Erik Barnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

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Erik Barnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT


Location

Offers online therapy

PO BOX 1294
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 288-5528

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In my work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families I strive to create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of vitality, and work towards your personal goals. In my work, I have witnessed how life's challenges can create emotional scars that then consciously or unconscious run our lives. These scars can manifest as a variety of mental health and relational issues.
I focus on getting to know these places of hurt with compassion & respect. Numerous clients have reported profound changes in their lives by simply beginning to relate to themselves with more compassion and curiosity. Next, we work to gently release these scars to bring greater vitality and peace to your life.
I am a trained mediator, have expertise in Hand-in-Hand Parenting, and am trained as an Internal Family Systems therapist. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including: Expressive Arts and Somatic Techniques.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / MFC49128
  • School: John F. Kennedy University
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Location

PO BOX 1294
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 288-5528
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Hand-in-Hand Parenting
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 5 Aug 2020
Erik Barnes, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
Erik Barnes

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT