Catherine Cervantes, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #52978

Santa Cruz Psychotherapy and Counseling for Adults and Children

I hold a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the Holistic Studies Program at John F. Kennedy University and am passionate about supporting others through their challenges. I believe that there is room in therapy for all dimensions of a person, including mind, spirit, body, culture, etc. While some therapy might include tears, often laughter is part of the therapy process, too.


Over the years, I have worked as a counselor at an adult group home, as a hospice grief support counselor, as a facilitator for parenting groups, and as a therapist for foster children. I use a holistic approach that uses various modalities and techniques tailored to each unique individual. I am trained in the Hakomi Method and NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model), and I find that somatic-based therapy can gently access and support places in the person that talk therapy does not reach.

I have been a practitioner of insight meditation, yoga and other awareness practices for more than 25 years, which supports my work as a therapist.