Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 777-6217
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
Photo of Ella Bianchi-Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Photo of Lee Ann Sullivan-Eurs, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
Photo of Jennifer Wallace Canobbio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you find yourself experiencing worry or conflict in your life or are a parent of a child or teen who is struggling, I may be able to help.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 600-7539
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
If you find yourself experiencing worry or conflict in your life or are a parent of a child or teen who is struggling, I may be able to help.
Photo of Catherine Cervantes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 920-0791
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.
Photo of Cindy May, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 278-3462
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
Photo of Chris Senter, EFT Certificated Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe the connection between therapist and client is very important. Each person is dynamic and different and it's important to me to hear and see who you are and find a personal approach of healing with you. I utilize different techniques and modalities such as mindfulness, guided visualization, CBT, art therapy, somatic, dance and play therapy to individualize a therapeutic approach.
Children (6 to 10)
(408) 675-5249
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I believe the connection between therapist and client is very important. Each person is dynamic and different and it's important to me to hear and see who you are and find a personal approach of healing with you. I utilize different techniques and modalities such as mindfulness, guided visualization, CBT, art therapy, somatic, dance and play therapy to individualize a therapeutic approach.
Photo of Juno Groves, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 920-5175
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow.
Photo of Lorraine Cahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 216-1080
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
Photo of Chris Davidson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 824-4924
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety.
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Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
My focus is on creating the kind of trusting, consistent relationships that allow my clients to safely change and grow. I want to know, what is your story and how have you made meaning of your experience? How does your past influence your present? What emotions have you been told are not okay to feel and how do you express them now? I can help you know yourself deeply and accept *all* of your feelings. Life is better when thoughts, feeling and body sensations are in alignment. This kind of authenticity helps our emotions become manageable.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 661-8100
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
My focus is on creating the kind of trusting, consistent relationships that allow my clients to safely change and grow. I want to know, what is your story and how have you made meaning of your experience? How does your past influence your present? What emotions have you been told are not okay to feel and how do you express them now? I can help you know yourself deeply and accept *all* of your feelings. Life is better when thoughts, feeling and body sensations are in alignment. This kind of authenticity helps our emotions become manageable.
Photo of Kurt Churchill, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I use a strength-based approach to help my clients decrease anxiety, improve mood, and strengthen relationships. I have worked with "at risk" children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in the Santa Cruz area for the past 20 years. My non-judgmental approach assists with building trust as we work collaboratively to achieve the client's goals. I have extensive experience navigating the educational, social, criminal justice, and mental health systems.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 706-4518
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
I use a strength-based approach to help my clients decrease anxiety, improve mood, and strengthen relationships. I have worked with "at risk" children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in the Santa Cruz area for the past 20 years. My non-judgmental approach assists with building trust as we work collaboratively to achieve the client's goals. I have extensive experience navigating the educational, social, criminal justice, and mental health systems.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Starting therapy for the first time or returning after a long break can feel intimidating. You might have even had bad experiences before. I'm here to help. We will go at your pace because your experience is important to me. I believe that lasting change and healing can only happen when our whole selves are seen and welcomed. I provide a safe healing space and bring a strong, grounded presence so that you can begin to cultivate more love and compassion for yourself, connect with your inner wisdom and become more whole and authentic in your relationship with others.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 900-4916
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
Starting therapy for the first time or returning after a long break can feel intimidating. You might have even had bad experiences before. I'm here to help. We will go at your pace because your experience is important to me. I believe that lasting change and healing can only happen when our whole selves are seen and welcomed. I provide a safe healing space and bring a strong, grounded presence so that you can begin to cultivate more love and compassion for yourself, connect with your inner wisdom and become more whole and authentic in your relationship with others.
Photo of Vickie Assunto, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 531-2901
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Children (6 to 10)
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.
Photo of Bob Gallo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I enjoy being a psychotherapist and take pride in doing good work. Being in the field for over 25 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.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 768-8384
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I enjoy being a psychotherapist and take pride in doing good work. Being in the field for over 25 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.
Photo of Natalie Hanneman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My work centers around helping people achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and I easily connect with others and believe that through relationship building you are able to facilitate positive changes in your life. My varied experience over the past twenty years as a school counselor, parent, Therapeutic Foster Parent, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Challenge Course Facilitator have shaped my eclectic style of working with people. Based on your specific needs and areas of desired growth, together we will tailor a plan to best meet your needs as we move forward through the therapy.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 244-3712
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
My work centers around helping people achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and I easily connect with others and believe that through relationship building you are able to facilitate positive changes in your life. My varied experience over the past twenty years as a school counselor, parent, Therapeutic Foster Parent, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Challenge Course Facilitator have shaped my eclectic style of working with people. Based on your specific needs and areas of desired growth, together we will tailor a plan to best meet your needs as we move forward through the therapy.
Photo of Janet Borello Wellersdick, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over.
Children (6 to 10)
(831) 272-0613
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Children (6 to 10)
I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over.

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Children (6 to 10) Therapists
If you're looking for help with children or for a Santa Cruz child therapist these professionals provide help with child development, child learning and child education. They include child therapists in Santa Cruz, child psychologists, child psychotherapists and child counselors. They can help with child abuse, mother child issues, child neglect, child behavior and child discipline. Child counseling in Santa Cruz may include help with child behavioral issues, child family relationships and child sleep.

We often colloquially refer to our children as 'kids', and so may seek a Santa Cruz therapist for kids' learning issues or help with a kid's education. Such child therapists can help with kid abuse, mother kid issues, kid neglect, kid behavior and kid discipline. Kid counseling in Santa Cruz may include help with kids' behavioral issues, kid family relationships and kids' sleep.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Santa Cruz are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Cruz

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Santa Cruz you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Santa Cruz and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Santa Cruz or family therapy in Santa Cruz.