Joe Sousa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. I am Joe Sousa, a licensed psychotherapist in the State of CA. I've been providing counseling services in the Santa Cruz area in one form or another since 1993. Here's the issues I work with in therapy: Relationship enhancement, improve communication, sexual intimacy; handling difficulties, such as breakups and divorce; discovering life purpose and build self-esteem; issues relating to school, careers, money, a child or an elderly parent; dealing with powerful emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, and panic; addictive or compulsive behavior, with regard to alcohol, drugs, food, sex and/or porn.
(831) 219-4797
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. I am Joe Sousa, a licensed psychotherapist in the State of CA. I've been providing counseling services in the Santa Cruz area in one form or another since 1993. Here's the issues I work with in therapy: Relationship enhancement, improve communication, sexual intimacy; handling difficulties, such as breakups and divorce; discovering life purpose and build self-esteem; issues relating to school, careers, money, a child or an elderly parent; dealing with powerful emotions, like anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, loss, and panic; addictive or compulsive behavior, with regard to alcohol, drugs, food, sex and/or porn.
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Isa Reser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
(831) 471-5007
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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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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
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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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Annabelle Niebel Drda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work with clients on anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, parenting, self-care, compulsion/addiction issues, identity/sexuality, PTSD, eating disorders, body image issues, self esteem and many other life challenges.
As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities.
(831) 732-4009
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I work with clients on anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, parenting, self-care, compulsion/addiction issues, identity/sexuality, PTSD, eating disorders, body image issues, self esteem and many other life challenges.
As I see it, the primary role of a counselor is to serve as a mirror to help reveal what the client hasn't yet been able to see-especially those patterns of relating to self, others, and the environment that might be causing suffering. At the same time, the counselor is there to reflect, affirm, and strengthen the client's unique gifts and talents.One of the biggest impediments to healing, growth, and creativity is shame. To help clients move through this debilitating emotion, I use a combination of mindfulness, body awareness, and other healing modalities.
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Jennifer Chowaniec
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Looking for a therapist and asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting the therapy process. I believe the core of therapeutic work is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Through my friendly demeanor and approachable disposition, I strive to create a collaborative and supportive environment in which clients look forward to their therapy sessions.
(831) 273-5850
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Looking for a therapist and asking for help can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting the therapy process. I believe the core of therapeutic work is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Through my friendly demeanor and approachable disposition, I strive to create a collaborative and supportive environment in which clients look forward to their therapy sessions.
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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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Sara Granovetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
You've done a lot of work on yourself, but you can't seem to get through that last pain point. You may meditate, do yoga, attend workshops, and self-care, but something is missing. Deep inner resistance, a critical voice in your head, or complex trauma still disrupts your life. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
(628) 240-0926
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
You've done a lot of work on yourself, but you can't seem to get through that last pain point. You may meditate, do yoga, attend workshops, and self-care, but something is missing. Deep inner resistance, a critical voice in your head, or complex trauma still disrupts your life. You're not certain who you are anymore, and you are questioning your path, your relationships, or maybe your day-to-day grind. Lately, you've been doubting your self-worth and contribution. Or maybe a little voice has always been there, disparaging what you do, what you say, and who you are. You are tired of feeling muzzled, muted, and half-alive.
Sydney Woodward
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complex. Part of us wants to make a change in our life, while another part holds on tightly to the way things are. We have parts that are harsh and critical, parts that are kind and gentle. Mature parts that show up like a boss, and childlike parts that just want someone else to take care of things for once. If you’re feeling pulled in multiple directions by different parts of yourself, and having trouble figuring out how to fit all the pieces together, I’d love to be the therapist to support you on that journey.
(415) 859-1616
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Human beings are complex. Part of us wants to make a change in our life, while another part holds on tightly to the way things are. We have parts that are harsh and critical, parts that are kind and gentle. Mature parts that show up like a boss, and childlike parts that just want someone else to take care of things for once. If you’re feeling pulled in multiple directions by different parts of yourself, and having trouble figuring out how to fit all the pieces together, I’d love to be the therapist to support you on that journey.
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Andrea L Rossi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Issues include: Trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, stress management , relationships, parenting issues, self esteem/self worth, life meaning and direction.
Embarking on the journey of psychotherapy is a courageous and empowering act. My intention is to assist you in recognizing, respecting, and building on your strengths, and improving your capacity for self regulation. Through this partnership, I will assist you in bringing unconscious faulty core beliefs to the light of mindful awareness, engaging your wisdom and compassion. I will work with you collaboratively to address and navigate through your pain, your perceived limitations and stuck places, which are your growing edges. This demanding and enlivening work can improve your quality of life, and expand your capacity for joy and happiness.
(831) 777-4032
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Issues include: Trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, stress management , relationships, parenting issues, self esteem/self worth, life meaning and direction.
Embarking on the journey of psychotherapy is a courageous and empowering act. My intention is to assist you in recognizing, respecting, and building on your strengths, and improving your capacity for self regulation. Through this partnership, I will assist you in bringing unconscious faulty core beliefs to the light of mindful awareness, engaging your wisdom and compassion. I will work with you collaboratively to address and navigate through your pain, your perceived limitations and stuck places, which are your growing edges. This demanding and enlivening work can improve your quality of life, and expand your capacity for joy and happiness.
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Jessica R Nichols
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Feeling overwhelmed, scared, alone, isolated? Unable to express or tolerate your emotions? Therapy can help you take back control of your life, improve your relationships, and manage your moods. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with a new life challenge or a recurrent issue, I believe that therapy can help relieve your symptoms and live a stable and balanced life. I work with adults and adolescents struggling w/ a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and substance use disorders. I offer a supportive, safe and non-judgmental place to explore, understand and resolve issues.
(831) 268-6772
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Feeling overwhelmed, scared, alone, isolated? Unable to express or tolerate your emotions? Therapy can help you take back control of your life, improve your relationships, and manage your moods. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with a new life challenge or a recurrent issue, I believe that therapy can help relieve your symptoms and live a stable and balanced life. I work with adults and adolescents struggling w/ a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, and substance use disorders. I offer a supportive, safe and non-judgmental place to explore, understand and resolve issues.
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Jolene Odile Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. My name is Jolene Jensen. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession, serving a diverse range of clients. I am open to many issues, though have a particular passion and knowledge base with the following: those trying to come into their sexual/gender identity, self esteem, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship discord, infertility, life transitions and trauma. I believe it's essential to work cognitively and somatically in order to instill change. My vehicle for transformation includes a non-judgmental, genuine, compassionate guidance.
(831) 661-8920
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi. My name is Jolene Jensen. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health profession, serving a diverse range of clients. I am open to many issues, though have a particular passion and knowledge base with the following: those trying to come into their sexual/gender identity, self esteem, parenting, depression, anxiety, relationship discord, infertility, life transitions and trauma. I believe it's essential to work cognitively and somatically in order to instill change. My vehicle for transformation includes a non-judgmental, genuine, compassionate guidance.
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Ryan Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are mental health struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are mental health struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
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Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I love supporting folks who want to work through issues of trauma, sexuality, relationships (past or present), communication, immigration, chronic health, perfectionism, self esteem, and athletic performance. I often utilize Jungian shadow and dream work as we look at the aspects of self that are kept hidden. I find this to be particularly nourishing for deep shyness, trauma, and those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). As an LGBTQIA+ allied clinician, I am kink/poly friendly and feel passionate about helping people thrive in their preferred lifestyle.
(949) 749-7169
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I love supporting folks who want to work through issues of trauma, sexuality, relationships (past or present), communication, immigration, chronic health, perfectionism, self esteem, and athletic performance. I often utilize Jungian shadow and dream work as we look at the aspects of self that are kept hidden. I find this to be particularly nourishing for deep shyness, trauma, and those who identify as Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs). As an LGBTQIA+ allied clinician, I am kink/poly friendly and feel passionate about helping people thrive in their preferred lifestyle.
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Linda Bloombecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
My ideal client is motivated to be honest, courageous in exploring themselves, and committed to the therapeutic goals we set together.
(831) 667-5322
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
My ideal client is motivated to be honest, courageous in exploring themselves, and committed to the therapeutic goals we set together.
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Ali Palisca
MA, AMFT
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
(831) 302-6576
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I have a particular affinity towards work with multiracial and multicultural couples and the intersectional work of power and privilege as it plays out in relationships. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
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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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Tina M Clifford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I see my role in therapy as the person who carries your map as we walk together. You already hold the answers; through therapy, we have the opportunity to uncover them together. My style is client-centered and humanistic. I will do my best to meet you where you are and we will work from there toward where it is you'd like to be. I will work with you in a way that acknowledges and builds upon your strengths and potential. I'll strive to create an environment of mutual trust, respect and collaboration.
(831) 296-5553
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I see my role in therapy as the person who carries your map as we walk together. You already hold the answers; through therapy, we have the opportunity to uncover them together. My style is client-centered and humanistic. I will do my best to meet you where you are and we will work from there toward where it is you'd like to be. I will work with you in a way that acknowledges and builds upon your strengths and potential. I'll strive to create an environment of mutual trust, respect and collaboration.
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Catherine Marcotte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward.
(831) 274-7365
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward.
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Bethany Kientzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years. I am particularly interested in working with women regarding issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, overwhelm, boundaries, confidence, confusion, anger, guilt, grief, self-esteem, personal growth, change, family, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, adoption, and parenting.
(831) 429-6399
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I have worked in the fields of early childhood education, human development, and counseling psychology combined for over 35 years. I am particularly interested in working with women regarding issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, overwhelm, boundaries, confidence, confusion, anger, guilt, grief, self-esteem, personal growth, change, family, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, adoption, and parenting.
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Amy Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I help clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction. I with use my knowledge and experience combined with empathy and compassion to support your therapeutic journey. I want to help you better understand yourself, develop coping skills for improved daily living and healthier relationships, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace. I may use EMDR to help alleviate distress and blocking beliefs (conscious or subconscious). I use holistic techniques and client-centered therapy to support you in finding self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance, all of which are keys to the growth and healing process.
(831) 607-1957 x588
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I help clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction. I with use my knowledge and experience combined with empathy and compassion to support your therapeutic journey. I want to help you better understand yourself, develop coping skills for improved daily living and healthier relationships, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace. I may use EMDR to help alleviate distress and blocking beliefs (conscious or subconscious). I use holistic techniques and client-centered therapy to support you in finding self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance, all of which are keys to the growth and healing process.

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