Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

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LAST DAY TO JOIN HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP CLASS - TOMORROW, TUES, FEB. 16TH, 6:30 TO 8PM  Details on website. OPEN OFFICE VIDEO TODAY FOR POTENTIAL CLIENTS OR CLASS PARTICIPANTS, Tues, Feb. 15th until 1:30pm and 4:15 to 9, Try DOXY:  Class continues for 10 weeks.  Only $10 to $20/class!  Learn the essential & cutting-edge education, skills & tools from the latest scientific research that I use with couples in therapy.  I am a relationship specialist AND I work with individuals.  Develop a secure-functioning relationship, learn about NVC, Emotionally Focused Therapy, attachment styles, the brain & nervous system, create a win-win relationship that love!

See intro video here:  Relationship As A Refuge´┐╝ - YouTube 
Class begins Wednesday, January 19th, from 6:30pm to 8pm
Continues every Wednesday for 10 weeks 
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
   Cost - $395 per couple/two people or $245 for an individual 
FREE 30 min consultation

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: 

Adult parent/child
Business partners
Not feeling heard 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

San Jose CA
Oakland CA
Fresno CA
Sacramento CA
Santa Rosa CA

Clients throughout California