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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
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Penelope Rayas

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Let's Connect (408) 872-8957
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Has live become overwhelming? I can help!. 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, body and mind awareness, empathy, deep understanding and compassion. My practice is body centered and body positive. I only take Anthem Blue Cross and Alliance/ Calderon and UBH. I only offer telehealth services.
I use an eclectic mix of psychotherapy. I am trained in Jungian, dream analysis and modern methods including DBT, Maudsley, Body positivity, social justice, intuitive eating, and cognitive behavioral therapy. 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.
Call or Penelope Rayas now for a free 15 minute consultation - (408) 872-8957

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Penny Rayas LMFT

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(408) 872-8957

Penny Rayas LMFT

Antelope, CA 95843

I am only offering online services
I specialize in Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD and Transgender 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  
Let's Connect (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Penny Rayas LMFT

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(408) 872-8957

Penny Rayas LMFT

Antelope, CA 95843

I am only offering online services
I specialize in Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD and Transgender 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Couple Sessions $220
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • MHN | Health Net
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I try my hardest to bill your insurance but in case of non-payment from you insurance we can negotiate payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
"
I try my hardest to bill your insurance but in case of non-payment from you insurance we can negotiate payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 872-8957
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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 49734 Penelope Rayas
  • In Practice for 16 Years
  • Certificate from Registered Addiction Specialist-Masters Level 1998
  • Certificate from FBT therapy for Anorexia ( The Maudsley Method) Standford / 2014
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (408) 872-8957
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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (408) 872-8957
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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Transgender

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
Do these issues align with your needs? or (408) 872-8957
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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Do these issues align with your needs? or (408) 872-8957
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Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Greek
Spanish

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Greek
Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal
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I use several different types of therapy depending on the diagnosis and situation. I often use a combination of Cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, Jungian and holistic. When treating eating disorders, I use body positive therapy and CBT-E.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
"
I use several different types of therapy depending on the diagnosis and situation. I often use a combination of Cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, Jungian and holistic. When treating eating disorders, I use body positive therapy and CBT-E.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA

Location

Primary Location

Penny Rayas LMFT

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(408) 872-8957

Additional Location

Penny Rayas LMFT

Antelope, CA 95843

(408) 872-8957
"
I am only offering online services
Call for a free consultation now - (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
"
I am only offering online services
Call for a free consultation now - (408) 872-8957
Photo of Penelope Rayas, LMFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Penelope Rayas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA