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Psychologist and Therapist in Santa Barbara, California,
Dean Given, PhD

Provider Type: Psychologist

Provider Gender: Male

Serving: 18-65+

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Dean Given, PhD

Dean Given treats patients starting from 18 years old “Dr. Dean Given works with individuals, couples, families, employers and the court. He provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology.

Dr. Given is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. He is on Active Staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and is a past chairman of the Department of Adolescent/Child Psychiatry. He has been in practice as a psychologist in Santa Barbara since 1984. He has a diverse psychology practice in which he provides psychotherapy, psychological assessment and consultation services.

Dr. Given earned his PhD and masters degrees from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology after completing his undergraduate work at California State University at Los Angeles.”

Treatment Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorders
  • Phobias/Fears
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Stress/Worry

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross of CA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • HMC
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network
  • Optum
  • Santa Barbara Select IPA


  • English


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