Steffanie Tinsley


Clinical Psychology; Palo Alto University

Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center

Hi and welcome to CAPS! Choosing to open up about your feelings and concerns in therapy can be hard but may also be very transformative and rewarding. As a psychologist that has worked with trauma survivors for over a decade, it is extremely important to me to co-create a therapy space that is collaborative and feels safe, non-judgmental, and warm. I have a focused passion and expertise in treating survivors of interpersonal violence and traumatic bereavement (grief), as well as working with LGBTQIA+, Veterans, and Jewish individuals. I utilize a trauma-informed, culturally responsive approach to treatment that incorporates a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) framework with an emphasis on client strengths, resiliency, and a strong therapeutic relationship. I see therapy as a truly supportive space where clients are invited to be their authentic selves and process their emotions in hopes of creating change and a better understanding of who they are. When I’m not working, I love the beach, exploring the Santa Barbara area, hiking, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.

Office location: Isla Vista Gaucho Support Center