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Ask for What You Need

Ask for What You NeedBetty is sick and tired of having to ask Bill to do the dishes. “After all these years he should just do the dishes without being asked! I didn’t eat alone! I think he thinks I’m the maid.” Mark says that Cathy never...

Love or Fear

Love or FearI am blessed to have a busy calendar these days that is full of rewarding work, activities, and people. In the midst of a busy life I find that I make thousands of decisions every day...some small and some large...but they all...


AcceptanceI have been working as a therapist with couples for over 13 years. I have always seen clients who are stressed in their relationships but I feel that the level of stress in these times is higher than I have ever seen before. It seems...

Therapy and Buddhism

Therapy and BuddhismMy office and my home are decorated with pictures and statues of the Buddha. I'm often asked why I surround myself with these images. I am a student of Buddhism and I have benefited greatly from many of the Buddha's...

How Ratios Can Help Your Relationship

How Ratios Can Help Your RelationshipA ratio is defined as a proportion: the relation between things with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree. According to multiple studies the ratio that you need in order to have a...

Anxiety is a Symptom

Anxiety is a Symptom: NOT the ProblemI see many clients who are experiencing anxiety and they want it to stop. Many of them come to my therapy office due to physical symptoms such as panic attacks, high blood pressure, or a feeling of being on...

The Complexities of Body Image

The Complexities of Body ImageI hear many different relationships that people have with their bodies, their nourishment, and their lifestyles. When one of these relationships is out of balance it often causes great suffering. I have worked with...

What’s That Sound?!

What's That Sound?!Our minds determine much of our experience. Here's my own story of the mind-body connection to illustrate this point: My husband and I moved to Santa Cruz from San Francisco in 2004. We moved to a beautiful neighborhood that...

Faulty Foundation

Faulty FoundationSometimes after working with clients for a few sessions they ask me why their life is getting worse instead of better. For example, a client might come in to my office because she is experiencing depression and that leads to...

The Limits of Fear

The Limits of FearThe role of fear in our lives can be summed up in one word: LIMITING. As a therapist I frequently work with clients whose lives are being ruled by fear. If they fear not being able to find a new job so they might stay in a job...

Therapy With Kristin

My goal as a therapist is to help each of my clients feel more empowered, balanced, and whole in their lives. Achieving this allows each client to uncover his or her unique path toward leading a fulfilled and meaningful life. Seeing my clients achieve and embrace a life of being at ease is a gift I receive nearly every day.
Kristin Nemzer

Kristin Nemzer


Kristin Nemzer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hypnotherapist. She has been working with individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years and loves her work. She holds licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California (License MFC 42308) and in the state of Hawaii (License MFT 480).

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