We found 13 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Specializes in Psychology
407 Avalon Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Mr. Jerry Solomon specializes in psychology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Mr. Solomon's areas of expertise include case management, sexuality, and gender dysphoria. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. He is accepting new patients.

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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. These areas are among Ms. Dasbach's clinical interests: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and caregiver issues. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
1406 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Kangas is a psychologist in Santa Cruz, CA. These areas are among Dr. Kangas's clinical interests: depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mary Bashford is a psychologist. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bashford takes. Dr. Bashford is open to 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 is a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. She takes PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bridgeman welcomes new patients.

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Julia Hamblin, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
500 Chestnut Street; Suite 175a, Office 1
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Julia Pinsky works as a family therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. Her clinical interests include anger management, neuropsychological testing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Ms. Pinsky honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Earl Lebow's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lebow welcomes new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Monterey, CA and Soquel, CA. Ms. Wright's areas of expertise include adoption issues, eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
820 Bay Avenue
Capitola, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Abt works as a psychologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Capitola, CA. His clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and stress management. Dr. Abt is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abt's office for an appointment.

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

Mr. Craig Metz's specialties are family therapy and counseling. He practices in Santa Cruz, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: conflict mediation, person-centered therapy, and existential psychotherapy. Mr. Metz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Sharon Gross Nash
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1111 River Street; Office 1
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Ms. Sharon Nash is a family therapist and counselor in Soquel, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Ms. Nash's clinical interests include holistic therapy, existential psychotherapy, and couples therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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

Ms. Sandra Allen works as a family therapist in Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of anxiety and couples therapy. She is an in-network provider 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 practices social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Monett include psychiatric evaluation, christian counseling, and holistic therapy. Ms. Monett is in-network for 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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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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