Marriage Counseling Therapists in Salinas, CA

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Hildur R Simonardottir
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, life cycle challenges, trauma/abuse and many more. People cope with and try to manage their past and present to the best of their ability. However, at times it can be overwhelming and may also create additional barriers as people often outgrow their coping skills, or their skills and tools are simply no longer working for them.
(831) 508-3636
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Patricia Hikida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am here to support your growth in relationships as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I utilize Cognitive Therapy for clients who need to recover from depression and anxiety, among other mental health issues. I work with motivated clients to improve their functioning and relationships. Client-Centered Therapy is my general approach to providing therapy. I’ve been licensed since 2005. I would be honored to support you on your journey.
(951) 228-2197
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Delhia Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I'm Delhia. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing for over 7 years. I help individuals examine behavior patterns that have maintained struggles within their lives. My approach is strengths-based, collaborative, and intersectional. I provide personalized and culturally relevant strategies to help you accomplish your goals. Please get in touch with me to explore what working together might look and feel like for you.
(714) 710-8105
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Michael Ryan Guichet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Marriage and relationships are challenging and it is even harder to ask for what you want. Often people believe they are broken or their desires are shameful and I work to create change and facilitate communication. As a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in sex therapy, I work to help individuals, partners, and couples to connect. It is my passion to heal shame, have the hard talks, and facilitate communication. Personally, I know the challenges of maintaining the passion in a long term relationship and I don't believe it is normal to give up on intimacy.
(831) 346-1251
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Salinas, CA 93901
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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
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Shine a Light Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
We are a non-profit counseling agency with locations in Monterey, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz, California. Our goal is to provide high quality yet affordable psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We provide services on a sliding scale, meaning that our fees are based upon your income. Our services are provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Master's level Interns and Trainees who are under the supervision of a licensed therapist. We would love to answer any questions you may have, or schedule an appointment to meet with you. Simply call or send us an email today!
(831) 856-9647
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Salinas, CA 93902
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Larry B Kerkhoff Psy.d
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, DMFT, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new insurance clients at the present time. Would you like to have better relationships? There is always hope. I have a full practice but do try to squeeze new clients in. My calm and friendly demeanor puts people at ease and promotes a safe and nurturing counseling environment. I chose this second career to help people navigate through the obstacles and pain in their life. My comforting and supportive style helps instill hope, peace, and spirituality. I have the life experiences plus a Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to help you discover the needed tools for your personal relationship toolbox.
(831) 664-9658
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Paige Lynn Dickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CTC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Art Therapist who has spent 15 years practicing mindfulness and meditation.
When we experience transition, loss, find ourselves in cycles of addictive behaviors, or find we've lost our center, no matter what age or stage of life, this life can feel overwhelming. Heart centered, skillful guidance and support can help us find renewal, peace and wholeness in the midst of life's most challenging circumstances.
(831) 318-5828
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Code 3 Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Let us help you find that peace, healing and pride in your life of service! Whether it is support for your marriage , help with parenting your kids, support for the spouses, or an individual focus, we can help you! Call today for a free consultation.
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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Salinas, CA 93901
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Alison Hunter Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
(831) 621-5240
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Salinas, CA 93908
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Enrique Morales Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Living in today's world is complicated and often stressful. If you feel stuck, insecure, stressed, fearful and depressed I am here to assist you to overcome your struggles. Working together you will learn effective coping skills to reduce the effects of stress, trauma, and emotional anguish. If you are looking for a safe place to freely express your emotions, receive unconditional acceptance, be supported and have guidance on resolving your everyday challenges feel free to contact me. I have the experienced of working with individuals, couples, children, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
(831) 750-1281
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Valle De Salinas Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you worry all the time? Do you feel bad or depressed? Do you experience negative thoughts? Do you have problems in your relationships? Do you struggle to keep a balance between responsibilities and everyday challenges? We can help you! We will guide you through managing anxiety, depression, or heightened stress that can arise from relationship problems, family conflict, divorce, separation, parenting difficulties, trauma, illness, loss, or other stressors. We offer individual, couples and family therapy designed for your personal needs.
(831) 215-5460
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Jill Babbitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you desire more love, connection, intimacy and passion in your life? Do you crave a more satisfying and meaningful sex life? I can help you gain access to the resources you have within to get you there. We all want to feel less stressed, get along better with the people in our lives and enjoy life to the fullest. I have tools to help. In a nurturing environment, I can help you learn effective communication, heal from past traumas, and let go of the negative thinking and stress that no longer serves you. I can help you better understand yourself as a spiritual and sexual being so you may feel more connected to yourself and others.
(831) 800-2016
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Marian Carapezza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
People seek therapy because something in their life is not working. They are unhappy. I believe change is always possible and that I can help people live a fuller life. I have trust in everyone's ability to heal. Therapy is a process of being with another human being who wants to change, listening to his/her story, witnessing his/her pain, confusion and uncertainty. I believe that healing comes from acceptance of others and ourselves, remembering our strengths and developing healthy relationships. Therapy is a practice of Mindfulness; giving deep attention to what is happening in the present moment.
(831) 269-5897
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Salinas, CA 93901
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LH Healing Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
Verified
My name is Leidy Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with children and families for the past 9 years. My focus is to ensure that everyone lives a healthy and balanced life, prioritizing their mental health as a means to happiness. This may require processing any underlying trauma that is influencing negative daily behaviors. Everyone deserves happiness so it is important to overcome the underlying stressors that can prevent achieving and reaching a healthy state of mind. Whether it is depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or inability to accomplish daily tasks. I am here to help.
(831) 387-7716
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
“Therapy, yeah that’s not for me”, may have been a thought that has crossed your mind once, twice or many times. So look at this as a huge step in the right direction for you, as you look at profiles and possibly make a decision to invest in yourself. I've been in your shoes and looking for a therapist can be scary and intimidating. Your story is for you to share when you’re ready and with someone that you trust . You may be at a point in your journey in which you are experiencing difficult and unexpected feelings and emotions that you are trying to make sense of or find answers to. That is where I hope to help you.
(831) 800-2083
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Discovery Counseling Center
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Life is wonderfully perfect, until we feel it has come to an end. When that dark path presents itself, it is time to take a challenge that perhaps we have avoided for a very long time. A challenge could be perceived as a change which could bring new beginnings or a change, we may fear the most. The question we should be asking ourselves is, “Am I ready to take that challenge?” Mental Health is a part of the human anatomy that is needed for an individual to have the best quality of life. Individuals feelings and emotions are crucial to be validated for individuals to have that best quality of life.
(831) 221-9103
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Angelina Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life sometimes throws you unexpected challenges that can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and hopeless. If you are struggling with life challenges that are impacting your quality of life, I am here to tell you there is hope. Loss is often one of our biggest life challenges that trigger mental health issues. Grief is a natural response to loss, whether that is a loss of a relationship, job, or death of a loved one, it can also bring up thoughts and feelings of past traumas. Processing and learning about loss and grief and what to expect when grieving can help you grow and heal.
(408) 676-4044
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Salinas, CA 93906
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Beth Goodwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified
Verified
My goals as a therapist are to create a safe and supportive environment in which clients can share their thoughts and feelings freely, to learn more effective coping skills and interventions in order to ease symptoms and solve problems as well as gaining deeper insight about themselves, the world and their future. My approach is to meet clients where they are in life without judgement. Therapy sessions are collaborative where client and therapist examine and question client's distorted thoughts and core beliefs as well as developing positive strategies and healthier ways of thinking as they move forward in their lives.
(831) 296-3392
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Sally Kay Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American licensed therapist. I have extensive practice assisting survivors of sexual abuse. It is my passion to help all people who might be going through a difficult time and/or have experienced trauma. My goal is give my clients the coping skills and tools to help them grow and spread their wings. I would like to be able to help as many people as possible to help them hurt less, cease any feeling of guilt or shame, and thrive into confident individuals.
(831) 800-2175
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Salinas, CA 93901
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Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.