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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's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Heier include coaching, relational therapy, and holistic therapy. She is in-network for 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 works as a psychologist in Santa Cruz, CA. He is conversant in Sign Language. His clinical interests include case management, sexuality, and gender identity. Mr. Solomon takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to 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 practices family therapy in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and caregiver issues. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Separation, Neglect, Relationships and Dating Issues, Object Relations ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
1406 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Kangas specializes in psychology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Her clinical interests include depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. Dr. Kangas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bashford include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bashford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Feminist Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Diane Bridgeman's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bridgeman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Grief, Relational Therapy, Pregnancy, Life Transitions, Stress ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Julia Pinsky's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pinsky include anger management, neuropsychological testing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Ms. Pinsky accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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 specializes in psychology and practices in Soquel, CA. Dr. Lebow's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a family therapist in Soquel, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, gestalt therapy, and grief. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross. Ms. Butah speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Education, Group Therapy Services, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

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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 clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and stress management. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Sheila Wright practices family therapy and counseling in Monterey, CA and Soquel, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wright include adoption issues, eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Adoption Issues, Eclectic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Consultation, Play Therapy, ... (Read more)

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 average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Ms. Tymn's clinical interests: coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). She is an in-network provider 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 is a family therapist and counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. Metz include conflict mediation, person-centered therapy, and existential psychotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Metz takes.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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

Ms. Sandra Allen specializes in family therapy and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of anxiety and couples therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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. Areas of expertise for Ms. Monett include christian counseling, holistic therapy, and eclectic therapy. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has received the following distinction: Preferred Provider for Blue Sheild, Blue Cross, Magellen, MHN, Coventry, and others.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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

Ms. Suzanne Winslow's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Winslow include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

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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.