Non-Binary Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Ride The Wave Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCPC, CGP, C-DBT
Verified
RtW is committed to providing its therapeutic services to a diverse community of those in recovery in Santa Cruz; we proudly serve trans, non-binary and gender diverse clients, clients of various sexual orientations, as well as those from a wide array of cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds.
Ride The Wave Recovery offers group, individual, and family therapy to clients of all genders and sexualities living with or in recovery from eating disorders, addictions, codependency, co-occurring trauma and ADHD. "Ride the wave" reminds us that sorrow, pain, happiness, triggers, relapses, slips, high highs, low lows, and everything in-between need not be waves that consume us, overtake us, define us, or drown us; rather we can gently and skillfully navigate these waves, from the surface, as if on a psychological surfboard, with the help of others, our Wise Mind, our Higher Power, or Self keeping us afloat.
(831) 703-9309 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Senechal Consulting
MA, BCBA, ABD
I support diverse communities (Neuro, Sex, Sexuality, Gender): Trans, GenderQueer, Non-Binary , LBGTQIA+), use WPATH/APA SOC.
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy as clients gain perspective, skills, and self-acceptance and -efficacy to improve their lives. I welcome people with learning, social, gender/sex/sexuality, neuro-diverse or medical concerns. I honor APA/WPATH standards of care for Trans/Queer/Non Binary/Expansive/Agender people. A professor of Biological Psychology, Somatic Psychology/Sexuality, & Mental Health with focus in gender/endocrinology/pharmacology, and 10/22 completing a PhD in CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients authenticity and adaptivity.
(650) 866-1499 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Dani B. Hope
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I consider myself Gender Expansive ( non-binary ), and have experience in a life time of navigating life's multi-directional obstacle course.
Being in relationship with others is challenging and can be a difficult act to maintain. But only in relationship can we grow closer to learning to live in community and remain connected to others. I am comfortable with alternative types of relationships, as well as all people on the gender spectrum. Together we will explore ways that are best for you to learn how to communicate in a way that enables you to live more authentically and develops connection with others.
(831) 777-4189 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Liz Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Feeling misunderstood and not quit right? Situations of trauma in the past could be a variable. ​ I understand trauma, the difficulties faced by us all when we try to learn past our intergenerational patterns. I am here for parents and caregivers who want to do their best for their families. I also welcome clients who want to be better caregivers to themselves. This includes anyone dealing with depression, anxiety, addictive behavior, unprocessed childhood experiences, or failure to create healthy connections with others.
(707) 926-2893 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Harper Cheaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, MA, LMFT
Verified
My primary goal is to create a safe, open, judgment free environment. It is my belief that people at every age are the experts of their experiences and have the answers they seek already within themselves. I work with you to uncover your unique truth, while helping you gain tools to more wholly experience your daily life.
(831) 346-1106 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Rory Valentine Diller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Hello, I'm Rory. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
(925) 259-3996 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Taylor Stocki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW
Verified
I view each of our lives as a journey of discovery: of the self, the world around us, and all the experiences that move through us. We are learning how to be who we are, how to be human, and how to traverse the terrain ahead of us. The journey brings with it a full range, from ecstatic bliss and deep peace to agonizing shame and despair, and everything between. Each individual’s journey is unique, yet we share some overlapping themes and needs. Perhaps we are seeking support along our journey, for further growth, healing, or connection with our authentic self and others.
(831) 777-4134 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Dima Dashevsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Starting therapy for the first time or returning after a long break can feel intimidating. You might have even had bad experiences before. I'm here to help. We will go at your pace because your experience is important to me. I believe that lasting change and healing can only happen when our whole selves are seen and welcomed. I provide a safe healing space and bring a strong, grounded presence so that you can begin to cultivate more love and compassion for yourself, connect with your inner wisdom and become more whole and authentic in your relationship with others.
(831) 900-4916 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Kat Zwick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC
Verified
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 honestly 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 95060
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Navarra
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
**PLEASE READ: PRIVATE PAY only and no insurances or superbills. Sliding scale waitlist for gender diverse folx** Hi there, I'm Lisa - my pronouns are they/them. I believe you have everything you need inside of you; I support you seeing this. I'm a coach and therapist. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in adult residential center, school-based, and community-based, as a behavior coach, and individual/family therapist. My approach is warm, direct, strengths- and mindfulness-based. I work primarily with teens and young adults, which may also include family. My work is neurodiversity affirming and LGTBQIA+ affirming.
(831) 273-2952 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy

Online Therapists

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Remi Bean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified
While I work with clients of many ages and backgrounds, I specialize in working with transgender, non-binary , and queer clients who are exploring their gender and sexual identities.
My style is to show you unconditional kindness coupled with honest feedback so that you might develop self-awareness and achieve your full potential. Insight into your undiscovered strengths and unconscious dynamics will give you the freedom to live your most authentic life. I have helped clients of all ages recover and heal from trauma, deepen intimacy in their romantic relationships, develop effective communication skills with family and coworkers, and learn to manage stress and anxiety. For clients who carry a lot of shame about their identity or sexuality, I seek to foster a relationship where you feel seen, held, and valued.
(510) 216-1873 
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Oakland, CA 94608
Offers online therapy
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Ida Ahmadi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I utilize an embodied & relational approach that is curious, compassionate, strength-based and trauma-informed to help you achieve your goals. I attune to issues of systemic oppression such as racism, patriarchy, capitalism, colonization, ableism, fatphobia, and other forms of structural violence and its related traumas. As a queer, non-binary child of immigrants, I'm familiar with bi-cultural experience. I'm sex & sex work positive, and experienced in working with kink/BDSM & non-monogamy/polyamory. I'm a good fit for folks who want to experience greater fulfillment, pleasure, and, satisfaction in their relationships & life.
(510) 256-7495 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
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Addie Liechty Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
As a queer and non-binary person, I welcome all people into my practice and extend a special welcome to those who have experience feelings of otherness or being an outsider, in any way, shape or form.
As a person originally trained in psychodynamics, I care greatly about the experiences and relationships that have shaped you. I am currently perusing more training in Jungian/depth psychology, which means I am greatly interested in the unconscious and how it reveals itself through dreams, spontaneous visions and creative endeavors. Of primary focus, in my work with clients, is the therapeutic relationship. It is here that our patterns of relating often reveal themselves. Through the safe container of therapy, I invite my clients into new ways of being that invite more creativity, flexibility and deeper relationships.
(510) 356-0264 
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Delgado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My name is Brittany and I've been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) for the past 3 years. I believe all individuals have the capacity to change and adapt despite the many obstacles that life often presents. My therapeutic practice began working with young children, teens, and families facing adversity such as community violence, generational trauma, and cultural stress due to acculturation. I am a non-binary , POC/Latinx therapist with visible tattoos and vibrant hair color that changes with the seasons.
(510) 983-8596 
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Union City, CA 94587
Offers online therapy
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Trang Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW, PPSC
Verified
My lived experiences of being a queer, non-binary , immigrant, person of color navigating the world and the trauma that comes with that, have led me here. I use a strength-based/anti-oppressive/decolonized approach to build on your own inner strengths, identify and rewire unhelpful beliefs/thoughts, and help you access your strengths and skills to reach your goals. I will support you in recognizing the complicated and complex ways that trauma influences all parts of your life, body, and mind.
 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Tig Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AFMT
Verified
I have lived experience navigating gender non-conformity and understand the unique nuances encountered by trans, non-binary folx and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I’m passionate about supporting folx who transcend “norms” through their unique experience of unfolding. My approach is warm, curious, trauma informed, and relationship-centered. So much of our trauma as a species has occurred in relational contexts. Therapy can be an opportunity to re-define and discover what it means to be in healthy relationship with oneself and others. Through building our therapeutic relationship together, I think we can uncover a lot about how you move through the world, where you get stuck, and how you relate to others.
(650) 405-0031 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth 'davi' Pettit
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
As a queer person myself, I have a passion for working with LGBTQ, and particularly Trans and Non-Binary adults and adolescents. I can help you reach your goals by providing a safe space to explore what might be holding you back and helping you identify an authentic path forward. Together we can work on slowing down, making time for yourself, and getting through one day at a time. We can work together to tap into your internal strength and resiliency and identify tools to cope with whatever challenges you're experiencing.
(415) 527-3415 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Elliott Endre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
*New Clients, please e-mail me instead of calling!* We deserve sex-positive, body-positive support for ourselves, our families, and our communities. I work with individuals, couples/polycules, and founders seeking guidance from a grounded place of abundance. I am in service to the health and vitality of women, fat folx, poc folk, polyamorous folk, queers, non-binary folk, gender non-conforming folk, trans folk, persons with disabilities, artists, and sex workers everywhere.
(628) 600-1573 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Offers online therapy
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Lark Nierenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a therapeutic focus on gender and sexuality, early trauma, and family and relationship dynamics. My approach is empathic, warm, and thoughtful. My clients often wish to understand their identities more deeply; seek support staying true to themselves in their relationships and community; and pursue healing and meaning-making following trauma. Through our work, you can develop new insights and coping skills to manage overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I'm particularly dedicated to working with queer, transgender, non-binary , and kink communities.
(415) 851-8370 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Bernard Cleve Cushing Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a licensed therapist That has experience working with teens, young adults, college youth, and middle adults seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and life transitions. In sessions, I like to walk with my clients through their therapeutic journey’s no matter the difficulty. I am client centered maintaining the philosophy that every client no matter their age is the expert at their own existence and has the ability to heal. I utilize humor, when appropriate to strengthen therapeutic bonds to understand them as a person and to walk with them to their own solutions pertaining to their challenges.
(510) 272-7116 
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San Jose, CA 95113
Offers online therapy

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Cruz are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Cruz then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Cruz, or Child Psychologists in Santa Cruz.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Cruz psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Santa Cruz specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.