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 stuck-ness or relationship difficulties, both men and women, single and married, have found new freedom in their lives.


Brian’s experience includes 37 years in ordained ministry, 29 years as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) and 19 years certified professional coach (CPC). Brian is also Co-Founder, with his wife Judy, of Kairos Associates- a loose knit network of Silicon Valley/Santa Cruz county therapist, coaches and spiritual directors. Brian is also adjunct faculty at  Western Seminary. Brian teaches a variety of classes among them are  Marriage and Family 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 40 years of marriage with Judy and also delights in spending time with his two 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 has always been  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. As of March 2021 Judy has closed her practice to all new clients but will consider working with any past clients who reach out to her at

When not engaging in art or counseling with clients or gardening, Judy is joining Brian as they hike, kayak, walk on the beach, try new restaurants, and spend time with  their sons and friends in the Santa Cruz Mountain and Silicon Valley  communities- life is full!