Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Lauren Reppy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
A Masters's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, a certification in Perinatal Mental Health, many years of experience working in eating disorder treatment, a two year training in the Hakomi Method (a mindfulness based somatic therapy), and my own journey of healing and becoming.
I provide support for new or expecting mothers and partners, couples, individuals struggling with body image and disordered eating, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and women's issues. I do this work because I believe that it is every human being's right and potential to live a fulfilled and healthy life, and often, we just need to feel safe, seen, and heard in order to find our way there. If you are ready to experience relief, cultivate new tools that support your healing and growth, and claim your vitality and purpose, I am here to partner with you on your journey.
(831) 900-4516
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Sarah Lou Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a certified perinatal mental health specialist and find great joy in supporting women on the path of motherhood.
I specialize in guiding women to step into their power to create lives of authenticity, joy, and purpose. When we have the right support to integrate experiences of trauma and embody a sense of safety and worthiness, we are better equipped to utilize discernment in our relationships and author the next chapter in our lives in alignment with our core values and desires. I would love to connect to see if I might be that support for you!
(808) 427-0620
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Genine Leighton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. I provide psychotherapy for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, women's issues, perinatal / postpartum challenges, eating disorders, trauma recovery and career struggles/transitions. I work with couples who may be struggling with communication, intimacy and overall dissatisfaction with their current relationship dynamics. I also facilitate groups for postpartum challenges, parenting and body image. Please view my website for detailed and current information regarding my practice at genine@genineleighton.com
(831) 216-1786
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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Haley Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
Haley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA, and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working with clients of diverse backgrounds and diagnoses. Haley specializes in Perinatal Mental Health, Depression, ADHD, and Anxiety. Her approach is client centered and strenghs based.
(440) 530-6437
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Natalia Romano-Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My background is in Holistic Healing Arts, Curanderismo, Reiki, Transpersonal & Perinatal birth psychology.
Therapy can be a great companion as you unravel your truth, blind posts and navigate life’s ups and downs. Whether you’re going through transitions, want to manage symptoms that interfere with your life, feel stuck, gain relational skills, use mindfulness, understand yourself, your emotions and your nervous system I can provide a safe space for you. Are you going through an existential moment or a spiritual awakening? Perhaps you wish to explore shadow and inner child work, life direction or dive into generational healing. Maybe those stories that you tell yourself are ready for a new ending.
(831) 574-2980
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Cherie Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I feel especially passionate about working with those who are experiencing the effects of life altering losses; including death, divorce, adoption, infertility, baby loss, and perinatal mood disorders.
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
(831) 272-0590
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with folks across the lifespan and have particular interest in regards to relational issues including polyamory/open relationships, work stress, self esteem, boundary setting, life transitions, sexuality, substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, & perinatal / postpartum .
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that you’ve taken the first step towards finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. I use a holistic and varied approach drawing from many modalities including CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Attachment Theory, and many more, along with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate, and self determination based care.
(831) 400-5293
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Lindsay Steigner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I've completed intensive training in generational trauma, issues related to parenting and adolescence, panic attacks, and perinatal depression/anxiety.
Therapy can be a valuable part of your holistic plan for overall health and wellness. My approach focuses on relationship: I follow your lead in terms of pace, depth, and duration. You'll find sessions to be interactive and collaborative as I support you to find resolution and create change.
(831) 322-0175
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Hannah Idalia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Updated 10/2022. I may or may not have current openings. If I do, they will be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Wed through Sat. I am currently meeting with clients online through a secure video-chat program. I work with adults regarding topics such as adoption, anger, anxiety, boundaries, depression, grief, guilt, panic, parenting, postpartum , relationships, self-esteem, and more. I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years.
(831) 429-6399
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Diana Karpavage LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, EMDR Cr
Verified
Verified
I'm an experienced therapist of over 25 years having spent thousands of counseling hours with individuals, couples and groups. Women's issues such as sexual abuse, miscarriage , abortion, traumatic events, marital/relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and PTSD - are my specialty. I have counseled hundreds of couples to improve communication, intimacy/connection issues, trust; and to heal from infidelity, addictions and wounds that threaten the relationship. Issues of teens and young adults are important to address early in life: school, career, sexuality, relationships, traumas. Better to get help sooner than later!
(410) 670-4607
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Cindy Klaniecki LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Krista L (Durbin) Ehrenfried
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Krista, and I'm so glad you're here. I specialize in working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship issues, or those who come from dysfunctional family systems. I also have a focus in working premarital couples and women who are perinatal in the transition from maiden to mother and the issues that can come up around pregnancy , postpartum , and parenthood. I take a holistic approach to therapy, weaving together eastern philosophy with western psychology in my sessions, bringing awareness to the present moment and the body.
(415) 635-0479
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Kristen Maria O'Shea
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping people heal from various life stressors, including trauma, pregnancy loss, insomnia, and financial worries.
I love working with people who are motivated to make change in their lives. I understand that it takes courage to enter therapy and share your closest secrets with a stranger. As a scientist-practitioner with a BA in Women's Studies and a PhD in clinical psychology, I draw on interpersonal warmth AND the latest research to guide our treatment together. I see therapy as a collaborative process: You bring the expertise about yourself, I provide the training and scientific knowledge to help you clarify and reach your goals. I want to help you become your best version of yourself!
(530) 212-7309
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Elizabeth M Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(424) 233-1349
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Erin Elizabeth Wilkie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFTI
Verified
Verified
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, medical stressors or any related frustrations, I am here to support YOU in working through the daily struggles that come your way. It isn't an easy journey and many in your life may not understand how to help you. I will give you the support and understanding that you are looking for.
(831) 471-5160
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ashley Youngblood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello! I provide support to women, young adults, mothers (of all ages and stages), parents, families, and kiddos. In my work with adults I utilize a strengths based approach, first identifying the strengths and superpowers (maybe unrecognized or forgotten) that you already possess. We will work together to connect you to your intuitive voice and build a deeper connection to yourself. I am warm, caring, straightforward and would love to collaborate with you to create positive change in your life.
(424) 488-0284
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Amber Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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. I also offer Brainspotting for both individuals and couples.
(626) 774-7548
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Tara Cryderman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I work with clients to create, meet, and maintain their goals. My approach is empathetic and passionate while using evidence based treatment strategies. If you are looking for individual, family or couple therapy, you have found the right place. Take a moment, look around, and feel free to contact me to answer any questions you might have. Currently I am providing services virtually through telehealth.
(831) 534-3053
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Santa Cruz, CA 95066
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Darcy Cavanaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
So glad that you are here. Whether you are struggling with something that has recently arisen, or are ready to dive into healing the past, I am here to support you in your journey. I am a Somatic based psychotherapist who works to integrate trauma through safely accessing the body and mind. LGBTQ affirmative and diversity oriented, I aim to address underlying systems of power within and surrounding each of us. In doing so, I work in a way that supports and nurtures whatever shows up.
(831) 201-1994
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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What type of Santa Cruz mental health professional is right for me?
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How to find a therapist or counselor in Santa Cruz?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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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