Find a Therapist in Pleasure Point, California.

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Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Psychotherapy can look different for everyone depending on one's goals and expectations. I work to understand what each person wants to get out of therapy, and closely collaborate in determining what is the best course of action to meet those goals. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship with each child, teen or adult as this is often a catalyst in seeing positive change.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Psychotherapist

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Sometimes we need a little help from a trained professional to get ourselves back on track and attain clarity of thought. This is not a sign of weakness of character, but a humble trait of humanity that most of us experience at one time or another. The most fulfilled people in life are those who consistently look for tools and skills to use in the face of life's day to day challenges. Its not about how heavy the burden is, but how you carry the load. I can help you focus your attention and intention so that you are leading a life which brings you joy and contentment.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Psychotherapist

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

My work as a psychotherapist is most fulfilling because I love seeing the changes toward greater happiness my clients achieve. As an MFT and a certified Hakomi Therapist, I use the principles and methods of loving kindness, mindfulness, and experiential therapies to guide me in my work. Our relating will build trust and safety, and help us proceed. I work very collaboratively, meaning that I understand your being to have an inner knowing that we can resource. Discovering developmental blocks and traumas is often the core of our work together. Ultimately, we can build for you a greater capacity for taking in the good the world offers, and soften old wounds and patterns, creating more choice.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Psychotherapist

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

My general approach to psychotherapy is by the use of EMDR therapy, of which I am a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA, Inc. This therapy is excellent with trauma and anxiety disorders, nightmares, flashbacks, panic, and other disturbances that continue on for years. Spiritual issues are a frequent topic that my clients want to discuss - the guide for these issues is the Bible. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is about how people think, how people feel, and how people behave. Generally speaking, faulty thinking patterns will lead to bad moods and bad behavior. CBT addresses these issues and can be used in conjunction with EMDR therapy as well. I favor these three types of therapy

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Psychotherapy provides a safe place for you to learn about yourself with another person who isn't related to you and who you don't have to protect from your fears, secrets or uncertainties. Some people use this time to work out problems from their childhood and to see how that may be effecting their lives and relationships today. Others focus on what they want to create for life now and in the future. We can work together to help you learn better skills to cope with uncertainty, striving, change, and success, or failure. I can be a sounding board for you to practice your communication skills in session and a witness and coach as you create new direction and focus for your life.

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

I work with you to help you discover the road blocks that are keeping you from living life the way you choose. Mood disorders particularly from issues in your past combined with stressors or triggers currently can take the joy out of your life. Don't let this happen. You can heal from your or past. You can learn to think, feel and behave in different way that can bring you joy and fulfillment. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how this can be achieved.

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 95008 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

There are many obstacles to people living their best lives. Some clients experienced wounds that have impacted them throughout their lives, including abusive, unavailable, or hurtful parents, or abandonment by key people in their lives. This impacts their ability to form safe attachments, have fear of abandonment, or have issues with trust. Psychotherapy can help support you in exploring these issues in a safe environment to help you lead your best life. It can improve your feelings of self-worth and self-esteem.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Brian Jones, AMFT
Psychotherapist

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you interested in getting relief and finding solutions? Would you like to feel good about your life and relationships? I use empirical research and science across multiple disciplines to show clients just like you how you can get real-world, tangible, time-tested, and long-lasting, results that lead to optimal mental and relational health. Mental and relational health is not just a reduction in symptoms and problems. Instead, they are increases in self-control and empowerment, as well as acceptance, freedom, kindness, compassion, safety, and understanding - for yourself and others.

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

I believe that we all are intrincly healthy and that we are able to overcome the most severe painful experiences if we allow ourselves to engage in the process of working through the obstacles that have kept us from being fully our selves. I am honored to facilitate and guide the steps to embark on the journey to a healthier and fuller life. I utilize sensorimotor psychotherapy, IFS and EMDR to help with deeper trauma that can not be healed through traditional talk therapy.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Psychotherapist

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

In 95030 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

In psychotherapy, the therapist and the client build a unique relationship. Like most positive relationships, it is centered on caring and trust. Unlike other relationships, this one exists solely to meet the needs of the client. It can be very helpful to talk with friends and family when you’re struggling, but friends and family have a vested interest in the outcome of your struggles. They are familiar with who you are, so it is usually uncomfortable for them if you change, even when the change is positive and needed. As an unbiased professional, your therapist focuses on what is best for you, whether it is making big changes, small changes, or no changes.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Psychotherapy is known as 'talk' therapy, but in my practice it means a whole lot more than just talk. It is all about change. Whether you come to me as an individual, couple or family, I will help you with the changes you want in your life. Together, we will explore, talk about the ways to make these changes happen and actually put these changes into action.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Psychotherapist

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95073 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Donald Dufford,Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist is an experienced Psychotherapist with over 25 years as a mental health provider. He honors each individual's unique strengths and capabilities and offers a safe encouraging environment for change and personal growth. Dr Dufford can help you identify and heal underlying emotional patterns as well as make positive changes in the present. He integrates various psychotherpeutic modalities where appropriate including Talk Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Life Coaching. Call now for a free 10 minute phone consultation.

Mark Mouro, MA, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Mark Mouro, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95125 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Peter Cellarius, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Peter Cellarius, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Psychotherapist

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Therapy is not a one size fits all experience. Though I extensively trained to understand specific theories of practice, I utilize a "prescriptive" approach. This means I will adapt to your needs in treatment. I provide play therapy, drama therapy, and experiential creative arts therapies, but plenty of my clients also utilize "talk therapy" just as much. Therapy is co-created, it is relational, and it is in the therapeutic relationship where we seek personal growth to apply outside the therapy room. I work with children, adolescents, and adult individual clients, frequently female identified, LGBTIQ+ adults, adults with creative blocks, and adults burnt out about their work.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Psychotherapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

Many clients have reported that their past therapists have just "sat there and listened" without offering any advice of value. While we all need a sounding board and time to tell our story, many clients are interested in their therapists' feedback. When and where appropriate, I am willing to offer my thoughts and experience to my clients. It is through building a healthy, authentic relationship with our therapists that enables us to use this as a model for our other significant relationships. Psychotherapy is the perfect place to begin (or continue) this process.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Psychotherapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy is not anything to be scared of, or intimidated about. Seeking out a therapist or being in therapy isn't an admission of weakness or some kind of character flaw. Therapy is a collaborative process and a partnership with someone who is trained in and experienced with facilitating personal growth. And in this process, you are in the driver's seat. Our minds and emotions and relationships involve complicated machinery just like our bodies do and in the same way a medical doctor helps you stay physically healthy, Psychotherapy is designed to help you be and stay mentally and socially strong, and continually in a position to take on life's many challenges as your best self.

Julie Herman, MFT
Psychotherapist

Julie Herman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 95070 - Nearby to Pleasure Point.

In psychotherapy sessions with me, you will experience a safe place for your story to be heard, for your experience to be understood, and for your process to be respected. Initially, I will help you to contain any current crises in your life in order to create the conditions of safety that make way for deeper healing. By experiencing compassion and receiving effective feedback in sessions, you will be able to begin to process your pain more effectively so that you can let it go and move toward a stronger sense of self, more satisfying relationships, and freedom to live more fully. Call me with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment.


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Pleasure Point is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 0.75 square miles and a water area of 1.26 square miles.  The population of Pleasure Point is 6,004 people with 2,694 households and a median annual income of $54,621. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pleasure Point, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Pleasure Point is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Pleasure Point therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pleasure Point public health department.