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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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"I am the owner of Santa Cruz Child Therapy, a practice specializing in helping children, adolescents and parents overcome traumatic stress, relational issues, attachment trauma, and behavioral concerns. When your child is behaving in a way that is unusual or concerning, it can feel extremely distressing as a parent. Young people often display behavioral concerns that do not necessarily match the underlying feeling or root cause, making things feel even more confusing. It is my goal to work collaboratively with you to understand your child fully and utilize inherent strengths within your relationship to attend to both of your needs."
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(831) 750-1169
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"I am the owner of Santa Cruz Child Therapy, a practice specializing in helping children, adolescents and parents overcome traumatic stress, relational issues, attachment trauma, and behavioral concerns. When your child is behaving in a way that is unusual or concerning, it can feel extremely distressing as a parent. Young people often display behavioral concerns that do not necessarily match the underlying feeling or root cause, making things feel even more confusing. It is my goal to work collaboratively with you to understand your child fully and utilize inherent strengths within your relationship to attend to both of your needs."
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Santa Cruz, California 95065
"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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(831) 566-3495
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Santa Cruz, California 95065
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"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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"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."
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(831) 219-4109
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"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."
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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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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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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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Peer Relationships
"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 95062
"I know that it takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and ask for help. I am here to support you in an manner that helps you feel respected, understood and safe. In addition to listening attentively, I will look for opportunities to provide you with effective skills and strategies that can potentially help you improve your life situation and sense of well-being. We will develop a plan that will help you utilize your personal strengths and resources to cope more effectively with life's challenges and improve your relationships with significant others."
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(831) 223-4721
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"I know that it takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and ask for help. I am here to support you in an manner that helps you feel respected, understood and safe. In addition to listening attentively, I will look for opportunities to provide you with effective skills and strategies that can potentially help you improve your life situation and sense of well-being. We will develop a plan that will help you utilize your personal strengths and resources to cope more effectively with life's challenges and improve your relationships with significant others."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
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(831) 661-8634
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Peer Relationships
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
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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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Peer Relationships
" 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 95062
"I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation."
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(831) 247-6711
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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"I have a somatic focus, which means I can help you discover what is happening in your body as a fast track to healing whatever is on your mind. By slowing down and getting present, we can unwind difficulties, move through stuckness and create more capacity for closeness and connection. I have specialized training in Hakomi, EMDR, EFT, PACT and Stanford GSB's Interpersonal Dynamics Facilitator Program. Please call me for a free phone consultation."
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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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Peer Relationships
"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 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."
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(831) 216-5398
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Peer Relationships
"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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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the seemingly simple act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on oneself is actually a subversive thing to do. Something you discover may reorient your life. Maybe what you originally thought was a problem is more precisely a sign relaying information that could help you love more deeply, live more freely, and be less like everyone else. "
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(831) 713-1666
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Peer Relationships
"Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the seemingly simple act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on oneself is actually a subversive thing to do. Something you discover may reorient your life. Maybe what you originally thought was a problem is more precisely a sign relaying information that could help you love more deeply, live more freely, and be less like everyone else. "
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"I enjoy working with clients who are seeking change. Negative thoughts, patterns of behavior and even the way we do relationships can set us on a path where we can find ourselves more stressed out than not. I would like to help you attain the strategies and skills you need to live your most fulfilling and best life. "
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"I enjoy working with clients who are seeking change. Negative thoughts, patterns of behavior and even the way we do relationships can set us on a path where we can find ourselves more stressed out than not. I would like to help you attain the strategies and skills you need to live your most fulfilling and best life. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible."
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(831) 740-8325
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Peer Relationships
"I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Have you been feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, down, trapped? Maybe you have been feeling anxious or worried? In life, a person will encounter many experiences that may be difficult to understand and navigate. When situations like this occur, it may feel like you are trapped on a hamster wheel and can't get off. As a result you may feel defeated, depleted, numb, fatigued. It is common for an individual to try to respond to these situations as he or she knows how but the situation might not seem to change. This is when therapy may be helpful"
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(831) 709-4933
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Peer Relationships
"Have you been feeling lost, confused, overwhelmed, down, trapped? Maybe you have been feeling anxious or worried? In life, a person will encounter many experiences that may be difficult to understand and navigate. When situations like this occur, it may feel like you are trapped on a hamster wheel and can't get off. As a result you may feel defeated, depleted, numb, fatigued. It is common for an individual to try to respond to these situations as he or she knows how but the situation might not seem to change. This is when therapy may be helpful"
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Santa Cruz, California 95064
"Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com"
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(831) 216-5067
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Santa Cruz, California 95064
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"Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com"
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety."
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(831) 824-4924
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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"My therapeutic style is personal, respectful and practical. I can help you create and notice positive changes in your life and relationships and adapt to changing conditions as necessary. I'll work with you to achieve tangible results towards your goals in therapy. We'll focus on what works to notice positive change as it happens. Although I treat people with a wide range of issues, some areas of particular focus in my practice are: helping individuals and relationships that are affected by Chronic Physical Illness and/or Pain, Depression and Anxiety."
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"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."
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(831) 425-3405
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"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."

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Peer Relationships in Santa Cruz

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Santa Cruz

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Santa Cruz

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Santa Cruz and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in Santa Cruz and peer relationship counselors.

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.