Carly Rose Bretl (she/they)

LMFT, MA Integral Counseling Psychology
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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with an orientation toward social justice, creativity and honest support.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients range in age and what they are looking for, naturally. I have special experience in working with folx that are healing complex trauma from childhood and relationships, sexual abuse, compulsive coping that feels bad, substance abuse, traumatic birth and more. Many of my clients identify as non-binary, poly, neuro-diverse, living with mental health challenges, differently abeled, multi-cultural and as immigrants, or children of immigrants.

My Background and Approach

My style is honest, transparent and supportive. I have a background in early childhood, feminist studies, art and yoga. Clients of mine have said I am warm and non-judgmental. I have special training and/or interest in social and ecological justice, sandplay therapy, holistic parenting approaches, perinatal mental health care, Brainspotting, motivational interviewing and complex trauma. I also love working with dreams, creativity and consciousness.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I identify as a gardener and land steward, a mother and a partner. I am passionate about learning, regenerative agriculture & traditional cultural practices, scavenging, crafting, and healing our selves / the planet. I practice humility and just pleasure. I was a victim of sexual abuse, I am living hetero, and identify as gender non-binary. Some special interests include dreams and somatic experiencing and trying new foods.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • MediCal

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $145 - 185/session


8312003585 Email Carly Rose
1011 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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