Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran


Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran


Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - MFC33292
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Varies depending on the length and type of session.


39899 Balentine Dr.

Newark, California 94560

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My Approach to Helping

Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you feeling off center or disconnected from loved ones or your partner? Then I can can help. I believe that life is much fuller and happier when one's relationships are deep and fulfilling. Helping people to connect and reconnect to others in satisfying ways is my mission. I love coming along side people, assisting them and helping them grow. My goal is that you will find safety to explore your issues, yourself, and your relationships with the aim of finding solutions that fit you and your life.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is a group practice Is a solo practice.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Yes. The past several years I have been working hard to really develop the skills needed to help couples in conflict and distress. I have gotten many extra hours of training and supervision and continue to do so. I am now a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor.

The basic presupposition of this model is that we are social animals, and men and women have the same emotional needs. Our brains are not wired to do things alone but together. If we have love and security, it's easier to face the world. Using this model, I first help couples to identify negative patterns of interaction that have caused them pain, suffering, and conflict. We then, the couple and I, work together to repair injuries and establish a new, fresh, and healthier communication dynamic. Finally, old problems are addressed and the couple is encouraged to find new solutions based upon new patterns of relating.

All of my Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist are trained in this model.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are many good therapists out there. We are all trained to help people deal with painful emotions, difficult relationships, trauma, and mental illness such as depression. Expertise is important. However and as well, I think it is as important for one not only to check out a therapist's credentials but also to check out one's own feelings of trust and rapport towards the counselor.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a general private practice specializing in relationship therapy for families and couples. I am certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and this is my primary orientation. As well, I specialize in trauma work using Life Span Integration techniques and EMDR. I work with people from all backgrounds such as the LGBT community, immigrant families and and faith oriented people.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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