Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Gloria Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Gloria has extensive training in evidenced based practices, treating OCD and couples work.
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
Not accepting new clients
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Rosalie Bruning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am trained in evidence-based methods, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD , CBT for Insomnia, and as a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
I am currently accepting new clients for video sessions only. If you're feeling stuck or lost, or you're needing some guidance or a new perspective, I'm here to help. When you feel overwhelmed or swept by the currents, this can be an opportunity to get in touch with your values, clear away old debris, find direction, and regenerate your life. Using a strengths-based approach, we will work together to discover the resources within and around you to help you move forward.
(831) 856-5081 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Jonathan Benko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Offering specialized therapy for support with burnout, healing from trauma, and affirming neurodivergent experience (ADHD/autism/bipolar/LD). Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD , panic, or hypochondria. Scheduling based on your preference: short term, ‘one-at-a-time,’ or longer term. I often support service providers experiencing burnout, people suffering from bureaucratic or institutional oppression, and those healing from narcissistic abuse. And I may be a good fit for people with unique problems, prior negative experiences in therapy, or those who feel like their struggles are never fully articulated or addressed.
(831) 709-9743 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Anxiety Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD , PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
(408) 384-9838 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Anxiety Experts
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD , PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(805) 335-8322 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Rebecca Zulim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I provide counseling services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety, bi-polar disorders, panic disorder, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, grief counseling, work/career issues, stress management, addiction and recovery, conflict resolution, parenting support, relationship issues, life transitions, and beyond.
Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
(831) 245-3983 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Cindy Klaniecki LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
Typical clients are those who are experiencing uncertainty with goals and obstacles, trauma, life transitions, isolation, anxiety, OCD , depression, postpartum depression, substance use and abuse, stressors and changes including: graduation, grief and loss, caregiving, relocation, loss of independence, palliative, chronic disease, and end of life support.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have been providing therapeutic support through telehealth, to individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2013. My focus has been on working with young adults, adults and seniors. I am licensed in California, Oregon and Montana.
(831) 888-0476 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michael James Miceli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Co-Founder of A New Hope Family Counseling & Consulting Inc. (A New Hope). I have an extensive history of service to the mental health community, specializing in treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD , Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder. My work is informed by CBT, DBT, Narrative, and Solution-Focused modalities. I look forward to working with you!
(831) 201-1993 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Kristen M. VanKlootwyk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
exploring gender/ sex ID or needing support to manage ADD, OCD , ASD, I am your ally.
If you are suffering in your relationship, or if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, therapy can provide immediate relief so that you can move beyond simply getting by. Being truly heard or offered tools to make change are available to you in therapy. Busy working professionals, students, new parents, the newly retired, of all genders and orientations are welcome in my practice. I can offer you a safe place to be witnessed, rest, restore and heal. Contact me for a free 20 minute session today.
(510) 660-0689 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Sarah McKnight
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
(831) 406-5946 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Linda Bloombecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
My ideal client is motivated to be honest, courageous in exploring themselves, and committed to the therapeutic goals we set together.
(831) 667-5322 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
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
Offers online therapy
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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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
Offers online therapy
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Amanda E Fargo
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
I am currently exclusively practicing tele-therapy. If you are struggling, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, don't hesitate to reach out. I have almost 20 years of clinical practice and specialize in working with professional adults (attorneys, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, medical personnel, start-up founders and VC's), parents and college/graduate students managing life challenges. My style is respectful, caring and down to earth. I am culturally and spiritually sensitive and respect all individuals and family units. Please reach out to schedule an appointment.
(831) 278-4141 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Bailey-Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and engage both sides of the brain so that you are fully present. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you shift and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
(831) 216-1296 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Monique Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I offer a warm and accepting space in which to explore goals, symptoms, conflicts, and untold stories—at your own pace. I am interested in supporting individuals and families of all kinds, traditional or LGBTQI, divorced or blended, parents who are single, fostering or step-parenting. Together we can explore current conflicts, past traumas, grief, anxiety, and depression. I am also interested in looking more closely at any ambivalence you may be feeling in a relationship, career, or related to substance use.
(831) 539-2451 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Hannah Idalia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified
Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction.
(831) 621-5362 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Sharon Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My therapeutic approach is rooted in my deep respect and genuine interest in people. Since I am an expressive and inquisitive person, it comes naturally to me to practice a style of therapy that is both interactive and eclectic. I offer insights, observations, suggestions, feedback, as well as attentive listening. I am adaptable and able to adjust my style according to what works best for the client. As a team, my clients and I work together to find creative solutions to overcome obstacles to growth and well-being.
(831) 346-1213 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Senechal Consulting
MA, BCBA, ABD
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy so clients can grow as they gain perspective, skills, and self-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, Mental Health (in Nursing Programs), Microbiology with a focus in endocrinology and pharmacology, and 9/22 completing a PhD in Human Sexuality (Gender) at CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients.
(650) 866-1499 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Barbara Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
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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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

If you're looking for help with OCD therapy in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz OCD therapist ,these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD therapists, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counselors in Santa Cruz. They can help with Santa Cruz OCD counseling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.

Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Santa Cruz or TTM or hair pulling in Santa Cruz or skin picking can be found from these therapists.