Julia Pinsky, MA, LMFT, Counseling in Santa Cruz, California, 95060

Julia Pinsky, MA, LMFT

Julia Pinsky, MA, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - MFC #87951
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 24628
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Office 1
500 Chestnut Street
Suite 175A
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $120 for individuals (50 minute session)
$180 for couples (90 minute session)

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I offer direct, warm, and active counseling. I help couples and individuals create strategies to build meaningful change in their lives. I want to help my clients water and fertilize their precious lives.

Life can be difficult and complicated. Life transitions, relationships, work, aging, loss, and other challenges can leave us feeling confusion and worry. By wrestling with life's challenges, we can grow and become happier. This is profoundly true when we work on our relationships -- both with ourselves and with others.

I offer an open, creative, and direct style. This, in conjunction with my corporate background, helps my clients feel at ease. I know it's not easy to enrich relationships, and I help couples communicate more clearly and deeply. I help my clients transition, find authenticity, and achieve clarity. I'm a geek for brain research and TED Talks.

I'm trained in EMDR: a neurological therapy for addressing disturbing memories and trauma. I can help you explore your challenges, uncover what matters most to you, and nurture positive growth and change in your life. I'm honored to help you in your journey toward happiness and greater fulfillment.

Call for a free initial phone consultation. Let's see if we're a good fit.

Email or Call Julia Pinsky, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24628

More Info About My Practice

My office is in a convenient location in downtown Santa Cruz, with on-site and easy street parking.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I'm very skilled at helping people effect CHANGE. I'll be honored to guide you toward what matters most to you, to your truth, toward being your best self. We do this together by learning about communication, about trauma, about life's sufferings, and about it's joys.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Neuropsychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis

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