Couples therapists in Castro Valley CA, California.


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Couples Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I specialize in working with couples struggling with a wide range of issues. From problems with communication and feeling connected, to parenting, affair recovery and just learning not to take the relationship for granted anymore, therapy can make a big difference. Like any other living thing, a partnership is a dynamic, growing thing that needs attention and to be nurtured and cared for. Couples therapy is an effective way to learn how to identify and express your own needs at the same time hearing, understanding, and meeting your partners needs. I have helped many couples overcome seemingly impossible challenges and go on to build happy, healthy, more satisfying relationships that last!

Couples Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I help couples who have become stuck in arguments that seem to repeat and rarely get resolved. Sometimes it can seem like the same argument happens over and over even though the topic might look different. Often partners don't feel that they are understood or heard. I help couples with understanding, seeing, and hearing their own and their partner's more vulnerable feelings. These feelings can quickly ignite into anger and frustration or have one person pull away in silence. This sets up a pattern that people get stuck in. However, understanding what is driving that pattern can help couples change and find the support, safety, and closeness they crave from their relationship.

Couples Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you dating and having problems in communication and other areas? Getting counseling while you are in the dating phase can prevent you from developing unhealthy habits that keep you from moving to the next level in your relationship. Couple Counseling can help you learn those skills needed to enhance your relationship.

Couples Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

My work focuses on a combination of skills training in how happy couples talk and argue, and the creation of safety and opportunities to create "heart-to-heart" conversations to restore and revitalize intimacy in your relationship. It is these two approaches that are supported convincingly by a large body of research, and it requires a therapist who acts as coach and referee. I don't let couples fight their same old fights in my office - the whole point is to get past the same old arguments and have the deeper and more useful conversations that have been sidetracked.

Couples Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

One of my favorite subspecialties is working with couples. This comes out of my own experience of having been happily married for 35 years, and knowing that relationships are the crucible of transformation. Nothing in my life has returned more reward and more wisdom than the process of struggling along with my wife to figure out how to be in relationship with another human being. Relationships involve merging, separating, leading, following, and getting into a state of attunement. Most of us were not born knowing how to do these things. Couples therapy becomes an exciting exploration of these spiritual skills. After abandoning blame and shame we can actually be very happy together!

Couples Counselor

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Couples therapy can be intimidating to start. There's a lot of anxiety that comes up for people about things getting even worse or one person being labeled as the problem or, worse yet, that it will lead to breaking up. But I have treated a great many couples over 25 years and that is almost never what happens. Although, yes, the process is sometimes very painful, I never "take sides" and blame one person in the couple and usually the couple feels better after the session. I have seen people come in with problems that made them feel like enemies and after therapy they feel like friends and lovers again. Do call for couples therapy now and don't let the problems keep on getting worse.

Couples Counselor

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I am a certified Gottman's educator with a lot of research that supports my work. I try to assist couples in ensuring that the partnership is fulfilled, supportive, filled with passion and joy. The negative aspects of a relationship can be avoided if you are willing to explore how the influences of your family of origin, your life experiences and circumstances, could play out over time in your relationship. I will teach you tools and skills that will help you move forward, break bad habits, communicate in a healthier and respectful way in all aspects of your relationship. Sometimes I work individually and sometimes I work in the dyad, depending on what is standing in the way.

Couples Counselor

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you feeling helpless and hopeless about your relationship? Do you often feel frustrated and defeated, opting to withdraw from your partner or emotionally lash out in ways you know are hurtful? Do you wish you could rekindle the passion and romance you used to feel in your relationship when you were dating, but can't seem to find any hope in making it happen? Has having children changed your relationship for the worse. I offer a research based assessment and treatment process that clearly guides couples better ways to express emotion, deal with conflict, and rekindle the love that brought them together. Contact me for a free consultation appointment.

Couples Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Tired of the same old arguments? Sad or even scared about the growing disconnect? Want to change but can't seem to stop the same old cycle from happening again and again? Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) transforms couples in a powerfully and emotionally engaging way , and is now considered one of the best validated couples interventions approach by leading experts all over the country. So often all of our arguments or disconnects have at their core a desire to know, "Are you there for me?" Or, " Do I really matter to you?" EFT addresses the fears that keep us apart and allows us to move close in ways that beautifully work. To learn more please visit my website right now.

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Couples Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I work with a lot of couples, and have helped them learn to relate with more empathy, effective communication and positive regard. I'll help you to better understand each other, and to manage conflict in a more productive and supportive way. Though we are by nature drawn to be in relationship, there are now well understood reasons—rooted in our neurobiology and our attachment patterns (which I'll explain)—that often make functioning in relationships difficult. In addition to helping you understand the source of these difficulties, I'll guide you in using that knowledge to create a more intimate, enriching and secure partnership, one based on the principle that you are in each other's care.

Couples Counselor

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Your relationship used to be full of love and laughter. Maybe now you're at a point of crisis where you're considering moving out & call it all off. You've been trying to work things out. Maybe you saw a therapist who didn't seem to know how to help, or you've had bad experiences with therapists in the past. Therapy does cost money, but it's far less expensive than a divorce, new living arrangement & the considerable pain & suffering of ending a relationship. You owe it to yourself & your partner to to make an appt. with me today. http://matt-lindgren-oakland-marriage-therapist.com/

Couples Counselor

Cynthia Mansur, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you're like most people seeking couples counseling, you may be feeling pretty unhappy about your relationship right now. I use a solution-focused approach to couples therapy so you can start seeing results right away. Because I emphasize finding solutions rather than remaining overly focused on problems, you’re likely to see improvements in your relationship very quickly, which can motivate you as a couple to make additional positive changes. I can help you permanently transform the way you communicate with each another, overcome painful patterns in your relationship, and re-discover the love that brought you together. For a free phone consultation, call me at (510) 508-2169.

Couples Counselor

Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Is your relationship at a stalemate? Or are you finding yourselves drifting apart, or arguing without really hearing each other? Working with a calm, neutral third party, the two of you can explore destructive patterns and learn new ways to improve intimacy. Couples counseling does not mean your relationship is over! It is only the beginning of a new stage. Many couples find greater closeness after working through their difficulties in therapy and finding new reasons to love each other.

Couples Counselor

Karyn Goldberg-Boltz, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I help couples resolve conflict and improve their communication and intimacy. This involves helping both partners learn to express their feelings and needs and to hear, understand and honor those of their partner. Having a therapist is very helpful in facilitating communication because we are most vulnerable with those we care about the most. While this is necessary and wonderful in intimacy, our vulnerability increases our emotional responsiveness, which makes it difficult to hear our partners. I can help you to modulate your emotions and facilitate healthy connection. Couples can be any two partners.

Couples Counselor

Aaron J Feldman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you overwhelmed, frustrated, demoralized, afraid, fed-up, worried, unsure, or feeling hopeless about your relationship? Have you stopped talking about things or does everything turn into a fight? Do you feel alone even when you are together? Perhaps you are concerned about your own feelings and behavior. Maybe all of this is true. You are not alone, and I can probably help. Whether the dissatisfaction, the growing distance, the tension, and the arguments are about money, intimacy, a lack of communication, the kids, or broken promises, people often find themselves stuck, even trapped in painful situations. I offer practical and lasting help for couples who are in these situation....

Couples Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I provide couples counseling which can be beneficial whether you are married or in a long term partnership. Therapy can be helpful for all couples to open up communication, gain mutual understanding and have a safe place to be vulnerable. Engaging in couples therapy can valuable whether there is a specific issue needing focus or just the desire to gain better communication. I look forward to supporting through with this process.

Couples Counselor

Galina Litvin, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

My goal in couple’s therapy is to help two people reestablish a healthy bond, mutual respect, and open communication. Often life gets busy, and different stressors such as financial, infidelity, and or parenting challenges can cause a relationship to become fractured or strained. In couples therapy we will work together to rekindle the bonds that tie us and learn to strengthen friendship. We will spend time working on fixing the broken bonds and repairing the hardships between the couple.

Couples Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

In working with couples, I recommend holding a separate individual session with each partner. That allows me to understand the historical background that each partner brings to the relationship and how that impacts their attitudes and patterns of behavior. That process encourages each partner to honestly identify their perception of the conflict without fear of recrimination from their partner. I can then bring both partners together and help them understand aspects of their relationship that underlie their conflicts. We work together to implement strategies which support the goal of resolving their problems and improving the quality of their communication and their relationship.

Couples Counselor

Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I truly enjoy working with couples. The connectivity (whether you feel it there at the time or not) and desire to share a life and join with one another is paramount. I work with all kinds of coupes, in every stage of life. Dating, pre- martial counseling, Married couples and separated. Couples can find what brought them together again and learn how to hear one another, touch each other, and grow old together. Counseling can provide you with new perspectives and positive options. Powerful strategies and tools are needed to break old patterns and change your way of life.

Couples Counselor

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Most people who are in a relationship want to feel alive, and valued. Sometimes, relationships get off track or there is a major stressor which impacts the relationship. Sometimes, the couple may not even understand where things went wrong. The number one issue I address when working with couples is communication. Couples need to understand each other in order to be together and function.

Couples Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

One of my main specialities is couples counseling. I work with couples of all varieties - not just romantic couples but any combination of two people who need help with their relationship; sisters, father and daughter, cousins, business partners. I also work with other types of couples such as gay and lesbian couples, transgender couples, polyamorous couples etc. I enjoy this work immensely and have helped many couples find more closeness, safety, compassion, ease and care for each other. About half of my clients are couples so I have a great deal of experience. No matter how old and deep the problems are in your relationship, I can help you finally move past these issues for good.

Couples Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). Using EFT, I FOCUS ON SHIFTING THE CULTURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP from its current negative painful cycles into being a safe place for both of you.

Couples Counselor

June Timberlake, MA, LMFT, DCEP

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I teach couples constructive paths through the inevitable relationship conflicts and challenges we all experience. By coaching them through the researched base principals and practices for creating successful relationships, I support them in achieving their goals of creating loving companionship and respect for themselves and for each other. And as a couple embodies these relationships tools they become empowered to prevent or work through most relationship challenges going forward.

Couples Counselor

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services, LMFT

Windows of Opportunity Counseling Services

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

We practice Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). This model believes that we are all hard wired for attachment and connection. We need love and security and how we deal with this vulnerability is what determines how we are in relationships. When love doesn’t work, it hurts, and secure emotional attachment is the cure. We facilitate a couples development of a secure attachment by helping them come together and break the negative patterns of insecurity. After the negative patterns of communication, behavior, and perceptions have identified and broken, we then help the couple to create new emotional experiences that help to replace the old out-dated patterns and solve there problems.

Couples Counselor

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Couples come together through great love but often, this love can be slowly lost in the day-to-day work of living busy lives and taking each other for granted. Then when a crisis hits a couple realizes just how far they have drifted from each other. Just think if it this way. If you had a beautiful new car but never took care of it, never changed it's oil or brought it in for a tune up, how long would that car last? Couples often neglect obvious problems in their relationships because they just don't think to look under the hood. Honest and safe communication is the first step to finding your way back to each other. I any of this rings true for you, please contact me today.

Couples Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I work with a lot of couples, and have helped them learn to relate with more empathy, effective communication and positive regard. I'll help you to better understand each other, and to manage conflict in a more productive and supportive way. Though we are by nature drawn to be in relationship, there are now well understood reasons—rooted in our neurobiology and our attachment patterns (which I'll explain)—that often make functioning in relationships difficult. In addition to helping you understand the source of these difficulties, I'll guide you in using that knowledge to create a more intimate, enriching and secure partnership, one based on the principle that you are in each other's care.

Couples Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Relationships are the most complicated, yet most rewarding things in life. They make us feel excited, happy, and high on life one minute while maintaining the ability bring us pain, frustration, and emotional distress the next. For all the beauty that comes with companionship and commitment, there are also times when you have to sacrifice things you may not want to for the sake of the relationship. Furthermore, maintaining one’s own identity while growing with another person can be a lot to manage. I help couples come to a much more meaningful understanding of how each person is showing up in the relationship so that they can make healthier choices towards a more fulfilling future together.

Couples Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I approach couples counseling from a collaborative stance that offers tangible results from the first session. My work empowers couples in distress to deeply understand and overcome the painful cycles of interaction between partners, as well as to address and heal these cycles' root causes. From there I help couples nurture and develop ever greater degrees of trust, intimacy and love between each other. I am passionate about my work with couples and believe deeply in the healing power of effective therapy.

Couples Counselor

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

With couples I help them identify a pattern as the issues, rather than either partner as the issue. We work with the roots of the pattern. For example one partner may have a difficult time dealing with intense emotion, or even mind emotion. The other my have a difficult time regulating their emotion when they become upset, and also feels abandoned when the other withdraws to quite their nervous system. Thus they spiral downward with each amping up their ways of coping. Thus awareness of how each copes with distress is a place to focus and improve on--rather than taking things overly personally. Adopted from EFT for Couples, they come to trust and understand their needs and how to get there.

Couples Counselor

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Relationships are hard. We need to acknowledge that, then address issues specific to your relationship. The most critical needs of any relationship are trust and friendship. I work to bring those into the relationship and find ways to foster them to make them prevalent over conflicts and everyday struggles. Communication is often the presenting issue with couples, however, IF an underlying warmth is present, conflicts are addressed and managed in a gentler, more loving manner. Couples need to find shared meaning in their lives and become each others' refuge. I explore with you desires, dreams, regrets, wants, etc.. Call me today and begin the journey back to your passion / friendship.

Couples Counselor

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you trapped in destructive cycles of anger and blame? Have you lost trust because of an affair? Are you avoiding your partner or feeling disengaged? Is it hard for you to have real conversations or solve problems together? I will help you untangle your painful negative cycles of communication and build new stronger connections. You can learn to have power over that cycle by learning your triggers and undoing them. You will learn about the roots of the cycle learned in early relationships. Call, text or email me to set an appointment.

Couples Counselor

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I thoroughly enjoy aiding couples in their ability to communicate with one another so they can fully enjoy the potential of their marriage/relationship. Facilitating deeper understanding in your personal feelings and workings and those of your partner, enable you as a couple to grow closer & stronger. It builds capacity to face adversity, for example past trauma.

Couples Counselor

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

With couples I help them identify a pattern as the issues, rather than either partner as the issue. We work with the roots of the pattern. For example one partner may have a difficult time dealing with intense emotion, or even mind emotion. The other my have a difficult time regulating their emotion when they become upset, and also feels abandoned when the other withdraws to quite their nervous system. Thus they spiral downward with each amping up their ways of coping. Thus awareness of how each copes with distress is a place to focus and improve on--rather than taking things overly personally. Adopted from EFT for Couples, they come to trust and understand their needs and how to get there.

Couples Counselor

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

A sense of belonging happens when we feel truly seen by one who loves us, yet it is in the safety of belonging that much of our wounding begins to emerge. Patterns of relating created by attachment, separation, and loss formed during childhood form the foundation of self perception on physical, emotional, and psychological levels, significantly influencing and impacting our adult relationships. It is through these most intimate relationships that we find the greatest opportunity to heal our attachment wounds. Together we can identify, explore, and bring relief to the cycles of triggering that you and your partner(s) get caught in, creating a greater sense of connection and intimacy.

Couples Counselor

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Relationships can be beautiful and hard. You both come from different previous experiences. You both long for something from the other. You are not only figuring yourself out but doing it in real time with another. Allow me to help. I will play the role of translator, investigator, and supporter. I will not only help your communication with each other, but support that deep connection that got you in relationship in the first place to grow.

Couples Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I work with couples that are struggling to connect emotionally, have issues with communication, and want to create new relational dynamics that increase their connection. My approach is warm and collaborative and I work hard to carefully listen to each person to provide the therapeutic interventions necessary to increase understanding, communication, mutual interest, curiosity, and awareness. In my experience couples enter treatment with varying degrees of ambivalence and desire for change. I work hard to create a safe environment to explore each persons concerns and desires so we can better collaborate towards working together to generate movement and change.

Couples Counselor

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Do you feel that your relationship with your partner has become more difficult through time? Have the challenges of juggling the demands of work & child rearing responsibilities caused you to lose connection with one another? Do you ask yourself why can't my partner and I communicate effectively? The growing demands on couples and families in our success-driven society can result in the loss of effective communication & connection with each other. Utilizing techniques from Dr. John Gottman, & Dr. Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, I help couples heal, reconnect & reestablish their love relationship with a more compassion, and deeper understanding of one another.

Couples Counselor

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Couples typically do not seek counseling until there is a major break down in their relationship and hope to find a counselor to "fix" their problems. Resolving your issues is not my goal as a counselor--my goal is to help you and your partner learn and develop new ways to communicate which will allow you two to resolve your own issues together as a couple, both during and after therapy. I aim to help you and your partner develop long-term skills which you can use for years to come.

Couples Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Many of the couples I see come to me because they have become more like roommates than a romantic couple, inability to trust one another, jealousy present in the relationship, unfulfilling sexual or emotional intimacy, intense yelling and arguing, or an episode of infidelity. It can feel both hopeful and scary for couples to explore these issues in their relationship. When your relationship suffers, most other things in your life suffer because you're not at your best. Our work will explore why your relationship is exhibiting its pattern, give you tips and strategies to abate and extinguish unhealthy cycles, and maintain the relationship you want.

Couples Counselor

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I am a certified Gottman's educator with a lot of research that supports my work. I try to assist couples in ensuring that the partnership is fulfilled, supportive, filled with passion and joy. The negative aspects of a relationship can be avoided if you are willing to explore how the influences of your family of origin, your life experiences and circumstances, could play out over time in your relationship. I will teach you tools and skills that will help you move forward, break bad habits, communicate in a healthier and respectful way in all aspects of your relationship. Sometimes I work individually and sometimes I work in the dyad, depending on what is standing in the way.

Couples Counselor

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I work with couples to set up a non-blaming environment in counseling, and to make it clear that I believe that each person's basic needs and feelings are valid, and that I intend to make equal room for each. I am not there to judge between you, and we dispense with the right/wrong model, barring actual abuse. We look at the pluses between you, and the areas of conflict. I teach non-violent communication and the appropriate setting of boundaries. We explore the unconscious assumptions you each bring from your family of origin, and the acceptance of your differences as valid. You will learn that you each have a personal dictionary, and how easy it is to misinterpret each other.

Couples Counselor

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Dr. Goodwin finds working with couples to be very rewarding. She uses an eclectic, research-based approach which focuses on increasing insight and compassion to both the self and the other partner, (re)building friendship, and teaching behaviors that improve communication and connection. She believes in building on couples and individual strengths. Her approach is active, warm, and non-judgmental. Dr. Goodwin also has experience working with couples around sexual issues, an important aspect of many relationships. Dr. Goodwin also enjoys working with LGTBQ couples and individuals.

Couples Counselor

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Most couples come to therapy because they find it hard to communicate with each other. They want to resolve endless fights and avoid getting caught in fruitless arguments. When feelings are raw it can be so hard to feel close and end the negative cycle of blame and defensive withdrawal. In couple therapy, I help you feel safe to express yourself. You and your partner will learn to listen to each other with compassion and grow a shared understanding of what makes your relationship work. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach proven by extensive research to strengthen the emotional bond that is the heart of every relationship.

Couples Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I approach couples counseling from a collaborative stance that offers tangible results from the first session. My work empowers couples in distress to deeply understand and overcome the painful cycles of interaction between partners, as well as to address and heal these cycles' root causes. From there I help couples nurture and develop ever greater degrees of trust, intimacy and love between each other. I am passionate about my work with couples and believe deeply in the healing power of effective therapy.

Couples Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I help couples move their relationship forward through difficult times, into a place of support, love, and mutual understanding. As a psychologist with over a decade of experience working with couples, I have built up considerable respect for the concept of multiple points of view. The benefit of couples therapy is that you have a therapist who is on your relationship's side. Too often what one partner intends to convey, is not how it is received by the other. I am particularly skilled at helping partners phrase and ask for things in ways that the other person can hear and digest. I am happy to speak with you over the phone for a free initial consultation. Give me a call today!

Couples Counselor

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Pre-Licensed Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you feeling misunderstood? Hurt? Betrayed? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Stuck? Unsatisfied? Or disappointed in your relationship? Relationship problems come in all shapes and sizes and are among the most common reasons that people come to therapy. If you are experiencing problems in your relationship; this can be an opportunity for growth. I specialize in helping individuals and couples overcome roadblocks in their relationships and move towards fulfillment through healing past hurt, cultivating self-understanding, identifying goals and values, and developing necessary skills to move forward.

Couples Counselor

Jonathan Eli Herrick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Married for 40-years and having counseled hundreds of couples over a 30 year period, I have a deep passion and wide range of skills for helping clients. Though my work over-all is highly pragmatic and pro-active, my approach always varies to match the particular couple. Whether a couple seeks to improve communication, improve intimacy, reduce conflict or simply enrich their relationship, when possible I enjoy helping a couple turn the relationship into a vehicle for opening the heart and propeling each partner's psychological and spiritual evolution. To learn about my work, visit marriagemastery.com, marincouplecounseling.com or read my book The Heart of Relationship.

Couples Counselor

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I will work with you at whatever stage you are in as a couple. You will develop better communication skills. I will help you both get to a place of repair and mutual understanding. We will look at what supports forgiveness and healing. You will become stronger and more connected as a couple. I will help educate you as to what contributes to a healthy relationship. I will coach and guide you as you take risks and try new ways of communicating.

Couples Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I view relationship as a vehicle to support greater deepening and healing. It is in relationship that we see our deepest vulnerability, insecurity and unprocessed wounding. Where do we get more triggered than in our primary relationship? I believe that sharing the attitude of using the relationship as a vehicle to heal, allows couples to get on the same page as they work through their issues. It becomes less about who will win this argument and more about how the couple can support each other in healing. Together we can explore relationship dynamics and work toward creating a supportive environment for growth, transformation and healing.

Couples Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

One of my main specialities is couples counseling. I work with couples of all varieties - not just romantic couples but any combination of two people who need help with their relationship; sisters, father and daughter, cousins, business partners. I also work with other types of couples such as gay and lesbian couples, transgender couples, polyamorous couples etc. I enjoy this work immensely and have helped many couples find more closeness, safety, compassion, ease and care for each other. About half of my clients are couples so I have a great deal of experience. No matter how old and deep the problems are in your relationship, I can help you finally move past these issues for good.

Couples Counselor

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I am a certified Gottman's educator with a lot of research that supports my work. I try to assist couples in ensuring that the partnership is fulfilled, supportive, filled with passion and joy. The negative aspects of a relationship can be avoided if you are willing to explore how the influences of your family of origin, your life experiences and circumstances, could play out over time in your relationship. I will teach you tools and skills that will help you move forward, break bad habits, communicate in a healthier and respectful way in all aspects of your relationship. Sometimes I work individually and sometimes I work in the dyad, depending on what is standing in the way.

Couples Counselor

Connect2 Marriage Counseling Chandrama Anderson, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Couples call us saying they argue a lot, don't talk, are not intimate anymore, or there's been an affair. They don't feel heard or are misunderstood. Couples may resort to blaming one another, and losing the support they once had. It doesn't have to be this way. Our therapists work with you to feel better and be happier. Each therapist is highly experienced, and starts with you where you are. We are unbiased and build trust with both partners. We also offer Wrap-Around Couples Counseling, which offers additional support for each person and the process goes more quickly. Each person has his or her own therapist, as well as a couples therapist. Your care is coordinated among the therapists.

Couples Counselor

Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

All couples run in to difficulties--some big, some small and most repetitive. Using state of the art techniques I can guide you through a process that helps you break the patterns of interaction with your partner that are causing the distance. Maybe you've lost the spark, and you want it back, or neither of you feels understood, and you desperately want to be heard. In my 30+ years of experience, it has become clear to me that couples need a way to connect or re-connect that works and lasts. I'll show you how.

Couples Counselor

Lori Godin, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Working with couples is one of my specialties. With my background in engineering, I gravitate toward evidence-based therapies. As a result, I have trained with John Gottman, Ph.D. and completed Level II of his therapist training. It is a structured approach to identifying couples' issues and providing the education, interventions, and tools necessary to improve relationships. While I do also pull from other therapeutic approaches, the Gottman method tends to be more effective for most couples. Please also note that to get the most and best from couples therapy, both partners need to be willing to put in time and effort at home between sessions practicing what is learned in my office.

Couples Counselor

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Being part of a loving couple is hard work. My clients often come to me when they feel their lives and their relationship spiraling out of control. I help my clients to look back at what brought them together, to see what is currently tearing them apart, and to explore past family patterns and make certain they are not being blinldy repeated. As the elements of the current situation become clearer, I help my clients learn important tools to foster clear communication, understanding and empathy. Armed with greater understanding and important tools, they can heal their wounds and find joy comfort and support being together.

Couples Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Would you like to create a more loving, fulfilling relationship as a couple? Couple's counseling is a great way to invest in your relationship and get to know yourself and your partner more deeply. I use a strengths-based approach with couples, looking at what drew you together, what is working well in your relationship and how you can leverage your loving feelings to create a strong, lasting relationship.

Couples Counselor

Kathryn Kinsey, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Couples counseling is useful at any stage of a relationship. Premarital counseling can focus on the creation of mutual goals and anticipate potential problems so they may be dealt with constructively. In long-term marriages there may be specific problems such as financial decisions, fidelity issues, child rearing problems, and communication problems that counseling can help. In a marriage that has lasted for many years, keeping things fresh and exciting can be a challenge. My approach is practical, research based, and utilizes resources such as reading, communication exercises as homework, and attention to creating passion and sexual satisfaction. For more visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

Couples Counselor

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

As a relationship therapist with over 30 years experience, I work exclusively with couples and adults, using proven methods for developing better communication skills and deeper understanding of repetitive emotional patterns. By improving teamwork you can learn to resolve your differences more quickly and reach lasting solutions more effectively. The goal: to enrich your relationship with more generosity, forgiveness, playfulness, and open-hearted sharing throughout your life together. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com to learn more.

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Couples Counseling in Castro Valley CA.

If your relationship needs vital help, couples counseling Castro Valley CA is a life giving resource to identify and resolve the underlying issues between you. California therapists are available to you with Theravive. Relationships are hard work, and sometimes a professional couples therapist Castro Valley CA is an important asset in helping two people navigate through. We want to help you build your relationship and find the right path ahead. Castro Valley CA couples counseling from a licensed couples counselor Castro Valley, CA is ready to lend itself to your life together.

Welcome to our network of couples counseling and realtionship therapists in Castro Valley CA. Couples therapy and couples counseling Castro Valley, CA with a licensed and experienced therapist will strenghten your relationship and help resolve the issues that are causing you to struggle. Our California psychotherapists are trained in understanding the complex dynamics of relationships that couples face- how they fail, and how they thrive. Choose a Castro Valley CA couples counselor below and start your new journey towards a healthier relationship.