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Therapists in Santa Cruz County

Hasanna Fletcher, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Soquel
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
“People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
(831) 272-4949
Soquel, California 95073
Larsa Mirza, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Capitola
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“Hello! My passion is for people to know their worth, and to walk alongside them in their journey to belief in that worth. I use a variety of interventions from different backgrounds, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art, and play. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to individual counseling, I am also available to work with couples and families. I am here to support clients through a number of struggles, including depression, anxiety, family and peer conflict, trauma, and cultural, ethnic and spiritual issues.
(831) 346-1149
Capitola, California 95010
John L Doonan, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Capitola
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“I enjoy working with families and individuals around the complexities of young adulthood and adolescence. I have professional and as well as personal experience with these issues and have great empathy for the stresses that occur around raising a difficult child. I also have expertise in the treatment of chemical dependency, trauma, depression and anxiety.For the last ten years I have been using Neurofeeback as an adjunct in the treatment of trauma, anxiety,depression, OCD and ADD.
(408) 641-5697
Capitola, California 95010
Karen Ouse, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Aptos
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
“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.
(831) 216-5398
Aptos, California 95003
Leah Flagg-Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
“Are you struggling with hard questions: Can my relationship be saved? Are things ever going to change? Seeking counseling can be a scary and confusing time; though it can also bring a new found feeling of hopefulness. I can help you make positive changes. We will work together, in a safe and supportive environment, to gain a better understanding of what is going on and find positive solutions for you.
(831) 246-0588
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Laura Kurek, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Aptos
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“Do you wish things in your life were different? Maybe it's a relationship that is wearing you down...a family member who is causing you stress or a marriage that has drifted apart. Maybe your kids are struggling and you feel like a failure...you're not sure what to do. Or maybe it's you that you wish you could change...you wish you felt happy instead of stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Whatever your situation, you wish things were different. You're tired of living in survival mode, missing out on all that life has to offer.
(831) 460-2550 x15
Aptos, California 95003
Karuna John Cayton, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Capitola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
“I have been working as a counselor and coach since 1992. But probably what makes my approach most unique is my 12 years living in Nepal from 1975-1988 and my deep study of Buddhist psychology. I blend these deep ideas into the work I do in a secular manner. I have recently published The Misleading Mind: How we create our own problems and how Buddhist Psychology can help us solve them. Check it out. the key to happiness is mental health. The key to mental health is a balanced and wise mind so one can, ultimately, become one's own therapist and coach.
(831) 298-5823
Capitola, California 95010
Susan Matthews Scott, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
“I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 20 years experience, I work with a broad spectrum of clients. I have presented at international trainings on how the body stores emotions and trauma, the transforming work of inner identities and living from one's Essential Self. I am an interactive and dynamic therapist. I provide support and practical feedback to help address life's challenges. I integrate complimentary modalities and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding I work with each individual to help build and attain the personal growth they're striving for.
(831) 272-4999
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Alison Hunter, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Soquel
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
“I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
(831) 621-5240
Soquel, California 95073
Kathy Gusewelle, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Aptos
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
“Good therapy experiences are enlivening, collaborative and honest. I have over 25 years experience as a Depth Psychotherapist helping people gain greater self-awareness about what triggers negative emotional reactivity and self sabotaging patterns. Identifying and integrating unconscious beliefs, trauma and self defeating responses can help develop emotional resilience, greater self acceptance and happiness. When we feel truly heard, seen and understood a transformative power ignites and we can risk being different and more open. Hidden in the darkest places can be found the riches treasures such as creativity, passion, purpose and being present.
(831) 621-5310
Aptos, California 95003
Andrew Purchin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
“My mission is to help you accept and tolerate any uncomfortable sensations in your body that come up when you feel: mad, sad, scared, anxious, confused, happy, joyful, elated, and whatever else you may be feeling. I want you to be less afraid of yourself and others. I want you to take risks, to love more and to be in your power. Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and open a world of possibility: Increased self confidence *A clearer sense of purpose *The ability to be calm in the face of challenge *Improved communication skills *Closer relationships and friendships. *Increased resilience.
(831) 325-0576
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Rebecca Leib, Psychologist  in Felton
“I believe in a collaborative therapeutic partnership, one that is supportive, alleviates emotional pain, and promotes growth and healing. My goal is to provide you and your family with the tools to create and maintain life-affirming change in order to lead a more balanced and empowered life.
(831) 240-4338
Felton, California 95018
Shawn Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI, CADCII, PCI
“I believe that compassion and collaboration are key to a therapuetic relationship. Through the identification of each persons strengths and resources we are all capable of navigating life's challenges and it is my role to assist in the identification and effective utilization of these strengths and resources. If you are suffering from with ADHD, Depression, Conduct Disorder, Parenting issues, Criminal Behavior, adult and adolescent Bi-polar Disorder, addiction, or the effects of trauma, neglect, and abuse please contact me by text, phone or email at 831-588-7063. I have helped many individuals, couples, and families and perhaps I can help you.
(831) 623-5151
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Louisa Squires, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“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.
(408) 606-2923
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Assessment 2000 Test Center,   in Capitola
“The ASSESSMENT 2000 Test Center offers comprehensive psycho-educational testing for college students, and adult ADHD screening and diagnostic evaluations. The professional staff specializes in testing and evaluations for current or launching college students who could benefit from accommodations for learning disabilities and/or ADHD. The psycho-educational and ADHD testing includes a report to document assessment findings, interpretation of test results, diagnostic codes, and recommended accommodations. Reports are tailored to the documentation guidelines for universities, state and community colleges, and accommodations currently available on most campuses, assistive technology centers, or mobile devices.
(831) 219-4938
Capitola, California 95010
Vanessa Ursina Kuhlman  in Santa Cruz
“My work currently focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups facing Relationship Issues, Trauma & Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction and Recovery, Criminal Psychology and Post-Incarceration Life Plans, utilizing approaches including but not limited to CBT, DBT, Systems, Somatic, Jungian, Transpersonal, Attachment, Gestalt as well as psychoanalytic and other traditional psychotherapy 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 for every individual client.
(831) 219-4127
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Tina M Clifford, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“I see my role in therapy as the person who carries your map as we walk together. You already hold the answers; through therapy, we have the opportunity to uncover them together. My style is client-centered and humanistic. I will do my best to meet you where you are and we will work from there toward where it is you'd like to be. I will work with you in a way that acknowledges and builds upon your strengths and potential. I'll strive to create an environment of mutual trust, respect and collaboration.
(831) 296-5553
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Selene Kumin Vega, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
“Our highest potential as human beings is to embrace the interdependence of all beings and to value full development of potentialities and consciousness. This involves an ongoing process of healing the wounds in our psyches, fully inhabiting our bodies, and increasing our consciousness while developing a healthy relationship with those parts of us that are unconscious, and deepening our relationships with other humans as well as with all the other inhabitants of the planet we share. Each of us has our own individual potential to grow towards, and our work together can support you in this process.
(831) 219-4881
Santa Cruz, California 95061
Tamara Ellis, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Aptos
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
“I work with adolescents, adults, couples and groups. I do both traditional "talk therapy" as well as expressive arts therapy in my fully equipped studio (on site). I also provide mediation services, reunification therapy for estrangement and alienation and collaborative law coaching. I have extensive training in trauma resolution, Enneagram, Gestalt therapy and process work/expressive arts.
(831) 269-3866
Aptos, California 95003
“I work with children, families and individuals. I specialize in pediatric mental health services, trauma, parenting support, depression and anxiety and substance abuse issues. I use play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, art activities, mindfulness and other supports to help you manage stressors in life. More of the same will not elicit different results. I can help you identify your strengths, build upon them and use them to address your concerns. Acknowledge your strengths, they are the tools for life. Personal strength leads to balance in life. When we achieve balance, we are less likely to fall over.
(831) 272-0613
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no "right way". A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different treatment methods depending on the one that works best for you.
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