My Approach
Erik Barnes, MA, LMFT
Santa Cruz, CA

In my work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families I strive to
create a warm, nurturing and compassionate environment for personal
exploration and healing. In this space all parts of you are welcome. 
I see therapy as a collaboration where you and I partner to create an
achievable plan to improve your relationships, increase your sense of
vitality, and work towards your personal goals.

I utilize a wide variety of therapeutic modalities
      • Internal Family Systems
      • Expressive Arts
      • Mindfulness
      • Somatic Techniques
      • Cognitive Behavioral
      • Play Therapy
      • And many others        
                          I tailor our sessions and the techniques used to best fit your desires, 
                          needs and goals.

                           I feel so blessed and grateful to get to live my passion. On a daily basis I
                           have the honor of witnessing and helping facilitate healing and transformation
   of my clients toward greater freedom, peace, and embodiment of who they
   truly want to be.