Jackie Kurta, PSYD, LMFT | she.her.hers
Jacqueline Kurta, PsyD, the Director of the UCSB Alcohol and Drug Program, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and received her Doctor of Psychology degree (PsyD) in Marriage and Family Therapy from Ryokan College in Los Angeles. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara and received a B.A. in English from Tufts University in Boston.
Originally from New York City, Jackie and her family relocated to Los Angeles in 1987 and they have made Santa Barbara their home since 2000. In addition to her work at UCSB, Jackie currently serves as Clinical Supervisor for Casa Serena, a Women’s Residential Recovery Program in Santa Barbara and serves as Adjunct Faculty for Antioch-Santa Barbara. Jackie serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for New Beginnings Counseling Center, a community agency in Santa Barbara serving the most vulnerable populations. She served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in a variety of capacities and volunteers with a number of local disaster relief agencies.
Over the years, Jackie has also offered her services to valuable Santa Barbara community organizations, including Domestic Violence Solutions of Santa Barbara County, Family Court Mediation Program of Santa Barbara County, the American Red Cross of SB County, Transition House, and the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Her additional interests include travel, skiing, cycling, hiking and joining her family and friends in enjoying all that Santa Barbara has to offer.