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General Psychology Resources and FAQs related to the profession of psychology and about psychologists.

Click here to access the SBCPA Find a Psychologist tool to locate a local psychologist.

Community and Psychological Services

 Service Name
 Contact Information
 Acacia Counseling and Wellness

(805) 699-6668

Alcoholics Anonymous

(805) 962-3332 


(805) 899-8302

Alateen coordinator

- (Jim) (805) 452-9703

Informacion en espanol

- (805) 403-4907

Beginners meeting coordinator - (Debra) (805) 680-1704


California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

California Department of Social Services 916-651-8848
CALM 805-965-2376
Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens 805 965-3288
Coast Caregiver Resource Center 805-569-8950
Cottage Hospital Psychiatry Department 805-569-8339

Cottage Residential Center

(substance abuse treatment)

Cottage Bridge Clinic 805-324-8336
Cottage COPE 805-569-7343
Domestic Violence Solutions 805-682-7229
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara 805 965-1001
Hosford Clinic 805-893-8064
Hospice of Santa Barbara 805-563-8820
Independent Living Resource Center 805-963-0595
Mental Wellness Center  805-884-8440
National Council on Problem Gambling 800 522-4700
New Beginnings Counseling Center 805-963-7777
Noah's Anchorage Youth Shelter 805-963-8775
North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center 805 736-7273
Overeaters Anonymous 805 899-3250
Pacific Pride Foundation
Parents Anonymous
Planned Parenthood 805-963-5801
Santa Barbara Co.Dept. of Public Social Services 805 346-7119
Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse 805 963-1433
SB County - Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services
The Safe Alternative for Youth Program (SAFTY) 24/7
Shelter Services for Women
Victim-Witness Assistance 805-568-2400
Vista Del Mar Hospital 800-776-0040
YouthWell  805-448-2426
Youth Wellness Connection  text: CONNECT to 74141

Crisis Intervention

Service Name Contact Number
9-1-1 – ANY EMERGENCY 911
ACCESS/CARES (24 hr, 7days a week) 888-868-1649
Centralized Countywide Child Abuse Report Hotline 800 367-0166
Cottage Hospital Emergency Room 805-569-7210
Domestic Violence Solutions Crisis Line (24 hrs) 805-964-5245
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center 805 564-3696
Helpline-24-Hour Crisis Intervention Santa Ynez 805 688-1905
Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY)
(crisis intervention for youth up to age 21;
specialists provide on site crisis assessment and intervention if needed)
Santa Barbara Response Network
(Psychological First Aid for persons affected by
suicide, interpersonal violence, or tragic death)
Suicide Prevention Center 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Los Angeles
310 391-1253
Suicide Prevention Helpline
(24 hour Crisis Intervention & Referral)
Cell Phone: 211
Ph: 800-400-1572
Youth Crisis Hotline 800 HIT-HOME

Disaster Response

Find important information related to mental health coping related to Disasters, Earthquakes, and Helping Youth with Disasters.


Access information related to COVID-19 and the pandemic. Resources listed include Call Centers, Health, Medical, Financial, Food, Access and Functionality, Assistance for the Homeless, Utility Service, and Undocumented Assistance/Spanish Speakers.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Resources


SBCPA Black Lives Matter Statement

Anti-Racism Resources (compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020)

Anti-racism resources for white people (Conscious/Spiritual/Leader) edition (compiled by Melanie Rose Prince in May 2020)

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Santa Barbara Chapter of a national organization with over 150 chapters and affiliate groups across the United States, committed to drawing white people into the multiracial movement for racial justice in ways that are effective and accountable.

The Healing Center

The Healing Center is a specialty clinic that provides psychological services to Black-Identifying clients of all ages. In addition to general stressors and life issues, the Healing Center acknowledges the effects of racial trauma, marginalization, and injustice on social and health disparities among Black communities. All services are provided by Black therapists who have an interest in addressing the negative toll of anti-Black racism on Black residents in our local community.

Black Wellness

Black Mental Wellness

Carol Ackerman Positive Positive Psychology Clinic

Black Wellness

Child Mind Institute

Racism + Violence: Helping Kids Handle the News

Reproductive Rights

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