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.
Play Therapy
(831) 269-5023
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
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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.
Play Therapy
(831) 272-0611
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
Photo of Ella Bianchi-Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Play Therapy
(831) 228-8694
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
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?
Play Therapy
(831) 531-4226
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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?
Photo of Lee Ann Sullivan-Eurs, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Play Therapy
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
Photo of Heather Docker, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MBA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
Play Therapy
(831) 359-4728
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
The decision to pursue therapy is a powerful step towards change and personal growth. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed by transition, needing to heal past hurts, grieve losses, or learn how to live a more authentic and meaningful life, together we will explore desired areas of change and growth. Even if what needs to change or what is holding you back is unclear, I welcome you to come in and start wherever you are. As your therapist my intention is to help you process life events, increase self-awareness, and discover insights in a safe and supportive environment.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT, BS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
Play Therapy
(669) 203-2815
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their relationship, positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy and self-embodiment. I also work with individuals experiencing anxiety and stress, as well as those experiencing distress due to abandonment feeling. I have career counseling experience with the most up to date education and career assessment tools to help in career path planning. I believe that practicing self-care and understanding a work/life balance are essential to survival in this day in age. Let’s collaborate and create balance.
Photo of Chris Lang, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Play Therapy
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Play Therapy
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.
Photo of Laura Kurek, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Play Therapy
(831) 460-2550
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
Photo of Rebecca Zulim, Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Play Therapy
(831) 245-3983
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
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.
Photo of Catherine Cervantes, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.
Play Therapy
(831) 920-0791
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
I believe in your capacity for healing, change and growth. To encourage well-being, I support people in identifying and strengthening their inner and outer resources. I provide therapy in either English or Spanish for adults and children.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
Play Therapy
(831) 278-3462
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
Photo of Chris Senter, EFT Certificated Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe the connection between therapist and client is very important. Each person is dynamic and different and it's important to me to hear and see who you are and find a personal approach of healing with you. I utilize different techniques and modalities such as mindfulness, guided visualization, CBT, art therapy, somatic, dance and play therapy to individualize a therapeutic approach.
Play Therapy
(408) 675-5249
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
I believe the connection between therapist and client is very important. Each person is dynamic and different and it's important to me to hear and see who you are and find a personal approach of healing with you. I utilize different techniques and modalities such as mindfulness, guided visualization, CBT, art therapy, somatic, dance and play therapy to individualize a therapeutic approach.
Photo of Lorraine Cahn, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
Play Therapy
(831) 216-1080
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
I enjoy helping people set and meet their own goals. I am eager to meet you where you are and take you to where you want to go.
Photo of Mary Welschmeyer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Play Therapy
(831) 278-4714
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Play Therapy
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Starting therapy for the first time or returning after a long break can feel intimidating. You might have even had bad experiences before. I'm here to help. We will go at your pace because your experience is important to me. I believe that lasting change and healing can only happen when our whole selves are seen and welcomed. I provide a safe healing space and bring a strong, grounded presence so that you can begin to cultivate more love and compassion for yourself, connect with your inner wisdom and become more whole and authentic in your relationship with others.
Play Therapy
(831) 900-4916
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
Starting therapy for the first time or returning after a long break can feel intimidating. You might have even had bad experiences before. I'm here to help. We will go at your pace because your experience is important to me. I believe that lasting change and healing can only happen when our whole selves are seen and welcomed. I provide a safe healing space and bring a strong, grounded presence so that you can begin to cultivate more love and compassion for yourself, connect with your inner wisdom and become more whole and authentic in your relationship with others.
Photo of Vickie Assunto, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I became a therapist because I have a passion for working with people in meaningful ways. I have a big heart, and am warm and welcoming. I have a genuine interest and caring in helping people's lives be better in all ways --- emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am fully present and available to deeply listen to your innermost process. I am empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental. I believe that no one is broken, that everyone can heal, and I would feel honored to be a part of your healing journey.
Play Therapy
(831) 531-2901
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Play Therapy
I became a therapist because I have a passion for working with people in meaningful ways. I have a big heart, and am warm and welcoming. I have a genuine interest and caring in helping people's lives be better in all ways --- emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am fully present and available to deeply listen to your innermost process. I am empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental. I believe that no one is broken, that everyone can heal, and I would feel honored to be a part of your healing journey.
Photo of Dawn Marie Wingert, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
Play Therapy
(831) 256-3271
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Play Therapy
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
Photo of Natalie Hanneman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My work centers around helping people achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and I easily connect with others and believe that through relationship building you are able to facilitate positive changes in your life. My varied experience over the past twenty years as a school counselor, parent, Therapeutic Foster Parent, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Challenge Course Facilitator have shaped my eclectic style of working with people. Based on your specific needs and areas of desired growth, together we will tailor a plan to best meet your needs as we move forward through the therapy.
Play Therapy
(831) 244-3712
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
My work centers around helping people achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and I easily connect with others and believe that through relationship building you are able to facilitate positive changes in your life. My varied experience over the past twenty years as a school counselor, parent, Therapeutic Foster Parent, Equine Assisted Psychotherapist and Challenge Course Facilitator have shaped my eclectic style of working with people. Based on your specific needs and areas of desired growth, together we will tailor a plan to best meet your needs as we move forward through the therapy.
Photo of Janet Borello Wellersdick, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over.
Play Therapy
(831) 272-0613
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Play Therapy
I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over.

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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play 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. 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.