Gottman Method Therapists in Santa Cruz, CA

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Jessica Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
When I work with couples, I incorporate my Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy training to help with communication and EFT to help with relational wounds.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Rumi- We all have times in life where we feel that something isn’t working, that something needs to change. Whether that something is a relationship, a job, a place or the way we experience our day to day lives, I am passionate about helping you walk that path to more authentic relationships and a more authentic life. Sometimes that journey is best explored individually, sometimes as a couple, and I love working with both.
(831) 268-6026 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Darrin Gene Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
I also work with couples, employing the Gottman method which helps strengthen romantic bonds and communication skills.
Life can be overwhelming. It can feel like you’re slowly sinking into an ocean of worries and despair. You just want to catch your breath. It can keep you awake at night, or make you not want to get out of bed. I’m here to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship so you can find relief from your struggles.
(831) 208-3432 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Nina Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Having relationship issues? I am here to help! I am Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Certified. Let me evaluate your communication and share effective tools that will help your relationship to thrive!
(415) 702-2489 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Amy Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
I help clients who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, or addiction. I with use my knowledge and experience combined with empathy and compassion to support your therapeutic journey. I want to help you better understand yourself, develop coping skills for improved daily living and healthier relationships, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace. I may use EMDR to help alleviate distress and blocking beliefs (conscious or subconscious). I use holistic techniques and client-centered therapy to support you in finding self-awareness, self-compassion, and balance, all of which are keys to the growth and healing process.
(831) 607-1957 x588 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Noelle Darling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I care deeply about supporting people when they feel lonely, stuck and hopeless, and the usual things just aren't working. My clients tend to be high functioning adults who have reached a critical point where something has to give. Often this becomes evident while undergoing a major life transition such as a break up, divorce, the death of a loved one, or a career change. These low points can be scary and painful, but they can also be incredible opportunities for growth and healing. But growing is hard work and sometimes we can't do it on our own.
(831) 400-3890 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Waitlist for new clients
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Ali Palisca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to untangle from patterns of drama, criticism, and codependency. I teach clients how to turn arguments into proactive conversations with win-win solutions. Our work together can include healing past hurts and trauma, feeling more sexually connected, and creating positive life changes. I am most interested in supporting my clients in finding relief from suffering and being truly happy.
(831) 302-6576 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Erin Liana Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Do your sensitivities to the world and relationships sometimes feel like more of a burden than a blessing? Do you want to get into better relationship with yourself and your body? Maybe you are experiencing a difficult life transition or wrestling with pain, fear, or despair at the state of your life or the world. Perhaps you want to explore parts of yourself that have previously been held silent by anxieties or conditioning. If so, I would be a great fit for you!
(831) 215-4138 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Elio Scudieri
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Sometimes hurts get stacked on each other & we assemble a life that protects against the pain, so it doesn’t ever hurt like that again. But in that process of armoring ourselves, we build a structure that also limits our capacity to enjoy life. We each have a much more unconstrained life that wants us to live it. By knowing ourselves through discovery, we work to be accountable to our own position & condition in life, forgive ourselves & others, & create a life that rewards us for this beautiful & courageous effort. Sessions will likely include mindfulness, humor, creativity, compassion, empathy, accountability, & problem-solving.
(831) 298-8723 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Vanessa U Segovia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My current work focuses on Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups, Active and Retired First Responders and Military facing Crisis Situations, Relationship Issues, Trauma and Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Self Exploration, Severe Mental Illness, Dual Diagnosis, Addiction & Recovery. I utilize approaches including but not limited to CBT, Systems, Somatic and other models. While I will use pieces from the above mentioned models and theories each individual client will require a different mix of psychotherapy approaches. Individual treatment plans and various interventions will be used to assist each specific client.
(831) 777-4635 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Catherine Marcotte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Maybe NOW is the right time. Maybe I am the person. Do you need support and strategies to help you through a difficult time or address a particular problem? Let me help. It is an honor to connect with you and work together to help you overcome obstacles, adjust to transitions, and help you become the person, couple, or family that you want to become. Benefit from my 18+ years of experience, as well as my lifelong active and vital pursuit of knowledge and well-being. Compassionate, effective, intelligent and holistic. Let me help and support you in moving forward.
(831) 274-7365 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Gloria Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Gloria believes therapy works best when client and therapist work together to achieve a common goal. Gloria’s warmth and humor helps to create a trusting relationship where clients can feel comfortable to explore themselves and achieve meaningful change. Her approach to therapy is collaborative, nonjudgmental and client centered.
(831) 319-5367 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Not accepting new clients
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Marlon A Guarino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
Verified
Are you stuck in patterns of fears, confusion, indecision, or painful relationships? This stuckness and suffering hinder you from accessing the empowered, expansive, creative, organic self within; this essential part of you wants to express the unique gift that you are, and the gifts you bring to the world. Imagine beyond your struggles or limitations to become who you are truly meant to be, being more authentic, having more fulfilling relationships and manifesting your passions. Whether you are looking for further understanding, or personal tools or deeper change, I am here to support your journey.
(831) 272-0611 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Cypress' Couples' Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
When a couple comes to see me, there is most often a feeling of safety. Because they know that the model I use for the healing of couples' relationships brings such a high percentage of satisfaction. The model is EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples). Even though EFT does not need the teaching of communication skills, I am also, a communication teacher. For the couple and myself, it is always thrilling to see workable interventions that give them more freedom and safety because life is so much easier living within a secure relationship.
(831) 215-3951 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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James ‘Jamie' Martin Hollomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MS, LMFT
Verified
Without mincing words, I'm a very good therapist and I love my job. With 26 years experience at 3 youth and adult clinics, including 10 years now in private practice, I've met with such a variety of people in about 34,224 sessions over this time! Educated at Harvard, Penn and CA State Chico, I have remarkable ability to see through a person's upset to your wonderful spirit and strengths. I'm a great detective at identifying the core issues. I'm romantic at heart, so I love getting people through difficult periods to come out shining! I congratulate you for your courage in seeking help. Call Me!
(831) 531-2136 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.
(831) 276-0279 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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Dennis A Patton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ABD
Verified
My passion is to support couples into a more loving and fulfilled relationship. I believe that many couples fall in love and sacrificially give, but unbeknownst to them, lose their way, and take the common path of exhausting themselves by tying to change their partners behaviors; which will never, ever, work! Working with me however, will shift the focus from their partner and place it on themselves. Then, with my guidance, the couples make a strategic plan(s) to do the next right thing(s) in the relationship. Only then will healing begin, and the experience of living in a more loving, trusting, and safe romantic relationship.
(831) 888-9135 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Not accepting new clients
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Anica Leon-Weil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Welcome! I’m glad you’re here and appreciate that you’ve taken the first step towards finding support. I believe we all have the capacity to experience satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in our lives by exploring the barriers to these things, learning new ways of self understanding, and developing coping skills for the challenges we face. I use a holistic and varied approach drawing from many modalities including CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Attachment Theory, and many more, along with a backdrop of trauma focused, racial and social justice informed, compassionate, and self determination based care.
(831) 400-5293 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Offers online therapy
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David M. Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Why are you seeking a therapist? Gaining an understanding of your needs is the first step we take together to develop your personal therapy. Yes, you read that right. I encourage my clients to be active participants in the development of their therapy. What is effective for one person is not necessarily effective for another. The strength of my therapeutic approach is in its transparency and my focus on guiding and empowering you, the client, in becoming an agent of change in your own life.
(831) 661-8919 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Offers online therapy
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Veronica K. Tonay
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
For over 20 years, I've successfully treated those suffering with the pain and frustration of depression, anxiety, separation/loss, relationship issues, creative blocks, and life transitions (several of these overlap!). I earned my doctorate at UC Berkeley, and, in addition to my psychotherapy practice, taught clinical psychology at UCSC for many yrs. Psychologists are ethically required to use demonstrated treatments for clients' backgrounds and life difficulties. I'm fortunate to have trained in many effective therapeutic methods, tailored to each client's needs and personality. I'm available locally and via video/phone sessions.
(831) 359-4793 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Not accepting new clients
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Barbara Lutz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Since 1992, I have counseled families, adults and children. I am an EMDR Institute consultant and facilitator, and use EMDR therapy's adaptive information processing to help clients master the challenges encountered in their lives. I received my PhD in international psychology with trauma focus. My specialties include Trauma, Acculturation and Attachment Disorders in clients of all ages. My immigration experience from Germany has prompted the exploration of the crucial part played by our cultural roots in our decision making process and in our lifestyle choices. I speak English, Spanish and German.
(831) 205-0622 
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Gottman Method Therapists
The Gottman Method For Making Relationships Work shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the seven components of healthy relationships. Find a Gottman therapist in Santa Cruz or Gottman method couples therapist Santa Cruz. Gottman Santa Cruz therapists are trained in the Gottman theory for making relationships work.