Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
"In these times, we may lose our sense of meaning and direction. Stress can trigger new trauma, while activating old traumas. Do you find yourself in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve? Do you feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity, passion or direction? Do you feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming? For 20+ years, I have aided individuals in resolving crises and discovering new meaning and direction. In a safe environment, using a 3 tiered depth approach, we uncover your soul's wisdom for healing and renewal."
Gay Clients
(831) 531-8664
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Gay Clients
"In these times, we may lose our sense of meaning and direction. Stress can trigger new trauma, while activating old traumas. Do you find yourself in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve? Do you feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity, passion or direction? Do you feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming? For 20+ years, I have aided individuals in resolving crises and discovering new meaning and direction. In a safe environment, using a 3 tiered depth approach, we uncover your soul's wisdom for healing and renewal."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"My areas of expertise include, stress reduction, trauma, sexual abuse, couples communication, and parenting. I am an EMDR specialist with the latest training in ways to dissolve negative thoughts. EMDR is considered one of the most effective ways to treat trauma and damaging patterns of thinking. About one third of my clients include EMDR in their treatment plans. I work on Sundays and have flexible hours so that you can get the treatment you need. Some additional qualities I bring to my work include being a Buddhist, my background in expressive arts, and being an Australian with global experience."
Gay Clients
(831) 621-5302
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Gay Clients
"My areas of expertise include, stress reduction, trauma, sexual abuse, couples communication, and parenting. I am an EMDR specialist with the latest training in ways to dissolve negative thoughts. EMDR is considered one of the most effective ways to treat trauma and damaging patterns of thinking. About one third of my clients include EMDR in their treatment plans. I work on Sundays and have flexible hours so that you can get the treatment you need. Some additional qualities I bring to my work include being a Buddhist, my background in expressive arts, and being an Australian with global experience."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"For 20 years I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults who are courageously trying to make sense of the world they live in. Helping others deal with past trauma has become my focus. I work with children, families and individuals to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationships that heal. If you are an adult or a young person transitioning into adulthood, I can help you strengthen your ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world, and rediscover that child within who wants to play."
Gay Clients
(831) 508-3411
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Gay Clients
"For 20 years I have worked with children, adolescents and young adults who are courageously trying to make sense of the world they live in. Helping others deal with past trauma has become my focus. I work with children, families and individuals to resolve confusion, address underlying fears and cultivate the supportive, trusting and loving relationships that heal. If you are an adult or a young person transitioning into adulthood, I can help you strengthen your ability to deal with anxiety and depression when facing a demanding and complicated world, and rediscover that child within who wants to play."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world."
Gay Clients
(831) 667-5966
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Gay Clients
"Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"You are seeking support, so the process of change has already begun!... yet finding the 'right' therapist is important. While many clinicians have similar skills to address your concerns, it's actually their personality, life experience, and ability to relate to YOU that determines the success of your therapy. Profile pictures and professional statements are helpful, but the best way to determine if it's a "good fit" is to speak in person! I offer a free 30-minute consultation and am happy to connect with you and answer your questions today."
Gay Clients
(831) 216-5110
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"You are seeking support, so the process of change has already begun!... yet finding the 'right' therapist is important. While many clinicians have similar skills to address your concerns, it's actually their personality, life experience, and ability to relate to YOU that determines the success of your therapy. Profile pictures and professional statements are helpful, but the best way to determine if it's a "good fit" is to speak in person! I offer a free 30-minute consultation and am happy to connect with you and answer your questions today."
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Sometimes the most everyday tasks can feel insurmountable. Life can throw curve ball after curve ball your way and it feels like you can't catch a break. Those are the moments where therapy can really be a helpful resource. I can be in your corner helping you get through it all. I can introduce coping skills you may not have thought of before. It can also feel really good to have someone listen to you that's not a part of your everyday life. Let that be me."
Gay Clients
(831) 219-2555
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Sometimes the most everyday tasks can feel insurmountable. Life can throw curve ball after curve ball your way and it feels like you can't catch a break. Those are the moments where therapy can really be a helpful resource. I can be in your corner helping you get through it all. I can introduce coping skills you may not have thought of before. It can also feel really good to have someone listen to you that's not a part of your everyday life. Let that be me."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply."
Gay Clients
(831) 854-7567
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply."
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
"We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!"
Gay Clients
(831) 350-6795
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Gay Clients
"We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I have a passion for working with tweens and children. I love to help children feel honored and safe, providing them an environment where they can get in touch with the underlying thoughts, feelings and memories driving their difficult emotions and behaviors. I partner with parents whenever possible. I've found a week of one on one therapy is never enough to shift unwanted emotional and behavioral patterns. I team up with parents to help their child develop healthier ways of relating to themselves and others day to day."
Gay Clients
(831) 665-6870
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Gay Clients
"I have a passion for working with tweens and children. I love to help children feel honored and safe, providing them an environment where they can get in touch with the underlying thoughts, feelings and memories driving their difficult emotions and behaviors. I partner with parents whenever possible. I've found a week of one on one therapy is never enough to shift unwanted emotional and behavioral patterns. I team up with parents to help their child develop healthier ways of relating to themselves and others day to day."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy."
Gay Clients
(831) 346-1251
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Gay Clients
"Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world."
Gay Clients
(831) 425-3405
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world."
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Additionally, I'm now offering tele-health sessions. Please message me to find out more."
Gay Clients
(831) 331-4858
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Gay Clients
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Additionally, I'm now offering tele-health sessions. Please message me to find out more."
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I have 10 years of experience within mental health treatment settings. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma & PTSD, and have worked closely with LGBTQ+ populations. I am experiential in the work I do with clients, incorporating psychodrama, sensorimotor, and visual techniques. My experience in acute inpatient, residential, & outpatient treatment provides me a clear understanding of the essential components for long term recovery, and I am willing to connect with your outpatient providers (dietitians, medical doctors, psychiatrists, etc.) to support your care."
Gay Clients
(669) 221-6077
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"I have 10 years of experience within mental health treatment settings. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma & PTSD, and have worked closely with LGBTQ+ populations. I am experiential in the work I do with clients, incorporating psychodrama, sensorimotor, and visual techniques. My experience in acute inpatient, residential, & outpatient treatment provides me a clear understanding of the essential components for long term recovery, and I am willing to connect with your outpatient providers (dietitians, medical doctors, psychiatrists, etc.) to support your care."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Gay Clients
(831) 539-0596
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Gay Clients
"Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Psychological Assistant , MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
Gay Clients
(831) 612-1914
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities."
Gay Clients
(831) 732-4009
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Gay Clients
"As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you."
Gay Clients
(831) 535-3759
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Gay Clients
"Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAEd
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My passion and speciality is focused around working with teens and their families. My counseling approach is centered on the individual teen and their specific needs. Creating a safe and supportive space for teens to express their struggles, fears, dreams, and passions is my primary goal in treatment. Working with the family in developing healthy communication skills and realistic expectations for their teen is also an important step in the treatment process. Providing a neutral space for teens and their families to communicate their feelings often leads to a better understanding of each others perspectives and a deeper connection."
Gay Clients
(831) 665-6770
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"My passion and speciality is focused around working with teens and their families. My counseling approach is centered on the individual teen and their specific needs. Creating a safe and supportive space for teens to express their struggles, fears, dreams, and passions is my primary goal in treatment. Working with the family in developing healthy communication skills and realistic expectations for their teen is also an important step in the treatment process. Providing a neutral space for teens and their families to communicate their feelings often leads to a better understanding of each others perspectives and a deeper connection."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
Gay Clients
(831) 612-1969
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Gay Clients
"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Authentic change happens from the inside out. It can't be veneered onto one's surface. Painful life experiences create a complex web inside that shapes a person's world. This web can limit one's ability to find joy and meaning in life. Psychotherapy offers a way to access deep emotional experience. As therapy proceeds connections will start to appear between past & current life experience. Problematic internal patterns will become visible and open to reevaluation and change. As internal stress decreases, clarity, joy and meaning will have the chance to emerge."
Gay Clients
(925) 965-7599
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Authentic change happens from the inside out. It can't be veneered onto one's surface. Painful life experiences create a complex web inside that shapes a person's world. This web can limit one's ability to find joy and meaning in life. Psychotherapy offers a way to access deep emotional experience. As therapy proceeds connections will start to appear between past & current life experience. Problematic internal patterns will become visible and open to reevaluation and change. As internal stress decreases, clarity, joy and meaning will have the chance to emerge."

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