Founder and Owner of Santa Barbara Psychotherapy®, Kristine J. Schwarz, is a licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist, License # MFC 44909; and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, License # LPCC 994.
|Kristine J. Schwarz, M.A., MFT, LPCC
Kristine provides therapeutic services to clients struggling with the challenges
of interpersonal relationships and the stresses of every day life. Kristine has worked with adults, youth, couples,
and families in various therapeutic settings including: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Domestic Violence Solutions
of Santa Barbara County, Goleta Valley Union School District, Working Alternatives Federal Prisoner Reentry Program, and Full
Spectrum Recovery. As well, she previously served as Core Faculty and the Masters in Clinical Psychology Clinical Training
Director at Antioch University Santa Barbara.
In addition to more than ten years of intensive education and training in numerous
areas of mental health treatment such as trauma, anger management and chemical dependency, Kristine's professional certifications
include: Psychological First Aid for Survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita provided by The Boston Center for Trauma
Psychology; School and Community Based Post Traumatic Stress Management provided by The Boston Center for Trauma Psychology;
and Domestic Violence Counselor Training provided by Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County. Kristine remains
current on all aspects of mental health treatment by constantly engaging in continuing education.
Jane T. Fortuna, M.A., is a Registered Marriage and Fanily
Therapist Intern, Registration #69078, and a graduate of Chapman University, working under the supervision of Kristine Schwarz.
Jane has been providing mental health and addiction recovery counseling, education, teaching, and case management with adults,
children, families, and couples in multiple therapeutic settings throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California for
nearly 17 years.
Jane utilizes her compassionate nature
and professional experience to foster hope through empowering others to develop life-enriching skills as keys to break free
from stagnation, mental illness, chemical dependency, and suffering in their lives.
By utilizing the power of gentle humor, Jane is able to engage the most timid of clients in the therapeutic process.
Jane believes that every individual has the potential to develop new perspectives, take positive action, and learn how to
cope with and/or overcome painfaul circumstances.
a special affinity for working with individuals, couples, and families in the treatment and management of chronic mental
illness. Jane has training and experience working in a wide range of life issues including addiction, co-dependency, grief
and loss, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, parenting, relationship issues, life transition, domestic violence, and women's
issues. Jane uses an eclectic approach to therapy, tailored to each individual.
Jane has had Domestic Violence Counselor Training provided by Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County,
and she is a Certified Parent Educator for P.A., Inc. She is a member of both the national and local chapters of CAMFT.
Jane plans to become licensed and certified in EMDR.
can be reached at 805-451-3364.