Donald Seldeen, Ph.D., Psychologist in Santa Cruz, California, 95060

Donald Seldeen, Ph.D.

Donald Seldeen, Ph.D.
Accepting new clients - Contact me!

Donald Seldeen, Ph.D.

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY 10720
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 08807
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
3946 Porter Gulch Road
Aptos, CA
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

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: $165 I also see a limited number of clients at a reduced fee.
While I don't accept direct reimbursement from insurance companies (except Medicare) I will submit a monthly invoice for direct payment to you.

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In the 25 years I've worked as a therapist, I've learned that we all can create a life that balances love, work, and play. When life's challenges interfere with this balance, therapy can help you heal and grow. My gentle, calm demeanor and my sense of humor help my clients to safely explore their challenges and arrive at new solutions. The ability to relax into laughter can help you make powerful shifts in your life.

I've helped many couples repair troubled relationships, heal pain, move past resentment, and establish strong communication. Couples frequently experience a sense of safety and relief, as well as a softening of negative emotions, as they work together to surmount their challenges.

I've worked with numerous individuals on a wide variety of issues. Some of my clients feel anxious or distraught, while others appear successful but struggle with silent emotional challenges. My dynamic, interactive approach works to help my clients overcome anxiety, anger, cutting, troubled relationships, emptiness, depression, and new life challenges.

My dynamic approach means that I examine the structure of your thoughts, feelings, and memories. My approach is interactive because I listen and talk to your healthy inner self ? the person behind the undermining feelings, behaviors, and patterns. My dynamic-interactive style helps us develop a trusting and safe relationships that can help you heal.

My experience has taught me that clients get the most out of therapy when they have a positive relationship with their therapist. Regardless of the type of therapy or the therapist's modality, your sense of safety and trust are the foundations upon which change is built. This is so important that I offer a free initial session if we find that I'm not the right therapist for you.

Email or Call Donald Seldeen, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 08807

More Info About My Practice

I use a sliding scale. My regular fee is $175 with a limited number of reduced-fee appointments for clients who demonstrate financial hardships. My work with couples often lasts 60 to 70 minutes. Fee for these extended meetings ranges from $185 to $225 depending on income.

I accept Medicare and other insurance as an out-of-network provider. Check with your insurer to determine how much coverage you have.

I accept cash, credit cards, and checks.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic

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