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Photo of Marian Carapezza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Marian Carapezza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
People seek therapy because something in their life is not working. They are unhappy. I believe change is always possible and that I can help people live a fuller life. I have trust in everyone's ability to heal. Therapy is a process of being with another human being who wants to change, listening to his/her story, witnessing his/her pain, confusion and uncertainty. I believe that healing comes from acceptance of others and ourselves, remembering our strengths and developing healthy relationships. Therapy is a practice of Mindfulness; giving deep attention to what is happening in the present moment.
People seek therapy because something in their life is not working. They are unhappy. I believe change is always possible and that I can help people live a fuller life. I have trust in everyone's ability to heal. Therapy is a process of being with another human being who wants to change, listening to his/her story, witnessing his/her pain, confusion and uncertainty. I believe that healing comes from acceptance of others and ourselves, remembering our strengths and developing healthy relationships. Therapy is a practice of Mindfulness; giving deep attention to what is happening in the present moment.
(831) 269-5897 View (831) 269-5897
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
If you reside in a painful body and/or suffer from grief, loss, trauma, anxiety/depression, I have over 25 years of experience providing tools to cope with pain, loss and improve the quality of your life.
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.
If you reside in a painful body and/or suffer from grief, loss, trauma, anxiety/depression, I have over 25 years of experience providing tools to cope with pain, loss and improve the quality of your life.
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 View (831) 278-4714
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Robyn Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, she/her
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Stuck in a pattern? A pattern that repeats itself almost magically again and again in your relationships, at work, or parenting. These patterns may have been helpful in the past, but now dull creativity and spirit, wearing down confidence, fortitude and hope. Or perhaps you are in the middle of change or in need of change painfully long overdue, but you just can’t...seem...to...fully...step...forward. I work with adults and couples to move through patterns of depression, anxiety, addiction, pain and trauma into growth and long awaited thriving.
Stuck in a pattern? A pattern that repeats itself almost magically again and again in your relationships, at work, or parenting. These patterns may have been helpful in the past, but now dull creativity and spirit, wearing down confidence, fortitude and hope. Or perhaps you are in the middle of change or in need of change painfully long overdue, but you just can’t...seem...to...fully...step...forward. I work with adults and couples to move through patterns of depression, anxiety, addiction, pain and trauma into growth and long awaited thriving.
(831) 318-5485 View (831) 318-5485
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Heather Franks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #109884
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I help people •change unproductive behaviors & patterns •process feelings of anger and sadness •cope with uncertainty and pain •navigate life transitions •explore self/identity •explore solutions to problems •work on life goals •make choices to grow and thrive.
I support clients to live happy and meaningful lives and help them make changes that bring about well-being and transformation. I have a passion to support individuals, couples and families through many different life transitions (from adjusting to college, marriage, divorce, births, loss, retirement, coping with illness, and caregiving). I help clients with a range of relationship issues—from marriage/romantic partner conflict, communication issues in relationships, resolving issues in friendships, co-parenting, parent-child issues, loss of relationship & grief work, contemplation of separation, and exploring unhealthy patterns.
I help people •change unproductive behaviors & patterns •process feelings of anger and sadness •cope with uncertainty and pain •navigate life transitions •explore self/identity •explore solutions to problems •work on life goals •make choices to grow and thrive.
I support clients to live happy and meaningful lives and help them make changes that bring about well-being and transformation. I have a passion to support individuals, couples and families through many different life transitions (from adjusting to college, marriage, divorce, births, loss, retirement, coping with illness, and caregiving). I help clients with a range of relationship issues—from marriage/romantic partner conflict, communication issues in relationships, resolving issues in friendships, co-parenting, parent-child issues, loss of relationship & grief work, contemplation of separation, and exploring unhealthy patterns.
(831) 435-6316 View (831) 435-6316
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Ann Gimpel
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hello. I'm Ann Gimpel, a licensed psychologist. I believe in client-centered therapy and in crafting a safe and supportive environment for my clients. Clients experiencing life stressors such as job and relationship issues will be a great fit with my skill set. I'm also interested in addictions, chronic pain, and chronic health issues. As a cancer survivor, I've been there. Rather than being wedded to a particular theoretical approach, I will blend several to meet my clients' needs. I have background and training in cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, marital therapy, and client coaching, to name a few.
Hello. I'm Ann Gimpel, a licensed psychologist. I believe in client-centered therapy and in crafting a safe and supportive environment for my clients. Clients experiencing life stressors such as job and relationship issues will be a great fit with my skill set. I'm also interested in addictions, chronic pain, and chronic health issues. As a cancer survivor, I've been there. Rather than being wedded to a particular theoretical approach, I will blend several to meet my clients' needs. I have background and training in cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, marital therapy, and client coaching, to name a few.
(951) 221-5885 View (951) 221-5885
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Janelle Van der Linde
Psychological Associate, PhD, MA
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
Dr. Janelle van der Linde is a registered psychological associate with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in Silicon Valley, California. She has specialized training in providing comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and intervention, focusing on trauma, mood disorders, and distress related to an emotional grief, loss, relationship conflict, parent-child attachment, illness, infertility, adoption, and difficult life transitions.
Dr. Janelle van der Linde is a registered psychological associate with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in Silicon Valley, California. She has specialized training in providing comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and intervention, focusing on trauma, mood disorders, and distress related to an emotional grief, loss, relationship conflict, parent-child attachment, illness, infertility, adoption, and difficult life transitions.
(747) 298-5598 View (747) 298-5598
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Sage Swiatek
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95064  (Online Only)
Healing isn't something we do best in isolation. As a therapist, I work with clients to build greater connection and community to support them on their path. My clients are women and LGBTQIA+ folks seeking therapy where they can show up and be seen as their authentic selves. Many have a history of trauma or have experienced interpersonal violence, such as domestic abuse or sexual assault. Others are working to manage chronic stress and anxiety at work or at home. Whatever concerns are bringing you to my (online) office today, I'll work with you from a place of respect, curiosity, and collaboration.
Healing isn't something we do best in isolation. As a therapist, I work with clients to build greater connection and community to support them on their path. My clients are women and LGBTQIA+ folks seeking therapy where they can show up and be seen as their authentic selves. Many have a history of trauma or have experienced interpersonal violence, such as domestic abuse or sexual assault. Others are working to manage chronic stress and anxiety at work or at home. Whatever concerns are bringing you to my (online) office today, I'll work with you from a place of respect, curiosity, and collaboration.
(415) 741-5533 View (415) 741-5533
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Aude Castagna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063  (Online Only)
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
(831) 244-9741 View (831) 244-9741
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Laurel Marie Andres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Starting therapy takes courage. By the time my clients begin working with me they have grown tired of what's not working in their lives. I help them develop new perspectives, work through grief and loss, and choose their path forward. I base my practice on direct style, good humor and close attention to the subtle dynamics that have kept them stuck until now. Tools: Somatic, Narrative, Gestalt and Mindfulness approaches. Specialties: Trauma recovery, challenging life transitions, working with finances, sexuality and parenting.
Starting therapy takes courage. By the time my clients begin working with me they have grown tired of what's not working in their lives. I help them develop new perspectives, work through grief and loss, and choose their path forward. I base my practice on direct style, good humor and close attention to the subtle dynamics that have kept them stuck until now. Tools: Somatic, Narrative, Gestalt and Mindfulness approaches. Specialties: Trauma recovery, challenging life transitions, working with finances, sexuality and parenting.
(831) 800-2166 View (831) 800-2166
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Karin Leonard
CHT, NLP, Coach
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Ready to go beyond talk therapy? Hypnotherapy combined with life coaching gives you access to a powerful yet completely safe portal of positive change and neuroplasticity. It is my joy and privilege to be your guide, mentor and confidant - be it for a few sessions, a few months or a lifetime. Whether you are tired of the same issues blocking your progress, want to tap more of your potential, feel calm and confident, and live a life you LOVE - I am here for you. In working with clients and couples for 30 years, I have developed a highly effective approach combining life coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP and a good dose of intuition.
Ready to go beyond talk therapy? Hypnotherapy combined with life coaching gives you access to a powerful yet completely safe portal of positive change and neuroplasticity. It is my joy and privilege to be your guide, mentor and confidant - be it for a few sessions, a few months or a lifetime. Whether you are tired of the same issues blocking your progress, want to tap more of your potential, feel calm and confident, and live a life you LOVE - I am here for you. In working with clients and couples for 30 years, I have developed a highly effective approach combining life coaching, hypnotherapy, NLP and a good dose of intuition.
(831) 498-1775 View (831) 498-1775
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Julie Raudebaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (831) 777-3486
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Norman Malcolm Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There may seem to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed best at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men are hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet.
Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There may seem to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed best at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men are hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet.
(831) 900-4877 View (831) 900-4877
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(831) 276-0279 View (831) 276-0279
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Cameron Jackson
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hello! Need help for children with autism, ADHD and other issues? Need an accurate diagnosis and report? Want assistance connecting with resources -- school, government, medical -- to help you?
Hello! Need help for children with autism, ADHD and other issues? Need an accurate diagnosis and report? Want assistance connecting with resources -- school, government, medical -- to help you?
(831) 346-1383 View (831) 346-1383
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
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 View (650) 334-1549
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Melinda Marie Martindale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hi and welcome! A key component to successful therapy and personal change starts with a strong connection between therapist and client. I work with adults in ALL areas of relationships, including your relationship with yourself. I walk with people on the journey to their natural, authentic self with a professional and individual tx plan. I use an integrative model; including humanistic, holistic, CBT, ACT, somatic work and supportive psychotherapy-meeting a person where they are on any specific day. I am a mother, was a single mother, now a step mother, a grandmother, a lover of nature and a survivor of this 'human condition.'
Hi and welcome! A key component to successful therapy and personal change starts with a strong connection between therapist and client. I work with adults in ALL areas of relationships, including your relationship with yourself. I walk with people on the journey to their natural, authentic self with a professional and individual tx plan. I use an integrative model; including humanistic, holistic, CBT, ACT, somatic work and supportive psychotherapy-meeting a person where they are on any specific day. I am a mother, was a single mother, now a step mother, a grandmother, a lover of nature and a survivor of this 'human condition.'
(831) 453-1681 View (831) 453-1681
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John Mizelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
(831) 713-2410 x2 View (831) 713-2410 x2
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Erin Elizabeth Wilkie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Waitlist for new clients
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, medical stressors or any related frustrations, I am here to support YOU in working through the daily struggles that come your way. It isn't an easy journey and many in your life may not understand how to help you. I will give you the support and understanding that you are looking for.
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, medical stressors or any related frustrations, I am here to support YOU in working through the daily struggles that come your way. It isn't an easy journey and many in your life may not understand how to help you. I will give you the support and understanding that you are looking for.
(831) 471-5160 View (831) 471-5160
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Lauren Labinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome - I'm so glad you’re here! Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. Sometimes frustrating. A little scary. But you’re here because you’re ready…or you think you might be ready, and you need some support to take the next step. Whether you know that you'd like to find an attachment-based therapist, or you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for, it's ok. I'm here to help.
Welcome - I'm so glad you’re here! Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. Sometimes frustrating. A little scary. But you’re here because you’re ready…or you think you might be ready, and you need some support to take the next step. Whether you know that you'd like to find an attachment-based therapist, or you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for, it's ok. I'm here to help.
(831) 777-6659 View (831) 777-6659
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Rachel Jordana Horodezky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. I also offer tele-health sessions and movement workshops. Please message me or check out my website to find out more. www.centerforembodimentmedicine.com
Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. I also offer tele-health sessions and movement workshops. Please message me or check out my website to find out more. www.centerforembodimentmedicine.com
(831) 331-4858 View (831) 331-4858

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