Therapist Profile

Name:
Elani Aquino, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
5905 Soquel Drive, Ste. 500 Soquel, CA 95073-2850
Phone:
Location:
930 Mission Street, Ste. 3 Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3559
Phone:
(831) 427-5505
License Number
LCSW20450
Practicing Since:
1991
Additional Licenses:
LCSW

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Welcome to Solution Oriented Therapy! I look forward to accompanying you on your healing journey, offering hope, validation,and non-judgmental guidance. Whatever brings you to therapy - your relationships,stress, pain,fears,hurts - I will believe in you until you can believe in yourself - your wisdom, your capacity for healing,your inner strengths.I offer compassionate, confidential support in facing your challenges and concerns. Realize your goals, experience personal transformation and growth; achieve your full potential through our work together.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekday and Saturday appointments. Times flexible, to be arranged
Services
Psychotherapy: Individuals, Couples, Families, Children
Insurance
MHN, Motion Pictures, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S.W, Social Work, College of Social Work, 1996 B.A., Psychology, Mills College, 1960

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Certifications
Advanced Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate in Spanish Studies
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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