Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
Out of Network
(831) 269-5023
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 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.
Out of Network
(415) 801-0057
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
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.
Photo of Zoe Raine-Mustain, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
Out of Network
(831) 726-0097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
Photo of Lee Ann Sullivan-Eurs, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Out of Network
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
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.
Photo of Mary Anne Fifield, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, CSAT, CAS-R, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
SEX is fun! Sex is a blessings! Sex is a gift to a couple committed to each other! However, when the desire for sex drives a person to self-destructive behaviors, the fun is long gone. However, there is HOPE! I offer help to both the addict and the partner: for the addict....sobriety and then recovery, for the partner.....healing and recovery. Knowing that sobriety is but the FIRST step to lifetime recovery, I offer the tools and support needed for success. Addiction, that of your own or your spouse or your child or your parent, damages all areas of your life. I am equipped to help you survive the destruction. Recovery is POSSIBLE!
Out of Network
(408) 637-7642
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Out of Network
SEX is fun! Sex is a blessings! Sex is a gift to a couple committed to each other! However, when the desire for sex drives a person to self-destructive behaviors, the fun is long gone. However, there is HOPE! I offer help to both the addict and the partner: for the addict....sobriety and then recovery, for the partner.....healing and recovery. Knowing that sobriety is but the FIRST step to lifetime recovery, I offer the tools and support needed for success. Addiction, that of your own or your spouse or your child or your parent, damages all areas of your life. I am equipped to help you survive the destruction. Recovery is POSSIBLE!
Photo of Carolyn A Vitale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
Out of Network
(831) 275-7727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
Photo of Norman Malcolm Brown,
Santa Cruz, CA 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.
Out of Network
(831) 900-4877
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
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.
Photo of Maya Lev, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
Out of Network
(831) 346-0492
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
Photo of Helen A. Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world.
Out of Network
(831) 425-3405
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
Our wounds, when healed can become our gifts. My orientation is Eclectic and Holistic. I provide psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and couples. How we see ourselves and feel about ourselves affects every choice we make. We are in relationship to everyone and everything, including ourselves. Inner Healing changes how we relate to ourselves and the world.
Photo of Julie Carboni, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse.
Out of Network
(408) 320-0201
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Out of Network
My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse.
Photo of Pamela Jennifer Clements, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
Out of Network
(831) 508-7217
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
Photo of Stefanie Wolf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from 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 relationship 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.
Out of Network
(719) 249-6839
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from 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 relationship 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.
Photo of David B. Ruso, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
Out of Network
(831) 920-3683
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Out of Network
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.
Photo of Julie Herzog, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am a holistic psychotherapist and will work to help you integrate mind, body and spirit. I believe we all have the propensity for health and wellness. Together we can work with your acute crisis or your desire to explore a deeper connection to self. Helping individuals (children, teens, adults), couples and families throughout the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area....I look forward to meeting you, working with you and assisting you in achieving better mental health.
Out of Network
(831) 219-4109
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I am a holistic psychotherapist and will work to help you integrate mind, body and spirit. I believe we all have the propensity for health and wellness. Together we can work with your acute crisis or your desire to explore a deeper connection to self. Helping individuals (children, teens, adults), couples and families throughout the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay area....I look forward to meeting you, working with you and assisting you in achieving better mental health.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
Out of Network
(925) 259-3996
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
Photo of Lena Axelsson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)
Out of Network
(831) 216-6727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe. (För mina svensktalande, potentiella klienter, jag flyttade från Sverige som vuxen och är därför helt flytande i både svenska och engelska och i svensk och amerikansk kultur.)
Photo of Mark F. Schwartz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Out of Network
(831) 706-4795
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
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.
Photo of Patrick A Meyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In my years of practice I have had the honor and opportunity to work with many kinds of people dealing with many kinds of challenges. Clients tell me they appreciate my style as a therapist: that I am supportive and motivating, caring and insightful, interactive and an attentive listener. I help people recognize and build on their strengths as they move through the challenges that prevent them from achieving what they want in their lives. I am compassionate and empathetic, knowledgeable and respectful. I like variety in my practice and enjoy working with individuals, families and couples of all ages.
Out of Network
(831) 975-2698
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
In my years of practice I have had the honor and opportunity to work with many kinds of people dealing with many kinds of challenges. Clients tell me they appreciate my style as a therapist: that I am supportive and motivating, caring and insightful, interactive and an attentive listener. I help people recognize and build on their strengths as they move through the challenges that prevent them from achieving what they want in their lives. I am compassionate and empathetic, knowledgeable and respectful. I like variety in my practice and enjoy working with individuals, families and couples of all ages.
Photo of Robin Bates, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
In a culture that is fast paced with heavy demands on our time, so many of us do not have safe spaces to reflect, feel, listen and learn about ourselves. This can lead to dis-ease. I believe that providing a warm, judgement free space to discover and untangle some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that bind us can lead to greater freedom of choice, better health and overall wellness. We all hold the answers to the peace we are looking for.
Out of Network
(650) 899-8473
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Out of Network
In a culture that is fast paced with heavy demands on our time, so many of us do not have safe spaces to reflect, feel, listen and learn about ourselves. This can lead to dis-ease. I believe that providing a warm, judgement free space to discover and untangle some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that bind us can lead to greater freedom of choice, better health and overall wellness. We all hold the answers to the peace we are looking for.
Photo of Karen Ouse, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families.
Out of Network
(831) 216-5398
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Out of Network
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families.

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Out of Network Therapists
An out-of-network Therapist in Santa Cruz has not agreed to any set rate with your insurer. Your plan may require higher co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance for out-of-network care and you may need to pay the difference between your insurer's allowed amount and what the Therapist charges.

The costs for a Santa Cruz out-of-network Therapist also depend on your type of plan:

In a Health Maintenance Organization, or HMO, or Exclusive Provider Network, or EPO, you generally have to pay the full cost of any out-of-network care.

In a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Point-of-Service (POS) plan, you will usually have to pay a higher deductible and or a higher co-pay plus a higher percentage co-insurance plus, the difference between the allowed amount and your provider's actual rate.

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. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Santa Cruz

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.