Sports Performance Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Santa Cruz Hypnosis Center
MSW
Verified
Verified
As the former inpatient and outpatient clinical director for Vista Pavilion affiliated with the University of Florida, I have guided a wide range of clients. I am now offering clinical hypnosis in Santa Cruz, California in a private practice. With over 30 years of experience, I have worked with severe trauma, family, and relationship issues. Sports performance can also be enhanced by hypnosis. I have worked with football players, baseball team, tennis players, golfers, bodybuilders, basketball players etc. affiliated with the University of Florida.
(831) 406-5320
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Chris D L'Esperance
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are many reasons why a person, a couple, or a family might find themselves feeling stuck, down, disconnected, overwhelmed, or anxious. A significant portion of my education and training is based around helping clients reduce or resolve symptoms associated with their challenges. However, I find that helping clients identify the root of their obstacles—in addition to cultivating skills and strategies to work towards a strong mental and emotional sense of well-being and developing strong connected relationships—is as important as attending to mental, emotional, and relational symptoms.
(805) 209-0671
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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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Sharon Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is rooted in my deep respect and genuine interest in people. Since I am an expressive and inquisitive person, it comes naturally to me to practice a style of therapy that is both interactive and eclectic. I offer insights, observations, suggestions, feedback, as well as attentive listening. I am adaptable and able to adjust my style according to what works best for the client. As a team, my clients and I work together to find creative solutions to overcome obstacles to growth and well-being.
(831) 346-1213
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Lisa Black
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, BCB
Verified
Verified
Dr. Black specializes in trauma, TBI/concussion, insomnia/sleep issues, anxiety, depression, and coping with chronic illness. The therapies Dr. Black specializes in are neurofeedback, biofeedback, ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), existential therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
(858) 205-6896
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Kristin Baron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
"Stuck." At some point in our lives, we all feel it. I help people link their desire for things to be different to the places they feel stuck, healthfully and effectively. You don't need to know how to change, we start with where you are. I like the Chinese proverb, "Acceptance and change are brothers, but acceptance is the older brother." By helping you learn to first accept where you are (even if now it seems impossible), suffering is naturally reduced and there is more energy and room for growth. You get to like yourself now AND change.
(831) 709-4932
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(831) 276-0279
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Marlon A Guarino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you stuck in patterns of fears, confusion, indecision, or painful relationships? This stuckness and suffering hinder you from accessing the empowered, expansive, creative, organic self within; this essential part of you wants to express the unique gift that you are, and the gifts you bring to the world. Imagine beyond your struggles or limitations to become who you are truly meant to be, being more authentic, having more fulfilling relationships and manifesting your passions. Whether you are looking for further understanding, or personal tools or deeper change, I am here to support your journey.
(831) 272-0611
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
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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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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Ryan Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Are everyday struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
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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Jasyn Lezin - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My aim is to create a nurturing, non-judgmental space where clients can feel at home in the healing process. I use a sense of humor, empathy, and compassion to build rapport with clients, and also to support clients in feeling empowered on their transformative journey. I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision.
(646) 692-0394
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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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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Anxiety Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
(408) 384-9838
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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
Not accepting new clients
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Eric Ochoa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
I am committed to helping you find the best clinician for your needs. Feel free to reach out to me and I will listen to your needs and help connect you with someone who can help--whether that is me or another clinician.
(831) 201-5326
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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Anxiety Experts for Athletes
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified
Verified
Are you an athlete who is impacted by disordered eating, an eating disorder, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)? Anxiety Experts is proud to offer a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) that is exclusively for athletes. Our athlete VIOP supports athletes through a virtual platform to increase accessibility of care while you remain at school, home or another preferred location. We also treat co-occurring concerns such as anxiety, OCD, depression, and more. We work in a multidisciplinary team, offering evidence-based care, to help you return to sport, and live the recovery-focused life you are worthy of!
(805) 335-8322
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Josh Lederach
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Verified
I work with a wide variety of people with varying mental health conditions. With individuals, I work with people experiencing effects of trauma, anxiety, phase of life changes, men's topics, depression, and anyone who is interested in deeper self reflection and understanding of self. With couples, I work with people struggling with communication, attuning and understanding one another, affairs/infidelity, sex and sexuality, and pre-marital counseling. If you are searching for relief from current symptoms and are seeking a deeper understanding of your self or your partner then I can help.
(831) 298-8110
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Christine Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, cEMDR
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself experiencing the same recurring intrusive thoughts? Reliving disturbing memories day after day? Having recurring nightmares? Withdrawing from life and others and increasing your isolation from the world? Are you struggling with Performance Anxiety or communication challenges at work, school or in relationships? If so, you may be suffering from PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Untreated, these symptoms can worsen over time. If you find you are struggling with symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, Depressed Mood, Phobias, Addictions, Identity or Spiritual Emergency I am here to help.
(669) 303-8527
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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What type of Santa Cruz mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Santa Cruz?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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