Somatic Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Vanessa U Segovia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client.
(831) 777-4635 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Elizabeth A. Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, REAT
Verified
I use a relational psychoanalytic approach, integrating threads of Gestalt, Somatic , and Art therapies.
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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Kevin M Weiland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I practice a mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy that is both gentle and effective at getting to the root of one's issues and transforming them by embodying one's own innate strengths and resources and by developing more fulfilling ways of relating to one's self and one's challenges.
Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.
(650) 864-8920 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Michael Seniuk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
My approach is informed by psychodynamic, somatic , and humanistic psychotherapy.
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed by the challenges in our life. As hard as these experiences can be, I believe that these challenges put us directly in contact with parts of ourselves where we can access greater meaning, purpose and growth in our lives. I trust that each and every person has an innate ability for healing, growth and transformation, and that part of the journey is learning how we can access and align with that healing nature inside of us.
(831) 263-0306 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Carolyn A Vitale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a strong, somatic (body based) background.
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
(831) 275-7727 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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J. Sarah MacEwan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work experientially, approaching whatever is alive for you in the moment, utilizing psychodynamic, somatic /body-oriented, IFS "parts" work, process, and expressive arts therapies.
Stop looking for the "right" kind of therapy, and start looking for the right kind of relationship. Too many of us are suffering in isolation, with complex challenges and big feelings that we were never meant to carry on our own. But once we have a place where we feel seen, heard and held without judgment, we naturally begin to heal. Allow me to be that place for you. I love supporting people with grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and issues around self-worth and self-esteem. I am so glad you found me.
(831) 888-1750 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Noelle Darling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Using a warm and engaging approach, I merge cutting-edge research in neuroscience with proven therapeutic tools, including expression through the arts, mindfulness and somatic awareness.
I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own.
(831) 400-3890 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lisa Ann Herendeen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified
 I also draw on my own years of experience in mindfulness meditation, and somatic approaches to wholeness and learning.
Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones.
(650) 334-1549 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Sylvie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My approach is warm, holistic, somatic (focused on the body), spiritual, and mindfulness-based, and is shaped by peer support, expressive arts, ancestral connection, and healing justice—a framework centering economic, disability, and racial justice.
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her and they/them. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
(408) 766-2985 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Cas Chamberlain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
I have particular interest in: Intimacy (sexuality and alternative relationship styles); Spiritual Development (consciousness expansion, societal/religious deprogramming); Holistic Health (mind/body connection through somatic and mindfulness techniques); Self-Expression (realizing true self and life path, cultivating creativity).
I help you break unhealthy patterns by offering a curious and compassionate space for your healing to naturally unfold. This nurturing process helps you align with your fullest potential as a creatively embodied and purposeful being. I offer an open mind and heart to help you face challenges involving sadness, anxiety, grief, isolation, trauma, and relationships. I draw from various perspectives and methods including humanistic, experiential, emotionally focused (EFT), attachment theory, depth psychology, and parts work (IFS). We work collaboratively, flexibly and in the present moment.
(831) 273-9647 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Frank William Ehrenfried
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MBA
Verified
I offer EMDR, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Somatic (body oriented) Psychotherapy, Hakomi Method, couples work as well as talk therapy.
I imagine what brought you here was a deep knowing inside that something in your life isn't right. Perhaps you feel depressed or a lack of meaning and purpose, but don't know what to do to make yourself feel better. I believe that building a meaningful relationship in therapy has the power to heal and transform us from the inside out. I want to support you in resolving your issues quickly and clearly. I offer VIRTUAL sessions via Zoom, telephone and other platforms for clients who are currently needing at distance support.
(415) 880-5571 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Lauren Reppy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
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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Jolene Odile Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I utilize evidence based approaches, including EMDR, EFT, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness to promote awareness and healing.
Hi. My name is Jolene Jensen. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession, serving a diverse range of clients. I am open to many issues, though have a particular passion and knowledge base with the following: those trying to come into their sexual/gender identity, self esteem, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship discord, infertility, life transitions and trauma. I believe it's essential to work cognitively and somatically in order to instill change. My vehicle for transformation includes a non-judgmental, genuine, compassionate guidance.
(831) 661-8920 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in mindfulness based psychotherapy, as well as somatic (body-based awareness) psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy.
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
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Rahul Manchanda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I can help you clear through the clutter of daily life. I have 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, in a variety of settings. My therapy work includes somatic (body-centered), mindfulness, "parts work”, as well as traditional talk therapy. Sometimes my job is to simply hold a space for you to gain clarity. Other times, I offer exercises to help you access and work through the unconscious.
(831) 713-2982 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Heidi Poteet Marini
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, , AMFT, ALPCC
Verified
As an integrative psychotherapist, I have knowledge in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including evidence-based practices like CBT, Somatic Experiencing, Brain-Spotting and EMDR.
Life can be hard but I'm guessing you already knew that.  All the hard stuff can leave us feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or sad. Sometimes life's challenges become too difficult to overcome alone. Finding a safe and collaborative place to explore and address what is troubling you is the first step toward healing.  Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenges within a relationship. While there are no guarantees of what you will experience in therapy, research shows that therapy helps people. It works. Psychotherapy can elevate feelings of self worth, purpose, and improve your overall quality of life.
(831) 232-9638 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Catherine Cervantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I trust your capacity for moving toward healing, change and growth, and my holistic approach welcomes all of you: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, sexual, and cultural. My experience and training in working with mindfulness and trauma can allow you to experience a new relationship with yourself and with others so you can feel more at ease. As a holistic psychotherapist, I use a mind-body approach to help you compassionately discover unconscious patterns that keep you from living your life as you would like. Somatic -based therapy can access and support places in you that talk therapy does not reach.
(831) 920-0791 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Bridgette Payne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified
My style is accepting, authentic, and draws on Nonviolent Communication, attachment theory, CBT, mindfulness, somatic awareness, enneagram, and IFS.
With everything going on in the world right now, we could all use more caring connections. How are your relationships? Are you wanting more understanding, intimacy, or respect? Are you tired of fighting about seemingly insignificant things? Or of having the same complaints over and over? What would it be like to resolve those conflicts and and enjoy each other's company? Or your own for that matter? What would you do with all that extra time and energy? No matter who you are or what you've been through, relief from old wounds, understanding, warmth, trust, and love are possible.
(831) 264-0659 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Lisa Holden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
I practice an integrated, trauma-Informed approach using evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client centered therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, somatic experiencing, emotional freedom technique (EFT), neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and motivational interviewing.
Life presents unexpected challenges which can cause anxiety, depression, hopelessness, difficulties with relationships and problems with self esteem. These unresolved issues can derail us with feelings of being overwhelmed. Therapy can help you learn to manage trauma in order to deal with stressors and move through challenges with confidence so you can get back on track with your life.
(831) 387-6950 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Tim Desmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
A longtime student of Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tim utilizes a combination of mindfulness and compassion-based practices with somatic trauma processing and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help people overcome all manners of psychological challenges and foster deep growth.
Tim Desmond is a world-renown expert in self-compassion, and a Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Counseling Psychology at Antioch University. He's the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (2015), The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook (2017), and How to Stay Human in a F-cked-Up World (2019).
(831) 201-5636 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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