Therapist Profile

Name:
Barbara Witney, M.A.
Professional Title:
Location:
116 Castillion Terrace Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3255
Phone:
(408) 356-0677
License Number
LMFT9620
Practicing Since:
1977
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
As a couple, are you committed to being together but feeling more and more distant?

Do you find yourself getting pulled into circular arguments that seem to have a life of their own and leave you feeling sad, frustrated, lonely or anxious?

Are you feeling more life roommates yet longing for the safety, closeness, and excitement you once shared?

The distress that you’re having happen to many couples. They unintentionally get stuck in negative patterns that erode feeling secure and connected. There is a way out of this loneliness. Couples Counseling can help you get your relationship back on track. You can untangle the knots of disconnection and rekindle the warmth and laughter.

I help couples learn the necessary skills they need to bring each other a lifetime of love. Let’s talk and find out if I’m the right counselor for you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Services
Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling, Academy of Arts and Humanities, 1976

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Families
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Phobias
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Developmental/Depth
Humanistic/Existential
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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