John Mizelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
(831) 713-2410 x2
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Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
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Jolene Odile Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Hi. My name is Jolene Jensen. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession, serving a diverse range of clients. I am open to many issues, though have a particular passion and knowledge base with the following: those trying to come into their sexual/gender identity, self esteem, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship discord, infertility, life transitions and trauma. I believe it's essential to work cognitively and somatically in order to instill change. My vehicle for transformation includes a non-judgmental, genuine, compassionate guidance.
(831) 661-8920
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Hi. My name is Jolene Jensen. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession, serving a diverse range of clients. I am open to many issues, though have a particular passion and knowledge base with the following: those trying to come into their sexual/gender identity, self esteem, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship discord, infertility, life transitions and trauma. I believe it's essential to work cognitively and somatically in order to instill change. My vehicle for transformation includes a non-judgmental, genuine, compassionate guidance.
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Craig W Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice, Attachment Center of Monterey Bay. My focus is on your care and successful outcomes by providing a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment for change, growth, and healing. My approach integrates research-validated, attachment-informed, brain-based treatment with other effective modalities including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and family systems therapies. In addition to many years of clinical and parenting experiences, I actively and regularly participate in continuing education and advanced training to provide you with the best treatment possible.
(831) 216-1382
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Welcome to my practice, Attachment Center of Monterey Bay. My focus is on your care and successful outcomes by providing a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment for change, growth, and healing. My approach integrates research-validated, attachment-informed, brain-based treatment with other effective modalities including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, and family systems therapies. In addition to many years of clinical and parenting experiences, I actively and regularly participate in continuing education and advanced training to provide you with the best treatment possible.
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples, parents, and children in the fields of mental health and child development combined. I work with a diversity of clients and issues, and I have particular knowledge and interest in supporting people in the areas of personal growth, communication, relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, women's issues, personal-boundaries, child development, parenting support, foster-parenting, and adoption.
(831) 429-6399
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I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 35 years of experience working with individuals, couples, parents, and children in the fields of mental health and child development combined. I work with a diversity of clients and issues, and I have particular knowledge and interest in supporting people in the areas of personal growth, communication, relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, women's issues, personal-boundaries, child development, parenting support, foster-parenting, and adoption.
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"The Mermaid House" is a non-clinical and supportive living home for women 18 years and older who are recovering from an eating disorder. The Mermaid House provide women with a supportive, recovery focused, living environment. Located in the beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz California, The Mermaid House offers a beautifully furnished home, weekly house meetings, individual life skills coaching, meal support and recovery accountability. With gentle off-site supervision in a comforting and safe environment, individuals can gradually transition into the world while becoming grounded in their new eating and exercise program.
(831) 661-8347
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"The Mermaid House" is a non-clinical and supportive living home for women 18 years and older who are recovering from an eating disorder. The Mermaid House provide women with a supportive, recovery focused, living environment. Located in the beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz California, The Mermaid House offers a beautifully furnished home, weekly house meetings, individual life skills coaching, meal support and recovery accountability. With gentle off-site supervision in a comforting and safe environment, individuals can gradually transition into the world while becoming grounded in their new eating and exercise program.
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April Kirkhart
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW Verified
Verified
We are in the midst of great change, which can bring uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. Any grief, life transitions, relational issues, anxiety, depression or old patterns you were already dealing with, may feel compounded by the current climate. Therapy can help you stay connected and gain much needed support and perspective. I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), and bring a strengths-based and person-centered approach to my clients under the supervision of Holly Hughes, LCSW #22877 at Holly Hughes & Co. I'm accepting new clients on private pay basis and also take Beacon insurance.
(831) 777-6275
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We are in the midst of great change, which can bring uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. Any grief, life transitions, relational issues, anxiety, depression or old patterns you were already dealing with, may feel compounded by the current climate. Therapy can help you stay connected and gain much needed support and perspective. I am a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), and bring a strengths-based and person-centered approach to my clients under the supervision of Holly Hughes, LCSW #22877 at Holly Hughes & Co. I'm accepting new clients on private pay basis and also take Beacon insurance.
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Diana Elwyn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
I have spent the past 25 years of my career learning about and treating men, women and adolescents with disordered eating. Research shows that early and aggressive treatment of eating disorders provides the best chance for a full recovery. I am therefore very passionate about early intervention. I have done extensive training in evidence based therapies, such as Family Based "Maudsley" Therapy , Therapeutic Meal Support Groups, Enhanced CBT, DBT, and Intuitive Eating/Health at Every Size. I am a member of CAMFT, APTED, and IAEDP and am committed to ongoing training, completing twice the required licensing CEU's annually.
(831) 440-8351
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I have spent the past 25 years of my career learning about and treating men, women and adolescents with disordered eating. Research shows that early and aggressive treatment of eating disorders provides the best chance for a full recovery. I am therefore very passionate about early intervention. I have done extensive training in evidence based therapies, such as Family Based "Maudsley" Therapy , Therapeutic Meal Support Groups, Enhanced CBT, DBT, and Intuitive Eating/Health at Every Size. I am a member of CAMFT, APTED, and IAEDP and am committed to ongoing training, completing twice the required licensing CEU's annually.
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Caryn Bickel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
The new millennium has come with some exciting changes to my practice! I'm happy to report that I provide Telehealth (online therapy) sessions full time for both CA and AZ residents! This excitng modallty is convienient & effective for most and is a service covered by many insurance plans for a small copay. Join me in my effort to help increase access to quality mental health care, reducing stigma and symptoms, and increasing quality of life! I'm passionate about helping others identify the strategies and habits that can help them implement an approach to life with a holistic, healing mindset! In Wellness, Caryn
(323) 745-2360
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The new millennium has come with some exciting changes to my practice! I'm happy to report that I provide Telehealth (online therapy) sessions full time for both CA and AZ residents! This excitng modallty is convienient & effective for most and is a service covered by many insurance plans for a small copay. Join me in my effort to help increase access to quality mental health care, reducing stigma and symptoms, and increasing quality of life! I'm passionate about helping others identify the strategies and habits that can help them implement an approach to life with a holistic, healing mindset! In Wellness, Caryn
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Licia Ginne
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you.
(831) 471-8647
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Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you.
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Lauren Scally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
My goal is to help you work through the difficulties that life can present in a way that is supportive of your personal development. In addition to having a general practice, my interest areas include Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, personal growth, infertility, grief and loss, relationship issues and supporting member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Most importantly, I strive to meet you where your needs are and develop a plan and specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.
(831) 531-8139
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My goal is to help you work through the difficulties that life can present in a way that is supportive of your personal development. In addition to having a general practice, my interest areas include Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, personal growth, infertility, grief and loss, relationship issues and supporting member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Most importantly, I strive to meet you where your needs are and develop a plan and specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.
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Pleasure Power Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power.
(209) 251-6859
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​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power.
Karin Leonard
CHT, NLP, Coach
Ready to go beyond talk therapy? Hypnotherapy combined with life coaching gives you access to a powerful yet completely safe portal of positive change and neuroplasticity. It is my joy and privilege to be your guide, mentor and confidant - be it for a few sessions, a few months or a lifetime. Whether you are tired of the same issues blocking your progress, want to tap more of your potential, feel calm and confident, and live a life you LOVE - I am here for you. In working with clients and couples for 30 years, I have developed a highly effective approach combining life coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP and a good dose of intuition.
(831) 498-1775
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Ready to go beyond talk therapy? Hypnotherapy combined with life coaching gives you access to a powerful yet completely safe portal of positive change and neuroplasticity. It is my joy and privilege to be your guide, mentor and confidant - be it for a few sessions, a few months or a lifetime. Whether you are tired of the same issues blocking your progress, want to tap more of your potential, feel calm and confident, and live a life you LOVE - I am here for you. In working with clients and couples for 30 years, I have developed a highly effective approach combining life coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP and a good dose of intuition.
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Andrew Pflueger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is to encourage a persons strengths; which, by using their history as a guide, we together, focus on finding practical ways to bring healing and hope to their present challenges. I often work with couples who are wanting to improve communication and closeness, individuals in their teens through mid 50's who are trying to realize their individuality, and children struggling with issues they are unsure how to cope with.
(831) 234-1814
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My approach to therapy is to encourage a persons strengths; which, by using their history as a guide, we together, focus on finding practical ways to bring healing and hope to their present challenges. I often work with couples who are wanting to improve communication and closeness, individuals in their teens through mid 50's who are trying to realize their individuality, and children struggling with issues they are unsure how to cope with.
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Jessy Tarnoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
My holistic approach to therapy emerged out of my passion for health and my connection to nature. While I combine several modalities in my practice, at the heart of my work is empathy and authenticity. I believe in working together to help resolve the challenges or circumstances with which you are currently facing so that you may develop an enhanced relationship with yourself and those around you.
(831) 291-5464
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My holistic approach to therapy emerged out of my passion for health and my connection to nature. While I combine several modalities in my practice, at the heart of my work is empathy and authenticity. I believe in working together to help resolve the challenges or circumstances with which you are currently facing so that you may develop an enhanced relationship with yourself and those around you.
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Shawn Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADCII, PCI Verified
Verified
I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
(831) 623-5151
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I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
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Michelle Carr
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
(831) 665-6884
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Congratulations on taking the first step toward a deeper self awareness! I work with my clients to help them understand how personal challenges like anxiety, depression, addiction or trauma may be influencing their relationships, work, or daily life. My style is interactive, engaged, and non-judgmental while integrating the psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual well being of the whole person. I also feel that it is important to incorporate laughter into the healing process! Once we can find the humor in our human-ness it becomes easier to forgive ourselves and others as we move toward more authentic happiness.
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Chevalisa Bruzzone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation.
(831) 247-6711
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I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation.
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Lena Axelsson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)
(831) 216-6727
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When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)
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Melissa Virostko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
I feel strongly that we have the capacity to heal and thrive within the context of safe relationships. For this reason, I am passionate about offering therapeutic services to assist in exploring strengths, gifts, and complex challenges. At this time I work with adults and adolescents seeking therapy for a range of issues including relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, and parenting.
(510) 543-0732
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I feel strongly that we have the capacity to heal and thrive within the context of safe relationships. For this reason, I am passionate about offering therapeutic services to assist in exploring strengths, gifts, and complex challenges. At this time I work with adults and adolescents seeking therapy for a range of issues including relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, and parenting.
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Kevin M Weiland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
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
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Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Cruz County are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Cruz County. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Cruz County

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Cruz County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Cruz County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Cruz County or family therapy in Santa Cruz County.

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Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Cruz County psychologists specializing in anger management, couples counselling, or EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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