“Peace begins within.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh


“I work exclusively with women, offering individual psychodynamic talk-therapy as well as therapeutic writing groups in downtown Santa Barbara, California. For those who are unable to meet with me in person, I provide therapy services on the phone or via Skype.”

“My approach is comprehensive and long-term; my aim is to honor the complexity and experience of each person as I support my clients in a process that leads to lasting and meaningful change. This means helping my clients know themselves more fully, allowing them to move forward in their lives with a greater sense of inner freedom, self-belief, and optimism.”

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“I am as committed to my own growth and development as I am to that of my clients.”

Chantal earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London (2005), and her master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute (2011). She has received certification of training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from both the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles (2014) as well as from the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis (2018).


“The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to resolve issues that underlie unwanted symptoms. In working through these underlying issues, my clients can expect not only to heal, but also to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, resulting in a stronger sense of self.”

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Chantal offers individual psychodynamic talk-therapy as well as therapeutic writing groups for women.


Chantal holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute.


Chantal offers therapeutic writing groups for women.