Psychodynamic Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Photo of Pamarie Pedjoe Mft, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Pamarie Pedjoe Mft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new clients. You deserve the opportunity to reach your full potential. You may feel held back by tough times, or life's wounds. My goal is to provide unconditional acceptance and support, so you can go to your most vulnerable places and transform them into powerful strengths. YOU have the capacity to heal emotional pain. I will work with you in a way that feels emotionally safe and at your own pace. My style is warm and relational, and I enjoy approaching the therapeutic process using creative methods such as expressive arts.
(408) 583-6842
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Joel Stiles
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Often life presents us with difficulties and painful challenges. I can help whether your intention is to heal from past or current emotional struggles or to improve relationships. Together we can explore your strengths as well as your difficulties to find solutions. I work with individuals, couples, and families to strengthen relationships and improve communication. I have a strong appreciation for diversity and believe each individual has unique gifts. I am skilled in responding to your individual needs with compassion and respect.
(831) 278-3136
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bill Falzett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Individual psychotherapy emphasizing solutions to specific behaviors and desired outcomes. What do you want to fix, change, improve and get well of? Evaluations/treatment for memory loss and concentration. I have been a psychotherapist since 1968. Of late I have been emphasizing Medicare.
(831) 709-9675
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Marianne Gabriel Mejia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I support adults, baby boomers, & elders in their move toward HAPPINESS. FREE 15 minute consultation. I invite you to my peaceful, hilltop office to explore & work through feelings of loss/grief, non-acceptance, feeling less-than, life transitions, dissatisfaction, helplessness, & pain. I can help you with empowerment, insight, & moving beyond impeding obstacles. With empathy & sometimes humor, I will guide you through life's crises & challenges. You can learn to stay mindfully in the present, an antidote to fear & helplessness. Life can always be better & we can remember to be thankful for the beauty & the good. I work with individuals & couples.
(831) 531-2407
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Thomas M. Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with couples with challenging relationship issues (including infidelity). I work with teenagers and their families (including various "addictions" drug/alc, computer/video games, social media, pornography). I work with people who have been sexually and physically abused. I work with people experiencing grief and loss. I work with couples and individuals who are conflict avoidant and provide skills to work through conflict. I also work with family of origin unresolved hurt and trauma. I help identify the origin of auto-pilot buttons and defenses. Lastly, self-esteem and personal growth challenges. Change is hard not impossible.
(831) 709-4268
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bob Gallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy being a psychotherapist and take pride in doing good work. Being in the field for 30 years has given me a broad range of experience and knowledge that I bring to my practice. Besides helping with recent and long-standing concerns or difficulties, therapy can also play an important role in furthering one's personal and spiritual growth. I maintain a diverse practice working with people who seek assistance for a wide range of concerns/hopes related to depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, self-esteem/self-worth, life transitions, life direction and purpose, trauma, grief, etc.
(831) 768-8384
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Not accepting new clients
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Phyllis Heenan, LCSW, DCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have an inner wisdom and interior life that can inform and transform how we hold and participate in the wonder of our lives. I view psychotherapy as a threshold for those seeking a deeper connection to their own experience. Exploring how these mysterious inner resources manifest in the external environment can make it possible to view our lives from a new vantage point. I support individuals to feel more alive, awake and whole in each moment regardless of their circumstances.
(831) 824-5135
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Richard Litvak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
After 25 years of hearing from clients that I help them to grow, change and solve the problems that bring them into therapy, I take pride in being a caring, compassionate and skilled therapist. Research has demonstrated that successful therapy depends upon the relationship between the therapist and the client. You can trust me to respect you, understand you and guide you in a collaborative therapeutic process. You can safely bring your frustrations, sadness, anxiety, shame or other feelings into therapy as we work through them in ways that improve your happiness and sense of well being.
(831) 216-0350
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Amy Gregg
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am receptive and open to what you have to say, supporting you with compassion and insight. Who are you at your deepest, truest self? I help you bring awareness to your inner process, effectively releasing emotion, mental blockages, and patterns. You can learn to offer yourself loving kindness and neutrally observe what you are feeling and thinking. You can acquire coping skills to adaptively face life's challenges. I offer solutions and hope for seemingly helpless situations.
(831) 800-2381
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Vickie Assunto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I became a therapist because I have a passion for working with people in meaningful ways. I have a big heart, and am warm and welcoming. I have a genuine interest and caring in helping people's lives be better in all ways --- emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am fully present and available to deeply listen to your innermost process. I am empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental. I believe that no one is broken, that everyone can heal, and I would feel honored to be a part of your healing journey.
(831) 531-2901
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Erin McNally
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing a personal difficulty, feeling stuck or overwhelmed? The seeds of change are often born in the midst of heartache and loss... Navigating through the challenges of life can be disheartening. It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling vulnerable or when life as we know it seems to fall apart. Sometimes just having someone listen can make all the difference. In a safe and confidential atmosphere, clients tend to discover ways to move beyond past events -- making their life less cumbersome, with more moments of joy and satisfaction.
(661) 535-1577
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Licia Ginne
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you.
(831) 471-8647
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Phyllis L. Neumann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been a therapist for almost 50 years and love the work I'm doing. I enjoy working with individuals and couples dealing with personal, marital/relationship and parenting issues. I help clients resolve their anger and communication issues, leading to healthier and more intimate relationships. I have also have had training in EMDR and hypnotherapy. My therapy is in-depth, dealing with the emotional connections between childhood and adulthood patterns that keep us from enjoying life to the fullest. Through understand and breaking through the barriers that confine us comes the deep healing and the path to a more fulfilling life.
(650) 460-2491
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Judy D Zappacosta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST-T
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice for over 30 years helping children, families and adults. My clinical work includes a Jungian orientation to therapy, including non-verbal Sandplay Therapy for children and adults,dreamwork and somatic awareness. It is also includes extremely practical perspectives. I am accepting new referrals for children, adults, and families as they move through life transitions, trauma, depression or adjustment difficulties. I am a certified Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America.
(831) 272-0255
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Judith Saeks Gable
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a seasoned therapist & clinical supervisor for 35+ years, I am honored to assist you in your personal &/or professional journey towards growth & a greater sense of well-being. My role is as witness & facilitator in the therapeutic process to help you gain deeper insight, awareness, self-compassion, and useful practices leading you towards your intended goals. I am acutely attuned to the individuals with whom I work & so the therapeutic journey is unique to what you bring & what you need. I will partner with you in a collaborative & dynamic fashion, insuring you feel empowered along the way. We'll use the therapeutic process to:
(650) 241-2066
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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David B. Ruso
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
(831) 920-3683
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Claire Wilkinson Girczyc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck, unhappy, and dissatisfied? Having problems in relationships? Does each day feel like too much to handle? Take the first step toward making positive change in your life by calling to schedule an appointment. Working together, we can identify your goals and desires, recognize and capitalize on your strengths, find strategies to relieve your stress and anxiety, improve your mood, reinvigorate your relationships, and increase your life satisfaction. I provide caring, supportive, non-judgmental, confidential therapy for adults, teens, children, and couples in welcoming, comfortable offices, Monday through Friday.
(650) 753-6234
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Alexandra Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within or from outer challenges. This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves and learn new tools for living more fully-tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed.
(831) 621-5230
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Trinity Mcwilliams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Verified
Trinity holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has taught Child Development at the College Level and specializes in the following areas: individual & couples counseling, children & adolescents (0-18 years of age) and family counseling, trauma, abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) recovery (also EMDR trained), attachment challenges, drug & alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, establishing healthy boundaries, life transitions.
(831) 346-1627
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Nancy Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Authentic change happens from the inside out. It can't be veneered onto one's surface. Painful life experiences create a complex web inside that shapes a person's world. This web can limit one's ability to find joy and meaning in life. Psychotherapy offers a way to access deep emotional experience. As therapy proceeds connections will start to appear between past & current life experience. Problematic internal patterns will become visible and open to reevaluation and change. As internal stress decreases, clarity, joy and meaning will have the chance to emerge.
(925) 965-7599
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