Chronic Pain Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Erin Liana Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Do your sensitivities to the world and relationships sometimes feel like more of a burden than a blessing? Do you want to get into better relationship with yourself and your body? Maybe you are experiencing a difficult life transition or wrestling with pain , fear, or despair at the state of your life or the world. Perhaps you want to explore parts of yourself that have previously been held silent by anxieties or conditioning. If so, I would be a great fit for you!
(831) 215-4138 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Hasanna Fletcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
After curing my own chronic back pain fifteen years ago, I've used the same mindbody approach to help clients overcome a broad range of emotionally induced chronic pain conditions.
People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
(831) 272-4949 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Margaret Putnam-Pite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
Are you or someone you love dealing with a life-threatening illness ? Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment or nearing end-of-life, the uncertainty and fear can be overwhelming. I offer counseling to help you find peace and fulfillment in this experience, to enable you to give and receive love in ways that might previously have seemed impossible. We can explore the impact illness is having on your life and develop strategies for managing the challenges you are facing. I work with families to improve communication and I offer guidance and support to caregivers, enabling them to provide the best care possible.
(831) 777-4720 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Maura Furness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
I have a straight forward, strength-based, humanistic approach to working with my clients. I believe you have inherent strengths and transformational healing abilities no matter how much pain or suffering you may experience. My goal is to support you to discover and harness these abilities to access healing, freedom from suffering, and a deeper inner knowing.
(831) 292-4298 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Robin Beltran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have extensive experience using this holistic approach to treat anxiety, panic attacks, depression, sleep problems, and stress related problems such as migraine and tension headaches and chronic pain .
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
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Jillian Chesley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
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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 Moses LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Do you find yourself up at night worrying? Do you cry in the shower, feel all alone or “not yourself?” My clients tell me they feel supported and safe to process out stress w/ spot focused attention-- this allows for quick relief from physical and/or emotional pain and creates space and energy for creative problem solving and creating your life in alignment!.
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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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
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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
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Philip Spradling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MSG
Verified
I also assist those living with chronic pain and illness who feel isolated.
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is." - There is great benefit to be found from tuning into your heart and mind. What are these voices saying to you? Do you sense a disconnect between your desires in life and the person you present to others? Are you a spiritual person but you don't find this impacts your daily life? It is my aim to create a safe and welcoming space where one feels known and accepted just as they are. When one feels accepted, one is able to share more and more of their journey, including the painful parts. Feeling deeply heard & understood is a starting point toward transformation.
(626) 551-4236 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Isa Reser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified
I believe therapy is the development of a safe and trusting relationship between the facilitator and the participant. Therapy can be hard work and getting started can be scary, however making art, using play or being in nature can ease this process. As your therapist I will encourage you to use your creative imagination as a vehicle to understanding your inner turmoil, psychic pain or stagnancy. Along the way we will be implementing these effective tools in cultivating a more fulfilling life experience.
(831) 471-5007 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Carol Cochrane Bass
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
As I trusted others with my own struggles and pain , and experienced their compassion and insights, it helped me on my own life journey and I desired to offer that same care to others.
VIDEO SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL CLIENTS . . . . . Initiating therapy can be a daunting and challenging process, and that begins with selecting a therapist around whom you will feel comfortable, safe and respected. To help you with that process, I'll start by sharing a few things about myself. I became a therapist because I discovered that it was a large part of who I am. Even at an early age, I found that I was often the person others felt safe to let their guard down with - to share what was happening below the surface, and to seek out my advice.
(831) 425-2277 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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
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Hannah Idalia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified
Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction.
(831) 621-5362 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Self Discovery Jungian Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I think therapy is always a good idea. Crisis, however, is often what leads us into therapy, and I believe that it is a call and an opportunity to look deeply, not only into our "problems" but, into ourselves. My approach is non-pathologizing, relational, and grounded in Jungian theory. I work with a variety of concerns with a special interest in spirituality, identity discovery, developmental and transitional adjustments, grief, loss, depression, chronic and palliative illness . I believe that every person has an innate capacity for healing and I am interested in helping people find theirs.
(831) 217-6014 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Joe Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Furthermore, my experience includes working with those with physical difficulties, such as sleeplessness, excessive weight loss or gain, and acute and chronic pain management.
Hi. I am Joe Sousa, a licensed psychotherapist in the State of CA. I've been providing counseling services in the Santa Cruz area in one form or another since 1993. Here's the issues I work with in therapy: Relationship enhancement, improve communication, sexual intimacy; handling difficulties, such as breakups and divorce; discovering life purpose and build self-esteem; issues relating to school, careers, money, a child or an elderly parent; dealing with powerful emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, and panic; addictive or compulsive behavior, with regard to alcohol, drugs, food, sex and/or porn.
(831) 219-4797 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Robin Bates, MA, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
If you feel stuck, or struggling with transitions, relationships, pain , grief or addiction I can provide that space for you to explore what is going on, open up new choices and learn tools to tolerate and grow with change and uncertainty.
In a culture that is fast paced with heavy demands on our time, so many of us do not have safe spaces to reflect, feel, listen and learn about ourselves. This can lead to dis-ease. I believe that providing a warm, judgement free space to discover and untangle some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that bind us can lead to greater freedom of choice, better health and overall wellness. We all hold the answers to the peace we are looking for.
(650) 899-8473 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Loretta J. Ferris, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families whose lives have been impacted by life transitions. These transitions often include challenges related to relationships, careers, retirement, parenting, loss and grief, chronic pain , disability often include depression, anxiety and PTSD.
(831) 291-3411 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Helen A. Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
A Spiritual (Metaphysical) awakening and also illness (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: MCS) have added to how I view suffering and healing.
Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world.
(831) 425-3405 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rebecca Leib
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe in a collaborative therapeutic partnership, one that is supportive, alleviates emotional pain , and promotes growth and healing. My goal is to provide you and your family with the tools to create and maintain life-affirming change in order to lead a more balanced and empowered life.
(831) 240-4338 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Chronic Pain Therapists
Chronic pain in the form of headaches, joint problems, or full-blown fibromyalgia can radically impact one's life. For many people, there is no end in sight to the pain; it may even derail employment and relationships. Some 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It can be influenced by many factors, including emotion and memory.

If you're looking for a Santa Cruz chronic pain therapist, these professionals provide chronic pain therapy and counseling in Santa Cruz.