Breann Sampson
RN Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I support my clients in becoming more attuned to their inner landscape through somatic mindfulness, allowing them to become more embodied and connected to themselves to support them in stepping more boldly into their sovereignty and power. Together my clients and I explore their bodies wisdom when navigating challenge in their personal, relational, and sexual lives. We dive into areas where they feel stuck, stagnant and numb. In every area of our lives we first need a foundation of safety and connection to our own bodies innate intelligence in order to allow our true nature to shine freely. Time to rise to your greatness!
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I support my clients in becoming more attuned to their inner landscape through somatic mindfulness, allowing them to become more embodied and connected to themselves to support them in stepping more boldly into their sovereignty and power. Together my clients and I explore their bodies wisdom when navigating challenge in their personal, relational, and sexual lives. We dive into areas where they feel stuck, stagnant and numb. In every area of our lives we first need a foundation of safety and connection to our own bodies innate intelligence in order to allow our true nature to shine freely. Time to rise to your greatness!
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Micheen Levee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy using my training in Art Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Relational Gestalt and Solution-Focused Therapy to help clients in their healing process.
Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world.
(831) 667-5966
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy using my training in Art Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Relational Gestalt and Solution-Focused Therapy to help clients in their healing process.
Sometimes in an effort to manage painful experiences in life, we end up getting stuck in roles and patterns that do not serve us. Sometimes we don't know where to start, but we know we want something else. I will listen with curiosity and compassion and offer support in your journey to understand what serves you now. I can help with anxiety, depression, history of abuse, lack of motivation and self-destructive habits among other issues. I have a strong interest in healing the effects of trauma so clients can increase their sense of empowerment in the world.
Dani B Hope
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I use a relational style, that focuses on following your during our sessions, creating a compassionate and empathetic environment for you.
I am not accepting new individuals at this time. I am accepting couples for therapy. A relationship is the most difficult act to maintain. I am comfortable with alternative types of relationships, as well as all people on the gender spectrum. We would be able to learn how to communicate in a way that brings you together and develops connection. I create a safe place for you to explore what you are feeling and experiencing.
(831) 777-4189
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I use a relational style, that focuses on following your during our sessions, creating a compassionate and empathetic environment for you.
I am not accepting new individuals at this time. I am accepting couples for therapy. A relationship is the most difficult act to maintain. I am comfortable with alternative types of relationships, as well as all people on the gender spectrum. We would be able to learn how to communicate in a way that brings you together and develops connection. I create a safe place for you to explore what you are feeling and experiencing.
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Lauren Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You are uncomfortable - Something is bothering you. You need resolution about an issue, event, experience or relationship. I work in a collaborative/relational model with people who have had experiences that they have not fully integrated yet. I use talk therapy, imagery, metaphor, hypnosis, EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Sensorimotor. Often clients report being disinterested in a formerly distressing topic after treatment. I'm comfortable working many types of issues including trauma, PTSD, ACA, sexual abuse, panic attacks or phobias, anxiety or depression, losses or relationship breakups, people with mysterious physical ailments.
(831) 824-4945
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
You are uncomfortable - Something is bothering you. You need resolution about an issue, event, experience or relationship. I work in a collaborative/relational model with people who have had experiences that they have not fully integrated yet. I use talk therapy, imagery, metaphor, hypnosis, EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Sensorimotor. Often clients report being disinterested in a formerly distressing topic after treatment. I'm comfortable working many types of issues including trauma, PTSD, ACA, sexual abuse, panic attacks or phobias, anxiety or depression, losses or relationship breakups, people with mysterious physical ailments.
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Hannah Joy Tamezoujt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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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Alicia M Foronda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
Specialized in treating children, teenagers and adults with history of severe trauma and abuse, as well with the usual relational family problems.
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
Specialized in treating children, teenagers and adults with history of severe trauma and abuse, as well with the usual relational family problems.
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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Sandy Skezas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
As an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA, I utilize dialogue, parts work, mindfulness, and visualization when working with clients. I invite you to learn your internal landscape, meet your parts, understand your growing edges and communicate mindfully. I trust implicitly that you are moving toward wholeness and well-being as your core essence guides us in the work. All work is relational--with Self or others--though it is in external relationships where our most vulnerable and deepest issues/needs surface.
(831) 400-3202
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
As an Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA, I utilize dialogue, parts work, mindfulness, and visualization when working with clients. I invite you to learn your internal landscape, meet your parts, understand your growing edges and communicate mindfully. I trust implicitly that you are moving toward wholeness and well-being as your core essence guides us in the work. All work is relational--with Self or others--though it is in external relationships where our most vulnerable and deepest issues/needs surface.
Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Change and growth are hard but regressive change is ultimately harder. My approach to change is integrative: mind, body, spirit, social. My decades of experience enable me to bring objectivity, knowledge, and compassion to our task of uncovering your truth and your path to individual and relational health. As a psychology professor I stay current with new research. I use a diverse set of tools to help you achieve your goals: IFS, CBT, EMDR, trauma-informed therapy, and Neurofeedback. I am a communications expert who uses powerful tools to implement research-backed processes to help your relationships thrive.
(831) 337-4228
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Change and growth are hard but regressive change is ultimately harder. My approach to change is integrative: mind, body, spirit, social. My decades of experience enable me to bring objectivity, knowledge, and compassion to our task of uncovering your truth and your path to individual and relational health. As a psychology professor I stay current with new research. I use a diverse set of tools to help you achieve your goals: IFS, CBT, EMDR, trauma-informed therapy, and Neurofeedback. I am a communications expert who uses powerful tools to implement research-backed processes to help your relationships thrive.
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Pamarie Pedjoe Mft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am currently accepting new clients. You deserve the opportunity to reach your full potential. You may feel held back by tough times, or life's wounds. My goal is to provide unconditional acceptance and support, so you can go to your most vulnerable places and transform them into powerful strengths. YOU have the capacity to heal emotional pain. I will work with you in a way that feels emotionally safe and at your own pace. My style is warm and relational, and I enjoy approaching the therapeutic process using creative methods such as expressive arts.
(408) 583-6842
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am currently accepting new clients. You deserve the opportunity to reach your full potential. You may feel held back by tough times, or life's wounds. My goal is to provide unconditional acceptance and support, so you can go to your most vulnerable places and transform them into powerful strengths. YOU have the capacity to heal emotional pain. I will work with you in a way that feels emotionally safe and at your own pace. My style is warm and relational, and I enjoy approaching the therapeutic process using creative methods such as expressive arts.
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Alison Hunter Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Offers online therapy
My focus is in working with couples in premarital, marital, polyamorous and other relational configurations.
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
(831) 621-5240
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Offers online therapy
My focus is in working with couples in premarital, marital, polyamorous and other relational configurations.
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
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Karen Ouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP, NARM Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist with specialized training in Somatic Experiencing and the Neuro-Affective Relational Model. You may feel as though you don't know who you are any more, that life has become burdensome, or maybe you have the sense that you were never really your authentic self to begin with. Perhaps you experience physiological and behavioral symptoms such as addiction, overwhelm, and isolation. This loss of connection to self/other is indicative of trauma. I can help you.
(831) 216-5398
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist with specialized training in Somatic Experiencing and the Neuro-Affective Relational Model. You may feel as though you don't know who you are any more, that life has become burdensome, or maybe you have the sense that you were never really your authentic self to begin with. Perhaps you experience physiological and behavioral symptoms such as addiction, overwhelm, and isolation. This loss of connection to self/other is indicative of trauma. I can help you.
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Lori Galperin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Lori Galperin, MSW has been a therapist, program founder, clinical director, teacher and writer for 27+ years. She is highly skilled in multiple types of therapeutic treatment. Her areas of specialization focus in the following areas: 1) Working with individuals and couples around issues of intimacy, relational and attachment problems, sexual dysfunction, trauma and compulsivity, and 2) Eating disorders recovery, including from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating; and 3) Clinical writing, focused on the "recovery" process from addictive behaviors and mental health problems to a state of vital aliveness, meaningfulness, and relatedness.
(831) 585-1052
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Lori Galperin, MSW has been a therapist, program founder, clinical director, teacher and writer for 27+ years. She is highly skilled in multiple types of therapeutic treatment. Her areas of specialization focus in the following areas: 1) Working with individuals and couples around issues of intimacy, relational and attachment problems, sexual dysfunction, trauma and compulsivity, and 2) Eating disorders recovery, including from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating; and 3) Clinical writing, focused on the "recovery" process from addictive behaviors and mental health problems to a state of vital aliveness, meaningfulness, and relatedness.
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Victoria Eagle
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I am the owner of Santa Cruz Child Therapy, a practice specializing in helping children, adolescents and parents overcome traumatic stress, relational issues, attachment trauma, and behavioral concerns. When your child is behaving in a way that is unusual or concerning, it can feel extremely distressing as a parent. Young people often display behavioral concerns that do not necessarily match the underlying feeling or root cause, making things feel even more confusing. It is my goal to work collaboratively with you to understand your child fully and utilize inherent strengths within your relationship to attend to both of your needs.
(831) 273-2975
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I am the owner of Santa Cruz Child Therapy, a practice specializing in helping children, adolescents and parents overcome traumatic stress, relational issues, attachment trauma, and behavioral concerns. When your child is behaving in a way that is unusual or concerning, it can feel extremely distressing as a parent. Young people often display behavioral concerns that do not necessarily match the underlying feeling or root cause, making things feel even more confusing. It is my goal to work collaboratively with you to understand your child fully and utilize inherent strengths within your relationship to attend to both of your needs.
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Aimee Pomerleau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
While holistic in my approach, my primary therapeutic modes are relational and somatic (mind and body unified).
Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply.
(831) 854-7567
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
While holistic in my approach, my primary therapeutic modes are relational and somatic (mind and body unified).
Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply.
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Jenna E Wolfson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
The work you and I will do together is focused on your goals and needs and capitalizes on your strengths. My assessment process takes into account the biological, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural aspects of your life. Once that assessment is completed, you and I will explore the issues and needs that you are trying to manage by utilizing a "motivational interviewing" approach. We then work to discover the maladaptive behaviors and coping mechanisms; and explore healthy, productive, and strengths-based strategies for getting these needs met.
(805) 429-6264
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
The work you and I will do together is focused on your goals and needs and capitalizes on your strengths. My assessment process takes into account the biological, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural aspects of your life. Once that assessment is completed, you and I will explore the issues and needs that you are trying to manage by utilizing a "motivational interviewing" approach. We then work to discover the maladaptive behaviors and coping mechanisms; and explore healthy, productive, and strengths-based strategies for getting these needs met.
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Katie Giannini
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Life can be overcome by stress easily, and for some of us that stress becomes unbearable. Thoughts and feelings become overwhelming, leaving life feeling out of control and chaotic. In my work, I bring a wealth of curiosity and compassion to exploring a person's inner world of thoughts and feelings. Through this exploration, clients find deep internal healing and develop meaningful satisfaction in their work, relationships, and most of all within themselves. I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, which has given me a means to help people reach their goals and create the life they long for.
(831) 264-1862
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Life can be overcome by stress easily, and for some of us that stress becomes unbearable. Thoughts and feelings become overwhelming, leaving life feeling out of control and chaotic. In my work, I bring a wealth of curiosity and compassion to exploring a person's inner world of thoughts and feelings. Through this exploration, clients find deep internal healing and develop meaningful satisfaction in their work, relationships, and most of all within themselves. I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, which has given me a means to help people reach their goals and create the life they long for.
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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! So...you're thinking about speaking with a therapist, or suggesting therapy to someone you care about - or maybe you're not sure how you should be feeling. Wherever you may be in the process, I'm here to support you. One of the most daunting journeys we face is discovering who we are, what we need, what we want, what we deserve - and how to get there. Change is never easy, but it's always possible. I can help.
(831) 777-6659
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here! So...you're thinking about speaking with a therapist, or suggesting therapy to someone you care about - or maybe you're not sure how you should be feeling. Wherever you may be in the process, I'm here to support you. One of the most daunting journeys we face is discovering who we are, what we need, what we want, what we deserve - and how to get there. Change is never easy, but it's always possible. I can help.
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Manasa Grossman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Life can feel hard sometimes. You may be feeling stuck; struggling in your relationships or work, drowning in hopelessness, exhausted by the relentlessness of your thoughts or behaviors, overwhelmed by your worries, consumed by sadness or plagued by low self-esteem or poor body image. You know you can’t keep living this way. You want to have thriving relationships, confidence, joy and an ease to your days. You have the innate wisdom and knowing that will guide you towards healing, as I walk alongside you on this journey of self-exploration and empowerment. You have the potential to be whole, healthy and happy.
(707) 306-8193
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Life can feel hard sometimes. You may be feeling stuck; struggling in your relationships or work, drowning in hopelessness, exhausted by the relentlessness of your thoughts or behaviors, overwhelmed by your worries, consumed by sadness or plagued by low self-esteem or poor body image. You know you can’t keep living this way. You want to have thriving relationships, confidence, joy and an ease to your days. You have the innate wisdom and knowing that will guide you towards healing, as I walk alongside you on this journey of self-exploration and empowerment. You have the potential to be whole, healthy and happy.
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Cherie Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
(831) 272-0590
Verified

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Has life taken an unexpected turn? Are you faced with difficult life changes? You may feel unprepared for the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, and you may find that your ability to cope is greatly challenged. You may have decisions to make in the midst of it all and feel confused, overwhelmed, and alone. I would be honored to support you through this difficult time and to help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings; access your inner wisdom; find clarity; and feel better.
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Lisa Blevins
Psychologist, PhD, CHT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can work together to improve your experience of life! I see therapy as one way to prioritize yourself, try something different, and take a risk to address patterns that have not been working for you. My belief is that when you find someone with whom you can trust and who sincerely cares about you, you can then take the steps necessary to create the life you really want. I hope to be that person for you.
(408) 675-0943
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Not accepting new clients
I look forward to meeting you and discovering how we can work together to improve your experience of life! I see therapy as one way to prioritize yourself, try something different, and take a risk to address patterns that have not been working for you. My belief is that when you find someone with whom you can trust and who sincerely cares about you, you can then take the steps necessary to create the life you really want. I hope to be that person for you.

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Relational Therapists
If you're looking for Relational Therapy in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz Relational therapist these professionals provide relational therapy and relational psychotherapy. They include Relational therapists, Relational psychologists, Relational psychotherapists and Relational counselors.

Relational life therapy in Santa Cruz offers strategies to combat marital dysfunction and restore harmony in relationships. Couples--those recovering from affairs, traumatic events, or a lull in passion--can find RLT helpful. To repair discord, the therapist identifies the main conflict upsetting the couples' emotional intimacy. Once the partners see how they both contribute to the problem, the therapist teaches them skills to improve the ways they relate to each other. Couples may see a change in their relationship within three to six months.