Services Provided

My therapeutic services include, neurolinguistic programming - NLP, hypnotherapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), as well as a variety of cognitive behavioral strategies and support with decision making, hypnotherapy.  I provide services in English and Spanish.  I also provide EMDR consultation.

These are some of the issues that I work with: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Decision Making
  • Smoking Cessation

My approach always involves designing a treatment plan in the first few sessions, to include your goals and the therapeutic objectives that would meet your needs. Along the way we will modify the plan as we achieve the goals. Once the goals are achieved, we will work towards termination. Sometimes, other goals arise during treatment. The treatment plan is a dynamic process, but it seeks completion. 

Presently I am only working with folks insured with Medicare who also have a supplemental insurance, and of course out of pocket. Since I am only working three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) on a limited schedule, I no longer work with patients who have a history of crisis situations.  

Please, know your benefits before calling me.  Since you will be paying me directly, ahead of the session, please know how much and how you will recover from your insurance company. My fee is $275

Please check my emdr related links to learn more about emdr. Also, this video will give you more information about what emdr is and does: (628) Introduction to EMDR Therapy - YouTube  As adjuncts I utilize somatic strategies, psychodynamic principles, hypnotherapy, neurolinguistic programming, and various cognitive behavioral strategies. 


Consultation for EMDR trained clinicians. 

 If you are interested in consulting as an EMDR trained clinician (either for certification or consultation) please go to signupgenius (SUG) site and sign up at my link below. Below is the link to SUG

Beyond your 10 basic group prepaid hours, EMDR consultation, individual, semiprivate, or groups is on Fridays; the fee $135 for one hour of individual consultation, $75 for semiprivate, and $50 for one hour of group. 

Decision making coaching. 

I also offer a decision making and problem solving consultation service based on increasing your decision making criteria.  If you are interested in this approach, please mention it when you first contact me. For more information on this psychological consultation service, please contact me. 

For emergency services, start with calling 911. If you are unclear about what to do, and you are not going through an emergency, call Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness ACCESS line  - 888- 868-1649 to get information about resources in Santa Barbara county. 

Elisa A. Gottheil, PhD

EMDR Certified Therapist