Emotionally Focused Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Cas Chamberlain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
I help you break unhealthy patterns by offering a curious and compassionate space for your healing to naturally unfold. This nurturing process helps you align with your fullest potential as a creatively embodied and purposeful being. I offer an open mind and heart to help you face challenges involving sadness, anxiety, grief, isolation, trauma, and relationships. I draw from various perspectives and methods including humanistic, experiential, emotionally focused (EFT), attachment theory, depth psychology, and parts work (IFS). We work collaboratively, flexibly and in the present moment.
(831) 273-9647 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Cypress' Couples' Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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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Kate Whittle-Utter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
For couples work, I use emotionally focused therapy.
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
(805) 316-7134 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Aimee Pomerleau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a Masters in Somatic Psychology, training in Hakomi (mindfulness-based therapy), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and a background in dance, yoga, and massage.
Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply.
(831) 854-7567 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Amber Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in couples therapy and supporting women. In my work with women I help create space where you can freely give yourself permission to be where you are and offer love and kindness to yourself. I will support you to step into a place of deeper authenticity and strength. Old patterns of thinking or ways of viewing the world may no longer be serving you but you can choose to hold space for what serves and say no thank you to what does not. In my couples work I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
(626) 774-7548 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Elisabeth Powell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My approach to therapy draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
People generally seek therapy when something in their life isn’t the way they want it to be, whether it be uncomfortable feelings, difficult relationships, challenging transitions, problematic behaviors, etc.. Our task is a process of understanding the factors that have led to this place (i.e. early relationships, impactful experiences, traumas; whatever factors contribute to how one sees themselves), which then allows for looking clearly at the present, and looking intentionally towards the future, in identifying what is most important for you in your life, connecting with your authentic values, and aligning with those values.
(831) 273-7897 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lisa Call
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-CA, LPCC-CA, MFT-HI
Verified
As an experienced couples therapist with advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I can help you learn better ways to communicate and to improve your feelings of connection and closeness in your relationship.
Are you experiencing any of the following in your marriage: trust issues, infidelity, feeling more like roommates than romantic partners, trauma/addiction issues, frequent arguments that never get resolved, or just feeling lonely in your relationship? When you try to talk things out, it just makes everything worse and you feel stuck. You know you need help but don't know what to do to get back those feelings of intimacy and closeness that you used to have together. Instead of growing apart, you are longing for help to get your relationship back on track so that you can restore love, passion and trust once again.
(510) 800-6108 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Noelle Darling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own.
(831) 400-3890 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jessica Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Rumi- We all have times in life where we feel that something isn’t working, that something needs to change. Whether that something is a relationship, a job, a place or the way we experience our day to day lives, I am passionate about helping you walk that path to more authentic relationships and a more authentic life. Sometimes that journey is best explored individually, sometimes as a couple, and I love working with both.
(831) 268-6026 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Katy Wann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Welcome! I specialize in supporting teens and young adults who are feeling overwhelmed by life and who want to feel more grounded and at peace. I operate from the belief that we are all doing the best we can, and that at the same time, we can want more for ourselves: more peace of mind, more stability within ourselves and in our relationships, more understanding around our stressors and patterns. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, high sensitivity, difficult life changes or transitions, grief/loss, or trauma, no problem is too big or too small. You don't have to go through it alone.
(831) 217-8244 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Elio Scudieri
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Sometimes hurts get stacked on each other & we assemble a life that protects against the pain, so it doesn’t ever hurt like that again. But in that process of armoring ourselves, we build a structure that also limits our capacity to enjoy life. We each have a much more unconstrained life that wants us to live it. By knowing ourselves through discovery, we work to be accountable to our own position & condition in life, forgive ourselves & others, & create a life that rewards us for this beautiful & courageous effort. Sessions will likely include mindfulness, humor, creativity, compassion, empathy, accountability, & problem-solving.
(831) 298-8723 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Sean Neesley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
How do we regain balance after losing our footing? Whether through anxiety, anger, depression, fear, guilt or shame, it is normal for our lives to present challenges that throw us seemingly off course. At the same time, life’s greatest challenges can also present opportunities for growth, deep healing and the reintegration of lost parts of ourselves. In my work with clients, I provide a safe and supportive environment to express and explore challenging emotions, thoughts and beliefs and help them discover new vistas and vantage points from which to enjoy and appreciate themselves, their lives, and their relationships again.
(831) 208-3531 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Amanda L. Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Are you ready to transform your life and your relationships? To pick up the shattered pieces and reassemble them in a more beautiful way? To explore issues related to sexuality, partnership, and family? By reclaiming the forgotten parts of the self, we move towards wholeness. It is time to make peace with the past, to learn to live in the present moment, and gain clarity of vision for a future worth living. By turning towards our suffering in a safe environment, we can transform our wounds into a source of beauty and strength. It is possible to live a life deeply connected to ourselves, our families, our loved ones, and the Earth.
(831) 218-6084 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Rebecca Warton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I would like to celebrate you on your path! You may be considering therapy for various reason. Whether obvious or obscure you most likely have a clear sense of wanting to feel better. You may even be hopeful about experiencing more joy in your life. To assist you in your process; I will do my best to support your comfort in disclosure, faith in the discovery process and acknowledgment of new insight and perspectives. I will also help build your experiential awareness and vocabulary. Together psychotherapy can foster in you a more positive outlook, fulfilling relationships and an embodied sense of vitality in your life!
(408) 560-4034 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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J. Sarah MacEwan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Stop looking for the "right" kind of therapy, and start looking for the right kind of relationship. Too many of us are suffering in isolation, with complex challenges and big feelings that we were never meant to carry on our own. But once we have a place where we feel seen, heard and held without judgment, we naturally begin to heal. Allow me to be that place for you. I love supporting people with grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and issues around self-worth and self-esteem. I am so glad you found me.
(831) 888-1750 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Elaine Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
(831) 269-5047 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Alicia M Foronda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
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
Not accepting new clients
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Gloria Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Gloria believes therapy works best when client and therapist work together to achieve a common goal. Gloria’s warmth and humor helps to create a trusting relationship where clients can feel comfortable to explore themselves and achieve meaningful change. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, nonjudgmental and client centered.
(831) 319-5367 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Teresa Locascio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
In a fast-paced world full of distractions, it's easy to become overwhelmed and run-down. When this happens, it's important to slow down and take care of yourself. Mental and emotional health is just as important as physical, and therapy can be a way for you to learn tools to regain stability and overcome obstacles you may be facing. People sometimes find themselves uncertain about starting therapy. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe space where you feel supported and heard as we work together to navigate challenges that come your way.
(831) 278-4802 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Laurie A Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, EMDR, C-Hypno, Somatic
Verified
Personal, professional, family and community issues can be challenging. Compassion, honor of the unique individual, plus methods to navigate positively, heal wounds, make wonderful shifts needed! People seek ways to change emotional, spiritual and mental habits internally, while navigating real life difficulties. Honor for your sensitives and uniqueness is given here. I have effectively helped people from a vast array of cultural backgrounds to find ways to healing and positive life change. I go deeper than talk therapy offering all kinds of tools for change from IFS, to EMDR, to hypnotherapy, to somatic to expressive, and more.
(831) 425-9539 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Santa Cruz Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Santa Cruz Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Santa Cruz