About Wendy Allen, Ph.D, LMFT



 I have been a psychotherapist in Santa Barbara for over 30 years. Psychotherapy is one of the professions that gets better with age and experience, so the older I get, the better I get as a therapist. At this point I’m really good!

Therapy is a deep combination of art, craft, and science. Together, my clients and I are creative, open, and very practical. Counseling with me with me can last three sessions, three months, or more, depending on what you want and need. I now use the most cutting-edge couples model—Relational Life Therapy.

https://www.terryreal.com/ (See resource page).

I have always been struck by the beauty and elegance of marriage counseling when it’s done correctly. It truly is a separate breed from family therapy. I have been trained by some of the best in the world and have built my own couples therapy model based upon everything I know that works and everything I’ve experienced in and out of the office.

Coaching has required that I go through extra and specific trainings, I have combined the two disciplines into therapeutic coaching.

Therapy is about the past and present, coaching about the present and the future. So, in this therapeutic coaching model, we stay in the present. The therapy is about the interventions I make with each of you individually and in your interactions. The coaching is about all the new skills I have to teach to reach and sustain your marriage goals.

I also work remotely with clients through ZOOM or SKYPE.


"Wendy Allen helped save our marriage. She does Marriage Therapy differently from any other counselor we’ve seen.”

– B.&S, Ojai

"I thought my partner and I were heading for divorce. We had tried everything. Wendy’s unique approach taught us things we had never known.”

– J&T, Santa Barbara