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Meet the Los Gatos Counseling Center Team

Debra Pace

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #101506

Clinical Director and Supervisor

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Welcome to Los Gatos Counseling Center! I serve as the Clinical Director, individual and couples therapist, life coach and Supervisor. I work with individuals ranging from adolescence through retirement. I love the challenge of helping couples learn better communication and understanding of their partner. My true passion as a therapist and mentor lies in helping athletes transition to varying levels of sports participation and helping older adults and their families through difficult life transitions. I believe everyone deserves to have a voice and to have that voice heard. I am passionate about allowing my clients the opportunity to be heard in a nonjudgmental way. I view unconditional positive regard, validation, and the therapeutic relationship as key components in healing and growth. Oh yeah, and a little humor doesn't hurt either!



Genevieve Kaplan

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #115742
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #6832

Hello and Welcome! I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Nutrition Consultant. I specialize in working with children and families navigating child development. I also see couples and individuals, supporting their journey towards self-actualization and satisfying relationships.

Katelyn Cleveland

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #121208
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Hello and Welcome! I strive to create a safe, stable and unconditionally accepting environment in which you can comprehensively explore your lived experience with honesty,  openness and integrity. Ours in a collaborative process of discovery to find intrinsic meaning and value in you as an individual and in life as a whole. I specialize in walking with my clients through grief, life changes and transitions. 

Mitch Gale
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
# 115000


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Hello! During my time as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist I’ve gained experience in a number of different areas such as West Valley Community College, conducting community-based therapy in clients' schools and homes; and working with adults, children, teens, and families in private practice. I’ve learned that in order to be effective therapy has to be a deeply collaborative process. As such, I strive to be proficient in a number of different modalities of therapy such as CBT, EMDR, and existential therapy, so that my approach can be appropriately tailored to each family, or individual. During my free time, I appreciate spending time outdoors, on one of the Bay Area’s many trails, parks, or beaches.

Stacey Pinneke

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #124530
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #9280

I specialize in using person-centered therapy that focuses on the present with strengths-based, solutions-oriented emphasis and holistic and mindfulness practices that nurture self- awareness. My experience includes work with adults, teens, children and couples as well as individuals in various life phases. My areas of focus include grief and loss, anxiety, depressive symptoms, life-transitions, relationship-issues, and life challenges resulting from racial and multicultural identity. I look forward to meeting you!

Julie Crist


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #130996

I am passionate about supporting individuals through life transitions, which can be full of excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I am experienced in assisting and advocating for people as they embrace their identify and navigate challenges including depression and anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, parenting and career ambitions. I view therapy as an interactive and collaborative effort and provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where individuals are free to explore and express themselves. I offer support, guidance, and compassion as you move through life’s challenges to find greater meaning and joy.

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