Ellen Adams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed
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Ellen Adams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

340 Soquel Avenue
Suite 108
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 613-1230
Offers online therapy

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About

Imagine confusion and emotional pain transforming into wisdom and clarity. As a seasoned therapist I offer compassionate support in a safe, comfortable environment. Incorporating body, mind and spirit in a practical approach to growth and change, I have successfully helped many individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and depression and improve their relationships. As we learn to see things more clearly, anger can be transformed into compassion, and fear can dissolve into acceptance, allowing us to be fully present and alive to celebrate our lives with joy and happiness.
Relationships are opportunities for growth, self-knowledge and fulfillment. I've helped many couples improve communication, resonance, intimacy, and resolve differences. I bring to my work years of meditation and utilize Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, blending CBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Family Systems theories, with mindfulness.
The therapeutic relationship is a process in which we learn that obstacles show us what we need to work on. I offer a supportive environment in which you can take the risks necessary for your growth. I will work compassionately and insightfully with your wisdom in a supportive, integrative approach. Together we can discover the path to wholeness.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle
I am not accepting new insurance clients at this time
Email me or call (831) 613-1230 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: California / MFC 40881
  • School: San Jose State University
  • Year Graduated: 2000

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"Ellen is a caring, competent, compassionate therapist with much depth, understanding and a wide perspective."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Ellen is skilled, compassionate and kind."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Exceptional therapist!"

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Ellen Adams's Groups

Communication Skills for Couples

Would you like to learn the #1 secret of successful marriage and 5 secrets of good communication? Develop attunement and resonance with your partner. Recognize good vs. poor communication in yourself and in your partner. Revise your communication style. Using Cognitive Therapy with mindfulness and reflection, this six week series will help couples gain listening and self-assertion skills that can foster a truly loving relationship.

More about this group

Location

340 Soquel Avenue
Suite 108
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 613-1230
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness based cognitive
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Ellen Adams

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT