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Session Rate: $80/hour + Travel Fee for Outcalls beyond Santa Cruz area

Santa Cruz, CA

About Clarissa

(Pronouns She/Her/Hers)

Be met right where you are. Be safe, be held, and be seen. Find your voice. Release what might be suppressed. Breathe, relax, and feel accepted through the simplicity of loving warmth and pure presence. This is what I love about cuddle sessions!

I am an intuitive guide who risked a departure from my science degree and career to dive into the question: What gives life meaning? I couldn’t understand why, if I was working so hard and appearing to be so successful, I still felt unhappy and unfulfilled. I discovered that I needed deeper, more authentic connection with others (and myself!).

For more than 15 years, I’ve been supporting others in their return to wholeness. What’s important to me about professional cuddling is the incredible gap that it bridges between the Truth of who we are and the social constructs in which we live. Humans desperately need touch, but have been conditioned to be afraid of it–afraid of asking for it, afraid of even sensing what they need.

One hour of cuddling is so powerful. It can be deeply connecting and nourishing, with more impact than talk therapy. My goal is for you to feel deeply relaxed and physically lighter; to feel seen and a sense of wholeness; to feel like you’ve just given yourself a healing gift.

View my video, What Does a Cuddle Session Look Like? here: https://youtu.be/Prl7LzwChxs

Session information from Clarissa

I have a cozy, inviting space for cuddling and connecting. I also offer out-calls, and I enjoy supporting clients (women, men, and everyone else) create a cuddle space that they can continue to marinate in after I leave. For outcalls that are more than 10 miles outside the 95062 zip code, my travel fee is $.75/mile each way. I accept payment via PayPal or Square.

I like to connect via phone or video first, so we can establish a comfort level. To start your session, we’ll review the basics to create a safe container. As I guide and support you in discovering and speaking your boundaries and wants, you’ll find yourself relaxing without even trying. You will breathe, rest, and feel fully accepted through the simplicity of loving touch and presence.

You will be amazed before you are halfway through.

Skills & Specialties

mindfulness and meditation compassionate communication Tantra addiction internal family systems


I offer sessions days, evenings, and weekends. Advance scheduling helps me ensure your ideal appointment time.