Elderly Persons Disorders Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Stan Einhorn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, families, youth and caregivers managing Alzheimer's, dementia or other life threatening illness.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to see if I am a good fit for you as a therapist. Helping people discover their own solutions to improve their lives is truly rewarding for me. I will help you find your path to these solutions. I offer a safe and accepting space in which we explore the issues that challenge you in the present and how that may relate to emotional burdens of the past. Together we work to heal old wounds so that they no longer negatively impact decisions, relationships, or patterns of behaviors in your present life.
(831) 278-4932
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Lily Rich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Through my business Healing at Home I specialize in in-home therapy for seniors, elders and their families. My practice is unique in that I see my clients in the comfort of their own home. My ideal client is someone who is having trouble adjusting to the transitions in their life. Many of my clients have lost a loved one or are adjusting to a chronic illness, loss of independence or a recent move. Through Medicare I am also able to provide support to my clients families, who are often also struggling with their loved ones challenges.
(831) 346-1132
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Margaret Putnam-Pite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
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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Amy Gregg
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am receptive and open to what you have to say, supporting you with compassion and insight. Who are you at your deepest, truest self? I help you bring awareness to your inner process, effectively releasing emotion, mental blockages, and patterns. You can learn to offer yourself loving kindness and neutrally observe what you are feeling and thinking. You can acquire coping skills to adaptively face life's challenges. I offer solutions and hope for seemingly helpless situations.
(831) 800-2381
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Stephen Otto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is about change, and I am dedicated to helping you make the change you seek. I provide a compassionate, confidential haven for addressing areas of difficulty and disturbance, for healing past hurt and loss, for mending and deepening relationships, and for helping you live a rich, meaningful life.
(831) 704-5576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Melinda Marie Martindale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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 to healing; including humanistic, holistic, CBT, mindfulness 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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Jillian Chesley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Alicia M Foronda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others.
(831) 704-8692
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Sylvia Yee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stressed out? Can't focus or sustain your attention? Worried about a family member or friend? Caught between caring for your children and caring for your parents? Can't sleep? Underperforming? Having bothersome thoughts? Can't get going? Disorganized? Distracted? Lost interest in things you once enjoyed? These things don't have to manage your life. You can learn how to manage them instead of them managing you. Working together, you will learn adaptive ways to think and respond to various stressors and develop healthy coping strategies. Get back to life!
(831) 531-2596
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Terry Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you have life relationship challenges and and can’t seem to figure out a solution? Or do you feel overwhelmed in your life? I will help you to discover the solutions in your internal world and in so doing the everyday world you live in changes also. I use cognitive behavioral skills, communication skills, active and reflective listening Skills. I believe you can work to find solutions to your issues.
(831) 406-5460
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Cypress' Couples' Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
When a couple comes to see me, there is most often a feeling of safety. Because they know that the model I use for the healing of couples' relationships brings such a high percentage of satisfaction. The model is EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples). Even though EFT does not need the teaching of communication skills, I am also, a communication teacher. For the couple and myself, it is always thrilling to see workable interventions that give them more freedom and safety because life is so much easier living within a secure relationship.
(831) 215-3951
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Helen Giffrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
These are turbulent times that place an extra burden on our mental health. In addition, perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and struggle to find enough time for yourself, or you're in the midst of a challenging life event or transition. You may be experiencing some symptoms that concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and put stress on our relationships. In my role as your witness and collaborator, I offer a comfortable and safe space for you to process, problem solve, and explore ways to re-connect with your own internal wisdom.
(708) 866-0357
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Harmony Within Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We live in Paradise but I realize at times even Paradise feels difficult. Looking for a therapist can be as challenging as the reasons we are seeking one. I approach therapy as a team, working together to find solutions, work through challenges, look at your strengths in an effort to bring some solace back into your life and get you living again, not just surviving. My style is primarily interactive, I work through the eyes of curiosity and I like to use humor and try to interject some fun into our therapy sessions, realizing how heavy it could be to work through your stuff.
(831) 291-5393
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(831) 208-3271
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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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Melanie Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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
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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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Penelope Rayas-Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
I am offering Telehealth services due to COVID-19. Starting December, I will be in my new office location in Capitola. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on spiritual connection, empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life. I have limited availability for insurance and only take Anthem, MHN and Beacon,
(408) 872-8957
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Lisa Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life presents unexpected challenges which can cause anxiety, depression, hopelessness, difficulties with relationships and problems with self esteem. These unresolved issues can derail us with feelings of being overwhelmed. Therapy can help you learn to manage trauma in order to deal with stressors and move through challenges with confidence so you can get back on track with your life.
(831) 387-6950
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Barbara Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
(831) 205-0622
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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What type of Santa Cruz mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Santa Cruz?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
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