Parkford Counseling Associates

My private practice has expanded to include a second office with skilled therapy associates working under my supervision in either of our two locations on Mission Street, Santa Barbara. These registered associates are working in private practice as they finish up their hours towards licensure, and come highly recommended.   They have similar training and specialties as myself, along with a consistent therapeutic approach. These associates provide a sliding scale for therapy fees. You may call our general office phone number (805) 687-1674, or reach out to any of them directly.

Jennifer Rapp


I bring a straightforward style and a warm and collaborative approach to my work with individuals, couples and families. My goal is to help you build increased awareness and to develop tools to create a greater sense of connection and joy in your life, relationships and work. I draw from my experience with person-centered, psychodynamic, family therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy models of treatment.  My work with couples is influenced by my certification training in the RLT model - Relational Life Therapy, with Terry Real.   This approach to couples counseling is focused on creating movement and change in the relational patterns the couple has become stuck in, and helping them learn new, more emotionally intimate connections with each other.


I began my career as an elementary school teacher.  I have also spent time in the field of technology, where I built teams and managed product lines before working as a counselor at several local Santa Barbara counseling agencies.

Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #125748

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9674

(415) 218-9870


 Becca Gasperoni


My approach as a clinician is warm, collaborative, and person-centered.  I have experience and training in trauma, relationship challenges, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. My background in mindfulness-based, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral models of treatment have given me an excellent foundation for treating a variety of issues with my clients. 


 I'm trained in EMDR (Level 1 &2 ) an evidence-based approach for the treatment of trauma, and have also completed my training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  

I am also in the process of certification through RLT (Relational Life Therapy) with Terry Real, for my work with couples.


It takes a lot of courage to begin your therapy journey. If you’re ready to take this next step, please reach out to schedule a no-fee phone consultation to learn more about my approach and to see if we may be a good fit.  

Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #125748

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #32958


Kristine Gore


The gift of therapy is priceless and highly transformative. I have personal experience related to grief & loss, high conflict and toxic relationships, health scares, career challenges and changes, time’s-up movement, intergenerational trauma and raising young adults. My therapeutic journey was led by a skilled therapist, which in turn inspired me to help others.


I work with high school/college-aged students and adults with a focus on life transitions. My work uses a trauma-informed lens, and my belief is that we all experience(d) varying levels of trauma that play out in our day-to-day lives that create imbalances within us.

To navigate this imbalance, my approach is like that of a functional
medicine physician - focus on the mental mind, the physical body, and the inner self with the goal of all three working in harmony together. This technique incorporates empathic listening, somatic response analysis and reflective questioning that facilitates insight for the patient. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR.)

My previous clinical training includes working with individuals at UCSB
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and New Beginnings in Santa Barbara. In addition, I currently serve as the Life Skills Coordinator at New Beginnings where I work directly with community partners such as Transition House, Carp Connect, Johnson Court and Villa Majella to coordinate and build group therapy programs for Santa Barbara County. I also provide counseling through Student Health & Wellness at SBCC.

   Registered Associate Marriage Family Therapist #134330

  Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #12038

      (805) 451-8731     II