Vicki Minerva

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy

Live your life intentionally, and without regrets. 

All of us have a history.  Our history really affects the choices we make today. For some, that history includes abuse (physical, mental, spiritual or sexual).  For others, there may have been losses, mistakes in judgment, or ways of experiencing and interpreting life that color the way you look at things now.   If you're wanting to shift to a healthier way of living as you move forward, we can work on it together.

Life may have thrown you a curve, and you need to make some decisions!  It's helpful to make those decisions with an eye to what is healthiest: body, mind and spirit.  It is immensely helpful to get guidance from a trained and neutral adviser. 




8371 Church St.
Gilroy, CA 95020


408.848.8793    Vicki@vickiminerva.com





Areas of Practice

Individual Counseling

It takes tremendous courageous to go outside your own box to figure out how to do things differently. Sometimes it takes thinking aloud with a trained person to see things you may not have put together about the patterns of your life to make changes.  The effects of past or present abuse, broken relationships, difficult situations, depression or anxiety can be changed with tools and insight to handle your life differently.

Grief and loss

Walking with people through the process of grief and loss is a particularly meaningful part of what I do.  You may have experienced sorrow in the death of a child, spouse or parent, loss through divorce or health changes or dreams you expected to pursue.   You'll be forever changed, but you can be grounded and move into your future with hope and a sense that there is still meaning to you being here. 

EMDR  (Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing)

EMDR is a well respected form of therapy for treatment of trauma and shame.  It differs from traditional talk therapy by using bilateral stimulation of the brain through the use of eye movement, touch or sound (similar to what happens during REM-"rapid eye movement" sleep). You still have the memory, but it doesn't cause pain like it did before.


Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
— Carter Crocker


Let's Chat

Contact me for information about fees, scheduling an appointment, or to see if the fit feels right to work together. I look forward to hearing from you. Contact me by email at vicki@vickiminerva.com or call me at 408)848-8793.