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Alia Griese
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Alia Griese

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Let's Connect (831) 228-4236
Perhaps you've come to believe that your whole self isn't welcome. Experiences of disconnect and conditionality might leave you feeling isolated and unseen. Maybe anxiety and shame have convinced you of an "other-ness" when these differences are, instead, essential clues into your own creativity and liberation. The right therapeutic relationship can allow for the retrieval of self and soul. I support individuals in developing meaningful insight into what may have been lost or left behind, honoring the fragmented pieces asking for reclamation. In the words of poet Paul Éluard, "there is another world, and it is in this one."
My approach engages theoretical perspectives of contemporary Jungian psychology and intergenerational trauma studies, integrating the weight of creative material, images and instincts in dreams, personal myths, and symbolism. I work to maintain a space of dignity and safety— honoring the unique instincts, identities, and wisdom that arrive with you.
My approach is relational, trauma-informed and non-pathologizing, seeking to re-mystify your personal myth with curiosity and warmth. A reframed relationship-to-self is possible. Please feel free to email me to see whether we may be a good fit.
Call or Alia Griese now for a free 15 minute consultation - (831) 228-4236

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 228-4236
Currently seeing clients remotely and in-person, depending on circumstances.
I specialize in Depression, Self Esteem and Relationship Issues 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (831) 228-4236

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 228-4236
Currently seeing clients remotely and in-person, depending on circumstances.
I specialize in Depression, Self Esteem and Relationship Issues 
$165 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $165
  • Couple Sessions $185
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Wire, Zelle

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Medi-Cal
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I am currently in-network for Medi-Cal, but am happy to provide a superbill (monthly statement) that you can submit to your PPO plan. Please reach out to see whether you might qualify for sliding scale pricing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
I am currently in-network for Medi-Cal, but am happy to provide a superbill (monthly statement) that you can submit to your PPO plan. Please reach out to see whether you might qualify for sliding scale pricing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 140256 Alia Griese
  • In Practice for 5 Years
  • Attended Pacifica Graduate Insitute, Masters in Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Depth Psychology, Graduated 2021
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My approach is trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, and depth-oriented (honoring imagination and instinct to practice an embodied experience of soul and psyche).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
My approach is trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, and depth-oriented (honoring imagination and instinct to practice an embodied experience of soul and psyche).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs
  • Peer Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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Many of my clients are highly sensitive, creative individuals working to more-consciously engage their inner world. Sometimes this arrives as a depression, an obsession, a conflict of identity. While I primarily work with adults at this time, I also have a history of supporting teenagers and neurodiverse children (and their parents) through systemic adversity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
Many of my clients are highly sensitive, creative individuals working to more-consciously engage their inner world. Sometimes this arrives as a depression, an obsession, a conflict of identity. While I primarily work with adults at this time, I also have a history of supporting teenagers and neurodiverse children (and their parents) through systemic adversity.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
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While I lean into many treatment theories (primarily existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic), my approach is built through the therapeutic relationship between myself and the client. This dynamic will inform the course of treatment, and can shift and evolve to accommodate growth and change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
While I lean into many treatment theories (primarily existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic), my approach is built through the therapeutic relationship between myself and the client. This dynamic will inform the course of treatment, and can shift and evolve to accommodate growth and change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 228-4236
"
Currently seeing clients remotely and in-person, depending on circumstances.
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"
Currently seeing clients remotely and in-person, depending on circumstances.
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 228-4236
Alia Griese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Last Modified: 9 Apr 2024