River Ornellas

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(831) 291-3074

River Ornellas

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

They/Them/Theirs

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 291-3074
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon My services remain available during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions as I can offer teletherapy via video or phone sessions.

About

Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender or sexuality in an affirming space, finding the right resources, developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, or healing from past emotional wounds, I am here to help.
With my warm, empathetic approach, I prioritize listening to and attending to the needs of your whole self-including your body, spirit, and mind with the goal of restoring a deeper connection to yourself. My integrated approach is tailored to your needs, as I draw from many modalities including mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, and body-based models.
Call or email me to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation. I also offer the service of consultation for gender affirming care for other clinicians.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $180 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: California / 129842
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: California Institute of Integral Studies / MA Counseling Psychology

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
"River is a truly amazing human being. River's warm, authentic and compassionate presence would be a gift to anyone seeking support in their life. "

Location

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 291-3074
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Transgender
  • LGBTQ+
  • Grief
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Gender-Expansive/Gender Questioning
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Gender Affirming
  • Integrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 9 Jun 2022
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River Ornellas

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT