NEW! 10 WEEK ZOOM CLASS ON HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS!
FIRST CLASS FREE!
Learn the foundational information that I teach in couples and family therapy:
-Communication skills - NVC, reflective listening & more-Brain & nervous system - how they are almost always contributing to a relationship dynamic-Childhood issues - find out how what happened to you then is playing out now-Love practices - Love languages, the 5 A's, self-love-Attachment & Attachment styles - are ALWAYS at play in relationships - learn how-Beliefs & Stories - How they're running your "relationship show"-Internal Parts - We all have a whole family of parts inside contributing to our relationship - Who's driving your relationship bus? - learn more-Somatic Awareness - Discover the wisdom your body has to share with you-Self Awareness - Develop a deeper understanding of yourself so that your beliefs, patterns, behaviors, trauma, etc. aren't in charge. -Feelings & Needs - Identify the feelings and universal human needs that are present in all relationship challenges-Secure-Functioning Relationship - Gain an understanding of how to create a relationship that is a refuge, secure base and safe-haven from life, rather than an additional source of struggle.
-Authenticity-Transparency-Honesty: Learn to be your truest and whole self in relationship and experience the
beauty and power of being FULLY YOU, rather than putting up a persona, playing a role or living in fear of
communicating and BEING your authentic self:)
-Ownership-Taking Responsibility-Accountability: Learn how this practice takes the blame, shame and criticism off
of the other person and helps them feel KUSH - known, understood, seen and heard - critical for healthy
FIRST CLASS FREE! Cost - $40/couple and $30/individual for a 90 minute class - sold in sets of 5 or10 classes. Join at any time - Come to the classes whenever you want - no commitment!
Class is continually offered - moves through all topics, then starts at the beginning again.
Offered on one week night and Saturday morning
FREE - ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION EXERCISES AT MY WEBSITE: www.couplesandfamilytherapy.biz
FREE 30 min consultation
I AM A RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST AND I WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS
ONLINE THERAPY FOR ALL OF CALIFORNIA
IN PERSON SESSIONS IN SANTA CRUZ - Live somewhere else? Make it a therapeutic vacation - combine online video sessions with visits to Santa Cruz
I work with anyone having relationship challenges:
Not feeling heard or understood?
Too much conflict or criticism?
Not feeling valued or supported?
Little affection or sex?
I effectively help people in relationships form safe & secure connections, a “couple bubble” (or relationship bubble)
* Feel safe with each other
* De-escalate conflict
* Grow closer instead of further apart
* Repair breakdowns
* Meet your KUSH needs - know, understand, see & hear each other
* Learn about attachment & attachment styles
* Learn about childhood issues that are showing up
* Experience more touch, affection & holding
* Cultivate honesty, transparency & authenticity
* Develop NVC - Non-Violent Communication Skills
* Express gratitude & admiration for each other
* Learn to be "there" for each other
* Learn to count on each other
* Feel that you MATTER
* Learn how the brain & nervous system play out in your relationship
* Learn to soothe each other
* Develop "Love practices” & many other skills & tools
I help people in relationships unravel the mystery of relating & master the art of crafting a deeply soulful relationship filled with magic, rich & dynamic connection & the treasure of intimacy that we all crave
CHILDREN: I choose to work with children WITH at least one parent, though individual sessions with children and/or parents can happen in conjunction with parent/child sessions. This is because what's happening with a child is almost always related to the relationship s/he has with the parent AND it is highly likely that the parent could benefit from learning new skills to utilize with the child.
What you should look for in a relationship therapist:
*Safe, kind, sensitive & compassionate
*A true understanding of what you’re going through & how difficult it is
*Highly educated & knowledgeable about creating lasting relationship change
*A full spectrum of skills & tools to shift your relationship
Not all therapists who work with couples, families or other relationships are alike!
What should my relationship therapist know?
*Deep understanding of trauma & attachment styles
*The brain & nervous system in relationships
*Childhood issues that show up in adult relationships
*Relationship modalities such as EFT, PACT & NVC - Non-Violent-Communication
I confidently bring the aforementioned education, skills, personal qualities, as well as life experience, to my work with relationships.
Annette Barnett ReachesSanta Cruz CAOakland CAPetaluma CASacramento CAModesto CA
Clients throughout California