Great Couples Counseling in Capitola, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Capitola, California. Discounts available (see profiles).


Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Couples Counselor

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Capitola.

I provide therapy for couples who are married, who are engaged to be married and for those who are dating or cohabiting. A relationship personality profile is provided to all couples, followed by sessions on communication, intimacy/connectedness, trust. These sessions are always personalized to the couple's issues. I offer a "Tools for the Marriage Toolbox" package for pre-marital couples that can be done in two sessions; a valuable wedding gift to each other!

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Anna Dasbach, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Capitola.

Couples often come to counseling when they are on the verge of breaking up. I hope that you will find the way to counseling before you reach this point so that we can find better ways to look at and change old patterns that seem to have you stuck. And even if both agree it is time to separate, counselimf can be helpful to find healthier ways in the process so that we don't have to recreate old, dysfunctional patterns in our next relationships. I invite both partners to utilize the safety of the therapeutic set-up to look at the deeper underlying issues that have brought you to this point in your current relationship

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Couples Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Capitola.

A healthy couple’s relationship emerges from a process of reflection and inquiry. It requires both people to speak from the heart about what really matters to each. If you find yourself in a difficult cycle of hurtful interactions, I can help you get to this heart-full and constructive place. It is very useful to slow things down in a session, discovering the moments in interaction, verbal or non-verbal, that trigger an automatic reaction in the other. I may find a key phrase or a movement that we will re-enact in mindfulness to study the effect on each partner. Bringing awareness to these often unconscious triggers and responses helps you get to what is needed for yourself and the other.

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 95008 - Nearby to Capitola.

I help all couples, including LGBTQ couples, work on their relationships. Many couples find they develop difficulty with emotional and physical intimacy, communication during the course of their relationship. Some couples want to explore polyamory, while others require a kink-aware therapist. I can provide counseling and support around all of those issues in a positive, supportive and nonjudgemental environment.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 95124 - Nearby to Capitola.

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Couples Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

Let me guess. One partner feels alone and like they don't matter and the other feels they are always being criticized and can't get anything right. The more one asks for the other to show up, the more the partner disappears physically and emotionally. You both bicker and fight and the idea of sitting and just hanging out seems elusive, if not impossible. Something like this? Often we crave connection but are blocked by the pain and the history that gets in the way. Small fights about little things become battles that highlight our struggle to have our basic relational needs met. I can help you get under the bickering to the parts crying out for connection- to an enriching relationship.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Couples Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Couples therapy lights me up! Not feeling heard, understood, valued or supported? Toxic conflict? Withdrawing? Longing for help? Utilizing evidence-based modalities such as EFT & powerful tools from PACT, NVC, IFS & CBT, I help couples create a secure bond, a safe haven from life's challenges, rather than an added burden. You'll learn to trust, support, hear & "be there" for each other. Discover attachment styles, the brain & nervous system, survival parts and trauma that may be hurting your relationship. Develop critical self-awareness, accountabiity & WE instead of just ME mentality. Turn towards each other instead of away with authenticity, compassion, attunement & understanding.

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.
Couples Counselor

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Capitola.

Do you think that you are doomed for your relationship to stay the same because your partner refuses to come to therapy? My specialty with couples counseling is to work individually with the partner that is willing to come in to counseling and work to make things better. Change and positive progress can still happen when one person makes changes, sets boundaries and clearly understands and is able to respectfully assert their wants and needs. I assist individuals in my office with a plan they can work on at home with their partner so they can have the relationship they desire.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Capitola.

If you are a couple, whether married or not, it is important to keep your relationship happy and healthy. I have experience with many different couples, and if it is one thing that I have learned, it is that each couple is 'unique'. I listen to my couple clients very carefully, so that I can get an idea who they are and what they want before making any treatment decisions. Clients are the expert on their lives; I am the expert on relationships. Together we make therapy work.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Couples Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Capitola.

I specialize in Couples Work and Marriage Counseling. I'm trained by the Couples Institute of Menlo Park, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottmann Method. Having been married myself for 25 years - and worked through my share of challenges in relationship - I have a good understanding for what it takes to heal, trust, and build intimacy with someone. Most of our communication as a couple is in fact asking the question "are you there for me?". In couples counseling we will explore that basic premise and understand how to make our partners feel it, as well as how we can each motivate our partner to WANT to make us feel that way.

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95032 - Nearby to Capitola.

Couples often find that their hopes and expectations for finding that special person who will "make them happy" are unrealistic and a burden to an otherwise very successful relationship. I find that when you learn to listen to your partner and appreciate who they are, and risk telling them who you are and how you feel, your love will be on solid ground. I will help you focus on what you need to feel loving and loveable, and to share that with your partner.

Peter Cellarius, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Peter Cellarius, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95030 - Nearby to Capitola.

I specialize in working with couples and trauma. I help my clients encounter themselves and reach for growth. Both for themselves and for those they love. I help people searching for peace, connection, and wholeness. And because no single approach is right for everyone, I have training in a range of approaches including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95120 - Nearby to Capitola.

Couples counseling is helpful when two individuals want to deepen their connection (even when things in their relationship are "fine") as well as to help resolve conflicts that have not been addressed or have not been successfully addressed in the past. Top concerns usally involve money, parenting, sex, and in-laws. Improving general communication and one's ability to manage their feelings help to resolve the issues above with love, respect, and efficiency.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Couples Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Without conflict, couples do not achieve intimacy. The challenge is helping you and your partner learn how to have healthy conflict that leads to intimacy, rather than destructive conflict that destroys the relationship. While I work with all couples, I specialize in working with neuro-diverse couples. I usually start with helping you learn ground rules for being able to have safe, constructive, healthy conflict to reduce and eliminate destructive relational patterns. I also use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to help you reconnect, learn healthy communication skills, rekindle the flame that you once had, and start talking to each other again. If you are willing to work, I am here for you!

Julie Herman, MFT
Couples Counselor

Julie Herman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 95070 - Nearby to Capitola.

In couple’s therapy with me, you will learn about more effective ways of connecting in order to improve intimacy, relational flow, and overall satisfaction. By better understanding your own as well as your partner’s needs and pain, you will relate in ways that are not damaging to the relationship. I will teach you valuable communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy-building techniques so that you can continue nurturing the love, trust, and respect between you even after completing therapy. Call me with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment.


You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Capitola, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists for couples in Capitola who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Capitola and renew your relationship.

Capitola is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 1.59 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Capitola is 10,189 people with 4,518 households and a median annual income of $57,458. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Capitola, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Capitola is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Capitola therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Capitola public health department.