Ben Geilhufe
Counselor, LPCC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I also offer strength-based and harm reduction interventions to facilitate healing and growth.
Asking for support is not always easy. Whether you are looking for counseling, for resources, or hoping to book a training, I can support you. My clinical practice serves children, teens, and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity development and exploration, neurodiversity (ASD and ADHD), grief and loss, transitions, and much more.
(831) 291-5419
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I also offer strength-based and harm reduction interventions to facilitate healing and growth.
Asking for support is not always easy. Whether you are looking for counseling, for resources, or hoping to book a training, I can support you. My clinical practice serves children, teens, and adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity development and exploration, neurodiversity (ASD and ADHD), grief and loss, transitions, and much more.
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J'ann Rains
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am open to and welcoming private pay clients in this new year of 2022. We are all capable of change and more contentment in our lives. I enjoy working with young adults to elder adults, couples, and families. I honor the opportunity to work with people who are seeking to explore life challenges and increase a sense of strength and ease. Together we address past and/or present circumstances creating barriers to a more content life, and create practices and strategies that increase satisfaction, contentment, ease, and enjoyment of life.
(831) 256-3153
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I am open to and welcoming private pay clients in this new year of 2022. We are all capable of change and more contentment in our lives. I enjoy working with young adults to elder adults, couples, and families. I honor the opportunity to work with people who are seeking to explore life challenges and increase a sense of strength and ease. Together we address past and/or present circumstances creating barriers to a more content life, and create practices and strategies that increase satisfaction, contentment, ease, and enjoyment of life.
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Carolyn A Vitale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
(831) 275-7727
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I like to work with people of all ages. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I am eclectic and offer a strength-based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate, providing the support needed to get through hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self.
Karen Hardink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, or finding one for someone you care about, then you are in the right place. Opening yourself up to ask for help can feel like a risk, but I encourage you to see this moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is hard and seeking therapy is an opportunity to prioritize yourself, and focus on what really matters to you. I view it is a collaborative process, in which we can work together to discover what would help to increase your overall experience of wellness.
(831) 216-0635
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
If you have been thinking about speaking with a therapist, or finding one for someone you care about, then you are in the right place. Opening yourself up to ask for help can feel like a risk, but I encourage you to see this moment of vulnerability as a strength. Life is hard and seeking therapy is an opportunity to prioritize yourself, and focus on what really matters to you. I view it is a collaborative process, in which we can work together to discover what would help to increase your overall experience of wellness.
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Varinka Muldawer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with families, couples, and individuals utilizing interventions from Solution Focused, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, strength-based approaches and mindfulness practices.
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight. I have experience working in Community Based Mental Health, Mediation, Social Services and School-Based settings. I have a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, families, couples and individuals in order to support a healthy development and find a balance in each phase of life by teaching coping skills, self-awareness, and healthy pathways to achieving interpersonal growth and self-love during life’s many transitions.
(831) 215-3328
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with families, couples, and individuals utilizing interventions from Solution Focused, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, strength-based approaches and mindfulness practices.
To schedule your first visit with me, please use this online scheduling link - (https://portal.geneticforesight.com/book) --- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) at Foresight. I have experience working in Community Based Mental Health, Mediation, Social Services and School-Based settings. I have a passion for working with adolescents, young adults, families, couples and individuals in order to support a healthy development and find a balance in each phase of life by teaching coping skills, self-awareness, and healthy pathways to achieving interpersonal growth and self-love during life’s many transitions.
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Audre Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
***ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE*** Good for you for taking the first step in reaching out for support. I realize it can be a challenge to take the initial move in creating change. I am a strength-based therapist who has been in practice for over 16 years. I work with individuals and families with my specialty being adolescents and people dealing with transitions in their lives.
(831) 740-8610
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
***ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE*** Good for you for taking the first step in reaching out for support. I realize it can be a challenge to take the initial move in creating change. I am a strength-based therapist who has been in practice for over 16 years. I work with individuals and families with my specialty being adolescents and people dealing with transitions in their lives.
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Lance Bauscher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, MA Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a strength-based psychotherapist committed to the unique process of each client and each therapeutic moment. I work with a balanced approach between a solution-focused, positive psychology and the deeper work of existential, psychodynamic or mindfulness-based interventions. I specialize in life and developmental transitions where symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or triggered trauma increase in intensity and frequency and threaten that which we cherish. But I view the nagging presence and awareness of our problems as proof that we are ready and capable of dealing with them.
(831) 498-9756
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
I am a strength-based psychotherapist committed to the unique process of each client and each therapeutic moment. I work with a balanced approach between a solution-focused, positive psychology and the deeper work of existential, psychodynamic or mindfulness-based interventions. I specialize in life and developmental transitions where symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or triggered trauma increase in intensity and frequency and threaten that which we cherish. But I view the nagging presence and awareness of our problems as proof that we are ready and capable of dealing with them.
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Rebecca Schultheis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
With teens, I do a lot of strength-based cognitive & emotional skill building.
I enjoy working with individuals, teens & children who experience fear, anxiety, obsessions & compulsions, trauma, depression, ADHD & learning disabilities. In addition, a large portion of my work is with couples including new parents & seasoned partners, alike. I am gentle & calm natured, corky, can be soft or straight-forward depending on client’s needs/preferences which clients find grounding and refreshing. My clients know that I take our work very seriously & I also don’t shy away from moments for us to laugh at life together.
(831) 250-6962
Verified

Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
With teens, I do a lot of strength-based cognitive & emotional skill building.
I enjoy working with individuals, teens & children who experience fear, anxiety, obsessions & compulsions, trauma, depression, ADHD & learning disabilities. In addition, a large portion of my work is with couples including new parents & seasoned partners, alike. I am gentle & calm natured, corky, can be soft or straight-forward depending on client’s needs/preferences which clients find grounding and refreshing. My clients know that I take our work very seriously & I also don’t shy away from moments for us to laugh at life together.
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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
Verified
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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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Amanda Buckman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, BS, MMFT Verified
Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Using a non-judgmental, strength-based approach, I guide couples in finding solutions to problems, while also maintaining a safe and supportive space where couples can communicate safely and openly about the fears that paralyze them, such as fear of loss, disappointment, rejection, and loss of self.
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their lives and relationships through positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy as well as self-care, so they are able to continue to care for others. Services that I provide are affair recovery, first responder support, major life transition support, co-parenting coaching, and blended family support, neurodiverse couples therapy, and parenting neurodivergent children coaching.
(669) 203-2815
Verified
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Office is near:
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Using a non-judgmental, strength-based approach, I guide couples in finding solutions to problems, while also maintaining a safe and supportive space where couples can communicate safely and openly about the fears that paralyze them, such as fear of loss, disappointment, rejection, and loss of self.
I specialize in working with couples and individuals who want to strengthen their lives and relationships through positive communication, conflict management, and improvement in intimacy as well as self-care, so they are able to continue to care for others. Services that I provide are affair recovery, first responder support, major life transition support, co-parenting coaching, and blended family support, neurodiverse couples therapy, and parenting neurodivergent children coaching.
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Dayna Lea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
There's nothing hurt that can't be healed and there's nothing broken that can't be fixed. With insight, compassion and humor, I will support you on your journey towards right relationship with yourself and others. I am comfortable sitting with people who are having a challenging time and will create a safe space for us to move together towards deep healing and change. I invite a co-creative experience where together we hold the vision of your highest good and best possible life.
(831) 667-5108
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
There's nothing hurt that can't be healed and there's nothing broken that can't be fixed. With insight, compassion and humor, I will support you on your journey towards right relationship with yourself and others. I am comfortable sitting with people who are having a challenging time and will create a safe space for us to move together towards deep healing and change. I invite a co-creative experience where together we hold the vision of your highest good and best possible life.
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Andrea L Rossi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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.
(831) 777-4032
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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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Senechal Consulting
MA, BCBA, ABD
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy so clients can grow as they gain perspective, skills, and self-efficacy to improve their lives. I welcome people with learning, social, gender/sex/sexuality, and medical concerns. I honor APA/WPATH standards of care for Trans/Queer/Non Binary/Expansive/Agender people. A professor of Biological Psychology, Mental Health (in Nursing Programs), Microbiology with a focus in endocrinology and pharmacology, and completing a PhD in Human Sexuality (Gender) at CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients.
(650) 866-1499
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
I provide a supportive/safe place for growth/empowerment through education, training, and therapy so clients can grow as they gain perspective, skills, and self-efficacy to improve their lives. I welcome people with learning, social, gender/sex/sexuality, and medical concerns. I honor APA/WPATH standards of care for Trans/Queer/Non Binary/Expansive/Agender people. A professor of Biological Psychology, Mental Health (in Nursing Programs), Microbiology with a focus in endocrinology and pharmacology, and completing a PhD in Human Sexuality (Gender) at CIIS, SF I offer a broad integrated approach to empower clients.
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J. Sarah MacEwan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I am SO glad you found me! There are a million different kinds of therapy, but what truly makes therapy effective is the relationship. Once we feel seen, heard and held without judgement, we naturally began to heal. Do you have anywhere in your life that you get to feel that way? If not, allow me to be that for you.
(831) 888-1750
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
I am SO glad you found me! There are a million different kinds of therapy, but what truly makes therapy effective is the relationship. Once we feel seen, heard and held without judgement, we naturally began to heal. Do you have anywhere in your life that you get to feel that way? If not, allow me to be that for you.
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Louisa Squires
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Feeling STUCK? I'd like to help. Maybe you're struggling with an important relationship, tired of feeling stressed or depressed all the time, wondering why a past trauma keeps haunting you or why you continue to do those things that keep you from being the person you want to be. My clients are teens and adults who are seeking greater satisfaction and meaning in their lives. People see me for different reasons--healing, growth, life transitions, clarity. Whatever the problem that brings you to therapy, you'll find my office to be a safe, supportive and accepting space, a sanctuary.
(408) 380-3010
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Feeling STUCK? I'd like to help. Maybe you're struggling with an important relationship, tired of feeling stressed or depressed all the time, wondering why a past trauma keeps haunting you or why you continue to do those things that keep you from being the person you want to be. My clients are teens and adults who are seeking greater satisfaction and meaning in their lives. People see me for different reasons--healing, growth, life transitions, clarity. Whatever the problem that brings you to therapy, you'll find my office to be a safe, supportive and accepting space, a sanctuary.
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Ryan Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are mental health struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Are mental health struggles blocking you from being your ideal self? I am a therapist who will work in partnership with you to help find the balance, contentedness, and the fulfillment in life you deserve. I utilize a collaborative, empathetic approach while not shying away from occasionally challenging you in a way that respects you as an individual.
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Ellen Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Imagine confusion and emotional pain transforming into wisdom and clarity. As a seasoned therapist I offer compassionate support in a safe, comfortable environment. Incorporating body, mind and spirit in a practical approach to growth and change, I have successfully helped many individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and depression and improve their relationships. As we learn to see things more clearly, anger can be transformed into compassion, and fear can dissolve into acceptance, allowing us to be fully present and alive to celebrate our lives with joy and happiness.
(831) 613-1230
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Imagine confusion and emotional pain transforming into wisdom and clarity. As a seasoned therapist I offer compassionate support in a safe, comfortable environment. Incorporating body, mind and spirit in a practical approach to growth and change, I have successfully helped many individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and depression and improve their relationships. As we learn to see things more clearly, anger can be transformed into compassion, and fear can dissolve into acceptance, allowing us to be fully present and alive to celebrate our lives with joy and happiness.
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Kevin M Weiland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.
(650) 864-8920
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Suffering comes in many forms. It is personal and intimate and often times overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. But you don’t have to face it alone. Many people have sought my help for feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, and an out of balance work-life; others, for unresolved trauma , PTSD, and other stress-related disorders which keep people trapped in disregulated states of being; still others because they were unhappy with their life and the spark of their passion was dim.
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James ‘Jamie' Martin Hollomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MS, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Without mincing words, I'm a very good therapist and I love my job. With 26 years experience at 3 youth and adult clinics, including 10 years now in private practice, I've met with such a variety of people in about 34,224 sessions over this time! Educated at Harvard, Penn and CA State Chico, I have remarkable ability to see through a person's upset to your wonderful spirit and strengths. I'm a great detective at identifying the core issues. I'm romantic at heart, so I love getting people through difficult periods to come out shining! I congratulate you for your courage in seeking help. Call Me!
(831) 531-2136
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Without mincing words, I'm a very good therapist and I love my job. With 26 years experience at 3 youth and adult clinics, including 10 years now in private practice, I've met with such a variety of people in about 34,224 sessions over this time! Educated at Harvard, Penn and CA State Chico, I have remarkable ability to see through a person's upset to your wonderful spirit and strengths. I'm a great detective at identifying the core issues. I'm romantic at heart, so I love getting people through difficult periods to come out shining! I congratulate you for your courage in seeking help. Call Me!
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Pearl Chaiyarat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi! Coming from a holistic background, philosophy, and lifestyle, healing from a mind, body, and spirit perspective is deeply integrated into my work. Supporting people to express their authentic selves, I utilize several modalities. Some include Art, Somatic Techniques, CBT, and Mindfulness. I am also trained in Brief Therapy methods for those who want support with a specific challenge or prefer therapy in small pieces at a time. I love working with children, adolescents, and their families. I also work with individual adults struggling with challenges that life naturally brings. I look forward to meeting you!
(831) 731-5801
Verified
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
Hi! Coming from a holistic background, philosophy, and lifestyle, healing from a mind, body, and spirit perspective is deeply integrated into my work. Supporting people to express their authentic selves, I utilize several modalities. Some include Art, Somatic Techniques, CBT, and Mindfulness. I am also trained in Brief Therapy methods for those who want support with a specific challenge or prefer therapy in small pieces at a time. I love working with children, adolescents, and their families. I also work with individual adults struggling with challenges that life naturally brings. I look forward to meeting you!

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