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.
EMDR
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
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.
EMDR
(831) 272-0611
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Lori Galperin, MSW has been a therapist, program founder, clinical director, teacher and writer for 27+ years. She is highly skilled in multiple types of therapeutic treatment. Her areas of specialization focus in the following areas: 1) Working with individuals and couples around issues of intimacy, relational and attachment problems, sexual dysfunction, trauma and compulsivity, and 2) Eating disorders recovery, including from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating; and 3) Clinical writing, focused on the "recovery" process from addictive behaviors and mental health problems to a state of vital aliveness, meaningfulness, and relatedness.
EMDR
(831) 585-1052
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
Lori Galperin, MSW has been a therapist, program founder, clinical director, teacher and writer for 27+ years. She is highly skilled in multiple types of therapeutic treatment. Her areas of specialization focus in the following areas: 1) Working with individuals and couples around issues of intimacy, relational and attachment problems, sexual dysfunction, trauma and compulsivity, and 2) Eating disorders recovery, including from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating; and 3) Clinical writing, focused on the "recovery" process from addictive behaviors and mental health problems to a state of vital aliveness, meaningfulness, and relatedness.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, SAP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
EMDR
(831) 269-5095
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Your body does not determine your value. However, you're surrounded by a culture that tells you otherwise. You take up too much space. Diet. Nevermind that 95 percent of people fail at diets, it's YOUR fault. You've dieted until you don't even recognize your relationship with food anymore. You can't hear your body, let alone trust it. Your concept of your body and your relationship with it are off. You don't even know what standard you're reaching for anymore. You just know you're not what you're supposed to be, not valuable or acceptable. You're depressed, anxious, and preoccupied. We weren't designed to live this way.
EMDR
(415) 306-8551
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
EMDR
Your body does not determine your value. However, you're surrounded by a culture that tells you otherwise. You take up too much space. Diet. Nevermind that 95 percent of people fail at diets, it's YOUR fault. You've dieted until you don't even recognize your relationship with food anymore. You can't hear your body, let alone trust it. Your concept of your body and your relationship with it are off. You don't even know what standard you're reaching for anymore. You just know you're not what you're supposed to be, not valuable or acceptable. You're depressed, anxious, and preoccupied. We weren't designed to live this way.
Psychologist, PhD, REAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
EMDR
(831) 818-4569
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
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Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
EMDR
(831) 777-6523
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
EMDR
(831) 777-2035
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Santa Cruz area for over 40 years. My training in various analytic, somatic, trauma based, and cognitive behavioral psychotherapies has brought a creative depth to my work. I specialize in individual and couples psychotherapy, post traumatic stress, anxiety and panic disorder, depression, chronic illness, relationship issues, and personal growth. In addition, I have taught in several universities and colleges, as well as trained other therapists in California and internationally. For more information, please do not hesitate to call. www.helenresneck.com
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you experiencing a personal difficulty, feeling stuck or overwhelmed? The seeds of change are often born in the midst of heartache and loss... Navigating through the challenges of life can be disheartening. It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling vulnerable or when life as we know it seems to fall apart. Sometimes just having someone listen can make all the difference. In a safe and confidential atmosphere, clients tend to discover ways to move beyond past events -- making their life less cumbersome, with more moments of joy and satisfaction.
EMDR
(661) 535-1577
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
Are you experiencing a personal difficulty, feeling stuck or overwhelmed? The seeds of change are often born in the midst of heartache and loss... Navigating through the challenges of life can be disheartening. It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling vulnerable or when life as we know it seems to fall apart. Sometimes just having someone listen can make all the difference. In a safe and confidential atmosphere, clients tend to discover ways to move beyond past events -- making their life less cumbersome, with more moments of joy and satisfaction.
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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.
EMDR
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
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.
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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.
EMDR
(831) 226-0174
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
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.
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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.
EMDR
(831) 665-6971
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
*Not accepting new patients until 2021. Do you have trauma, anxiety or depression and feel ready to work on yourself? Perhaps you are new to therapy but feel motivated or inspired to heal and work through emotions, conflicts or blockages to living a more fulfilling life. Have you had other therapies but feel “it’s time” to go deeper and explore root causes of patterns and issues? Do you feel you are in an “awakening“ and hope to work with a Transpersonal Therapist to support the integration of your higher or Whole/Core Self?
EMDR
(510) 800-9538
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
EMDR
*Not accepting new patients until 2021. Do you have trauma, anxiety or depression and feel ready to work on yourself? Perhaps you are new to therapy but feel motivated or inspired to heal and work through emotions, conflicts or blockages to living a more fulfilling life. Have you had other therapies but feel “it’s time” to go deeper and explore root causes of patterns and issues? Do you feel you are in an “awakening“ and hope to work with a Transpersonal Therapist to support the integration of your higher or Whole/Core Self?
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Do you feel a sense of disconnection in your relationships? Are you considering divorce or frustrated with your co-parenting relationship? Therapy is a place where you can take a much needed pause from the stresses you face, and explore your inner world and your relationships. I can help you identify what needs attention so you can feel better and more connected to the important people in your life.
EMDR
(831) 661-8594
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
Do you feel a sense of disconnection in your relationships? Are you considering divorce or frustrated with your co-parenting relationship? Therapy is a place where you can take a much needed pause from the stresses you face, and explore your inner world and your relationships. I can help you identify what needs attention so you can feel better and more connected to the important people in your life.
Photo of Stefanie Wolf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
EMDR
(719) 249-6839
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
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.
EMDR
(831) 920-5175
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
EMDR
(831) 216-1080
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
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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.
EMDR
(831) 661-8100
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
EMDR
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 Susan Matthews Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
EMDR
(831) 272-4999
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
EMDR
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
EMDR
(831) 278-4714
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
EMDR
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.

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EMDR Therapists
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an information processing therapy that helps clients cope with trauma, addictions, and phobias. During this treatment, the patient focuses on a specific thought, image, emotion, or sensation while simultaneously watching the therapist's finger or baton move in front of his or her eyes. The client is told to recognize what comes up for him/her when thinking of an image; then the client is told to let it go while doing bilateral stimulation.

If you're looking for EMDR therapy in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz EMDR therapist these professionals provide EMDR therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and EMDR treatment. They include EMDR therapists, EMDR psychologists, EMDR psychotherapists, and EMDR counselors.

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.