Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"If you or your child has anxiety, ADHD, or depression, you probably feel frustrated and overwhelmed. You want the best for your self and your family and you may have reservations about using medications. You don't have to struggle alone anymore. I want to hear your experience and help you have more harmony in your life and in your home. While talk therapy can be supportive, some issues are brain based and need a different kind of guidance. Neurofeedback is a brain training program that supports you or your child in changing these patterns."
Individuals
(831) 531-7827
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"If you or your child has anxiety, ADHD, or depression, you probably feel frustrated and overwhelmed. You want the best for your self and your family and you may have reservations about using medications. You don't have to struggle alone anymore. I want to hear your experience and help you have more harmony in your life and in your home. While talk therapy can be supportive, some issues are brain based and need a different kind of guidance. Neurofeedback is a brain training program that supports you or your child in changing these patterns."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and it engages both sides of the brain so that you are fully present with your life. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you access "parts" of your "Self" and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
Individuals
(831) 216-1296
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and it engages both sides of the brain so that you are fully present with your life. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you access "parts" of your "Self" and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Compassion and curiosity are the starting place for our exploration. Life is inherently challenging and difficult, and we all suffer from hurts large and small, past and present. And most of us are plagued by a strong inner critic who thinks they are helping but often shames and limits us. In spite of our best efforts, cycles of expectation and disappointment can leave us feeling confused, isolated, frustrated, and trapped in our habitual patterns. As Ta-Nehisi Coates put it, "I am marked by old codes, which shielded me in one world and then chained me in the next.""
Individuals
(831) 477-0778
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
"Compassion and curiosity are the starting place for our exploration. Life is inherently challenging and difficult, and we all suffer from hurts large and small, past and present. And most of us are plagued by a strong inner critic who thinks they are helping but often shames and limits us. In spite of our best efforts, cycles of expectation and disappointment can leave us feeling confused, isolated, frustrated, and trapped in our habitual patterns. As Ta-Nehisi Coates put it, "I am marked by old codes, which shielded me in one world and then chained me in the next.""
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
Individuals
(831) 661-8634
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a humanistic and strength-oriented approach. I have over 20 years experience in community mental health, which brings breadth, depth and openness to my private practice. I enjoy meeting you, wherever you are at in your life, with respect and caring. I am authentic and accepting, and provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your past and what you want for your present and future. In therapy with me, you can turn emotional pain or stress into something lighter, and progress on a path toward greater happiness and health. "
Individuals
(831) 226-8306
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a humanistic and strength-oriented approach. I have over 20 years experience in community mental health, which brings breadth, depth and openness to my private practice. I enjoy meeting you, wherever you are at in your life, with respect and caring. I am authentic and accepting, and provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your past and what you want for your present and future. In therapy with me, you can turn emotional pain or stress into something lighter, and progress on a path toward greater happiness and health. "
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."
Individuals
(831) 531-2727
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"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. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate presence for deep understanding and healing."
Individuals
(831) 272-0590
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Individuals
"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. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate presence for deep understanding and healing."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW, H'ndr'k
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Healing for Addiction, Codependency and those affected by a Narcissist or Sociopath's behavior. I have been doing this work for over 27 years-NOT because I have to, but because I LOVE it. I am as engaged and enthusiastic about how therapy helps people as I was when I started. I have seen many people's lives change dramatically when they are given the education, tools, support and direction to courageously transform limitations into lessons they've needed to "get" but, unconsciously, have kept avoiding. With therapy, what's been bugging you can be faced and embraced."
Individuals
(831) 612-1625
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
"Healing for Addiction, Codependency and those affected by a Narcissist or Sociopath's behavior. I have been doing this work for over 27 years-NOT because I have to, but because I LOVE it. I am as engaged and enthusiastic about how therapy helps people as I was when I started. I have seen many people's lives change dramatically when they are given the education, tools, support and direction to courageously transform limitations into lessons they've needed to "get" but, unconsciously, have kept avoiding. With therapy, what's been bugging you can be faced and embraced."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy."
Individuals
(831) 346-1251
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSEd, MFT, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
""Caring is the greatest thing, caring matters most." These last words of Frederich Von Hugel have been a guiding focus of my professional and personal life. I believe my role as a therapist is to listen, be of service, be available; and to share personally when appropriate. I offer a limited practice with a depth of quality and insight gathered from extensive life experience and training. I use an eclectic approach that draws from many disciplines and trainings. My goal is to create a safe alliance with you or your child where change can take place, be supported and nurtured."
Individuals
(831) 216-5084
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
""Caring is the greatest thing, caring matters most." These last words of Frederich Von Hugel have been a guiding focus of my professional and personal life. I believe my role as a therapist is to listen, be of service, be available; and to share personally when appropriate. I offer a limited practice with a depth of quality and insight gathered from extensive life experience and training. I use an eclectic approach that draws from many disciplines and trainings. My goal is to create a safe alliance with you or your child where change can take place, be supported and nurtured."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Living with a physical disability and chronic illness can be a confusing and frustrating experience for an individual and their family and friends. Not all persons with disabilities suffer or feel depressed, but some do experience a profound sense of sadness, anxiety, as well as loss and grief. It is also significant to note the sense of anger and helplessness that may arise from encountering social injustice in the form of inaccessibility, discrimination, and ableism. These emotions and feelings are part of the human condition, and can often lead one to discover a deeper sense of compassion, wisdom, and meaning in one's life. "
Individuals
(831) 226-8013
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
"Living with a physical disability and chronic illness can be a confusing and frustrating experience for an individual and their family and friends. Not all persons with disabilities suffer or feel depressed, but some do experience a profound sense of sadness, anxiety, as well as loss and grief. It is also significant to note the sense of anger and helplessness that may arise from encountering social injustice in the form of inaccessibility, discrimination, and ableism. These emotions and feelings are part of the human condition, and can often lead one to discover a deeper sense of compassion, wisdom, and meaning in one's life. "
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."
Individuals
(408) 872-9475
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Who would you be if you had received all of the nurturing, guidance, support, and opportunities you needed in life to be your best version of you? What would your life be like if you had not experienced trauma, abuse, or oppression, or simply had more validation and guidance? My goal is to assist clients in becoming the selves they were meant to be before life presented all of its twists and turns. Whether it's shedding pain, rising from dysfunction, or gaining skills, I help clients take charge of becoming who they want to be."
Individuals
(831) 429-6399
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
"Who would you be if you had received all of the nurturing, guidance, support, and opportunities you needed in life to be your best version of you? What would your life be like if you had not experienced trauma, abuse, or oppression, or simply had more validation and guidance? My goal is to assist clients in becoming the selves they were meant to be before life presented all of its twists and turns. Whether it's shedding pain, rising from dysfunction, or gaining skills, I help clients take charge of becoming who they want to be."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you."
Individuals
(831) 535-3759
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Do you need help to make changes in your life? My main areas of interest & experience include parenting issues, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, trauma (childhood & recent), marriage/relationship problems, depression, ADHD, & career counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultures, ethnicities, and sexual/gender orientation. My work with you begins by providing a safe and non-judging place for you to talk about your needs. We will work together to help you make positive changes in your life. I am happy to answer any questions about how I work and how therapy might work for you."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95065
"Stressed out? Can't focus or sustain your attention? Worried about a family member or friend? Caught between caring for your children and caring for your parents? Can't sleep? Underperforming? Having bothersome thoughts? Can't get going? Disorganized? Distracted? Lost interest in things you once enjoyed? These things don't have to manage your life. You can learn how to manage them instead of them managing you. Working together, you will learn adaptive ways to think and respond to various stressors and develop healthy coping strategies. Get back to life!"
Individuals
(831) 531-2596
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95065
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Individuals
"Stressed out? Can't focus or sustain your attention? Worried about a family member or friend? Caught between caring for your children and caring for your parents? Can't sleep? Underperforming? Having bothersome thoughts? Can't get going? Disorganized? Distracted? Lost interest in things you once enjoyed? These things don't have to manage your life. You can learn how to manage them instead of them managing you. Working together, you will learn adaptive ways to think and respond to various stressors and develop healthy coping strategies. Get back to life!"
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling balanced in body, mind and spirit is to feel calm and energized. Is it difficult to achieve this or maintain a state of relaxation and awareness? Wishing things were different or feeling unsupported? We work in collaboration. I am actively present to listen and offer skills especially for you. The process promotes sustainable healing. The consultations will help you feel confident in having tools for healthy relationships and achieving goals. I'm a calm, caring and compassionate person experienced and effective working with problems of stress, grief, relationships, addiction, recovery and life transitions. Consider the opportunity to invest in yourself and make changes."
Individuals
(831) 216-5418
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Feeling balanced in body, mind and spirit is to feel calm and energized. Is it difficult to achieve this or maintain a state of relaxation and awareness? Wishing things were different or feeling unsupported? We work in collaboration. I am actively present to listen and offer skills especially for you. The process promotes sustainable healing. The consultations will help you feel confident in having tools for healthy relationships and achieving goals. I'm a calm, caring and compassionate person experienced and effective working with problems of stress, grief, relationships, addiction, recovery and life transitions. Consider the opportunity to invest in yourself and make changes."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are you or someone you love dealing with a life-threatening illness? Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment or nearing end-of-life, the uncertainty and fear can be overwhelming. I offer coaching to help you find peace and fulfillment in this experience, to enable you to give and receive love in ways that might previously have seemed impossible. We can explore the impact illness is having on your life and develop strategies for managing the challenges you are facing. I work with families to improve communication and I offer guidance and support to caregivers, enabling them to provide the best care possible."
Individuals
(831) 777-4720
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Are you or someone you love dealing with a life-threatening illness? Whether newly diagnosed, in active treatment or nearing end-of-life, the uncertainty and fear can be overwhelming. I offer coaching to help you find peace and fulfillment in this experience, to enable you to give and receive love in ways that might previously have seemed impossible. We can explore the impact illness is having on your life and develop strategies for managing the challenges you are facing. I work with families to improve communication and I offer guidance and support to caregivers, enabling them to provide the best care possible."
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Hello! Need help for children with autism, ADHD and other issues? Need an accurate diagnosis and report? Want assistance connecting with resources -- school, government, medical -- to help you?"
Individuals
(831) 346-1383
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Hello! Need help for children with autism, ADHD and other issues? Need an accurate diagnosis and report? Want assistance connecting with resources -- school, government, medical -- to help you?"
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"We live in Paradise but I realize at times even Paradise feels difficult. Looking for a therapist can be as challenging as the reasons we are seeking one. I approach therapy as a team, working together to find solutions, work through challenges, look at your strengths in an effort to bring some solace back into your life and get you living again, not just surviving. My style is primarily interactive, I work through the eyes of curiosity and I like to use humor and try to interject some fun into our therapy sessions, realizing how heavy it could be to work through your stuff."
Individuals
(831) 291-5393
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Individuals
"We live in Paradise but I realize at times even Paradise feels difficult. Looking for a therapist can be as challenging as the reasons we are seeking one. I approach therapy as a team, working together to find solutions, work through challenges, look at your strengths in an effort to bring some solace back into your life and get you living again, not just surviving. My style is primarily interactive, I work through the eyes of curiosity and I like to use humor and try to interject some fun into our therapy sessions, realizing how heavy it could be to work through your stuff."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Crises and painful emotions can be the beginning of a journey toward transformation and wisdom. If you are looking for a deeper and more connected sense of yourself, and fulfillment in life, then you may be ready for a commitment to the therapeutic process. I believe my empathic presence - the capacity to hear, see and feel a situation from the other person's vantage point- is central to the healing process. Within such a safe relationship the patient can develop an open attitude toward the unconscious; exploration of the meaning and purpose of one's life can unfold."
Individuals
(415) 801-0057
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Individuals
"Crises and painful emotions can be the beginning of a journey toward transformation and wisdom. If you are looking for a deeper and more connected sense of yourself, and fulfillment in life, then you may be ready for a commitment to the therapeutic process. I believe my empathic presence - the capacity to hear, see and feel a situation from the other person's vantage point- is central to the healing process. Within such a safe relationship the patient can develop an open attitude toward the unconscious; exploration of the meaning and purpose of one's life can unfold."

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