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.
Family
(831) 269-5023
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
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, PhDc Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You're not sure why, but you find yourself feeling anxious and empty when you wake up in the morning. As a young adult in your 20's or 30's, your life looks pretty good on paper. But something is missing. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
Family
(628) 240-0926
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
You're not sure why, but you find yourself feeling anxious and empty when you wake up in the morning. As a young adult in your 20's or 30's, your life looks pretty good on paper. But something is missing. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, Coach Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
Family
(831) 703-8969
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
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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.
Family
(831) 272-0611
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
Family
(831) 298-5823
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Family
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
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.
Family
(831) 269-5095
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
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, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Family
(831) 406-5946
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
Family
(831) 531-4226
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
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Psychologist, PsyD
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Through my business Healing at Home I specialize in in-home therapy for seniors, elders and their families. My practice is unique in that I see my clients in the comfort of their own home. My ideal client is someone who is having trouble adjusting to the transitions in their life. Many of my clients have lost a loved one or are adjusting to a chronic illness, loss of independence or a recent move. Through Medicare I am also able to provide support to my clients families, who are often also struggling with their loved ones challenges.
Family
(831) 346-1132
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
Through my business Healing at Home I specialize in in-home therapy for seniors, elders and their families. My practice is unique in that I see my clients in the comfort of their own home. My ideal client is someone who is having trouble adjusting to the transitions in their life. Many of my clients have lost a loved one or are adjusting to a chronic illness, loss of independence or a recent move. Through Medicare I am also able to provide support to my clients families, who are often also struggling with their loved ones challenges.
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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.
Family
(661) 535-1577
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
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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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT, BS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
Family
(669) 203-2815
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am committed to the process of helping people discover and integrate the deeper personal truths which underlie symptoms and issues. I invite clients to be endlessly curious and to do "detective work" with me, seeking to understand the clues offered by their own psyches. I work with adults and older teens, providing individual, couples and family psychotherapy. Some of my influences are Carl Jung, Arnold Mindell, Jean Shinoda Bolen, John Enright, Richard Schwartz and John Gottman. I work with depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, spiritual identity, addiction recovery, codependency and trauma. I offer over 30 years of private practice experience.
Family
(831) 465-5161
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
I am committed to the process of helping people discover and integrate the deeper personal truths which underlie symptoms and issues. I invite clients to be endlessly curious and to do "detective work" with me, seeking to understand the clues offered by their own psyches. I work with adults and older teens, providing individual, couples and family psychotherapy. Some of my influences are Carl Jung, Arnold Mindell, Jean Shinoda Bolen, John Enright, Richard Schwartz and John Gottman. I work with depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, spiritual identity, addiction recovery, codependency and trauma. I offer over 30 years of private practice experience.
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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.
Family
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
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.
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We are now several months into this global pandemic that has affected almost everyone in some form or fashion. Keeping up with your mental health, which might directly affect your physical health is now quite important, but in many cases particularly a challenging task. My services are available to you via an online secure platform, within 24 hours of notice 5 days a week. And I have created a sliding scale that is to help make psychotherapy available for a majority of people. Expect to receive the same high quality, evidence-based treatment that I offered before, only quicker and more affordable
Family
(510) 808-6167
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
We are now several months into this global pandemic that has affected almost everyone in some form or fashion. Keeping up with your mental health, which might directly affect your physical health is now quite important, but in many cases particularly a challenging task. My services are available to you via an online secure platform, within 24 hours of notice 5 days a week. And I have created a sliding scale that is to help make psychotherapy available for a majority of people. Expect to receive the same high quality, evidence-based treatment that I offered before, only quicker and more affordable
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
Family
(831) 269-5016
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
Photo of Laura Kurek, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you tired of facing the same struggle, over and over again? The same marriage problems...the same anxious feeling when you wake up and go to sleep...the same stress that never leaves you in peace...the same sense of hopelessness and loneliness. You've tried to feel better - to improve things - but nothing ever changes and you're right back where you started. I can help. I specialize in helping people to leave behind the struggles, patterns and habits that keep their lives stuck on repeat, opening the door to a life of connection, wholeness and peace.
Family
(831) 460-2550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
Are you tired of facing the same struggle, over and over again? The same marriage problems...the same anxious feeling when you wake up and go to sleep...the same stress that never leaves you in peace...the same sense of hopelessness and loneliness. You've tried to feel better - to improve things - but nothing ever changes and you're right back where you started. I can help. I specialize in helping people to leave behind the struggles, patterns and habits that keep their lives stuck on repeat, opening the door to a life of connection, wholeness and peace.
Photo of David B. Ruso, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
Family
(831) 920-3683
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Family
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
Photo of Jennifer Wallace Canobbio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
If you find yourself experiencing worry or conflict in your life or are a parent of a child or teen who is struggling, I may be able to help.
Family
(831) 600-7539
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
If you find yourself experiencing worry or conflict in your life or are a parent of a child or teen who is struggling, I may be able to help.
Photo of Catherine Cervantes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.
Family
(831) 920-0791
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Family
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.

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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

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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