Karen Shira Belford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Not accepting new clients
If spirituality is part of your life, I will incorporate that into how.
I believe in your ability to heal and change. I work with couples and individuals to help you make the changes in your life that will relieve suffering and create greater happiness and fulfillment. Together, we explore your strengths, as well as your difficulties. If you are having relationship problems, I can help you learn the skills to communicate effectively, overcome negative patterns, and solve conflicts collaboratively. We'll also find the keys in your relationship that will help you to renew your feelings of love and respect for one another. In addition to my extensive experience in couples counseling,
(831) 824-4989
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Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Not accepting new clients
If spirituality is part of your life, I will incorporate that into how.
I believe in your ability to heal and change. I work with couples and individuals to help you make the changes in your life that will relieve suffering and create greater happiness and fulfillment. Together, we explore your strengths, as well as your difficulties. If you are having relationship problems, I can help you learn the skills to communicate effectively, overcome negative patterns, and solve conflicts collaboratively. We'll also find the keys in your relationship that will help you to renew your feelings of love and respect for one another. In addition to my extensive experience in couples counseling,
Self Discovery Jungian Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I emphasize the importance of spirituality and psychology.
I think therapy is always a good idea. Crisis, however, is often what leads us into therapy, and I believe that it is a call and an opportunity to look deeply, not only into our "problems" but, into ourselves. My approach is non-pathologizing, relational, and grounded in Jungian theory. I work with a variety of concerns with a special interest in spirituality, identity discovery, developmental and transitional adjustments, grief, loss, depression, chronic and palliative illness. I believe that every person has an innate capacity for healing and I am interested in helping people find theirs.
(831) 217-6014
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I emphasize the importance of spirituality and psychology.
I think therapy is always a good idea. Crisis, however, is often what leads us into therapy, and I believe that it is a call and an opportunity to look deeply, not only into our "problems" but, into ourselves. My approach is non-pathologizing, relational, and grounded in Jungian theory. I work with a variety of concerns with a special interest in spirituality, identity discovery, developmental and transitional adjustments, grief, loss, depression, chronic and palliative illness. I believe that every person has an innate capacity for healing and I am interested in helping people find theirs.
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Barbara (Blaze) Lazarony
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, CHT, CTC, CNSC Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I offer you hope and healing, using therapy and coaching, so you can have a soul-based life that lights you up! I am employed by the Center for Psychotherapy, Spirituality & Creativity.
**As of 11/29/21, Currently taking new clients** Is something challenging happening in your life? You're going through a transition, you may not be exactly sure what's wrong, but you know something is off. You've always been driven and had your answers up until now.  Or maybe you're feeling lost and alone, you've never had time to look at your feelings before, and now something is different. Perhaps you're feeling scared, anxious, hopeless, or depressed. Or your relationships are a mess? And is work upside down? You don't have to keep living like this!
(707) 400-5346
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I offer you hope and healing, using therapy and coaching, so you can have a soul-based life that lights you up! I am employed by the Center for Psychotherapy, Spirituality & Creativity.
**As of 11/29/21, Currently taking new clients** Is something challenging happening in your life? You're going through a transition, you may not be exactly sure what's wrong, but you know something is off. You've always been driven and had your answers up until now.  Or maybe you're feeling lost and alone, you've never had time to look at your feelings before, and now something is different. Perhaps you're feeling scared, anxious, hopeless, or depressed. Or your relationships are a mess? And is work upside down? You don't have to keep living like this!
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Kat Zwick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I provide group and individual therapy to clients of all genders, sexual orientations and neurotypes (particularly ADHD) seeking recovery from trauma, eating disorders, codependency, substance and process addictions, who wish to learn how to move beyond managing symptoms into creating meaning in work, romantic and community relationships, creative endeavors, and spirituality. I believe that relationships have the power to heal and that we can do together what we could never do alone. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a Certified DBT Therapist.
(831) 740-8296
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I provide group and individual therapy to clients of all genders, sexual orientations and neurotypes (particularly ADHD) seeking recovery from trauma, eating disorders, codependency, substance and process addictions, who wish to learn how to move beyond managing symptoms into creating meaning in work, romantic and community relationships, creative endeavors, and spirituality. I believe that relationships have the power to heal and that we can do together what we could never do alone. I am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a Certified DBT Therapist.
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Molly Meadows
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have loved working with children, adolescents, and their families since my first job as a swim teacher. Since becoming a clinician, I have been drawn to working with clients whom are interested in re-discovering their root sense of resiliency. Within all of us there is a spark to which gives our life meaning, this may come from our culture, spirituality, or our unique assets and values. Wherever that spark lies for you, I am excited to embark on a journey of discovery with you.
(831) 201-1388
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have loved working with children, adolescents, and their families since my first job as a swim teacher. Since becoming a clinician, I have been drawn to working with clients whom are interested in re-discovering their root sense of resiliency. Within all of us there is a spark to which gives our life meaning, this may come from our culture, spirituality, or our unique assets and values. Wherever that spark lies for you, I am excited to embark on a journey of discovery with you.
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Bridgett Ballisty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I'm passionate about providing caring, supportive, and non-judgmental clinical services to teens, adults, couples, and families with challenges related to relational stressors, communication, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, faith, spirituality, and more.
Life and relationships can be difficult to navigate. I have found it is always easier to know someone is rooting for you to win, to know you have a coach in your corner, a confidant at your side. I see my role as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the same way; a source for receiving encouragement, guidance, and growth. We are all in different stages of the growing process and sometimes it becomes difficult to face it alone. Witnessing clients prevail with hope, growth, and healing through talk therapy reinforces my belief in the practice.
(408) 665-7456
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I'm passionate about providing caring, supportive, and non-judgmental clinical services to teens, adults, couples, and families with challenges related to relational stressors, communication, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management, faith, spirituality, and more.
Life and relationships can be difficult to navigate. I have found it is always easier to know someone is rooting for you to win, to know you have a coach in your corner, a confidant at your side. I see my role as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the same way; a source for receiving encouragement, guidance, and growth. We are all in different stages of the growing process and sometimes it becomes difficult to face it alone. Witnessing clients prevail with hope, growth, and healing through talk therapy reinforces my belief in the practice.
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Lacy Elizabeth Warne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-I Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I bring a genuine care, empathic presence, and compassion to my work that integrates spirituality as welcomed and directed by you.
Anxiety is awful: the constant worries, feelings of fear and discomfort in your body, and the continual striving for peace of mind that seems just out of your grasp. Telling yourself to just "calm down" doesn't help. For many sufferers, the behavioral effects and consequences of anxiety; including poor relationships, hair pulling or skin picking, low self esteem, shame, and/or obsessive tendencies can be devastating.
(408) 606-9895
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I bring a genuine care, empathic presence, and compassion to my work that integrates spirituality as welcomed and directed by you.
Anxiety is awful: the constant worries, feelings of fear and discomfort in your body, and the continual striving for peace of mind that seems just out of your grasp. Telling yourself to just "calm down" doesn't help. For many sufferers, the behavioral effects and consequences of anxiety; including poor relationships, hair pulling or skin picking, low self esteem, shame, and/or obsessive tendencies can be devastating.
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Deborah Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Over 20 years of clinical experience has taught me to approach client's issues from a strength based, cognitive behavioral perspective, integrated with their spirituality. Mood disorders, life transitions, grief, family/marital relationships, singleness, and parents of special needs kids are my focus.
(831) 709-4630
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Over 20 years of clinical experience has taught me to approach client's issues from a strength based, cognitive behavioral perspective, integrated with their spirituality. Mood disorders, life transitions, grief, family/marital relationships, singleness, and parents of special needs kids are my focus.
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Mary Anne Fifield
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, CSAT, CAS-R, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Spirituality is the birthright of us all.
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!
(408) 207-4660
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Spirituality is the birthright of us all.
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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Selene Kumin Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Not accepting new clients
Our highest potential as human beings is to embrace the interdependence of all beings and to value full development of potentialities and consciousness. This involves an ongoing process of healing the wounds in our psyches, fully inhabiting our bodies, and increasing our consciousness while developing a healthy relationship with those parts of us that are unconscious, and deepening our relationships with other humans as well as with all the other inhabitants of the planet we share. Each of us has our own individual potential to grow towards, and our work together can support you in this process.
(831) 219-4881
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Not accepting new clients
Our highest potential as human beings is to embrace the interdependence of all beings and to value full development of potentialities and consciousness. This involves an ongoing process of healing the wounds in our psyches, fully inhabiting our bodies, and increasing our consciousness while developing a healthy relationship with those parts of us that are unconscious, and deepening our relationships with other humans as well as with all the other inhabitants of the planet we share. Each of us has our own individual potential to grow towards, and our work together can support you in this process.
Melissa Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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.
(831) 265-3285
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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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Michelle F. Krezanoski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Why pursue inner work? Creating a weekly ritual to reflect on yourself is potentially unsettling, reorienting, and healing. 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.
(831) 713-1666
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Why pursue inner work? Creating a weekly ritual to reflect on yourself is potentially unsettling, reorienting, and healing. 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.
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Amy Barton-Cayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have been working with people to achieve happier and more contented lives and relationships for more than 20 years. I have a particular interest in working with people who are interested in changing habit patterns that are familiar but not working.We all have habitual patterns of doing, being, and relating that may not be what we want in our lives today yet they persist as they have been reinforced over time. Some habits we have learned stem from childhood, others we may have developed as adults.
(831) 777-2413
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I have been working with people to achieve happier and more contented lives and relationships for more than 20 years. I have a particular interest in working with people who are interested in changing habit patterns that are familiar but not working.We all have habitual patterns of doing, being, and relating that may not be what we want in our lives today yet they persist as they have been reinforced over time. Some habits we have learned stem from childhood, others we may have developed as adults.
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John Mizelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
(831) 713-2410 x2
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Each of us has a deep, loving intelligence that seeks expression in the world. We also have survival strategies formed early in life that often limit and inhibit our later lives and relationships. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, we unmask these strategies, and access the loving wisdom that is the deepest, essential nature of all human beings. This shift arises naturally and radically re-orients our world view and behavior toward others and toward ourselves. It unleashes our capacity for joy and creativity, and offers the only place from which to have a true relationship with the world and with others.
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Philip Spradling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MSG Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is." - There is great benefit to be found from tuning into your heart and mind. What are these voices saying to you? Do you sense a disconnect between your desires in life and the person you present to others? Are you a spiritual person but you don't find this impacts your daily life? It is my aim to create a safe and welcoming space where one feels known and accepted just as they are. When one feels accepted, one is able to share more and more of their journey, including the painful parts. Feeling deeply heard & understood is a starting point toward transformation.
(626) 551-4236
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is." - There is great benefit to be found from tuning into your heart and mind. What are these voices saying to you? Do you sense a disconnect between your desires in life and the person you present to others? Are you a spiritual person but you don't find this impacts your daily life? It is my aim to create a safe and welcoming space where one feels known and accepted just as they are. When one feels accepted, one is able to share more and more of their journey, including the painful parts. Feeling deeply heard & understood is a starting point toward transformation.
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Eva Rider ReclaimingSoul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Stress in these challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. If you are in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve, feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity or direction or feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming, a soul centered approach may benefit you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening awareness, discovering meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a deepened sense of Self. I have taught graduate courses in psychology and mentored therapists.
(831) 531-8664
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Stress in these challenging times can trigger new trauma, while activating old ones. If you are in a crisis situation that you are struggling to resolve, feel lost while seeking a renewed sense of self, creativity or direction or feel trapped in patterns that don't reflect who you are becoming, a soul centered approach may benefit you. Since 1997, I have aided individuals in resolving crises, deepening awareness, discovering meaning through dreamwork, BodySoul integration and deep psychospiritual exploration to finding meaning and a deepened sense of Self. I have taught graduate courses in psychology and mentored therapists.
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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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Laurie A Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, EMDR, C-Hypno, Somatic Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Offers online therapy
Need support? Counseling or hypnotherapy helps you to generate a fulfilling life. Difficult times can lead to satisfying ones. Be guided to re-set your ground of living with intentions, purpose, and gratitude. Learn to release and replace non-productive emotions and actions, PTSD/trauma with beneficial focus causing positive experiences. At-home tools given. Discuss in safety what is painful as a basis to understand how to change self and circumstances. Receive supportive guidance to look deeply, lovingly at YOU so as to make beneficial choices. Most report a feeling that life is suddenly lighter, easier. Longings are fulfilled.
(831) 425-9539
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Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Offers online therapy
Need support? Counseling or hypnotherapy helps you to generate a fulfilling life. Difficult times can lead to satisfying ones. Be guided to re-set your ground of living with intentions, purpose, and gratitude. Learn to release and replace non-productive emotions and actions, PTSD/trauma with beneficial focus causing positive experiences. At-home tools given. Discuss in safety what is painful as a basis to understand how to change self and circumstances. Receive supportive guidance to look deeply, lovingly at YOU so as to make beneficial choices. Most report a feeling that life is suddenly lighter, easier. Longings are fulfilled.
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Jennifer Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I am currently offering online groups and individual sessions using expressive arts and mindfulness to decrease isolation and increase creative expression. Artistic expression can be done through an online collage program or with any materials you would like to use. This may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, music, movement, writing, photography, psychodrama, or any combination of these. The focus is on the creative process as a tool for transformation rather than on the quality of the product.
(831) 531-7827
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I am currently offering online groups and individual sessions using expressive arts and mindfulness to decrease isolation and increase creative expression. Artistic expression can be done through an online collage program or with any materials you would like to use. This may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, music, movement, writing, photography, psychodrama, or any combination of these. The focus is on the creative process as a tool for transformation rather than on the quality of the product.
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Rebecca Roth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life presents us with difficult, painful, or even seemingly unbearable challenges. Sometimes we, ourselves, can be a source of the pain and challenges. Either way, we must be able to access our resources -- inner and outer -- to cope with the pain, the imbalance, the overwhelm, the stuckness ... and, ultimately, to learn, heal, and grow from our experiences..... My job is to help you best utilize resources you already have and to offer you more tools to help you change undesirable patterns in yourself and your life.
(831) 272-4989
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life presents us with difficult, painful, or even seemingly unbearable challenges. Sometimes we, ourselves, can be a source of the pain and challenges. Either way, we must be able to access our resources -- inner and outer -- to cope with the pain, the imbalance, the overwhelm, the stuckness ... and, ultimately, to learn, heal, and grow from our experiences..... My job is to help you best utilize resources you already have and to offer you more tools to help you change undesirable patterns in yourself and your life.

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