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Krista Gallagher
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
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Krista Gallagher

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Let's Connect (831) 263-4575
I help couples create more loving, connected, and healthy relationships, recognizing that intimate relationships often expose our deepest wounds as well as our greatest chance for growth and healing. I specialize in supporting couples in exploring communication challenges, intimacy issues, emotional distance, and the impact that significant life events (pregnancy, post-partum, parenting, grief, chronic illness, financial stressors) can have on a relationship.
I have training in the Gottman method and utilize research-based strategies to help couples manage conflict and deepen intimacy and friendship. I also draw from EFT, Imago, & attachment theory in my work with couples. I am trauma-informed and my practice is an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space for individuals of all identities and relationships types.
I offer telehealth (video) therapy to couples throughout California. I accept Medi-Cal through CCAH, and otherwise offer private pay sessions on a sliding scale. Please contact me for a free consultation to see if I may be the right match for your couples therapy needs.
Call or Krista Gallagher now for a free 15 minute consultation - (831) 263-4575

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Shine A Light Counseling Center

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 263-4575
I have current openings for new couple clients, my practice is full for individual clients at this time.
I specialize in Relationship Issues  
I accept insurance 
I see couples  
Let's Connect (831) 263-4575

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Shine A Light Counseling Center

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 263-4575
I have current openings for new couple clients, my practice is full for individual clients at this time.
I specialize in Relationship Issues  
I accept insurance 
I see couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Medi-Cal
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I accept the following Medi-Cal insurance plans (CCAH, San Francisco Health Plan, and Partnership Health Plan). I also offer a sliding scale based on financial need for couples paying out of pocket.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I accept the following Medi-Cal insurance plans (CCAH, San Francisco Health Plan, and Partnership Health Plan). I also offer a sliding scale based on financial need for couples paying out of pocket.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / 121667 Supervised by Tim Hartnett (California / 27228) Krista Gallagher
  • In Practice for 6 Years
  • Attended California Institute of Integral Studies, Integral Counseling Psychology , Graduated 2020
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Highly Sensitive People/Empaths
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Lyme Disease
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Do these issues align with your needs? or (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Endorsement

Liz Vines
Liz Vines
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFTEMDR
Krista is deeply compassionate and equally wise. She has a wealth of knowledge about nervous system regulation, trauma, and the challenges of living with chronic illness - all topics that are commonly misunderstood.

Client Focus

Participants

Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother

Participants

Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Immuno-disorders
Lesbian Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
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I use a structured Gottman approach for couples therapy to identify strengths and challenges in a relationship and to help clients learn practical tools that improve the quality and closeness of their relationships.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I use a structured Gottman approach for couples therapy to identify strengths and challenges in a relationship and to help clients learn practical tools that improve the quality and closeness of their relationships.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Location

Primary Location

Shine A Light Counseling Center

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 263-4575
"
I have current openings for new couple clients, my practice is full for individual clients at this time.
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
"
I have current openings for new couple clients, my practice is full for individual clients at this time.
Call for a free consultation now - (831) 263-4575
Krista Gallagher
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2024