Annabelle Niebel Drda

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Annabelle Niebel Drda

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 732-4009
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About

As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities.
I specialize in mindfulness based psychotherapy, as well as somatic (body-based awareness) psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy. I work with clients on anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, parenting, self-care, compulsion/addiction issues, identity/sexuality, PTSD, eating disorders, body image issues, self esteem and many other life challenges.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Medicaid
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: California / 104340
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 732-4009
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 732-4009
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: German
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Annabelle Niebel Drda

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT