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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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"My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client."
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"I offer therapy, guidance, and inspiration for individuals seeking to live more authentic and empowered lives. My clients may look good on paper, but still wonder: "Am I enough?" For all of you grappling with ambient anxiety, finding yourselves sleepwalking on the internet, unable to fully occupy your bodies or lives, I promise: There is more. Through deep mindfulness, attention to the unconscious, work with the body (that reveals the unsaid), hypnosis, and psychoanalysis, you will land inside of yourself, at the root of your questions. From here, there is a lighted pathway, which we can walk together. "
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Self Esteem
"I offer therapy, guidance, and inspiration for individuals seeking to live more authentic and empowered lives. My clients may look good on paper, but still wonder: "Am I enough?" For all of you grappling with ambient anxiety, finding yourselves sleepwalking on the internet, unable to fully occupy your bodies or lives, I promise: There is more. Through deep mindfulness, attention to the unconscious, work with the body (that reveals the unsaid), hypnosis, and psychoanalysis, you will land inside of yourself, at the root of your questions. From here, there is a lighted pathway, which we can walk together. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
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Self Esteem
"Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing."
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"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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Self Esteem
"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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Santa Cruz, California 95065
"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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(831) 566-3495
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Santa Cruz, California 95065
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Self Esteem
"I'm offering ONLY VIRTUAL sessions at this time. Now is a time many people need someone to talk to about their anxiety, stress, and relationships. I have supported many couples post affairs, helped marriages get more connected, and supported families through difficult transitions. This time of crisis is both a challenge and an opportunity to be in our relationships. I offer a practical approach that helps people get perspective on their challenges, get honest with themselves, and build more connection in their relationships."
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"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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(831) 219-4109
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"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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Santa Cruz, California 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. "
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(831) 610-7015
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Self Esteem
"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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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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(831) 621-5246
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Self Esteem
"Welcome! My approach to therapy is an eclectic and collaborative approach that will meet your individual needs. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I will value your perspective and work collaboratively with you while providing support and guidance in achieving your goals. Together we can create a therapeutic relationship that offers self-awareness, acceptance, insight, resources, and the integration of past and present experiences. Such integration can provide you with a sense of mastery and confidence that will help you regulate your emotional and cognitive responses in your everyday life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"*I currently have openings for online sessions* To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether."
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(831) 265-3285
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Self Esteem
"*I currently have openings for online sessions* To everyone around you, it looks like you've "got it together." But deep inside, you feel like an impostor. Even though your life looks great on the surface, you feel chronically anxious, as if it could all fall apart at any moment. You'd like to be more authentic, but you worry about what would happen if other people knew the "real" you. Sometimes, you wonder if you've spent so much time faking it that you've lost sight of your true self altogether."
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"Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or why your relationships aren't what you want them to be? Why does a part of you want to do one thing, yet another part wants to do something completely different? There are reasons behind everything we do, even when we're not aware of them. I can help you explore behaviors, and the feelings behind them, that affect your life and your relationships. Through a process called "Internal Family Systems," you can learn to understand and value yourself in ways you never thought possible."
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(408) 816-1131
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Self Esteem
"Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Or why your relationships aren't what you want them to be? Why does a part of you want to do one thing, yet another part wants to do something completely different? There are reasons behind everything we do, even when we're not aware of them. I can help you explore behaviors, and the feelings behind them, that affect your life and your relationships. Through a process called "Internal Family Systems," you can learn to understand and value yourself in ways you never thought possible."
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"My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse."
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(408) 320-0201
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Self Esteem
"My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse."
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"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescence, individual adults, couples and groups. The issues that I have experience working with include: anxiety, depression, codependency, low self- esteem, relational issues, grief, social skill building, marital/divorce/relationship issues, women's issues, racial/ethnic concerns, meaning of life, life transitions, eco-related issues and health & life couching."
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(831) 704-9603
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Self Esteem
"I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescence, individual adults, couples and groups. The issues that I have experience working with include: anxiety, depression, codependency, low self- esteem, relational issues, grief, social skill building, marital/divorce/relationship issues, women's issues, racial/ethnic concerns, meaning of life, life transitions, eco-related issues and health & life couching."
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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(209) 251-6859
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Santa Cruz, California 95061
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Self Esteem
"​I provide experiential sex & intimacy coaching, as well as group facilitation, to help get you out of your head and into your body, to explore what connects you to your pleasure and allows you to step into your power."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My passion and skill set is in creating environments for you to gain greater insight into your strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy and healing in your life. Whatever the life challenge that brings you to therapy, you'll find that I create a supportive and accepting space. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and believe that these moments are opportunities for deeper insight and growth."
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(831) 704-5419
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Self Esteem
"My passion and skill set is in creating environments for you to gain greater insight into your strengths, gifts, and those places that contribute to blocking the ability to find joy and healing in your life. Whatever the life challenge that brings you to therapy, you'll find that I create a supportive and accepting space. I am curious, compassionate, appreciate laughter, tears and understand that we all suffer from time to time and believe that these moments are opportunities for deeper insight and growth."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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(831) 234-6043
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Self Esteem
"Telehealth Sessions are now available! These are strange times. Finding the right therapist can be challenging. Finding some one you can feel comfortable with and who has the skills and experience you need. In my 15+ years in this field, I have worked with many common issues: life transitions, anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, marriage and relationship difficulties and more. Years of study of a variety of therapeutic methods form my background and my thinking. In addition to my training, I bring creativity, honesty and humor to this hard and rewarding work. "
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"I know that it takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and ask for help. I am here to support you in an manner that helps you feel respected, understood and safe. In addition to listening attentively, I will look for opportunities to provide you with effective skills and strategies that can potentially help you improve your life situation and sense of well-being. We will develop a plan that will help you utilize your personal strengths and resources to cope more effectively with life's challenges and improve your relationships with significant others."
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(831) 223-4721
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"I know that it takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and ask for help. I am here to support you in an manner that helps you feel respected, understood and safe. In addition to listening attentively, I will look for opportunities to provide you with effective skills and strategies that can potentially help you improve your life situation and sense of well-being. We will develop a plan that will help you utilize your personal strengths and resources to cope more effectively with life's challenges and improve your relationships with significant others."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"In a culture that is fast paced with heavy demands on our time, so many of us do not have safe spaces to reflect, feel, listen and learn about ourselves. This can lead to dis-ease. I believe that providing a warm, judgement free space to discover and untangle some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that bind us can lead to greater freedom of choice, better health and overall wellness. We all hold the answers to the peace we are looking for."
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(650) 899-8473
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Self Esteem
"In a culture that is fast paced with heavy demands on our time, so many of us do not have safe spaces to reflect, feel, listen and learn about ourselves. This can lead to dis-ease. I believe that providing a warm, judgement free space to discover and untangle some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences that bind us can lead to greater freedom of choice, better health and overall wellness. We all hold the answers to the peace we are looking for."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
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(831) 661-8634
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Self Esteem
"Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. When working with families, I give them a framework and age appropriate tools for use in the home, classroom, and/or social settings."
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"SEX is fun! Sex is a blessings! Sex is a gift to a couple committed to each other! However, when the desire for sex drives a person to self-destructive behaviors, the fun is long gone. However, there is HOPE! I offer help to both the addict and the partner: for the addict....sobriety and then recovery, for the partner.....healing and recovery. Knowing that sobriety is but the FIRST step to lifetime recovery, I offer the tools and support needed for success. Addiction, that of your own or your spouse or your child or your parent, damages all areas of your life. I am equipped to help you survive the destruction. Recovery is POSSIBLE!"
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(408) 637-7642
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Self Esteem
"SEX is fun! Sex is a blessings! Sex is a gift to a couple committed to each other! However, when the desire for sex drives a person to self-destructive behaviors, the fun is long gone. However, there is HOPE! I offer help to both the addict and the partner: for the addict....sobriety and then recovery, for the partner.....healing and recovery. Knowing that sobriety is but the FIRST step to lifetime recovery, I offer the tools and support needed for success. Addiction, that of your own or your spouse or your child or your parent, damages all areas of your life. I am equipped to help you survive the destruction. Recovery is POSSIBLE!"
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"My approach to therapy has developed and evolved over a lifetime, drawing from my own life experiences both positive and negative, my personal experience with therapy, and through years of ongoing education and training in a multitude of settings. In working with clients, I utilize a client centered, collaborative, faith-based and strengths based approach. I draw from a number of theoretical orientations, including solution focused therapy, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to support my clients in reaching their personal goals by tailoring the sessions to each individual and their personal needs."
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(831) 708-0445
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"My approach to therapy has developed and evolved over a lifetime, drawing from my own life experiences both positive and negative, my personal experience with therapy, and through years of ongoing education and training in a multitude of settings. In working with clients, I utilize a client centered, collaborative, faith-based and strengths based approach. I draw from a number of theoretical orientations, including solution focused therapy, attachment theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to support my clients in reaching their personal goals by tailoring the sessions to each individual and their personal needs."

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Self Esteem Therapists
Self-esteem lives on a spectrum: Not enough self-regard (or low self esteem) can lead people to become depressed, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. Too much self-love (or high self-esteem), results in an off-putting sense of entitlement and an inability to learn from failure. And it's occasionally a sign of clinical narcissism. Quite the opposite of being shy or shyness, yet still on the same spectrum. Equally, to lack confidence or lacking confidence is common amongst teens: child self esteem issues can be helped with self esteem support groups in Santa Cruz and therapists' support dealing with self esteem.

If you're looking for help with self esteem in Santa Cruz or for a Santa Cruz self esteem therapist, these professionals provide therapy for self esteem. They include self esteem therapists in Santa Cruz, self esteem psychologists, self esteem psychotherapists and self esteem counselors in Santa Cruz. They can help with counseling for self esteem in Santa Cruz or self esteem counseling and treatment for self esteem.

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.

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.