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  • Therapy for Young Adults with Anxiety

    for Teens, College Students, Young Professionals, + New Parents


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  • Therapy for Young Adults with Anxiety

    for Teens, College Students, Young Professionals, + New Parents


    Schedule An Appointment


Are you a teenager, a 20- or 30-something, or a new parent who is tired of feeling stressed and anxious? Perhaps others can't tell from the outside, but inside you're overwhelmed and sad. Your head can’t stop spinning about everything you need to do today or about events that may happen in the coming week. You're always worrying. The anxiety feels like tightness in your chest, a pounding heart, and your body feels uneasy all the time. Maybe you find yourself getting angry with the people you love the most. You have persistent thoughts that bully you, tell you you're not good enough and you can't get relief from this mental chatter. You’re struggling to hold it all together.

You are a young adult who wants to feel calm, content, understood by those around you, and optimistic about life again. You want to be at peace with your past, make decisions more easily, and feel confident. You want to learn how to finally put yourself first without feeling guilty or selfish. You are ready to quiet the inner critic so that you can feel more carefree and get pleasure from life.

There is a way out of suffering. I offer tools so you know what to do when you feel sad, anxious and overwhelmed. We can work on how to respond to your busy, anxious mind and negative thoughts.

What you resist not only persists but will grow in size.

- Carl Jung -

I know it takes courage to ask for help so I try to make it easy to get started. During Covid-19, I am offering video sessions through my secure client portal, which makes it possible to fit therapy into your busy life.

I strive to utilize the best research evidence to address your unique and specific needs. I draw upon Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).


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If You're Ready to Work Towards...

• Reduced anxiety

• Improved relationships

• Inner calm and clarity

• Self-acceptance

…Then let's chat!


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Meet Dara Goldyne, Ph.D.

I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in California (PSY28343) and a long-time Santa Barbara resident. I’ve trained and been employed at several local agencies, non-profits, a university counseling center, and in the private practice setting for the past 14 years. I’ve been a licensed psychologist since 2016. I have specialties in parent-infant mental health, child development, and the college/university population.


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