Licia Ginne, Psy.D., MFT – Psychotherapist & Psychoanalyst
I believe that people work to achieve success and happiness in the best ways they know how. There are times in our lives when we feel our ability to solve problems or move forward is hampered by a lack of options and understanding. These times are when I can offer help to expand perspectives and find alternative solutions. Helping people along this process of change is what brings meaning to my life, makes me curious and is how I make my living.
I blend about 35 years of experience in the addiction and mental health field to create a working style of insight-oriented psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis to create a collaborative relationship for exploring meaning, understanding and creating options. My experience includes working in the following types of programs: In-patient & out-patient adult alcohol & drug programs (including one of the few adult programs with pregnant addicts and mothers with their children living on site), in-patient eating disorders, out-patient sexual addiction, out-patient & in-patient psychiatric, community mental health programs and the in-patient & out-patient John Bradshaw Co-dependency program. I’ve helped people address their addiction or abuse of alcohol, drugs and sexual behaviors; those with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship struggles and communication problems; adults with histories of childhood abuse; and people simply wanting to make creative changes to their lives.
I have recently moved from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Cruz, CA. If you have been a client of mine and wish to have phone or video conferencing please call or email me for more information. If you are looking for a therapist in Santa Cruz or would like help with referrals in Los Angeles please call me.
My areas of expertise include the treatment of:
Addiction and Dependence (drugs, alcohol, sex)
Adults abused as children
Relationship & marital counseling
Creating positive life changes
Indepth Psychotherapy / Contemporary Psychoanalysis