Professional Counseling

New Life is waiting – are you ready for change?

Service Overview

At New Life Community Services, our expert team of therapists and counselors provide individualized, client-focused services addressing substance use disorders, mental health concerns, and co-occurring disorders. Under the direction of our Clinical Director, a licensed clinical psychologist, our team includes licensed professionals and trained drug and alcohol counselors, ensuring comprehensive support for every individual. In addition, we offer counseling for loved ones and parenting classes to support families in rebuilding strong foundations.

Available Services

  •  Individualized
  • Family and child friendly
  • Community supported
  • 12 Step friendly
  • Vocational/Educational support
  • Treats co-occurring disorders
  • Education for recovery and re-entry
  • Spiritually supportive
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling

Interested in joining our team as an intern, counselor, or clinician?

At New Life Santa Cruz, we welcome individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Whether you're just starting your career or seeking to expand your experience, we offer opportunities for growth and development in a supportive environment.

As part of our commitment to fostering professional growth, New Life Santa Cruz provides supervision for those earning approved hours for licensure. Under the guidance of our Clinical Director and a licensed clinical social worker, interns have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and mentorship while working towards licensure. 

Join our team and be a part of our mission to empower individuals on their journey to recovery.
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Reflections From Past Clients

  • A Safe Place to Heal
    "New Life Community Services changed my life. I was lost in my addiction with a pattern of bad relationships, I was an absent parent. New Life provided me with everything I needed to grow and learn, a safe place to heal. I remember how grateful I was to have my bed and dresser. I will never forget the times in early recovery the caring staff members, the groups, the meetings, the help I received was life changing. Today I have healthy relations with my family, I have a place of my own, I went back to school and I have a new career in the helping field. A true miracle."

    – Former Client, 7 1/2 years sober
  • A Second Chance at Life
    "New life community services changed my life. I was desperate to get sober when I arrived there, and with the structure and support of the program and the counselors I have two years of sobriety. I truly believe that I would not be where I am now without the help of New Life Community services. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life."

    - Former Client
  • My Sixth Residential Drug Program
    “I am 41 years old and I’ve been trying to get clean for about ten years. This is my sixth residential drug program. I’ve made more progress in 4 months at New Life Community Services than any other program. The staff and clients have been very helpful in my recovery. There is a lot of love support and recovery here at New Life, and I like the nonthreatening family atmosphere. I am very grateful to New Life for all the good things that are happening to me today. ”

    – Former Client
  • The Gift of Recovery
    "When I came to New Life I was not looking for recovery, I came because treatment was required by the courts. It was my first time in a residential treatment center. What I discovered surprised me. I found knowledgeable, caring and competent staff and I found a home where I could rebuild my life after years of disconnect due to drug use. With the support of the New Life program, I was able to work during treatment and to return to college. I learned how addiction changed my mind and body and how to navigate through the inevitable cravings and urges that would come. In time, I realized I had a gift for communicating with other addicts and I began working in the field of recovery. I am now over ten years free of drug use. I am currently also one of the staff members at New Life helping others receive the gift of recovery that was given to me."

    - Former Client
  • Single Dad

    “New Life has been instrumental in saving my life from drug addiction. I have learned a new way of life in recovery. Not only did New Life help me, they also took in my son. Being a single dad, this is the only place I could find in California that will take in fathers with children for treatment. I am very grateful to New Life for helping me and my son.”

    – Former Client

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