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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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(831) 777-4635
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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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(831) 621-5246
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Motivational Interviewing
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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(209) 251-6859
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
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"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My passion and skill set is in creating environments for you to gain greater insight into your strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy and healing in your life. Whatever the life challenge that brings you to therapy, you'll find that I create a supportive and accepting space. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and believe that these moments are opportunities for deeper insight and growth."
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(831) 704-5419
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"My passion and skill set is in creating environments for you to gain greater insight into your strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy and healing in your life. Whatever the life challenge that brings you to therapy, you'll find that I create a supportive and accepting space. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and believe that these moments are opportunities for deeper insight and growth."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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(831) 234-6043
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Motivational Interviewing
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
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(408) 872-8957
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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(831) 274-7365
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Is worry, stress, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, and/or a feeling a lack of direction are weighting heavily on you? Are these emotions and thoughts impacting your health, work, and/or relationships. Have you have tried to ignore and avoid these painful thoughts or feelings as best you can, but it not longer seems to work and you are ready to try something new?"
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(510) 681-0651
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Is worry, stress, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, and/or a feeling a lack of direction are weighting heavily on you? Are these emotions and thoughts impacting your health, work, and/or relationships. Have you have tried to ignore and avoid these painful thoughts or feelings as best you can, but it not longer seems to work and you are ready to try something new?"
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling STUCK? I'd like to help. Maybe you're struggling with an important relationship, tired of feeling stressed or depressed all the time, wondering why a past trauma keeps haunting you or why you continue to do those things that keep you from being the person you want to be. My clients are teens and adults who are seeking greater satisfaction and meaning in their lives. People see me for different reasons--healing, growth, life transitions, clarity. Whatever the problem that brings you to therapy, you'll find my office to be a safe, supportive and accepting space, a sanctuary."
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(408) 380-3010
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Feeling STUCK? I'd like to help. Maybe you're struggling with an important relationship, tired of feeling stressed or depressed all the time, wondering why a past trauma keeps haunting you or why you continue to do those things that keep you from being the person you want to be. My clients are teens and adults who are seeking greater satisfaction and meaning in their lives. People see me for different reasons--healing, growth, life transitions, clarity. Whatever the problem that brings you to therapy, you'll find my office to be a safe, supportive and accepting space, a sanctuary."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even when we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficult life transitions."
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(831) 278-4302
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"There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even when we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficult life transitions."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
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(831) 612-1969
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected with yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and reaction to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing. "
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(719) 249-6839
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Motivational Interviewing
"You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected with yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and developing deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and reaction to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Everyone at some point in their lives will need to talk to a safe and non-bias person about what is going on in their lives. It takes a brave heart to to admit that you need help. You may be experiencing difficulties or obstacles in your life. There may be too much space in your life that gives you discomfort. There are many variables in our lives, all changing constantly. I am here to help you discover the best way to face whatever is happening, so that you can move forward in your life. Together we will create a safe space in my office to explore what is happening for you. "
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(831) 777-4189
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Everyone at some point in their lives will need to talk to a safe and non-bias person about what is going on in their lives. It takes a brave heart to to admit that you need help. You may be experiencing difficulties or obstacles in your life. There may be too much space in your life that gives you discomfort. There are many variables in our lives, all changing constantly. I am here to help you discover the best way to face whatever is happening, so that you can move forward in your life. Together we will create a safe space in my office to explore what is happening for you. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues."
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(831) 245-3983
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Online counseling! Life is challenging and having extra support during hard times can make a world of difference. Great job on your first step of looking for a therapist! Whether you have been feeling anxious, going through a tough change, or having relationship issues, we will work together to discover more about yourself and how to feel more peaceful about your life. I also experience providing support to parents with children with mental health concerns. I primarily do telehealth which means online counseling through video and messaging through a HIPAA compliant platform. I offer affordable fees and sliding scale. "
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(831) 231-0250
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"Online counseling! Life is challenging and having extra support during hard times can make a world of difference. Great job on your first step of looking for a therapist! Whether you have been feeling anxious, going through a tough change, or having relationship issues, we will work together to discover more about yourself and how to feel more peaceful about your life. I also experience providing support to parents with children with mental health concerns. I primarily do telehealth which means online counseling through video and messaging through a HIPAA compliant platform. I offer affordable fees and sliding scale. "
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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 engage both sides of the brain so that you are fully present. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you shift and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
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(831) 216-1296
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Motivational Interviewing
"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 engage both sides of the brain so that you are fully present. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you shift and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
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"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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(831) 216-0635
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"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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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others. "
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(831) 704-8692
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow."
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(831) 920-5175
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"Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality."
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(831) 216-0214
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality."

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Santa Cruz Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Santa Cruz.

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.

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.