Brian Person, MDiv, LMFT
Brian's insightful, active and compassionate blend of psychology, theology and practical tools has successfully helped thousands in face-to-face, online or outdoor confidential conversations for nearly four decades. So whether he’s coaching, developing, transforming or enhancing leaders and executives, OR counseling people through individual brokenness, emotional stuckness or relationship difficulties, both men and women, single and married, have found new freedom in their lives.
Brian’s experience includes 34 years in ordained ministry, 26 years as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) and 16 years certified professional coach (CPC). Brian is also Co-Founder, with his wife Judy, of Kairos Associates- a loose knit network of Silicon Valley therapist, coaches and spiritual directors based in Los Altos, CA. Now newly expanded with a branch in Santa Cruz and Ben Lomond! He is also adjunct faculty at the San Jose Campuses for William Jessup University and Western Seminary. Brian teaches a variety of classes among them are Marriage and Family, Human Sexuality, and Clinical Skills.
Brian confidentially and creatively works with today’s busy professional by limiting his caseload and meeting face to face and online so he can focus and help clients move on in ways that work for them.
Brian is celebrating 38 years of marriage with Judy and also delights in spending time with his two young adult sons. With his time off he enjoys surfing, hiking, photography, kayaking, weightlifting, writing, reading, video and movie watching. Brian was raised in Santa Cruz and loves exploring it's riches and loves staying dialed into Silicon Valley!
Judy N. Person, MA, LMFT
Judy’s desire is to actively come alongside you in your quest for personal and relational well being and she strives to provide a safe and encouraging environment for you! Judy has been counseling individuals, families and couples since 1986. She is also a mixed-media artist with a specialty in watercolor. Judy closed her Los Altos private office in 2016 and she is excited to begin a new season of counseling and creativity coaching! Specifically she is actively inviting individual adults and couples to her home-based Ben Lomond office. Given that Judy is an artist as well she is willing to facilitate you expressing/deepening your healing via art/visual/written expression if that suits you. She will also work closely with others involved in your healing such as your medical doctor or spiritual mentor. Likewise, she will help you integrate your spiritual perspective/practice into the recovery process if desired.
When not pursuing art/painting or counseling or gardening, Judy is joining Brian as they hike, kayak, try new restaurants, make new friends in the Santa Cruz Mountain communities, re-connect with Santa Cruz friends/family AND strive to stay connected to Silicon Valley friends...life is full!