Brainspotting Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Nereida Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am certified in Brainspotting and have experience working with survivors of violence.
Over the course of our journey in life, we are likely to encounter struggles that may lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and perhaps a lack of confidence in one's self. You will find that therapy is a safe space conducive for the healing to begin and for the growth to continue. You can once again feel in control of your life. Drawing from different theories and modalities, together we create a treatment plan that is right for you. I also provide a dog friendly space if you would like him/her to accompany you to session.
(831) 245-3653
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jessica Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When it comes to working with individuals, I am trained in Levels 1 & 2 Brainspotting .
We all have times in life where we experience change. With change often comes uncertainty and loss, which can feel disorienting and make the future hard to imagine. We also all have times where we feel that something isn’t working, that something needs to change, whether that something is a relationship, a job, a place or the way we experience our day-to-day lives. I am passionate about helping you walk the path of change to a new life and a new self; the path to more authentic relationships and a more authentic life. Whether you want to work on yourself individually or with a partner, I enjoy working in both settings.
(831) 268-6026
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Monika Martynska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Using Attachment-based therapy, Hakomi (mindfulness -based somatic therapy), Gestalt, Brainspotting , DBT, Non-Violent Communication, Positive Psychology and other techniques, I tailor the session to your specific needs.
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Tonia Heath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I also offer two brain-body therapies, Brainspotting and Trauma Regulation and Integration Process (TRIP) which use eye positioning and one eye processing to gain insight, build self-compassion and gently heal trauma.
Hello! First, let me tell you a bit about myself: I have over 20 years experience in the field of mental health, both in community agencies and privately. I have focused on immigration and families most of my career and currently focus on women and trauma. I enjoy meeting you, wherever you are at in your life, with respect and caring. I am authentic and accepting, and provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your past and what you want for your present and future. In therapy with me, you can turn emotional pain or stress into something lighter, and progress on a path toward greater happiness and health.
(831) 226-8306
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Riitta de Los Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Depending on your needs, we may incorporate modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Brainspotting , TRE (Trauma and Tension Release Exercises), Mindfulness, and elements from trauma-informed yoga as I'm also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).
I help adults who struggle with complex trauma (personal or intergenerational), anxiety, or depression, to heal emotional wounds, transform self-defeating patterns into positive actions, and attain a sense of control, connection, and harmony. We will go beyond quick fixes and explore parts of you that carry burdens from the past, get to know them, and learn to understand how they developed and why, so they can be healed.
(831) 278-4608
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Michelle Moses LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Partnering with the body-based psychotherapy Brainspotting , in WARPED SPEED you feel better & connect with your inner wisdom-I trust you can reboot your mood, vitality and your life!.
Pandemic. War. Existential shock; we can feel lack in our joy and our vitality; we feel overwhelm in body, mind and spirit. We can’t sleep, our relationships don’t feel right and we feel lost in the huge and scary waves of fear and worry about the past, the future and our survival...there is hope! we partner in practices to find compassion and radical acceptance; we dedicate space to cultivate and nourish the growth mindset and ourselves deeply— I hold sacred and safe spaces for womxn who feel stuck in fear and overwhelm so they can reboot and reconnect with their body wisdom and become the best version of themselves. regardless.
(831) 888-1594
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Yes To Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapists at Yes To Therapy offer many different specialties, including treating trauma ( Brainspotting , IFS, and EMDR), couples (Gottman and EFT), art therapy, play therapy, CBT, DBT, and many more modalities.
At Yes To Therapy, we provide therapeutic services to a wide variety of ages, genders, cultures, and populations. We pride ourselves on creating a warm, welcoming environment for each and every client who walks through our doors. We have therapists that reflect an array of different genders, ethnic backgrounds, and specialties, as we aim to meet the needs of our clients and match each person with a therapist that truly feels like the right fit.
(408) 676-3309
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Marianne Gabriel Mejia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use many techniques, including EMDR, Brainspotting , shamanic journey, hypnosis & imagery, talk, mindfulness, body awareness & homework–whatever works at the time.
I support adults, baby boomers, & elders in their move toward HAPPINESS. FREE 15 minute consultation. I invite you to my peaceful, hilltop office to explore & work through feelings of loss/grief, non-acceptance, feeling less-than, life transitions, dissatisfaction, helplessness, & pain. I can help you with empowerment, insight, & moving beyond impeding obstacles. With empathy & sometimes humor, I will guide you through life's crises & challenges. You can learn to stay mindfully in the present, an antidote to fear & helplessness. Life can always be better & we can remember to be thankful for the beauty & the good. I work with individuals & couples.
(831) 531-2407
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Amber Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in couples therapy and supporting women. In my work with women I help create space where you can freely give yourself permission to be where you are and offer love and kindness to yourself. I will support you to step into a place of deeper authenticity and strength. Old patterns of thinking or ways of viewing the world may no longer be serving you but you can choose to hold space for what serves and say no thank you to what does not. In my couples work I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I also offer Brainspotting for both individuals and couples.
(626) 774-7548
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Erin Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. I have seen the positive impact that therapy can have when you are willing to do the work. I use Brainspotting as a tool to help my clients heal from their trauma.
(831) 278-4340
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Tracey Fuller
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I use an eclectic model to support those I work with, my main modalities are Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems as these modalities dive deeper into healing the brain than traditional talk therapy and have longer lasting changes. I support people with negative and persistent beliefs they hold about themselves, feelings of panic and worry related to perfectionism, workaholism, codependency, and much more. I typically work with people struggling with trauma, both simple and complex, addiction and recovery, self-esteem and figuring out appropriate boundaries with others/codependency, depression, and LGBTQIAA+.
(831) 453-0480
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lauren Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in art therapy and brainspotting , and I offer these paths to help clients explore emotions as an alternative to traditional talking-therapy.
As a Mindfulness trauma-resolve therapist, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling to find relief from many of life’s challenges. Relational difficulties, family problems, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and life transitions can all be more difficult than we imagine. I encourage collaboration in a safe, nonjudgmental space to gently explore these difficulties, and build solutions that grow confidence. I believe in the healing potential of the brain, which is why I pull from a variety of practices to achieve real change.
(310) 818-7125
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Verified
Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones.
(650) 334-1549
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Dominique Oster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy isn’t just for those in crisis, and things do not have to be bad to get better. As a sex & relationship therapist, I know that we all contain multitudes! You are allowed to be grateful for your life AND want more! More Connection. Pleasure. Joy. Your desires are valid and undeserving of shame or judgment. I believe that our bodies have wisdom beyond what our minds may acknowledge, and unlocking the ways our deepest selves have learned to store/apply our legacies of trauma, indoctrination, and shame can open the gates to experiencing pleasure and wholeness in the present. I am unreservedly kink, queer, SW & BIPOC affirming.
(831) 298-8593
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Harmony Within Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Sylvie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her and they/them. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
(408) 766-2985
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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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Patrice Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
Verified
“Why?”, you ask, “does my life seem so hard?” Anxiety and depression, constant companions, you wonder why you aren’t feeling better after all the hard work you have done on yourself. The voices in your head - “You’re not good enough” or “No one cares” are getting louder - again. You are certain others will see through you and your “imposter syndrome”, get annoyed, and eventually leave. Most of the time you're taking care of others' needs. Often a welcome distraction, you're tired of feeling invisible to those closest to you.
(831) 278-3257
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Catherine Cervantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I trust your capacity for moving toward healing, change and growth, and my holistic approach welcomes all of you: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, sexual, and cultural. My experience and training in working with mindfulness and trauma can allow you to experience a new relationship with yourself and with others so you can feel more at ease. As a holistic psychotherapist, I use a mind-body approach to help you compassionately discover unconscious patterns that keep you from living your life as you would like. Somatic-based therapy can access and support places in you that talk therapy does not reach.
(831) 920-0791
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Maria F. Pryce Echeverry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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
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