Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz

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Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans — and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Santa Cruz therapists and counselors accept 11 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • MHN

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Tricare West

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

  • Western Health Advantage

Self-pay costs at Santa Cruz
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session


Ongoing sessions


Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session


Ongoing sessions


Where to find us


Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz is off of Soquel Avenue, and next to Bank of America. We share an office building with HearingLife Hearing Aid Center.

Phone number

(831) 218-7323

Languages spoken by CA providers

Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in PT

Saturday 4:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 5:00am - 2:00pm
Monday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 4:00am - 6:30pm

Shown in PT

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Main services offered

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. In-person & Online Therapy
  3. Child Therapy & Teen Counseling
  4. Family Therapy
  5. Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
  6. Psychiatry / Medication

Top concerns & issues

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Relationships
  4. ADHD
  5. Trauma / PTSD
  6. Grief / loss
  7. Addiction
  8. LGBTQIA+ related issues
  9. Eating disorders
  10. Anger
  11. Bipolar disorder
  12. Coping skills
  13. Stress
  14. Life transitions
  15. Postpartum / pregnancy
  16. Sexual abuse / issues
  17. Self-esteem
  18. Sleep / insomnia

Common counseling approaches

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  2. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  3. Christian counseling
  4. Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR)
  5. Play therapy
  6. Family systems
  7. Emotionally-focused therapy
  8. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

Experience effective therapy with a counselor or therapist in Santa Cruz

Nick got into the habit of drinking alcohol recreationally in his younger years. Sure, he consumed a lot at get-togethers and social gatherings but he always deflected his friends’ concerns by saying “Don’t worry about me — I’m just a social drinker.”As the years wore on, Nick started to drink more by himself. He would end the day with a cold one, and then one would turn into two and three. He started to feel like he couldn’t quite get to sleep without it. Nick thought he could stop drinking if he wanted to but he never did.

All that came to a head when Nick’s drinking started interfering with his relationship with Camila. She felt she was having trouble connecting with him and wondered if he was numbing himself by drinking his feelings away. She couldn’t bear it anymore and asked him to see a couples therapist with her. Nick wasn’t ready to admit he had a drinking problem but did recognize that he certainly had a relationship problem if Camila was upset.

People find their way to therapy in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. They may be having trouble in their relationships or having difficulties at work. They may be struggling with panic attacks or suicidal thoughts. The mental health issues you experience can be scary and unpredictable, but what you can control is your response.

When you’re ready to get your life back on track, consider reaching out to schedule a counseling or therapy appointment. Our psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and other mental health experts at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz are here to help.

Who Should See a Therapist or Counselor?

Mental health professionals don’t exclusively treat clients with severe problems. Too often we trivialize our own mental health issues by comparing them to others’ experiences, thus diminishing the importance of seeking help ourselves. In reality, people seek out the help of a counselor or therapist for problems and symptoms that range from mild to severe, chronic to acute.

Some of the most common reasons people reach out to a mental health counselor include:

  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image issues
  • Chronic depression
  • Mood swings
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Self-identity issues
  • Suicidal thoughts

Whether you’re experiencing one of these issues or another mental health issue entirely, we are here to support you. Our licensed professionals have years of experience treating clients with all sorts of mental illnesses and emotional disorders and we care passionately about customizing the right treatment plan for you. Give us a call at Thriveworks at Santa Cruz, CA to get started.

Talk With an Online Psychiatrist

While all licensed mental health professionals are equipped to treat clients for mental health issues, psychiatrists are unique in their medical school training. As medical doctors, they can assess your psychological and physical symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis and customize a treatment plan.

They can also prescribe psychiatric medications, guide clients through psychotherapy, and provide a number of other treatment options. To start your road to recovery with a licensed psychiatrist, contact us at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz.

Get Help Today at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Santa Cruz, we are dedicated to providing our Santa Cruz community with convenient, affordable, high-quality mental health services. We look forward to helping you address your concerns, alleviate your symptoms, and begin walking a path of self-discovery and self-improvement.

When you’re ready to make an appointment, find a time slot that works for you by calling our scheduling team or clicking our booking widget. We offer evening and weekend sessions as well as both in-person and remote therapy appointments. If you want to speak with someone as soon as possible, we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule and find a same-day or next-day appointment that works for you.

If you’re looking to turn over a new leaf this year and live your best life, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, therapists, or other mental health professionals. You can thrive — we can help.

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