Blue Blazer Counseling

Fanning the Flames of Connection, Gottman Style."
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Deeply Personalized Gottman Couples Therapy from a Dedicated Professional Searching for meaningful change in your relationship? Ready to go beyond surface-level interventions and reach for a deep, substantive transformation? I'm here to guide you. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I specialize exclusively in couples therapy, offering a premium service based on the scientifically-proven Gottman Method. My name is Rick, and I operate a unique, small practice from a cozy and dedicated space within my home. This isn't your standard therapy setup — it's a place where you and your partner can feel comfortable and safe as we navigate the complexities of your relationship together. I take great pride in the quality of my work and focus on depth, not breadth. Unlike large practices, where therapists juggle multiple clients and divide their attention, I keep my clientele deliberately limited. I am committed to provide each of my couples the time, energy, and focus they truly deserve. I invest approximately 12 hours in the assessment process alone. This includes an in-depth, 4.5 hour in-person evaluation. The remainder of the time is spent meticulously reviewing videos, studying your completed measures on Gottman Connect, and taking extensive notes. And when I say 'studying', I mean it. I scrutinize every word you write, ensuring I fully comprehend your dynamics and can offer the most insightful, tailored interventions possible. While my services come at a premium price, this reflects the dedication, time, and personalized attention each couple receives. The investment in your relationship is worth it — to get to the heart of your challenges, to uncover the love that still exists, and to help you build a healthier, happier future together. You deserve more than a quick fix or a cookie-cutter approach. Experience the depth of understanding and change that only comes from focused, dedicated, and personalized therapy. Welcome to my practice - let's start the journey towards lasting change together. Call or email today to schedule your first session. Rick Hobbs, MS, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, CA LIC# LMFT87589 (661) 489-3345
Rick Hobbs


  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling


  • Gottman Method
  • Positive Psychology
  • Zen
  • Science


“"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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