Tim Desmond

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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Tim Desmond

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Westside Healing Arts Center
406 Mission Street
Suite E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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(831) 201-5636
Offers online therapy

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About

“A longtime meditator and skilled clinician, Tim Desmond offers exceptionally clear, accessible, and insightful guidance in how to facilitate deep transformation while addressing the spectrum of emotional suffering” — Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
I specialize in working with people who want to make a major change in their lives but are feeling stuck. You can learn more about my approach to therapy by checking out one of my books (tinyurl.com/bdd4bkty), reading a summary here (timdesmond.net/philosophy) or listening to an interview (timdesmond.net/interviews).
BIO: Tim Desmond is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Antioch University, and student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. His publications include Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (W.W.Norton, 2015), The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook (W.W.Norton, 2017), and How to Stay Human in a F-cked Up World (HarperOne, 2019).
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $350
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 48905

Location

Westside Healing Arts Center
406 Mission Street
Suite E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Call Tim Desmond
(831) 201-5636
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-compassion
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Buddhist
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Self-Compassion
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 20 Sep 2022
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Tim Desmond

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT