Terri Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I want you to have a better life. Maybe you're lonely or sad. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships. Together, we'll get to the root of your pain. We'll uncover the patterns and wounds that get in the way of having the life you want. My caring presence provides a place where you can revitalize your life and fill it with new meaning.
(831) 272-4975
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I want you to have a better life. Maybe you're lonely or sad. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships. Together, we'll get to the root of your pain. We'll uncover the patterns and wounds that get in the way of having the life you want. My caring presence provides a place where you can revitalize your life and fill it with new meaning.
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Maya Lev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
(831) 346-0492
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
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Caren Sage Smiley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work.
(831) 234-6043
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work.
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Philip Spradling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MSG Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
"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.
(626) 551-4236
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
"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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Penelope Rayas-Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I am offering Telehealth services due to COVID-19. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life. I don't accept insurance at this point.
(408) 872-8957
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I am offering Telehealth services due to COVID-19. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life. I don't accept insurance at this point.
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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
(831) 732-4009
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years. I am particularly interested in working with women regarding issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, overwhelm, boundaries, confidence, confusion, anger, guilt, grief, self-esteem, personal growth, change, family, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, adoption, and parenting.
(831) 429-6399
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years. I am particularly interested in working with women regarding issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, overwhelm, boundaries, confidence, confusion, anger, guilt, grief, self-esteem, personal growth, change, family, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, adoption, and parenting.
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Deanne Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. My name is Deanne Edwards and I’ve been honored to be in the helping field since 1994. I work to create an inviting, safe space for you to share your story, your pain, your strengths and your heart in hopes of finding a new and transformative experience through our work together. Looking for help takes courage and I will do my best to help you find a way through difficult times and support you to find your strength and healing. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what brings you here.
(951) 522-0880
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. My name is Deanne Edwards and I’ve been honored to be in the helping field since 1994. I work to create an inviting, safe space for you to share your story, your pain, your strengths and your heart in hopes of finding a new and transformative experience through our work together. Looking for help takes courage and I will do my best to help you find a way through difficult times and support you to find your strength and healing. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what brings you here.
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Chris Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety.
(831) 824-4924
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety.
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Anica Leon-Weil is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who graduated from San Francisco State University and has over 5 years of experience working with children, adults, elder adults, and families. She has worked in a wide variety of environments including school based, community supportive housing, and college mental health settings.
(628) 216-4994
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- Anica Leon-Weil is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who graduated from San Francisco State University and has over 5 years of experience working with children, adults, elder adults, and families. She has worked in a wide variety of environments including school based, community supportive housing, and college mental health settings.
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Julie Raudebaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been working in Santa Cruz County, as a therapist for 41 years. I have experience with people of all ages and the many issues with which they struggle. I am warm, compassionate, and committed to walking beside people and looking with them, for new perspectives. I help people focus on the current problem, setting goals for change while looking at past trauma that has shaped their lives.
(831) 777-3486
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been working in Santa Cruz County, as a therapist for 41 years. I have experience with people of all ages and the many issues with which they struggle. I am warm, compassionate, and committed to walking beside people and looking with them, for new perspectives. I help people focus on the current problem, setting goals for change while looking at past trauma that has shaped their lives.
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Zoe Gordhamer Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sliding scale and some pro bono sessions for front line workers. Video and phone are currently available. Feelings of anxiety and stress need support at this time. My approach is based on the belief that you are naturally intelligent and resourceful. Connect to strengths within you. The quality of your relationship with yourself and others leads to greater freedom, clarity, and peace. Free yourself from stress and conflict that so often occurs in relationships and work. Compassion, insight, and intuition represent my style. Building inner resources and tools to manage emotions improve professional and personal relationships.
(831) 208-2127
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sliding scale and some pro bono sessions for front line workers. Video and phone are currently available. Feelings of anxiety and stress need support at this time. My approach is based on the belief that you are naturally intelligent and resourceful. Connect to strengths within you. The quality of your relationship with yourself and others leads to greater freedom, clarity, and peace. Free yourself from stress and conflict that so often occurs in relationships and work. Compassion, insight, and intuition represent my style. Building inner resources and tools to manage emotions improve professional and personal relationships.
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Jodie Ross-Mordaunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
She works compassionately to build a relationship where struggles and vulnerabilities can safely come to the surface so that both acceptance and change are more likely.
(833) 531-0532
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
She works compassionately to build a relationship where struggles and vulnerabilities can safely come to the surface so that both acceptance and change are more likely.
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Malinda Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Being a therapist is my second career. My life experience includes a diverse business and personal history that adds to my depth of understanding and capacity as a therapist. I use a mix of modalities to address all aspects of you. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, PTSD/complex trauma, and life transitions. I have advanced training in mind/body interventions and specialize in eating disorder treatment and trauma informed care.
(831) 888-9112
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Being a therapist is my second career. My life experience includes a diverse business and personal history that adds to my depth of understanding and capacity as a therapist. I use a mix of modalities to address all aspects of you. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, PTSD/complex trauma, and life transitions. I have advanced training in mind/body interventions and specialize in eating disorder treatment and trauma informed care.
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Elaine Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
(831) 269-5047
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
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Shanowa M Simington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life.
(831) 621-5246
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life.
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Carolyn A Vitale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
(831) 275-7727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
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Erik Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
In my work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families I strive to create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of vitality, and work towards your personal goals. In my work, I have witnessed how life's challenges can create emotional scars that then consciously or unconscious run our lives. These scars can manifest as a variety of mental health and relational issues.
(831) 288-5528
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
In my work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families I strive to create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of vitality, and work towards your personal goals. In my work, I have witnessed how life's challenges can create emotional scars that then consciously or unconscious run our lives. These scars can manifest as a variety of mental health and relational issues.
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Helen Giffrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
These are turbulent times that place an extra burden on our mental health. In addition, perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and struggle to find enough time for yourself, or you're in the midst of a challenging life event or transition. You may be experiencing some symptoms that concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and put stress on our relationships. In my role as your witness and collaborator, I offer a comfortable and safe space for you to process, problem solve, and explore ways to re-connect with your own internal wisdom.
(708) 866-0357
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
These are turbulent times that place an extra burden on our mental health. In addition, perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and struggle to find enough time for yourself, or you're in the midst of a challenging life event or transition. You may be experiencing some symptoms that concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and put stress on our relationships. In my role as your witness and collaborator, I offer a comfortable and safe space for you to process, problem solve, and explore ways to re-connect with your own internal wisdom.
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Richard Linzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy to individual adults, couples, children, teen and families in the Santa Cruz area since 1970. I love helping people discover their inner strengths and figure out how to utilize those strengths to create a better life and relationships. I see my role as a combination of coach, mentor, cheerleader and midwife. I utilize a versatile, directive approach to therapy which is informed by several theories and modalities including Family Systems, CBT, Short-term behavioral therapy, Gestalt, Strength-based and Humanistic. Much of my practice deals with achieving personal goals, relationship issues and parent/lchild issues.
(831) 703-9617
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy to individual adults, couples, children, teen and families in the Santa Cruz area since 1970. I love helping people discover their inner strengths and figure out how to utilize those strengths to create a better life and relationships. I see my role as a combination of coach, mentor, cheerleader and midwife. I utilize a versatile, directive approach to therapy which is informed by several theories and modalities including Family Systems, CBT, Short-term behavioral therapy, Gestalt, Strength-based and Humanistic. Much of my practice deals with achieving personal goals, relationship issues and parent/lchild issues.

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