Malinda Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Client centered, psychodynamic therapy interventions support uncovering obstacles to change.
The most important person in the therapy session is you. The most mysterious person in the therapy session is you. And the most powerful insight will eventually come from you. You may feel stuck, angry, lonely, confused, hopeless or numb. Maybe you feel too much? Perhaps you're losing hours on tik tok or porn sites? you dissociate, sleep too much; can't sleep. It's okay to reach out. Everyone wants connection, everyone needs connection. Therapy can help you find ways to connect.
(831) 888-9112
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Client centered, psychodynamic therapy interventions support uncovering obstacles to change.
The most important person in the therapy session is you. The most mysterious person in the therapy session is you. And the most powerful insight will eventually come from you. You may feel stuck, angry, lonely, confused, hopeless or numb. Maybe you feel too much? Perhaps you're losing hours on tik tok or porn sites? you dissociate, sleep too much; can't sleep. It's okay to reach out. Everyone wants connection, everyone needs connection. Therapy can help you find ways to connect.
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Sean Neesley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
My practice weaves psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive approaches together to create an organic and authentic atmosphere for growth.
How do we regain balance after losing our footing? Whether through anxiety, anger, depression, fear, guilt or shame, it is normal for our lives to present challenges that throw us seemingly off course. At the same time, life’s greatest challenges can also present opportunities for growth, deep healing and the reintegration of lost parts of ourselves. In my work with clients, I provide a safe and supportive environment to express and explore challenging emotions, thoughts and beliefs and help them discover new vistas and vantage points from which to enjoy and appreciate themselves, their lives, and their relationships again.
(831) 208-3531
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
My practice weaves psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive approaches together to create an organic and authentic atmosphere for growth.
How do we regain balance after losing our footing? Whether through anxiety, anger, depression, fear, guilt or shame, it is normal for our lives to present challenges that throw us seemingly off course. At the same time, life’s greatest challenges can also present opportunities for growth, deep healing and the reintegration of lost parts of ourselves. In my work with clients, I provide a safe and supportive environment to express and explore challenging emotions, thoughts and beliefs and help them discover new vistas and vantage points from which to enjoy and appreciate themselves, their lives, and their relationships again.
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Kate Whittle-Utter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I practice therapy with a psychodynamic perspective, exploring conscious and unconscious patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that impact one's identity and relationships.
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
(805) 316-7134
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I practice therapy with a psychodynamic perspective, exploring conscious and unconscious patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that impact one's identity and relationships.
Therapy can help you find balance, connection, and fulfillment. In order to do so, I believe it's important that we acknowledge the shadow elements of life-the challenges that cause us pain, confusion, and block us from finding a sense of harmony and well-being. I collaborate with you in navigating the shadows and the more buried aspects of your life in order to develop a deeper capacity for balance, personal growth, and healing. To find out more about who I am, how I work, and if I might be the right therapist for you, consider visiting sanluisobispotherapy.org
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J. Sarah MacEwan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work experientially, approaching whatever is alive for you in the moment, utilizing psychodynamic, somatic/body-oriented, IFS "parts" work, process, and expressive arts therapies.
I am SO glad you found me! There are a million different kinds of therapy, but what truly makes therapy effective is the relationship. Once we feel seen, heard and held without judgement, we naturally began to heal. Do you have anywhere in your life that you get to feel that way? If not, allow me to be that for you.
(831) 888-1750
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work experientially, approaching whatever is alive for you in the moment, utilizing psychodynamic, somatic/body-oriented, IFS "parts" work, process, and expressive arts therapies.
I am SO glad you found me! There are a million different kinds of therapy, but what truly makes therapy effective is the relationship. Once we feel seen, heard and held without judgement, we naturally began to heal. Do you have anywhere in your life that you get to feel that way? If not, allow me to be that for you.
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Alicia M Foronda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
I count with the fortune of a large experience assisting families, where the systemic and psychodynamic perspectives have been valuable in their mental health progress; along with the skills in adult psychotherapy and play-therapy with children.
Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others.
(831) 704-8692
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
I count with the fortune of a large experience assisting families, where the systemic and psychodynamic perspectives have been valuable in their mental health progress; along with the skills in adult psychotherapy and play-therapy with children.
Invest in yourself and your loved ones; therapy is not just a mental health treatment sought when we are suffering from mental distress, or unable to conduct life as wanted. Therapy is also a self discovery process to get a greater and deeper knowledge about ourselves, which will allow to make better choices and become the person that we have wished. Having someone to accompany you in this path, with a professional perspective, non-judgmental listening and accurate interventions, will allow you to cope with painful circumstances, significant life changes / transitions, as well with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and others.
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Chelsey Suttaby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My training includes but is not limited to therapeutic modalities of CBT (and CBT for Psychosis), DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic.
Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality.
(831) 216-0214
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My training includes but is not limited to therapeutic modalities of CBT (and CBT for Psychosis), DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic.
Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality.
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Janet Sims
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Psychodynamic work focuses on not just the reduction of symptoms, but also on fostering the most of an individual's psychological capacities and resources; whether it means more satisfying relationships, tolerating a wider range of emotions or facing life's challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.
The Beginning of Wisdom is Self Awareness." This simple statement is a lifelong process, and central to the work I do as a psychotherapist. Taking the time and space to know ourselves can be exhilarating, but it can be daunting and sometimes terrifying when done alone. Working with another person through the complexities of our lives makes this endeavor richer and much more satisfying. My work with clients is intended to be a shared, collaborative experience.
(408) 759-5174
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Psychodynamic work focuses on not just the reduction of symptoms, but also on fostering the most of an individual's psychological capacities and resources; whether it means more satisfying relationships, tolerating a wider range of emotions or facing life's challenges with greater freedom and flexibility.
The Beginning of Wisdom is Self Awareness." This simple statement is a lifelong process, and central to the work I do as a psychotherapist. Taking the time and space to know ourselves can be exhilarating, but it can be daunting and sometimes terrifying when done alone. Working with another person through the complexities of our lives makes this endeavor richer and much more satisfying. My work with clients is intended to be a shared, collaborative experience.
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Lance Bauscher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MA Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a strength-based psychotherapist committed to the unique process of each client and each therapeutic moment. I work with a balanced approach between a solution-focused, positive psychology and the deeper work of existential, psychodynamic or mindfulness-based interventions. I specialize in life and developmental transitions where symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or triggered trauma increase in intensity and frequency and threaten that which we cherish. But I view the nagging presence and awareness of our problems as proof that we are ready and capable of dealing with them.
(831) 498-9756
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a strength-based psychotherapist committed to the unique process of each client and each therapeutic moment. I work with a balanced approach between a solution-focused, positive psychology and the deeper work of existential, psychodynamic or mindfulness-based interventions. I specialize in life and developmental transitions where symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or triggered trauma increase in intensity and frequency and threaten that which we cherish. But I view the nagging presence and awareness of our problems as proof that we are ready and capable of dealing with them.
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Julie Herzog
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
For example, I utilize brief therapy models, a psychodynamic approach as well as employing play and art therapy techniques.
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.
(831) 219-4109
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
For example, I utilize brief therapy models, a psychodynamic approach as well as employing play and art therapy techniques.
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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Janene Forsyth, LMFT, Telehealth throughout CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I utilize wonderful psychodynamic tools, along with traditional psychotherapy models and interventions.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
(831) 278-4126
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I utilize wonderful psychodynamic tools, along with traditional psychotherapy models and interventions.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer.
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Heather Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Offers online therapy
I use a multi-dimensional approach to fit the needs of each client through the use of various modalities of treatment, including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step! Sometimes we just need a neutral person to talk to and I am honored to be that person for you in your life. I have over 10 years of experience working with various populations; teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents/co-parenting and families. My therapeutic style is warm, supportive and non-judgmental. I am passionate about creating a safe space for all. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My hope is for my clients to feel heard and seen.
(323) 370-0976
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Offers online therapy
I use a multi-dimensional approach to fit the needs of each client through the use of various modalities of treatment, including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step! Sometimes we just need a neutral person to talk to and I am honored to be that person for you in your life. I have over 10 years of experience working with various populations; teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents/co-parenting and families. My therapeutic style is warm, supportive and non-judgmental. I am passionate about creating a safe space for all. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. My hope is for my clients to feel heard and seen.
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Canon J Western
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you miss that special connection you once shared? Relationships can be challenging, especially in this fast paced world, where the rules and roles have changed significantly but our needs and desires for connection have not. I have specialized in couples therapy for over twenty years. I am active in my work, taking a strong leadership role. Let me help you rediscover the relationship you have been longing for with each other. My practice also focuses on working with individuals who wish to have a more satisfying relationship with themselves and their community.
(831) 337-4586
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
Are you tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you miss that special connection you once shared? Relationships can be challenging, especially in this fast paced world, where the rules and roles have changed significantly but our needs and desires for connection have not. I have specialized in couples therapy for over twenty years. I am active in my work, taking a strong leadership role. Let me help you rediscover the relationship you have been longing for with each other. My practice also focuses on working with individuals who wish to have a more satisfying relationship with themselves and their community.
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Stefanie Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and develop deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and our relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
(719) 249-6839
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
You may be seeking out therapy now if you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or feeling disconnected from yourself or others. Things may just feel off. Perhaps past trauma is making life hard today. You've come here hoping things can get better. Healing happens when we befriend ourselves and develop deeper understanding of our experiences in the world and our relationship to that experience. I will support you in exploring your hopes, struggles, fears, and longings that dwell within so you can live the life you want. Whatever the current challenge, I work alongside you to reconnect to yourself and foster healing.
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Frank William Ehrenfried
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MBA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I imagine what brought you here was a deep knowing inside that something in your life isn't right. Perhaps you feel depressed or a lack of meaning and purpose, but don't know what to do to make yourself feel better. I believe that building a meaningful relationship in therapy has the power to heal and transform us from the inside out. I want to support you in resolving your issues quickly and clearly. I offer VIRTUAL sessions via Zoom, telephone and other platforms for clients who are currently needing at distance support.
(415) 880-5571
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I imagine what brought you here was a deep knowing inside that something in your life isn't right. Perhaps you feel depressed or a lack of meaning and purpose, but don't know what to do to make yourself feel better. I believe that building a meaningful relationship in therapy has the power to heal and transform us from the inside out. I want to support you in resolving your issues quickly and clearly. I offer VIRTUAL sessions via Zoom, telephone and other platforms for clients who are currently needing at distance support.
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Sylvie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her and they/them. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
(408) 766-2985
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her and they/them. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for over six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
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Ashleigh R Kramer-Walthall
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My focus is to help adult individuals heal, recover, and feel empowered. I specialize in treatment for those recovering from eating disorders, trauma, depression, addictions, intimacy and attachment disorders, and codependency. It is my philosophy that each one of us has our own wisdom and capacity to heal. I am of the belief that no one is broken, nothing is missing, and people do not need to be fixed. Instead we need to learn the skills to trust ourselves and strengthen our ability to extend compassion inward so that we can recognize that we have been complete within all along.
(831) 208-2624
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
My focus is to help adult individuals heal, recover, and feel empowered. I specialize in treatment for those recovering from eating disorders, trauma, depression, addictions, intimacy and attachment disorders, and codependency. It is my philosophy that each one of us has our own wisdom and capacity to heal. I am of the belief that no one is broken, nothing is missing, and people do not need to be fixed. Instead we need to learn the skills to trust ourselves and strengthen our ability to extend compassion inward so that we can recognize that we have been complete within all along.
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Stephen Otto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Therapy is about change, and I am dedicated to helping you make the change you seek. I provide a compassionate, confidential haven for addressing areas of difficulty and disturbance, for healing past hurt and loss, for mending and deepening relationships, and for helping you live a rich, meaningful life.
(831) 704-5576
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Therapy is about change, and I am dedicated to helping you make the change you seek. I provide a compassionate, confidential haven for addressing areas of difficulty and disturbance, for healing past hurt and loss, for mending and deepening relationships, and for helping you live a rich, meaningful life.
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Maya Lev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
(831) 346-0492
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I believe the most important element for positive change is the relationship between the therapist and client. If the client can truly trust their therapist, he or she can allow themselves to explore, heal, and integrate all aspects of themselves. This leads to a feeling of wholeness and relief from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and other issues. I use intuition and compassion, in addition to my training and education. I care about my clients, and feel honored to witness their efforts to grow and change. Buddhist philosophy informs my overall orientation towards the enduring resilience of the human spirit.
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Lauren Labinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Welcome - I'm so glad you’re here! Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. Sometimes frustrating. A little scary. But you’re here because you’re ready…or you *think* you might be ready, and you need some support to take the next step. Whether you know that you'd like to find an attachment-based therapist, or you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for, it's all ok. I'm here to help.
(831) 777-6659
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Welcome - I'm so glad you’re here! Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. Sometimes frustrating. A little scary. But you’re here because you’re ready…or you *think* you might be ready, and you need some support to take the next step. Whether you know that you'd like to find an attachment-based therapist, or you aren't sure exactly what you're looking for, it's all ok. I'm here to help.
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Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.
(831) 208-3278
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I celebrate clients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as gender identities and sexual orientations, and am kink and nonmonogamy positive. I work within a liberatory, decolonial lens which takes into account not only how our early relational experiences shape us, but how the cultural and economic environments we inhabit influence us as well. If you are coming to therapy as a couple or family I will support you in paying attention to the nonverbal behaviors that may be contributing to painful dynamics of disconnection.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Santa Cruz, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.