Psychodynamic Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Kristin King
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been working in the mental health field for over 16 years. I want to help you figure out what is getting in the way of you and the life you want to live. Painful experiences you go through can cause you to feel stuck, and this can become frustrating and at times paralyzing. Everyone experiences a range of challenges throughout their life. Addressing these challenges alone can make it difficult to move forward. I want to join you as you begin this process.
(831) 610-0087
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Isa Reser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe therapy is the development of a safe and trusting relationship between the facilitator and the participant. Therapy can be hard work and getting started can be scary, however making art, using play or being in nature can ease this process. As your therapist I will encourage you to use your creative imagination as a vehicle to understanding your inner turmoil, psychic pain or stagnancy. Along the way we will be implementing these effective tools in cultivating a more fulfilling life experience.
(831) 471-5007
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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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Celena Allison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stuck, trapped, and/or anxious? Perhaps you feel you don't measure up to what *you believe* others expect of you, or to what you expect of yourself? These feelings and others may indicate an underlying misalignment in your life. It may be time to discover what is underneath your feelings, aching to come out of hiding. Growing the ability to reconnect with your life, and with others who are important to you, could be key. If you are feeling anxious, it may be that something in you is trying to get your attention.
(831) 531-7728
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
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
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Chris Lang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
(831) 508-3081
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ali Palisca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts and trauma, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Veronica K. Tonay
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
For over 20 years, I've successfully treated those suffering with the pain and frustration of depression, anxiety, separation/loss, relationship issues, creative blocks, and life transitions (several of these overlap!). I earned my doctorate at UC Berkeley, and, in addition to my psychotherapy practice, taught clinical psychology at UCSC for many yrs. Psychologists are ethically required to use demonstrated treatments for clients' backgrounds and life difficulties. I'm fortunate to have trained in many effective therapeutic methods, tailored to each client's needs and personality. I'm available locally and via video/phone sessions.
(831) 359-4793
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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Not accepting new clients
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Marisa Abzug
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you doing well yet know you could be doing better? Do you often feel like you are juggling too many things and don´t have time to breath? If you identify as this person, I am here to help you manage your life! Many people think therapy is only for people who are ¨dysfunctional¨. This is a thing of the past! Everyone can benefit from someone to help them live their best lives while finding inner and outer peace. What would it be like to be able to say ¨no¨ more? To be able to really say ¨yes¨ with enthusiasm and intention? Let me help you get there!
(831) 272-7956
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Barbara Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
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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Hannah Kissick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Thank you for your interest in me as your therapist. Starting the journey to find the right fit for a therapist can be difficult and I am here to provide any support and guidance through the process. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Social Worker with a focus on children, teens, young adults, and families. I am a Registered Play Therapist and utilize play therapy as a modality in the majority of my work. Play is a critical part of expression and communication for children and youth, but can also be used effectively at any age.
(831) 603-5033
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Laurie A Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, EMDR, C-Hypno, Somatic
Verified
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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Helen Giffrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
These are turbulent times that place an extra burden on our mental health. In addition, perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and struggle to find enough time for yourself, or you're in the midst of a challenging life event or transition. You may be experiencing some symptoms that concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and put stress on our relationships. In my role as your witness and collaborator, I offer a comfortable and safe space for you to process, problem solve, and explore ways to re-connect with your own internal wisdom.
(708) 866-0357
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Lisa Blevins
Psychologist, PhD, CHT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can work together to improve your experience of life! I see therapy as one way to prioritize yourself, try something different, and take a risk to address patterns that have not been working for you. My belief is that when you find someone with whom you can trust and who sincerely cares about you, you can then take the steps necessary to create the life you really want. I hope to be that person for you.
(408) 675-0943
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth A. Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, REAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide individual psychotherapy to folks who are curious about the growth potential within this realm of treatment. If you are interested in exploring the curative elements of this work, I hope to generate positive change and wellness with you. I have a master's in psychology from CIIS in San Francisco, CA, and am a Fellowship Year Graduate from the Palo Alto Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Training Program. I am now in their Two-Year certificate Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at Stanford University.
(628) 237-3733
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Jeannie Hofstetter
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even if we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship/marriage challenges (including infidelity), and difficult life transitions.
(831) 278-4302 x419
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lauren Reppy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
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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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 95062
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Monika Martynska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life.
(831) 539-0596
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Rebecca Zalona
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, CATC-IV
Verified
Verified
Challenges in relationships, adjustment to life transitions, overcoming limited self beliefs - we all have things we'd like to change, accomplishments we'd like to actualize. I provide accountability and structure with a sense of humor and enthusiasm. Let's unpack what prevents you from your walking your ideal path. I use a humanistic relational often eclectic approach to therapy. I can offer CBT or DBT for a more structured approach if preferred. I empower you to draw upon your own inherent strength as we partner in overcoming the barriers stopping you from living your most fulfilling dynamic life.
(831) 249-0743
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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