Therapists in Santa Cruz County, CA

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Photo of Reina M. Michelle, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Reina M. Michelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Welcome! I am Reina Michelle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping "Couples and Families" through difficult times in their lives. Helping people improve their relationships and teaching tools to help better Communication Skills can really make a difference. We all need help at different times in our lives. Sometimes life can become too difficult to handle on our own. A helpful prospective can make the difference in becoming happier, healthier people, able to live better lives with our families & friends. I use The Gottman Method along with other skills building methods and help to practice their usage.
(831) 201-1322 
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Aptos, CA 95003
Offers online therapy
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Kara R Kasteen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I OFFER TELEHEALTH SESSIONS. My goal as a therapist is to help you move through challenges and get to a better place in life. Changing the past may not be possible but we can focus on how to make your future more fulfilling. If you're looking for support and direction through a difficult situation or you're ready to make changes in how you live your life, please feel free to call me.
(408) 800-4544 
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Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Offers online therapy
Photo of Helen Giffrow, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Helen Giffrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
These are turbulent times that place an extra burden on our mental health. In addition, perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and struggle to find enough time for yourself, or you're in the midst of a challenging life event or transition. You may be experiencing some symptoms that concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and put stress on our relationships. In my role as your witness and collaborator, I offer a comfortable and safe space for you to process, problem solve, and explore ways to re-connect with your own internal wisdom.
(708) 866-0357 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Hannah Joy Tamezoujt, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Santa Cruz County, CA
Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
(831) 208-3278 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Anisha Mistry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with life lately? Maybe you are struggling to maintain a healthy balance in life, noticing increased conflict in your intimate relationship, or experiencing excessive uncertainty. Let's work together to help you feel more balanced and in control. I enjoy working with couples that are determined to grow together towards a healthier and more loving relationship. My ideal clients are those that want to help themselves overcome barriers holding them back from dealing with themselves and others effectively.
(831) 298-6664 
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Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Offers online therapy
Photo of Elisabeth Powell, Psychologist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Elisabeth Powell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
People generally seek therapy when something in their life isn’t the way they want it to be, whether it be uncomfortable feelings, difficult relationships, challenging transitions, problematic behaviors, etc.. Our task is a process of understanding the factors that have led to this place (i.e. early relationships, impactful experiences, traumas; whatever factors contribute to how one sees themselves), which then allows for looking clearly at the present, and looking intentionally towards the future, in identifying what is most important for you in your life, connecting with your authentic values, and aligning with those values.
(831) 273-7897 
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Felton, CA 95018
Offers online therapy
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Sherry Holm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you have ever asked yourself any of the following questions you are in the right place: "Why do I feel stressed, overwhelmed, burdened, and anxious most of the time?". "What are things I can do to feel less stressed at home, in my job, with my partner, spouse and kids?". "How do I begin to live a less stressful and anxious life and begin thriving in my career and in my relationships?"
(831) 228-8641 
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Soquel, CA 95073
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Lauren Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
You are uncomfortable - Something is bothering you. You need resolution about an issue, event, experience or relationship. I work in a collaborative/relational model with people who have had experiences that they have not fully integrated yet. I use talk therapy, imagery, metaphor, hypnosis, EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Sensorimotor. Often clients report being disinterested in a formerly distressing topic after treatment. I'm comfortable working many types of issues including trauma, PTSD, ACA, sexual abuse, panic attacks or phobias, anxiety or depression, losses or relationship breakups, people with mysterious physical ailments.
(831) 824-4945 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Suzanne Lerner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you needing support with your anxiety, depression, self-doubt or confusion? Real change happens when you learn to practice the ABC's of Personal Transformation: Awareness, Breath & Choice. Learn how to re-write your unconscious limiting beliefs & release old stuck emotions. I am dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to reduce stress and enhance resilience and greater self-esteem. I will be your wise and compassionate Ally as you begin to truly change and transform your life, This is your opportunity to create genuine and uplifting change. I welcome your call and offer a free 15 minute Consultation.
(831) 244-9589 
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Soquel, CA 95073
Offers online therapy
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Maria F. Pryce Echeverry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
From authenticity, compassion, and loving-kindness, I offer you a safe place to be heard and understood. Then together we can create strategies to manage your emotions, have meaningful relationships, and enjoy more your life. As a bilingual/bi-cultural psychotherapist, I can relate to ethnic and racial discrimination.
(831) 346-1466 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Photo of Annabelle Niebel Drda, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Photo of Christine L Evans, Psychologist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Christine L Evans
Psychologist, PhD, REAT
Verified
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
(831) 818-4569 
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Capitola, CA 95010
Offers online therapy
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Hosi Rosta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I started my experience working in a rehab center with all men where I learned and provided support to the clients who struggled with addictions, life stage changes and family dynamics. I then went on to work with adolescents and their parents that were in the age range of 4-25 YO for about 5 years. Then to further my knowledge base, I then went to work within a corrections setting and working with male and female inmates. Which included many of the above areas as well as severe trauma, gang related issues, legal struggles, coping skills, and managing overall mental health while being incarcerated.
(925) 258-2897 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Ann Marie Speno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Are you feeling consumed by self-consciousness, body hatred, and thoughts of food and weight? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of undereating and/or overeating, trying to live by rigid dietary rules? I want you to know that you are not alone. I specialize in treating eating and body image issues. I can help you to explore the emotions that underly your relationship to food and your body, enhance your awareness of the many ways our culture creates eating problems, and help you to locate healthier ways to cope with the stress of life.
(831) 272-4937 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Tiffany Kostigen Mumper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
***Currently not accepting new clients*** Now more than ever you may be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of our current global pandemic and the uncertainty of our times. You are not alone in carrying recurring feelings of helplessness, dread and fear. And since the duration of COVID-19 is unknown, you may be seeking additional support to cope with its undeniable challenges. Most of us struggle to understand and communicate our emotions and experiences effectively, including our children, and especially now. Life during a pandemic is not easy and I commend you for taking this step!
(831) 346-1968 
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Soquel, CA 95073
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Marisa Morris, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Marisa Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
This is not always easy work. Exploring trauma, sadness, anxiousness, fear, doubt, insecurities, shifting needs, and more can be challenging and even scary. So much has shifted in our world recently, it feels as if it has also unearthed new chances to also allow ourselves to shift. I imagine that’s why you’re here, searching for ways to connect with and support these parts of yourself, or to help a younger loved one do so. In my work, I choose to employ curiosity and acceptance, informed by models such as Internal Family Systems, to gently lean into change and healing at the client's pace.
(831) 900-4928 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Photo of Amy Schmidt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Amy Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
I help clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction. I with use my knowledge and experience combined with empathy and compassion to support your therapeutic journey. I want to help you better understand yourself, develop coping skills for improved daily living and healthier relationships, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace. I may use EMDR to help alleviate distress and blocking beliefs (conscious or subconscious). I use holistic techniques and client-centered therapy to support you in finding self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance, all of which are keys to the growth and healing process.
(831) 607-1957 x588 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Photo of Alexandra Pappas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Alexandra Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My professional experiences have been with children, teens, adults, couples, and families seeking to overcome trauma, attachment disruptions, relational dissatisfaction, and other mental health concerns impacting their functioning. I have worked for various non-profits and community agencies relating to the foster care system and adoption. I am consistently honored by the privilege to witness vulnerability in the lives of my clients as they pursue healing and wholeness.
(831) 273-5380 
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Soquel, CA 95073
Offers online therapy
Photo of Pearl Chaiyarat, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz County, CA
Pearl Chaiyarat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hi! Coming from a holistic background, philosophy, and lifestyle, healing from a mind, body, and spirit perspective is deeply integrated into my work. Supporting people to express their authentic selves, I utilize several modalities. Some include Art, Somatic Techniques, CBT, and Mindfulness. I am also trained in Brief Therapy methods for those who want support with a specific challenge or prefer therapy in small pieces at a time. I love working with children, adolescents, and their families. I also work with individual adults struggling with challenges that life naturally brings. I look forward to meeting you!
(831) 731-5801 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Thomas M. Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with couples with challenging relationship issues (including infidelity). I work with teenagers and their families (including various "addictions" drug/alc, computer/video games, social media, pornography). I work with people who have been sexually and physically abused. I work with people experiencing grief and loss. I work with couples and individuals who are conflict avoidant and provide skills to work through conflict. I also work with family of origin unresolved hurt and trauma. I help identify the origin of auto-pilot buttons and defenses. Lastly, self-esteem and personal growth challenges. Change is hard not impossible.
(831) 709-4268 
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Soquel, CA 95073
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Cruz County are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Cruz County then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Cruz County, or Child Psychologists in Santa Cruz County.

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 EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Santa Cruz County specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.