Mothers Have Needs Too!

Allison Gilbert, LMFT, Santa Cruz Counselor Lic: MFC 24087

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Allison Gilbert, MA, LMFT
is the director and founder of Mothers Have Needs Too.  She is a Psychotherapist and a Workshop Leader.  Allison is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F Kennedy University and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  She was in private practice for 10 years before having children, under her maiden name: Allison Pokras.  Her practice focused on eating disorders and she created a workshop called, "Feeding Your Heart's Content".  She also created a workshop that taught how to use Tarot cards as a symbolic self-help tool.  This workshop was called, "Tarot: The Looking-Glass Teacher".  After her children were born, Allison was a stay-at-home mother for 12 years and volunteered extensively in her community - including serving as PTA president for Westlake Elementary School for 2 years.  Allison has training in co-dependency, hypnotherapy, Psych-KTM,  EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), coaching with the Enneagram, and Results Coaching with Neurological Repatterning.  She has had one of her articles published in "Growing Up in Santa Cruz" newspaper.

Allison works with individuals and couples on relationship issues, women's issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, postpartum depression, depression/anxiety, breast cancer diagnosis, spiritual issues, self-esteem, and parenting.  She is a provider for many different insurance companies, including: Aetna, Blue Shield, UBH, MHN, and ValueOptions.

You can read a longer article Allison wrote about herself by clicking here: About Me

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There is no more important work than the job of nurturing children.

Kids thrive when Momma's happy.

Get some care for yourself by speaking with a therapist.

You will feel renewed and have more energy to mother with love.

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   (831)425-4475  or CLICK HERE

When you're doing well, your whole family wins.


 Sessions are affordable and you can use your insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Blue Sheild, APS, MHN, ValueOptions, Coastal & many others, just ask..

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 "Allison, you were a lifesaver. I hope you don't mind my rhapsodizing about your help, but I am still incredibly grateful to you for helping our family in our time of need, and so I will continue boasting about how awesome you are to just about anyone who will listen."-Mother of a preschooler and a newborn

"Thanks for everything. You have been such a great  help! My husband told me that he thinks this is the best we have ever done."  -Mother of a preschooler and a toddler

"I love getting your emails, Allison!  Keep up the great work!" -Mother of elementary school children, who also owns an online business