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.
Parenting
(831) 269-5023
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, Coach Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
Parenting
(831) 703-8969
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Having studying Mindfulness for the past 30+ years I have created evidence based Cognitive Behavioral / Mindfulness tools that help people face life crises by recognizing their own wisdom, resources, and the ability to exercise choice. This mind/body approach to health utilizes relaxation and focus tools that you can learn easily and use anywhere, anytime. You focus on what you can control to achieve your goals. These programs compliment the best medical treatment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you stuck in patterns of fears, confusion, indecision, or painful relationships? This stuckness and suffering hinder you from accessing the empowered, expansive, creative, organic self within; this essential part of you wants to express the unique gift that you are, and the gifts you bring to the world. Imagine beyond your struggles or limitations to become who you are truly meant to be, being more authentic, having more fulfilling relationships and manifesting your passions. Whether you are looking for further understanding, or personal tools or deeper change, I am here to support your journey.
Parenting
(831) 272-0611
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
Are you stuck in patterns of fears, confusion, indecision, or painful relationships? This stuckness and suffering hinder you from accessing the empowered, expansive, creative, organic self within; this essential part of you wants to express the unique gift that you are, and the gifts you bring to the world. Imagine beyond your struggles or limitations to become who you are truly meant to be, being more authentic, having more fulfilling relationships and manifesting your passions. Whether you are looking for further understanding, or personal tools or deeper change, I am here to support your journey.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
Parenting
(831) 298-5823
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach. Buddhist psychology is secular, scientific. Nothing to do with religion.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
Parenting
(831) 777-6217
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
My commitment as a therapist is to help you obtain a more satisfying and rewarding life. I work with individuals and/or couples to assist them to: Create fulfilling, joyful relationships; Overcome anxiety and depresson; Acquire Self-Esteem and Confidence; Reduce limiting thoughts or beliefs; Move beyond loss and grief; Recover from divorce; Successfully move through life transitions. My goal is to empower and support you in identifying and moving beyond the personal obstacles that keep you from creating the relationships and life that you desire.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I would like to celebrate you on your path! You may be considering therapy for various reason. Whether obvious or obscure you most likely have a clear sense of wanting to feel better. You may even be hopeful about experiencing more joy in your life. To assist you in your process; I will do my best to support your comfort in disclosure, faith in the discovery process and acknowledgment of new insight and perspectives. I will also help build your experiential awareness and vocabulary. Together psychotherapy can foster in you a more positive outlook, fulfilling relationships and an embodied sense of vitality in your life!
Parenting
(408) 560-4034
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
I would like to celebrate you on your path! You may be considering therapy for various reason. Whether obvious or obscure you most likely have a clear sense of wanting to feel better. You may even be hopeful about experiencing more joy in your life. To assist you in your process; I will do my best to support your comfort in disclosure, faith in the discovery process and acknowledgment of new insight and perspectives. I will also help build your experiential awareness and vocabulary. Together psychotherapy can foster in you a more positive outlook, fulfilling relationships and an embodied sense of vitality in your life!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
Parenting
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
HI and WELCOME! I work well with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I seek to offer a welcoming and safe space for you to tell me your story. My approach is centered on the individual, creating an environment that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and supportive to express struggles, issues, fears, dreams, etc... I would like to support you and work together on solutions, accessing your inner strengths to face the challenges you have/are encountering.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Parenting
(831) 406-5946
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world".
Psychologist, PhD, REAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
Parenting
(831) 818-4569
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
Parenting
(831) 531-4226
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
Are you feeling "stuck" in your life right now? Do you notice recurring dysfunctional patterns in your life that you'd like to stop? Is it impacting your work, social, and/or academic life? Are your relationships being impacted by Covid 19?
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MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
Parenting
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
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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.
Parenting
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Having relationship issues? I am here to help! I am Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Certified. Let me evaluate your communication and share effective tools that will help your relationship to thrive!
Parenting
(415) 702-2489
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Having relationship issues? I am here to help! I am Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Certified. Let me evaluate your communication and share effective tools that will help your relationship to thrive!
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
Parenting
(831) 508-3081
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Entering into therapy can be a big decision and confusing process. I offer direction that can help you determine your best course for meaningful and effective change. Through attentiveness, compassion, and collaboration, I focus on helping individuals, couples, & children gain awareness of themselves, and provide an avenue that leads toward personal exploration and healing. In my class "Creating Healthy Relationships with Kids", parents and caregivers learn additional ways to communicate with their child, appropriate limit setting, and effective problem solving rather than punishment.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
Parenting
(831) 498-2186
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Steps away from the beach, Lighthouse Counseling is located on the campus of Janus of Santa Cruz where compassionate licensed and pre-licensed therapists are available to provide client-focused therapy to you and your family. We provide therapy to people who are looking to heal from a variety of challenges including but not limited to addiction, mental health, life transitions, relationship issues as well as circumstances linked to poverty, trauma and marginalization. We serve clients with diverse backgrounds and across the life-span (children, youth, adolescents, young adult , adults and older adults) couples and families.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
Parenting
(831) 269-5016
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Are you tired of facing the same struggle, over and over again? The same marriage problems...the same anxious feeling when you wake up and go to sleep...the same stress that never leaves you in peace...the same sense of hopelessness and loneliness. You've tried to feel better - to improve things - but nothing ever changes and you're right back where you started. I can help. I specialize in helping people to leave behind the struggles, patterns and habits that keep their lives stuck on repeat, opening the door to a life of connection, wholeness and peace.
Parenting
(831) 460-2550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
Are you tired of facing the same struggle, over and over again? The same marriage problems...the same anxious feeling when you wake up and go to sleep...the same stress that never leaves you in peace...the same sense of hopelessness and loneliness. You've tried to feel better - to improve things - but nothing ever changes and you're right back where you started. I can help. I specialize in helping people to leave behind the struggles, patterns and habits that keep their lives stuck on repeat, opening the door to a life of connection, wholeness and peace.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 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.
Parenting
(831) 245-3983
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
Parenting
(831) 226-0174
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Parenting
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Your time is valuable, so I'll be brief. My approach is collaborative and client centered with compassion, empathy, and now and again some humor. My go-to modalities are mainly those which have been proven through studies to be effective for depression, anxiety and grief. I realize your situation is unique so I offer you collaboration toward reaching your therapy goals.
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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.
Parenting
(831) 920-3683
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Parenting
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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Parenting Therapists
If you're looking for a parenting counselor in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz parenting therapist, these professionals provide therapy for parents. They include parenting therapists, parenting psychologists, parenting psychotherapists and parenting counselors. They can help with single parent therapists, Santa Cruz single parenting, parent involvement, child parenting, new parents, parent education and general issues relating to parents and children.

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.