Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 740-8325
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"I want to reflect your wholeness right now, even with patterns and feelings of stuckness and pain- the resolutions and answers are held within you. I am passionate about being a helper to guide you to connect with this wisdom within. Through supporting the wisdom of your body-mind-spirit, it is possible to move beyond "managing" painful symptoms and stuck patterns that often emerge from past overwhelming life experiences and trauma, to true healing, authentic vitality and engagement with life. Healing is possible."
Marla Steckwren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction or experiencing problems in your relationships? These conditions are often due to questions of self-worth, shame, uncertainty, childhood traumas or major life transitions. Are you looking for a safe and comfortable place where you can talk freely and openly? I focus on providing you with an empathetic connection that will allow you to feel accepted, valued, understood and respected. You can look forward to each day, once again knowing you’re going to be productive and feel confident, calm, hopeful, encouraged and optimistic. Please visit my website at www.feelinggreatcbt.com"
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 621-1150
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction or experiencing problems in your relationships? These conditions are often due to questions of self-worth, shame, uncertainty, childhood traumas or major life transitions. Are you looking for a safe and comfortable place where you can talk freely and openly? I focus on providing you with an empathetic connection that will allow you to feel accepted, valued, understood and respected. You can look forward to each day, once again knowing you’re going to be productive and feel confident, calm, hopeful, encouraged and optimistic. Please visit my website at www.feelinggreatcbt.com"
Joe Sousa, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"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."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 219-4797
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"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."
Barbara Bailey-Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and engage both sides of the brain so that you are fully present. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you shift and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 216-1296
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and engage both sides of the brain so that you are fully present. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you shift and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors."
Elaine Kates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 269-5047
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution."
Sharon Kaplan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"My therapeutic approach is rooted in my deep respect and genuine interest in people. Since I am an expressive and inquisitive person, it comes naturally to me to practice a style of therapy that is both interactive and eclectic. I offer insights, observations, suggestions, feedback, as well as attentive listening. I am adaptable and able to adjust my style according to what works best for the client. As a team, my clients and I work together to find creative solutions to overcome obstacles to growth and well-being."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 346-1213
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"My therapeutic approach is rooted in my deep respect and genuine interest in people. Since I am an expressive and inquisitive person, it comes naturally to me to practice a style of therapy that is both interactive and eclectic. I offer insights, observations, suggestions, feedback, as well as attentive listening. I am adaptable and able to adjust my style according to what works best for the client. As a team, my clients and I work together to find creative solutions to overcome obstacles to growth and well-being."
Sarah McKnight, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world"."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 406-5946
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Welcome! May I walk beside you as you continue to uncover, untangle, embody and enliven your life's purpose? I seek to be witness and ally to your own personal life's journey. C.G. Jung states, "Every advance; even the smallest, along the path of conscious realization adds that much to the world"."
Monika Martynska, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 539-0596
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Congratulations for taking a step towards creating change. Finding a therapist can be challenging and it is important to find one who is right for you. I offer a free introductory session which we use to get to know each other. Clients often come into my office feeling hopeless or nervous, but usually leave feeling more hopeful and relaxed. I love to see people grow and thrive with the support of therapy. My style is warm, empathic, and collaborative. In our work together we draw on your strengths and wisdom and my goal is to empower you to create a more joyful and fulfilling life."
Licia Ginne, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. Together we create a collaborative relationship where we work to find meaning, understanding and compassion and this opens up new options and choices. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 471-8647
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. Together we create a collaborative relationship where we work to find meaning, understanding and compassion and this opens up new options and choices. I have always believed we work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways we know how. There are times in our lives where we find ourselves unable to find solutions, move forward or times when you simply want to understand. This is where I can be of help. I encourage everyone to talk with several therapists to get a feel if this is the right person for you."
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
""Stuck." At some point in our lives, we all feel it. I help people link their desire for things to be different to the places they feel stuck, healthfully and effectively. You don't need to know how to change, we start with where you are. I like the Chinese proverb, "Acceptance and change are brothers, but acceptance is the older brother." By helping you learn to first accept where you are (even if now it seems impossible), suffering is naturally reduced and there is more energy and room for growth. You get to like yourself now AND change."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 709-4932
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
""Stuck." At some point in our lives, we all feel it. I help people link their desire for things to be different to the places they feel stuck, healthfully and effectively. You don't need to know how to change, we start with where you are. I like the Chinese proverb, "Acceptance and change are brothers, but acceptance is the older brother." By helping you learn to first accept where you are (even if now it seems impossible), suffering is naturally reduced and there is more energy and room for growth. You get to like yourself now AND change."
Caren Sage Smiley And Associates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Something real and important has brought you here for help. 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. "
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 234-6043
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Something real and important has brought you here for help. 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. "
Bridgit Marlo Karo, Psychological Assistant
Psychological Assistant , MA, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 612-1914
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
Jeanne Willis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are old relationship patterns, experiences of trauma and neglect, or stuck ways of thinking interfering with your ability to step more fully into your life? Therapy can and should go beyond achieving a reduction in distress. In my work I aspire to facilitate development of a deeper connection with inner strength, vision, passion and conviction while addressing your issues of concern."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 239-0089
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Are old relationship patterns, experiences of trauma and neglect, or stuck ways of thinking interfering with your ability to step more fully into your life? Therapy can and should go beyond achieving a reduction in distress. In my work I aspire to facilitate development of a deeper connection with inner strength, vision, passion and conviction while addressing your issues of concern."
Jillian Chesley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 216-6826
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
Lauren Gogarty, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"It takes courage to search for a new therapist. If you are looking through these profiles, there is a strong and resilient part of you that's ready for change. I help people who may feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or are just stuck in patterns and relationships that are making them unhappy. If you feel like you are struggling in some way, whether it is related to your mood, relationships, or, with where you are in life right now, contact me. We can work together to develop and utilize your innate strengths, allowing you to move from insight, to healing, to lasting change. "
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 508-3617
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"It takes courage to search for a new therapist. If you are looking through these profiles, there is a strong and resilient part of you that's ready for change. I help people who may feel anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or are just stuck in patterns and relationships that are making them unhappy. If you feel like you are struggling in some way, whether it is related to your mood, relationships, or, with where you are in life right now, contact me. We can work together to develop and utilize your innate strengths, allowing you to move from insight, to healing, to lasting change. "
Kay Wilder, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you feel discouraged about your life or relationships? Or are you nervous or worried about what others think of you? Maybe you feel lonely or that no one really knows you? Or you may be facing a change or loss in your life, and not know which way to go. Or you may long for better communication with your partner, family or friends. By joining with you, we can explore these issues. It can take courage to get support, but with support and acceptance you can find your way. You do deserve this support for yourself!"
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 471-5983
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Do you feel discouraged about your life or relationships? Or are you nervous or worried about what others think of you? Maybe you feel lonely or that no one really knows you? Or you may be facing a change or loss in your life, and not know which way to go. Or you may long for better communication with your partner, family or friends. By joining with you, we can explore these issues. It can take courage to get support, but with support and acceptance you can find your way. You do deserve this support for yourself!"
Rachel Jordana Horodezky, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Additionally, I'm now offering tele-health sessions. Please message me to find out more."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 331-4858
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"Welcome! I work with youth and adults using a strength-based, humanistic approach to treatment. It is my belief that YOU are the expert and that it is my job to help you develop your inner strength and knowledge in order to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. My approach involves integrating mind, body and spirit in order for you to take the insight that you receive in therapy and put it into direct action in your life. It would be my pleasure to work with you. Additionally, I'm now offering tele-health sessions. Please message me to find out more."
Lori Galperin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 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."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 585-1052
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"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."
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over."
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 272-0613
Verified
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, relationship stress/issues, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over."
Tanya Ossipoff, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
"We all have a need for connection, love and support. When we share our stories, we can form a new standpoint and choose different pathways to walk in this life. When we face life’s difficulties, I believe it is possible to find new perspectives and cultivate hope. Moving forward together, we can make a plan for change and recovery based on your goals. My style of relating to others is warm, caring, and collaborative. I offer a therapy experience grounded in respect, truth, objective reality, and compassion. I love to find the humor in everyday life, as humor can help us to withstand hardships. "
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
(831) 508-7837
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Sexual Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
"We all have a need for connection, love and support. When we share our stories, we can form a new standpoint and choose different pathways to walk in this life. When we face life’s difficulties, I believe it is possible to find new perspectives and cultivate hope. Moving forward together, we can make a plan for change and recovery based on your goals. My style of relating to others is warm, caring, and collaborative. I offer a therapy experience grounded in respect, truth, objective reality, and compassion. I love to find the humor in everyday life, as humor can help us to withstand hardships. "

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Sexual Abuse Therapists
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a therapist that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in Santa Cruz or for Santa Cruz sexual abuse counseling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse therapists, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse counselors. Therapists can help with child abuse in Santa Cruz and sexual violence in Santa Cruz. An Santa Cruz therapist can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.

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.