Health Services in Santa Cruz County


  • Jennifer Hastings, MD (highly recommended)
    Hormone therapy
    Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Westside, Santa Cruz, CA
    Tel: 831-460-3130

    Jennifer Schreck, MD
    Hormone therapy
    Palo Alto Medical Clinic, Santa Cruz Branch
    Tel: 831-458-5670
    Jeffery Williams, MD
    Hormone therapy
    Dominican Medical Foundation Santa Cruz, CA
    Tel: 831-465-7778

  • Psychological Counseling

  • Shane Hill, PhD
    PO Box 573
    Santa Cruz, CA 95061
    Tel: (831) 423-0849

    Santa Cruz Transgender Therapist Team
    To make a client referral: Call the program facilitator and leave a detailed confidential message regarding your client’s needs. This will help to secure a good therapist/client match with the therapists who are currently open to see new clients.

    Program Facilitator:

    Sally Blumenthal-McGannon, LMFT
    HIV, all ages, families, grief/loss
    823 Cathedral Dr Aptos CA 95003
    Tel: 831-685-4728

    Team Members:

    Connie Batten, LMFT
    Life-threatening illness, grief/loss, life transitions, couples
    340 Soquel Ave Suite 103 Santa Cruz CA
    Tel: 831-425-4432

    Dana Blumrosen, LMFT

    Adults, adolescents

    303 Portrero St. #45-202 Santa Cruz CA 95060.
    Tel: 831-454-8270

    Eileen Cavalier, LMFT
    Families, couples, trans family members, dual diagnosis
    740 Front St Suite 360 Santa Cruz CA 95060
    Tel: 831-425-3118

    Mischa Eovaldi, LCSW

    Bilingual (Spanish/English), EMDR, teens, elderly
    8065 Aptos St Aptos CA 95003
    Tel: 831-685-3219

    Shane Hill, Ph.D.

    Gender specialist, children, teens, families, couples, hypnotherapy
    Temporarily in Portland OR, Phone & Skype sessions only at this time
    Tel: 831-423-0849

    Chris Hogeland, LCSW

    Bilingual (Spanish/English), CBT, DBT, Trauma, homeless
    115-A Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Cross St: Hwy 9
    Tel: 831-454-5195

    Kaleo Kaluhiwa, MFTI 

    HIV+ only, adults

    1060 Emeline St Santa Cruz CA 95060
    Tel: 831-454-4321

    Maren Martin, LCSW

    Teens, couples, families, sex therapy
    311 Forest Ave, Suite 6 Pacific Grove CA 93950
    Tel: 831-375-1134

    Anna Paganelli, LMFT

    Adults, adolescents, individuals, couples, families
    340 Soquel Ave Suite 107 Santa Cruz CA 95062
    Tel: 831-425-7400

    Andrew Purchin, LCSW

    Children, teens, families, EMDR
    550 Water St #C-2 Santa Cruz CA 95060
    Tel: 831-460-0241

  • Support Groups

  • Transgender Peer Support Group
    Our moderated, open group allows everyone to share their experiences and meet others in friendly surroundings. All transgender brothers and sisters are welcome to attend.We meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:30 - 9:30 pm at The Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA.

    Contact: Brandon

    Transfamily Support Group of Santa Cruz County
    We are a community of parents and families supporting our transgender children and each other through shared experience and the process of understanding transgender issues. Our meetings are generally for parents and support people. We also have family gatherings throughout the year that include our children and all family members. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please call for location and further information.


    Trans Men Peer Group
    This is an FTM support and social connections group. We meet every second and fourth Sunday of the month. We welcome SOFFAS (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) on the fourth Sunday of the month at The Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Seth Kennedy is the new group facilitator.  He arrives half an hour early for anyone who wants to talk one-on-one outside of the group.

    Contact: Seth Kennedy, Email

  • Resource Center

  • Santa Cruz Transgender Program at The Diversity Center
    1117 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    Tel: 831-425-5422
    Fax: 831-425-0743

    Triangle Speakers
    Tel: 831.425-5422

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