Carolyn A Vitale

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Carolyn A Vitale, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
(831) 275-7727 Website

Carolyn A Vitale

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

501 Mission St
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 275-7727

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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.

I have a strong, somatic (body based) background. I completed the Hakomi (mindful experiential therapy) Comprehensive in 2007 and assisted the training after while I began my graduate studies. I received my clinical psychology degree with a somatic emphasis. Before this, I immersed myself in meditation, silent retreats, yoga and dance since 2000.

I have worked with adults in crisis at County Mental Health as well as extensive experience working with children (some conjoint with family therapy). I have led various groups for children such as social skills/empowerment and domestic violence. I have also led DUI groups for youth ages 15-17yrs.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License and State: LMFT87385 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medical for families
  • PPO
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Hakomi Institute / Comprehensive Training, Trauma
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Certificate: Ashtanga Yoga Institute / Yoga teacher training
  • Certificate Date: 2000

Location

501 Mission St
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 275-7727

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Conversational Spanish and Spanish
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Hakomi Method
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness based Somatic Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019
Carolyn A Vitale, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Carolyn A Vitale

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT