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Therapist in Goleta, California Karen Cowdrey, Therapist

License: LCSW

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Therapist in Goleta, California Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Karen Cowdrey, LCSW

Karen Cowdrey is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. She has over 30 years of experience in many individual, family and group psychotherapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Assertiveness Training, and other Cognitive and Behavioral methods.

Karen has extensive inpatient and partial hospitalization experience. She has worked with clients whose problems have spanned from very seriously impaired individuals to very highly functioning persons.

She uses a psychodynamic framework as well as brief therapy methods drawn from cognitive-behavioral and expressive therapies. Karen has been a senior psychotherapist with the practice since 2002. When not practicing psychotherapy, she can often be found painting.

Karen earned her master’s in social work from Yeshiva University and practiced in New York City prior to relocating to California in 1992.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Crossof CA
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network
  • MultiPlan-PHCS
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Santa Barbara Select IPA


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness


  • English



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