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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
14 Endorsed
6233 Soquel Drive Suite C, Aptos, CA 95003
Let's Connect (831) 854-7543
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IN-PERSON and ZOOM appts available. My style is engaged, curious, warm, direct, and my clients tell me they enjoy my sense of humor. I love working with individuals struggling with conflicts in the family, work, or with friends, those wanting to gain insight into themselves, and individuals in the process of healing from trauma. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing), which is an evidence-based practice shown to be effective in decreasing psychological distress caused by trauma and disturbing life experiences. I also incorporate parts work/IFS. I’m neurodiversity affirming and fat positive.
I believe that when someone is fully heard and understood, it makes it easier for them to gain agency into their own psychological healing. I use inner child work and mindfulness in my practice to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and express needs. I'm committed to my continued education and engagement around race, power and privilege.
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to begin the process of therapy, and I’m honored to provide my clients with the support, compassion, and confidentiality to explore themselves and their lives. I understand that contacting a therapist for the first time is nerve wracking! Please feel free to send a text to reach out, call, or send an e-mail.
Call or Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR now for a free 15 minute consultation - (831) 854-7543

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6233 Soquel Drive Suite C

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 854-7543

1001 Laurel Street

San Carlos, CA 94070

I use multiple HEPA filters in the office and offer both in-person and virtual appointments
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma (including sexual trauma) and Queer identity, Polyamory, Ethical Non-monogamy 
$235 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
I am offering in-person sessions in addition to telehealth (video or phone) for EMDR and talk therapy for teens and adults.
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Let's Connect (831) 854-7543
Photo of Ellen Garfield - Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR  , LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6233 Soquel Drive Suite C

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 854-7543

1001 Laurel Street

San Carlos, CA 94070

I use multiple HEPA filters in the office and offer both in-person and virtual appointments
I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma (including sexual trauma) and Queer identity, Polyamory, Ethical Non-monogamy 
$235 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
I am offering in-person sessions in addition to telehealth (video or phone) for EMDR and talk therapy for teens and adults.
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $235
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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I accept cash, Venmo, and also use a HIPAA compliant program that stores your credit card information, for your convenience.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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I accept cash, Venmo, and also use a HIPAA compliant program that stores your credit card information, for your convenience.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Qualifications

    Marriage & Family Therapist: Ellen Garfield
  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 103425 Ellen Garfield
  • In Practice for 11 Years
  • Membership with Board member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Santa Cruz chapter. 2024
  • Attended Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology, Graduated 2015
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Along with EMDR training and regular consultation, I also have post-graduate school training in humanistic-existential group therapy, as well as radical, anti-oppressive, anti-diet training in working with disordered eating and body image issues, through the "Ample and Rooted" organization.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Along with EMDR training and regular consultation, I also have post-graduate school training in humanistic-existential group therapy, as well as radical, anti-oppressive, anti-diet training in working with disordered eating and body image issues, through the "Ample and Rooted" organization.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma (including sexual trauma)
  • Queer identity, Polyamory, Ethical Non-monogamy

Expertise

  • Bisexual
  • Body Positivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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Trauma treatment starts off slow. First, we get to know each other, develop trust, and I learn a little about your life and your history before diving into the deeper work. We collaborate on a plan together and talk about your goals for therapy while developing useful skills to make sure that your nervous system is as regulated as possible before going into the trauma processing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Trauma treatment starts off slow. First, we get to know each other, develop trust, and I learn a little about your life and your history before diving into the deeper work. We collaborate on a plan together and talk about your goals for therapy while developing useful skills to make sure that your nervous system is as regulated as possible before going into the trauma processing.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
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Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

14 Endorsements

Elisa Martínez: Therapy For Anxious Thinkers And Insecure Achievers
Elisa Martínez: Therapy For Anxious Thinkers And Insecure Achievers
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
I love referring people to Ellen because she's authentic, down-to-earth, kind and really good at what she does. If you want to heal trauma, feel better in your relationships, lower work stress or get support with family challenges - look no further!
Makenzie Wesner
Makenzie Wesner
Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerNP
Ellen was prompt to initiate collaboration to provide coordinated care to our mutual client. She was very helpful in case conceptualization and together we were better able to capture or clinical impression. She was also easily accesible.
Mackenzie Studebaker
Mackenzie Studebaker
Marriage & Family Therapist AssociateMAAMFT
Ellen is a phenomenal therapist - so skillful and genuine. All of her clients are lucky to have her in their court!
Leah Kaplan
Leah Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Ellen is an excellent therapist, who I can rely on to provide expertise based on years of experience working with youth, adults and families. I feel confidant that any client I refer to Ellen will feel truly supported, particularly LGBTQIA+ clients.
Erin Burton | Brainspotting Intensives
Erin Burton | Brainspotting Intensives
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Ellen is a highly skilled therapist with extensive training and experience working with trauma survivors. With Ellen as your therapist, you will feel seen and heard. She is authentic, direct, and caring. If you are ready to heal, reach out to Ellen!
Katrina Tattenham
Katrina Tattenham
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Ellen goes out of her way to make sure she is offering top notch services for her clients. She is funny, compassionate and extremely professional. We are lucky to have her serving our community.
Grace Lee
Grace Lee
Marriage & Family TherapistMAMFT
I have had the honor of knowing Ellen at graduate school.She is one of the best therapists I know.Her deep knowledge and inviting presence make her a very safe person to work with and trust. I have referred clients to her and continue to plan on doing so.
Kim Guigui
Kim Guigui
CounselorMACCC
I have known Ellen for 10 years. She and I went to grad school together and I saw firsthand that she was born to be a therapist. I am so glad she is in private practice now, and if I didn't live in Canada, I would refer clients to her blindly!
Danielle Saporta
Danielle Saporta
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Ellen is a highly skilled clinician whose great sense of humor, and direct, yet warm nature help any client feel safe and connected. Ellen is particularly skilled at working with teens as well as sexual trauma survivors, as she has extensive training in wo...
Marlon A Guarino
Marlon A Guarino
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFTCCHT
I would highly recommend Ellen to anyone seeking help with life's challenges. She is empathic and insightful.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Religion

Jewish

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Religion

Jewish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Somatic
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Other than specializing in trauma and EMDR therapy, I also love doing parts work (Internal Family Systems/IFS) and inner child work to increase self compassion. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA population and I identify as a member of that community.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
Photo of Ellen Garfield - Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR  , LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Other than specializing in trauma and EMDR therapy, I also love doing parts work (Internal Family Systems/IFS) and inner child work to increase self compassion. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA population and I identify as a member of that community.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 854-7543
Photo of Ellen Garfield - Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR  , LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

6233 Soquel Drive Suite C

Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 854-7543

Additional Location

1001 Laurel Street

San Carlos, CA 94070

(831) 854-7543
"
I use multiple HEPA filters in the office and offer both in-person and virtual appointments
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 854-7543
Photo of Ellen Garfield - Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR  , LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I use multiple HEPA filters in the office and offer both in-person and virtual appointments
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 854-7543
Photo of Ellen Garfield - Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR  , LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ellen Garfield, LMFT. Specializing in EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT