Michael I. Beiley, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology with a child and family specialty from California School of Professional Psychology in 1981. He obtained his Psychology license in the State of California (PSY7928) in 1983. After working as the Consulting Psychologist for 5 years for an Adolescent Residential Treatment Program for the Santa Barbara Mental Health, Dr. Beiley opened a general clinical practice of Psychology in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in Santa Barbara in 1983. In 1990 Dr. Beiley founded and directed the Anxiety and Panic Disorders Clinic of Santa Barbara. Since that time, Dr. Beiley has restricted his clinical practice to the evaluation and treatment of Anxiety Disorders with a sub-specialty in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OC Spectrum Disorders. He has been a Professional member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, and is a past-President and is a current member of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association . He has been an Adjunct Faculty at the University of California Extension, Santa Barbara teaching courses in Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety Disorders in Children and Attention Deficit Disorder.
Danny Zamir, Psy.D. attained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Portland, OR in 2012. He obtained his psychology license in California in 2013 (PSY25871) after completing training at UCLA and UCSD in CBT, behavioral health, and mindfulness-based approaches to mental health. Dr. Zamir specializes in working with individuals who are dealing with symptoms of anxiety, panic, PTSD, OCD, phobias, and social anxiety. His approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives.
Sara Firestone, LMFT is the newest addition to the Anxiety and Panic Disorders Clinic. She uses a psychodynamic and attachment lens when working with clients to develop a deeper understanding of why they feel the way they do and offers new strategies for better coping within their lives today. She also integrates additional therapeutic approaches as appropriate for each client including CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness techniques.
She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families, including parents experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. She also has experience supporting clients after sexual assault or abuse. She is a certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor, and has received training in EMDR Therapy and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health.