Nate Weinstein, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
As a therapist my job is to work with you to find the change in life that you seek. I'm trained to work with people from both an Eastern and Western approaches to psychotherapy. I work with families around divorce, school issues, mental illness, problems with behavior, screen-time, etc. I also work with individuals experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, anger and important life decisions. I'm happy to speak with you over the phone to talk further about my approach to therapy, your concerns, and how it is that I may be able to help you at this point.
People come to therapy for every reason imaginable. I'm here to help you figure out if therapy is right for you, and if so, help you get to the place you want to get to. Therapy can be long term or short, but it is different for everyone.
Alongside my training in traditional Western therapies, I also offer Eastern based Japanese approaches to therapy including Naikan therapy, Morita therapy, Kaizen and Shinrin-Yoku. My studies in Japanese psychology reach back to 2004 as I spent time in Japan conducting thesis research. Please contact me to learn more about Japanese (Zen) based therapy.
Call or Email Nate Weinstein for a free phone consultation now - (831) 272-0033


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Humboldt State University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: MFC 48570 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Any PPO insurance plan
  • Beacon
  • Health Net
  • Intermountain Healthcare EAP
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • RBH (Reliant Behavioral Health) EAP
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Intern supervision
  • Certificate: ToDo Institute of Japanese Psychology/Morita, Kaizen, Naikan Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2013

Nate Weinstein's Groups

Intern Supervision Group

Ongoing weekly intern supervision group. The group is located next to Dominican Hospital and is held from 11am to 1pm each Thursday. Please inquire if you are interested in joining.

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SC-CAMFT Pre-licensed Therapist Support Group

Prelicensed Support Group: This is an ongoing monthly group serving students, trainees, interns, and licensed professionals. The group meets on the 1st Friday of each month from 12:15-1:45pm at the office of Sylvia Yee, Santa Cruz, CA. Call (831) 566-3728 or email internsupport for more information. This group is available to chapter members and interested prospective interns/professionals.

More about this group


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Mood Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Supervision

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Morita therapy, Naikan introspection and Kaizen
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 16 May 2017
Nate Weinstein, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Nate Weinstein

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT