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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
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, CCHT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 272-0611
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
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.
Photo of Chris Lang, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
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 Rebecca Zulim, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 245-3983
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.
Photo of Life-In-Motion-Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 226-0174
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
Photo of Melissa Fritchle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
If I were to pick one theme that runs through my therapy work, it would have to be Empowerment. I believe completely in people's abilities to change their own lives. In whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture we feel we belong to; we have the power to decide how to respond, perceive, define, believe, and present ourselves to others. I feel my role as a therapist is to ask questions, be curious and draw out the power of each person's own spiritual, emotional, and relational authority over their own lives.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 419-6156
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
If I were to pick one theme that runs through my therapy work, it would have to be Empowerment. I believe completely in people's abilities to change their own lives. In whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture we feel we belong to; we have the power to decide how to respond, perceive, define, believe, and present ourselves to others. I feel my role as a therapist is to ask questions, be curious and draw out the power of each person's own spiritual, emotional, and relational authority over their own lives.
Photo of Julia Pinsky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
You're here to find a therapist. I may be a good fit for you-- read on! I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy for meaningful change and healing. My relational, open, empathic & direct style especially helps people new to therapy feel at ease. I am trained in mindfulness-based approaches, treatment of trauma, treatment of addiction, treatment of depression & anxiety, treatment of panic, and more. Often my practice is full; if it is, I will happily refer you to one of the many competent clinicians in our area.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 665-6971
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
You're here to find a therapist. I may be a good fit for you-- read on! I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy for meaningful change and healing. My relational, open, empathic & direct style especially helps people new to therapy feel at ease. I am trained in mindfulness-based approaches, treatment of trauma, treatment of addiction, treatment of depression & anxiety, treatment of panic, and more. Often my practice is full; if it is, I will happily refer you to one of the many competent clinicians in our area.
Photo of Kate Whittle-Utter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
Domestic Abuse
(805) 316-7134
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
Photo of Elaine Kates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 269-5047
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 920-5175
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
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 Jennifer Sims, Counselor
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 661-8100
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Domestic Abuse
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 Janene Forsyth, LMFT, Teletherapy, throughout CA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 278-4126
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 900-4877
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
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.
Photo of Chris D L'Esperance, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Every person has a unique story, a unique set of experiences, goals, challenges, personality, values, belief systems, and cultural influences. With the stresses of modern life, the impact of loss, abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma or mental illness, the challenges can stack up and become overwhelming. I truly enjoy the process of working collaboratively with my clients to find an approach that honors and respects them as a whole person. Together we can better understand life experiences, identify challenges and goals, and create strategies for growth, as well as space for healing.
Domestic Abuse
(805) 209-0671
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Every person has a unique story, a unique set of experiences, goals, challenges, personality, values, belief systems, and cultural influences. With the stresses of modern life, the impact of loss, abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma or mental illness, the challenges can stack up and become overwhelming. I truly enjoy the process of working collaboratively with my clients to find an approach that honors and respects them as a whole person. Together we can better understand life experiences, identify challenges and goals, and create strategies for growth, as well as space for healing.
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.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 768-8384
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
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 Wendy Ortiz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Your issues, needs, and goals might include how to find balance in daily life, resolving relationship or family conflicts, questioning gender, processing trauma, or how to best navigate any of life's transitions. I allow what comes up in the room to guide how we will work together--which might mean we look at and process the past, or stay in the here-and-now, or a combination of both. I approach each client anew, without any one particular modality in mind, with the understanding that each person's needs are unique.
Domestic Abuse
(213) 481-6333
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Domestic Abuse
Your issues, needs, and goals might include how to find balance in daily life, resolving relationship or family conflicts, questioning gender, processing trauma, or how to best navigate any of life's transitions. I allow what comes up in the room to guide how we will work together--which might mean we look at and process the past, or stay in the here-and-now, or a combination of both. I approach each client anew, without any one particular modality in mind, with the understanding that each person's needs are unique.
Photo of Nancy Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Authentic change happens from the inside out. It can't be veneered onto one's surface. Painful life experiences create a complex web inside that shapes a person's world. This web can limit one's ability to find joy and meaning in life. Psychotherapy offers a way to access deep emotional experience. As therapy proceeds connections will start to appear between past & current life experience. Problematic internal patterns will become visible and open to reevaluation and change. As internal stress decreases, clarity, joy and meaning will have the chance to emerge.
Domestic Abuse
(925) 965-7599
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Authentic change happens from the inside out. It can't be veneered onto one's surface. Painful life experiences create a complex web inside that shapes a person's world. This web can limit one's ability to find joy and meaning in life. Psychotherapy offers a way to access deep emotional experience. As therapy proceeds connections will start to appear between past & current life experience. Problematic internal patterns will become visible and open to reevaluation and change. As internal stress decreases, clarity, joy and meaning will have the chance to emerge.
Photo of Mariann C. Tymn, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 535-3759
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you.
Photo of Jeff Ebbage, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
“I can’t take this _______ anymore, but I just don’t know what else to do”. If you’re willing to fill in the blank, you’ve taken the first step. The next step is finding an experienced therapist with whom you have a good fit: a relationship that includes trust, empathy and compassion. Ultimately I have found this lead to new possibilities, often from identifying and endorsing new perspectives and behaviors.
Domestic Abuse
(831) 216-0695
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Domestic Abuse
“I can’t take this _______ anymore, but I just don’t know what else to do”. If you’re willing to fill in the blank, you’ve taken the first step. The next step is finding an experienced therapist with whom you have a good fit: a relationship that includes trust, empathy and compassion. Ultimately I have found this lead to new possibilities, often from identifying and endorsing new perspectives and behaviors.

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Domestic Abuse Therapists
If you're looking for help with domestic abuse in Santa Cruz or for Santa Cruz domestic abuse counseling, these therapists provide confidential support for spousal abuse or for individuals and couples in an abusive relationship. They include domestic abuse therapists, domestic abuse psychologists and domestic abuse counselors. A therapist can help with child abuse in Santa Cruz, emotional abuse, passive aggressive behavior, sexual abuse and domestic violence in Santa Cruz. A therapist can identify the signs and causes of Santa Cruz domestic abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to domestic abuse shelters.

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.