Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

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FREE - ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION EXERCISES AT MY WEBSITE: www.couplesandfamilytherapy.biz


FREE 60 to 75 min in person, zoom or phone session - only pay for it if we decide to continue working together
 
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: 


Individuals
Couples
Parent/child
Families
Siblings
Adult parent/child
Business partners
 
SOUND FAMILIAR?   
Not feeling hear or understood?
Feelings disregarded?
Too much conflict or criticism?
Someone withdrawing?
Not feeling valued or supported?
Growing apart?
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 Reaches

Santa Cruz CA
Oakland CA
Petaluma CA
Sacramento CA
Modesto CA

Clients throughout California