Adina L. Mcgarr

Adina L. Mcgarr, Psy.D

Subspecializing in Addiction, and Eating Disorders, and Anxiety

Accepting New Patients

Ages I Treat: Adult
Schedule an Appointment 818-518-6775


  • Adina McGarr-Knabke

    319 E Carrillo St, Ste 206 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Insurances Accepted

  • Core Source - Cottage Health

Physician Profile

Year joined staff:


Physician Philosophy:

My approach to therapy is strongly influenced by Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Psychodynamic Theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). IPNB provides the road map to mental well being and how to use our mind to effect brain change. Psychodynamic theory addresses the underlying core emotional issues and provides a framework for healing relational trauma. ACT provides immediate tools and concrete methods for individuals to begin living their valued life immediately.

Credentialed Facilities:

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Clinical Highlights:

I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, eating disorders, and addiction. These and other disorders often begin, in part, as coping mechanisms to deal with uncomfortable life experiences. The more time spent engaging in them, the harder it is to stop, as neural pathways in the brain are literally being rewired, which will ultimately reinforce the behavior. My therapeutic approach targets brain change and teaches clients the skills to necessary to cultivate structural changes in their brains.

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