We found 16 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Cynthia Lee Heier
Specializes in Family Therapy
2715 Porter Street; Suite 106
Soquel, CA
 

Ms. Cynthia Heier is a family therapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Heier include coaching, relational therapy, and holistic therapy. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy

All Interests: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Coaching, Relational Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
407 Avalon Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Mr. Jerry Solomon's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Mr. Solomon include case management, sexuality, and gender identity. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Mr. Solomon speaks Sign Language. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Narrative Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Psychodynamic Therapy, ... (Read more)

Antoinette Dasbach, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
180 7th Avenue; Suite #101
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Anna Dasbach's area of specialization is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and caregiver issues. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
1406 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Kangas works as a psychologist in Santa Cruz, CA. Her clinical interests include depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kangas has an open panel.

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Dr. Mary Blair Bashford, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
735 Chestnut Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mary Bashford practices psychology in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Bashford's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Diane L Bridgeman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1362 Pacific Avenue; Suite 210
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Diane Bridgeman's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bridgeman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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Julia Hamblin, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
500 Chestnut Street; Suite 175a
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Julia Pinsky works as a family therapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Pinsky include anger management, neuropsychological testing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Eclectic Therapy, Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Anger Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
3121 Park Avenue; Suite I
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Earl Lebow's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebow include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebow takes. Dr. Lebow welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Phobias, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Men's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
5905 Soquel Drive; Suite 400
Soquel, CA
 

Ms. Jenny Silber Butah specializes in family therapy. These areas are among Ms. Butah's clinical interests: depression, gestalt therapy, and grief. She is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Specializes in Psychology
820 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Abt practices psychology in Sunnyvale, CA and Capitola, CA. Dr. Abt's areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and stress management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abt welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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Sheila May Wright, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
5905 Soquel Drive; Suite 600, Office 2
Soquel, CA
 

Ms. Sheila Wright's specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in Monterey, CA and Soquel, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Wright include adoption issues, eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. Ms. Wright is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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Mariann Carol Tymn
Specializes in Family Therapy
501 Mission Street; Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Mariann Tymn practices family therapy in San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Ms. Tymn's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Coaching, ... (Read more)

Craig Metz, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
740 Front Street; Suite 360
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Mr. Craig Metz specializes in family therapy and counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: conflict mediation, person-centered therapy, and existential psychotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
147 S River Street; Suite 213
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Sandra Allen specializes in family therapy. Her clinical interests include anxiety and couples therapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Play Therapy

Barbara R Monett, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
555 Soquel Avenue; Suite 330 B
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Barbara Monett specializes in social work and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of expertise include christian counseling, holistic therapy, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Monett has received professional recognition including the following: Preferred Provider for Blue Sheild, Blue Cross, Magellen, MHN, Coventry, and others.

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Specializes in Social Work
820 Bay Avenue; Suite 208
Capitola, CA
 

Ms. Suzanne Winslow is a social worker. These areas are among Ms. Winslow's clinical interests: psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.