Find the Best Psychiatrists in Santa Barbara, CA

Choose from approximately 190 LifeStance psychiatrists that serve patients in Santa Barbara, California. We are the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our psychiatrists see patients in 44 local offices in California and also provide virtual appointments throughout the state.

Find the best psychiatrist near you in Santa Barbara, California, by choosing from approximately 5 local and 180 online psychiatry providers in Santa Barbara, California. LifeStance practices represent the largest behavioral care provider platform in the USA. Our highly rated licensed psychiatrists see patients in 44 mental health clinics in California and also provide online psychiatry services. LifeStance psychiatrists specialize in treating a range of mental healthcare issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions, in Santa Barbara, California.

Find the best LifeStance psychiatrists in Santa Barbara, California. Search our psychiatrist directory to find a doctor that specializes in treating a range of mental health care issues, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and addictions.

Whenever you need a psychiatrist to diagnose a mental health disorder for you or a family member or to start a treatment for a condition you have already been diagnosed with, you will find a LifeStance doctor within our network.

Find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Barbara, California who specializes in your presenting concerns.

Read more FAQS below about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Barbara, California.

Our Top Rated Psychiatrists Serve the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Area


Carpinteria, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland

About the City

Santa Barbara, nestled on the stunning central coast of California, is a captivating city that effortlessly blends natural beauty with a rich cultural heritage. Known as the "American Riviera," it attracts a diverse population of around 92,000 residents. The demographics reflect a vibrant mix of young professionals, artists, academics, and retirees. The city is divided into distinct neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm. From the historic downtown area with its Spanish colonial architecture to the upscale enclave of Montecito, Santa Barbara offers a unique blend of coastal living and cosmopolitan amenities. Its idyllic beaches, world-class wineries, and a thriving arts scene make Santa Barbara a truly exceptional destination.

Neighborhoods in the City

Santa Barbara, California, is home to several distinct neighborhoods. The Funk Zone is known for its artsy vibe and trendy shops. The Mesa offers stunning ocean views and a laid-back atmosphere. The Riviera boasts upscale homes and panoramic vistas. The Eastside is a historic area with a mix of residential and commercial spaces. The Westside is a diverse community with a mix of cultures and affordable housing options.

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Area

FAQs about how to find a LifeStance psychiatrist in Santa Barbara, California

Yes, most California health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover psychiatrist visits, including the initial evaluation and regular sessions (check-ins). However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the insurance plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. Just like any other medical professional, if the psychiatrist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the psychiatrist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee.

We work with: Aetna, Centivo, Tricare East (Humana Military), Evernorth (Cigna), Humana, MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP), MultiPlan (PHCS), Optum (UnitedHealthcare), Partners Direct Health, Provider Network of America (PNOA), Sana Benefits, Managed Health Network (HealthNet), Lakeside Medical (Regal Medical), Magellan, Carelon (Beacon), Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Elevance Health (Anthem BC), Sharp Health Plan, Behavioral Health Systems (BHS) and Blue Shield of California.

If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan (or so called “open access” plans), you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a psychiatrist out-of-network in California.

If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. LifeStance accepts most of the commercial health insurance plans.