Compassionate psychotherapy in Santa Cruz for grief, loss, illness, trauma and personal growth.

Covid-19 is impacting all of us, sometimes in very different ways. I am seeing clients via video and will consider new clients in the areas of grief and trauma as there is space in my practice.

While you care for others, please take good care of yourself both physically and mentally. You need yourself now more than ever.

If you feel stuck or in pain, there is hope. There are proven therapies, individualized for you and your problems, that may offer relief and a positive pathway to your future. I offer a warm, empathetic, safe environment and gentle, and practical guidance to help you explore your issues and determine how best to support your healing and growth.


I am the only Marriage and Family Therapist certified in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) in Santa Cruz County.

“Since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing.” 
Wm. Paul Young

CA MFT License #109883

Kara Bowman, LMFT, CT, CCTP, C-GC

ADEC Certified Thanatologist

AAGC Certified Grief Counselor

IATP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

(831) 219-8522