Personalized psychotherapy for women in Santa Barbara County



About Danielle

Photo of Danielle Anderson, MFTHello and Welcome! My name is Danielle and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist providing individual and group therapy for women in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, and Montecito.

It takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to seek therapy and I am honored to have the opportunity to join my clients in their life journey.

My interest is in helping clients thrive, and live a full, rich, and meaningful life. In order to achieve this, I believe life’s challenges must be met with care, compassion, acceptance and commitment, even in the presence of painful experiences. It is then that we are open to the true joy of what is most important to us.

I work collaboratively with clients to set and achieve goals in a warm, safe and non-judgmental environment; allowing them to explore, heal, and reconnect with their best self.

My training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, along with other evidence-based and mindfulness-based therapy techniques. Over the past several years I have worked alongside both men and women who are struggling with painful experiences yet have a desire to discover their authentic selves in order to move through the pain and suffering and live a full, rich, and meaningful life.

I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and earned my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a proud member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I live in Santa Barbara with my husband, Matt and son, Sutter.

Individual Therapy

I provide individual therapy for women who are struggling with a variety of challenges including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • life transitions
  • postpartum and prenatal adjustment
  • maternal mental health
  • parenting
  • relationship problems
  • job dissatisfaction and related stress

Regardless of the unique challenges you are facing, my commitment is to join with you in your journey towards a more meaningful and satisfying life. My approach is compassionate and collaborative, helping you learn new skills and behaviors that will ultimately move you in a direction that is deeply meaningful and valuable in your life.

Whether you are facing the challenges associated with being a new mother, embarking on a major life transition, or are unsatisfied in your job or relationship; my goal is to help you learn to unhook from painful thoughts and feelings in a way that makes them less influential on your life. Meanwhile, clarifying what is most important to you so you have the knowledge and tools to move in a valued direction.

Prenatal & Postpartum Support Groups

A mother is born 

A support group for new moms and their babies

Are you a new mother who is feeling overwhelmed by the demands of motherhood? Join a warm, supportive and educational environment with other new moms to navigate the challenges and joys that occur in the transition to motherhood. This group is suitable for women new to therapy and for those who would like support from a group.

Topics of discussion may include:

  • Creating space for the full range of emotions that are present for each mom
  • The push and pull of wanting your baby close while craving personal space and freedom
  • Maternal mental health and infant sleep
  • Fantasy vs. reality in motherhood
  • Work-Life-Family balance
  • Taking time to care for and nurture self
  • Changes in relationship with partner after baby and finding a new normal

….and more!

**Groups are held on Thursdays, please call to inquire about available times**


Teletherapy services coming soon!


Contact me via confidential phone (805) 452-7324 or message me through the contact form below.