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Therapists in Santa Cruz

Vivian 'Finn' Gratton, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
“Do you want to feel better without conforming to someone else’s idea of wellness to do so? Are you looking for ways to help your children without them feeling that something is wrong with them and needs to be fixed? I specialize in working with adults and children who have found themselves “out-of-the-box” in one way or another, whether that be high sensitivity or learning, neurological, or physical differences, gender expression or sexual orientation and expression, or simply an unconventional experience and expression of life.
(831) 216-5386
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Diana Elwyn, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
“I have spent the past 25 years of my career learning about and treating men, women and adolescents with disordered eating. Research shows that early and aggressive treatment of eating disorders provides the best chance for a full recovery. I am therefore very passionate about early intervention. I have done extensive training in evidence based therapies, such as Family Based "Maudsley" Therapy , Therapeutic Meal Support Groups, Enhanced CBT, DBT, and Intuitive Eating/Health at Every Size. I am a member of CAMFT, APTED, and IAEDP and am committed to ongoing training, completing twice the required licensing CEU's annually.
(831) 440-8351
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Pattie Tomnitz, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
“I believe strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit, the ability to grow through adversity, and learn new ways of responding that lead to well-being. Learning skills to regulate one's emotions, quiet the mind, reduce self-criticism, and increase self-compassion move clients toward happiness and greater self-acceptance.Gaining a broader picture, giving new meaning to the past and discovering the gift of strengths within often emerges from the transformative work we do together. I believe that we all go through difficult times in life. Asking for support is not easy, it takes courage and strength to do so.
(831) 531-4728
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Desiree Foxworthy, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“I think we've all been there: knowing something needs to change but not sure what to do or which way to go. Difficult times can overwhelm a person's ability to move forward in life. You may feel stuck, and not sure why. Relationships may not be going well, whether with a spouse/partner or friends and coworkers. Often, people find themselves in trouble with substance use, in an unhealthy attempt to cope that just makes things worse in the long run. Sometimes only a few sessions with a therapist can provide clarity and sense of relief.
(831) 216-1390
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Donald Seldeen, Psychologist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Psychologist, PhD, Clinica, Psychol
“Everyone has an innate ability to enjoy a life balanced with love, work and play. When personal issues and uncomfortable feelings block this ability, we need to grow and heal. My calm, gentle nature and use of humor helps people explore and resolve these blocks. Humor is important for relaxing with light-hearted laughter and making shifts in one’s life are intertwined. I’ve helped numerous couples repair broken relationships, heal hurts and resentments, while reestablishing meaningful communication. A sense of safety, relief, and a softening of the heart occurs as each partner feels heard and understood. Blaming stops and problem solving begins.
(831) 621-5214
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Brigid Ryan, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
“Ready to move forward in your life, rather than feeling stuck? Are you looking for new ways, since old ways no longer work? Do you want to step up to a new level of satisfaction and interaction? This is what I help people do. My aim is to help you get quick relief and balance in your daily life now. Then to help you have a full felt-sense of the patterns and beliefs that hold you back currently. With this deep understanding, you can try out sustaining choices that come directly from your experience of your own life wisdom.
(831) 531-4849
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Lorena Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
“Empathy is the root of my work. People usually seek therapy due to depression, anxiety or pain regarding relationships. In an atmosphere of warmth and compassion, my goal is to help you deal with painful emotions and to understand and accept yourself. I am an exquisite listener with an ability to soothe others pain. Self Psychology is the theory which informs my work. It's based on seeing the world through the other person's eyes. I've also had two years in a study program at the CG Jung Institute and am a 30 year practitioner of meditation.
(831) 238-9331
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Rebecca Machado, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
“Congratulations on taking the first, often overwhelming, step in finding a therapist. I work with people who come to seek resolve from a part of life that isn't working for them. I encourage a collaborative model of engaging in exploration of what isn't working, and in developing constructive solutions that match the unique qualities and life circumstances of each person.
(831) 250-0707
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Lara Lenington, Psychologist  in Santa Cruz
“The heart of my work is compassion and curiosity. It is my goal to instill these into my clients. I believe each person is innately health seeking. Each of us can find our way off this healthy path for very important and powerful reasons. We work together to understand these reasons with deep compassion. With curiosity we look to discover ways to get back on the path to the healthiest self. I discovered over the past decade that compassion allows us to move on and that with curiosity new choices emerge which can allow for deep, profound and lasting change.
(831) 272-4982
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Sara L Masoner, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
“As parents we want the best for our children, but our children sometimes challege us. Children can engage in a variety of behaviors that show they are struggling with their feelings. If your child is disruptive at home or in school, has difficulty focusing, is easily frustrated, and angry, has difficulty making friends and getting along with peers, is doing poorly at school or refusing to attend, has started having bedwetting and/or daytime accidents, or is engaging in risky and self-destructive behaviors, he or she may need therapy to resolve underlying conflicts, process feelings. or to learn new skills
(408) 837-4364
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Linda Bloombecker, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
“My ideal client is motivated to be honest, courageous in exploring themselves, and committed to the therapeutic goals we set together.
(831) 667-5322
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Louanne Ellison, Psychologist  in Santa Cruz
“Your decision to explore and heal your life's experiences is an everlasting gift to yourself. I shall support you with unconditional acceptance and caring attention using those methods needed to discover your inherent inner strength and wisdom as you travel your transformative journey. I can especially help with anxiety producing stress, depression, grief, trauma, depression, spiritual, and relationship issues. I supervise Vanessa Wilson, a MFT Intern, with a MA degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psycholgy. She is experienced in working with teens, families, and adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, family issues, and LGBT issues.
(408) 641-3685
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Genevieve Friedberg, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
“Do you want more ease, joy, and meaning in your life? Therapy can help. Aside from having the obvious goal of relieving anxiety, confusion, or pain and suffering, therapy can profoundly enrich your life. The more we befriend, understand, and accept ourselves just as we are, the more we can respond to the challenges that come our way from choice rather than habitual reaction. To facilitate this I offer an openhearted, authentic presence along with mindfulness-based tools that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and the process of healing.
(831) 272-0358
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Lauren Crux, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
“I enjoy working with anyone who feels motivated to change, who wants to end unnecessary suffering, and who has just enough courage to face what is hurting and not working in her or his life. I have over 40 years of experience and I'll work carefully with you to heal old hurts, unburden what's not working, and help you move into a full, meaningful and happy life.
(831) 291-5423
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Katherine M. Zwick, Counselor  in Santa Cruz
“As a counselor with expertise in and passion for the treatment of eating disorders, relational difficulties, process addictions, and trauma, I offer outpatient recovery counseling with a direct, empathic, dynamic style. Together, we can discover not only the roots of what holds you back from living into your authentic self but also the tools that you need to move forward in your life with confidence and joy. In addition to providing outpatient recovery counseling, I'm also the incoming Clinical Director of The Lotus Collaborative, an eating disorder treatment center in the heart of Santa Cruz.
(831) 453-0416
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Lauren Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
“You are uncomfortable - Something is bothering you. You need resolution about an issue, event, experience or relationship. I work in a collaborative/relational model with people who have had experiences that they have not had the opportunity to fully integrate yet. I use talk therapy, imagery, metaphor, hypnosis, EMDR, Positive Psychology, and Sensorimotor. Often clients report being disinterested in a formerly distressing topic after treatment. I'm comfortable working many types of issues including trauma, PTSD, ACA, sexual abuse, panic attacks or phobias, anxiety or depression, sorrow, people who have suffered losses or relationship breakups, people with mysterious physical ailments.
(831) 824-4945
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Sandra Allen, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
“I look forward to meeting each new client and getting to know him or her. I know with our busy lives we all have a number of stressors and conflicts. Sometime our usual ways of dealing with these no longer work. My goal is to help you find effective ways to deal with these stressors, so that you can complete therapy feeling happier, more in charge of your life, and can reach that place deep inside where each of us is our very best self.
(831) 269-5023
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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
Adriana Guevara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Santa Cruz
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
“I am committed to reducing human suffering and enhancing the experience of life as a joyful event. Do you want to learn to live your life better? Do you find yourself thinking too much about the past or worrying too much about the future? Are you faced with stressful life challenges such as a new diagnosis, a disability, or conflict at work or in your relationships? Psychotherapy offers something no other discipline does: A person who listens to you without judgment and fosters understanding. Psychotherapy can also be a place to learn new skills to improve your daily life.
(831) 740-8061
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
“I work with people experiencing issues around grief and loss, health, work, spouses, friends, children, moving as well as preparing. For their own diminished capabilities. Taking time learning of former functioning and how they coped leads to my guiding with respect for the clients strengths, as well as weaknesses.
(831) 359-4953
Santa Cruz, California 95062
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