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.
Sandplay
(831) 269-5023
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
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.
Psychologist, PhD, REAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
Sandplay
(831) 818-4569
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
Psychotherapy is an art and science providing individuals with an opportunity to heal and grow. In a confidential and caring environment I support individuals to face painful aspects of their lives, access their inner resources, and begin taking new and healthy steps into their futures. It is natural and necessary to grow and change throughout life. Individuals are called by life circumstances, relationships with others, or by an internal restlessness to relinquish old ways and to develop new abilities. In our work together, clients and I identify steps toward creating the future they want to live.
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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.
Sandplay
(831) 240-4097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
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.
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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.
Sandplay
(831) 508-3081
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sandplay
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
Sandplay
(831) 920-3683
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sandplay
Entering into the right therapeutic relationship is the first step toward healing and change. Working collaboratively we will explore the origins of any problems or pain you have be struggling with, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for you. As mental and emotional material is explored, the ability to experience greater freedom and enjoyment in your relationships, work, and family life will become more readily accessible and tangible in daily life.
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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.
Sandplay
(831) 920-0791
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
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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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.
Sandplay
(831) 278-4714
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Sandplay
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.
Sandplay
(831) 900-4916
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
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.
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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.
Sandplay
(831) 244-3712
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT, NCC, LPCC Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Maybe it's time to get the support and compassionate care you want, need and deserve! Feeling anxious, depressed or dealing with loss, grief, trauma or transition? Perhaps you've just been feeling a little down or disconnected from yourself or a primary relationship. Are you wanting to heal on deeper levels?
Sandplay
(831) 275-0914
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sandplay
Maybe it's time to get the support and compassionate care you want, need and deserve! Feeling anxious, depressed or dealing with loss, grief, trauma or transition? Perhaps you've just been feeling a little down or disconnected from yourself or a primary relationship. Are you wanting to heal on deeper levels?
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Would you like to feel whole, empowered, joyful and at ease with life? Whether you're going through a transition in your life, having relationship problems, dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or looking for a deeper purpose in life, I would be honored to assist you towards well being. I will hold a sacred space for your wounds/pain to be seen, held, listened, accepted and transformed into your light and strength. I will teach you how to listen and trust your innate wisdom and guidance, I will offer lots of tools for you to become empowered, resourceful and free to consciously create the life you choose.
Sandplay
(831) 610-7015
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sandplay
Would you like to feel whole, empowered, joyful and at ease with life? Whether you're going through a transition in your life, having relationship problems, dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma or looking for a deeper purpose in life, I would be honored to assist you towards well being. I will hold a sacred space for your wounds/pain to be seen, held, listened, accepted and transformed into your light and strength. I will teach you how to listen and trust your innate wisdom and guidance, I will offer lots of tools for you to become empowered, resourceful and free to consciously create the life you choose.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in using the art process to assist people with a variety of life's issues, including relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, major life transitions, divorce, and parenting.
Sandplay
(831) 531-2207
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
I specialize in using the art process to assist people with a variety of life's issues, including relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, major life transitions, divorce, and parenting.
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Psychologist, PhD, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
For over 20 years, I've successfully treated those suffering with the pain and frustration of depression, anxiety, separation/loss, relationship issues, creative blocks, and life transitions (several of these overlap!). I earned my doctorate at UC Berkeley, and, in addition to my psychotherapy practice, taught clinical psychology at UCSC for many yrs. Psychologists are ethically required to use demonstrated treatments for clients' backgrounds and life difficulties. I'm fortunate to have trained in many effective therapeutic methods, tailored to each client's needs and personality. I'm available locally and via video/phone sessions.
Sandplay
(831) 359-4793
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
For over 20 years, I've successfully treated those suffering with the pain and frustration of depression, anxiety, separation/loss, relationship issues, creative blocks, and life transitions (several of these overlap!). I earned my doctorate at UC Berkeley, and, in addition to my psychotherapy practice, taught clinical psychology at UCSC for many yrs. Psychologists are ethically required to use demonstrated treatments for clients' backgrounds and life difficulties. I'm fortunate to have trained in many effective therapeutic methods, tailored to each client's needs and personality. I'm available locally and via video/phone sessions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Trinity holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has taught Child Development at the College Level and specializes in the following areas: individual & couples counseling, children & adolescents (0-18 years of age) and family counseling, trauma, abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) recovery (also EMDR trained), attachment challenges, drug & alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, establishing healthy boundaries, life transitions.
Sandplay
(831) 346-1627
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
Trinity holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has taught Child Development at the College Level and specializes in the following areas: individual & couples counseling, children & adolescents (0-18 years of age) and family counseling, trauma, abuse (sexual, physical and emotional) recovery (also EMDR trained), attachment challenges, drug & alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, establishing healthy boundaries, life transitions.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
For many of us life brings about unexpected changes and loss. In the midst of change we often find ourselves struggling to sleep, eat or make the healthy choices we wish we would. We may find ourselves shutting down, numbing out or we keep busy, never slowing down. We try everything within our strength to ignore, run from or avoid our pain. What would happen if we stopped, found a safe person, in a safe space to turn and face our pain and begin to heal?
Sandplay
(669) 221-8632
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
For many of us life brings about unexpected changes and loss. In the midst of change we often find ourselves struggling to sleep, eat or make the healthy choices we wish we would. We may find ourselves shutting down, numbing out or we keep busy, never slowing down. We try everything within our strength to ignore, run from or avoid our pain. What would happen if we stopped, found a safe person, in a safe space to turn and face our pain and begin to heal?
Photo of Zoe Raine-Mustain, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
Sandplay
(831) 726-0097
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
I believe in the capacity for people to make incredible change and growth in their lives. But it isn't easy! Regardless of the particular challenge you may be facing, with the right support, you can experience happiness and fulfillment in your life on a daily basis. I have worked in the helping profession for twelve years, and have helped hundreds of people make changes they didn't even know were possible. I love to help my clients, and hope to have the opportunity to help you!
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
Sandplay
(925) 259-3996
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
I specialize in working with folks who suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am nonjudgemental, down to Earth, kind-hearted, and supportive. Do you worry so much it feels inescapable? Does Life feel overwhelming and unbearable and you just want to give up? Have you survived something awful and need help healing and moving on? Does the past haunt you and block you from success and healthy relationships? Do you feel frustrated with yourself and want to change your patterns? Are you going through back to back crises and just need help surviving and navigating through the stress and uncertainty?
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Congratulations on taking the first, often overwhelming, step in finding a therapist. I work with people who come to seek resolve from a part of life that isn't working for them. I encourage a collaborative model of engaging in exploration of what isn't working, and in developing constructive solutions that match the unique qualities and life circumstances of each person.
Sandplay
(831) 250-0707
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sandplay
Congratulations on taking the first, often overwhelming, step in finding a therapist. I work with people who come to seek resolve from a part of life that isn't working for them. I encourage a collaborative model of engaging in exploration of what isn't working, and in developing constructive solutions that match the unique qualities and life circumstances of each person.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAEd Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My commitment to all my clients is to provide empathy, compassion, and curiosity in order to support authentic expression of feelings and needs. The path towards authentic expression is unique to the individual depending on their background, their experience with therapy and their specific therapeutic goals and so I offer various therapeutic interventions to support authentic self expression and healing. I value both the exploration of one's past as well as here and now functioning through mindfulness practice. Using a holistic approach and focusing on the client's strengths and insights, the journey towards wholeness begins.
Sandplay
(831) 665-6770
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
My commitment to all my clients is to provide empathy, compassion, and curiosity in order to support authentic expression of feelings and needs. The path towards authentic expression is unique to the individual depending on their background, their experience with therapy and their specific therapeutic goals and so I offer various therapeutic interventions to support authentic self expression and healing. I value both the exploration of one's past as well as here and now functioning through mindfulness practice. Using a holistic approach and focusing on the client's strengths and insights, the journey towards wholeness begins.
Photo of Isa Reser, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe therapy is the development of a safe and trusting relationship between the facilitator and the participant. Therapy can be hard work and getting started can be scary, however making art, using play or being in nature can ease this process. As your therapist I will encourage you to use your creative imagination as a vehicle to understanding your inner turmoil, psychic pain or stagnancy. Along the way we will be implementing these effective tools in cultivating a more fulfilling life experience.
Sandplay
(831) 471-5007
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sandplay
I believe therapy is the development of a safe and trusting relationship between the facilitator and the participant. Therapy can be hard work and getting started can be scary, however making art, using play or being in nature can ease this process. As your therapist I will encourage you to use your creative imagination as a vehicle to understanding your inner turmoil, psychic pain or stagnancy. Along the way we will be implementing these effective tools in cultivating a more fulfilling life experience.

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Sandplay Therapists
Sandplay therapy in Santa Cruz establishes a safe and protected space, where the complexities of the client's inner world can be explored. Often young children, clients place miniature figurines in a small sandbox to express confusing feelings and inner experiences. This creates a visual representation of the client's thoughts and feelings and can reveal unconscious concerns that are inaccessible. The therapist does not interpret, interfere with, or direct the client's sand play but maintains an attitude of receptivity and acceptance, so the client can bring unconscious material into consciousness without censure. If you're looking for a Santa Cruz sandplay Therapist, or sand play Therapists for sand therapy.

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.