Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 531-2727
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
Sometimes we need extra help when facing particularly painful, overwhelming, or puzzling situations. By setting aside a dedicated time and place in which to bring your full attention (and mine) to the task of sorting out what pains or blocks you, you give yourself the best opportunity to craft the life you wish to live. In the company of a skilled practitioner, the process of therapy can help you work through old patterns and address the challenges at hand. You can experience a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and peace in your life and in your relationships.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 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
(831) 239-0089
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual 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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 508-7217
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities, yet these can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities as we begin our healing relationship together are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as a sense of collaborativity. I take an integrative approach to healing, drawing on the following disciplines and treatment modalities: mindfulness practices, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, multiple somatic modalities, and nutritional psychology.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Could you use some support? Feeling stuck? Confused? I love this work and it is an honor to work in this way. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA. Together, clients and I work to find relief, understanding, and emotional wellbeing.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 400-5684
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
Could you use some support? Feeling stuck? Confused? I love this work and it is an honor to work in this way. I specialize in working with women who are experiencing transitions in their lives, grief, anxiety, codependency, and alcoholic family systems. I have degrees from CIIS and UCLA. Together, clients and I work to find relief, understanding, and emotional wellbeing.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on yourself is actually a subversive thing to do. Something you discover may reorient your life. Maybe what you originally thought was a problem is more precisely a sign relaying information that could help you love more deeply, live more freely, and be less (and amazingly more) like everyone else. I welcome individuals who have experienced trauma, a difficult relationship to their body, high sensitivity, intuitive abilities, and/or an unwieldy mind. I specialize in supporting new and seasoned spiritual practitioners.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 713-1666
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on yourself is actually a subversive thing to do. Something you discover may reorient your life. Maybe what you originally thought was a problem is more precisely a sign relaying information that could help you love more deeply, live more freely, and be less (and amazingly more) like everyone else. I welcome individuals who have experienced trauma, a difficult relationship to their body, high sensitivity, intuitive abilities, and/or an unwieldy mind. I specialize in supporting new and seasoned spiritual practitioners.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
My clients have told me that they appreciate my openness, curiosity, engaging style, and sense of humor. My style is warm and direct. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), which is an evidence-based practice shown to be effective in decreasing psychological distress caused by disturbing life experiences and trauma. I have a deep commitment to my continued education and engagement around issues related to race, power, and privilege and am dedicated to providing support for the LGBTQIA community, people of color, immigrants, and others who have been impacted by systemic oppression.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 854-7543
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
My clients have told me that they appreciate my openness, curiosity, engaging style, and sense of humor. My style is warm and direct. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), which is an evidence-based practice shown to be effective in decreasing psychological distress caused by disturbing life experiences and trauma. I have a deep commitment to my continued education and engagement around issues related to race, power, and privilege and am dedicated to providing support for the LGBTQIA community, people of color, immigrants, and others who have been impacted by systemic oppression.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. 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
(831) 471-8647
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
Reaching out is not always easy and it's the first step to creating change. 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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
Sexual Abuse
(408) 766-2985
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
Hi there! My name's Sylvie and my pronouns are she/her. As a therapist, I am tender with people, tough on systems, and committed to our collective liberation. I've been a mental health worker for six years in schools, at a crisis center, and as a family therapist. I'm particularly experienced in and passionate about working with trauma in its many forms, and partnering with you to transform harm into what serves you, your beloved relationships, and the world you want to see. I offer individual counseling with youth and adults and relationship counseling with loved ones of all kinds.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 216-0214
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
Asking for help can be a monumental decision that requires a lot of courage. Finding the right therapist can be an equally difficult task. A therapeutic relationship needs to feel safe and collaborative, as it can serve as a foundation for healing. My goal is to assist you in accessing your internal strengths, exploring obstacles and working to overcome your challenges. Understanding what style or type of therapy you need can feel confusing. I will work with you to create a plan for treatment that is aligned with your needs and personality.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADCII, PCI Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 623-5151
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, Sc, D Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
With more than 30 years experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients. Oftentimes, Typically, he works with female co-therapist Lori Galperin when working with couples.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 706-4795
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
With more than 30 years experience and a degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Schwartz specializes in working with 1) couples, marriage, and intimacy disorders; 2) family difficulties; 3) eating disorders, 4) PTSD, addiction, and 5) sexual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, sexual addiction. His national recognition afforded him the experience of lecturing to over 50,000 therapists nationally, as well as editing three books. He specializes also in working with deeper issues from childhood. He is extremely compassionate and forms exceptional connection with his clients. Oftentimes, Typically, he works with female co-therapist Lori Galperin when working with couples.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 777-2069
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Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Sexual Abuse
Life is complicated. It's full of twists and turns and sometimes we lose our way. My passion is to support you along this path and honor your courage to start a process of self-discovery. I can assist you in emerging from a life perspective where you feel stuck into an understanding of your choices that will help you heal, have more fulfilling relationships. A good therapist can help! My life experiences have taught me a lesson: that it's hard to be human and as such, my clients will always deserve all my empathy and attention.
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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MSc Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
I am inspired by transformation, by the possibilities, freedom, and implications of deep personal change. I’ve seen it in myself and my clients. Moving from stagnation to aliveness, from isolation to love. I’m honored to work with you on your path of healing, self-discovery, growth, and transformation.
Sexual Abuse
(628) 203-9300
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
I am inspired by transformation, by the possibilities, freedom, and implications of deep personal change. I’ve seen it in myself and my clients. Moving from stagnation to aliveness, from isolation to love. I’m honored to work with you on your path of healing, self-discovery, growth, and transformation.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD Verified
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.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 667-5322
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
My ideal client is motivated to be honest, courageous in exploring themselves, and committed to the therapeutic goals we set together.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 265-3285
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
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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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.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 920-0791
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sexual Abuse
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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Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCII, SAP, NCACI, MATC, CCTP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Being a person in long term recovery, 28+ years, I understand this search might feel challenging. Sober by the Bay provides a compassionate and empathetic approach to drug & alcohol counseling, incorporating the many underlining issues that increase our desire/need to self medicate. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?” We know that addiction is often the way we manage pain that feels unmanageable. A coping skill if you will. The pain and ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort could stem from an underlining mental health disorder, unresolved feelings related to grief and loss and often trauma
Sexual Abuse
(831) 216-5416
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
Being a person in long term recovery, 28+ years, I understand this search might feel challenging. Sober by the Bay provides a compassionate and empathetic approach to drug & alcohol counseling, incorporating the many underlining issues that increase our desire/need to self medicate. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?” We know that addiction is often the way we manage pain that feels unmanageable. A coping skill if you will. The pain and ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort could stem from an underlining mental health disorder, unresolved feelings related to grief and loss and often trauma
Photo of Shine a Light Counseling Center, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
Sexual Abuse
(831) 350-6795
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, & Monterey. We provide high quality, affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our fees are set on a sliding scale, based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
Photo of Terri Drake, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Verified
Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I want you to have a better life. Maybe you're lonely or sad. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships. Together, we'll get to the root of your pain. We'll uncover the patterns and wounds that get in the way of having the life you want. My caring presence provides a place where you can revitalize your life and fill it with new meaning.
Sexual Abuse
(831) 272-4975
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
I want you to have a better life. Maybe you're lonely or sad. Maybe you're struggling in your relationships. Together, we'll get to the root of your pain. We'll uncover the patterns and wounds that get in the way of having the life you want. My caring presence provides a place where you can revitalize your life and fill it with new meaning.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
When your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is perpetually alerted to be in a survival state (due to various life stressors) you might notice symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal deficiency, perpetual irritability, trouble with sleeping, digestive issues, various mental health challenges and the list goes on. Holistic approaches to wellness that incorporate body-brain based therapy models get at the root of these issues and begin turning down the dial on your ANS so that you can live a longer, healthier life.
Sexual Abuse
(740) 327-5314
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Sexual Abuse
When your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is perpetually alerted to be in a survival state (due to various life stressors) you might notice symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal deficiency, perpetual irritability, trouble with sleeping, digestive issues, various mental health challenges and the list goes on. Holistic approaches to wellness that incorporate body-brain based therapy models get at the root of these issues and begin turning down the dial on your ANS so that you can live a longer, healthier life.

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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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Santa Cruz. 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.