Therapists and Psychiatrists
PLEASE NOTE: NAMI has not vetted any information on this page. It is simply a collection of resources gathered by members of our community. With that said, feel free to ask your fellow community members about their experiences and recommendations at our support groups (click the "Groups" tab above).
Finding the Right Provider
It is important to find the best fit for you. NAMI has prepared these fact sheets to help educate on licensing information and on what to ask.
Front St. Life Skills Support Services
Life Skills Support Services is a curated service designed for individuals who want to enhance a variety of independent living skills.
Work with an intimate team of experienced support staff from an organization specializing in behavioral health services for over 30 years.
Their mission is to work collaboratively with individuals to identify and achieve both short and long term life skills goals. The frequency of one on one support varies per person - a support service designed by you, for you.
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast
Counseling and education in Santa Cruz and Watsonville for adults, youth, seniors, and couples. Accepting private-pay on a sliding-scale, or Medical/Medicare.
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast believes in the power and potential of people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their own creative solutions. Provide the resources, support, and counseling services essential to healthy families and communities. Since 1957 they have been providing counseling, suicide prevention, and supportive services to those in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.
Katie Opdycke Occupational Therapy
ktOT Occupational Therapy is a private occupational therapy practice that focuses on providing affordable services to those who need additional support during their mental health recovery. The goal is to help clients develop essential life skills so that they may live a more independent and fulfilling life. Clients choose where services are received, whether it be in the community, in the comfort and privacy of home, or remotely via an online platform.
Services include (but are not limited to):
● Household Management
● Fitness and Nutrition
● Budgeting and Bill Payment
● Seeking/Sustaining Employment or Education
● Self-Care and Wellness
● Socializing and Building Health Relationships
● Self-esteem/Body Image
● Custom Services
ktOT accepts Medi-Cal and other insurance.
Please visit www.ktot-therapy.com for more information or to request a free consultation.
Beacon Health Strategies: 855-765-9700, press 1 twice
We no longer keep a list of psychiatrists. Psychology Today has a fairly extensive list.
For a list of youth psychiatrists in the Bay Area that are currently accepting new patients, see the sheet linked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16EJbI50a7NROPFT5gpOWJaxveuJtg97e7ZqdoFOYekg/edit?usp=sharing
Santa Cruz Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Local LMFT therapists. Can search by issues, insurance taken, treatment modalities, etc.
List of therapists that can be filtered by location, issue, insurance, gender, and other demographics.
Monterey Bay Psychological Association:
List of therapists in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Therapy for youth, adults, couples, and families for a variety of challenges. Offices in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley.
MyHealios offers a free 30 min consultation. This is an online service that specializes in supporting caregivers and family members of people with Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimer's.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center Silicon Valley
The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Silicon Valley
Providers Near Santa Cruz who Treat Severe Mental Illness
This sheet features provider names, insurance information, languages spoken, and more.