Gloria Arenson - Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselor/Therapist, Hypnotherapist - Santa Barbara, CA
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Gloria Arenson (DCEP,EFT-ADV,MFT,MS)

Marriage and Family Therapist

Hi! I'm Gloria Arenson, Marriage Family Therapist and Diplomate in Energy Psychology. You may have seen me on national TV with Montel Williams, Liza Gibbons or Gary Collins as guest expert discussing the problems of Compulsive Eaters, Spenders and others with addictive habits that were ruining their lives. You or a loved one may be devastated by the way that compulsions can destroy romantic relationships and bring financial ruin.

Psychological counseling is like detective work. I am devoted to helping you eliminate your false beliefs, enabling you to get to the heart of your problems and transform them rapidly.

I want to teach you how to use a rapid and effective new energy modality, EFT Tapping, a simple acupressure method that will help you successfully free yourself from eating disorders, compulsive spending, anxiety, fears, depression, PTSD, panic disorder, procrastination low self esteem and relationship problems. My book Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing contains do-it-yourself instructions for success.

If you are seeking lasting love in a relationship you will discover that I have not just studied human behavior, I have also experienced the pain of loss and divorce. I know that it is possible to find your soul mate and have been with mine for over 25 years!

These life experiences led me to write a unique workbook, Grownup Love: Getting It and Keeping It, for those who are tired of being losers in love. I have also created an even more rapid way to use Mindfulness with Imagery that I call The Phoenix Effect Process. PEP is a no-talk therapy that heals relationships magically and restores romance.

My passion is to share what I know through my books: the award winning Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing, Desserts is Stressed Spelled Backwards, How To Stop Playing The Weighting Game, Born To Spend: Overcoming Compulsive Spending, EFT For Procrastination, EFT Tapping: 64 Quick & Easy Tips, Grownup Love: Getting It and Keeping It, Freedom At Your Fingertips and The Phoenix Effect Process.

Get a copy of my latest FREE eBook "Creating Happiness" now.

Take advantage of a FREE 15 minute consult with me. Instructions are on my website at

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Looking back over the course of my life I realize that ever since childhood I was someone who was able to help another in times of trouble. When I was in the 5th grade my teacher asked to console my classmate Barbara when her father died. Barbara and I were close friends and often played together after school. As10 year old I had no idea that I had that ability.

I did not seek to learn about psychology as much as live from a place of empathy. A great deal of my know-how comes from my experiences as a parent, pre-school and elementary school teacher, Sponsor in 12 Step programs, and later as a teacher of adults.

When I finally began to practice as a licensed therapist I was able to view counseling as a form of teaching. Perhaps it is because I am a Gemini that I have instiable curiosity and love learning new things. I have studied numerous psychotherapy methods and  enjoy teaching my clients how to help themselves. 

One of my greatest joys has been discovering that I can also teach through writing what I know about why people do what they do and how they can heal themselves with love. I am very fortunate to be able to live my passion.

One of my proudest moments was when I bumped into a woman in the bank who told me that as a result of learning about these self help methods she was able to gain the courage to enroll in Law School. She thanked me for changing her life.  

Gloria Arenson

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Time in Practice:

25 years +

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Expiration 1/31/15
Number MFC 15071

Articles by Gloria Arenson

Not Sure What To Do? Ask A Pendulum!

The answer is there — you just need to find it.


This Simple Exercise Can Help You Overcome Trauma

You don't have to live with the tension forever.


5 Easy Ways To Make Your Relationship A Heck Of A Lot Better

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference.


This School Year, Get An A+ In Sex Ed

Do you know as much about sex as you think you do?

Before & After Diet

How To Be A Winner At Losing Weight

Do you lose weight but can't keep it off? Find out how you sabotage your success and be a winner now

Check Out My New Book
EFT Tapping: 64 Quick & Easy Tips
EFT Tapping is a rapidly growing phenomenon ...
By Gloria Arenson
EFT for Procrastination (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Break free from the guilt and shame of not ...
By Gloria Arenson
Five Simple Steps to Emotional Healing: The Last Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need
Tap Your Troubles Away It's that simple. ...
By Gloria Arenson
How to Stop Playing the Weighting Game
This easy to read and useful book is loaded ...
By Gloria Arenson
Born To Spend (New Edition)
Gloria Arenson, recognized expert in this ...
By Gloria Arenson
Desserts Is Stressed Spelled Backwards: Overcoming and Controlling Compulsive Eating and Bulimia
Break free of the bondage of compulsive eating ...
By Gloria Arenson
Grownup Love: Getting It and Keeping It
Psychotherapist Gloria Arenson reveals the ...
By Gloria Arenson

Gloria Arenson

All Specialties

Addiction, Aging & Geriatric Issues, Anxiety Issues, Career, Chronic Pain/Disability or Illness, Codependency, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Diabetes, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Energy Psychology, Financial Stress, Forgiveness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Internet Addiction, Life Management, Marriage, Midlife Crisis, Parenting, Phobias/OCD, Self-Esteem, Sex Addiction, Stress Management, Time Management, Weightloss/ Management, Wellness, Worry