Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"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
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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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, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
Gay Clients
(831) 272-0358
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Gay Clients
"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor."
Gay Clients
(408) 384-9838
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor."
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am receptive and open to what you have to say, supporting you with compassion and insight. Who are you at your deepest, truest self? I help you bring awareness to your inner process, effectively releasing emotion, mental blockages, and patterns. You can learn to offer yourself loving kindness and neutrally observe what you are feeling and thinking. You can acquire coping skills to adaptively face life's challenges. I offer solutions and hope for seemingly helpless situations."
Gay Clients
(831) 800-2381
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Gay Clients
"I am receptive and open to what you have to say, supporting you with compassion and insight. Who are you at your deepest, truest self? I help you bring awareness to your inner process, effectively releasing emotion, mental blockages, and patterns. You can learn to offer yourself loving kindness and neutrally observe what you are feeling and thinking. You can acquire coping skills to adaptively face life's challenges. I offer solutions and hope for seemingly helpless situations."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CAS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am a compassionate, empathetic, engaging and challenging therapist. I utilize the many disciplines I have integrated over the almost 30 years of practicing as a Licensed, Marriage, Family therapist. I am also a Certified Addiction Specialist #C-4020. I tailor treatment to each individual, couple, and family. I will help guide you on your journey of change."
Gay Clients
(831) 479-4742
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"I am a compassionate, empathetic, engaging and challenging therapist. I utilize the many disciplines I have integrated over the almost 30 years of practicing as a Licensed, Marriage, Family therapist. I am also a Certified Addiction Specialist #C-4020. I tailor treatment to each individual, couple, and family. I will help guide you on your journey of change."
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 Associate, MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, California 95066
"By transforming feelings such as stress, anxiety and depression into motivation, the people I work with learn to identify and overcome obstacles to create change as large as life! In understanding that each person is unique, I combine various styles to create a therapeutic modality that is customized to each client. The people that I work with learn to recognize transitions as a part of life and an opportunity to learn and grow even through times that can feel overwhelming. I invite you to join me as you take on some of life's biggest challenges and start creating success that you deserve."
Gay Clients
(831) 704-8795
Santa Cruz, California 95066
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Gay Clients
"By transforming feelings such as stress, anxiety and depression into motivation, the people I work with learn to identify and overcome obstacles to create change as large as life! In understanding that each person is unique, I combine various styles to create a therapeutic modality that is customized to each client. The people that I work with learn to recognize transitions as a part of life and an opportunity to learn and grow even through times that can feel overwhelming. I invite you to join me as you take on some of life's biggest challenges and start creating success that you deserve."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My practice philosophy focuses on assisting every client find balance, peace, and happiness as it is defined for her or him. When we live in balance, we are better equipped to handle the storms of life, which can include relationship issues, being stuck in the past, worrying about the future, or struggling with traumatic life experiences. I begin by working with the client to establish an honest and open relationship characterized by mutual trust and support. I believe in an integrative approach, which cultivates mindfulness, emotional resilience, and courage. Specializes in individual, family, couples and adolescent and young adult counseling."
Gay Clients
(408) 872-9475
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"My practice philosophy focuses on assisting every client find balance, peace, and happiness as it is defined for her or him. When we live in balance, we are better equipped to handle the storms of life, which can include relationship issues, being stuck in the past, worrying about the future, or struggling with traumatic life experiences. I begin by working with the client to establish an honest and open relationship characterized by mutual trust and support. I believe in an integrative approach, which cultivates mindfulness, emotional resilience, and courage. Specializes in individual, family, couples and adolescent and young adult counseling."
Counselor
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"As a co-founder of Juniper Foundation I provide education, support and guidance to help individuals cope with loss and grief associated with death, divorce, illness, relationships or job. You will have a safe place to express and normalize emotions, learn coping strategies and learn Juniper's methods of inner development including meditation, balancing emotions, cultivating compassion and insight. (www.juniperpath.org)"
Gay Clients
(831) 531-2074
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"As a co-founder of Juniper Foundation I provide education, support and guidance to help individuals cope with loss and grief associated with death, divorce, illness, relationships or job. You will have a safe place to express and normalize emotions, learn coping strategies and learn Juniper's methods of inner development including meditation, balancing emotions, cultivating compassion and insight. (www.juniperpath.org)"
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
Gay Clients
(831) 778-4485
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Gay Clients
"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you miss that special connection you once shared? Relationships can be challenging, especially in this fast paced world, where the rules and roles have changed significantly but our needs and desires for connection have not. I have specialized in couples therapy for over twenty years. I am active in my work, taking a strong leadership role. Let me help you rediscover the relationship you have been longing for with each other. My practice also focuses on working with individuals who wish to have a more satisfying relationship with themselves and their community."
Gay Clients
(831) 337-4586
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Gay Clients
"Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you miss that special connection you once shared? Relationships can be challenging, especially in this fast paced world, where the rules and roles have changed significantly but our needs and desires for connection have not. I have specialized in couples therapy for over twenty years. I am active in my work, taking a strong leadership role. Let me help you rediscover the relationship you have been longing for with each other. My practice also focuses on working with individuals who wish to have a more satisfying relationship with themselves and their community."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Starting therapy takes courage. By the time my clients begin working with me they have grown tired of what's not working in their lives. I help them develop new perspectives, work through grief and loss, and choose their path forward. I base my practice on direct style, good humor and close attention to the subtle dynamics that have kept them stuck until now. Tools: Somatic, Narrative, Gestalt and Mindfulness approaches. Specialties: Trauma recovery, challenging life transitions, working with finances, sexuality and parenting."
Gay Clients
(831) 800-2166
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Gay Clients
"Starting therapy takes courage. By the time my clients begin working with me they have grown tired of what's not working in their lives. I help them develop new perspectives, work through grief and loss, and choose their path forward. I base my practice on direct style, good humor and close attention to the subtle dynamics that have kept them stuck until now. Tools: Somatic, Narrative, Gestalt and Mindfulness approaches. Specialties: Trauma recovery, challenging life transitions, working with finances, sexuality and parenting."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and educator. My passion and skill set is in creating environments for people to gain greater insight into their strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy in your life. Participating in therapy can help you learn new and important things about yourself and others. Before you can consider making changes it is important to find a safe place and competent help. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and can experience JOY."
Gay Clients
(831) 704-5419
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and educator. My passion and skill set is in creating environments for people to gain greater insight into their strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy in your life. Participating in therapy can help you learn new and important things about yourself and others. Before you can consider making changes it is important to find a safe place and competent help. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and can experience JOY."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships."
Gay Clients
(831) 531-2727
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships."
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Asking for support is not always easy. Whether you are looking for counseling, for resources, or hoping to book a training, I can support you. My clinical practice serves children, teens, and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity development, neurodiversity (ASD and ADHD), grief and loss, transitions, and much more."
Gay Clients
(831) 291-5419
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"Asking for support is not always easy. Whether you are looking for counseling, for resources, or hoping to book a training, I can support you. My clinical practice serves children, teens, and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity development, neurodiversity (ASD and ADHD), grief and loss, transitions, and much more."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Gay Clients
(831) 612-1969
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT, LPCI
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am passionate about connecting with others and helping them through times of difficulty. I work to combine a compassionate atmosphere with a mindfulness-based approach, which allows clients to develop their own inner strength. I believe counseling can be useful in helping individuals and families create change and find balance in their day-to-day lives."
Gay Clients
(831) 256-4212
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Gay Clients
"I am passionate about connecting with others and helping them through times of difficulty. I work to combine a compassionate atmosphere with a mindfulness-based approach, which allows clients to develop their own inner strength. I believe counseling can be useful in helping individuals and families create change and find balance in their day-to-day lives."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"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
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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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."
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"If you notice that several of your physical and psychological symptoms are turning to chronic and stubborn conditions, and traditional medical or psychological treatments are ineffective, I can help you. Depressed mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, irritability, troubled relationships, and a tendency to self-medicate are sometimes paired with cravings for sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol, and caffeine. If your physical symptoms include chronic inflammation and pain, stubborn gastrointestinal symptoms, sexual dysfunction and trouble conceiving, headaches, trouble sleeping, and dry or flaky skin, I can help."
Gay Clients
(831) 621-1150
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Gay Clients
"If you notice that several of your physical and psychological symptoms are turning to chronic and stubborn conditions, and traditional medical or psychological treatments are ineffective, I can help you. Depressed mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, irritability, troubled relationships, and a tendency to self-medicate are sometimes paired with cravings for sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol, and caffeine. If your physical symptoms include chronic inflammation and pain, stubborn gastrointestinal symptoms, sexual dysfunction and trouble conceiving, headaches, trouble sleeping, and dry or flaky skin, I can help."
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."

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