Iliana Gelles (she/her)

Accepting Clients

As a EMDR therapist, I believe in healing the root cause of your difficulties to help you achieve lasting results.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA

About My Clients

You worried about your relationships that it’s now hard to focus on other aspects in your life. You may be fed up with having the same fights over and over, feeling overwhelmed or lonely, and feeling insecure. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for a change. You’re ready to understand and manage your emotions. You’re ready to feel confident. Most of all, you’re ready to feel more connected and in control in your relationships.

My Background and Approach

Clients come to me ready to dive at a deeper level, because therapy should be a place where you feel safe and challenged at the same time. Sessions with me are more than talking, we incorporate your mind and body. Together, we will create awareness of the patterns and beliefs that cause problems in your relationships. And we always go at your own pace. Using an approach based on the latest neuroscience and trauma research, I tailor my interventions based on the unique needs of each client. This is not about teaching “communication” or “coping” skills, which you may have already tried. Rather, by going to the root causes of your issues, my approach heals from the inside out and provides a lasting impact on your relationships and life. My clinical training is on Somatic Therapy and Attachment EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing). Research has proven these anxiety treatment methods to be highly effective to help clients.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As an experienced attachment EMDR therapist, I believe that healing the root causes of your issues can help you achieve lasting results. You don’t have to continue feeling misunderstood or disconnected, and you don’t have to do it alone. Schedule a free consultation where we can meet via video to discuss your needs. I can’t wait to hear from you!

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: Español
  • Rate: $180 - 230/session


805-430-4277 Email Iliana
924 Anacapa St Suite 2-I
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1693 Mission Drive Suite 201B
Solvang, CA 93463

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