The Lotus Collaborative
603 Mission St., Santa Cruz
Dr. Elizabeth Esalen founded the Lotus Collaborative twenty years ago. Esalen believed the best place to find healing was in nature, specifically among the redwoods and along the California coast. The center offers partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient care (in tandem with a transitional living facility near its Santa Cruz location). The center isn’t gender-specific and offers family and couples therapy in addition to individual therapy, nutrition counseling, psychiatric services, coping skills training, and talk groups. There is also a sister center in San Francisco.