We found 9 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Shield of California near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Quyen Tiet, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
949 Sherwood Avenue
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Quyen Tiet is a psychologist and counselor in Los Altos, CA. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Tiet accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Susan E Willis, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
555 Middlefield Road; Suite 209
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willis specializes in health psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Willis is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Geri Dawn Weitzman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
941 E Charleston Road; Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Geri Weitzman specializes in psychology and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Weitzman include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzman welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychology
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Marnell works as a group therapist, family therapist, and psychologist in Stanford, CA and Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Marnell's areas of expertise include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and couples therapy. Dr. Marnell is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Marnell takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy

Dr. Arthur Michael Bodin, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
555 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Art Bodin practices family therapy and psychology. His areas of expertise include life transitions, stress management, and women's health issues. Dr. Bodin accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
825 Oak Grove Avenue; D-201
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kline specializes in psychology. Dr. Kline's areas of expertise include the following: depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rubye Lee Cervelli, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
640 Menlo Avenue; Suite 12, Office 1
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Rubye Cervelli works as a psychologist, counselor, and addiction therapist. Her clinical interests include person-centered therapy, eclectic therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Cervelli honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship therapy, couples therapy

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Lori Helen Gortner
Specializes in Family Therapy
4153 El Camino Way; Street A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Ms. Lori Gortner practices family therapy in Palo Alto, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, couples therapy, and counseling services. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Elizabeth Concordia Basile, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
201 San Antonio Circle; Suite C-125, Office 1
Mountain View, CA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Basile's specialty is family therapy. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.
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