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Welcome to
Los Gatos Counseling Center

We care. Let us know how we can help you.


 Our Specialties

We provide therapy and counseling for...

How can therapy help?

You can’t figure out why, but lately it takes all the energy you can muster to get out of bed in the morning. You seem to be falling deeper and deeper into a dark abyss and whenever you are close to climbing out, it feels like someone is waiting at the top to kick you back in. No one else seems to understand how you feel and people keep telling you to “get over it” or “it’ll be ok tomorrow.” You may not know it but you are suffering from depression. And you will get better… with a little help from a compassionate therapist who understands you.

Your once respectful teenager has turned into a stranger who criticizes everything you say and do and seems to be embarrassed by you. You have tried tightening the rules, you have tried loosening the rules, you have tried increasing punishments and rewards. Nothing seems to be working and you find yourself mourning the loss of the connection you once had with your adolescent. Is it you or them? Having a safe space to confide in someone (who is not their parent or teacher) may be just what your adolescent needs to get out of his or her funk and reconnect with you and the rest of the family.


You and your spouse or partner seem to be fighting more and more each day. It seems like your shared moments of joy have disappeared and been replaced by moments of frustration and anguish. What happened to your relationship? She never understands you and you are so angry with him all the time. Is this the beginning of the end of your relationship? It doesn’t have to be! A marriage and family therapist can work collaboratively with both of you to improve your communication strategies and breathe new life into your relationship!

Therapist Team


Debra Pace

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 


Genevieve Kaplan  Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

 Professional Clinical Counselor


Katelyn Cleveland

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist


Stacey Pinneke

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Tova Abelman

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

We help because we care.


We provide a space that is safe for you to open up and recognize your true feelings. We listen empathically and never judge. We work collaboratively with you to define and work towards goals that lead to personal growth. We will challenge you to dig deep to find meaning in your feelings and work diligently to recognize and change destructive patterns and behaviors. The relationship you develop with each of us, as your therapist, will be a healing and nurturing relationship that will help you learn how to navigate other relationships in your life. Your brain chemistry will change as a result of therapy!

Most importantly you will feel heard and you will feel better!​


  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

  • Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. 

  • You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

  • For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

Covid - 19 Update

We are now seeing clients in person in our Los Gatos office. If you are interested in meeting in person, please let us know how we can help you feel physically safe during your visit.  We are still offering most sessions through Telehealth (video or phone). Consult with individual therapists to determine whether in-office or telehealth is the most appropriate option for you at this time.  

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