Sharon Nash

Sharon Nash

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 47536
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medi-Cal
  • MHNet Behavioral Health


1111 River Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060

My Approach to Helping

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.

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

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • 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
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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