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Jayla Klein, MA
Sex: Female; MFT33476
604 15th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Fee scale: $125. per session, sliding scale available
DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
Therapy provides an opportunity to deeply explore, understand and
transform the habitual patterns of thought, feeling and behavior that
limit our well-being and freedom. The careful attention to your specific
history and challenges can be extremely helpful in supporting the
unfolding awareness and insight that develop with a meditation
practice. Places where we find ourselves stuck, confused, reactive and
in pain can be untangled and moved towards healing. Approaching the
tenderness of inner growth with gentle compassion, mindfulness and
patience in a supportive therapy can be a critical element on the spiritual
I have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression,
childhood trauma, illness, grief, life transitions and relationships. I
work with individuals and couples and can also provide phone sessions.
VIPASSANA MEDITATION BACKGROUND
I have been exploring the teachings and practice of Buddhism for more than 20
years, completed the Dedicated Practitioners Program, and am
currently in the Awakening through the Heavenly Messengers program
Spirit Rock. I also attend many classes, daylongs and retreats in
Vipassana and Tibetan traditions to support my daily life practice. I
have taught classes in Compassionate Mindfulness at Santa Cruz
Integrative Medicine and have also taught at Insight Santa Cruz.
RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from University of San
Francisco in 1994 and have been in private practice since that time.
Integrated into my work are my ongoing studies of Neuropsychology,
Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems, Contemporary
Psychoanalysis, Relational Theories, Buddhist Psychology and
Mindfulness-Based Therapy. I have taught psychology at John F.
Kennedy University and University of St. Francis.