Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Engagement, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Marriage, Relationships



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Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter

About Eva Van Prooyen

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and maintain a general private practice in Santa Barbara providing psychotherapy for couples, adults, adolescents and groups. I specialize in couple therapy and the treatment of co-dependency, addiction, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, and relationships. 

I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. During my formal education, I completed a two-year internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital’s inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment center, running group therapy, individual and family therapy, and education groups for residents and family members.

In addition, I was trained in child, adolescent, and family therapy working with Family Service Agency in their counseling clinic and school-based counseling programs. I have also taught classes in dual diagnosis and Motivational Interviewing at Santa Barbara City College and wrote the dual diagnosis psychoeducation treatment plan for Recovery Road Medical Center. 

I am honored to be a Certified PACT Couple Therapist (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) and a speaker and presenter on the topics of addiction, codependency, relationships, and how to be an informed consumer of therapy, helping audiences and guests alike to understand the complexities, wonders and strengths of the human condition. If you are interested in having me speak to your group, please contact me - through YourTango. I welcome media inquiries for consultation regarding issues of a psychological nature.

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