Barbara Bailey-Porter, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
I look forward to helping you through compassion, acceptance, and non-judgmental support. I can help you experience peace, balance and harmony using Art Therapy and /or Internal Family Systems Therapy. Both therapeutic approaches are an effective way to access empowerment, self-confidence, decision making ability, relieve undesirable behavior/thoughts, and it engages both sides of the brain so that you are fully present with your life. It increases awareness of self and others and helps you experience success. I can help you access "parts" of your "Self" and rebuild the way you think about the various aspects of your personality, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
I enjoy working with children and watching them become the person they are meant to be, with a strong sense of self and experiencing good contact with teachers, parents, peers, and their world in general. I help children and teens develop an increased sense of self by using art and expressive play.
Call or Email Barbara Bailey-Porter for a free phone consultation now - (831) 216-1296


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Notre Dame de Namur University
  • License No. and State: MFC50950 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • MHN
  • Victim Witness
  • Will bill all insurances out of network
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015
Barbara Bailey-Porter, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Barbara Bailey-Porter

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT