About Us

About Santa Barbara Counseling & Wellness

SB Family Counseling & Wellness, PC provides comprehensive psychotherapy services with varied modalities. We focus on providing a trauma-informed approach to adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families.


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Jill Frandsen, LMFT

Jill’s clinical passion lies in her ability to continue to learn and grow as a psychotherapist and bring cutting edge clinical interventions and coping skills to the individuals and families that she works with. The mental health field has been scientifically expanding in an exciting way with such concepts as Daniel Siegel: Window of Tolerance & Mindfulness; Stephen Porges: Polyvagal Theory; Bessel Van der Kolk: Trauma informed interventions for the whole body; Richard Schwartz: Internal Family Systems and Donna Eden and David Feinstein: Energy Psychology. It is empowering as a clinician to be able to bring the most effective interventions, psychoeducation in a safe nurturing way. It makes being a psychotherapist enjoyable and creative.

Jill A. Frandsen has a BA in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Psychology and a minor in Global Peace and Security from University of California at Santa Barbara. She holds a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara. Jill completed her graduate internships at Goleta Elementary Branden School under Dr. Jay Fortman; CALM (Child Abuse Listening & Mediation) under Elizabeth Rumeldt, LCSW; Pacific Pride Foundation under Bren Fraser, LMFT; Community Solutions, Inc under Jose Rojo, LMFT. Her career includes Clinical Therapist at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Program Director at CADA’s Daniel Bryant Youth & Family Treatment Center, Private Practice at Jill Frandsen, LMFT; Group therapist at Casa Serena, Therapist at LifeStance Health, Clinical Director at Good Heart Recovery. Jill is a Clinical Supervisor and the CEO of SB Family Counseling & Wellness, PC.


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Crystal Germanetti, AMFT

Hi, I’m Crystal! I am a registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, California. I’ve grown up on the Central Coast of California and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Applied Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara. Some of my hobbies include drawing, painting, dancing, and spending time in nature (especially at the beach).

We all find ourselves on a difficult path at some point, but that path doesn’t have to be walked alone. I believe feelings of dissatisfaction, confusion, anger, sadness, worry, etc. stem from deeper layers of pain and suffering. When we peel back and examine these layers, gather a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us, nurture self-compassion, & integrate practical coping skills that's when the real magic happens and we start to shine our brightest. I am here to work with you as a collaborative partner on your healing journey.

I work from a supportive, transpersonal lens to help you nurture and foster a more loving relationship with yourself which also radiates out to others. I focus on providing a person-centered, somatic-based approach to individuals and couples who are navigating anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction recovery, codependency, spirituality, and more.

I strive to create a non-judgmental, caring, and co-regulated space to help you feel safe to explore how you show up for yourself and in relation to others. Identifying a need for help and reaching out can be scary and overwhelming. Congratulations on moving towards wellness! Reach out for a free consultation to see if we would be a good fit.

I am clinically supervised by Jill Frandsen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #91194.


Santa Barbara Counseling & Wellness, PC

Address

735 State St.,
Suite 527,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone

805-539-2489

My Availability

Monday  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed