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We found 10 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Shield of California near Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Quyen Tiet specializes in psychology and counseling and practices in Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Tiet is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His practice 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Willis welcomes 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 is a psychologist and counselor in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Weitzman's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arthur Bodin's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bodin include life transitions, stress management, and women's health issues. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Intimacy Issues, Men's Health Issues, Coaching, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, Divorce ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Margaret Marnell's specialties are group therapy, family therapy, and psychology. Dr. Marnell's clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family therapy services, and couples therapy. Dr. Marnell honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Marnell is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kline's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kline include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Kline takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sunui Lee, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling
4966 El Camino Real; #119
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Sunui Lee specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling and practices in Los Altos, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, immigration issues, and grief. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Lori Gortner specializes in family therapy and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She has a special interest in acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and couples therapy. Ms. Gortner honors 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's areas of specialization are psychology, counseling, and addiction therapy. Dr. Cervelli's areas of expertise include person-centered therapy, eclectic therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship therapy, couples therapy

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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 area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Basile include art therapy treatment, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy. Ms. Basile is in-network for 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.