Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Verified by Psychology Today
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(408) 872-8957

Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Penny Rayas MFT
501 Mission Street
106
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(408) 872-8957
Offers online therapy

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About

I am offering Telehealth services due to COVID-19. 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 spiritual connection, empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life. I have limited availability for insurance.
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 30 years of training and experience.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Cash discount
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Out of network PPO
  • Sliding scale
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Victims witness
  • Out of Network
I try my hardest to bill your insurance but in case of non-payment from you insurance we can negotiate payment.
Email me or call (408) 872-8957 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: California / 49734
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies

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, CA 95060
(408) 872-8957
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Career Counseling
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Greek and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022
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Penelope Rayas-Moore

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA