Veterans Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

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Elizabeth Durfee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in military and first responders, couples, and moms.
You have been feeling the weight of the world constantly on your shoulders. It is heavy. You feel defeated. You got here, and you aren’t sure how to navigate all. It may seem like you feel anxious more often, stressed out. And now, it is getting more difficult to enjoy daily life. You want to find that fire in yourself again, the confidence to move through the seasons of life without feeling overwhelmed or trapped. There is hope. Change is possible. And you don't have to go through it alone.
(831) 273-8034
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Code 3 Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Being in a first responder or military home is a challenge most cannot fathom. The way the job impacts you, your relationships, your life. This is not just a job for you, it is a lifestyle. From shiftwork to last minute schedule changes, to feeling alone and like no one will get what you are going through. Maybe it is a lack of balance in your life now. Maybe it is your relationship taking a hit. You have to be tough, and you are tough. But being tough shouldn't be this hard, this helpless or hopeless. Being tough shouldn't change you into a person you don't want to be. There is hope. You can find meaning and joy again!
(831) 318-7931
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Rob Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a clinical psychologist working for the military for the last 12 years, I have had the unique opportunity to help a diverse group of people with a wide variety of challenges. I have spent considerable time specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. However, the biggest gains have been with patients who were ready for change and willing to be challenged. Patients have said they appreciate my low-key style and one-on-one sessions that are problem-focused while acknowledging the past.
(831) 709-4803
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Rebecca Hardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
Some common issues I specialize in are: perinatal mood/ anxiety disorders, military life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, addiction, pathological love relationships, grief/loss, domestic abuse, divorce, blended families, teen / adult dating issues and LGBT+.
I wholeheartedly believe it’s my role as a therapist to assist you in realizing, cultivating, and accessing internal and external resources that you already possess. I'm here to support you in healing, reconnecting and making empowering choices to achieve peace and feel more joy on a daily basis. Stress, conflict, and pain are given aspects of this life. Together, we will create a safe space for vulnerability and strength; both are needed for change. Our sessions will allow you to move through stuck points in your mind, relationships and environment. My approach is empathic, direct, emotionally supportive and solutions focused.
(831) 268-6273
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Grace M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Special populations I serve and value: Adolescents, First Responders, Service Members, Veterans , & their families.
How can I help you? Was there a crisis, or an unexpected, yet, traumatic event that has happened in your life? Maybe you're just feeling lost, tired, overwhelmed, in-shock, and just in need of some extra support. Maybe it was an ultimatum, "Either we go to therapy, or we're done..." that motivated this decision. So here you are... reading this... are you ready? As your Therapist I will listen, be supportive, and help you deal with the crisis, trauma, and stressors in your life. I provide a warm, inviting, safe, and non-judgmental space where you and your healing are my main focus.
(831) 264-0937
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Alisha Sweyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CFRC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
All relationships are hard, intimate relationships even more so. So many unmet needs, unrecognized wants, can make you feel lost and alone. You just can't keep going like this! The fights are ugly, or they don't happen at all. Living at the speed of life, you have drifted apart and don't know how to bring it back together. Maybe it is just feeling disconnected, maybe it was an affair. You just know that you need help to make it better, to make it what you had dreamed it would be. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Tenderness and passion are just around the corner!
(831) 263-1483
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Keri Murdock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and the veteran population. I enjoy working in the areas of parenting, blended families, and assisting people in redefining themselves and finding meaning after major life changes. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each client and often utilize CBT, solution focused, behavioral, and narrative therapies in my practice.
(831) 346-1534
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Rinku m Lalchandani
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
I am a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 12 years of experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings. I administer neuropsychological evaluations that assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning and I also provide therapeutic interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness based techniques, and cognitive rehabilitation to assist individuals and families cope with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral sequelae typically associated with neurological conditions and chronic health conditions.
(831) 264-8081
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Ann J Elkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that the relationship between me and my "special friend" facilitates growth and healing. I offer a COMPLIMENTARY FIRST SESSION to see if we can take a meaningful journey together. My goal in therapy is to help individuals develop a more positive self-image, increase self-esteem, and reach their full potential. I help the people I work with to identify their needs and increase their ability to communicate their needs and feelings to others - thereby developing more loving relationships. This will lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(424) 292-6435
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Martha Gleason
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Psychologist with 25 years experience, prepared to help with many of life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse & other addictions, as well effective communication in all types of relationships. All of these obstacles can be navigated successfully with the right tools. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are outcome proven methods of coping with negative & painful emotions. The right skills can teach you how to help yourself.
(831) 402-6471
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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New Start Recovery Solutions Monterey
LAADC, CA, ICADC
Verified
Verified
At New Start Recovery Solutions we provide access to personalized medically managed Detox and Dual Diagnosis Residential and Intensive Outpatient Treatment. We treat the Whole Person. Our approach is highly individualized with an array of options customized in a treatment plan specifically for you or a loved one. We believe in order to recover successfully - old habits and behaviors must be replaced with new healthy ones. Mindfulness is a core element in our treatment plans. Our complete continuum of care ranges from intervention to addiction treatment to personalized continuing care plans after treatment is completed.
(831) 750-1229
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Alex Marshack
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been so blessed to work with some of the most amazing, strong individuals. I have worked with everyone from facing addictions head-on to being diagnosed with cancer and learning how to shift gears and fight. I am the man you want in the trenches with you while you are navigating and fighting the hard things that life will inevitably throw your way. My clients are fighters. When I am done with them I am often in awe of the respect I have for the human spirt and the resiliency of our minds and bodies. If there is one thing you take away from working with me, it is that you are capable and you are so much stronger than you know.
(831) 400-5608
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Heather Crimson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges are metabolic disorders. I empower those who want to resolve their chronic depression and anxiety by teaching cutting-edge metabolic lifestyle education strategies including circadian rhythm optimization, improved sleep, diet and other circadian biology practices. In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist since 2006, I am a certified circadian practitioner, a certified ketogenic diet specialist, as well as a classical homeopath. All these simple, research-backed practices support mitochondrial health which is the key to a healthy metabolism, including brain health.
(831) 272-4978
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Bill Zika
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
You may be looking for help to find an effective way to deal with emotional, mental, or behavioral conflicts that have arisen in your life. You may have even tried some techniques or therapies in the past and are looking for another approach. I can show you a mindfulness/meditation approach that has been shown in clinical research to be very effective. I have worked with many different populations, but more recently have specialized in working with Seniors, over the age of 50. However, I am happy to work with you at any age over 18 years.
(831) 219-4492
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Kristin Schneider, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am conducting all appointments remotely via telehealth due to the pandemic. If you live in California and are looking for a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), please contact me to learn if I might be a good match for you. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. As a cognitive behavioral psychologist, I work with clients to understand and change thoughts, actions, and emotions that cause distress. Your comfort, privacy, confidentiality, and well-being are my top concerns.
(831) 221-5903
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Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy
CHI, BA, AAS
Overcome your fears, worries, shame, anger, and long-held sadness. Lose excess weight without dieting using the power of hypnosis. Heal into your greatest confidence and peak performance. Clear toxic patterns in the shadow that can sabotage sleep or challenge your relationships. Stop Smoking or eliminate Phobias, Panic Attacks, Performance Anxiety, or Fear of Flying. Overcome Codependency, Grief, Self Criticism or heal Trauma carried from past abuse. Let go of old Habits that are sabotaging your life. Become authentic, open doors to intimacy with yourself, or with your partner. Clear mind, body, and spirit. Doctor Recommended.
(831) 531-2744
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Carrie L Forrest
Psychologist, PhD, QME
Verified
Verified
I utilize my training and experience in Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Biofeedback to help you accomplish your desired goals. From my extensive background I utilize what will work best for you as an individual. A result of our work together is for you to become congruent within all aspects of your life; your actions, thoughts and feelings, while living to the fullest each and every day. I will help you overcome obstacles and develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in recovery from traumas (PTSD), grief and loss, integrating and assimilating chronic pain, addictive behaviors and other conditions.
(831) 337-4414
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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David E Blasband
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals in both brief and longer-term psychotherapy. I practice integrative therapy that is strongly grounded in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches. I strive to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of how their past contributes to their development, and gain skills in coping with stress and changing behaviors. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which the client and therapist work together to develop goals and treatment plans.
(831) 233-8219
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Melissa Finaldi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We all develop a set of skills to cope and survive when we are young. This is the beauty of our adaptiveness and our innate pursuit of love, safety, and connectedness. However, for most of us, there reaches a point in life where the skills that once allowed us to survive are now preventing us from living the life we imagined. If you are feeling disconnected and discontented with yourself, your life, and/or your relationships, do not lose hope. It is possible to identify and adapt the patterns that you developed to keep yourself safe and attached.
(949) 393-5259
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Cheryl Ann Trotter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed LMFT with 20 years of experience. I also hold a certification for Tele-Behavioral Health & Life Coaching. I work collaboratively with you to help build on your strengths rather than focusing on deficits. In our sessions, I'll work to help you develop new skills in a down to earth, friendly and proactive approach by phone or Zoom which allows you to be in the comfort of your home. I incorporate CBT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focus & Mindfulness therapies to assist in learning how to identify and manage, unhelpful thoughts & feelings, and teach healthy coping strategies and develop effective communication skills.
(831) 824-4963
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What type of Pacific Grove mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Pacific Grove?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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