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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 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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"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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"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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Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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(831) 274-7365
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"Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward."
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"Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the seemingly simple act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on oneself 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 like everyone else. "
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(831) 713-1666
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"Why go to therapy or pursue inner work? It's a great question because the seemingly simple act of creating a weekly ritual to reflect on oneself 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 like everyone else. "
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"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."
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(831) 740-8325
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"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."
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"If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My psychotherapy sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer. "
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(831) 278-4126
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"If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, a challenging transition, loss, trauma, or relationship issues, call me for a free 20 minute psychotherapy consultation. Along with being a licensed marriage family therapist, I am also a certified hypnotherapist. I am compassionate, and skilled to help you move through your path of healing. My psychotherapy sessions are through HIPPA compliant "TeleMentalHealth" technology or online therapy, so I'm as close as your phone or computer. "
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"Life can be hard, but therapy helps! We were put on this earth not just to survive, but to thrive. So what's stopping us? The truth is, we all have things that get in the way of our happiness: past traumas that need to be healed, ways of thinking and being in the world that no longer serve us. And that is where therapy comes in. The therapeutic relationship is like no other. It provides a space for you to truly be seen, supported and accepted, a place where your own natural capacity for healing can take over."
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"Life can be hard, but therapy helps! We were put on this earth not just to survive, but to thrive. So what's stopping us? The truth is, we all have things that get in the way of our happiness: past traumas that need to be healed, ways of thinking and being in the world that no longer serve us. And that is where therapy comes in. The therapeutic relationship is like no other. It provides a space for you to truly be seen, supported and accepted, a place where your own natural capacity for healing can take over."
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"Are you anxious, depressed, grieving a loss, feeling the effects of trauma, or having difficulty navigating life changes and challenges? The current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has many feeling especially distressed, isolated and insecure about what the future holds. Perhaps there is simply an underlying sense of discontent, a lack of meaning/purpose or burnout. Therapy can teach you skills/strategies to get "unstuck" and achieve real relief, help heal psychological wounds and emotional scars, and help you discover your inner strengths and grow into your full potential. *ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS AVAILABLE!* "
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(831) 661-9640
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"Are you anxious, depressed, grieving a loss, feeling the effects of trauma, or having difficulty navigating life changes and challenges? The current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has many feeling especially distressed, isolated and insecure about what the future holds. Perhaps there is simply an underlying sense of discontent, a lack of meaning/purpose or burnout. Therapy can teach you skills/strategies to get "unstuck" and achieve real relief, help heal psychological wounds and emotional scars, and help you discover your inner strengths and grow into your full potential. *ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS AVAILABLE!* "
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"There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even when we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficult life transitions."
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(831) 278-4302
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"There comes a time for many of us when we need to seek additional help, even when we have a strong, loving support network. Therapy is different than other types of support. It is goal-directed, and aimed toward self-discovery and accessing your own internal abilities. It is a collaboration between you, the expert on yourself, and a skilled therapist who can assist you in navigating through difficult situations and healing painful parts of yourself. I treat individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, and difficult life transitions."
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"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
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(831) 612-1969
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"Experiencing painful thoughts and feelings? Numbed out and disengaged? Stuck in a cycle of repeating behaviors or inaction that hold you back? Problems relating with family, partner, co-worker, with yourself? Find yourself in midlife or experiencing a deep loss or other crisis/opportunity and now questioning it all? All of us experience difficult times in our lives and we can use that challenge to grow and evolve. Perhaps you want more self understanding, ease, peace and joy in your life. Or a better relationship. Or maybe you want support exploring your life's purpose and finding a foothold onto your path. "
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMT
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"Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction."
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(831) 621-5362
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"Your healing can start today. In addition to being an LMFT, my training extends beyond talk therapy to include holistic/integrative methods. I help individuals get to the root of their problems and free themselves from the blocks that keep them stuck. Every session is customized and may include transpersonal hypnotherapy, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, neurofeedback, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, prenatal and perinatal therapy, and mindfulness based therapy for stress and pain reduction."
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"Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UC Santa Cruz, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe,supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience. "
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(831) 777-4391
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"Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a leading provider of outpatient, university mental health support. We specialize in providing high quality mental health services to university students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community. Our office is conveniently located near UC Santa Cruz, and our therapists are trained across a variety of issues and modalities. We are committed to providing a safe,supportive environment and a positive therapeutic experience. "
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"Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one."
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(831) 291-3074
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"Welcome! As a therapist I am passionate about providing gender-affirming care to individual adults and adolescents who are transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or gender-questioning. I also support individuals with experiences of queer sexualities and have specialized training in grief and loss. My priority is to create a supportive and safe space to help you discover the path toward living your authentic life in a safe way. Whether that means exploring gender and sexuality in an affirming space, finding resources, or developing tools for coping with difficult experiences, I am here to help you or your loved one."
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"Embarking on the journey of psychotherapy is a courageous and empowering act. My intention is to assist you in recognizing, respecting, and building on your strengths, and improving your capacity for self regulation. Through this partnership, I will assist you in bringing unconscious faulty core beliefs to the light of mindful awareness, engaging your wisdom and compassion. I will work with you collaboratively to address and navigate through your pain, your perceived limitations and stuck places, which are your growing edges. This demanding and enlivening work can improve your quality of life, and expand your capacity for joy and happiness."
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(831) 777-4032
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"Embarking on the journey of psychotherapy is a courageous and empowering act. My intention is to assist you in recognizing, respecting, and building on your strengths, and improving your capacity for self regulation. Through this partnership, I will assist you in bringing unconscious faulty core beliefs to the light of mindful awareness, engaging your wisdom and compassion. I will work with you collaboratively to address and navigate through your pain, your perceived limitations and stuck places, which are your growing edges. This demanding and enlivening work can improve your quality of life, and expand your capacity for joy and happiness."

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If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in 95060 or for an 95060 Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in 95060 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in 95060 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in 95060 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in 95060 or family therapy in 95060.