Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities."
(831) 732-4009
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I think we've all been there: knowing something needs to change but not sure what to do or which way to go. Difficult times can overwhelm a person's ability to move forward in life. You may feel stuck, and not sure why. Relationships may not be going well, whether with a spouse/partner or friends and coworkers. Often, people find themselves in trouble with substance use, in an unhealthy attempt to cope that just makes things worse in the long run. Sometimes only a few sessions with a therapist can provide clarity and sense of relief."
(831) 295-8184
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I think we've all been there: knowing something needs to change but not sure what to do or which way to go. Difficult times can overwhelm a person's ability to move forward in life. You may feel stuck, and not sure why. Relationships may not be going well, whether with a spouse/partner or friends and coworkers. Often, people find themselves in trouble with substance use, in an unhealthy attempt to cope that just makes things worse in the long run. Sometimes only a few sessions with a therapist can provide clarity and sense of relief."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
(831) 778-4485
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Some people pursue therapy because they love personal growth and self-exploration, but many of us come to therapy as a last resort or because our current experience is no longer tolerable. Even when we're suffering however, change can feel intimidating or unattainable. It can feel safer to remain in the discomfort of habitual patterns and experiences than to take a leap of faith into the unknown. It takes courage to pursue change, but if you are reading this, even if you are scared or doubtful, you have the courage required to heal and I am here to help."
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Some people pursue therapy because they love personal growth and self-exploration, but many of us come to therapy as a last resort or because our current experience is no longer tolerable. Even when we're suffering however, change can feel intimidating or unattainable. It can feel safer to remain in the discomfort of habitual patterns and experiences than to take a leap of faith into the unknown. It takes courage to pursue change, but if you are reading this, even if you are scared or doubtful, you have the courage required to heal and I am here to help."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"There's nothing hurt that can't be healed and there's nothing broken that can't be fixed. With insight, compassion and humor, I will support you on your journey towards right relationship with yourself and others. I am comfortable sitting with people who are having a challenging time on their journey and will create a safe space for us to move together towards deep healing and change. I invite a co-creative experience where together we hold the vision of your highest good and best possible life."
(831) 667-5108
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"There's nothing hurt that can't be healed and there's nothing broken that can't be fixed. With insight, compassion and humor, I will support you on your journey towards right relationship with yourself and others. I am comfortable sitting with people who are having a challenging time on their journey and will create a safe space for us to move together towards deep healing and change. I invite a co-creative experience where together we hold the vision of your highest good and best possible life."
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, M.A., MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Sometimes reaching out can seem like an overwhelming task, but you have taken that first step. People seek out therapy for many reasons; to learn new coping skills, increase self-awareness, or make big changes in their lives. Finding the right therapist can make a significant difference in how you achieve these goals. I use a diverse approach, appropriate to my individual clients. Generally, I use a client-centered, humanistic therapeutic approach to connect with and understand the goals and needs of my client. Together, we develop a plan to move forward."
(831) 228-8167
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"Sometimes reaching out can seem like an overwhelming task, but you have taken that first step. People seek out therapy for many reasons; to learn new coping skills, increase self-awareness, or make big changes in their lives. Finding the right therapist can make a significant difference in how you achieve these goals. I use a diverse approach, appropriate to my individual clients. Generally, I use a client-centered, humanistic therapeutic approach to connect with and understand the goals and needs of my client. Together, we develop a plan to move forward."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for."
(831) 272-4999
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for."
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My work has focused on relational trauma, addiction, codependency and grief/loss/transition. Special modalities and interventions include EMDR for those with PTSD and trauma-related anxiety and depression and Internal Family Systems for individuals and couples interested in a mindfulness-based approach to conflict, codependency, and impulse control difficulties. While space for individual clients is very limited, I am currently assessing for two new therapy groups forming this summer and fall. Details are below."
(831) 740-8237
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"My work has focused on relational trauma, addiction, codependency and grief/loss/transition. Special modalities and interventions include EMDR for those with PTSD and trauma-related anxiety and depression and Internal Family Systems for individuals and couples interested in a mindfulness-based approach to conflict, codependency, and impulse control difficulties. While space for individual clients is very limited, I am currently assessing for two new therapy groups forming this summer and fall. Details are below."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, or "stuck" I would like to help. I specialize in helping people struggling with grief, loss, anxiety, and stressful life transitions. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space to help you share difficult emotions, explore and process underlying issues, and cultivate your coping skills. Though challenging life experiences can feel destabilizing and overwhelming the support of a compassionate, knowledgable professional can help turn them into opportunities for personal growth that lead to enhanced life enjoyment and meaning."
(408) 320-0994
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, or "stuck" I would like to help. I specialize in helping people struggling with grief, loss, anxiety, and stressful life transitions. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space to help you share difficult emotions, explore and process underlying issues, and cultivate your coping skills. Though challenging life experiences can feel destabilizing and overwhelming the support of a compassionate, knowledgable professional can help turn them into opportunities for personal growth that lead to enhanced life enjoyment and meaning."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"For 20 years I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults who are courageously trying to make sense of the world they live in. Helping others deal with past trauma has become my focus. I work with children, families and individuals to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationships that heal. If you are an adult or a young person transitioning into adulthood, I can help you strengthen your ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world, and rediscover that child within who wants to play."
(831) 508-3411
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"For 20 years I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults who are courageously trying to make sense of the world they live in. Helping others deal with past trauma has become my focus. I work with children, families and individuals to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationships that heal. If you are an adult or a young person transitioning into adulthood, I can help you strengthen your ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world, and rediscover that child within who wants to play."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology."
(831) 508-7217
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you feel discouraged about your life or relationships? Or are you nervous or worried about what others think of you? Maybe you feel lonely or that no one really knows you? Or you may be facing a change or loss in your life, and not know which way to go. Or you may long for better communication with your partner, family or friends. By joining with you, we can explore these issues. It can take courage to get support, but with support and acceptance you can find your way. You do deserve this support for yourself!"
(831) 471-5983
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Do you feel discouraged about your life or relationships? Or are you nervous or worried about what others think of you? Maybe you feel lonely or that no one really knows you? Or you may be facing a change or loss in your life, and not know which way to go. Or you may long for better communication with your partner, family or friends. By joining with you, we can explore these issues. It can take courage to get support, but with support and acceptance you can find your way. You do deserve this support for yourself!"
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Do you feel you have tried to change things on your own with little or no success? Looking around, do you wonder how others seem to cope with every day stress and demands while you sometimes struggle to get out of bed? Perhaps you are stuck in the whir of anxiety and self doubt when it comes to decision-making. Or perhaps you are in a life transition--relationship, identity, new circumstance, or loss--and need some support. If you can relate, perhaps it is time to reach out to a seasoned professional to help you sort things out."
(210) 529-7715
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"Do you feel you have tried to change things on your own with little or no success? Looking around, do you wonder how others seem to cope with every day stress and demands while you sometimes struggle to get out of bed? Perhaps you are stuck in the whir of anxiety and self doubt when it comes to decision-making. Or perhaps you are in a life transition--relationship, identity, new circumstance, or loss--and need some support. If you can relate, perhaps it is time to reach out to a seasoned professional to help you sort things out."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I can help you sort through the clutter of daily living so that you can live from a clear and empowered place. I have 15 years of experience working with people of all ages. My training includes various methods, including somatic (body-centered), mindfulness, and "parts work" therapies. It's important that therapy feels like a good fit, so feel free to call for any questions or set up an initial appointment."
(831) 713-2982
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"I can help you sort through the clutter of daily living so that you can live from a clear and empowered place. I have 15 years of experience working with people of all ages. My training includes various methods, including somatic (body-centered), mindfulness, and "parts work" therapies. It's important that therapy feels like a good fit, so feel free to call for any questions or set up an initial appointment."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and educator. My passion and skill set is in creating environments for people to gain greater insight into their strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy in your life. Participating in therapy can help you learn new and important things about yourself and others. Before you can consider making changes it is important to find a safe place and competent help. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and can experience JOY."
(831) 704-5419
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and educator. My passion and skill set is in creating environments for people to gain greater insight into their strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy in your life. Participating in therapy can help you learn new and important things about yourself and others. Before you can consider making changes it is important to find a safe place and competent help. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and can experience JOY."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, PCCI, MFTI
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Why are you seeking a therapist? Gaining an understanding of your needs is the first step we take together to develop your personal therapy. Yes, you read that right. I encourage my clients to be active participants in the development of their therapy. What is effective for one person is not necessarily effective for another. The strength of my therapeutic approach is in its transparency and my focus on guiding and empowering you, the client, in becoming an agent of change in your own life."
(831) 661-8919
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Why are you seeking a therapist? Gaining an understanding of your needs is the first step we take together to develop your personal therapy. Yes, you read that right. I encourage my clients to be active participants in the development of their therapy. What is effective for one person is not necessarily effective for another. The strength of my therapeutic approach is in its transparency and my focus on guiding and empowering you, the client, in becoming an agent of change in your own life."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. 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."
(408) 872-8957
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. 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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are you feeling stuck, trapped, and/or anxious? Perhaps you feel you don't measure up to what *you believe* others expect of you, or to what you expect of yourself? These feelings and others may indicate an underlying misalignment in your life. It may be time to discover what is underneath your feelings, aching to come out of hiding. Growing the ability to reconnect with your life, and with others who are important to you, could be key. If you are feeling anxious, it may be that something in you is trying to get your attention."
(831) 531-7728
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"Are you feeling stuck, trapped, and/or anxious? Perhaps you feel you don't measure up to what *you believe* others expect of you, or to what you expect of yourself? These feelings and others may indicate an underlying misalignment in your life. It may be time to discover what is underneath your feelings, aching to come out of hiding. Growing the ability to reconnect with your life, and with others who are important to you, could be key. If you are feeling anxious, it may be that something in you is trying to get your attention."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"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."
(650) 669-8291
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"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
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I have experience working with clients that are struggling to adjust to life changes, stressful events, relationships, and other circumstances that might be creating conflict in the client's life. For anyone that has experienced trauma and is in search of healing, I am trained and currently using brainspotting with clients ages 8 and up as one approach. I provide a space to safely begin to process through the challenges and find healing. Together we create a treatment plan that is right for you. I also provide a dog friendly space if you'd like him/her with you."
(831) 245-3653
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"I have experience working with clients that are struggling to adjust to life changes, stressful events, relationships, and other circumstances that might be creating conflict in the client's life. For anyone that has experienced trauma and is in search of healing, I am trained and currently using brainspotting with clients ages 8 and up as one approach. I provide a space to safely begin to process through the challenges and find healing. Together we create a treatment plan that is right for you. I also provide a dog friendly space if you'd like him/her with you."

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