Elio Scudieri

MA, AMFT, Certified Relationship Coach
Accepting Clients

I work with clients collaboratively—in a way that considers both practical applications & emotional underpinnings of how life is undertaken.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA
Supervised by Timothy Hartnett, LMFT #

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

I do my best work with clients who are serious about making strides in their life. There are many reasons we struggle, and with appropriate attention and sincerity, we can make differences that have a profound impact on how we feel emotionally, energetically, spiritually, and physically. I offer my clients a blend of action-oriented steps along with a focus on underlying condition and beliefs that shape our lives, that both propel us further and hold us back.

My Background and Approach

We each inhabit a body, and these bodies are intelligent. They hold stories that want to be told—stories that can help us feel good about ourselves and want to be shared. And stories that want to stay hidden and contribute to our shame. Breaking the isolation by coming into connection with another person breaks the spell of trauma. Trauma is healed relationally, which is what we do when we share our stories of hurt with someone who can hold us in our discomfort. I have been working as a life coach since 2009, and have been a certified couples coach since 2013. Working with couples is a passion of mine as the well-being of union/family/partnership is something I care deeply about. Watching a couple transform from distraught, disconnected, angry, insecure, and hopeless to connected, at ease, laughing, feeling vibrant, safe and secure, and on the same team is truly rewarding. I work with both monogamous and non-monogamous couples.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Sometimes hurts get stacked on each other and we assemble a life that protects against the pain, so it doesn’t ever hurt like that again. But in that process of armoring ourselves, we build a structure that also limits our capacity to enjoy life. I believe we each have a much more unconstrained life that wants us to live it. By knowing ourselves through discovery, we can work to be accountable to our own position and condition in life, forgive ourselves and others, and create a life that rewards us for this beautiful and courageous effort. Mindfulness. Humor. Creativity. Reverence. Compassion. Empathy. Accountability. Problem-solving. These elements will be encouraged and practiced in our sessions together.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Beacon
  • MediCal
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 220/session


831-244-3614 Email Elio
700 Frederick St # 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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