Chronic Pain Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Dr. Jennifer Kennelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been serving the needs of children, adolescents, and adults for over 20 years. I grew up in the Santa Cruz area and I am thrilled to be serving our beautiful community. I provide both therapy and psychological testing to children and adults in order to help my patients grow into their full potential. Oftentimes, problems that seem insurmountable are due to the ways in which we perceive them. Feeling as though we lack the power to change keep us locked in old, unproductive patterns. Understanding what is holding you back is often the key to growth, change, and greater life satisfaction.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been serving the needs of children, adolescents, and adults for over 20 years. I grew up in the Santa Cruz area and I am thrilled to be serving our beautiful community. I provide both therapy and psychological testing to children and adults in order to help my patients grow into their full potential. Oftentimes, problems that seem insurmountable are due to the ways in which we perceive them. Feeling as though we lack the power to change keep us locked in old, unproductive patterns. Understanding what is holding you back is often the key to growth, change, and greater life satisfaction.
(831) 216-3062 View (831) 216-3062
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Shelia Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
I have been active in mental health care for over 40 years, currently specializing in PTSD and other trauma issues. I developed a treatment protocol, called Personalized Embodied Rhythm Coupling (PERC), which is designed to meet your individual needs. “Embodied” means that treatment will help you feel “at home” and “safe” in your body, being in your body in the moment to feel all its emotional, sensory, and physical sensations. You will be connected to, and accept, all parts of your body. You will be able to self-soothe when feeling anxious or fearful.
I have been active in mental health care for over 40 years, currently specializing in PTSD and other trauma issues. I developed a treatment protocol, called Personalized Embodied Rhythm Coupling (PERC), which is designed to meet your individual needs. “Embodied” means that treatment will help you feel “at home” and “safe” in your body, being in your body in the moment to feel all its emotional, sensory, and physical sensations. You will be connected to, and accept, all parts of your body. You will be able to self-soothe when feeling anxious or fearful.
(661) 524-9393 View (661) 524-9393
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Sheri Sohriakoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Waitlist for new clients
Your experience makes sense, there is nothing wrong with you, and healing is possible. I see therapy as a supportive space where you can find your inner voice and practice living in alignment with your authentic self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or other mental health issues, therapy will be a collaborative process. Our sessions will support you in developing skills, learning how to manage your emotions and feeling a greater sense of calm within yourself and in relationships.
Your experience makes sense, there is nothing wrong with you, and healing is possible. I see therapy as a supportive space where you can find your inner voice and practice living in alignment with your authentic self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or other mental health issues, therapy will be a collaborative process. Our sessions will support you in developing skills, learning how to manage your emotions and feeling a greater sense of calm within yourself and in relationships.
(408) 769-5731 View (408) 769-5731
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Lesa M Pascali
Marriage & Family Therapist, Lesa Pascali, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Lesa Pascali and I am committed to connecting with individuals, couples and families through individualized therapy and to helping them to discover/rediscover the harmony, meaning and wellness within their lives. After 23 years in law enforcement and 18 years doing therapy, I have dealt with a variety of situations. I’ve worked with individuals, couples and families, veterans, ex-offenders, children, teens and neurologically imbalanced individuals. I use a variety of therapies including RLT therapy, CBT & Solution Focused therapy and am a Certified Relational Life couples therapist.
Welcome! I’m Lesa Pascali and I am committed to connecting with individuals, couples and families through individualized therapy and to helping them to discover/rediscover the harmony, meaning and wellness within their lives. After 23 years in law enforcement and 18 years doing therapy, I have dealt with a variety of situations. I’ve worked with individuals, couples and families, veterans, ex-offenders, children, teens and neurologically imbalanced individuals. I use a variety of therapies including RLT therapy, CBT & Solution Focused therapy and am a Certified Relational Life couples therapist.
(408) 715-3046 View (408) 715-3046
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Kaitlin Doran
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
I am a queer, autistic licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in high masking Autism, depression and anxiety, LGBTQIA issues, women’s health issues, and life transitions. My approach is warm and collaborative, informed by interpersonal and emotion-focused theories. I foster a safe and nurturing environment from which to gain greater insight and confidence through genuineness, interest, and humor.
I am a queer, autistic licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in high masking Autism, depression and anxiety, LGBTQIA issues, women’s health issues, and life transitions. My approach is warm and collaborative, informed by interpersonal and emotion-focused theories. I foster a safe and nurturing environment from which to gain greater insight and confidence through genuineness, interest, and humor.
(628) 200-3679 View (628) 200-3679
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Anita Whelan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Online Only)
I work in an interactive style offering supportive and pragmatic feedback with everyday issues that are disrupting your life. I seek out the strengths in people in order to build on those core qualities so you can get more of what you want out of life. I use a bio/psycho/social approach to look at how physical factors, behaviors, thoughts, the environment and interactions with others are impeding or assisting you in living the life you want.
I work in an interactive style offering supportive and pragmatic feedback with everyday issues that are disrupting your life. I seek out the strengths in people in order to build on those core qualities so you can get more of what you want out of life. I use a bio/psycho/social approach to look at how physical factors, behaviors, thoughts, the environment and interactions with others are impeding or assisting you in living the life you want.
(925) 489-1222 View (925) 489-1222
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Mind-Body Integrative Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Online Only)
When your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is perpetually alerted to be in a survival state (due to various life stressors) you might notice symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal deficiency, perpetual irritability, trouble with sleeping, digestive issues, various mental health challenges and the list goes on. Holistic approaches to wellness that incorporate body-brain based therapy models get at the root of these issues and begin turning down the dial on your ANS so that you can live a longer, healthier life.
When your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is perpetually alerted to be in a survival state (due to various life stressors) you might notice symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal deficiency, perpetual irritability, trouble with sleeping, digestive issues, various mental health challenges and the list goes on. Holistic approaches to wellness that incorporate body-brain based therapy models get at the root of these issues and begin turning down the dial on your ANS so that you can live a longer, healthier life.
(530) 203-6852 View (530) 203-6852
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Jennifer Holt
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
As a master therapist, my clients are very diverse and cross all cultural backgrounds. They are dealing with trauma, depression/anxiety, old damaging beliefs and dysfunctional behavior. I help them reclaim their lives with cutting edge brain re-training, more effective at creating permanent healing than talk therapy. By rewriting the brain's negative programs, we create emotional well-being, peace, joy and self-acceptance. I also work with mood disorders, relationship issues, addictions, sexual issues. I have a very high success rate and rapid results. Text me for more info: 831-888-6201.
As a master therapist, my clients are very diverse and cross all cultural backgrounds. They are dealing with trauma, depression/anxiety, old damaging beliefs and dysfunctional behavior. I help them reclaim their lives with cutting edge brain re-training, more effective at creating permanent healing than talk therapy. By rewriting the brain's negative programs, we create emotional well-being, peace, joy and self-acceptance. I also work with mood disorders, relationship issues, addictions, sexual issues. I have a very high success rate and rapid results. Text me for more info: 831-888-6201.
(831) 240-4758 View (831) 240-4758
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River Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
I am passionate about providing gender & neurodivergent affirming care to individuals who are trans, non-binary, gender-expansive, gender-questioning & queer. My priority is to create a safe and supportive space to help you heal from past wounds and find a path toward embodying your most authentic self. My work aims to dismantle white supremacy, capitalism & ableism & help you unlearn harmful internalized beliefs instilled by these systems of oppression. I guide you in learning to care for your unique wellbeing in order to live with less suffering & more freedom. I believe in and hold space for each person's potential to heal & grow
I am passionate about providing gender & neurodivergent affirming care to individuals who are trans, non-binary, gender-expansive, gender-questioning & queer. My priority is to create a safe and supportive space to help you heal from past wounds and find a path toward embodying your most authentic self. My work aims to dismantle white supremacy, capitalism & ableism & help you unlearn harmful internalized beliefs instilled by these systems of oppression. I guide you in learning to care for your unique wellbeing in order to live with less suffering & more freedom. I believe in and hold space for each person's potential to heal & grow
(831) 291-3074 View (831) 291-3074
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Leah Sue Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, R-DMT, RYI-500
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Do you need to change a relationship, behavior or thought pattern? Pause. Change can happen in a single moment of insight. You have taken the first step toward self-empowerment and transformation. When we deepen our awareness within a positive, supportive and safe environment, we can find tools to navigate life’s obstacles. Let's have a conversation! Sessions focus are a collaboration toward growth and transformation. I provide holistic and integrative counseling for the body, mind and spirit, with 35 years of experience in the healing arts professions.
Are you experiencing a "dark night of the soul" and feeling hopeless? Do you need to change a relationship, behavior or thought pattern? Pause. Change can happen in a single moment of insight. You have taken the first step toward self-empowerment and transformation. When we deepen our awareness within a positive, supportive and safe environment, we can find tools to navigate life’s obstacles. Let's have a conversation! Sessions focus are a collaboration toward growth and transformation. I provide holistic and integrative counseling for the body, mind and spirit, with 35 years of experience in the healing arts professions.
(831) 231-2660 View (831) 231-2660
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Canopy Counseling & EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060  (Online Only)
My clients usually come to me with severe anxiety, depression, or relationship patterns that seem to keep repeating themselves. They might constantly feel like they are not good enough, or have trouble relaxing and unwinding. They might be triggered by seemingly minor things that send them spiraling into self-doubt and anxiety/depression. All of the above experiences are very common responses to trauma. Together, we’ll work through these triggers so you can feel more like you’re in the driver’s seat.
My clients usually come to me with severe anxiety, depression, or relationship patterns that seem to keep repeating themselves. They might constantly feel like they are not good enough, or have trouble relaxing and unwinding. They might be triggered by seemingly minor things that send them spiraling into self-doubt and anxiety/depression. All of the above experiences are very common responses to trauma. Together, we’ll work through these triggers so you can feel more like you’re in the driver’s seat.
(408) 539-9329 View (408) 539-9329
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Elizabeth Ariel Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing, where individuals seeking profound transformation find solace and growth. I specialize in trauma-informed therapy, utilizing a holistic approach that encompasses somatic, relational, and mind-body-spirit connections. My bespoke services are tailored to cater to the unique needs of individuals, guiding them towards profound healing and personal evolution.
Welcome to a sanctuary of healing, where individuals seeking profound transformation find solace and growth. I specialize in trauma-informed therapy, utilizing a holistic approach that encompasses somatic, relational, and mind-body-spirit connections. My bespoke services are tailored to cater to the unique needs of individuals, guiding them towards profound healing and personal evolution.
(805) 316-7381 View (805) 316-7381
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Xander Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, Coach
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Online Only)
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
(831) 703-8969 View (831) 703-8969
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Brian Winkler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
For over 30 years, I have specialized in working with individuals and couples who are looking for a deep, transformative experience in therapy that resolves core issues and not just symptoms. I help my clients heal life long attachment wounds and change deep seated negative patterns, facilitating a greater capacity for intimacy, joy, inner peace, and confidence. I draw upon several approaches including EMDR for the resolution of past trauma and addictions, psychodynamic (childhood issues), Couples Systems, Jungian dream analysis, meditative practices, somatic focused therapy, and techniques from the latest neuroscience research.
For over 30 years, I have specialized in working with individuals and couples who are looking for a deep, transformative experience in therapy that resolves core issues and not just symptoms. I help my clients heal life long attachment wounds and change deep seated negative patterns, facilitating a greater capacity for intimacy, joy, inner peace, and confidence. I draw upon several approaches including EMDR for the resolution of past trauma and addictions, psychodynamic (childhood issues), Couples Systems, Jungian dream analysis, meditative practices, somatic focused therapy, and techniques from the latest neuroscience research.
(650) 306-8188 View (650) 306-8188
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Chris Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (831) 824-4924
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Margaret Putnam-Pite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (831) 777-4720
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Helen A. Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (831) 425-3405
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Terri Lyn Zucker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (650) 489-0765
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Maya Lev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
(831) 346-0492 View (831) 346-0492
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Teri L. Virostko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (831) 888-0390