Erik Barnes, MA, LMFT #49128

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 including:

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.

Over the past eight years I have worked to help individuals, couples and families address life’s challenges. This work includes assisting people living with chronic illnesses, addictions, depression, grief & loss, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem, trauma, and much more.

Locally I have worked with a variety of non-profit agencies such as Family Service AgencySurvivors Healing CenterEncompass, Hospice Caring Project, and Santa Cruz County CARE Team to improve the lives of many.


I have my M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University.

I have a B.A. in Race, Class and Gender Studies from University of Rochester.


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Additional qualifications

Completed – Hand in Hand Parenting Practitioner Intensive

Completed – Internal Family Systems Therapy Training: Level 1

Completed – Internal Family Systems Therapy: Couples Therapy Level 1

Certified Breathwork Practitioner through the Soulwave Institute

Trained mediator through two forty-hour programs at the Univ. of Rochester and Univ. of Maine

ContaCT ME

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