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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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(831) 777-4635
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
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(831) 272-0358
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
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Santa Cruz, California 95065
"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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(831) 566-3495
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Santa Cruz, California 95065
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"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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"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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(831) 219-4109
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"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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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Would you like to feel whole, empowered, joyful and at ease with life? Whether you're going through a transition in your life, having relationship problems, dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or looking for a deeper purpose in life, I would be honored to assist you towards well being. I will hold a sacred space for your wounds/pain to be seen, held, listened, accepted and transformed into your light and strength. I will teach you how to listen and trust your innate wisdom and guidance, I will offer lots of tools for you to become empowered, resourceful and free to consciously create the life you choose. "
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(831) 610-7015
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Would you like to feel whole, empowered, joyful and at ease with life? Whether you're going through a transition in your life, having relationship problems, dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or looking for a deeper purpose in life, I would be honored to assist you towards well being. I will hold a sacred space for your wounds/pain to be seen, held, listened, accepted and transformed into your light and strength. I will teach you how to listen and trust your innate wisdom and guidance, I will offer lots of tools for you to become empowered, resourceful and free to consciously create the life you choose. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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(831) 621-5246
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Couples
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"*I currently have openings for online sessions* To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether."
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(831) 265-3285
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"*I currently have openings for online sessions* To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether."
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"Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or why your relationships aren't what you want them to be? Why does a part of you want to do one thing, yet another part wants to do something completely different? There are reasons behind everything we do, even when we're not aware of them. I can help you explore behaviors, and the feelings behind them, that affect your life and your relationships. Through a process called "Internal Family Systems," you can learn to understand and value yourself in ways you never thought possible."
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(408) 816-1131
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"Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or why your relationships aren't what you want them to be? Why does a part of you want to do one thing, yet another part wants to do something completely different? There are reasons behind everything we do, even when we're not aware of them. I can help you explore behaviors, and the feelings behind them, that affect your life and your relationships. Through a process called "Internal Family Systems," you can learn to understand and value yourself in ways you never thought possible."
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"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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(408) 320-0201
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"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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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescence, individual adults, couples and groups. The issues that I have experience working with include: anxiety, depression, codependency, low self- esteem, relational issues, grief, social skill building, marital/divorce/relationship issues, women's issues, racial/ethnic concerns, meaning of life, life transitions, eco-related issues and health & life couching."
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(831) 704-9603
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"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescence, individual adults, couples and groups. The issues that I have experience working with include: anxiety, depression, codependency, low self- esteem, relational issues, grief, social skill building, marital/divorce/relationship issues, women's issues, racial/ethnic concerns, meaning of life, life transitions, eco-related issues and health & life couching."
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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(209) 251-6859
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
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"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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(831) 234-6043
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Couples
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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"My approach to therapy has developed and evolved over a lifetime, drawing from my own life experiences both positive and negative, my personal experience with therapy, and through years of ongoing education and training in a multitude of settings. In working with clients, I utilize a client centered, collaborative, faith-based and strengths based approach. I draw from a number of theoretical orientations, including solution focused therapy, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to support my clients in reaching their personal goals by tailoring the sessions to each individual and their personal needs."
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(831) 708-0445
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Couples
"My approach to therapy has developed and evolved over a lifetime, drawing from my own life experiences both positive and negative, my personal experience with therapy, and through years of ongoing education and training in a multitude of settings. In working with clients, I utilize a client centered, collaborative, faith-based and strengths based approach. I draw from a number of theoretical orientations, including solution focused therapy, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to support my clients in reaching their personal goals by tailoring the sessions to each individual and their personal needs."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
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(408) 872-8957
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Couples
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation."
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(831) 247-6711
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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(831) 274-7365
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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"Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families."
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(831) 216-5398
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"Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"The choice of a therapist is deeply personal, and can be difficult to make from the cursory information on a website. Thus, I recommend an introductory session, during which you and I can get to know each other and discuss how our work together can benefit you. I have come to see that talking about problems, while important, is not necessarily enough to solve them. Thus, I provide tools to get at the root of your troubles, techniques to understand and change them, and guidance to help you steer your course to a more joyful and fulfilling life."
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(831) 216-5004
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"The choice of a therapist is deeply personal, and can be difficult to make from the cursory information on a website. Thus, I recommend an introductory session, during which you and I can get to know each other and discuss how our work together can benefit you. I have come to see that talking about problems, while important, is not necessarily enough to solve them. Thus, I provide tools to get at the root of your troubles, techniques to understand and change them, and guidance to help you steer your course to a more joyful and fulfilling life."
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"I enjoy working with clients who are seeking change. Negative thoughts, patterns of behavior and even the way we do relationships can set us on a path where we can find ourselves more stressed out than not. I would like to help you attain the strategies and skills you need to live your most fulfilling and best life. "
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(831) 471-7165
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"I enjoy working with clients who are seeking change. Negative thoughts, patterns of behavior and even the way we do relationships can set us on a path where we can find ourselves more stressed out than not. I would like to help you attain the strategies and skills you need to live your most fulfilling and best life. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"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."
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(831) 740-8325
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"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."

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If you're looking for couples therapists in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz couples therapist these professionals provide couples therapy in Santa Cruz. Couples counseling can be effective and saves many relationships, but if you're part of a couple in distress remember that the sooner you get help, the more likely couples counseling will bring about a positive result.

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.

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.