Marriage and Family Therapy in Santa Barbara

“But suppose that pleasure and pain were so linked together that he or she who wants to have the greatest possible amount of one must have the greatest possible amount of the other also?”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Therapy is a rare opportunity to be profoundly understood by another person. If you are looking for that deep understanding and a place to examine your life, I would be honored to work with you. I offer a safe and caring environment in a beautiful Santa Barbara office.

My approach to therapy is interactive and heartcentered and informed by attachment theory, family systems theory and neuropsychology.

Together we will explore the impact of your past on the present; yet because insight alone is often not sufficient in bringing about change, we will also develop concrete tools to help you live a more productive and joyful life. A life that is truly yours!

What happens in therapy? Watch Below.

Disclaimer: the video was taken in 2012. I still stand behind the content but have a few more smile lines.

The first step is often the hardest one! Call now for a free 15 minute consultation!

Rudi Lion MFT, (805) 453-4826 or

“Go find the gem hidden in your depths!”

— Rumi

Disclaimer: I still stand behind the content of video but have a few more smile lines.

Rudi Lion MFT
(805) 453-4826

2020 Alameda Padre Serra
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Near Santa Barbara Mission and downtown Santa Barbara, close to 101 freeway, easy access from freeway, wheelchair friendly, easy access from Goleta and Carpinteria. Click for Driving Directions.

Skype counseling sessions available to remote locations.

Specialties include couples therapy, EMDR, short term therapy, trauma therapy and PTSD therapy.