Chronic Illness Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Sometimes in life we reach a point where we aren’t quite sure which way to go, when we no longer quite know what to do, and when finding the answers on our own feels impossible. In these times, I am here to help you in navigating through your journey and finding a way forward. Wherever you may be on your unique path, I will meet you there with a compassionate, judgement free, and supportive presence and work with you to find a direction of growth, healing, and deeper knowing. I have a passion for supporting individuals through depression, anxiety, parenting, life transitions, transgenerational trauma, and chronic illness .
(831) 263-4575 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Monika Martynska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have ongoing groups focusing on chronic illness , stress reduction, and anxiety.
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
Offers online therapy
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G. Katie Dashtban
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Persons who have been coping with their ongoing psychological or physical health issues and are in need of a strong and structured therapy environment in which they can finally understand why their problems keep coming up and how to put an end to their chronic struggles are strongly welcomed to call my practice.
(510) 808-6167 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Debra Houston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Life! It's perplexing and mysterious. Challenging and full of unexpected turns. Our fast-paced world presents us with demands that stress our coping abilities and make even the simplest of things seem overwhelming. But life can also be full of contentment and connection. When we acknowledge and explore what is upsetting, we have the potential to expand self-awareness and create a circle of compassion for ourselves and others. This leads to discovering our innate strength and resilience so that we are able to move forward, navigating choices that support the life we want to live.
(831) 920-6914 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Cindy Klaniecki LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have been providing therapeutic support through telehealth, to individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2013. My focus has been on working with young adults, adults and seniors. I am licensed in California, Oregon and Montana.
(831) 888-0476 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
(831) 278-4714 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Not accepting new clients
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Chiara V. Cabiglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud." -Thich Nhat Hanh. We all have moments of feeling stuck and scared. Life brings us countless challenges and obstacles and sometimes we need support from others to help us get through difficult times. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal.
(562) 358-5036 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lisa Marie Howe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Do you feel like there must be more to life? Do you feel stuck, frustrated, detached, or uninspired? Work, caregiving, or other life stressors have you feeling burnout? Somehow, despite the persistent demands on you and your time, you feel bored. You feel drained and exhausted but can’t sleep. You are working so hard but feel increasingly cynical about the impact of your efforts. Maybe you can identify the kinds of things you'd like to do, that next professional step you’d like to take or that healthy habit you know will make you feel better, but are having trouble acting on those desires.
(831) 661-9336 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jeannie Hofstetter
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/marriage challenges (including infidelity), and difficult life transitions.
(831) 278-4302 x419 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Terri Lyn Zucker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Medicare clients accepted for teletherapy (telephone, Facetime, Zoom) . I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. We carefully work through crises and both short and long term issues by using skillful means and tapping into your inner resources.
(650) 489-0765 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
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Frank William Ehrenfried
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MBA
Verified
I imagine what brought you here was a deep knowing inside that something in your life isn't right. Perhaps you feel depressed or a lack of meaning and purpose, but don't know what to do to make yourself feel better. I believe that building a meaningful relationship in therapy has the power to heal and transform us from the inside out. I want to support you in resolving your issues quickly and clearly. I offer VIRTUAL sessions via Zoom, telephone and other platforms for clients who are currently needing at distance support.
(415) 880-5571 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Rory Valentine Diller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Hello, I'm Rory. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
(925) 259-3996 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Robin Beltran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
We've all had moments when we felt lost, confused, stressed, depressed or anxious and longed to feel better. I believe that within every person is a core foundation of strength, and that with guidance and support we can use that strength to find health and happiness. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience helping people cope with emotional distress and discover a better quality of life. My approach to therapy involves working with you to create a set of strategies and skills to help you move forward toward better emotional, spiritual, physical and mental health.
(831) 215-3613 x1 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Dana Schlick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible.
(831) 740-8325 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Susan Matthews Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Chris Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety.
(831) 824-4924 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
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
Offers online therapy
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Katrina Tattenham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Melanie Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My passion and skill set is in creating environments for you to gain greater insight into your strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy and healing in your life. Whatever the life challenge that brings you to therapy, you'll find that I create a supportive and accepting space. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and believe that these moments are opportunities for deeper insight and growth.
(831) 704-5419 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Kaleo Kalani Kaluhiwa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Aloha. Are you experiencing distress, seem stuck and desire change? We all learn patterns of relating to ourselves, others, and the world that at some point no longer serve us. This can show up in relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety; grief, emptiness, confusion, a lack of direction and meaning. What you want is more ease, joy, connection and ability to live the life you want. What you may need is a relational therapist to support your exploration and growth, as you uncover your powerful, authentic self from which we are all able to live our best lives and contribute our gifts.
(831) 612-1969 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Chronic Illness Therapists
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