Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

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Penelope Rayas-Moore, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
(408) 872-8957

Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA


Location

Penny Rayas MFT
501 Mission Street
106
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(408) 872-8957

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Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients who have any type of insurance. I only have one spot for a private pay Client. 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.

I use an eclectic mix of psychotherapy, Jungian, modern methods including DBT, Maudsley, intuitive eating, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I enjoy helping couples resolve conflict. I am a certified Positive Parenting provider and can help parents regulate children's behavior. I can help you live a more meaningful life.

I view therapy as a sacred healing process built on trust, acceptance, and deep understanding. My style is creative, warm, non-judgmental, empathetic, engaging, direct and honest. I combine a nurturing, and supportive approach with the practical skills I have gained in 24 years of training and experience.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • License and State: 49734 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cash discount
  • Cigna
  • EAP
  • HMSA
  • MHN
  • Out of network PPO
  • Sliding scale
  • Victims witness
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Registered Addiction Specialist-Masters Level
  • Certificate Date: 1998
  • Certificate: FBT therapy for Anorexia ( The Maudsley Method) / Standford
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Location

Penny Rayas MFT
501 Mission Street
106
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(408) 872-8957

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Greek and Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019
Penelope Rayas-Moore, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA