Ivan Chan, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara
If you are in the grips of anxiety, troubled relationships, grief, or other issues that threaten to overwhelm your ability to function or be happy in your life, I look forward to working with you in a safe and non-judgmental way. I use a collaborative approach and actively seek your feedback to provide you with therapy that matches your needs and respects your goals.
I look for the best in my clients and partner this with my skills to develop satisfying solutions and tools. I'm a listening and talking therapist who does not believe that therapy has to be torturous to be effective.
I was born in the U.S. (1972) to Chinese parents, and grew up looking at the world through various perspectives and valuing diversity. I work with people of all ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs. I have survived my own losses, depression, and anxiety to know that a better life is possible.
Call or Email Ivan Chan for a free phone consultation now - (805) 623-4364


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: MFC 82584 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief


  • Communication
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: ASL, Mandarin


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • CDOI
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Feedback Informed Treatment
  • Humanistic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017
Ivan Chan, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara

Ivan Chan

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT