Adoption Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Marisa Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience walking alongside clients and family systems dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, codependency, transition, adoption , the challenges of living with a loved one struggling with addiction or mental illness and more.
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
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Cherie Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I feel especially passionate about working with those who are experiencing the effects of life altering losses; including death, divorce, adoption , infertility, baby loss, and perinatal mood disorders.
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Updated 10/2022. I may or may not have current openings. If I do, they will be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Wed through Sat. I am currently meeting with clients online through a secure video-chat program. I work with adults regarding topics such as adoption , anger, anxiety, boundaries, depression, grief, guilt, panic, parenting, postpartum, relationships, self-esteem, and more. I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years.
(831) 429-6399
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Anna Dasbach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have specialized training in Internal Family Systems (levels 1-3), IFIO for couples ( 1&2) , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (levels 1-2), EMDR, advanced Trauma, and adoption , especially transnational adoption .
Would you like to live a more fulfilled life with meaningful relationships? Do you want to make more sense of your life and your role in it? You have taken the first step! Finding the right therapist can be scary and confusing. I believe that a personal connection is the corner stone to a successful therapeutic experience. Sometimes traumatic events can bring us to lose our sense of well-being and our center and we need help regaining them. I am honored to support you on your path to regain a greater sense of yourself. I love working with adults, adolescents, couples and families.
(831) 216-5392
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Alexandra Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
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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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Nicole Saad Hofschneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working in the areas of attachment, adoption , trauma, anxiety, and depression with kids, teens, adults, and families.
Hi there! I know finding a therapist can be daunting, and hope my profile helps you to decide if we will be a good fit. I have been doing this work for several years and find that providing a safe place for people to find hope, peace, healing, connection, and laughter is the most rewarding (and sometimes hardest) work we do in therapy. I have worked with clients and families of all ages and backgrounds and have found that we usually ask for help when we no longer know how to make things better. We all deserve healthy, hopeful lives and relationships, and therapy is a place to build the skills to help you find those things.
(831) 264-0360
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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HH & Co.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
HH & Co. is a behavioral health provider and consultancy located in Santa Cruz, CA. We believe that growth and sustained change happens when people experience genuineness (openness, self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood). Holly is a general practitioner who treats people, not problems, so we encourage you to come just as you are. Together, we will work to define your goals, identify thoughts and behaviors that may may hinder the achievement of these goals, track progress⁠, and tap into your inner strength and resilience.
(831) 226-8862
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jasmeen Miah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have a variety of emotions, and that's normal! It's when they interfere with functioning or turn into a long-lasting mood that we could use some help. Perhaps you feel anxious and depressed, or dissatisfied and upset in your relationships. Maybe you need support as you weather a storm in your life, or someone to help you get back on track with your normal functioning. The bottom line is you don't want your mood to derail your goals, your relationships, and your life.
(831) 709-9318
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Elaine Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
(831) 269-5047
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Katrina Tattenham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a safe space for children, adolescents and adults to be understood and held as we learn together what helps increase calm. With specialty training in childhood psychiatric disorders, I use a warm, attachment focused approach. I coordinate with doctors, schools and family members to ensure safety for clients.
(510) 454-8872
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Elena Storer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Yvonne D Vermillion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Blending conventional and alternative approaches I empower children, adolescents, and adults to reach their therapeutic goals. It is my belief that all children, regardless of age or race, speak their own unique language based on their unique life experiences. This language expresses who they are and what they need in order to live a more functional and productive life. My mission is to interpret that language and offer innovative strategies that foster positive growth and maturity. It is not only a challenge to change, grow, and learn. As a member of the human race, I feel it is an obligation!
(831) 272-4956
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Liza Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for support can be a difficult and vulnerable experience. My goal is to help you and your family find calm, connection, and joy again! My therapeutic approach is collaborative, interactive, and warm. Together we will highlight your strengths as parent, child, or teen while identifying areas that may benefit from change. I tailor treatment to your individual, child's, and/or family's needs and use a variety of therapeutic strategies customized to address underlying issues and help you and your family thrive.
(831) 292-4950
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Alicia M Foronda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others.
(831) 704-8692
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ben Geilhufe
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Asking for support is not always easy. Whether you are looking for counseling, for resources, or hoping to book a training, I can support you. My clinical practice serves children, teens, and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity development and exploration, neurodiversity (ASD and ADHD), grief and loss, transitions, and much more.
(831) 291-5419
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Terri Drake
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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Jillian Chesley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey.
(831) 216-6826
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Michelle F. Krezanoski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Why pursue inner work? Creating a weekly ritual to reflect on yourself can be unsettling, reorienting, and, of course, healing. Maybe what you originally thought was a problem is more precisely a sign relaying information that could help you love more deeply, live more freely, and be less (and amazingly more) like everyone else. I especially like working with individuals with high sensitivity, intuitive abilities, unwieldy minds, and a wonderment about how to be your true self on this bewildering planet. I welcome spiritual practitioners who want to embody their insights, and clear layers of personal and collective trauma.
(831) 713-1666
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Acacia Counseling And Wellness Santa Cruz
Psychologist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We provide individual, couples, and group therapy, as well as psychiatry and medication management. We specialize in providing high-quality mental health services to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UCSC, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience.
(831) 777-4391
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Julie Raudebaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have been working in Santa Cruz County, as a therapist for 41 years. I have experience with people of all ages and the many issues with which they struggle. I am warm, compassionate, and committed to walking beside people and looking with them, for new perspectives. I help people focus on the current problem, setting goals for change while looking at past trauma that has shaped their lives.
(831) 777-3486
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.