Dr. Rachel B. Aarons, Ph.D

(she, hers, her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been a psychotherapist for over 40 years and am currently specialized in trauma therapy using EMDR and a new methodology I have developed called the Early Trauma Protocol: Healing Trauma From the Roots Up. I am offering practicum trainings and workships in this area.

Education & Experience

EMDR Certification 2004 LCSW 1997 PhD 1971 M.S.W. 1976 Graduate, Gestalt Institute Faculty Training Program 1976

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Coalition Against Gun Violence ADL Democratic Women Women's Political Committee Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English