James "Jamie" Martin Hollomon, Counseling in Santa Cruz, California, 95060

James "Jamie" Martin Hollomon

James "Jamie" Martin Hollomon

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 37788
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: $110/hr (with the free initial consultation via telephone), for myself and my three interns.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

212 May Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, California 95060
157 Van Ness Ave
Santa Cruz, California 95060

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My Approach to Helping

People trust me - they just do. You clients come upset, angry, sad or even desperate - and want most to feel I 'get' you and quickly gain confidence the therapy will really help. I love my work - helping you find your way back to your 'old and best self' to restore your peace and happiness. I'm friendly, caring and wise. When an adult feels like s/he isn't living the life s/he wants, partners are upset with each other, or kids and parents are at each others' throats, my job is to help you not just find "tools" but actually experience healing.

You may not be sure what you want, but you sure know when your needs aren't getting met! This is what I do for people - help you discover what you really want, what you need, and help you figure out how to get them - using my compassion, insight and experience.

More Info About My Practice

You are welcome to a free initial phone call to check me out and see how well I fit your personality and needs. For payment, I take cash, check and PayPal or credit card. For those who want to draw upon insurance, I can provide coded receipts which you can turn in for reimbursement. Except for MediCal-CCAH-Beacon, which my interns and I do take, I'm considered an "out-of-network" provider. Check with your insurer to find out about your deductible and whether they'll reimburse you for an "out-of-network" provider. Please do note that using insurance means the company will have your diagnosis and treatment on record, so if you want more privacy and can pay cash, then it's better for you to leave them out of it.

I've treated about 2,400 adults and teenagers over the past 22 years. Until 2011 when I moved down here to this great beach town and opened my private practice, I worked for Butte County Mental Health up North in Chico, Oroville and Paradise. There I was exposed to all kinds of mental conditions of adults and youth, handling crises and consulting with clients' families, MDs, probation officers and psychiatrists. Having semi-retired now in Santa Cruz, I have a flexible part-time practice, enjoying helping adults, couples, parents and teens.

If I am not personally available, I recommend my two very able interns Shana Trinchero and Geoff Ashmun. They are indeed younger than I am (I'm 70 and they're in their early 40s). Yet they're by no means naive newbies. I chose them carefully for their fine minds, maturity, intuition and caring attitude. They've both had loads of valuable experience with clients. Of course I will be involved behind the scenes - providing ideas and contributing to your treatment in my supervision.

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

I work with couples who feel they're in serious trouble, as well as others who are wisely coming in just to enhance their sexual intimacy, calm their conversations or increase cooperation at home. I also see women, men and teens who just feel confused, lost, sad or anxious. With everyone, I have fun helping them restore their moods, listen more lovingly to each other, and get rid of the interaction patterns that are causing their distress.

With anyone who's distressed, I am great at reducing the terrible effects of trauma (PTSD), that make people feel panicky, angry, fearful, avoidant, depressed and anxious. I use special therapeutic techniques called EMDR and IFS which go way below the surface to alleviate the underlying damage. This prevents upsetting interactions in the present from retriggering past trauma and harming relationships. Working together, you and I can actually permanently change your traumatic memories into much calmer ones, making you feel much happier relating to others.

So for everybody, instead of an anxious mess, life can start feeling more like a spring day, with the return of ease, warmth, self-confidence, energy, good spirit and, yes, joy!

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults of all ages/cultures/background suffering from anxiety, depression, stress
    Couples counseling - try to come before one of you has decided to break up!
    Survivors of sexual/verbal/physical abuse (using EMDR - trauma relief proven effective)
    Parents in conflict with teens, young adults - creating cooperation in families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • 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
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Redecision therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited (TRU)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Voice Dialogue
  • Wilderness Therapy
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