Ann Marie Speno

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

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Ann Marie Speno, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
(831) 272-4937 Website

Ann Marie Speno

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT


Location

412 Cedar Street
Suite C
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 272-4937

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Are you feeling consumed by self-consciousness, body hatred, and thoughts of food and weight? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of undereating and/or overeating, trying to live by rigid dietary rules? I want you to know that you are not alone. I specialize in treating eating and body image issues. I can help you to explore the emotions that underly your relationship to food and your body, enhance your awareness of the many ways our culture creates eating problems, and help you to locate healthier ways to cope with the stress of life.

I believe that cultural norms and pressures contribute to the creation of psychological problems. When we internalize unrealistic cultural ideals and expectations, it can leave us feeling inadequate and troubled. In contrast, beginning to identify and to live by our own values is immensely liberating and empowering.

Prior to becoming an Marriage and Family Therapist, I received a PhD in Literature. During my doctoral studies, I researched, taught and wrote about eating disorders. This academic background, combined with my counseling training, allows me to bring a compassionate and in-depth understanding to my work with clients.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: MFC 46230 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $100+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Location

412 Cedar Street
Suite C
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 272-4937

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Jun 2018
Ann Marie Speno, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Ann Marie Speno

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT