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 works as a psychologist and counselor. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Susan Willis works as a health psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willis include depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting 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's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Anthem, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Weitzman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Art Bodin practices family therapy and psychology in Palo Alto, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: life transitions, stress management, and women's health issues. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bodin's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kline is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kline include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Kline's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Margaret Marnell practices group therapy, family therapy, and psychology in Stanford, CA and Menlo Park, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marnell include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and couples therapy. Dr. Marnell is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Marnell accepts 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

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

Ms. Lori Gortner specializes in family therapy. Ms. Gortner has a special interest in acceptance and commitment therapy, couples therapy, and counseling services. She takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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 practices psychology, counseling, and addiction therapy in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Cervelli's areas of expertise include the following: person-centered therapy, eclectic therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She 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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Specializes in Family Therapy
61 Renato Court; Suite 3
Redwood City, CA
 

Ms. Janet Buchholz specializes in family therapy. These areas are among Ms. Buchholz's clinical interests: stress management, anxiety, and phobias. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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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