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Counseling Center

PathPoint offers confidential individual and couples counseling to help you throughout the many stages of your life. Our licensed therapists and supervised associates provide services that are individualized, client-centered, and strength-based. We contract with CenCal Medi-Cal Insurance and accept referrals from The Holman Group and private pay. Our rate for private pay is $70 per counseling session.

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PathPoint Counseling Center
315 W. Haley Street, Suite 102  Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 963-1086

 

Counseling Center Staff

Jennifer Newbold

Jennifer Newbold

Executive Director of Behavioral Health, MA, LMFT 34983

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Jennifer Newbold is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has been with PathPoint since 1986. As Vice-President, she oversees PathPoint’s Behavioral Health Division services, including all Marriage and Family Therapist Interns (MFTI).  Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. During her tenure at PathPoint, she has lent her leadership and clinical expertise to a variety of programs including more recently, Residential Support Services, the Life Skills Center, Paths to Recovery, and finally the Counseling Center which opened in fall 2015.

Jennifer is deeply committed to helping those who have found themselves marginalized by society, whether it is due to mental illness, life circumstance, or sexual orientation. Jennifer and her team adhere to two philosophies. The first is hope - recovery is possible. You can have the life you want. The second is empowerment. You, the client, are in control of your life. You are meaningful and important. Every person should be respected and valued for what they have to offer. She believes in focusing on all aspects of meaning instead of segmenting them. The absence of one characteristic does not mean a life is empty.  Everyone has the ability to live a whole life, even if awaiting fulfillment.

Catherine Kogketsidou-Sousa

Catherine Kogketsidou-Sousa

MA, LMFT 115484

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Catherine Kogketsidou-Sousa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holding both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the field of education as well as a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Catherine joined PathPoint in 2016 with nearly a decade of experience working in education with children from preschoolers through adolescents. During her time working for CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation), she provided individual and group therapy to children and families who had experienced emotional, physical, or sexual trauma and helped them overcome their emotional challenges and find their strength. Additionally, she worked in group homes with adolescents who were in the foster care system, where she gained experience dealing with crisis situations and helping youth meet their goals and build a brighter future for themselves.

As a Psychotherapist and Lead Case Manager, Catherine has experience working with individuals facing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, among others. Catherine has an eclectic approach and has experience using modalities such as Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy. Being an immigrant herself and having worked extensively with different minority groups, she is aware of the impact culture and diversity of any form can have on a person’s life. She speaks fluent Greek. Catherine’s strong belief is that clients are experts of their own lives and therapy is a collaboration between the clinician and the client. She wants to see the world through her clients’ perspectives and help them find hope, strength, faith and meaning in their life.

Lauren Hawksworth

Lauren Hawksworth

MA, LMFT 52294

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Lauren Hawksworth has over thirty years of experience in the mental health field. Her background includes working with developmentally disabled children at St. Vincent’s and Seton School both as a psychotherapist and a residential instructor. She furthered her experience doing therapy with children while employed as a home school liaison in the City of Santa Barbara’s elementary schools. Later her experience with families and children was broadened through an internship as a bilingual therapist for the Isla Vista Youth Projects. She has provided services in licensed residential programs including Devereux, where she directly impacted those with individuals with developmental disabilities. Lauren joined our team over ten years ago. She first began working at PathPoint’s program at Casa Del Mural, where she provided services to individuals with moderate to severe mental illnesses. For the past seven years, Lauren has been Case Manager for PathPoint’s Paths to Recovery program where she partners with individuals experiencing chronic mental illnesses.  

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Lauren truly believes in the therapeutic power to influence change in a person’s life. Her primary emphasis in treatment is to encourage self-nurturance and self-care on the part of the client. With that goal in mind, she encourages her clients to seek out activities and relationships that are rewarding to them. Emphasis on the positive is key, as are recognition and appreciation. Her experiences with the disabled and with children has taught her to see beyond the conscious verbal level and incorporate creative approaches.

Micah Friedlander

Micah Friedlander

AMFT 124692, APCC 9360

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Micah is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor working toward dual licensure. Micah believes our subjective experience does not happen in a vacuum. We all influence and are influenced by myriad factors including our relationships, society, and the ways in which we cope. This systemic viewpoint is reflected in Micah’s educational background and how he conceptualizes therapeutic work. Micah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Before joining PathPoint, he worked in residential programs supporting individuals diagnosed with moderate to severe mental illness and individuals who were formally unhoused.

As a psychotherapist, Micah has experience working with individuals facing substance use issues, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Micah uses a person-centered collaborative approach and is informed by modalities such as Attachment Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Micah believes a safe and affirming therapeutic environment leads to growth and empowerment outside of the therapy room.

Keely Paola Carey

Keely Paola Carey

MA, LMFT 123735

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Keely Paola Carey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), holding both a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology as well as a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Keely returned to PathPoint in 2020 after moving to Hawaii for 4 years to continue her passion for helping people, working as a Therapist at a non-profit organization and High School Counselor at various schools in Honolulu, HI. Prior to moving to Hawaii, she worked at PathPoint for 5 years which started her career and passion for helping others. It was at PathPoint that she gained experience working with formerly homeless individuals in a residential setting, providing individual and group therapy to adults to help them to reach their goals and remain living independently. During her time working in Hawaii, she worked with children and families who were removed from the home and seeking reunification as well as provided counseling to adolescents and teenagers in a school setting. In addition to receiving her MFT license in California, she holds her MFT License in the State of Hawaii, where she continues to practice privately.

As a Psychotherapist, Keely has experience working with individuals facing anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia, among others. Keely takes a Humanistic approach in therapy and has experience using modalities such as Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Exposure Therapy. Keely takes a collaborative, compassionate, non-judgmental approach to empower clients to recognize and utilize their strengths as a means of moving through sadness, anxiety, and fear. She believes that clients have the strength within them to make changes and sees therapy as a means to help guide them to move through life’s challenges. The heart of Keely’s work is helping young people and adults who are ready to restore healing, peace, and balance to their lives, especially helping young adults and new parents navigate the challenging roles and expectations of life changes.

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