Mara Alverson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Mara Alverson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Happy Passionate Marriage
133 Towne Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 215-3719
Offers online therapy

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About

I work with couples who want to create a "divorce-proof" relationship. Whether there have been affairs, chronic communication failures, lack of sexual desire, COVID stress, or inability to feel each other on a deep emotional level, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy's scientifically validated tools to de-stress your relationship and to help bring you back to the love with which you began your life together.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy combines the latest research about human bonding with leading edge discoveries about the neurobiological roots of behavior. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples who have completed EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Partners must feel safe in order to bond closely with each other, and old patterns of distress and distancing that we bring with us from our childhoods and our past relationships can be healed when we learn to share deeply and honestly with each other in an environment of safety. Emotional availability to yourself and to each other is the goal of this work.

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I do not process insurance claims, but I do provide my clients with monthly superbills for submission to your insurance company.
Email me or call (831) 215-3719 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 40 Years
  • License: California / 23816
  • School: Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sophia University)
  • Year Graduated: 1981
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Indiana University / Masters' Degree in Music
  • Year graduated: 1972
  • Certificate: International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy / Certified EFT Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

Happy Passionate Marriage
133 Towne Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 215-3719
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Affair recovery, communication issues, sexual
  • Divorce
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • desire discrepancies, lack of emotional connection

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Certified Emotionally Focused Couples' Therapist
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Positive Psychology
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 16 May 2022
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Mara Alverson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT