Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhDc Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You're not sure why, but you find yourself feeling anxious and empty when you wake up in the morning. As a young adult in your 20's or 30's, your life looks pretty good on paper. But something is missing. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(628) 240-0926
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
You're not sure why, but you find yourself feeling anxious and empty when you wake up in the morning. As a young adult in your 20's or 30's, your life looks pretty good on paper. But something is missing. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, Coach Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 703-8969
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 298-5823
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 777-6217
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I would like to celebrate you on your path! You may be considering therapy for various reason. Whether obvious or obscure you most likely have a clear sense of wanting to feel better. You may even be hopeful about experiencing more joy in your life. To assist you in your process; I will do my best to support your comfort in disclosure, faith in the discovery process and acknowledgment of new insight and perspectives. I will also help build your experiential awareness and vocabulary. Together psychotherapy can foster in you a more positive outlook, fulfilling relationships and an embodied sense of vitality in your life!
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(408) 560-4034
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I would like to celebrate you on your path! You may be considering therapy for various reason. Whether obvious or obscure you most likely have a clear sense of wanting to feel better. You may even be hopeful about experiencing more joy in your life. To assist you in your process; I will do my best to support your comfort in disclosure, faith in the discovery process and acknowledgment of new insight and perspectives. I will also help build your experiential awareness and vocabulary. Together psychotherapy can foster in you a more positive outlook, fulfilling relationships and an embodied sense of vitality in your life!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, SAP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 269-5095
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 406-5946
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 531-4226
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
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MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Having relationship issues? I am here to help! I am Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Certified. Let me evaluate your communication and share effective tools that will help your relationship to thrive!
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(415) 702-2489
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Having relationship issues? I am here to help! I am Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Certified. Let me evaluate your communication and share effective tools that will help your relationship to thrive!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MBA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 359-4728
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 777-2035
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MSG Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is." - There is great benefit to be found from tuning into your heart and mind. What are these voices saying to you? Do you sense a disconnect between your desires in life and the person you present to others? Are you a spiritual person but you don't find this impacts your daily life? It is my aim to create a safe and welcoming space where one feels known and accepted just as they are. When one feels accepted, one is able to share more and more of their journey, including the painful parts. Feeling deeply heard & understood is a starting point toward transformation.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(626) 551-4236
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is." - There is great benefit to be found from tuning into your heart and mind. What are these voices saying to you? Do you sense a disconnect between your desires in life and the person you present to others? Are you a spiritual person but you don't find this impacts your daily life? It is my aim to create a safe and welcoming space where one feels known and accepted just as they are. When one feels accepted, one is able to share more and more of their journey, including the painful parts. Feeling deeply heard & understood is a starting point toward transformation.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 291-3074
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT, BS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(669) 203-2815
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Therapists
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a Santa Cruz adolescent therapist these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent therapists in Santa Cruz, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

Santa Cruz teen Therapists also provide help for troubled teens in Santa Cruz or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, Santa Cruz therapists can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And therapists in Santa Cruz can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Cruz are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Cruz

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Cruz you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Cruz and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Cruz or family therapy in Santa Cruz.