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.
Coping Skills
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
Coping Skills
(831) 726-0097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
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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.
Coping Skills
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
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, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Coping Skills
(831) 275-7727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
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.
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MSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
Coping Skills
(831) 406-5320
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Coping Skills
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.
Photo of Norman Malcolm Brown,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There seems to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men seem to be hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet.
Coping Skills
(831) 900-4877
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There seems to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men seem to be hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet.
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Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
Coping Skills
(831) 777-6523
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
Coping Skills
(831) 777-2035
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Coping Skills
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world.
Coping Skills
(831) 425-3405
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse.
Coping Skills
(408) 320-0201
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Coping Skills
My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95066
Sometimes one of the hardest things sometimes can be just doing something different. Humans are creatures of habit, but not all habits support us in being the best versions of ourselves. My work focuses on supporting individuals, families and couples families find solutions to life issues, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, reduce stress, and discover positive problem solving skills.
Coping Skills
(831) 704-8795
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Santa Cruz, CA 95066
Coping Skills
Sometimes one of the hardest things sometimes can be just doing something different. Humans are creatures of habit, but not all habits support us in being the best versions of ourselves. My work focuses on supporting individuals, families and couples families find solutions to life issues, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, reduce stress, and discover positive problem solving skills.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
Coping Skills
(831) 508-7217
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
Photo of Stefanie Wolf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
Coping Skills
(719) 249-6839
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
Photo of David B. Ruso, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
Coping Skills
(831) 920-3683
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Coping Skills
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Change is possible. Together we will focus on making that change happen. In our work together we will explore what brought you to therapy and identify goals you want to reach. I will hold space for you to be able to explore your psyche with compassion and non-judgement. We will work collaboratively using my training in counseling psychology to guide us into exploring the parts of your life and psychology you are interested in examining. We will bring what we learn back to practical steps you can implement in your daily life to support you in achieving change. Together we will move in the direction you want your life to go.
Coping Skills
(831) 222-8487
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Coping Skills
Change is possible. Together we will focus on making that change happen. In our work together we will explore what brought you to therapy and identify goals you want to reach. I will hold space for you to be able to explore your psyche with compassion and non-judgement. We will work collaboratively using my training in counseling psychology to guide us into exploring the parts of your life and psychology you are interested in examining. We will bring what we learn back to practical steps you can implement in your daily life to support you in achieving change. Together we will move in the direction you want your life to go.
Photo of Julie Herzog, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a holistic psychotherapist and will work to help you integrate mind, body and spirit. I believe we all have the propensity for health and wellness. Together we can work with your acute crisis or your desire to explore a deeper connection to self. Helping individuals (children, teens, adults), couples and families throughout the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area....I look forward to meeting you, working with you and assisting you in achieving better mental health.
Coping Skills
(831) 219-4109
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I am a holistic psychotherapist and will work to help you integrate mind, body and spirit. I believe we all have the propensity for health and wellness. Together we can work with your acute crisis or your desire to explore a deeper connection to self. Helping individuals (children, teens, adults), couples and families throughout the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area....I look forward to meeting you, working with you and assisting you in achieving better mental health.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California and I am deeply committed to working with individuals toward relief from mental health symptoms and challenges. I have extensive experience working in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and substance use. I practice trauma-informed psychotherapy and work in collaboration with each client to come up with a treatment plan based on your needs. Together, we can work toward wellness
Coping Skills
(831) 777-2519
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of California and I am deeply committed to working with individuals toward relief from mental health symptoms and challenges. I have extensive experience working in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and substance use. I practice trauma-informed psychotherapy and work in collaboration with each client to come up with a treatment plan based on your needs. Together, we can work toward wellness
Photo of Anahata Christa Marie Neuman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in helping people reduce their suffering though quality and efficient therapy treatment. I have successfully helped hundreds of clients heal the conditions that perpetuate their suffering. This includes experiences of depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, mania and other causes of psychological pain. The rationale for accurate and timely assessment and application of treatment, is so that you can be more comfortable as soon as possible, enabling a higher quality of life and healing that is sustainable. Please visit my website: https://anahataneuman.com
Coping Skills
(831) 244-1301
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I specialize in helping people reduce their suffering though quality and efficient therapy treatment. I have successfully helped hundreds of clients heal the conditions that perpetuate their suffering. This includes experiences of depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, mania and other causes of psychological pain. The rationale for accurate and timely assessment and application of treatment, is so that you can be more comfortable as soon as possible, enabling a higher quality of life and healing that is sustainable. Please visit my website: https://anahataneuman.com
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
Coping Skills
(925) 259-3996
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)
Coping Skills
(831) 216-6727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Coping Skills
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Santa Cruz can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Santa Cruz coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

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.