Guidance for your well-being.

Guidance for your well-being.2018-10-02T01:26:35+00:00

Welcome to my healing practice! I am a local Santa Cruz therapist, but I am also available for remote online video sessions for therapy clients anywhere in California, and for coaching clients anywhere in the world.

My mission is simple: to provide expert guidance that heals any issues preventing your happiness, success and personal transformation.

These issues could be:

  • Emotional problems like anxiety, depression or trauma
  • Work problems around communication skills, conflict resolution, and career success
  • Relationship issues such as finding your perfect partner, sexual dysfunction, creating greater intimacy, love and companionship into your couple, or
  • Family/caretaker concerns
  • Physical problems like insomnia or chronic health conditions

I have successfully helped hundreds of clients transform their lives, in my 21 years as a therapist and coach. My success rate is extremely high, because I use very precise, focused techniques. (See my Techniques page for more information.) Please contact me so we can privately discuss your individual concerns. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to enable both of us to get an idea of whether or not we are a good “fit” to work together toward meeting your goals. You can leave me a message at: 831.240.4758.

About Me

  • Dr. Jennifer Holt, Ph.D., LPCC (#213), M. Div.
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Therapist and Executive Coach

As a therapist, I work at helping clients find well-being from emotional disturbances of all kinds. I work with a very diverse mix of clients including tweens to elders, professionals to retired, and minority clients of different cultural backgrounds as well as the GLBTQI community. I specialize in a very powerful duo of techniques, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming). EMDR is a rapid and effective type of therapy used for resolving trauma and deep-seated disturbances. NLP works directly with the brain to reprogram dysfunctional beliefs. (You can also tap Therapy Services above for more information about my various specialties, including 818-928-5449, 2176412942, 5144144855, grief/loss and forgiveness.)

As an executive coach, with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Organizational Development, I enable clients to achieve their optimal goals in their careers and life goals. I utilize NLP and other powerful techniques that focus on the present rather than childhood issues for my coaching clients.

More About My Qualifications

  • I have a Masters in Counseling Student Personnel Psychology and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, both from the University of Minnesota, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California (LPCC #213).
  • I am an EMDR Consultant, a master EMDR therapist, and work with EMDR therapists-in-training. I am a California BBS Board-Approved Supervisor for MFT and LPCC therapist interns.
  • I work as a professor at Cabrillo College, in Aptos, California, teaching courses in the Psychology Department. My academic accomplishments include being an expert in the field of conflict resolution.
  • I am the author of Sacred Gateway of Grief and Loss: Freeing the Imprisoned Soul. Please click here for more information on my (475) 419-2990.


I work with clients in person as well as online and via telephone. I have an office in the Santa Cruz area that is conveniently located in Soquel Village. If you’re not in the Santa Cruz area, I work with many clients (even couples) online – through Skype and FaceTime. I am also available for sessions via telephone.

If you’d like to find out more, please note my email address below, and copy/paste it into your email browser (this helps me avoid spam). You can also phone or leave me a message at: 831.240.4758. I will always return your calls within 24 hours (unless it is the weekend), and answer any questions you may have. I would love to help you have the best life possible!