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

“Since most of our hurts come through relationships,

  so will our healing.” 
Wm. Paul Young

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, 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.


MFT: Marriage and Family Therapist

CT: Certified Thanatologist

CCTP: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

© 2019 Created with

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

CA MFT License Number 109883

ADEC Certified Thanatologist

AAGC Certified Grief Counselor

IATP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

(831) 219-8522