“Peace begins within.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh


“I offer 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 Zoom.”

“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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My Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic

“To comply with current standards of care and do my part in assisting with Covid-19 pandemic, I have moved my practice online. I am continuing to work with people via Zoom and on the phone.”

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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 the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles (2014), the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalysis (2018), and the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis (ACAP) in New Jersey (2020). Chantal is currently enrolled in the group leadership training program at the Center for Group Studies in New York (2018-present).


Grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, and issues of self-esteem.

“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.


Chantal holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has pursued further training in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapies.


Chantal offers online therapeutic writing/journaling as well as grief groups for women.