiss German and English. When she first moved to the States, she got a teaching credential as a Montessori Teacher and worked in a Montessori and an Art School for children for the next 4 years.

Rudi then took a long break from the work force to attend to her children. She has a 15 year old daughter and 12 year old son, and also helped to raise two step-daughters, who are now in their 20′s.

While being a parent, Rudi finished her undergraduate work in psychology at Antioch University and her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching
Certifications
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
Education/Training
Masters in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in the State of CA
Memberships
CAMFT
SBCAMFT
Other Languages
Swissgerman, German
Payments Accepted
Cash and check
Hours:10am to 6pm
License:48741
Location
2020 Alameda Padre Serra
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