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Lisa Conn Akoni, Santa Barbara Therapist-Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Teen Counselor, Individual Therapist

"Nothing changes if...

Nothing changes."

Lisa Conn Akoni

MA., Marriage & Family Therapist

Santa Barbara Couples, Relationship, Trauma & Teen Counselor

Even the strongest of us need support sometimes


Lets face it, life can be challenging, painful and unpredictable. With the right tools, insight and a little courage, you can get through almost anything...and learn to do it well with practice!


  • True change and growth requires a willingness to take risks

  • Resiliency and self-trust are strengthened by facing and moving through adversity.

  • You can’t truly “know” what you're capable of until you try...

  • And if you don't try, nothing will change

ASKING FOR HELP CAN BE HARD...but you’ve already taken some steps by being here!


Just one more step and we can set up a free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.


I’m therapy BS!


For additional flexibility, access, and in the moment needs, I provide virtual counseling and online therapy. In a 21st-century digital world, online therapy is becoming the "new normal" when it comes to couples counseling, family therapy, and individual therapy. The great thing about online therapy is that it allows for more flexible and in the moment scheduling options. Online Therapy Works! A meta-analysis of several studies which included thousands of clients comparing in person and online therapy sessions revealed that both were equally helpful.

Even if I'm not your person, I'm happy to refer you to someone who might be a better fit...nothing to lose!

BIO & OTHER STUFF:  I have over over 25 years of experience in the mental heath field as an Educator, Trainer, Grant Writer, Program Developer, Clinical Supervisor, Consultant, Counselor and Therapist.


I was the former Supervisor and Program Developer for the RISE Project (Resiliency Interventions for Sexual Exploitation) with Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness.


My academic training and expertise are in Clinical Psychology with specializations in Couples, Marriage Counseling, Infidelity, Relationship Issues, Family Therapy, Divorce, Personality Disorders, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Gender-Specific Counseling, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Sexual Exploitation, Teens, Juvenile Justice & Clinical Supervision.

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Creative Counseling & Consulting

Lisa Conn Akoni, MA, MFT

Santa Barbara Marriage & Family Therapist

Clinical Program Developer, Consultant,

Trainer & Supervisor

(805) 714-4055

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