Dr. Given

Dr. Given is co-director of Santa Barbara Behavioral Health, a multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty group. He is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. He is on staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is past-chairman of the Department of Adolescent/Child Psychiatry. He has been in practice as a psychologist in Santa Barbara since 1984. He has a diverse psychology practice in which he provides psychotherapy, psychological assessment and consultation services to individuals, couples, families, employers and the courts.

Dr. Given provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In addition he has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management; shame; parenting; parent/adolescent conflict; marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology.

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