Compassionate therapy to heal your relationships, learn effective coping skills, and strengthen emotional resiliency!

Heal your interpersonal relationships.

Welcome to Cecily Longo, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, located in Santa Barbara, California. I am passionate about helping people develop new insights and teaching practical skills to manage your emotions effectively, heal yourself and your relationships, and build emotional resiliency.

If you are a parent seeking help for your teen, a college aged student looking for support with struggles unique to this time in your life, seeking couples counseling for you and your intimate partner, seeking a treatment provider to help your challenging mental health issues, I would love to help you learn the skills and create the healing you desire. 

I enjoy working with a diverse population, and I encourage you to read through this website to help you decide if you would like us to work together.  Many therapy seekers can benefit from understanding how different kinds of therapy can help you. Therapy can create changes using an insight oriented approach, through which you will gain increased self-awareness, and learn how your past unconsciously influences your life.  Your options for improving your relationships will then become a conscious choice, liberating you from unhealthy patterns.

 I also find that along with insight oriented therapy, many people greatly benefit from short-term, strength based, and solution-focused therapy, along with the practical skills coaching of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Both DBT and CBT are widely researched and evidenced based treatments.

Therapy doesn't have to take a long time to be effective.

Our initial complimentary conversation is a very important step in your mental health and emotional well being. It is important that you choose the right therapist for you. If we determine I am not the best fit for you or your adolescent, I will provide referrals for you. Your wellness is your number one priority!

 

Teenagers and Millenial Youth

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Both teenagers and millenials often benefit from individual and parent/youth DBT and CBT based skill coaching. Therapy can help you learn skills to manage emotions and cope with transitions.  This includes helping you get along better with peers, parents, and teachers.

Couples/Intimate Relationships

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Couples counseling can assist you and your intimate partner to improve the quality of your relationship. Professional guidance can help you learn the building blocks of healthier communication. Learn to increase intimacy, resolve arguments, and infuse your relationship with a sense of mutual respect and connection.

Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, PTSD

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Anxiety and depression can develop due to life circumstances.  Many people are also born with a predisposition to mild to severe anxiety and depression. The skills and insights you can learn in therapy can greatly alleviate your symptoms.