Debra Pace

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #101506

Our Team

Welcome to Los Gatos Counseling Center! I serve as the Clinical Director, individual and couples therapist, 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!


Alexa Hammer

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #108814

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 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.

We all go through struggles in life, and there is no reason why we should have to get through them all on our own. Therapy should be a safe place where, together as a team, we aim to work through whatever challenges you are facing. Therapy offers the opportunity for us to heal, evolve, and ultimately thrive into our most authentic selves. 

Julie Crist, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #116884

I am passionate about supporting individuals through life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both 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, challenging relationships, parenting concerns and career ambitions. I view therapy as an interactive and collaborative effort. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where individuals are free to explore and express their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I offer a source of support, guidance, and compassion as you move through life’s challenges to find greater meaning and joy.

Genevieve Kaplan, APCC and AMFT

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 relatonships.

Genevieve will be on maternity leave through March 2021! We wish her and her growing family health and happiness!

Los Gatos Counseling Center

Debra Pace, Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #101506

Offices in Downtown Los Gatos and Downtown Monterey

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