Somatic Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Sienna Forest
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
I work through the lens of relational-cultural theory and often use somatic therapy techniques.
I believe that every person carries the potential to heal and grow from the challenges of life. We are all experts in our own lives, and my job as therapist is to help guide and support you on your path towards reconciling past and present in order to create a better future. As human beings, we exist within the framework of our culture, community, and identity. Healing blossoms from connection, collaboration, compassion, and the courage to explore our innermost selves. I offer walk-and-talk therapy for clients in Santa Cruz alongside teletherapy. I love working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and polycules.
(831) 217-3791 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Kristen M. VanKlootwyk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
With compassion, kindness and empathy, I utilize somatic and mindful tools to help you regulate and restore your nervous system.
If you are suffering in your relationship, or if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, therapy can provide immediate relief so that you can move beyond simply getting by. Being truly heard or offered tools to make change are available to you in therapy. Busy working professionals, students, new parents, the newly retired, of all genders and orientations are welcome in my practice. I can offer you a safe place to be witnessed, rest, restore and heal. Contact me for a free 20 minute session today.
(510) 660-0689 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Chiara V. Cabiglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
With clients, I use the somatic trauma treatment therapy called the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud." -Thich Nhat Hanh. We all have moments of feeling stuck and scared. Life brings us countless challenges and obstacles and sometimes we need support from others to help us get through difficult times. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal.
(562) 358-5036 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lili Nakita Kroutilina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA, LMP
Verified
I have a trauma-informed, holistic style based on mindfulness, somatic psychology, ecotherapy, expressive arts, humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, and spirituality.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your life? Lost your sense of self and confidence?Confused by how to set boundaries and build healthy relationships? Wanting to really know yourself and live a life with meaning and purpose? I am here for you! I can help you understand what is happening in your life and how you can heal, grow, and transform to be living the life you want. I believe I have the tools and experience from being a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Somatic Ecotherapist, and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. I have a gentle yet directive, relational style
(925) 900-5373 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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Mind-Body Integrative Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Utilizing nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, EFT tapping, and somatic therapy models to support healthy Autonomic Nervous System functioning.
When your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is perpetually alerted to be in a survival state (due to various life stressors) you might notice symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal deficiency, perpetual irritability, trouble with sleeping, digestive issues, various mental health challenges and the list goes on. Holistic approaches to wellness that incorporate body-brain based therapy models get at the root of these issues and begin turning down the dial on your ANS so that you can live a longer, healthier life.
(530) 203-6852 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Darcy Cavanaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
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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Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
The framework I work from is somatic , which holds bodily experience as central to how we function and know ourselves.
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
(831) 208-3278 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Theresa M. Soltzberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
It may feel like we're stuck, like the past keeps repeating itself - whether it's the same kind of relationship, the critical voice in our head, a job we hate or the way we're treated by others. Trauma isn't just the 'big' events that happen to us. It's also the ways we've learned to interact with and expect our relationships to be - in other words, what we learned was "normal" from the first people who taught us how to relate. We carry these powerful messages with us and then recreate our reality with what we've been taught from the past. This specific kind of trauma is called complex trauma, and we can absolutely heal from it.
(831) 268-6510 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Karen Luxon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Life can be challenging and it may be difficult trying to manage it alone. Not everyone has someone safe to talk to without judgement or experiencing shame and/or guilt. Do you have a specific issue you want to tackle? Are you experiencing patterns you just want to break free from? Having someone to explore the origins of your struggles/challenges can be liberating. Do you need life skills, communication skills, strategies to manage your mind, mood management techniques to make life more manageable? Being human isn't easy and having someone to process with you w/unconditional regard and acceptance can be freeing and life changing.
(831) 337-0416 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95063
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Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Do you feel like you are “too sensitive for the world around you?” Are you fine one moment and then overwhelmed with emotions the next? Maybe you’re in a “good” relationship, but can’t stop wondering whether it’s right for you. It can feel scary and lonely when it seems like your life is going well on the surface, but underneath there is a different reality. Many of my clients live with trauma, anxiety, extreme stress levels, and depression. They manage to expertly float through life finding “success” while feeling empty and depleted. The good news is that the skills that have helped you come this far are already in place.
(949) 749-7169 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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DiAnna VanEycke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons, but common to all of them is the fact that their life is not working as well as they want. This can be for a multitude of reasons; anxieties, depression, relationship issues, lack of fulfillment, purpose or meaning. Psychological symptoms are signals that alert us to examine the obstacles that hinder us from moving through life more freely with a sense of aliveness and agency.
(831) 202-3688 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Sometimes in life we reach a point where we aren’t quite sure which way to go, when we no longer quite know what to do, and when finding the answers on our own feels impossible. In these times, I am here to help you in navigating through your journey and finding a way forward. Wherever you may be on your unique path, I will meet you there with a compassionate, judgement free, and supportive presence and work with you to find a direction of growth, healing, and deeper knowing. I have a passion for supporting individuals through depression, anxiety, parenting, life transitions, transgenerational trauma, and chronic illness.
(831) 263-4575 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Shine a Light Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
(831) 350-6795 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Kate Whittle-Utter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
(805) 316-7134 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Tim Desmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
“A longtime meditator and skilled clinician, Tim Desmond offers exceptionally clear, accessible, and insightful guidance in how to facilitate deep transformation while addressing the spectrum of emotional suffering” — Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
(831) 201-5636 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Louisa Squires
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Feeling STUCK? I'd like to help. Maybe you're struggling with an important relationship, tired of feeling stressed or depressed all the time, wondering why a past trauma keeps haunting you or why you continue to do those things that keep you from being the person you want to be. My clients are teens and adults who are seeking greater satisfaction and meaning in their lives. People see me for different reasons--healing, growth, life transitions, clarity. Whatever the problem that brings you to therapy, you'll find my office to be a safe, supportive and accepting space, a sanctuary.
(408) 380-3010 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Dana Schlick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible.
(831) 740-8325 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Shira Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I have thirty years experience helping people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship conflict, stress, and many other issues that take away from quality of life. My approach goes beyond plain talk therapy. My goal is to help you release old wounds, connect with your true inner self, and find your power. Whether you are completely new to therapy or have had many therapists and are discouraged with a lack of results, I am dedicated to listening and finding the right approach for you, the unique human that you are. I want to empower you to achieve your goals and live the fulfilling life that you deserve.
(831) 684-7487 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Erin Liana Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Do your sensitivities to the world and relationships sometimes feel like more of a burden than a blessing? Do you want to get into better relationship with yourself and your body? Maybe you are experiencing a difficult life transition or wrestling with pain, fear, or despair at the state of your life or the world. Perhaps you want to explore parts of yourself that have previously been held silent by anxieties or conditioning. If so, I would be a great fit for you!
(831) 215-4138 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Amy Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
I help clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction. I with use my knowledge and experience combined with empathy and compassion to support your therapeutic journey. I want to help you better understand yourself, develop coping skills for improved daily living and healthier relationships, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace. I may use EMDR to help alleviate distress and blocking beliefs (conscious or subconscious). I use holistic techniques and client-centered therapy to support you in finding self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance, all of which are keys to the growth and healing process.
(831) 607-1957 x588 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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