Cynthia Baker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Life Purpose Coach and Hypnotherapist. From her many years of experience as a therapist, she brings deep inquiry and powerful tools for uncovering and transforming fears, doubts and limiting beliefs. Yet, her coaching skills help her clients to move beyond this inner work to realize their most heart-felt visions. Those who have worked with her have described her as a gentle soul with quiet power and presence. She offers sessions in her beautiful Santa Cruz office and remotely via video or phone. 

Learn about Cynthia's Life Purpose Coaching and Hypnotherapy services here:


  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Saybrook University, San Francisco, 2008
  • BA in Psychology, UC Santa Cruz, 1994. 
  • Dream Coach Certification, Dream University, 2016
  • Hypnotherapist Certification, Twin Lakes College, Santa Cruz, 2003.
  • Medical Hypnotherapist Certification, Center for Hypnotherapy, Oakland, 2005. 
  • Medical Hypnosis, Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, 2012


Portrait by Kathleen Russ