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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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(831) 777-4635
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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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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse."
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(408) 320-0201
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Suicidal Ideation
"My approach is to help clients right where they are at and assist them on a path toward wholeness. I work with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specialties are treating anxiety, grief, depression, addictions, life's stressors, PTSD, and molest/abuse."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
Suicidal Ideation
(408) 872-8957
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
" Please note that I am currently, not accepting new clients. You can still email me and I will put you on my waiting list. Life can be more rewarding with empathetic support and gentle guidance. I became a therapist to help others live a fuller, happier life. My years as Marriage and Family Therapist, help me provide you with the skills you need to ease your emotional pain, build better relationships and change your life for the better. I am spiritual and my practice is based on empathy, deep understanding and compassion. I can also provide you with the coping skills to live a better happier life."
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"Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families."
Suicidal Ideation
(831) 216-5398
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Suicidal Ideation
"Are you suffering from the effects of trauma in your life? Are you finding that talk therapy alone is not shifting patterns of mood and behavior? I am a holistic psychotherapist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and I specialize in understanding your nervous system. Trauma is destabilizing and leads to nervous system dysregulation and a sense of the loss of self. I incorporate SE to facilitate a sense of boundary, containment, and orientation to the present moment. I use a non-pathologizing perspective and view symptoms within the context of experience. I've found SE to be useful for individuals, couples, and families."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"We are all living through scary and intense times. Are you struggling with adjusting to life in-doors? Do you have children that are out of school, and you're not as calm and patient as your were before? Are your children overwhelmed and anxious/sad about missing their friends? Maybe you are worried about your community or the state of the world. Maybe you have always felt a little uneasy, but now it's unbearable. Let's get you the help you need."
Suicidal Ideation
(510) 454-8872
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Suicidal Ideation
"We are all living through scary and intense times. Are you struggling with adjusting to life in-doors? Do you have children that are out of school, and you're not as calm and patient as your were before? Are your children overwhelmed and anxious/sad about missing their friends? Maybe you are worried about your community or the state of the world. Maybe you have always felt a little uneasy, but now it's unbearable. Let's get you the help you need."
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Santa Cruz, California 95064
"Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com"
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(831) 216-5067
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Santa Cruz, California 95064
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Suicidal Ideation
"Are you seeking counseling for you, your teen, or your family? Considering divorce or developing your will or trust & need support? My name is Keith Britany, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Private practice offices in Los Gatos & Santa Cruz, CA. My goal is assisting you in identifying your strengths, needs & concerns and find ways to use those strengths to build a better outcome for you and those in your life. Keith Britany LMFT, Helping Individuals and Families Live Healthier Lives. Services include: Therapy, Mediation, Collaborative Trusts and Estates, Collaborative Divorce & Communication Coaching. 831-566-3728, www.therapy-and-coaching.com"
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Is worry, stress, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, and/or a feeling a lack of direction are weighting heavily on you? Are these emotions and thoughts impacting your health, work, and/or relationships. Have you have tried to ignore and avoid these painful thoughts or feelings as best you can, but it not longer seems to work and you are ready to try something new?"
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(510) 681-0651
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"Is worry, stress, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, and/or a feeling a lack of direction are weighting heavily on you? Are these emotions and thoughts impacting your health, work, and/or relationships. Have you have tried to ignore and avoid these painful thoughts or feelings as best you can, but it not longer seems to work and you are ready to try something new?"
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"You are seeking support, so the process of change has already begun!... yet finding the 'right' therapist is important. While many clinicians have similar skills to address your concerns, it's actually their personality, life experience, and ability to relate to YOU that determines the success of your therapy. Profile pictures and professional statements are helpful, but the best way to determine if it's a "good fit" is to speak in person! I offer a free 30-minute consultation and am happy to connect with you and answer your questions today."
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(831) 216-5110
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Suicidal Ideation
"You are seeking support, so the process of change has already begun!... yet finding the 'right' therapist is important. While many clinicians have similar skills to address your concerns, it's actually their personality, life experience, and ability to relate to YOU that determines the success of your therapy. Profile pictures and professional statements are helpful, but the best way to determine if it's a "good fit" is to speak in person! I offer a free 30-minute consultation and am happy to connect with you and answer your questions today."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"I am committed to reducing human suffering and enhancing the experience of life as a joyful event. Do you want to learn to live your life better? Do you find yourself thinking too much about the past or worrying too much about the future? Are you faced with stressful life challenges such as a new diagnosis, a disability, or conflict at work or in your relationships? Psychotherapy offers something no other discipline does: A person who listens to you without judgment and fosters understanding. Psychotherapy can also be a place to learn new skills to improve your daily life."
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(831) 740-8061
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"I am committed to reducing human suffering and enhancing the experience of life as a joyful event. Do you want to learn to live your life better? Do you find yourself thinking too much about the past or worrying too much about the future? Are you faced with stressful life challenges such as a new diagnosis, a disability, or conflict at work or in your relationships? Psychotherapy offers something no other discipline does: A person who listens to you without judgment and fosters understanding. Psychotherapy can also be a place to learn new skills to improve your daily life."
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
Suicidal Ideation
(831) 612-1914
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Suicidal Ideation
"If you're looking for a supportive, holistic environment to address your needs or the needs of your child, I invite you to contact me. I am passionate about helping children of all ages and backgrounds reach their fullest potential. Children are their own remarkable individuals that often defy labels or categories and have needs that aren't readily met through routine techniques. Where traditional office- based talk therapy may fall short, I have developed methods to fill that gap through sessions involving outdoor exploration, imaginative play, insightful thinking, yoga and mindfulness. I create an environment of openness without judgement, the freedom to"
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
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(831) 216-6826
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"With a passion for inspiring individuals to claim their own personal excellence, my expertise is in understanding interpersonal dynamics, and successfully coaching individuals, couples, families and groups into reaching their highest self. My background includes a degree in Organizational Communication, a ten year career as a Technical/Corporate Instructor, and six years providing coaching with a Master of Arts in MFT. Along with my private practice, I teach psychology and management classes for University Of Phoenix and am completing a book, Mental Health For Consumers. I look forward to our meeting and the potential of becoming part of your journey."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues."
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(831) 245-3983
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"Feeling anxious or worried? Too busy for therapy during the work week? I'm available for Friday afternoon and Sunday appointments. I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges, reduce stress levels, and lead richer, fuller lives. I am an interactive, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapist. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others."
Suicidal Ideation
(831) 269-5016
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
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Suicidal Ideation
"Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others."
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
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"I use a strength-based approach to help my clients decrease anxiety, improve mood, and strengthen relationships. I have worked with "at risk" children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in the Santa Cruz area for the past 20 years. My non-judgmental approach assists with building trust as we work collaboratively to achieve the client's goals. I have extensive experience navigating the educational, social, criminal justice, and mental health systems."
Suicidal Ideation
(831) 706-4518
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Suicidal Ideation
"I use a strength-based approach to help my clients decrease anxiety, improve mood, and strengthen relationships. I have worked with "at risk" children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in the Santa Cruz area for the past 20 years. My non-judgmental approach assists with building trust as we work collaboratively to achieve the client's goals. I have extensive experience navigating the educational, social, criminal justice, and mental health systems."
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Santa Cruz, California 95062
"Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow."
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(831) 920-5175
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Suicidal Ideation
"Do you get the feeling that there are parts of yourself that are blocking you from the life you want to live? Do you feel like you over-react to common things? Do you sometimes feel that you just can't get past your past? I offer an opportunity for you to change how you see yourself. Challenges can be seen as opportunities for growth. Aspects of the self and experiences that are feared can be understood as windows to greater wisdom. Through this healing, past wounds are seen as openings for understanding to grow."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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Santa Cruz, California 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."
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(831) 216-0214
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"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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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"As your therapist, my goal – and my passion – is understanding what is most important to you, and what you need to be your best and happiest self. My approach involves building on your strengths as an individual, and using your personal values as a guide to create a fulfilling and authentic life. Additionally, my approach is present- and future-focused... To paraphrase psychoanalyst Philip Bromberg: I do not treat clients for what was done to them in the past, but for what they do to THEMSELVES because of what was done to them in the past. "
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(831) 226-0042
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"As your therapist, my goal – and my passion – is understanding what is most important to you, and what you need to be your best and happiest self. My approach involves building on your strengths as an individual, and using your personal values as a guide to create a fulfilling and authentic life. Additionally, my approach is present- and future-focused... To paraphrase psychoanalyst Philip Bromberg: I do not treat clients for what was done to them in the past, but for what they do to THEMSELVES because of what was done to them in the past. "
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Santa Cruz, California 95063
" I am a believer in the Existential/Humanistic school of thought and the importance of making meaning in our lives. By meeting my clients in the here-and-now, I am able to work with them where they are presently, without going too far ahead of them or getting bogged down in the past. I’m collaborative, creative, and believe in an integrated approach when working with people. No single form of therapy works for all clients, so I am comfortable using different psychotherapeutic approaches. I believe that true psychological healing comes from the experience the client has with the clinician, so the relationship itself is of great value"
Suicidal Ideation
(831) 263-1407
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Santa Cruz, California 95063
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Suicidal Ideation
" I am a believer in the Existential/Humanistic school of thought and the importance of making meaning in our lives. By meeting my clients in the here-and-now, I am able to work with them where they are presently, without going too far ahead of them or getting bogged down in the past. I’m collaborative, creative, and believe in an integrated approach when working with people. No single form of therapy works for all clients, so I am comfortable using different psychotherapeutic approaches. I believe that true psychological healing comes from the experience the client has with the clinician, so the relationship itself is of great value"
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
"Are you looking for more ease in your life? Perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and can't find enough time for yourself. Maybe you're in the midst of a challenging life transition, or experiencing some symptoms that may concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and can impact our relationships. I offer a comfortable, safe space to explore and problem solve. My approach is relaxed and conversational, and I enjoy serving as witness and collaborator in offering tools to help you re-connect with your internal wisdom."
Suicidal Ideation
(708) 866-0357
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Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Suicidal Ideation
"Are you looking for more ease in your life? Perhaps you're in a role of caring for others and can't find enough time for yourself. Maybe you're in the midst of a challenging life transition, or experiencing some symptoms that may concern you. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, or unresolved trauma can interfere with moving forward and can impact our relationships. I offer a comfortable, safe space to explore and problem solve. My approach is relaxed and conversational, and I enjoy serving as witness and collaborator in offering tools to help you re-connect with your internal wisdom."

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If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Santa Cruz, please call a Santa Cruz therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in Santa Cruz who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

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

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