The Bridge to Recovery- Santa Barbara
0000, Santa Barbara, California, 93108
The Bridge to Recovery specializes in programs designed to assist individuals and affected family members suffering from codependency, trauma, anxiety, anger issues, depression, obsessive thought patterns, compulsive behaviors and other negative behavior patterns.
- Relapse Prevention
- Christian Tradition
- Diverse Inclusive Program
TraumaTrauma and traumatic experiences result from highly stressful events that shatter a person’s sense of safety, security and serenity. In many cases, trauma renders one helpless and vulnerable or hardened and volatile in a world perceived as dangerous. In many cases, traumatic experiences entail a threat to life or overall well-being, but any situation that leaves a person feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but one’s interpretation of the event. The more anxious, panicky and paralyzed a person feels, the more likely the persona has been traumatized.
CodependencyOur program is designed for all members of the addictive family system (but not concurrently). Our groups consist of people with a wide array of negative behavior patterns, including substance issues, relationship problems, sexual compulsivity, eating/food issues, workaholism, perfectionism, control and caretaking, misery and martyrdom, rage and anger, and anxiety and depression. We apply twelve-step principles to all of these self-defeating, unmanageable habits.
Meet the Staff
- Terra Holbrook, MSW, LCSW, CADCClinical DirectorTerra is the Clinical Director for The Bridge Santa Barbara. Terra oversees the clinical team, including Clinicians, Counselors, Client Services, and Continuing Care Coordinator. She has been working in the addictions and mental health fields since 1993. Terra is specialized in the field of Sex, Love and Relationship Addiction.
- Mahnaz Anissian, Ph.D., LMFT;CounselorCertified Dance Movement Instructor Mahnaz Anissian, Ph.D. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She also has a second Masters degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. She has been working as a therapist/social worker with adults, children, and families through different organizations and psychiatric hospitals since 1993. Her specialty areas are working with relationship issues, trauma, depression, Co-dependency, and process addiction.