Erin Liana Johnson
MA, APCC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Do your sensitivities to the world and relationships sometimes feel like more of a burden than a blessing? Are curious about exploring the parts of yourself that are hard to describe or find the right words for? Do you want to get into better relationship with yourself and your body? Do you feel drawn to alternative philosophies of healing? Maybe you are experiencing a difficult life transition or wrestling with pain, fear, or despair. Perhaps you want to explore parts of yourself that have previously been held silent by anxieties or conditioning. If so, I would be a great fit for you!
(831) 215-4138
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Do your sensitivities to the world and relationships sometimes feel like more of a burden than a blessing? Are curious about exploring the parts of yourself that are hard to describe or find the right words for? Do you want to get into better relationship with yourself and your body? Do you feel drawn to alternative philosophies of healing? Maybe you are experiencing a difficult life transition or wrestling with pain, fear, or despair. Perhaps you want to explore parts of yourself that have previously been held silent by anxieties or conditioning. If so, I would be a great fit for you!
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Mara Alverson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work with couples who want to create a "divorce-proof" relationship. Whether there have been affairs, chronic communication failures, lack of sexual desire, COVID stress, or inability to feel each other on a deep emotional level, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy's scientifically validated tools to de-stress your relationship and to help bring you back to the love with which you began your life together.
(831) 215-3719
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work with couples who want to create a "divorce-proof" relationship. Whether there have been affairs, chronic communication failures, lack of sexual desire, COVID stress, or inability to feel each other on a deep emotional level, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy's scientifically validated tools to de-stress your relationship and to help bring you back to the love with which you began your life together.
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Erin Williams-McNish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Not accepting new clients
I hold the belief that humans possess the resiliency to return to their grounded internal place of peace. Each person has the inherent ability to explore and find their individual tools for healing. I will gently and safely guide you through life's discord and back to your place of peace.
(831) 216-7972
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Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Not accepting new clients
I hold the belief that humans possess the resiliency to return to their grounded internal place of peace. Each person has the inherent ability to explore and find their individual tools for healing. I will gently and safely guide you through life's discord and back to your place of peace.
Annette Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
NEW! 10 WEEK HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP ZOOM CLASS - RELATIONSHIP AS A REFUGE FROM LIFE. Three free intro nights: Sunday, Dec. 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm - join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84239125283 Sunday, Dec. 19th from 6pm to 7:30pm - join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82143397603 Tuesday, Dec. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81314694141. More details on my website. Class begins Wednesday, January 5th, from 6:30pm to 8pm Continues every Wednesday for 10 weeks See intro video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBi2tmxQunQ&t=5s
(831) 215-2474
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
NEW! 10 WEEK HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP ZOOM CLASS - RELATIONSHIP AS A REFUGE FROM LIFE. Three free intro nights: Sunday, Dec. 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm - join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84239125283 Sunday, Dec. 19th from 6pm to 7:30pm - join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82143397603 Tuesday, Dec. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. join at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81314694141. More details on my website. Class begins Wednesday, January 5th, from 6:30pm to 8pm Continues every Wednesday for 10 weeks See intro video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBi2tmxQunQ&t=5s
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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
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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.
Becca Zalona
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, CATC-IV Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol abuse -- we all have our challenges. I can help support you in exploring, addressing, and overcoming these challenges. I provide support, accountability, structure with a sense of humor and enthusiasm. I empower you to draw from your own inherent strength and support you in overcoming the barriers stopping you from living your most fulfilling dynamic life.
(831) 249-0743
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Anxiety, depression, trauma, drug and alcohol abuse -- we all have our challenges. I can help support you in exploring, addressing, and overcoming these challenges. I provide support, accountability, structure with a sense of humor and enthusiasm. I empower you to draw from your own inherent strength and support you in overcoming the barriers stopping you from living your most fulfilling dynamic life.
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Debbra (Debb) Clarke Yamaguchi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
"PLEASE CONTACT PROCESS THERAPY INSTITUTE FOR AVAIL THERAPISTS" Mindful communication can positively transform the overall trajectory of a person's life and relationships. My expertise includes enhancing understanding of yourself, improving connections in partnerships and key relationships, managing depression, stress and anxiety. What to expect in therapy. You will work to change your perceptions. Throughout the therapeutic process, the therapist attempts to help both partners see the relationship in a more objective manner.
(669) 222-6255
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
"PLEASE CONTACT PROCESS THERAPY INSTITUTE FOR AVAIL THERAPISTS" Mindful communication can positively transform the overall trajectory of a person's life and relationships. My expertise includes enhancing understanding of yourself, improving connections in partnerships and key relationships, managing depression, stress and anxiety. What to expect in therapy. You will work to change your perceptions. Throughout the therapeutic process, the therapist attempts to help both partners see the relationship in a more objective manner.
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Diane Sunseri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Warm Greetings. I'm here to support you in Living Your Best Life. Let's work together to get you there. I can help you navigate challenges & discover your path forward. I believe we all know how to heal ourselves. My role is to guide you in this process. My experience: 15 yrs. working with clients of all ages. Focus: Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, troubled teens, self-harm, divorce, substance abuse, Survivors of childhood sexual abuse & breast cancer. I also offer parents guidance navigating Special Education Systems in schools & colleges, assuring students receive needed accommodations & services.
(831) 218-6214
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Warm Greetings. I'm here to support you in Living Your Best Life. Let's work together to get you there. I can help you navigate challenges & discover your path forward. I believe we all know how to heal ourselves. My role is to guide you in this process. My experience: 15 yrs. working with clients of all ages. Focus: Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, troubled teens, self-harm, divorce, substance abuse, Survivors of childhood sexual abuse & breast cancer. I also offer parents guidance navigating Special Education Systems in schools & colleges, assuring students receive needed accommodations & services.
Jasmeen E. Miah
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
We all have a variety of emotions, and that's normal! It's when they interfere with functioning or turn into a long-lasting mood that we could use some help. Perhaps you feel anxious and depressed, or dissatisfied and upset in your relationships. Maybe you need support as you weather a storm in your life, or someone to help you get back on track with your normal functioning. The bottom line is you don't want your mood to derail your goals, your relationships, and your life.
(831) 709-9318
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
We all have a variety of emotions, and that's normal! It's when they interfere with functioning or turn into a long-lasting mood that we could use some help. Perhaps you feel anxious and depressed, or dissatisfied and upset in your relationships. Maybe you need support as you weather a storm in your life, or someone to help you get back on track with your normal functioning. The bottom line is you don't want your mood to derail your goals, your relationships, and your life.
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Riitta de Los Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I offer virtual therapy only at this time. Sometimes in an effort to manage stress and overwhelming experiences in life, you end up finding yourself stuck in unhelpful life patterns that no longer serve you. Perhaps you’ve tried to make changes before but notice there is a part of you that keeps sabotaging the very changes you are trying to make. My therapeutic intention is to help you explore and untangle challenging life patterns so you can lead a more meaningful life and connect with your true capacities and potential. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and toxic stress.
(831) 278-4608
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I offer virtual therapy only at this time. Sometimes in an effort to manage stress and overwhelming experiences in life, you end up finding yourself stuck in unhelpful life patterns that no longer serve you. Perhaps you’ve tried to make changes before but notice there is a part of you that keeps sabotaging the very changes you are trying to make. My therapeutic intention is to help you explore and untangle challenging life patterns so you can lead a more meaningful life and connect with your true capacities and potential. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, and toxic stress.
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Micheen Levee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world.
(831) 667-5966
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world.
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Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
(831) 208-3278
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
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Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I love supporting folks who want to work through issues of trauma, sexuality, relationships (past or present), communication, immigration, chronic health, perfectionism, self esteem, and athletic performance. I often utilize Jungian shadow and dream work as we look at the aspects of self that are kept hidden. I find this to be particularly nourishing for deep shyness, trauma, and those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). As an LGBTQIA+ allied clinician, I am kink/poly friendly and feel passionate about helping people thrive in their preferred lifestyle.
(949) 749-7169
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I love supporting folks who want to work through issues of trauma, sexuality, relationships (past or present), communication, immigration, chronic health, perfectionism, self esteem, and athletic performance. I often utilize Jungian shadow and dream work as we look at the aspects of self that are kept hidden. I find this to be particularly nourishing for deep shyness, trauma, and those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). As an LGBTQIA+ allied clinician, I am kink/poly friendly and feel passionate about helping people thrive in their preferred lifestyle.
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Kevin M Weiland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
(650) 864-8920
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
Katy Wann
MSW, ACSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I specialize in supporting teens and young adults who are feeling overwhelmed by life and who want to feel more grounded and at peace. This includes but is not limited to those struggling with anxiety, high sensitivity, difficult life changes or transitions, grief & loss, and trauma. I operate from the belief that we are all doing the best we can, and that at the same time, we can want more for ourselves: more peace of mind, more stability within ourselves and in our relationships, more understanding around our stressors and patterns. No problem is too big or too small, and you don't have to go through it alone.
(831) 217-8244
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I specialize in supporting teens and young adults who are feeling overwhelmed by life and who want to feel more grounded and at peace. This includes but is not limited to those struggling with anxiety, high sensitivity, difficult life changes or transitions, grief & loss, and trauma. I operate from the belief that we are all doing the best we can, and that at the same time, we can want more for ourselves: more peace of mind, more stability within ourselves and in our relationships, more understanding around our stressors and patterns. No problem is too big or too small, and you don't have to go through it alone.
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Katrina Tattenham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
(510) 454-8872
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
Ride The Wave Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCPC, CGP, C-DBT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Ride The Wave Recovery: Professional Clinical Counselor PC offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, and trauma. "Ride the wave" is an expression that reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat.
(831) 703-9309
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Ride The Wave Recovery: Professional Clinical Counselor PC offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, and trauma. "Ride the wave" is an expression that reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat.
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Ali Palisca
MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
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Penelope Rayas-Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for 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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for 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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Varinka Muldawer
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) --- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight. I have experience working in Community Based Mental Health, Mediation, Social Services and School-Based settings. I have a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, families, couples and individuals in order to support a healthy development and find a balance in each phase of life by teaching coping skills, self-awareness, and healthy pathways to achieving interpersonal growth and self-love during life’s many transitions.
(831) 215-3328
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) --- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight. I have experience working in Community Based Mental Health, Mediation, Social Services and School-Based settings. I have a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, families, couples and individuals in order to support a healthy development and find a balance in each phase of life by teaching coping skills, self-awareness, and healthy pathways to achieving interpersonal growth and self-love during life’s many transitions.

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