About Amy

Amy Barton-Cayton Amy Barton-Cayton Ph.D., Sociology, MFT 25317: Amy works with individuals, couples, families, and groups including businesses. She uses her psychotherapy orientations in Existential, Developmental, Mindfulness, Buddhist, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), R-CS (Re-Creation of the Self), Milton Erikson Hypnotherapy, Family Systems, and Jung according to what will best serve the client. Clients are seen for difficulties such as the array of individual issues, premarital and marital counseling, family life-cycle issues, and divorce counseling.

Her areas of specialty for adult and child psychotherapy are adults recovering from abuse as children, healing the child within, addictions (chemical, work, sex, and love), eating disorders, shame, grief, codependency, and spirituality. She brings over twenty years experience in counseling psychology and addiction counseling to her clients. She has also trained in CBMT (Corporate Based Mindfulness Training).

Amy earned her M.S. with Highest Honors in Counseling Psychology from Baptist University in Riverside, CA, and her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a graduate of the College of Personal and Professional Coaching and has taught from the Hargove “Masterful Coaching” model. She has studied Buddhist Psychology since 1997, has trained with Jon Eisman in Re-Creation of the Self, and trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique Introductory and Advanced). Amy served as an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Holistic Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, where she developed and taught an emphasis program in Buddhist Psychology. She also developed and taught courses in Basic Addiction Studies and Individual Development and the Life Cycle.

Amy Barton-Cayton is a psychotherapist providing therapy and counseling in Soquel (Santa Cruz county), California.

“We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.”
-Dalai Lama