I serve clients throughout the Santa Cruz area, including residents of Santa Cruz (Eastside and Westside/Downtown), Bonny Doon, Live Oak, Opal Cliffs, Capitola, Soquel, Rio Del Mar, Aptos, Aptos Hills, Larkin Valley, Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Scotts Valley, Corralitos, Watsonville as well as Los Gatos, Cupertino and other cities over the hill.
I'm an Adult, I Should Be Able to Cope!
Adult concerns & conditions: depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar(manic-depression), childhood abuse, attachment losses, grief, anger, sadness, shame, guilt, negative body image, low self-esteem, job loss, long-term unemployment, life transitions, codependency, drug/alcohol abuse and addiction, eating disorders, chronic illness, grief and loss, bulimia, anorexia, and racial/cultural/GLBTQ issues.
|Teenage issues: PTSD, suicidal acts/threats, ADHD, physical/sexual/ verbal abuse, depression, anxiety, bullying (victim or perpetrator of physical hurt and/or insults), isolation, addiction to video games and other digital media, drug abuse or addiction (pills, pot, ecstacy, meth, cocaine, alcohol), sexual promiscuity, 'sexting' incidents, school suspensions, school boredom, poor grades, special ed issues, gifted child challenge, test anxiety, phobias, over-eating, anorexia, discrimination by race, culture, sexual orientation, 'coming out,' family rejection, homophobia, transphobia grief and loss (notably 'break-ups').||
|Family issues: All of the issues listed above and below for adults and couples, plus blended families, step-parenting, single-parenting, parent-child conflict, sibling conflict, 'generation gap,' interference by in-laws, gay or lesbian parenting, family rejection of a family member due to any cause, coping with care of elderly parents, grandparents caring for grandchildren, and parents with adult children still living at home.|
Couples: Tension Arises -- Desire to Reconcile + Fear of Breaking Up
|Couple/partner concerns: pre-nuptual counseling, desire for relationship improvement, anger, arguing, bitterness, stonewalling, harsh criticism, loss of intimacy, avoidance, loss of sexual desire, life transitions, unemployment, financial difficulties, confusion, dysfunctional patterns (e.g. an overly compliant person with a 'control freak'), lying, suspicion, adultery, reconciling, temporary/ permanent separation, mediation, financial settlement, divorce, child custody, co-parenting after separation/divorce, coping with retirement and elder caretaking.|