Hi, I am Iliana Gelles.

I specialize in
EMDR Therapy
in Santa Barbara County

 I’d love to connect

Iliana Gelles

Are you ready to heal your anxiety and trauma?

You have been in therapy before and done a good amount of talk therapy. You know what your issues are and have a great deal of knowledge about your wounds and patterns, 

But for some reason, you find yourself repeating the same unhelpful behaviors that you’ve done for years. Perhaps, you just can’t stop the negative beliefs you have about yourself, even if you know it’s not true. 

You may be judging yourself because you keep being attracted  to the certain unhealthy relationships dynamics. Or simply, you are tired of the pain and exhaustion you have been carrying for so long.

Even with all the insights you have gained, you still experience:

  Overwhelming emotions

  Feeling spaced out on a daily basis

  Self doubt and anxiety

  Feeling depressed and lacking excitement

  Living on autopilot or survival mode

EMDR Therapy in Santa Barbara can help.

It may feel impossible now, but you can heal your trauma and anxiety. You can have wider bandwidth to tolerate stressors. You can manage your emotions, reactions, and thoughts. And I can help you get there.

Through our work together you will:

  Identify the cause of your anxiety and trauma experiences.

  Learn how to respond to triggers instead of reacting

  Help you heal the roots of anxiety and trauma

  And finally, experience relief that lasts.

I’ll help you through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. My approach to EMDR Therapy comes from a place of collaboration and curiosity. Together, we will decide the pace of each session, how deep you want to go, and the goals you wish to achieve. I will make suggestions to help you deepen your process, but I will also respect your readiness to do so. It is important to me that you start to trust yourself more and this process can help you achieve that. 

This work is about healing the root causes so as to achieve lasting results.

Based on the latest trauma and neuroscience research, my clinical training is EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing). Research has proven this treatment method to be highly effective with those struggling with trauma and anxiety.

(Learn more about EMDR Therapy)

emdr therapy santa barbara

Are you ready to heal the root causes of your painful experiences?

EMDR therapy can help you get there.

How EMDR Therapy in Santa Barbara Works

Schedule your free 20 min consultation

To learn more about your needs and get a sense if we are a good match to work together.

First three sessions

We will focus on collecting information about your life, discuss your goals, and expectations.
$180.00/ 60 min session

Make a plan

After the first three sessions, I’ll make recommendations and together we’ll decide where to start.
$180.00/ 60 min session

Consistent care

We will choose a consistent time to meet. I will continue to support you through the process making sure you are getting what you need.
$180.00/ 60 min session


Iliana Gelles, LMFT specializes in Anxiety, Trauma and Relational Issues and helps women feel more connected healing their struggles from the inside out. .

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