Dr. Michael Vogel, Ph.D.


Education & Experience

I have a master's degree in counseling psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology. I am a retired combat veteran who has personally gone from survivor to success and is intimately knowledgeable about the healing process for those suffering from combat-related injury and trauma. I have also worked extensively in education and therapy with Holocaust Survivors, as well as their children. I am currently doing research in conjunction with the Veterans Administration on Post Traumatic Stress/Complex Trauma in combat veterans.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of CAMFT and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. I have two special needs children and have volunteered extensively with local developmental, intellectual, and Autistic groups in the greater Santa Barbara Area. I have also lectured to various service organizations on PTSD. I also devote some of my practice to At Ease International (for treatment of first responders and their families)and The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, CA.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

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