Relationship Therapy Santa Clara

Takeaway: Oftentimes, doing your own individual work can be an effective way to improve all your relationships–including your relationship with yourself. Learning more about your needs, patterns, and values can help you gain insight and approach your connections in a whole new way. Get started with one of our relationship counselors today.

Relationships, both with others and with ourselves, have the potential to bring joy, connection, and understanding to our lives. However, sometimes we find that relationships can bring about just the opposite – missteps, hurt, feeling misunderstood, anger, and a desire for deeper connections. Navigating relationships can sometimes feel like trying to read an upside down map. If any of this sounds familiar, you certainly aren’t alone. Whether it’s marriage therapy, family therapy, or individually focused therapy – a mental health professional can help.

If you are looking to improve or deepen your relationship with yourself or others, you won’t want to miss what’s covered in this overview. We’ll share a bit about the clinicians at Cura Integrative Health who all specialize in relationship issues, communication skills, and emotional responses and provide support to help you feel more connected to others and yourself. We’ll provide an overview of what we do at Cura Integrative Health, how to know if you’d like to work with us or if you’d be better served with different resources, and answer some frequently asked questions we get about relationship therapy.

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Meet our top-rated relationship counselors in Santa Clara

Cura Integrative Health is an integrative health clinic that offers therapy, neurofeedback, and biofeedback. We provide support for those seeking therapy who want to resolve conflicts, relationship challenges, improve relationship satisfaction, have a healthy relationship with themselves and others, improve communication, or have a stronger connection with those in their life. Get to know our team of experienced and highly trained clinicians who can work with you to accomplish your relationship goals.

Jenna Sholl

Jenna Sholl, Co-Founder & Clinical Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #83531

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping people recover from developmental and relationship trauma. After over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy and trauma recovery, I am honored to gain the trust of my patients while I guide them through research backed treatments. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson, Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Licensed Marriage Family and Therapist, #131125

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist focused on helping my patients find true, lasting healing from the impacts of trauma and painful experiences. It is a privilege to sit with my patients in both the wounds of the past and the potential for the future. I have received extensive training in the field of trauma recovery and after my years in the chair, I firmly believe that with the right conditions, anyone can experience healing. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Janae Stewart

Janae Stewart, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #134618

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and my mission is to help clients find healing through compassion and empathy in an environment where they can be themselves. I’ve worked in eating disorder treatment, sexual assault and domestic violence, and trauma recovery. I am passionate about helping people find liberation and healing in body, mind and spirit. I am also a 200-hr registered yoga teacher. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Alysse Caraballo

Alysse Caraballo, Clinician & Care Coordinator

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120247

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and my goal is to help clients navigate the ebbs and flows of everyday life. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety and depression and neurodivergent populations. I value the importance of looking at the person holistically and tailoring the therapy to meet each client’s individual needs in order to fulfill their potential and maximize their well-being. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Jessalyn Saenz

Jessalyn Saenz, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #142001

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in grief counseling, trauma recovery and insight-oriented psychotherapy. I have a special passion for working with people in all stages of parenthood and those who experienced stress in childhood sometimes including trauma, abuse and neglect. My work is mainly informed by the psychodynamic and existential theories of psychotherapy as well as the latest neuroscience research. I tailor my approach to your unique needs. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

Bleriana Myftiu Beatty

Bleriana Myftiu Beatty, Clinician

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, #142023

Supervised by Jenna Sholl, LMFT #83531

I am a dedicated and compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, committed to guiding individuals through life’s complexities, offering a nurturing space for healing and self-discovery. My goal is to empower my clients by engaging in meaningful conversations that encourage them to explore their values, beliefs, and choices. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, and depression. I currently provide both in-person and online therapy. Click here to read my full bio and find out more about me.

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Why choose Cura Integrative Health for relationship therapy in Santa Clara

Choosing a therapist is a deeply personal decision, and one that can often be confusing, mysterious, or even challenging. There are many choices for care providers out there, so we’d like to highlight why someone would choose Cura Integrative Health for professional help.

Specialized expertise

All of the clinicians on staff are highly trained in providing relationship therapy. Our clinicians have knowledge and training in relationships with ourselves, partner relationships, family relationships, peer relationships, and the many complexities that come with these dynamics.

Collaborative approach

We blend evidence-based research and treatment with a unique, tailored approach to each patient for a whole-person path forward. We know that everyone we see comes to us with their own experiences and readiness, so we work with you and incorporate your feedback as an essential component of relationship therapy.

Integrated care plans

Because we offer more than just traditional therapy, we are able to offer integrative treatment to patients who would benefit from more than just talk therapy. Your clinician will provide you with a recommendation on if you might be a good fit for our other services, such as neurofeedback and biofeedback, to help you meet your relationship therapy goals. we combine our thorough assessments, your feedback, and your goals to help create a custom care plan for you.

Emphasis on long-term healing

We work with you to help target unwanted symptoms and reduce the intensity or frequency. We also approach relationship therapy from a long-term, sustainable perspective and emphasize long-term healing and not solely short-term fixes. We believe in balancing the present and the future, and work with you to help understand your goals more deeply.

When Cura Integrative Health might not be the best fit for you 

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At Cura Integrative Health, we strive to meet the needs of those who seek relationship counseling because they are experiencing relationship distress, relationship problems, need help to resolve conflict, or feel that their childhood experiences are affecting their ability to engage in the kinds of relationships they desire. However, we feel it’s important to identify particular needs that you might have that may not be a good fit for seeking support through us. Here are a few reasons why potential patients may not be a good fit for our practice.

Crisis support

Cura Integrative Health is not a crisis support center for any immediate crisis needs. If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. If you need to speak to a counselor immediately, here are some resources to reach out to:

Crisis Text Line –  text “Home” to 741741

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – text or call 988

Santa Clara County Suicide Hotline – (855) 278-4204

Financial considerations

At Cura Integrative Health, we reserve a small number of available patient spots for sliding scale options. While it is important to us that we offer this option to prospective patients, we can’t guarantee that we will have availability for a sliding scale spot at the time you are seeking services. If you are only looking for sliding scale availability, we encourage you to still reach out but we may refer to you to other resources if we no longer have additional sliding scale availability during the time you call.


All of our clinicians at Cura Integrative Health are out of network providers, which means that we don’t bill insurance directly for services and are not paneled with any insurance companies. We do offer super bills, which are documents you submit to your insurance provider for any potential reimbursement (amount depends on your plan and provider). If you are looking to bill directly through your insurance, we recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for a list of in-network providers that are available to you.

Geographical considerations

We have two office locations in Santa Clara and Los Gatos, CA. Our clinicians offer both in person and online counseling to anyone within the state of California. If you are looking for in person availability only, you’ll want to consider the locations of both of our offices, what your preference would be, and whether it makes sense based off of where you would be commuting in from. It’s important that ongoing weekly sessions work well for your schedule, so we encourage you to consider what locations for services would work best for you.

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FAQs about working with a relationship therapist in Santa Clara

What is the difference between relationship therapy and couples therapy?

Relationship therapy is typically individual therapy (just the therapist and patient). Many different kinds of relationships that the patient has in their life are discussed, including friends, partners and romantic relationships, children, parents, co-workers, with themselves, etc.. We typically look both at broad patterns across relationships, as well as nuances and details about specific relationships. Couples therapy involves two or more partners in a relationship (the most common type of couples therapy is between romantic partners either seeking marriage counseling or premarital counseling) where the focus tends to be on issues within that relationship, can be goal-oriented, and often addresses communication, psychological history, and ways to become more connected within the relationship.

What does a relationship counselor do?

A relationship counselor works to understand and assess relationship patterns and dynamics, helps the patient work on communication skills, conflict resolution skills, ways to build trust and intimacy, provides general psychoeducation about relationships, and implements a number of therapeutic interventions and tools to help the patient meet their goals.

What makes a good relationship counselor

One of the most important tasks of a good relationship counselor (and many therapists) is to create a safe space and supportive environment so that the patient feels comfortable enough to share about their experiences and feels supported in their healing journey. Some of the other skills that make a good relationship counselor include the ability to deeply, and actively listen, provide genuine empathy, model healthy communication skills and conflict resolution skills, problem solve, participate in ongoing training and learning, help to empower their patient, demonstrate healthy boundaries, and be well-versed in cultural competency.

Relationship therapy in Santa Clara can help you foster your connections with others (and yourself)

All of our clinicians at Cura Integrative Health are trained in providing effective relationship therapy. It is important to us that we gain the trust of our patients in a supportive environment, and then use our knowledge and experience to help our patients improve their relationships with others and themselves when they feel they are facing challenges. We integrate our training, knowledge, and experience with your own experiences and feedback to create a collaborative environment to help you reach your goals and live a life that feels more meaningful and connected.

If any of this sounds interesting to you or if you’re simply curious, we offer free 15 minute phone or video consultations where you can learn more about our practice and the first few sessions and we get to understand more about your goals and what you’re looking for in your healing journey. Once you reach out, our Care Coordinator will speak with you further and work with you to find out if you feel like we’d be a good fit for your needs.

Click here to schedule a 15 minute, free consultation, or to request that our Care Coordinator reach out to you.

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