Counselor, BS, MA, RD, MFT, NNTS Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Welcome and congratulations for seeking help! I love working with people who want to rise up to their highest potential yet know they have some blocks to clear out of the way. Often patterns show up in our lives and we can't figure out how to change so that we are manifesting what we want in life. Don't wait any longer, get the support you deserve!
Gay
(831) 809-0999
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Welcome and congratulations for seeking help! I love working with people who want to rise up to their highest potential yet know they have some blocks to clear out of the way. Often patterns show up in our lives and we can't figure out how to change so that we are manifesting what we want in life. Don't wait any longer, get the support you deserve!
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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CATC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93944
Life rarely happens the way we would prefer. For any of us, there's bound to come a time when we need help making sense of things; and getting back up on our feet. Balance Counseling was created to provide a opportunity for you to talk about your life with a highly trained, compassionate, and experienced personal counselor.
Gay
(707) 229-1584
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93944
Gay
Life rarely happens the way we would prefer. For any of us, there's bound to come a time when we need help making sense of things; and getting back up on our feet. Balance Counseling was created to provide a opportunity for you to talk about your life with a highly trained, compassionate, and experienced personal counselor.
Photo of Jennifer Dentici, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PCCi Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
You don't need to leave the safety of your home -Let's meet for Telehealth or Video Counseling! I want to reduce your stress, and help keep you and your family safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Working collaboratively, in a way that feels supportive we will identify and reach goals in a timely manner to ensure you gain initial and sustainable relief. I offer effective support. With years of experience working in private practice, mental health agencies, and schools, I have the training, education, and experience required to effectively treat various presenting issues. Please contact me for a consultation.
Gay
(831) 508-3491
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
You don't need to leave the safety of your home -Let's meet for Telehealth or Video Counseling! I want to reduce your stress, and help keep you and your family safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Working collaboratively, in a way that feels supportive we will identify and reach goals in a timely manner to ensure you gain initial and sustainable relief. I offer effective support. With years of experience working in private practice, mental health agencies, and schools, I have the training, education, and experience required to effectively treat various presenting issues. Please contact me for a consultation.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Promoting healing & trustworthy engagement for children, youth, their families, adults who come seeking shelter, emotional safety and refuge (see abbeypsychservices.com). Even the youngest demonstrate remarkable strengths with precise, attuned, attention to their levels of awareness, given new experiences to help transform distorted cognitive appraisals of themselves, others, relationships, the world. Working together, we cultivate more accurate appraisals of internal/external experience, shift into clearer, more realistic thinking, enhanced empathy, healthier, more effective coping styles. We co-create new, hopeful, cooperative stories to replace hopeless, repetitive, "traumatic reliving" within the safety of a predictable, nurturing, skillfully maintained therapeutic environment.
Gay
(831) 275-8260
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Promoting healing & trustworthy engagement for children, youth, their families, adults who come seeking shelter, emotional safety and refuge (see abbeypsychservices.com). Even the youngest demonstrate remarkable strengths with precise, attuned, attention to their levels of awareness, given new experiences to help transform distorted cognitive appraisals of themselves, others, relationships, the world. Working together, we cultivate more accurate appraisals of internal/external experience, shift into clearer, more realistic thinking, enhanced empathy, healthier, more effective coping styles. We co-create new, hopeful, cooperative stories to replace hopeless, repetitive, "traumatic reliving" within the safety of a predictable, nurturing, skillfully maintained therapeutic environment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, TF-CBT Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
As a nationally-certified,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and/or trauma-related symptoms. Coupled with my background in coaching, I will engage you in two ways: 1) a look back at the conditions which contributed to your current distress and 2) a look forward to define how you want to shape your future. This involves creating a specific vision of your desired outcome and a plan to achieve it. I wholeheartedly believe in the change process and, while difficult, it can lead to a more peaceful, satisfying and productive future.
Gay
(831) 222-1826
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
As a nationally-certified,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and/or trauma-related symptoms. Coupled with my background in coaching, I will engage you in two ways: 1) a look back at the conditions which contributed to your current distress and 2) a look forward to define how you want to shape your future. This involves creating a specific vision of your desired outcome and a plan to achieve it. I wholeheartedly believe in the change process and, while difficult, it can lead to a more peaceful, satisfying and productive future.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a therapist: help with a long term struggle, support during a current life situation, and/or your personal growth. Whatever your reasons, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can develop a solid relationship with. In our work together we will come to understand more about what isn't working. You may be feeling stuck, sad, alone, consumed by rage, or unsatisfied. You and I will work together to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship where you feel safe to talk about yourself openly.
Gay
(831) 264-1617
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a therapist: help with a long term struggle, support during a current life situation, and/or your personal growth. Whatever your reasons, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can develop a solid relationship with. In our work together we will come to understand more about what isn't working. You may be feeling stuck, sad, alone, consumed by rage, or unsatisfied. You and I will work together to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship where you feel safe to talk about yourself openly.
Photo of Rosemary Milburn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMHC, LMFT, CPCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Personal & Professional Coach, and Clinical Counselor assisting individuals to overcome struggles and become co-creative and successful in their lives, business, & personal ventures. Dealing with crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed... I assist in overcoming loss, trauma, addiction, and road blocks so you are able perform, be at your best, live a healthy life style, and reach for your peak goals. Offices are on the Monterey Peninsula.
Gay
(831) 216-4501
Verified

Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Personal & Professional Coach, and Clinical Counselor assisting individuals to overcome struggles and become co-creative and successful in their lives, business, & personal ventures. Dealing with crisis, grief, depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed... I assist in overcoming loss, trauma, addiction, and road blocks so you are able perform, be at your best, live a healthy life style, and reach for your peak goals. Offices are on the Monterey Peninsula.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families.
Gay
(831) 216-5398
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families.
Photo of Stacey K. Wood, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
(**During Pandemic: space for 4 new phone clients**) I work with people who feel stuck; people who are struggling with feelings or behaviors that make them feel isolated, confused, different. Whether it is depression, anxiety, perfectionism/self-criticism, loneliness, shame, abuse, working through and healing from trauma, or your relationship with yourself or others, there *really are genuine ways to heal. We all need to feel safe, to be seen and heard for change to happen; and that is what I offer you: A safe space to explore and understand what’s been keeping you where you are, so you can discover a new way to the life you want.
Gay
(831) 250-1310
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
(**During Pandemic: space for 4 new phone clients**) I work with people who feel stuck; people who are struggling with feelings or behaviors that make them feel isolated, confused, different. Whether it is depression, anxiety, perfectionism/self-criticism, loneliness, shame, abuse, working through and healing from trauma, or your relationship with yourself or others, there *really are genuine ways to heal. We all need to feel safe, to be seen and heard for change to happen; and that is what I offer you: A safe space to explore and understand what’s been keeping you where you are, so you can discover a new way to the life you want.
Photo of Liana Shapiro-Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Congratulations on taking your first step to helping You. My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to achieve your therapeutic goals. Together, we may work through difficult experiences, raise your awareness of self, or practice new behaviors. Through these processes, you could learn to live the life you desire, free from past and present obstructions. I hope to help you not only heal, but see yourself and the world in a freer way.
Gay
(831) 298-5715
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Congratulations on taking your first step to helping You. My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to achieve your therapeutic goals. Together, we may work through difficult experiences, raise your awareness of self, or practice new behaviors. Through these processes, you could learn to live the life you desire, free from past and present obstructions. I hope to help you not only heal, but see yourself and the world in a freer way.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
Gay
(831) 205-0622
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
Photo of Hildur R Simonardottir, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
Gay
(831) 508-3636
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
Photo of Barbara Berg, LCSW, DCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
My goal as a therapist is to help people solve problems and transform their lives. I have been in private practice in Carmel for twenty-five years. By addressing current concerns, issues from the past or considerations for the future, I enjoy helping people enhance understanding while developing strategies to improve their lives.
Gay
(831) 665-6763
Verified

Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
My goal as a therapist is to help people solve problems and transform their lives. I have been in private practice in Carmel for twenty-five years. By addressing current concerns, issues from the past or considerations for the future, I enjoy helping people enhance understanding while developing strategies to improve their lives.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
Gay
(831) 216-6676
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
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Psychologist, PhD, QME Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
I utilize my training and experience in Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Biofeedback to help you accomplish your desired goals. From my extensive background I utilize what will work best for you as an individual. A result of our work together is for you to become congruent within all aspects of your life; your actions, thoughts and feelings, while living to the fullest each and every day. I will help you overcome obstacles and develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in recovery from traumas (PTSD), grief and loss, integrating and assimilating chronic pain, addictive behaviors and other conditions.
Gay
(831) 337-4414
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
I utilize my training and experience in Psychotherapy, Medical Hypnosis and Biofeedback to help you accomplish your desired goals. From my extensive background I utilize what will work best for you as an individual. A result of our work together is for you to become congruent within all aspects of your life; your actions, thoughts and feelings, while living to the fullest each and every day. I will help you overcome obstacles and develop healthy coping skills. I specialize in recovery from traumas (PTSD), grief and loss, integrating and assimilating chronic pain, addictive behaviors and other conditions.
Photo of Beth Goodwin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
My goals as a therapist are to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can share their thoughts and feelings freely, to learn more effective coping skills and interventions in order to ease symptoms and solve problems as well as gaining deeper insight about themselves, the world and their future. My approach is to meet clients where they are in life without judgement. Therapy sessions are collaborative where client and therapist examine and question client's distorted thoughts and core beliefs as well as developing positive strategies and healthier ways of thinking as they move forward in their lives.
Gay
(831) 296-3392
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
My goals as a therapist are to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can share their thoughts and feelings freely, to learn more effective coping skills and interventions in order to ease symptoms and solve problems as well as gaining deeper insight about themselves, the world and their future. My approach is to meet clients where they are in life without judgement. Therapy sessions are collaborative where client and therapist examine and question client's distorted thoughts and core beliefs as well as developing positive strategies and healthier ways of thinking as they move forward in their lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
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.
Gay
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Are you feeling stressed? These are trying times on a global level. Still each one of us is uniquely designed to heal, to grow and find meaning in the face of challenges. Support can make these easier to reach. Call me and let's turn our attention to what matters to you. Let's address your goals and concerns in a supportive environment where relief and positive change become possible.
Gay
(831) 250-1394
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Are you feeling stressed? These are trying times on a global level. Still each one of us is uniquely designed to heal, to grow and find meaning in the face of challenges. Support can make these easier to reach. Call me and let's turn our attention to what matters to you. Let's address your goals and concerns in a supportive environment where relief and positive change become possible.
Photo of Trudy Willadson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC Verified
Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Do you feel overwhelmed, under pressure, stressed out? Do you feel like you keep getting knocked down regardless of how hard you try? Has stress from family, work, friends, or life events made you feel like you are being hit from all directions without defense? Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, there is help available for you. You have taken the first step to change... seeking help.
Gay
(831) 278-4359
Verified
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Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
Do you feel overwhelmed, under pressure, stressed out? Do you feel like you keep getting knocked down regardless of how hard you try? Has stress from family, work, friends, or life events made you feel like you are being hit from all directions without defense? Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, there is help available for you. You have taken the first step to change... seeking help.
Photo of Carmen Martin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
It's all about the desire to change unwanted patterns. Whether empowering yourself to change old habits, build more satisfying partner intimacy, communicate more effectively with your families, lovers, or peers, release beliefs and behaviors that don't serve you, heal from past trauma, or becoming the empowered self you were meant to be in the world, I'm committed to helping you make positive changes in your life and your relationships. In addition to working with individuals, I welcome the challenge of helping couples interrupt those old, repetitive conflict scenarios, and re-ignite their relationship with a fresh shared vision.
Gay
(831) 920-4318
Verified
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Office is near:
Monterey, CA 93940
Gay
It's all about the desire to change unwanted patterns. Whether empowering yourself to change old habits, build more satisfying partner intimacy, communicate more effectively with your families, lovers, or peers, release beliefs and behaviors that don't serve you, heal from past trauma, or becoming the empowered self you were meant to be in the world, I'm committed to helping you make positive changes in your life and your relationships. In addition to working with individuals, I welcome the challenge of helping couples interrupt those old, repetitive conflict scenarios, and re-ignite their relationship with a fresh shared vision.

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Gay (LGBTQ) Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Monterey or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Monterey or for a Monterey gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Monterey, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Monterey, LGBTQ or Monterey GLBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Monterey are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Monterey

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Monterey you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Monterey and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Monterey or family therapy in Monterey.