About Me

I have been a psychotherapist and counselor in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA for over twenty years. I currently conduct client sessions through telehealth on Zoom Business, a secure video conferencing platform for counseling at a distance. I also offer telephone sessions.

In addition to professional training and experience in psychotherapy, years of personal psychological and spiritual inquiry informs my clinical work. I recently published a book, Simply Sacred, which recounts my spiritual journey and how it has been interwoven with my work as a psychotherapist and hospice counselor. Please visit irenekokataybooks.com for more information.

I have served as group leader, workshop and retreat facilitator, and teacher/trainer in the areas of Grief and Loss, Yoga and Meditation, Dreamwork, and Spiritual Growth.

Education: MA degree from Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA (1996)

License: Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Lic. # MFC37733 (Licensed in California)

Certifications: EMDR, Hypnotherapy

Additional Training: Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Dreamwork, Grief and End of Life,  Bio-Energetics

Professional Affiliations: CAMFT, EMDRIA

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