James ‘Jamie' Martin Hollomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Without mincing words, I'm a very good therapist and I love my job. With 26 years experience at 3 youth and adult clinics, including 9 years now in private practice, I've met with such a variety of people in about 34,224 sessions over this time! Educated at Harvard, Penn and CA State Chico, I have remarkable ability to see through a person's upset to your wonderful spirit and strengths. I'm a great detective at identifying the core issues. I'm romantic at heart, so I love getting people through difficult periods to come out shining! I congratulate you for your courage in seeking help. Call Me!
(831) 531-2136
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Without mincing words, I'm a very good therapist and I love my job. With 26 years experience at 3 youth and adult clinics, including 9 years now in private practice, I've met with such a variety of people in about 34,224 sessions over this time! Educated at Harvard, Penn and CA State Chico, I have remarkable ability to see through a person's upset to your wonderful spirit and strengths. I'm a great detective at identifying the core issues. I'm romantic at heart, so I love getting people through difficult periods to come out shining! I congratulate you for your courage in seeking help. Call Me!
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Jeff C Howlin
Psychologist, EdD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am a Jungian psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for depression. Also, I am a licensed psychologist and have been licensed in California since 2002. Jungian psychology can be an effective approach for dealing with a wide variety of psychological problems, but it is particularly effective in working with depression. In general, Jungian psychotherapy helps a person lead a deeper and more meaningful life. Oftentimes symptoms brought into psychotherapy, like depressive symptoms, have deeper, symbolic meanings that encourage a client to grow. Once the purpose of a symptom is understood, the symptom often decreases in severity, or goes away altogether.
(831) 233-6239
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am a Jungian psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for depression. Also, I am a licensed psychologist and have been licensed in California since 2002. Jungian psychology can be an effective approach for dealing with a wide variety of psychological problems, but it is particularly effective in working with depression. In general, Jungian psychotherapy helps a person lead a deeper and more meaningful life. Oftentimes symptoms brought into psychotherapy, like depressive symptoms, have deeper, symbolic meanings that encourage a client to grow. Once the purpose of a symptom is understood, the symptom often decreases in severity, or goes away altogether.
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Chris Lang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
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Cherie Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
(831) 272-0590
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
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Stefanie Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and develop deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and our relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
(719) 249-6839
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and develop deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and our relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
Katy Wann
MSW, ACSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
**Offering both video and in-person sessions** I specialize in supporting teens, students, 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 anxiety, high sensitivity, difficult life changes or transitions, grief & loss, and trauma. No problem is too big or too small, and you don't have to go through it alone. I see therapy as a warm and authentic space to explore your distress and learn how to feel empowered in your life. I prioritize and respect your life experience while providing you the tools to take back control.
(831) 217-8244
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
**Offering both video and in-person sessions** I specialize in supporting teens, students, 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 anxiety, high sensitivity, difficult life changes or transitions, grief & loss, and trauma. No problem is too big or too small, and you don't have to go through it alone. I see therapy as a warm and authentic space to explore your distress and learn how to feel empowered in your life. I prioritize and respect your life experience while providing you the tools to take back control.
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Amy Barton-Cayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have been working with people to achieve happier and more contented lives and relationships for more than 20 years. I have a particular interest in working with people who are interested in changing habit patterns that are familiar but not working.We all have habitual patterns of doing, being, and relating that may not be what we want in our lives today yet they persist as they have been reinforced over time. Some habits we have learned stem from childhood, others we may have developed as adults.
(831) 777-2413
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have been working with people to achieve happier and more contented lives and relationships for more than 20 years. I have a particular interest in working with people who are interested in changing habit patterns that are familiar but not working.We all have habitual patterns of doing, being, and relating that may not be what we want in our lives today yet they persist as they have been reinforced over time. Some habits we have learned stem from childhood, others we may have developed as adults.
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Malinda Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Therapy is most effective when it fits the unique needs of a client. My speciality is helping clients identify and change maladaptive behaviors and reactive patterns related to emotional eating, restricting, bulimia, substance use, gaming, shopping and social isolation. These are behaviors that help numb, distract and avoid feelings and become unhealthy and destructive over time. Therapy works to untangle maladaptive habitual patterns and supports clients in reaching their goals.
(831) 888-9112
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Therapy is most effective when it fits the unique needs of a client. My speciality is helping clients identify and change maladaptive behaviors and reactive patterns related to emotional eating, restricting, bulimia, substance use, gaming, shopping and social isolation. These are behaviors that help numb, distract and avoid feelings and become unhealthy and destructive over time. Therapy works to untangle maladaptive habitual patterns and supports clients in reaching their goals.
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Elizabeth Esalen
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
As individuals, we see the world from the inside-out, through our own lens. When trouble hits, we can feel lost and unable to navigate as we once could. Therapy and life coaching are powerful ways to experience yourself, your life, and the world from the outside-in. As a healing professional, my goals are to embrace change, enhance, and strengthen the person you already are. The support I offer is tailored to who you are and what you need. I offer therapy that is educational and solution focused, life coaching for those exploration evolution and empowerment, leadership and organizational consulting, and embodied movement groups.
(831) 205-1893
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
As individuals, we see the world from the inside-out, through our own lens. When trouble hits, we can feel lost and unable to navigate as we once could. Therapy and life coaching are powerful ways to experience yourself, your life, and the world from the outside-in. As a healing professional, my goals are to embrace change, enhance, and strengthen the person you already are. The support I offer is tailored to who you are and what you need. I offer therapy that is educational and solution focused, life coaching for those exploration evolution and empowerment, leadership and organizational consulting, and embodied movement groups.
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Sandra Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
(831) 269-5023
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
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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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Monika Martynska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life.
(831) 539-0596
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life.
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Elizabeth Antoinette Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, REAT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a licensed MFT working for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals - ED, and at an acute psychiatric crisis unit in Santa Cruz, CA. In these roles I provide psychotherapy, clinical assessments, provisional diagnoses and disposition planning for patients with severe mental illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia. I received my graduate degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in art therapy at CIIS in San Francisco, CA. I am a Fellowship Graduate from the Palo Alto Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Training Program: Fellowship Year.
(628) 237-3733
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a licensed MFT working for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals - ED, and at an acute psychiatric crisis unit in Santa Cruz, CA. In these roles I provide psychotherapy, clinical assessments, provisional diagnoses and disposition planning for patients with severe mental illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia. I received my graduate degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in art therapy at CIIS in San Francisco, CA. I am a Fellowship Graduate from the Palo Alto Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Training Program: Fellowship Year.
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Lara Lenington
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
The heart of my work is compassion and curiosity. It is my goal to instill these into my clients. I believe each person is innately health seeking. Each of us can find our way off this healthy path for very important and powerful reasons. We work together to understand these reasons with deep compassion. With curiosity we look to discover ways to get back on the path to the healthiest self. I discovered over the past two decades that compassion allows us to move on and that with curiosity new choices emerge which can allow for deep, profound and lasting change.
(831) 272-4982
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
The heart of my work is compassion and curiosity. It is my goal to instill these into my clients. I believe each person is innately health seeking. Each of us can find our way off this healthy path for very important and powerful reasons. We work together to understand these reasons with deep compassion. With curiosity we look to discover ways to get back on the path to the healthiest self. I discovered over the past two decades that compassion allows us to move on and that with curiosity new choices emerge which can allow for deep, profound and lasting change.
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Eva Rider ReclaimingSoul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Stress in challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. Do you find yourself in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve? Do you feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity, passion or direction? Do you feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming? For 21 years, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening self awareness, discovering new meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep Psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a sense of Self.
(831) 531-8664
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Stress in challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. Do you find yourself in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve? Do you feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity, passion or direction? Do you feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming? For 21 years, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening self awareness, discovering new meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep Psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a sense of Self.
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Eben Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a masters in counseling and a commitment to helping my clients reach their full potential. I provide engaged and compassionate therapy to families, adults, children, teens, and couples in a safe, nurturing environment. Whether you are dealing with a specific challenge, such as grief or a rough spot in your relationship, or you simply want to find more balance in your life, therapy can provide new tools and a fresh perspective.
(831) 221-5942
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a masters in counseling and a commitment to helping my clients reach their full potential. I provide engaged and compassionate therapy to families, adults, children, teens, and couples in a safe, nurturing environment. Whether you are dealing with a specific challenge, such as grief or a rough spot in your relationship, or you simply want to find more balance in your life, therapy can provide new tools and a fresh perspective.
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Harmony Within Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We live in Paradise but I realize at times even Paradise feels difficult. Looking for a therapist can be as challenging as the reasons we are seeking one. I approach therapy as a team, working together to find solutions, work through challenges, look at your strengths in an effort to bring some solace back into your life and get you living again, not just surviving. My style is primarily interactive, I work through the eyes of curiosity and I like to use humor and try to interject some fun into our therapy sessions, realizing how heavy it could be to work through your stuff.
(831) 291-5393
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We live in Paradise but I realize at times even Paradise feels difficult. Looking for a therapist can be as challenging as the reasons we are seeking one. I approach therapy as a team, working together to find solutions, work through challenges, look at your strengths in an effort to bring some solace back into your life and get you living again, not just surviving. My style is primarily interactive, I work through the eyes of curiosity and I like to use humor and try to interject some fun into our therapy sessions, realizing how heavy it could be to work through your stuff.
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David Hill
Licensed Educational Psychologist, EdM, MA, LEP Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Is your child struggling with learning or aspects of school? As a licensed educational psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in schools, I offer comprehensive psychoeducational assessments providing valuable insights about a child’s learning strengths, and pinpointing weaknesses that may be contributing to academic or behavioral challenges.
(831) 249-2292
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Is your child struggling with learning or aspects of school? As a licensed educational psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in schools, I offer comprehensive psychoeducational assessments providing valuable insights about a child’s learning strengths, and pinpointing weaknesses that may be contributing to academic or behavioral challenges.
Rebecca Zalona
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, CATC-IV Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
We all have our challenges. If drug or alcohol use has been less than ideal (or devastating) in your life, I can help support you in exploring, addressing, and overcoming this challenge. Substance use disorder is not a moral failing but a chronic fatal brain disease and the effects ripple outward impacting family, friends, and community. Let me be the bridge from problem to solution - I provide support, accountability, structure with humor and enthusiasm. I empower you to draw from your own inherent strength to remove the barriers stopping you from living your most fulfilling dynamic life.
(831) 249-0743
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
We all have our challenges. If drug or alcohol use has been less than ideal (or devastating) in your life, I can help support you in exploring, addressing, and overcoming this challenge. Substance use disorder is not a moral failing but a chronic fatal brain disease and the effects ripple outward impacting family, friends, and community. Let me be the bridge from problem to solution - I provide support, accountability, structure with humor and enthusiasm. I empower you to draw from your own inherent strength to remove the barriers stopping you from living your most fulfilling dynamic life.
G. Katie Dashtban
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We are now several months into this global pandemic that has affected almost everyone in some form or fashion. Keeping up with your mental health, which might directly affect your physical health is now quite important, but in many cases particularly a challenging task. My services are available to you via an online secure platform, within 24 hours of notice 5 days a week. And I have created a sliding scale that is to help make psychotherapy available for a majority of people. Expect to receive the same high quality, evidence-based treatment that I offered before, only quicker and more affordable
(510) 808-6167
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We are now several months into this global pandemic that has affected almost everyone in some form or fashion. Keeping up with your mental health, which might directly affect your physical health is now quite important, but in many cases particularly a challenging task. My services are available to you via an online secure platform, within 24 hours of notice 5 days a week. And I have created a sliding scale that is to help make psychotherapy available for a majority of people. Expect to receive the same high quality, evidence-based treatment that I offered before, only quicker and more affordable

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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.

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