Annette Barnett

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Annette Barnett

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Craig Beeson
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - AMFT119490
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $120 per hour & FREE 50 min in person, call or zoom session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

520 Mission st
Santa Cruz, California 95060

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My Approach to Helping

FREE live chat with me at www.couplesandfamilytherapy.biz. FREE 50 min session. FREE in-depth communication guidelines. COUPLES: Are you not feeling heard, understood or cared about? Are your feelings disregarded? Too much conflict or criticism? Is she withdrawing or unwilling to talk? Not feeling valued or supported? Growing apart? Little affection or sex? Mistrust or dishonesty? Feeling unsafe, forgotten or dropped? I effectively help couples form safe & secure connection, a “couple bubble”, based on empathic & emotional connection, trust, compassion, authenticity, gratitude & accountability. You'll be THERE for each other, know you matter & be able to count on each other. You’ll learn to calm & soothe each other, use Non Violent Communication - sharing feelings & needs, reflective listening, “love practices”, repair skills & many other tools.

I help couples 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 - You'll also find freedom from the toxicity of stress, shame, blame, abuse & betrayal - & my strongest intention is to help you become wise guides for yourselves:)

In my couples work, we also build somatic & self-awareness by discovering patterns, trauma, grief, limiting beliefs & attachment issues that are impacting you now - You'll develop self-esteem & open, flexible thinking to expand possibilities for your lives - And we'll explore the brain & nervous system as they relate to emotional health & relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Essentially, I believe people just want to feel good & live fulfilling lives. I believe this is possible when we have outlets for healing, healthy relationships, self-compassion, purpose, emotional intelligence & a calm mind. I help clients cultivate such a life with my life experience, education, wisdom, compassion & guidance.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Not all therapists are alike! Many are not trained to provide couples therapy or they just don't enjoy it. I specialize in and LOVE providing couples therapy. It's also critical that you feel safe and comfortable with your therapist. A good connection with your therapist will serve as a foundation for all of the transformational work you do:) I continuously check in with my clients to be certain we have clear, clean & comfortable relationships.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I am passionate about helping couples create safe, secure & deeply harmonious relationships.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent Work
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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