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Betsy Bates Freed, Psy.D.


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Bates Freed, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
(805) 979-3440

Personal information

I attest that I hold a current active license as a Psychologist in the state of California.

Contact data

2400 Bath Street, Suite 202
Santa Barbara
Postal code
Email Address

Professional Info

Ages Served
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • College or Transitional-Aged Young Adults (18-25 years)
  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65 and up)
Type of Treatment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
Style/Mode of Treatment
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Existential
  • Health Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Pain Management
  • Rogerian/Client-Centered
Areas Treated
  • Anxiety
  • Brain Injury/Neurological
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Chronic Illness
  • Couple/Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues or Conflict
  • Geropsychology
  • Grief/Bereavement Support
  • Parenting
  • Positive Psychology
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Terminal Illness
  • Weight Issues/Weight Management
Insurance Plans Accepted:
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • UCSB Students (GSIP/USHIP/PIA)
Taking New Patients
  • Not accepting new patients
Languages Spoken
  • English
Brief Bio
Dr. Bates Freed specializes in health psychology, helping patients of all ages draw on their strengths to manage the physical, emotional, family, and spiritual impacts of illness. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Antioch University Santa Barbara, following training at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara (where she later worked as Support Services Coordinator and facilitator of children's and teens groups) and the Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program. She completed post-doctoral training at the Children's Clinic of Santa Barbara County ADMHS and serves on the adjunct faculty of Antioch University Santa Barbara and Colorado State University.
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