Capricorn Counseling Center

Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Family

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.

Do I Really Need Therapy?

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.

Why Do People Go to Therapy?

Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Others may need assistance managing a range of other issues where individual, family, or couples therapy can help.

How can Therapy Help me?

Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, and anger management. Therapists can also provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.

Trauma Therapy for Santa Barbara Area Residents


Trauma therapy specifically focuses on helping patients cope with the emotional response caused by a traumatic event.

Research studies indicate that an estimated 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one trauma in their lives.

If an experience is preventing you from living life to the fullest, our trauma therapy can change your life! We offer trauma therapy techniques by certified therapists in Santa Barbara, CA, that may include thoughtfully revisiting the traumatic experience to break through avoidance or pushing down the trauma.

Through the course of trauma counseling our professional therapist can determine whether the trauma is physical, emotional, or both. Patients may experience acute emotional trauma, chronic emotional trauma, or complex emotional trauma.

We provide trauma therapy treatment plans to help overcome the effects of traumatic events without retraumatizing, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to help overcome:

  • Psychological symptoms of emotional trauma
  • Physical symptoms of emotional trauma
  • Grief and trauma

Call to learn more about our trauma therapy support and treatment options.

Professional Trauma Counseling to Help You Move Forward


We offer online trauma counseling with a personalized approach to get the help you need to move forward.

Our certified trauma counseling therapists use various techniques to teach Santa Barbara patients how to cope with intense or stressful events, reduce or discharge stressful feelings without being triggered, and move past the hindrance to living life to the fullest.

A frequent therapy used for adults is trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy which teaches patients how to change negative thinking patterns and cope with behaviors and thoughts that support their fears.

These are the basic stages of trauma counseling that focus specifically on helping Santa Barbara patients recover from traumatic experiences:

  • History assessment – current mental & physical health & traumatic experiences
  • Stabilization phase – Helping patients feel safe and secure
  • Reflection – Helping patients understand why they experienced the trauma
  • Recovery – How to rebuild life & move on from the trauma

If you are struggling with a traumatic experience, call us to seek professional trauma counseling as a significant part of recovery.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults


Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for adults is a type of mental health treatment that directly addresses the effect of traumatic events and learning ways to manage hurtful emotions and behaviors.

Our certified therapists use trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to help Santa Barbara adults change their beliefs and behaviors triggered by current or past overpowering experiences.

We help patients recover from traumatic experiences by understanding the cause of the trauma, accepting the happening, and finding new meanings for responding differently.

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on problem-solving skills to help Santa Barbara patients change emotional and physical reactions when triggered. Our goals are to:

  • Calm panic responses within the body
  • Promote a higher level of control and trust
  • Develop improved, healthier, and more effective methods of response

Call Capricorn Counseling Center to learn how you can overcome trauma and live a fulfilling life despite your trauma. 805-203-0717