TherapistS


Deb Abbott, MA, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist, #MFT27643

Offices in Santa Cruz and Soquel

(831) 345-1925

I enjoy working with people of all identities and backgrounds who are seeking a comfortable, collaborative space to transition, come out, grow, heal, and increase happiness.

“Give light and people will find the way.”
— Ella Baker

Activist Issues | Anxiety & Stress | Coming Out Queer | Communication Skills | Depression | Disability, Deafness, lllness | Gender Transitions | Grief, Loss, Aging | Managing Microaggressions | Parenting | Substance Recovery | Surviving University Culture | Trauma & Abuse | Vegan/Vegetarian Identities | Work-Life Balance

debabbott.lmft@gmail.com

Facebook:
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TransLove Support Group Santa Cruz

www.debabbott.com


Antonia TERESA Amore-Broccoli, LCSW

Therapy for the Heart and Soul 

5905 Soquel Drive, Suite 200
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 566-4409
Antonialcsw@therapyfortheheartandsoul.com  
therapyfortheheartandsoul.com

Anxiety & Stress, Academic and Career Coaching, Aging and Life Transitions,Communication and Relationship Skills, Depression, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Trauma and PTSD

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do.
— Mother Teresa

Health, Medical and Disabilities, Parenting/Co Parenting,  Lesbian/Feminist and Women's' Specific Issues, Queer Youth / FTM Gender Transitions, Marijuana Addiction and Recovery

Mindfulness, Meditation, Spirituality, Gentle Yoga and Breath Work, EMDR and Expressive Art/Soul Collage

Private Pay, Out of Network, Contact Provider for Medicare, Central Coast Alliance for Health (Beacon). Blue Shield/Blue Cross and Cigna and Victim Witness. OUT of Network and Private Pay. 


STEPHEN L. BRAVEMAN, LMFT

DST Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #MFC 28926
AASECT Certified Diplomate of Sex Therapy & Supervisor
Gender & Sexual Abuse Specialist. Sacred Tantra Educator

Intimacy, Sexuality, and Gender Center of Monterey

494 Alvarado Street, Suite A, Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey
(831) 375-7553

info@isgcmonterey.com

http://www.isgcmonterey

Monterey Transitional Support Group is the only professionally led psychotherapy group on the central coast. Facilitated by Stephen Braveman and co-facilitated by Wanda Braveman.  A safe and confidential group addressing the needs of Trans Women, Trans Men, Gender Queer, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex people. Pre-op, Post-op and Non-op warmly welcomed! Call for intake. This group Meets WPATH Standards of Care.


Randolph F. Brock, Psy.D.

Psychologist

3121 Park Avenue, Suite 1
Soquel, CA 95073

(954) 647-8077

Committed to delivering high quality and individualized therapy in a warm and caring setting. I provide therapy for: Adults in Transition, Anxiety/Stress Management, Conflict resolution, Divorce, Family Issues, Gender-Identity Concerns, Relationship Counseling, Singles Issues, Substance Abuse , Women's issues and Work related Issues. I work with Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Adjustment issues, Substance Abuse, Medically related Concerns and Work related Issues.

There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take
— Fra Giovanni Giocondo 1513

Melissa S. Bernstein, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #52524

740 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831) 713-7876

Focus:  Anxiety, Communication Skills, Coming Out, Creativity, Depression, Family Therapy, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trans, Gender Expansion,  Life Transitions, Mindfulness Skills, Parenting Skills, Self-Esteem/Personal Growth, Social Isolation, Step/Blended Families, Stress Management

Client Population: Tweens, Adolescents, and Adults

Treatment Mode: Individuals, Couples, Family

Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Experiential

Keeping things simple  :-)

 

C.A.T.S.

Counseling and Therapy Services

(831) 757-7915 (ask for Kristina)

Serving the Monterey County LGBT and HIV+ communities. Safe, supportive place to talk confidentially with therapeutic staff. Affordable sliding scale.  MediCal accepted.

http://www.chservices.org/mental-health/c-a-t-s/


Connie Batten

Psychotherapist

340 Soquel Avenue, Suite 215
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

 (831) 425-4432

My particular strengths are in helping clients access sources of vitality and creative self expression as a foundation for finding inner balance, building healthy relationships, processing grief, and growing through life transitions. Member of the Santa Cruz Transgender Therapist Team. License #MFT 36050.

connote@cruzio.com

www.conniebattenpsychotherapy.com


Jen "Harper" Cheaney, MA, LMFT

725 Front Street, Suite 200
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 471-7143

Providing a safe, non-judgmental space for kids, teens, families, and adults to uncover their unique truths and live more authentically. Gender expansive and LGBTQIA+ clients welcome!

cheaneypsychotherapy@gmail.com

cheaneypsychotherapy.com

 

Lauren Crux, MFT

Psychotherapy and Counseling

740 Front Street, Suite 378
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 425-8700

I enjoy working with anyone who feels motivated to change and who wants to end unnecessary suffering. 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. I am influenced by IFS (Internal Family Systems therapy), Buddhist psychology, mindfulness studies, existential psychotherapy and relational psychoanalysis.

www.laurencrux.com


Melissa Fritchle, LMFT, Sex Therapist

Holistic Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples

Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 471-5797

I believe sexuality is an important and vibrant part of everyone's life. I want people to be able to define for themselves what their sexuality is and how they will express it. I want couples, or other relationship units, to be able to work together to create a sex life that inspires and feeds them throughout the changing course of their relationship. My therapy approach is holistic bringing all parts of self and identity and health into the discussion.

melissa@mf-therapy.com

www.mf-therapy.com

 

Vivian "Finn" Gratton, LMFT, LPCC

Somatic Therapy

725 Front Street, Suite 200
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 429-7899

Supporting youth &  adults in being who they are and want to be, specializing in trauma, neurodiversity, trans*, LGBTIQA,  trauma, and in heartful, playful growth.

viviangratton@calcentral.com

www.viviangratton.com

 

Shane Hill, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher

PO Box 573
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0573

(831) 423-0849

I provide awareness-centered therapy and life coaching for adults and couples who want to know themselves more deeply, experience less personal suffering or live a more authentic life. I specialize in mindfulness principles, psychological and spiritual self-evolvement, GLBT, and advanced couples therapy training.

info@shane-hill.com

www.shane-hill.com

 

The Lotus Collaborative

Eating Disorder Recovery Center

701 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 600-7103

At TLC we have culturally sensitive certified therapists that understand how sexual orientation and gender identity are often key issues in the recovery process.

info@thelotuscollaborative.com

www.thelotuscollaborative.com


Jessica Merring, MFT

4113 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 104
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(831) 252-0008

Providing individuals and families with compassionate, client-centered therapy for 20 years. Issues including; anxiety, OCD, depression, GLBTQ issues, parenting, and behavioral issues in children. Many insurances accepted.

jmerring@aol.com

jessicamerring.com

 

Greg Rowe-Pasos -- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Working with the LGBT community since 1992

500 Chestnut Street, Suite 175A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 708-8381

Helping men and couples break through stuckness to find more ease and intimacy in your life.
Call for a free phone consultation.

greg@ThrivingCounseling.com

http://thrivingcounseling.com


Santa Cruz Transgender Therapist Team

PO Box 573
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0573

(831) 454-8270

The SC Trans* Therapist Team is committed to supporting trans*/transgender people and their families.  For therapy support, call or visit the website below.

http://sctrans.org/mental-health/

 

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Senechal Consulting

Professor BioPsychology & Behavior Analyst/Therapist

Senechal Consulting
Santa Cruz Wellness Center
501 Mission Street #103
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(650) 866-1499

Empowering your Diversity, Creativity, and Life! I am, respect, and support a diverse identity: LBGTQIA+, Queer, GenderQueer, Non-Binary, as well as Autism/Asperger's communities.

senechalconsulting@gmail.com


Shine a Light Counseling Center

A non-profit counseling center

550 Water Street
Building C, Suite 3
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 246-0069

We are a non-profit counseling center in Santa Cruz & Monterey counties. Our goal is to provide high quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income.

 

info@shinealightcounseling.com

www.shinealightcounseling.com


Canon J. Western, Marriage and Family Therapist

Psychotherapy for Healing and Growth

147 River Street South, Suite 204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 454-9155

Working with you to make your relationship work -- Specializing in couples therapy; individuals welcome also. Supporting health in the LGBTQ community for over 25 years.

www.canonwestern.com