Life-In-Motion-Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Thank you for taking 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. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist and use EMDR as my primary approach for trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals. **At this time I am not accepting new clients using insurance.
(831) 226-0174
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Thank you for taking 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. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR therapist and use EMDR as my primary approach for trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals. **At this time I am not accepting new clients using insurance.
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Eva Rider ReclaimingSoul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I use a Jungian depth psychological lens and Dreamwork, BodySoul synthesis, including trauma techniques such as TRE®, Transit Astrology and Tarot and creative process in working with issues of grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, crisis, relationship and identity.
Stress in these challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. If you are in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve, feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity or direction or feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming, a soul centered approach may benefit you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening awareness, discovering meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a deepened sense of Self. I have taught graduate courses in psychology and mentored therapists.
(831) 531-8664
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I use a Jungian depth psychological lens and Dreamwork, BodySoul synthesis, including trauma techniques such as TRE®, Transit Astrology and Tarot and creative process in working with issues of grief, loss, trauma, life transitions, crisis, relationship and identity.
Stress in these challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. If you are in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve, feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity or direction or feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming, a soul centered approach may benefit you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening awareness, discovering meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a deepened sense of Self. I have taught graduate courses in psychology and mentored therapists.
Self Discovery Jungian Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I think therapy is always a good idea. Crisis, however, is often what leads us into therapy, and I believe that it is a call and an opportunity to look deeply, not only into our "problems" but, into ourselves. My approach is non-pathologizing, relational, and grounded in Jungian theory. I work with a variety of concerns with a special interest in spirituality, identity discovery, developmental and transitional adjustments, grief, loss, depression, chronic and palliative illness. I believe that every person has an innate capacity for healing and I am interested in helping people find theirs.
(831) 217-6014
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I think therapy is always a good idea. Crisis, however, is often what leads us into therapy, and I believe that it is a call and an opportunity to look deeply, not only into our "problems" but, into ourselves. My approach is non-pathologizing, relational, and grounded in Jungian theory. I work with a variety of concerns with a special interest in spirituality, identity discovery, developmental and transitional adjustments, grief, loss, depression, chronic and palliative illness. I believe that every person has an innate capacity for healing and I am interested in helping people find theirs.
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April Kirkhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
We are in the midst of great change, which can bring uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. Any grief, life transitions, relational issues, anxiety, depression or old patterns you were already dealing with, may feel compounded by the current climate. Therapy can help you stay connected and gain much needed support and perspective. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #104585), and bring a strengths-based and person-centered approach to my clients. I'm accepting new clients on private pay basis and also take Beacon insurance.
(831) 777-6275
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
We are in the midst of great change, which can bring uncertainty and feelings of anxiety. Any grief, life transitions, relational issues, anxiety, depression or old patterns you were already dealing with, may feel compounded by the current climate. Therapy can help you stay connected and gain much needed support and perspective. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #104585), and bring a strengths-based and person-centered approach to my clients. I'm accepting new clients on private pay basis and also take Beacon insurance.
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Karen Nelsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Offers online therapy
Counseling may take different forms depending on whether you’re dealing with a significant life transition, loss, or have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety. As a strengths-based counselor, I believe we have an inner compass that can guide us, with support, toward positive change. Bringing years of coaching experience to counseling, I hold a safe place for you to explore your internal life as well as your natural ability to shine in activities and relationships. Positive connection with others is how we discover---or rediscover---a place of safety and wholeness in our lives.
(831) 777-2660
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Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Offers online therapy
Counseling may take different forms depending on whether you’re dealing with a significant life transition, loss, or have been struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety. As a strengths-based counselor, I believe we have an inner compass that can guide us, with support, toward positive change. Bringing years of coaching experience to counseling, I hold a safe place for you to explore your internal life as well as your natural ability to shine in activities and relationships. Positive connection with others is how we discover---or rediscover---a place of safety and wholeness in our lives.
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Dana Schlick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma resolution, honoring and transforming grief, and cultivating intimacy & authentic connection.
I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible.
(831) 740-8325
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I specialize in trauma resolution, honoring and transforming grief, and cultivating intimacy & authentic connection.
I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible.
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Lee Ann Sullivan-Eurs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
(831) 240-4097
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Throughout our lives, we encounter a variety of natural transitions, some of which challenge our ability to cope. Death, divorce, life threatening illness, career change, marriage, becoming a parent, spiritual or existential crisis...to name a few. In an attempt to adjust, many of us experience emotional distress. I would be honored to work with you to provide support. I enjoy working with people of all ages including young children and teens. Through talk therapy, expressive arts, sand tray, and engaged play, my goal is to make each client feel prioritized, heard, cared about, valued, and nurtured throughout their process.
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Cherie Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I feel especially passionate about working with those who are experiencing the effects of life altering losses; including death, divorce, adoption, infertility, baby loss, and perinatal mood disorders.
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
(831) 272-0590
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I feel especially passionate about working with those who are experiencing the effects of life altering losses; including death, divorce, adoption, infertility, baby loss, and perinatal mood disorders.
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
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Susan Matthews Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Treatment specializations includes: - Depression, Anxiety - Grief and Loss - ADD/ADHD - Relationship Problems - Trauma and PTSD - Work and Career Issues - Stress Management - Addiction and Recovery - Parenting and Family Issues - Eating disorders and Body Image - Spiritual Issues and Emergence.
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
(831) 272-4999
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Treatment specializations includes: - Depression, Anxiety - Grief and Loss - ADD/ADHD - Relationship Problems - Trauma and PTSD - Work and Career Issues - Stress Management - Addiction and Recovery - Parenting and Family Issues - Eating disorders and Body Image - Spiritual Issues and Emergence.
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
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River Ornellas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults 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 the right resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
(831) 291-3074
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults 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 the right resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one.
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Karen Mehringer
MA, MFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Do you feel dead inside, hopeless and depressed? Do you long to feel more joy, vitality and purpose? Perhaps you have experienced a loss such as the death of a loved one or a relationship breakup and haven't given yourself permission to grieve. You may find yourself thinking, "I don't want to be a burden to my family and friends; I don't want to appear vulnerable and needy; I have to keep it together for the children; I'm afraid my life will fall apart if I allow myself to cry; I don't have time to grieve."
(831) 264-0273
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Do you feel dead inside, hopeless and depressed? Do you long to feel more joy, vitality and purpose? Perhaps you have experienced a loss such as the death of a loved one or a relationship breakup and haven't given yourself permission to grieve. You may find yourself thinking, "I don't want to be a burden to my family and friends; I don't want to appear vulnerable and needy; I have to keep it together for the children; I'm afraid my life will fall apart if I allow myself to cry; I don't have time to grieve."
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Linda H Mastrangelo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Grief does not change you...it reveals you."- John Green. Loss comes in many forms; death of a loved one, family trauma, end of a relationship or job, a move/loss of home, and health issues. Experiencing grief because of loss can make us turn away just when we need the most support. We can also get triggered at certain times, especially around the holidays. Reaching out takes courage and I provide a safe, nonjudgmental and caring space to help clients express complicated emotions, manage anxiety/sleep issues, learn coping skills and practice self-care during these life changing transitions.
(408) 340-7712
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Grief does not change you...it reveals you."- John Green. Loss comes in many forms; death of a loved one, family trauma, end of a relationship or job, a move/loss of home, and health issues. Experiencing grief because of loss can make us turn away just when we need the most support. We can also get triggered at certain times, especially around the holidays. Reaching out takes courage and I provide a safe, nonjudgmental and caring space to help clients express complicated emotions, manage anxiety/sleep issues, learn coping skills and practice self-care during these life changing transitions.
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Bridgett Ballisty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I'm passionate about providing caring, supportive, and non-judgmental clinical services to teens, adults, couples, and families with challenges related to relational stressors, communication, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, faith, spirituality, and more.
Life and relationships can be difficult to navigate. I have found it is always easier to know someone is rooting for you to win, to know you have a coach in your corner, a confidant at your side. I see my role as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the same way; a source for receiving encouragement, guidance, and growth. We are all in different stages of the growing process and sometimes it becomes difficult to face it alone. Witnessing clients prevail with hope, growth, and healing through talk therapy reinforces my belief in the practice.
(408) 665-7456
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I'm passionate about providing caring, supportive, and non-judgmental clinical services to teens, adults, couples, and families with challenges related to relational stressors, communication, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, faith, spirituality, and more.
Life and relationships can be difficult to navigate. I have found it is always easier to know someone is rooting for you to win, to know you have a coach in your corner, a confidant at your side. I see my role as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the same way; a source for receiving encouragement, guidance, and growth. We are all in different stages of the growing process and sometimes it becomes difficult to face it alone. Witnessing clients prevail with hope, growth, and healing through talk therapy reinforces my belief in the practice.
Shelley Dukes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Individuals come to me for a variety of problems; most often to improve the quality of their life and get relief from nagging self-doubt, anxiety, depression and emotional distress due to life changes and loss. They come to me for clarity, direction and tools to move beyond old patterns and take action to achieve a greater sense of freedom, fulfillment and authenticity.
(530) 475-6712
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Individuals come to me for a variety of problems; most often to improve the quality of their life and get relief from nagging self-doubt, anxiety, depression and emotional distress due to life changes and loss. They come to me for clarity, direction and tools to move beyond old patterns and take action to achieve a greater sense of freedom, fulfillment and authenticity.
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Alexandra Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with grief.
My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within or from outer challenges. This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves and learn new tools for living more fully-tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed.
(831) 621-5230
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with grief.
My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within or from outer challenges. This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves and learn new tools for living more fully-tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed.
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Teresa C Quadres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I provide grief counseling with a focus on living with intention and cultivating a sense of wellness and wholeness.
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
(831) 245-1337
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I provide grief counseling with a focus on living with intention and cultivating a sense of wellness and wholeness.
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
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Janene Forsyth, LMFT, Telehealth throughout CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
(831) 278-4126
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
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Lisa Wyner
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Do you feel as though you are not living life to your full capability? If anxiety, fear, stress, depression, drugs/alcohol, grief or something else is limiting your potential I can help.
(650) 275-5989
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Do you feel as though you are not living life to your full capability? If anxiety, fear, stress, depression, drugs/alcohol, grief or something else is limiting your potential I can help.
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Joe Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. I am Joe Sousa, a licensed psychotherapist in the State of CA. I've been providing counseling services in the Santa Cruz area in one form or another since 1993. Here's the issues I work with in therapy: Relationship enhancement, improve communication, sexual intimacy; handling difficulties, such as breakups and divorce; discovering life purpose and build self-esteem; issues relating to school, careers, money, a child or an elderly parent; dealing with powerful emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, and panic; addictive or compulsive behavior, with regard to alcohol, drugs, food, sex and/or porn.
(831) 219-4797
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. I am Joe Sousa, a licensed psychotherapist in the State of CA. I've been providing counseling services in the Santa Cruz area in one form or another since 1993. Here's the issues I work with in therapy: Relationship enhancement, improve communication, sexual intimacy; handling difficulties, such as breakups and divorce; discovering life purpose and build self-esteem; issues relating to school, careers, money, a child or an elderly parent; dealing with powerful emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, and panic; addictive or compulsive behavior, with regard to alcohol, drugs, food, sex and/or porn.
Karen Hardink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Transitions can include changes in relationships, careers, college, parenting, loss, illness, moving, and so much more.
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, or finding one for someone you care about, then you are in the right place. Opening yourself up to ask for help can feel like a risk, but I encourage you to see this moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is hard and seeking therapy is an opportunity to prioritize yourself, and focus on what really matters to you. I view it is a collaborative process, in which we can work together to discover what would help to increase your overall experience of wellness.
(831) 216-0635
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Transitions can include changes in relationships, careers, college, parenting, loss, illness, moving, and so much more.
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, or finding one for someone you care about, then you are in the right place. Opening yourself up to ask for help can feel like a risk, but I encourage you to see this moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is hard and seeking therapy is an opportunity to prioritize yourself, and focus on what really matters to you. I view it is a collaborative process, in which we can work together to discover what would help to increase your overall experience of wellness.

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Grief Therapists
Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one.

If you're looking for a Santa Cruz grief therapist, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Santa Cruz.