Therapist Profile

Name:
Nicole K. Gardner, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
550 Water Street Bldg C Santa Cruz, CA 95060 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 996-1222
Location:
255 East Lake Avenue Suite A Watsonville, CA 95076 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 996-1222
Location:
1010 Cass Street Suite C-3 Monterey, CA 93940 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 996-1222
Location:
770 26th Ave Ofc B Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5004 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(831) 222-0132
License Number
LMFT53760
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello and welcome! My name is Nicole and I work at Shine a Light Counseling Center. We are a non-profit counseling agency located in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Monterey, California. Our goal is to provide high quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00a-9:00p Saturday 10:00a-6:00p Sunday 10:00a-6:00p
Services
Services provided to the community through Shine a Light Counseling Center are based upon a sliding scale. This means that what you pay for services is based upon your income. We offer services this way so that we are able to reach as many people in our community as possible. Please call or email us for more information.
Insurance
College Health IPA, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
Master's degree in Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy- Chapman University

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Forensics
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Persons With Disabilities
Physically Challenged
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Telephone/Online Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Jungian
Narrative
Object Relations
Process
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Spanish
Ethnicity
Other

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