Couples Counseling Therapists in Pacific Grove, CA

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Nancy Carnathan-Cribbs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAD
Verified
Verified
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Spiritual Director, I work with individuals, couples , and families. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, marriage conflicts, parent-child concerns, survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, gay/lesbian/bisexual issues and spirituality. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore those areas of your life that are causing you discomfort, pain, sadness, stress and anxiety, preventing you from embracing who you really want to be.
(831) 216-6676
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Meika Hamisch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I see individuals with relationship issues, depression, cross-cultural challenges, spiritual abuse, cancer, Lyme and chronic illness.
Are you wanting to have greater awareness, clarity, and authenticity? Do you desire positive changes in your life that fit with your deepest held values and joy? I can help you identify thoughts and emotions that might have led you to your current symptoms (anxiety, depression, etc). I believe you have the potential to manage many of these symptoms by developing insight, mindfulness skills, and self-compassion.These insights, along with new skills/techniques learned during therapy can help you make more supportive choices in your life. You can have a deeper acceptance of what is and be more of your authentic self.
(831) 221-1351
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Elizabeth Durfee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in military and first responders, couples , and moms.
You have been feeling the weight of the world constantly on your shoulders. It is heavy. You feel defeated. You got here, and you aren’t sure how to navigate all. It may seem like you feel anxious more often, stressed out. And now, it is getting more difficult to enjoy daily life. You want to find that fire in yourself again, the confidence to move through the seasons of life without feeling overwhelmed or trapped. There is hope. Change is possible. And you don't have to go through it alone.
(831) 273-8034
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Maren Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples on a broad range of issues, and am especially drawn to the richness of working with relationships and sexuality.
My goal is to help you enhance your ability to develop a more intimate, fulfilling, and joyous life and relationships. I work collaboratively to help you build on your strengths and develop new skills, while creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
(831) 531-7759
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Tony Traback
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Relationships are hard. Maybe you feel ignored and unseen, so you get angry, say things you regret, storm out of the room, or give the cold shoulder. Or maybe it was an affair or an addiction. Stuck in the same fights, feeling defeated, alone, and disappointed, you wonder, “how did we get here?” You want to stay with your partner , but you are not sure how...the way things are going. The good news is that you do not need to walk this road alone. You do not need to sit in your relationship believing there is no hope. The truth is no one steps into a relationship or marriage with all the tools one needs to thrive!
(831) 900-4406
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Callie Lynn McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCBT, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I passionately believe in each individual's ability to evolve through self-actualization. My approach is to work collaboratively with individuals, couples , youth and families in order to reach their potential and live the lives they desire. Sadness, stress, anger, fear, and communication problems can impede growth and success. I provide a warm, comfortable, and supportive environment to work on challenges so that you and your family can achieve a happy, balanced life.
(707) 629-4107
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Camilla Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about my work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In a comfortable, supportive and relaxed atmosphere, I provide brief and longer term psychotherapy to individuals, couples , and families. My style is engaged and active. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. My goal is to empower clients to uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges we meet in life.
(831) 975-2697
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Sherri White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I especially enjoy working with couples as they experience difficult transitions in their relationship .
I treat children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of techniques individualized to uniquely accommodate each client.
(831) 228-8973
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Dana Weston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with a broad range of client concerns, including: crisis situations, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality, eating disorders, and more.
I've been working with clients for over 25 years. I am down to earth and straightforward with a good sense of humor. Through my own therapy, I found that an interactive style works best combined with being a good listener. In a safe and supportive setting, I facilitate clients finding their way through their emotional struggles.
(831) 508-3716
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Nicole Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience working with individuals (adults, children and adolescents), couples and families confronted with a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, grief and loss, stress management, relationship difficulties, divorce, and life transitions.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can feel overwhelming and impossible to overcome, and it is my belief that through authentic human connection, compassion and unconditional positive regard one can open up new doors of self-discovery that will allow them to find meaning, purpose and healing. It is my goal to help shine light on areas of your inner experience that will foster your ability to expand your self-awareness and make life changes. No two individuals are the same, thus I strongly believe in working with you to understand what your unique experience is like and adjust my approach to meet you where you are at.
(831) 264-1697
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Code 3 Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Being in a first responder or military home is a challenge most cannot fathom. The way the job impacts you, your relationships, your life. This is not just a job for you, it is a lifestyle. From shiftwork to last minute schedule changes, to feeling alone and like no one will get what you are going through. Maybe it is a lack of balance in your life now. Maybe it is your relationship taking a hit. You have to be tough, and you are tough. But being tough shouldn't be this hard, this helpless or hopeless. Being tough shouldn't change you into a person you don't want to be. There is hope. You can find meaning and joy again!
(831) 318-7931
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Alisha Sweyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CFRC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With couples , I focus on strengthening communication, reducing hurt, and increasing intimacy.
All relationships are hard, intimate relationships even more so. So many unmet needs, unrecognized wants, can make you feel lost and alone. You just can't keep going like this! The fights are ugly, or they don't happen at all. Living at the speed of life, you have drifted apart and don't know how to bring it back together. Maybe it is just feeling disconnected, maybe it was an affair. You just know that you need help to make it better, to make it what you had dreamed it would be. The good news is that you don't have to do it alone. Tenderness and passion are just around the corner!
(831) 263-1483
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Ann J Elkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that the relationship between me and my "special friend" facilitates growth and healing. I offer a COMPLIMENTARY FIRST SESSION to see if we can take a meaningful journey together. My goal in therapy is to help individuals develop a more positive self-image, increase self-esteem, and reach their full potential. I help the people I work with to identify their needs and increase their ability to communicate their needs and feelings to others - thereby developing more loving relationships. This will lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(424) 292-6435
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Merry Thomas
Psychologist, PhD, RN
Verified
Verified
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi I am an experienced, compassionate therapist creating a caring, therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing, overcome depression, anxiety, work through grief and loss, increase self-esteem, strengthen boundaries and improve relationships. My areas of expertise include: eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, stress; helping people recreate themselves and balance their lives to reach their full potential. I offer individual psychotherapy and life coaching. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a registered nurse
(510) 470-7238
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Emily C. Julian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist experienced in working with adolescents and adults. I create an empathic, collaborative, encouraging environment that allows people to explore their identity and relationships to live a more fulfilling life. I build a therapeutic relationship on mutual respect and support people in using their strengths to overcome challenges. I believe that discovering and developing a sense of purpose is an important part of the healing process.
(415) 237-6283
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Higher Consciousness Hypnotherapy
CHI, BA, AAS
Transform fears, worries, shame, anger, and chronic sadness rapidly. Lose excess weight without dieting using the power of hypnosis. Become more confident in yourself. Let go of toxic patterns in the shadow that can sabotage sleep or challenge your relationships. Stop Smoking, Overcome Substance Abuse or eliminate Phobias, Panic Attacks, Performance Anxiety, or Fear of Flying. Heal trauma that has created patterns of codependency and blocks to authenticity. Clear old Habits that are sabotaging your life. Become responsive rather than reactive with yourself, or with your partner . Clear mind, body, and spirit. Doctor Recommended.
(831) 531-2744
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Robin DeFilippi
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
We all face challenges in life, some greater than others. Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, and various types of trauma. Healing the past does not mean that we get to erase our experiences, but it does mean that our past no longer gets to control our present. I consider it a privilege to help facilitate a client's journey from dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors, to healthy ways of being in the world. I believe it is important that mind, body, and spirit are all functioning as healthily as possible in order to live ones best life.
(201) 989-0463
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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David E Blasband
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
from UCLA, I have worked in different settings with a diverse group of clients and concerns, including depression, loss and grief, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual identity/orientation, and difficult life transitions.
I work with individuals in both brief and longer-term psychotherapy. I practice integrative therapy that is strongly grounded in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches. I strive to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of how their past contributes to their development, and gain skills in coping with stress and changing behaviors. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which the client and therapist work together to develop goals and treatment plans.
(831) 233-8219
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Richard Vieille
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work mainly with adults as individuals, as couples , and in groups.
My approach is to create an accepting, supportive, non-judgmental partnership in order to help my clients discover their strengths, inner resources, and to achieve a deeper understanding of who they are. This work will help you to overcome or more effectively deal with such problems as anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder. We work together to identify self-defeating thought patterns or unconscious defenses that might be getting in the way of your natural capacity for satisfying relationships, or the full and authentic expression of who you are.
(831) 223-1952
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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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Leslie A Price
PsyD, MA
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and have taught psychology for many years. My goals are to encourage learning about mindfulness in practical ways. I can help you have a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. I want to focus on helping individuals and couples learn about being mindful and communicating with strategies to help you follow your path to happiness. I can assist you in becoming more connected to yourself. When our heart and emotions join together we can find more internal peace and share that gift with others.
(831) 432-7972
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Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.