Therapy for Change in Changing Times

amy barton-cayton psychotherapy santa cruz california

Relationships are complex and life can be difficult. This is an extraordinary time, one in which we find our personal healing and growth to be interwoven with the well being of our world. It is a time of evolution, from fight or flight or freeze to full-hearted presence and creative response and action. As a counselor, my deepest wish and daily work is to join with my clients as they move through challenges to the wholeness always present in each person. Counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching can provide help during times of crisis and growth. They are ways of coping with the concerns of adult life: spirituality, life transitions, shame, self-esteem, codependency, addiction, eating disorders, chronic illness, grief, childhood abuse, and the fundamental concern of how to be happy.

I hope this website provides you with a clear sense of who I am as a therapist and how I work with clients. Please feel free to call with additional questions. We offer an introductory consulting session at no charge so that you may better know whether this is the right therapy setting for you.

“The way to solve problems in your life
is to open your heart and to think differently.”
-Lama Zopa Rinpoche