Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Santa Cruz, California that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Santa Cruz, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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My name is Angela Grau and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice is centered around the idea that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. It is crucial that we explore this relationship with authenticity, curiosity...
Katie Flach
LMFT, MS
In-Person Sessions:

San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting! You might wonder if it's possible for someone to really get you and if opening up is worth the risk. I connect well with those who feel set apart from those around them or have difficulty...
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Hello! I am a queer artist, activist and therapist. I believe deeply in healing, and my practice as a therapist is one way I use my own healing journey to inform and create space for others to explore theirs. Therapy with me will focus on continuing...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

With adults and adolescents, I find my approach to focus on empathetic, nonjudgmental listening. Therapy, at its best, is a conversation where we can work together to better understand what you need, who you are, and what has happened in your life...
Annia Raysberg
BA Psych, MA Psych, LMFT
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a licensed Psychotherapist (MFC 52922) in the state of California.  I work with individuals who are 18 and over in a private practice setting.  I provide therapy over video for those who are unable to meet me at my office, on a case-by-case...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic/stressful experiences. I have helped clients that includes children, adults and families to help them find that health perception of themselves and strength in their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

From acceptance of the present moment, psychotherapy is a step into the unknown. For a moment, you forget what you thought you knew about yourself, life and the world, and see what emerges. The role of the therapist is that of a companion,...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Stacie Daniels is a licensed doctor (MD) providing Emotional Support Animal Letters for qualified patients. Her practice is open 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm. Same day ESA letters can be obtained from EzCare Medical Clinic. Visit us in-person or...
Susan Cohn
LMFC, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Cupertino, California

The foundation of my approach is strategic therapy, which honors the uniqueness of each individual and their particular concerns. This approach emphasizes the resolution of problems in  a manner that is both individualized and practical I have been...
Michael Simon
LMFT, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Louisiana

Michael has been in private practice for the last 24 years, primarily in Oakland, California. He works from a cognitive-interpersonal perspective, utilizing the insights and empirical research based in Control-Mastery theory, along with the...
Tina Stromsted
LMFT, LPC, MA, PhD, BC-DMT, RSME/T
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., MFT, LPCC, BC-DMT, RSME/T is a Jungian Analyst, licensed psychotherapist, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), and a Registered Somatic/Movement Educator & Therapist (RSME/T) with a private practice and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Stress and burnout are problems we all face in one form or another. Individuals and couples come to Therapy For Real Life to overcome burnout in their career, relationships or life more generally -- to create a life of connection and balance. Please...
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Cruz, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Having been in practice since 1976, Xander Abrams, Ph. D. is a California licensed marriage and family psychotherapist. The focus of Xander's practice is on life transition and wellness. Additional certifications include: California State...
In-Person Sessions:

Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Megan received her a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Sacramento State University, Ca. and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings ten years of experience working with individuals and families of...
Leslie Baker
LMFT, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Licensed since 1991, Leslie as a family counselor has over twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy. She graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development/Family Studies from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo....
Randi Fredricks
LMFT, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

San Jose, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I love what I do and believe it’s a privilege to be able to be of service to others. In my practice, I work individuals, couples, and families to improve all areas of their lives. I have gathered a lot of tools that I’ve found help my clients...
Deborah Simmons
LMFT, PhD
In-Person Sessions:

Burlingame, California

Primrose Healing and Wellness is a center that takes a very holistic approach to healing. It is a center staffed with trained and experienced professionals who share a common belief that every individual is unique and treatment for every person...
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Palo Alto, California

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years. My work is primarily with couples, however, I also do a great deal of work with individuals and families. I know that for most people, making the decision to see a therapist isn’t an easy one. I hope...
In-Person Sessions:

San Francisco, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? As a clinical health psychologist, I specialize in helping individuals with a range of stress-related conditions achieve long-lasting change. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help you...
Ranjan Patel
LMFT, Psy.D., CPC
In-Person Sessions:

Burlingame, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I’m in love with people. My #1 passion is people. Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your...
In-Person Sessions:

Santa Cruz, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Congratulations on looking for a therapist. We all seek support for different reasons. I became a therapist because of my own searches in the depths of my soul. I believe that this is a lot of healing available for each of us. We can incur suffering...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Nevada

My name is Laure Saint Georges Chaumet and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Nevada. Since graduating from my Master's Program in 2013, I spent the last 7 years practicing in California and Nevada working closely with...
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Pleasanton, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

Kelly received a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked with diverse populations throughout the bay area including children, adolescents,...
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Oakland, California

Teletherapy for Clients In:

California

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in downtown San Francisco. I have a warm, relational approach. I help individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, career questions, and family of origin issues. I...

Finding Mental Health Professionals in Santa Cruz, California

Looking for a therapist, counselor, or psychologist in Santa Cruz can be a time-consuming and challenging task. There are several considerations you should keep in mind when starting this process that will help guide you to a better decision.

Therapist Specialties

If you just need the support of a professional to work through some minor issues, then you can choose a therapist without being particular about their areas of expertise. But if you need help with a specific mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, phobias, or eating disorders, or if you’re looking for relationship or family counseling, then you should ideally find a Santa Cruz therapist specializing in these areas.

In addition to the conditions they treat, some therapists focus on working with specific age groups. If you’re looking for a therapist in Santa Cruz for your young child or teenager, you should seek out a professional who’s qualified to work with those age groups.

Treatment Modalities

Most therapists prefer specific treatment approaches with their patients over others. These can include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and exposure therapy, just to name a few.

Some patients research these treatment options online or consult with friends and decide for themselves which one they need. While you should ideally let the professional decide on the right modality for you, if you find that there are many suitable therapists in Santa Cruz from which to choose, you can narrow down the list based on the treatment modalities you prefer.

Personal Characteristics of the Therapist

You may prefer to work with a therapist in Santa Cruz who speaks a second language that you speak, shares your religious beliefs, or is of a certain gender, race, or ethnicity. Finding a therapist who shares your values or personal experiences may help you open up more quickly and have better chemistry with them.

Session Types

If you need that in-person, face-to-face therapy experience, then you’ll want a professional counselor in Santa Cruz who sees clients in an office. But if you prefer the convenience of working with someone who offers teletherapy sessions via videoconferencing or phone, there are plenty of therapists who provide remote sessions.

If you are not satisfied with the selection of therapists in Santa Cruz, you may want to consider teletherapy even if it’s not your first choice, as any licensed therapist in  California may legally work with you.

Getting Started with a Therapist in Santa Cruz, California

Our therapist directory includes filters to help you find therapists in Santa Cruz, California based on your criteria, including those listed above. The therapists listed here are licensed professionals who work with clients in Santa Cruz. They are subject to all applicable confidentiality regulations for mental health professionals and can be reached using the contact information they’ve provided on their profiles.