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.
Gay
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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.
Gay
(628) 240-0926
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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.
Gay
(831) 703-8969
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Gay
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.
Gay
(831) 272-0611
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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, 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.
Gay
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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.
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MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
Gay
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Gay
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
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Counselor, MA, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
Gay
(831) 777-6523
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
I integrate body-centered and strength-based psychotherapy with wilderness interventions to offer a holistic and creative approach to working with clients. I focus on supporting clients addressing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression and sexual identity development. I am passionate about supporting gender diverse, non-binary and transgender clients from a gender-affirmative approach. My aim is to address the whole person to understand patterns and create new healthy inner dialogue and behavior.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MBA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
Gay
(831) 359-4728
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
People generally seek therapy when something in their life isn’t the way they want it to be, whether it be uncomfortable feelings, difficult relationships, challenging transitions, problematic behaviors, etc.. Our task is a process of understanding the factors that have led to this place (i.e. early relationships, impactful experiences, traumas; whatever factors contribute to how one sees themselves), which then allows for looking clearly at the present, and looking intentionally towards the future, in identifying what is most important for you in your life, connecting with your authentic values, and aligning with those values.
Gay
(831) 222-7020
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
People generally seek therapy when something in their life isn’t the way they want it to be, whether it be uncomfortable feelings, difficult relationships, challenging transitions, problematic behaviors, etc.. Our task is a process of understanding the factors that have led to this place (i.e. early relationships, impactful experiences, traumas; whatever factors contribute to how one sees themselves), which then allows for looking clearly at the present, and looking intentionally towards the future, in identifying what is most important for you in your life, connecting with your authentic values, and aligning with those values.
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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.
Gay
(661) 535-1577
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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 Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
Gay
(831) 291-3074
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
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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.
Gay
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 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
(831) 854-7567
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Do you want to be more of an author of your own life story as you navigate problematic emotions, thoughts, and patterns? I focus on empowering you to find your voice and explore the stories that shape identity including culture, sexuality, gender, spirituality, loss, and other ways we make sense of our world. I enjoy creating a warm, supportive space focused on increasing positive emotions, improving relationship, finding flow, and seeking deeper personal meaning. Also, I will be offering ecotherapeutic and mindfulness based out of office experiences as I believe in the power of nature.
Gay
(831) 250-1319
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
Do you want to be more of an author of your own life story as you navigate problematic emotions, thoughts, and patterns? I focus on empowering you to find your voice and explore the stories that shape identity including culture, sexuality, gender, spirituality, loss, and other ways we make sense of our world. I enjoy creating a warm, supportive space focused on increasing positive emotions, improving relationship, finding flow, and seeking deeper personal meaning. Also, I will be offering ecotherapeutic and mindfulness based out of office experiences as I believe in the power of nature.
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
Gay
(510) 808-6167
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
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.
Gay
(831) 269-5016
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Gay
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
Gay
(831) 226-0174
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
If I were to pick one theme that runs through my therapy work, it would have to be Empowerment. I believe completely in people's abilities to change their own lives. In whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture we feel we belong to; we have the power to decide how to respond, perceive, define, believe, and present ourselves to others. I feel my role as a therapist is to ask questions, be curious and draw out the power of each person's own spiritual, emotional, and relational authority over their own lives.
Gay
(831) 419-6156
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Gay
If I were to pick one theme that runs through my therapy work, it would have to be Empowerment. I believe completely in people's abilities to change their own lives. In whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or culture we feel we belong to; we have the power to decide how to respond, perceive, define, believe, and present ourselves to others. I feel my role as a therapist is to ask questions, be curious and draw out the power of each person's own spiritual, emotional, and relational authority over their own lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
It is such a privilege and an honor to work with people to improve their lives. I would love to talk to you about ways we can work together to strengthen your connections to others and help you increase your self awareness so that you are able to have the relationships and life you desire.
Gay
(831) 709-4937
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Gay
It is such a privilege and an honor to work with people to improve their lives. I would love to talk to you about ways we can work together to strengthen your connections to others and help you increase your self awareness so that you are able to have the relationships and life you desire.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you feeling consumed by self-consciousness, body hatred, and thoughts of food and weight? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of undereating and/or overeating, trying to live by rigid dietary rules? I want you to know that you are not alone. I specialize in treating eating and body image issues. I can help you to explore the emotions that underly your relationship to food and your body, enhance your awareness of the many ways our culture creates eating problems, and help you to locate healthier ways to cope with the stress of life.
Gay
(831) 272-4937
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Gay
Are you feeling consumed by self-consciousness, body hatred, and thoughts of food and weight? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of undereating and/or overeating, trying to live by rigid dietary rules? I want you to know that you are not alone. I specialize in treating eating and body image issues. I can help you to explore the emotions that underly your relationship to food and your body, enhance your awareness of the many ways our culture creates eating problems, and help you to locate healthier ways to cope with the stress of life.

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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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz gay therapist these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly therapists plus gay therapists in Santa Cruz, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.

Counseling may include LGBT counseling in Santa Cruz, LGBTQ or Santa Cruz GLBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
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

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