Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Scotts Valley, California.


Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety and stress seem to the two factors that are running most people's lives. Between, work, performances, home, family, friends, returning phone calls and emails and all the additional pressures of life, stress and anxiety can simply become overwhelming. Counseling and psychotherapy has an outstanding track record for helping people cope with their anxieties and stressors in life. The therapeutic relationship established by a professional counselor often substantially decreases and relieves the wave of anxiety that can paralyze anyone. Counseling along with if needed medical intervention will under most circumstance return needed control, comfort and success.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

In 95030 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Is the weight of the world on your shoulders? Is it difficult to get up in the morning and face the day, even though it was difficult to fall asleep and turn off your mind the night before? Are your relationships suffering because you feel stressed and worried most of the time? A little anxiety can be a positive push toward action, but too much anxiety and stress are unhealthy and unhelpful. I can help you learn to de-stress with relaxation techniques and anxiety management. It doesn’t have to be this hard.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety is an internal alarm system that gives us information about our internal state as well as possible danger in the external world. Often, anxiety is a signal of deeper, more intense emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear. It can also be a consequence of not living authentically. Once these deeper feelings are identified and expressed, they can be readily released. For example, when we say "Yes" when we really mean "No," we will often experience anxiety. In this case, the anxiety is providing us with a warning that we are not being honest (living authentically) with ourself and/or another. Therapy is the perfect place to explore this common emotion.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

The anxiety disorders are usually very amenable to EMDR therapy, which deals with disturbing memories, negative beliefs, body sensations and emotions associated with the root of the anxiety. Stress leads to anxiety which leads to low serotonin levels and then poor functioning. The EMDR is a "non-drug" treatment for anxiety and stress. This is a preferable approach for real resolution rather than taking prescription medications for anxiety, which are the "benzos", highly addictive with regular use for just a few months, and difficult to get out of one's system. Anxiety, worrying, stressing, nervousness, phobias, fears, triggers, are common problems in our high strung culture but fixable.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95073 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Get Anxiety Relief Now. Regular talk therapy is not enough, Dr. Dufford teaches specific tools and techniques to overcome Anxiety and Sress related problems. Dr. Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Director of Anxiety Treatment Services has specialized training and experience in treating Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Agoraphobia, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and related issues such as Depression, Insomnia, Anger, IBS, BDD, & Addictions. Get to the bottom of the issue and create lasting positive change with Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Psychotherapy, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Group Support and Home Visits for Behavioral Coaching.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Counseling for Anxiety & Stress involves a combination of addressing the external, situational stressors and the client's internal responses to those stressors. I work with my clients to determine where they have control and how they can better exercise that control to reduce anxious feelings, and how to more effectively handle those situations in their lives that are beyond their direct control. I teach clients new stress management skills, practice creating and maintaining healthier boundaries in stressful relationships, and provide new ways of thinking about circumstances to reduce anxiety.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety, stress, and fear can affect our quality of life in powerful ways. They can interrupt our sleep, cause us to isolate from others who would otherwise offer us companionship, and they rob us of intimacy, peace of mind, and joy. When we're anxious or afraid, we are not ourselves. Yet, you can learn to calm yourself, distinguish what is factually dangerous and what is safe, and relax and see creative possibilities in your work and relationships. And the online anxiety counseling and stress management services I offer can help! Please feel free to visit my website for more information or contact me today to schedule a consultation... I look forward to helping you move forward again!

Julie Herman, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Julie Herman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 95070 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

In anxiety treatment sessions with me, you will learn to identify, feel, and let go of fear so that you can live more fully in the present. By better understanding your own unique anxiety process, you will feel more in control of the experience of this emotion. You will also be able to get through tense feelings more quickly. I will teach you valuable relaxation, stress management, and relapse prevention skills so that you can stay calmer in triggering situations even after completing therapy. You will enjoy the freedom of living more peacefully as well as feeling more confident in previously uncomfortable situations. Call me with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94022 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety and Stress are part of the human condition. Many of us don't realize how much of our brain's real estate anxiety and stress take up - robbing us of being able to be present for what is in front of us instead of reacting to some fear or past trauma. I can help you build your inner resilience and recognition of when you are being driven by anxiety/stress so that you can find your way out of a historic reaction and into a more current narrative.

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Your stress may be triggered by job loss, illness, relationships or by "positive" stressors like a new job or a baby. I provide a solution-oriented and healing environment for people who are suffering from the stress of living a "real" life. I provide a place to change the way you talk to yourself so you will stop beating yourself up and start predicting and creating positive results in your, or your family's, future. We will join together to increase your ability to cope with stress and appreciate your strengths as a human being. You can increase your tolerance for making important changes, learn to accept uncertainty, and cope with the things in life that can't be changed.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Anxiety Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety can range from mild stress that is manageable to overwhelming stress that turns into traumatic activation. Through our somatic and relational therapies, you can feel whole again. Together, we look for what strengths and abilities you have that can be built on. Somatic resources generate an awareness of the sensations in the body that feel pleasant and grounding for the client and help them mediate the debilitating symptoms of trauma. Often clients don’t recognize the symptoms of trauma and are dealing with anxiety, fear and depression on their own. Many trauma clients do not seek therapeutic assistance right away, either because they don’t take the traumatic experience seriously or they think that “time will heal” or because of shame and...(view profile to read more)

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 95125 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology and a Doctorate in Naturopathy. I specialize anxiety treatment for individuals, couples, and family therapy using traditional psychology and integrative medicine. My landmark book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health discusses the many types of natural methods that have shown in research to improve the symptoms of anxiety and successfully treat all types of anxiety disorders.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anxiety Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94086 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

I take a practical approach to treating anxiety and stress. I help you identify the sources of anxiety if you do not already know them. I support you in learning skills to regulate your emotions and increase awareness of body sensations and experiences in order to help you be able to control and reduce feelings of anxiety. I also use a combination of exposure therapy, if appropriate, and adjustment to lifestyle to help you reduce or eliminate sources of anxiety or stress. I know that every experience of anxiety or stress is unique and I will work with you to develop a plan of support tailored to your needs. I will provide a safe environment for you to challenge and overcome your fear/stress

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Anxiety Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Much of anxiety and stress are related to the negative messages we send ourselves. We worry about what others think of us, what may happen in the future, and how we acted in the past; just to name a few. Because much of anxiety is based in our thoughts; a large portion of the work we do in this therapy is to challenge our thinking. By challenging our negative thoughts, we can experience a more positive shift in emotions and behaviors. We will also discuss and practice mindfulness strategies as a way to work on being more present in the moment and decrease the focus on negative repetitive thinking. Relief from anxiety is possible with effective skills.

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Anxiety can take the fun out of life. It can cause your body to hurt and make you feel sick. And it can be just plain annoying. But you don't have to live with anxiety, and you don't have to try to fix it by yourself. We can work together to come up with a plan to stop the constant worry and help you feel better and get more enjoyment out of life. There are many successful strategies I have used to help people relieve stress, let go of worry, and free themselves of anxiety. Together, we can find ways to get anxious thoughts out of your head so you are free to enjoy your life.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94040 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94024 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Recent studies show that moderate stress can actually make us more productive and successful. But when stress and anxiety become too much to handle, they can make life miserable. I use mindfulness-based therapy to help you increase your own innate ability to decrease anxiety and keep stress manageable. If your symptoms are related to past experiences such as painful or difficult childhood experiences, abuse or trauma, I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR therapy is a highly effective for relieving symptoms of PTSD and improving performance. Come experience it for yourself!

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

In the world we live in today, anxiety and stress is rampant and it can be difficult to figure out how to sort through our feelings and still be productive and content individuals. In therapy, I focus on slowing down rapid thinking that is often rooted in anxiety and stress. I encourage the use of calming behavioral techniques in conjunction with altering negative and anxiety provoking thoughts to alleviate symptoms.

Peter Cellarius, AMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Peter Cellarius, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Scotts Valley.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.


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Scotts Valley is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 4.61 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Scotts Valley is 11,945 people with 4,332 households and a median annual income of $101,475. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Scotts Valley, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Scotts Valley is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Scotts Valley public health department.