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  • Claire O’Dell, MA, AMFT

    Staff Psychotherapist | Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

    Claire is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at California Counseling Clinics. She believes that everyone can benefit from therapy. Her therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual, utilizing evidence-based practices to help clients achieve their goals. She employs an integrated approach that incorporates Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory, compassion-focused techniques, and mindfulness. Her sessions provide a space to explore the past, gain insight into the present, and work collaboratively to create a plan to move forward with more clarity and purpose. As a trauma-informed therapist, she understands how trauma can impact individuals and their relationships. She employs a non-judgmental, kind, and confidential approach in her communication to facilitate powerful healing. Her goal is to work with clients to build a foundation of resilience and empowerment, and to help them thrive in all aspects of their life. Claire looks forward to meeting with clients and providing a safe, supportive environment where they can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


    • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
    • B.S. in Recreation Management, San Jose State University


    • Staff Psychotherapist, California Counseling Clinics 
    • Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee, Community Counseling and Education Center, Santa Barbara
    • Program Coordinator, Odyssey
    • Activities Director, Oak Cottage Memory Care
    • Lead Direct Support Professional, Pathpoint, Santa Barbara



    Common issues that I treat:

    Addiction, ADHD, Adoption, Alcohol use, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Life Coaching, Men’s Issues, OCD, Parenting, Pregnancy/Prenatal, Racial identity, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Women’s Issues

    Types of Therapy I provide:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


    Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

    Family/Marital Therapy

    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

    Somatic Therapy

    Trauma Focused


    Additional Certifications:

    Breath Coach Certification


    Age Ranges:

    Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Adults, Older Adults (65+)