Meet the Los Gatos Counseling Center Team

Debra Pace

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #101506

Clinical Director and Supervisor


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!


I am lucky to have had rich experience working with a wide range of populations in a variety of therapeutic settings including middle school,  community college, an eating disorder treatment center and in private practice. I enjoy working with adults, couples, families, teens, and children and I specialize in a variety of presenting issues including stress/anxiety, depression, grief/loss, PTSD/trauma, body image/eating disorders, relationship difficulties, and career/life transitions.



Alexa Hammer

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #125831

Julie Crist

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #116884

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.

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.

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!