Sebastián Lebeau, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health
Bridge Clinic, Goleta Clinic
Mental health doesn’t happen in a vacuum. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I provide complex biopsychosocial evaluations, to help patients understand and resolve challenges that arise from the multifaceted interactions of physical and mental health, including the “social determinants of health” (physical/social environment, socioeconomic, social support, education, gender, and culture to name a few). After we identify the needs, I provide psychotherapy to patients suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, family and relationships challenges, etc. I consider it to be a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside a fellow community member during a challenging moment in their life. Seeing my patients grow and succeed is the greatest reward I could ever ask for.
Why SBNC? As a social worker, there are certain values that are just non negotiable. In the past 20 years I’ve worked for many organizations, from nonprofit and for-profit agencies, to hospitals, outpatient specialty clinics, governmental programs, and the school system, always looking for an institution that is committed to the social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. I can say that working at SBNC not only gave me that, but also the privilege of collaborating with the most dedicated and committed team of professionals; humans that really embrace and advocate for these values day in and day out. I love their commitment to integrating behavioral health and medicine as an inseparable aspect of human health and well-being.
My greatest passion is people. I love traveling and learning about other cultures; I’ve visited more than 30 countries and lived for a short time in many of them, particularly India and Malaysia. I enjoy reading about psychology, philosophy, science, and spirituality. I love the outdoors, hiking with friends, going to the beach, drinking “mate” and connecting with friends. As an Argentinean I still keep the passion for soccer and, while I’m not very good at tango, my wife and I are avid salsa dancers. I like playing guitar, and rolling around on the floor with my daughter.
English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
- BS in Psychology from University of Florida
- Masters in Social Work from Florida State University