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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional

Ed Croteau

Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
700 Frederick St., Suite 103, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Let's Connect (831) 273-7976
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Together we will explore the impact of your past history and beliefs. I bring an open-minded and introspective approach to exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Many of our struggles internally and externally are due to unmet needs for empathy and understanding.
My approach to individual and couples therapy is grounded in cognitive and emotionally focused techniques that can help clients identify outdated thoughts and behaviors. I invite acceptance of reactions and defenses to understand and normalize why these protective strategies developed and may no longer be useful.
As a warm, mature, safe, and nonjudgmental therapist, I help clients develop strategies to overcome challenges and discover and create the next best version of themselves. Please contact me for a free consultation to discuss whether we would be a good match for therapy.
Call or Ed Croteau now for a free 15 minute consultation - (831) 273-7976

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

700 Frederick St.

Suite 103

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 273-7976
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Men's Issues and Anxiety 
$130 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (831) 273-7976
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

700 Frederick St.

Suite 103

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 273-7976
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Men's Issues and Anxiety 
$130 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $130
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
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I accept Medi-Cal (Carelon - California) insurance.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
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I accept Medi-Cal (Carelon - California) insurance.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Supervised by Tim Hartnett (California / 27228) Ed Croteau
  • In Practice for 1 Year
  • Membership with AAMFT 245528 / 2022
  • Degree/Diploma from University of Connecticut M.S. Electrical Engineering / 1991
  • Attended Touro University Worldwide, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (Counseling Psychology), Graduated 2024
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
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Ultimately, therapy is about self-awareness. You are already on your path to a greater awareness of who you are. I am simply someone who meets you on that path and helps you see where your inner voice is telling you to go next. Within relationships, we can work to develop an awareness of our partners, improving the ways we can see and hear them. Relationships offer an opportunity for growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
"
Ultimately, therapy is about self-awareness. You are already on your path to a greater awareness of who you are. I am simply someone who meets you on that path and helps you see where your inner voice is telling you to go next. Within relationships, we can work to develop an awareness of our partners, improving the ways we can see and hear them. Relationships offer an opportunity for growth.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
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Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT

4 Endorsements

Susan Moore
Susan Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFTAPCC
Ed is a thoughtful caring professional. He brings empathy, compassion, and curiosity to his work with clients, providing a safe and accepting space to work toward healing and growth.
Dylan Jay Brody
Dylan Jay Brody
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Ed has always struck me with his incredible combination of both humility and skill. His life experience in tandem with his clinical repertoire make for an excellent therapist whom I would feel confident in referring anyone to.
Naya McCoy
Naya McCoy
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Ed demonstrates an unwavering commitment to creating a safe and compassionate space for healing. I am inspired by his ability to approach each situation with an open heart, allowing clients to explore their vulnerabilities without fear of criticism.
Tad Davies
Tad Davies
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateAMFT
Ed Croteau has a lifetime of experience that he brings to the therapeutic setting. He is full of non-judgmental curiosity and empathy that allows his clients to explore their deepest shaping experiences and come into relationship with their authentic self.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
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Therapy is a dynamic process. It can be highly useful to incorporate a specific therapeutic approach like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), or Internal Family Systems (IFS). However, I don't believe in focusing on a specific approach. It is usually best to sprinkle in therapy techniques within an ongoing empathic connection. We all need to be seen and heard.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
"
Therapy is a dynamic process. It can be highly useful to incorporate a specific therapeutic approach like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), or Internal Family Systems (IFS). However, I don't believe in focusing on a specific approach. It is usually best to sprinkle in therapy techniques within an ongoing empathic connection. We all need to be seen and heard.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 273-7976
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT

Location

Primary Location

700 Frederick St.

Suite 103

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 273-7976
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 273-7976
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 273-7976
Photo of Ed Croteau, MS, MA, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ed Croteau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MA, AMFT