Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Soquel, CA.

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


Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Sean Sprigle, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sean Sprigle, LPCC

Licensed professional clinical counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety and stress are like an evil and corrosive thread that work their way through every aspect of a life. It can rob the joy that can make life worth living. I know from both personal and professional experience how anxiety and stress can take the joy out of life and also how to overcome these issues and put them in your past. With the aid of tools like EMDR CBT and guided visualizations I can help you overcome this issue and heal from the issues that drive it. Additionally, I can provide tools, coping skills, and other resources to help you manage this particular issue, and experience increased relief from these symptoms with each session.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Anxiety Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95073 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

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.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Soquel.

I enjoy helping clients with anxiety and/or stress issues. First, we want to rule out any physical causes, so it is important to have a recent medical exam. Always remember, though, anxiety and stress are natural and in many ways beneficial feelings. They keep us motivated and productive! However, too much of a good thing is not good by any means. That's where I come in with my tools to reduce stress and/or anxiety.

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 Soquel.

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.

Julie Herman, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Julie Herman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 95070 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 95008 - Nearby to Soquel.

The world we live in today is incredibly stressful. Sometimes that stress can be overwhelming and interfere in your well-being, your work, and your relationships. Sometimes the stress rises to the level of overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks. I provide therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy to help you deal with your anxiety and make it more manageable.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Anxiety is an energy sucking beast. It is distracting, demanding, and discouraging. While fear is helpful to our existence, anxiety is anything but helpful. Treating anxiety can sometimes look like surgery-removing the trigger for it and allowing for your mind and body to heal. I’m here to support you in finding what best works for you in managing anxiety and finding healing.

Mark Mouro, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Mark Mouro, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95125 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Peter Cellarius, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Peter Cellarius, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

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

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

In 95030 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Soquel.

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.

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 Soquel.

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)


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Soquel is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 4.59 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Soquel is 10,275 people with 3,901 households and a median annual income of $75,033. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Soquel, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Soquel for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Soquel public health department.