Therapist Profile

Name:
Carolyn A. Vitale, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
702 California St Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4243
Phone:
Website:
License Number
LMFT87385
Practicing Since:
2016
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist #87385

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I like to work with people of all ages and tap into their vitality and wellness. Often with adults I am interested in getting beyond everyday conversation into deeper layers of self, incorporating an inward focus of the body, mind and spirit. I want to assist you to get in touch with your aliveness, or follow your "calling". I am eclectic and offer a strength based approach to help with depression, anxiety, transitions, relationship challenges, overall stuckness and other challenges. My approach is humanistic and compassionate providing the support needed to get through the hardships into a more empowered, creative and celebratory self. I have a strong, somatic (body based) background. I am authentic and open-hearted. I can be serious as well as playful, providing a nurturing and safe environment to work deeply and effectively. I enjoy working with those from diverse cultures as well as holding an environment of inclusiveness to all sexual orientations and gender preferences.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday evenings and Fridays
Services
Santa Cruz Wellness Center 501 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
MA in Clinical Psychology, Somatics emphasis. Santa Barbara Graduate Institute BA in Marketing, International emphasis Michigan State University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Autism
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Process
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Hakomi Institute of San Francisco, Comprehensive Training 2007 Hakomi Institute, Appreciation for Assisting Comp.Training in 2009 Trauma Training module 2008
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Hispanic, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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