Experienced Marriage Counselors in San Jose, CA

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Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Aurianne

1302 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 205, San Jose, CA 95125

I provide couples with the opportunity to be more deeply understood. Through our work together, you will be able to identify what may be interfering with a deeper intimacy in your relationship.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Children
  • Parenting Consultation
  • Anxiety
  • EMDR
  • Abuse
  • Couples

Carrie Elizabeth Lin, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Phone & Email:  Contact Carrie Elizabeth

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Couples, Families and Relationships

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Stress
  • Grief and loss
  • Career issues
  • Self-esteem

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Rachel

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

The basis for a solid partnership is clear communication, validation, and empathy. In couples counseling, I help strengthen these items so that trust and happiness are increased. In session, we will look at your individual history, current patterns, and desired goals.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • General Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks, Phobias
  • Esteem Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Body Image
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
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René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact René

4320 Stevens Creek Boulvard, Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95129

René believes that the therapeutic setting is the safest way to facilitate healthy relationships and promote personal growth among couples and families. After a thorough assessment of each person coupled, René presents a personalized plan designed specifically for them

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Communication Skills: Intimacy
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Family of Origin-Created
  • Recovery: Addictions & Loss
  • Relationships, Dating, Purity
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Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Jayn

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

Therapy is extremely focused and in most cases, clients are able to discharge from therapy within 3-6 months, esp if it's a life transition problem. Some clients are in treatment for a longer period, due to severe trauma, abuse, mental health symptoms or road-blocks.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • 8 Weeks' Singles Group
  • Couples Therapy, Conflict
  • Dating Issues, Communication
  • Substance Abuse, Alcohol Drugs
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • LGBT, Bipolar, Trauma
  • Addiction, alcohol and drugs

Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Janet

4950 Hamilton Ave, Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95130

The pain of a relationship in trouble is very real and devastating. Learn to rebuild, renew and recommit to your relationship. Learn how to stop fighting, feel connected again, recover from infidelity, collaborate as parents, and let go of resentments.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage
  • Affairs
  • Codependency
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Partners of Sex Addicts
  • Anxiety
  • Love Addiction
  • Trauma

Joanne Shurter, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Joanne

1101 S. Winchester Blvd. A101, San Jose, CA 95128

I work with couples at many stages of a relationship. You may be facing communication difficulties, inability to resolve conflict, or having your conflict escalate to uncomfortable levels. Sometimes there is infidelity or secrets, growing apart, or loss of intimacy.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Long Standing Character Traits
  • Anxiety, Fears, And Worry
  • Depression, Sadness, Loss
  • Relationship Problems
  • Childhood Issues
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Emptiness, loss of a self

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Randi

1174 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, CA 95125

For over 30 years, I have specialized in helping couples by providing a safe, compassionate place to address problems, and discover a path towards happiness and growth.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage Counseling
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Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Verna

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, CA

I work with couples who seem to be locked in emotional cycles that are difficult to understand and to break out of. You can improve your communication and become emotionally focused and intimate with your partner by learning to speak openly and listen non-defensively.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couple Counseling
  • Worklife Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Excessive Worrying
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Counseling for Seniors
  • Grief/loss
  • Caretaking, End of Life Issues

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Contact Adam

1120 McKendrie Street, San Jose, CA 95126

I work well with couples who are trying to find their way back to what made them fall in love in the first place. I assist couples with communication and identifying and working with their blind spots.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Men's Issues
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Fulfillment
  • Parenting
  • Grief And Loss

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Related Sites:
City of San Jose
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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San Jose is home to such companies as Adobe Systems, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and eBay.1 With such technical giants, it is no wonder it is an affluent area of the United States with a relatively low unemployment. Part of the low unemployment rate is because of the proximity of quality four-year universities, such as Santa Clara University, San Jose State University, and Stanford University, which is considered an Ivy League equivalent school. To match the brilliant students at these universities, San Jose also has more patents produced than any other city. The cost of living in San Jose is also one if the highest in California, as well as the nation, with housing costs contributing to the majority of the reasons for the high cost of living. Interestingly though, the residents of San Jose are rated as having some of the highest levels of disposable income, despite the high cost of living.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in San Jose

Although reports of domestic violence in Santa Clara County are lower today than they were a few years ago, nearly 11 percent of the county's residents report having been hurt by a spouse or intimate partner in some way.2 Fortunately, victims of domestic violence can seek assistance from the numerous programs offered in the area. Since minorities are generally underserved when it comes to mental health services,3 mental health practitioners at public and private agencies must work diligently to ensure that everyone who requires mental health care has access to it. To find local providers of behavioral health services, please view the listing on this page.

The Santa Clara chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) works to reduce the stigma of living with a behavioral health issue. NAMI Santa Clara provides outreach, education, and advocacy programs, and promotes research to improve the accessibility and quality of mental health services in the San Jose area. The organization also provides valuable information for individuals in crisis, people looking for support groups, and family-related educational courses. Further information about NAMI Santa Clara is available by calling 408-453-0400.4

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The Santa Clara County Mental Health Department provides comprehensive community mental health services to thousands of families each year. The department's programs are developed in a culturally sensitive manner and are delivered in a number of languages commonly spoken in San Jose and the surrounding areas. Programs help families overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and severe mental illnesses in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Care is also provided for the homeless and those involved in the criminal justice system. Call the county mental health call center at 1-800-704-0900 for more information.5


1. Wikipedia. (2014). Companies Based in San Jose, CA. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Companies_based_in_San_Jose,_California
2. Santa Clara County Public Health. (2012). Violence Profile 2012. Retrieved from http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sccphd/en-us/Partners/Data/Documents/Final_Violence%20Profile%20Report_6%2021%2012_PHD%20FINAL.pdf
3. National Alliance on Mental Illness - California. (2012). About Mental Illness. Retrieved from http://www.namicalifornia.org/mental-illness.php?page=facts-stats&lang=eng&id=4162#.Uv0yf0JdUfY
4. National Alliance on Mental Illness - Santa Clara. (2014). About Us. Retrieved from http://www.namisantaclara.org/about.htm
5. County of Santa Clara. (2013). Services - Mental Health Department. Retrieved from http://www.sccgov.org/sites/mhd/Services/Pages/default.aspx

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