Michael Ryan Guichet, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz
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.
For 12 years I have worked in sexual health and with relationships. My personal experiences have given me a deep sense of empathy for when things feel impossible and the only thought left is to give up. When it feels like it is time to give up, try something new.
Call me to set up an assessment. If you decide to work with me, then on the second visit pay for the assessment session. You will not be charged if we do not work together. Instead of giving up, maybe it is time to try therapy.
Call or Email Michael Ryan Guichet for a free consultation now - (831) 346-1251


  • License No. and State: 88838 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Beacon
  • Central Coast Alliance for Health
  • Medi-Cal
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Sex Therapy
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Men's Issues
  • Open Relationships, Poly, Kink, BDSM
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017
Michael Ryan Guichet, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz

Michael Ryan Guichet

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT