Immediate Assistance Hotlines:

Children, Youth & Parenting:

California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
Child Protection Hotline: 1-800-540-4000
Youth Services (ages 12 – 18): 1-831-425-0771
Parental Stress Service of Santa Cruz: 1-831-426-7322
Parental Stress Service of Watsonville: 1-831-724-2879

Mental Health

Crisis Line for the Handicapped: 1-800-426-4263
Mental Health Services, Santa Cruz: 1-800-952-2335
National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Suicide Prevention Service: 1-877-ONE-LIFE
Women’s Crisis Support/Defensa de Mujeres: 1-831-685-3737

For more information click on the links below:

Professional Associations:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Academy of Health Care Professionals in the Addictive Disorders
American Psychological Association
American Psychotherapy Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Santa Cruz Chapter, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
State of California Department MFT online license verification

Buddhist Organizations:

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
Land of Medicine Buddha
Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture
The Karuna Group
Louise Monsour, LMFT

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

“You are not alone because all the time there are numberless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas surrounding you, everywhere loving you, guiding you, that is what they do.”
-Lama Zopa Rinpoche