Sharon Nash

Sharon Nash

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 47536
Verified Credentials
Office 1
1111 River Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060 - United States
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Are you experiencing a life transition, feeling stuck, or seeking deeper fulfillment? Let's discover the unknown path. Something different is emerging. You sense it. Let's create a relationship that serves the unfolding of your life in a way that is unique and authentic to you.

I am committed to serving you, getting curious with you, and helping you identify your choices. I will support you in becoming more self-aware and tapping into your wisdom. I will encourage you to listen to various parts of yourself and offer ways you might integrate what you are learning about yourself into your life situations.

People seek therapy because something has become uncomfortable, some way of living feels too small. Your time is precious, and something is telling you to pay attention. Paying attention seems to be a key element in people's growth and healing. Working with a therapist who brings attention to that which is just beyond your awareness can help you move forward - feeling more co-creative in how your life is taking shape! My training is in transpersonal, body-mind, and relational psychologies - and I have 15 years practice in mindfulness traditions. More and more research in neurobiology supports the value of mindfulness-based therapy that is grounded in a relational context. It's beneficial to find a therapist who understands this. Mindfulness in a healing relationship helps resolve early childhood wounds; it addresses the many ways they get imprinted in your body-mind and hold you back from being most fully YOU.

Email or Call Sharon Nash at 831-818-0032

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

No matter where someone is on their journey or what specific issues they are working with, I believe psychotherapy helps people live into a larger sense of self.

It helps people realize their limiting habits in thought and action, and helps them identify more choiceful habits of mind and life.

Psychotherapy doesn't end pain, but it may reduce unncessary suffering.

Good therapy supports the depth and quality of attention people bring to their lives.

It also helps them expand self-compassion, self-trust, and self-acceptance... which then extend out to their relationships.

Psychotherapy can increase one's sense of meaning and purpose.

Many people report feeling more free, happy, whole, empowered, loving, lovable, and worthy.

I believe psychotherapy helps people experience their basic human goodness more fully. In this way, psychotherapy builds a bridge from personal growth to relating in more meaningful ways with others.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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