Out of Network Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy
LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, APCC, AMFT
Verified
Verified
We will check on your out of network mental health benefits (PPO/POS plans only), lay out a fee structure for you to approve, and then get you started!.
Expansive Therapy is a bicoastal psychotherapy practice with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. We offer online therapy to individuals, couples, and families anywhere in New York State and California State. We have a diverse team of therapists offering a wide variety of modalities and specialties, and we match you with a provider who meets your needs and availability. We are a trauma informed practice; our therapists had direct clinical supervision with world famous trauma expert Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk (The Body Keeps The Score).
(646) 603-1876
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Rebecca Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life presents us with difficult, painful, or even seemingly unbearable challenges. Sometimes we, ourselves, can be a source of the pain and challenges. Either way, we must be able to access our resources -- inner and outer -- to cope with the pain, the imbalance, the overwhelm, the stuckness ... and, ultimately, to learn, heal, and grow from our experiences..... My job is to help you best utilize resources you already have and to offer you more tools to help you change undesirable patterns in yourself and your life.
(831) 272-4989
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Updated June 2023- I may a have a few openings. I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years. I work with individuals experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, social challenges, and issues that go along with these which include but are not limited to family, work, relationship conflict, self-esteem/self-image, and personal boundaries/healthy communication challenges. I am passionate about social equity and social justice and the empowerment of women. I am committed to allyship with the LGBTQIA community and other targeted populations.
(831) 429-6399
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Renee Lion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It is such a privilege and an honor to work with people to improve their lives. I would love to talk to you about ways we can work together to strengthen your connections to others and help you increase your self awareness so that you are able to have the relationships and life you desire.
(831) 709-4937
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Maura Furness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a straight forward, strength-based, humanistic approach to working with my clients. I believe you have inherent strengths and transformational healing abilities no matter how much pain or suffering you may experience. My goal is to support you to discover and harness these abilities to access healing, freedom from suffering, and a deeper inner knowing.
(831) 292-4298
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Leilani Jefferies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are taught to constantly go, but sometimes we need to stop, look inside, and find what's keeping us from moving forward. I offer a safe container to do this. You have the knowledge within to choose the right path. It's my job to walk with you, lighting the way. Containment and clarity: this is what I can offer to you as my client. I offer therapy in English/Spanish to individuals, couples, and families. I have advanced training in EMDR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I also offer parenting support.
(831) 900-4834
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Erik Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In my work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families I strive to create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of vitality, and work towards your personal goals. In my work, I have witnessed how life's challenges can create emotional scars that then consciously or unconscious run our lives. These scars can manifest as a variety of mental health and relational issues.
(831) 288-5528
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Nicole Minor- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Seeking therapy can be the first step on a healing journey and I hope to walk alongside you as you pursue personal growth. I believe that therapy can be a great way to access some of the tools that are already within us but that we may need help employing. I understand the importance of intersectionality as a queer Black woman and therapist and can understand how necessary it is to acknowledge the impact of intersecting identities when working with clients. I use an integrative approach to help clients feel empowered to re-frame their narrative and identify and process complex emotions.
(845) 251-4103
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Macy Chapman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Many of my clients come to therapy struggling with worries or anxiety, or during difficult transitions. Some are facing difficulty in their relationships with partners, friends, or family. Others feel down or losing motivation to do the things they use to enjoy. Are you having trouble with work or school and unsure of what's holding you back? Is something that happened in the past still getting in the way? You are not alone. Therapy can help you better understand yourself, your relationships, and your mental health challenges. You can learn skills and tools to overcome these challenges and feel more confident in your everyday life.
(831) 215-5574
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Catherine Marcotte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward.
(831) 274-7365
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rebecca Zulim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Eva Rider ReclaimingSoul Jungian Depth Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Verified
In our challenging era, new trauma may emerge, activating old grief. Are you feeling lost, seeking meaning or direction? If you feel trapped in patterns that no longer reflect who you are becoming , a Jungian depth psycho-spiritual lens may call you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in soul exploration. grief, crisis and loss of meaning with dreamwork, astrology, alchemy, creative exploration and BodySoul. I trained with Marion Woodman's BodySoul Leadership Program, Hypnotherapy and TRE ( Trauma Releasing) and have over 40 years of esoteric systems study.
(831) 531-8664
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Barbara Bailey-Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
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Ryan Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Are everyday struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rachel Jordana Horodezky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Additionally, I'm now offering tele-health sessions. Please message me to find out more.
(831) 331-4858
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lisa Black
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, BCB
Verified
Verified
Dr. Black specializes in trauma, TBI/concussion, insomnia/sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and coping with chronic illness. The therapies Dr. Black specializes in are biofeedback, ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
(858) 205-6896
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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John Mizelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
(831) 713-2410 x2
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Sebastian Beca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am inspired by transformation, by the possibilities, freedom, and implications of deep personal change. I’ve seen it in myself and my clients. Moving from stagnation to aliveness, from isolation to love. I’m honored to work with you on your path of healing, self-discovery, growth, and transformation.
(628) 203-9300
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lauren Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
You are uncomfortable - Something is bothering you. You need resolution about an issue, event, experience or relationship. I work in a collaborative/relational model with people who have had experiences that they have not fully integrated yet. I use talk therapy, imagery, metaphor, hypnosis, EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Sensorimotor. Often clients report being disinterested in a formerly distressing topic after treatment. I'm comfortable working many types of issues including trauma, PTSD, ACA, sexual abuse, panic attacks or phobias, anxiety or depression, losses or relationship breakups, people with mysterious physical ailments.
(831) 824-4945
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Jeanne Willis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are old relationship patterns, experiences of trauma and neglect, or stuck ways of thinking interfering with your ability to step more fully into your life? Therapy can and should go beyond achieving a reduction in distress. In my work I aspire to facilitate development of a deeper connection with inner strength, vision, passion and conviction while addressing your issues of concern.
(831) 239-0089
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.