Marriage counseling that Heals in Salinas, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Salinas. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


Miryam Mejia, LMFT, Agent of Change
Marriage Counselor

Miryam Mejia, LMFT, Agent of Change

LMFT

801 LIGHTHOUSE AVE Ste212, Monterey, California 93940 | 831-240-8728

Through questioning, writing and role plays I'll help you decide to stay or separate. Exercises will identify negative beliefs that foster bad attitudes, codependency, bad communication and ineffective behavior. I'll help you get the love you want.

Philip Kolba, MA
Marriage Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Marriage Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

A healthy marriage takes work. Therapy will reach the heart of the issues and begin the process of restoration. Let's get started.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Marriage Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Though we are not licensed marriage counselors, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides cutting edge brain optimization and rebalancing technology to better align the minds of partners to reduce conflict, increase hope---for the brain has the final word on change.


Related Sites:
City of Salinas
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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Salinas hosts different annual attractions including the California Rodeo, California International Airshow, and the world famous Steinbeck Festival. Salinas is a major stop on the California Rodeo tour. This tradition started back in 1911 as a Wild West Show on the grounds of the old Salinas Sports Complex. It is held in July, where there is the traditional rodeo competitions and bull riding, but there is also cowboy poetry, wine tasting, a carnival, barbecues, and a cowboy gala ball where couples come to celebrate their marriage. The Steinbeck Festival combines different happenings such as a street fair, discussions on Steinbeck, and films. This festival has been occurring for the past 20 years and is held annually. The festival began when the Steinbeck Library received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in an effort to explore the influence of the West on film and literature. The festival has been thriving ever since.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Salinas

The Monterey County Department of Social Services provides programs that assist families and children. The department works closely with families to place children in foster care environments when the biological home is no longer a suitable place to live. The department oversees adoption services as well. Programs to maintain the safety of the city's children are also part of the department's responsibilities. Resources for single parents are also available. Additional information is available by calling 831-755-4400.

For couples with children, the city of Salinas offers a number of programs that provide healthy, fun activities for children to enjoy. Children aged 3-5 can participate in introductory classes to recreational activities that teach essential skills such as sharing, use of imagination, socialization, and positive play. Children between the ages of 6-12 can participate in more advanced activities that teach teamwork, communication skills, and offer mentorship opportunities with adults. Children up to the age of 18 can participate in teen-only activities, which allow adolescents to express themselves in a positive manner, engage in positive social experiences, and learn the value of recreation and play to overall physical and mental health. For further information about the city's youth programs, call 831-758-7217.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

First 5 Monterey County provides funding to many local organizations to offer free parenting resources, including programs, services, and activities that foster good parenting skills and improved family functioning. Free workshops cover many topics, including parenting skills and strategies for safe play. Assistance is also offered for filling out forms for Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Healthy Kids insurance programs. Additional information about these free programs can be obtained by calling 831-444-85494


References

1. National Steinbeck Center. (2017). About the Center. Retrieved from http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/about-the-center.
2. Monterey County Department of Social Services. (2008). Family and Children's Services. Retrieved from http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/families/.
3. City of Salinas. (2009). Parks and Community Services. Retrieved from http://www.ci.salinas.ca.us/services/recreation/programs.cfm.
4. First 5 Monterey County. (2017). Parenting Development. Retrieved from http://first5monterey.org/Parenting-Development.html.

Salinas is located in Monterey County, California. It has a land area of 23.61 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Salinas is 157,380 people with 40,892 households and a median annual income of $49,840. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Salinas, CA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Salinas, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Salinas may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Salinas public health department.