The Bridge to Recovery- Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93108
8778668661 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

The Bridge to Recovery specializes in programs designed to assist individuals and affected family members suffering from codependency, trauma, anxiety, anger issues, depression, obsessive thought patterns, compulsive behaviors and other negative behavior patterns.

The Bridge to Recovery- Santa Barbara Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

Areas of Focus

Trauma and traumatic experiences result from highly stressful events that shatter a person’s sense of safety, security and serenity. In many cases, trauma renders one helpless and vulnerable or hardened and volatile in a world perceived as dangerous. In many cases, traumatic experiences entail a threat to life or overall well-being, but any situation that leaves a person feeling overwhelmed and alone can be traumatic, even if it doesn’t involve physical harm. It’s not the objective facts that determine whether an event is traumatic, but one’s interpretation of the event. The more anxious, panicky and paralyzed a person feels, the more likely the persona has been traumatized.


Our program is designed for all members of the addictive family system (but not concurrently). Our groups consist of people with a wide array of negative behavior patterns, including substance issues, relationship problems, sexual compulsivity, eating/food issues, workaholism, perfectionism, control and caretaking, misery and martyrdom, rage and anger, and anxiety and depression. We apply twelve-step principles to all of these self-defeating, unmanageable habits.

Key Staff Members
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    John Bair - Property Manager

    John has worked on the Santa Barbara property for over 34 years, has planted all the landscaped areas, created the organic garden area and knows every inch of the 160 acre property. He has a daughter just finishing up her studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara and has a son in Junior High. John has been married to Alicia for 32 years and loves to surf and paddle board in the beautiful Santa Barbara waters that can be seen from our campus at The Bridge Santa Barbara.

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    Cate “Cash” Ashby, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC - Counselor

    Cate "Cash" Ashby is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at The Bridge Santa Barbara. She received her BA in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Masters of Education in Community Counseling from The College of Santa Fe. Cash, prior being a therapist at The Bridge, has worked as an interventionist using a family systems approach and has a passion for working with individuals and families impacted by addiction, codependency and trauma.