Lena Axelsson, PsyD, LMFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole and safe.
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including Relational Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Play Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and NARM somatic approaches to the treatment of trauma
My educational background includes a MA in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College in Los Angeles. I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Stockholm, Sweden a graduate certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the University of Derby in the U.K.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Lena Axelsson now - (831) 216-6727


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Ryokan College
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License No. and State: LMFT #47915 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: FHE / Somatic Experiencing P.
  • Certificate Date: 2016


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Swedish


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal
  • NARM
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017
Lena Axelsson, PsyD, LMFT, SEP, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Lena Axelsson

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, SEP