Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships.
Bisexual
(831) 531-2727
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
Bisexual
(831) 350-6795
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
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Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
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.
Bisexual
(831) 272-4975
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Could you use some support? Feeling stuck? Confused? I love this work and it is an honor to work in this way. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA. Together, clients and I work to find relief, understanding, and emotional wellbeing.
Bisexual
(831) 400-5684
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Could you use some support? Feeling stuck? Confused? I love this work and it is an honor to work in this way. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA. Together, clients and I work to find relief, understanding, and emotional wellbeing.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAEd Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My commitment to all my clients is to provide empathy, compassion, and curiosity in order to support authentic expression of feelings and needs. The path towards authentic expression is unique to the individual depending on their background, their experience with therapy and their specific therapeutic goals and so I offer various therapeutic interventions to support authentic self expression and healing. I value both the exploration of one's past as well as here and now functioning through mindfulness practice. Using a holistic approach and focusing on the client's strengths and insights, the journey towards wholeness begins.
Bisexual
(831) 665-6770
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
My commitment to all my clients is to provide empathy, compassion, and curiosity in order to support authentic expression of feelings and needs. The path towards authentic expression is unique to the individual depending on their background, their experience with therapy and their specific therapeutic goals and so I offer various therapeutic interventions to support authentic self expression and healing. I value both the exploration of one's past as well as here and now functioning through mindfulness practice. Using a holistic approach and focusing on the client's strengths and insights, the journey towards wholeness begins.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
I believe one of the key components to therapy is providing a safe trusting environment where my clients feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and honestly. I incorporate and integrative approach to therapy utilizing various psychotherapeutic techniques to best match the unique needs of my clients. I'm currently working with Individuals, Children, Families and Teens. I also provide school consultation, parenting groups, and specialized treatment for trauma.
Bisexual
(831) 425-9955
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Bisexual
I believe one of the key components to therapy is providing a safe trusting environment where my clients feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and honestly. I incorporate and integrative approach to therapy utilizing various psychotherapeutic techniques to best match the unique needs of my clients. I'm currently working with Individuals, Children, Families and Teens. I also provide school consultation, parenting groups, and specialized treatment for trauma.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
Bisexual
(831) 205-0622
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hello. I have been a therapist for over 25 years and to this day I absolutely love meeting people, hearing their stories and helping them make peace with their past. I work to help people to increase their emotional health and become more effective in their current lives. I specialize in helping people with depression, anxiety and all types of food, weight and body image issues. I work primarily with adults and young adults. I also help parents to understand their kid's eating disorder and give them tools for dealing more effectively with their kids. [Please Note: I am out of the country and will be back in February 2021.]
Bisexual
(831) 665-6757
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
Hello. I have been a therapist for over 25 years and to this day I absolutely love meeting people, hearing their stories and helping them make peace with their past. I work to help people to increase their emotional health and become more effective in their current lives. I specialize in helping people with depression, anxiety and all types of food, weight and body image issues. I work primarily with adults and young adults. I also help parents to understand their kid's eating disorder and give them tools for dealing more effectively with their kids. [Please Note: I am out of the country and will be back in February 2021.]
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
Bisexual
(831) 245-1337
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Life! It's perplexing and mysterious. Challenging and full of unexpected turns. Our fast-paced world presents us with demands that stress our coping abilities and make even the simplest of things seem overwhelming. But life can also be full of contentment and connection. When we acknowledge and explore what is upsetting, we have the potential to expand self-awareness and create a circle of compassion for ourselves and others. This leads to discovering our innate strength and resilience so that we are able to move forward, navigating choices that support the life we want to live.
Bisexual
(831) 920-6914
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Life! It's perplexing and mysterious. Challenging and full of unexpected turns. Our fast-paced world presents us with demands that stress our coping abilities and make even the simplest of things seem overwhelming. But life can also be full of contentment and connection. When we acknowledge and explore what is upsetting, we have the potential to expand self-awareness and create a circle of compassion for ourselves and others. This leads to discovering our innate strength and resilience so that we are able to move forward, navigating choices that support the life we want to live.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We are all living through scary and intense times. Are you struggling with adjusting to life in-doors? Do you have children that are out of school, and you're not as calm and patient as your were before? Are your children overwhelmed and anxious/sad about missing their friends? Maybe you are worried about your community or the state of the world. Maybe you have always felt a little uneasy, but now it's unbearable. Let's get you the help you need.
Bisexual
(510) 454-8872
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
We are all living through scary and intense times. Are you struggling with adjusting to life in-doors? Do you have children that are out of school, and you're not as calm and patient as your were before? Are your children overwhelmed and anxious/sad about missing their friends? Maybe you are worried about your community or the state of the world. Maybe you have always felt a little uneasy, but now it's unbearable. Let's get you the help you need.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a compassionate, professional psychotherapist with an individualized way of treating each client. I believe each person has the strength inside themselves for change and healing. It is my role to identify your personal style and help you find the clarity you need to make necessary life changes. In doing so I utilize many theoretical approaches including; psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioral.
Bisexual
(831) 234-2010
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
I am a compassionate, professional psychotherapist with an individualized way of treating each client. I believe each person has the strength inside themselves for change and healing. It is my role to identify your personal style and help you find the clarity you need to make necessary life changes. In doing so I utilize many theoretical approaches including; psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioral.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.
Bisexual
(650) 864-8920
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Life is to enjoy and a little help can make the difference you never imagined possible. When we reach the tipping point in our lives it's hard to trust that talking to someone might help. But it can. I have more than twenty years experience helping individuals, couples, teens and families improve. Using principles and techniques of Energy Psychology, EMDR, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and my own multidimensional approach which takes into account mind, body and spirit, we can create the change you need.
Bisexual
(650) 669-8291
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
Life is to enjoy and a little help can make the difference you never imagined possible. When we reach the tipping point in our lives it's hard to trust that talking to someone might help. But it can. I have more than twenty years experience helping individuals, couples, teens and families improve. Using principles and techniques of Energy Psychology, EMDR, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and my own multidimensional approach which takes into account mind, body and spirit, we can create the change you need.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am not accepting new individuals at this time. I am accepting couples for therapy. A relationship is the most difficult act to maintain. I am comfortable with alternative types of relationships, as well as all people on the gender spectrum. We would be able to learn how to communicate in a way that brings you together and develops connection. I create a safe place for you to explore what you are feeling and experiencing.
Bisexual
(831) 777-4189
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
I am not accepting new individuals at this time. I am accepting couples for therapy. A relationship is the most difficult act to maintain. I am comfortable with alternative types of relationships, as well as all people on the gender spectrum. We would be able to learn how to communicate in a way that brings you together and develops connection. I create a safe place for you to explore what you are feeling and experiencing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
Bisexual
(831) 621-5246
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
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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Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in treating clients of all genders with attachment trauma, codependency and addiction, and mood disorders. I also have extensive experience supporting adolescents as they transition into adulthood. Initially, clients may or may not yet have language for what is going on. It may be more like a constellation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that seem increasingly unsustainable. Isolation and shame often. Whether or not we arrive at a diagnosis, finding the words and reckoning honestly and compassionately with the pain is a large part of the healing work.
Bisexual
(831) 273-2783
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
I specialize in treating clients of all genders with attachment trauma, codependency and addiction, and mood disorders. I also have extensive experience supporting adolescents as they transition into adulthood. Initially, clients may or may not yet have language for what is going on. It may be more like a constellation of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that seem increasingly unsustainable. Isolation and shame often. Whether or not we arrive at a diagnosis, finding the words and reckoning honestly and compassionately with the pain is a large part of the healing work.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
Bisexual
(831) 256-3271
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Bisexual
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Bisexual
(408) 872-8957
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in couples therapy and supporting women. In my work with women I help create space where you can freely give yourself permission to be where you are and offer love and kindness to yourself. I will support you to step into a place of deeper authenticity and strength. Old patterns of thinking or ways of viewing the world may no longer be serving you but you can choose to hold space for what serves and say no thank you to what does not. In my couples work I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Bisexual
(626) 774-7548
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Bisexual
I specialize in couples therapy and supporting women. In my work with women I help create space where you can freely give yourself permission to be where you are and offer love and kindness to yourself. I will support you to step into a place of deeper authenticity and strength. Old patterns of thinking or ways of viewing the world may no longer be serving you but you can choose to hold space for what serves and say no thank you to what does not. In my couples work I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

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Bisexual Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are bisexual themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being bisexual in Santa Cruz. They help with bisexual couples in bisexual relationships, bisexuality Therapy and bisexual issues that affect the individuality of a bisexual life or lifestyle.

If you're bisexual or are looking for help with bisexual issues in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz bisexual therapist these professionals provide bisexual counseling and bisexual-friendly care. They include bisexual friendly therapists in Santa Cruz plus Santa Cruz bisexual therapists, bisexual psychologists and bisexual counselors.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Cruz. 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.