Chronic Pain Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Christine L Evans
Psychologist, PhD, REAT
Verified
Verified
I work best with clients eager to participate in a shared process of discovery to 1) ease the pain accompanying loss, stress, trauma, or transition, 2) gain insight into confusing or self-destructive patterns of behavior, 3) learn tools for managing depression and anxiety, 4) express themselves and live more creatively.
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
(831) 818-4569
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Marian Carapezza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Heather Franks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #109884
Verified
Verified
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
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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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Terri Lyn Zucker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
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Kat Zwick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I provide ADHD solutions-focused therapy and DBT solutions-focused therapy to gender expansive, queer, and neurodivergent clients. This work is skills-based, fun, sometimes hilarious, compassionate, non-judgmental and meant to help clients reach their goals with distress tolerance, behavior change, executive functioning challenges, task completion, short-term blocks or hurdles, and long-term planning, organization, and emotion regulation.
(831) 740-8296
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Shine a Light Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
(831) 350-6795
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Teri L. Virostko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We all go through difficult times and it takes courage to reach out for support. You may be wondering how therapy can help you. Perhaps you want support with a challenging issue, to relieve anxiety, recover from trauma or to change patterns that no longer work for you. You may want to improve a relationship or get support with parenting or working through loss. You can make changes, break patterns, and heal. Therapy is a place to get support, to explore new strategies for coping better with life, and to view things from an expanded perspective. Our challenges present us with opportunities to heal as well as grow.
(831) 888-0390
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Erin Elizabeth Wilkie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFTI
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jeanne Willis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are old relationship patterns, experiences of trauma and neglect, or stuck ways of thinking interfering with your ability to step more fully into your life? Therapy can and should go beyond achieving a reduction in distress. In my work I aspire to facilitate development of a deeper connection with inner strength, vision, passion and conviction while addressing your issues of concern.
(831) 239-0089
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Cameron Jackson
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Heidi Poteet Marini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, , AMFT, ALPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be hard but I'm guessing you already knew that.  All the hard stuff can leave us feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or sad. Sometimes life's challenges become too difficult to overcome alone. Finding a safe and collaborative place to explore and address what is troubling you is the first step toward healing.  Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenges within a relationship. While there are no guarantees of what you will experience in therapy, research shows that therapy helps people. It works. Psychotherapy can elevate feelings of self worth, purpose, and improve your overall quality of life.
(831) 232-9638
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Zoe Raine-Mustain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for fourteen years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
(831) 726-0097
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Laurel Marie Andres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities.
(831) 732-4009
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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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Shira Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have thirty years experience helping people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship conflict, stress, and many other issues that take away from quality of life. My approach goes beyond plain talk therapy. My goal is to help you release old wounds, connect with your true inner self, and find your power. Whether you are completely new to therapy or have had many therapists and are discouraged with a lack of results, I am dedicated to listening and finding the right approach for you, the unique human that you are. I want to empower you to achieve your goals and live the fulfilling life that you deserve.
(831) 684-7487
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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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Jayla Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Compassion and curiosity are the starting place for our exploration. Life is inherently challenging and difficult, and we all suffer from hurts large and small, past and present. And most of us are plagued by a strong inner critic who thinks they are helping but often shames and limits us. In spite of our best efforts, cycles of expectation and disappointment can leave us feeling confused, isolated, frustrated, and trapped in our habitual patterns. As Ta-Nehisi Coates put it, "I am marked by old codes, which shielded me in one world and then chained me in the next."
(831) 477-0778
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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