Karuna John Cayton, MFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Soquel
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.
With the exploding interest in Mindfulness and its effects on mental health, my rich background in Buddhist Psychology allows me to offer interventions and techniques that go far beyond common mindfulness practices. I also teach workshops in the integration of Buddhist and modern psychology and psychotherapy. The key is to become your own therapist/coach.
But, don't be scared by my Buddhist background. I never push any philosophical ideas on anyone. The ideas from my Buddhist background are universal and apply to anyone. I am just sharing with you what it is that informs my thinking. Skype or FaceTime meetings are welcomed.
Call or Email Karuna John Cayton for a free phone consultation now - (831) 298-5823


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: JFK University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: MFT 31860 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Author - The Misleading Mind / Senior Trainer - CBMT


  • Spirituality
  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian
Alternative Languages: Nepalese, some Tibetan
Religious Orientation: Buddhist


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Senior Trainer in Corporate Based Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017
Karuna John Cayton, MFT, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Soquel

Karuna John Cayton

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA