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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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"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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"Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction."
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(831) 621-5362
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"Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction."
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"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
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(831) 216-6826
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"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
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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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"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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"After 25 years of hearing from clients that I help them to grow, change and solve the problems that bring them into therapy, I take pride in being a caring, compassionate and skilled therapist. Research has demonstrated that successful therapy depends upon the relationship between the therapist and the client. You can trust me to respect you, understand you and guide you in a collaborative therapeutic process. You can safely bring your frustrations, sadness, anxiety, shame or other feelings into therapy as we work through them in ways that improve your happiness and sense of well being."
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"After 25 years of hearing from clients that I help them to grow, change and solve the problems that bring them into therapy, I take pride in being a caring, compassionate and skilled therapist. Research has demonstrated that successful therapy depends upon the relationship between the therapist and the client. You can trust me to respect you, understand you and guide you in a collaborative therapeutic process. You can safely bring your frustrations, sadness, anxiety, shame or other feelings into therapy as we work through them in ways that improve your happiness and sense of well being."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you."
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(831) 623-5151
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"I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"As your therapist, my goal – and my passion – is understanding what is most important to you, and what you need to be your best and happiest self. My approach involves building on your strengths as an individual, and using your personal values as a guide to create a fulfilling and authentic life. Additionally, my approach is present- and future-focused... To paraphrase psychoanalyst Philip Bromberg: I do not treat clients for what was done to them in the past, but for what they do to THEMSELVES because of what was done to them in the past. "
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(831) 226-0042
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"As your therapist, my goal – and my passion – is understanding what is most important to you, and what you need to be your best and happiest self. My approach involves building on your strengths as an individual, and using your personal values as a guide to create a fulfilling and authentic life. Additionally, my approach is present- and future-focused... To paraphrase psychoanalyst Philip Bromberg: I do not treat clients for what was done to them in the past, but for what they do to THEMSELVES because of what was done to them in the past. "
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"Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. Together we create a collaborative relationship where we work to find meaning, understanding and compassion and this opens up new options and choices. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you."
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Narcissistic Personality
"Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. Together we create a collaborative relationship where we work to find meaning, understanding and compassion and this opens up new options and choices. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I offer a warm and accepting space in which to explore goals, symptoms, conflicts, and untold stories—at your own pace. I am interested in supporting individuals and families of all kinds, traditional or LGBTQI, divorced or blended, parents who are single, fostering or step-parenting. Together we can explore current conflicts, past traumas, grief, anxiety, and depression. I am also interested in looking more closely at any ambivalence you may be feeling in a relationship, career, or related to substance use."
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(831) 346-1402
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Narcissistic Personality
"I offer a warm and accepting space in which to explore goals, symptoms, conflicts, and untold stories—at your own pace. I am interested in supporting individuals and families of all kinds, traditional or LGBTQI, divorced or blended, parents who are single, fostering or step-parenting. Together we can explore current conflicts, past traumas, grief, anxiety, and depression. I am also interested in looking more closely at any ambivalence you may be feeling in a relationship, career, or related to substance use."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There seems to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men seem to be hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet."
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(831) 900-4877
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Narcissistic Personality
"Never have life challenges been as great as now for you and your future. For we must improve relations with each other and our planet or perish. As a man you may feel frustrated in either work or intimate relationships or both. Yet the personal skills needed for work are usually opposite from those for intimacy. There seems to be no way to the success you yearn for. As a woman you may cope with anxiety or depression and succeed at friendship. Yet coupling has meant losing track of yourself, and good men seem to be hard to find. The way forward involves increasing our emotional skills and love for ourselves, others and our planet."
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"With more than 30 years experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients. Oftentimes, Typically, he works with female co-therapist Lori Galperin when working with couples."
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"With more than 30 years experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients. Oftentimes, Typically, he works with female co-therapist Lori Galperin when working with couples."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling stuck? Could you use some extra support? It might be time for therapy. I help you find your freedom and walk through this world with joy. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA and I help my clients get real results. Together, we’ll work to find moments of relief and understanding. Because of my background in the arts and technology, I can relate to folks in those industries. "
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(844) 726-3421
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Narcissistic Personality
"Feeling stuck? Could you use some extra support? It might be time for therapy. I help you find your freedom and walk through this world with joy. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA and I help my clients get real results. Together, we’ll work to find moments of relief and understanding. Because of my background in the arts and technology, I can relate to folks in those industries. "
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"Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life."
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(831) 920-3683
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"Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life."
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"We all have a need for connection, love and support. When we share our stories, we can form a new standpoint and choose different pathways to walk in this life. When we face life’s difficulties, I believe it is possible to find new perspectives and cultivate hope. Moving forward together, we can make a plan for change and recovery based on your goals. My style of relating to others is warm, caring, and collaborative. I offer a therapy experience grounded in respect, truth, objective reality, and compassion. I love to find the humor in everyday life, as humor can help us to withstand hardships. "
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(831) 508-7837
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"We all have a need for connection, love and support. When we share our stories, we can form a new standpoint and choose different pathways to walk in this life. When we face life’s difficulties, I believe it is possible to find new perspectives and cultivate hope. Moving forward together, we can make a plan for change and recovery based on your goals. My style of relating to others is warm, caring, and collaborative. I offer a therapy experience grounded in respect, truth, objective reality, and compassion. I love to find the humor in everyday life, as humor can help us to withstand hardships. "
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"My mission is simple: to help my clients remember joy and self-love, to feel balanced and aware, to look forward to their lives. Most of my clients graduate feeling better than they have in years. My techniques involve cutting edge brain re-training methodology that is more effective at creating lasting change than talk therapy alone. By rewriting the brain's programs that have accumulated over a client's lifetime, we create emotional freedom and health. I work with many issues, including trauma/PTSD, highly sensitive people (HSP's), LGBTQI's, career concerns, relationship issues, conscious uncoupling, addictions, & sexual issues."
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(831) 240-4758
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"My mission is simple: to help my clients remember joy and self-love, to feel balanced and aware, to look forward to their lives. Most of my clients graduate feeling better than they have in years. My techniques involve cutting edge brain re-training methodology that is more effective at creating lasting change than talk therapy alone. By rewriting the brain's programs that have accumulated over a client's lifetime, we create emotional freedom and health. I work with many issues, including trauma/PTSD, highly sensitive people (HSP's), LGBTQI's, career concerns, relationship issues, conscious uncoupling, addictions, & sexual issues."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones. "
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(650) 334-1549
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Narcissistic Personality
"Are your seeking a more peaceful and harmonious life?  One that can hold both the challenges and the goodness?  Therapy can help. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative.  I use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and brain science. I would like to help you tackle what is impeding you and open up new options so that you can make good decisions and create more happiness for you and your loved ones. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Sliding Scale Practice Focused on Couples and Families.* Underlying most relationship emergencies, there is a beckoning ‘emergence’ of new ways of being, which creates conflict as it threatens familiar patterns and triggers old wounding. Bringing awareness to these movements can help create compassion for the couple, amidst the hurt, confusion, and each person’s struggle to find safety and meaning. "
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(831) 346-4828
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Narcissistic Personality
"Sliding Scale Practice Focused on Couples and Families.* Underlying most relationship emergencies, there is a beckoning ‘emergence’ of new ways of being, which creates conflict as it threatens familiar patterns and triggers old wounding. Bringing awareness to these movements can help create compassion for the couple, amidst the hurt, confusion, and each person’s struggle to find safety and meaning. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
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(831) 778-4485
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"I help people through difficult times and growth periods in their lives, and I'm quite good at it. I have been counseling professionally since 2002. My education includes Sonoma State University, University of Southern California and John F. Kennedy University. Through over three decades of work in various businesses and counseling situations I understand a diverse range of viewpoints, needs and desires. When someone is in a challenging time in their life, they need a compassionate and non-judgmental, yet direct and experienced professional to illuminate the path and bring clarity to a situation."
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"Individual psychotherapy emphasizing solutions to specific behaviors and desired outcomes. What do you want to fix, change, improve and get well of? Evaluations/treatment for memory loss and concentration."
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"Individual psychotherapy emphasizing solutions to specific behaviors and desired outcomes. What do you want to fix, change, improve and get well of? Evaluations/treatment for memory loss and concentration."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention."
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(831) 777-2069
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"Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention."

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Narcissistic Personality Therapists
Narcissists cut a wide, swashbuckling figure through the world...even in Santa Cruz. At one end of the self-loving spectrum is the charismatic leader with an excess of charm, at the other end reside individuals with narcissistic personality disorder , whose grandiosity soars to such heights that they are manipulative and easily angered, especially when they don't receive the attention they consider their birthright. Narcissism involves cockiness, manipulativeness, selfishness, power motives, and vanity-a love of self...and mirrors. Narcissistic mothers or narcissistic daughters are a common discussion in therapy, although beware the temptation to use the label because we all have a sense of ego. Personality traits related to narcissism include: Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism.

Santa Cruz narcissism therapists can help work through the issues of being, or knowing, a narcissist. As narcissism counselors in Santa Cruz they are experienced in guiding clients in dealing with this disorder.

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.