Liz Vines

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

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(949) 749-7169

Liz Vines

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

700 Frederick Street
Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(949) 749-7169
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon Due to Covid-19, I am currently seeing clients via zoom or telephone.

About

Do you feel like you are “too sensitive for the world around you?” Are you fine one moment and then overwhelmed with emotions the next? Maybe you’re in a “good” relationship, but can’t stop wondering whether it’s right for you. It can feel scary and lonely when it seems like your life is going well on the surface, but underneath there is a different reality. Many of my clients live with trauma, anxiety, extreme stress levels, and depression. They manage to expertly float through life finding “success” while feeling empty and depleted. The good news is that the skills that have helped you come this far are already in place.
Within the context of a compassionate space, you can gain tools for emotional regulation, increased insight, and self compassion. With this sense of safety, we can unpack specific traumas and heal your past to help you experience more ease and wholeness in your life.
I work with couples and adults who are motivated to build healthier, happier lives. As an LGBTQIA+ allied clinician, I am kink/poly friendly and feel passionate about helping people thrive in their preferred lifestyle. Call for a free 15 min consult to discuss what you'd like to get out of therapy and how I can help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Prelicense: California / 121835
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Supervisor: Tim Hartnett
  • Supervisor License: California / 27228

Liz Vines's Groups

Emotional Regulation

Learn evidence based tools to help you move through “stuck” emotions. This group will help you gain deeper insight into your unique emotional processing patterns and teach you ways to learn from and skillfully express your emotions. We will use art, creative writing prompts, mindfulness exercises, and somatic techniques to help you regulate your emotions so you can move away from negative patterns and have more access to insight, understanding, compassion, and connection. This group is virtual and open to anyone located in CA.

More about this group

Location

700 Frederick Street
Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(949) 749-7169
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP)
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 9 Sep 2022
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Liz Vines

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT