Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Newark, California, 94560

Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran


Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran


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 of session


39899 Balentine
Dr. 355
Newark, California 94560

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 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 as a therapist. I love coming along side people, assisting them and helping them grow. I am by nature empathic, enthusiastic, and lighthearted. You will find safety with me to explore your issues, your self, and your relationships, finding solutions that fit you and your life.

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 use a research validated treatment model called Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. 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. This process takes about 20 sessions.

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
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • 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 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
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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