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How We Heal: Trauma and Anxiety Support Groups

How We Heal Support Groups

For more information, or to register, please contact program staff: 805-569-7501 or e-mail

FREE Cottage Health Support Groups, Post-Disaster Relief. Programs are open to all Santa Barbara area residents. We have licensed clinicians that will assist your recovery with personal attention to your unique situation.

Attendance for each session is not required but is encouraged. Length of program will be tailored to fit each person’s individual need.

This FREE program is open to all Santa Barbara area residents.

Support Group Schedules

Skill Building/Seeking Safety Group: Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Gibraltar #1 | Tinka Sloss, LMFT

This group will be skill specific and will be taught in a psychoeducational fashion. The goals will be skill acquisition, meditation and mindfullness practice.

Skill Building/Seeking Safety Group Schedule

En Español Process Group: Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Gaviota Conference Room | Gonzalo Gonzalez, LMFTI

Este grupo permitirá a los participantes procesar una experiencia traumática en un espacio seguro. Este grupo estará abierto para adultos jóvenes y mayores.

En Español Process Group Schedule

Survivor Group: Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Gaviota Conference Room | Layla Farinpour, LMFT and Peter McGoey, LMFT

This group will be specific to those survivors who directly experienced the disaster. Please call 805-569-7501 before attending to determine eligibility for this group.

Survivor Group Schedule

Spiritual Care Group: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Space | Chaplain Pam Washburn and the Cottage Spiritual Care Team

A non-denominational spiritually-based support group.

Spiritual Care Group Schedule

Process Group/Inspiring Hope: Fridays 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Gaviota Conference Room | Peter McGoey, LMFT

This group will allow individuals to witness how others have healed, and provide a place to start their own healing.

Process Group Schedule