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Robert F. Shafer

Robert F. Shafer, PhD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Because each person is unique, there can be no set formula for helping people find solutions and pursue their goals. I focus on the particular circumstances presented, and help construct personalized goals by carefully and non-judgmentally attending to what is being presented.


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