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Blue Blazer Counseling, California Teletherapy
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Why & What

The short answer: Couples therapy is more than just good communication and conflict management. To get back to thriving, we have to revisit what brought you together in the first place, your friendship. With the Gottman Method, we will complete a three-session assessment, including interviews and a comprehensive battery of questionnaires. The review will outline the strengths and challenges of your relationship in a concise PDF that you keep. I enthusiastically support my transgender and gender-diverse community. I do on thing: Gottman Method couple’s therapy and I have over 30,000 hours of experience providing psychotherapy services to a diverse range of clients. My fee is an easy-to-understand $350 per hour of service. I'm very active on LinkedIn so you can review my business and personal profiles, including my CV, to see what I'm about by clicking on the LinkedIn icon ("in") at the very bottom of the page. The longer answer: I founded Blue Blazer Counseling in 2018 because I wanted the freedom to work my way with minimal obstacles between my client and me. Getting rid of the unnecessary interference of insurance companies was one goal. Being able to focus my attention and specialize on populations that were interesting to me was another. Finally, I wanted the freedom to travel and live. Life is so much more than working and paying bills. So, now I offer Gottman Method couple’s therapy to folks in California. The work has been challenging and rewarding!
Rick Hobbs
  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Support Letters


  • Gottman Method
  • Positive Psychology
  • Zen
  • Science


  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: $350 - $525
  • Gender Affirming Care: $120 - $180

“"Rick is an extremely kind soul who demonstrates tremendous dedication to his clients. Additionally, I highly recommend Rick for his expertise, compassion, and continual pursuit of knowledge in the field of psychotherapy."”

Recommendation from Jennifer Conway, sent September 16, 2020
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