Therapist Profile

Name:
Erik Barnes, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1015 Cedar St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3803
Phone:
(831) 223-1608
License Number
LMFT49128
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I strive to create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of vitality, and work towards your personal goals. In my work, I have witnessed how life's challenges can create emotional scars that then consciously or unconsciously run our lives. These scars can manifest as a variety of mental health and relational issues. I focus on getting to know these places of hurt with compassion & respect. Numerous clients have reported profound changes in their lives by simply beginning to relate to themselves with more compassion and curiosity. Next, we work to gently release these scars to bring greater vitality and peace to your life. I am a trained mediator, am a certified breathwork practitioner, and am in the proces of being certified as an Internal Family Systems therapist. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including: Expressive Arts and Somatic Techniques.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
I work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families.
Insurance
MHN, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
MA, BA

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Bi-Polar
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Mediation
Men's Issues
Play Therapy
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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