Couples therapists in East Palo Alto CA, California.


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Couples Counselor

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Dr. Jim Hutt, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

I specialize in Couples Work and Marriage Counseling. I'm trained by the Couples Institute of Menlo Park, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottmann Method. Having been married myself for 25 years - and worked through my share of challenges in relationship - I have a good understanding for what it takes to heal, trust, and build intimacy with someone. Most of our communication as a couple is in fact asking the question "are you there for me?". In couples counseling we will explore that basic premise and understand how to make our partners feel it, as well as how we can each motivate our partner to WANT to make us feel that way.

Couples Counselor

June Timberlake, MA, LMFT, DCEP

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Couples counseling is helpful when two individuals want to deepen their connection (even when things in their relationship are "fine") as well as to help resolve conflicts that have not been addressed or have not been successfully addressed in the past. Top concerns usally involve money, parenting, sex, and in-laws. Improving general communication and one's ability to manage their feelings help to resolve the issues above with love, respect, and efficiency.

Couples Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

The feeling of falling in love can feel so wonderful and our life can seem full of promise. As time goes by, we must face the reality of our lives and the person whom we love. We may believe, "I have fallen out of love." The key to healthy intimate relationships is to calm ourselves internally as individuals and connect with our pleasant feelings; this is healthy emotional regulation. The better that I regulate my emotions as an individual, the stronger I can create a bond with my partner or spouse. A secure bond is the foundation of a relationship that is both satisfying and co-creative. This is the promise of love that we glimpsed when we initially fell in love.

Couples Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Couples may they be in a dating relationship, living together, engaged to marry, married, in business together, separating, divorcing, fighting over children, property, alimony or visitation, are often confronted with a breakdown in communication and an inability to resolve conflicts. Couple counseling aims to reveal the disconnect within a couple that often once had the ability to connect and function in harmony. Couples can quickly get off track with one another and need skilled guidance to help them learn to resolve conflicts, once again listen and communicate effectively as well as to be able to disagree without forcing the relationship to end.

Couples Counselor

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Couples counseling is not limited to married people. "Coupling" is a subjective term and can includes partners, families, and singles. Bring the relationship issues you are concerned about to the therapy session, together, we can work to assist you in gaining perspective, assess the strengths and weaknesses, and learn various tools to equip you with better communication. Taking a look at your part in contributing both positive and negative to the relationship can benefit you greatly.

Couples Counselor

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

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Erin Rosenblum

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Whether you are in a committed relationship, thinking about getting married, just got married, or have been married for years the same philosophy applies, relationships takes constant work and nurturing! LIfe throws many wrenches into a relationship and therapy can be a useful tool to help bring the communication back into the process. When working with couples I strive to be an impartial and objective tool who's goal is to help you communicate to yourself and your partner your wants and needs. Call today and ask for your free 15 minute phone consultation by mentioning theravive.

Couples Counselor

Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

What happens after commitment? Often the misunderstandings, miscommunications, power struggles, life transitions, personal histories, and the stresses of daily living, all work together to erode the fun, connection and good will a couple started out with. Believe it or not, this is common, quite normal and a developmental process relationships go through. Each couple is unique and each traverses this difficult time in their own way. For some, the transition may be short-lived and only moderately disruptive, for many others it can be devastating, leading couples to want out. I provide couples with the tools they need to move through the pain, reconnect and move into a renewed coupleship

Couples Counselor

Joanne Shurter, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Do you struggle as a couple? Do you wonder if you are right for each other? Do you wonder if you can make it work? How do you tell? Couples are complex. You are the composite of two unique persons trying to negotiate one of the most potentially wonderful and frequently difficult relationships in life. You can bring great joy to each other, but also inestimable pain. I work with couples in many different stages of their relationship, from getting to know each other to wrestling with aching conflict to trying to end peacefully. I lend you my expert ear and training to help sort out what stands between the two of you and comfort and resolution. Call for help today.

Couples Counselor

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

It is said that our greatest fears and vulnerabilities show up in relationship. I assist partners in communicating more authentically and attempt to assist the couple to reduce their barriers by helping each partner voice fears, longings, hurts, and wants. Ultimately, I try to help couples have a more harmonious, loving, and fulfilling connection.

Couples Counselor

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Do you think that you are doomed for your relationship to stay the same because your partner refuses to come to therapy? My specialty with couples counseling is to work individually with the partner that is willing to come in to counseling and work to make things better. Change and positive progress can still happen when one person makes changes, sets boundaries and clearly understands and is able to respectfully assert their wants and needs. I assist individuals in my office with a plan they can work on at home with their partner so they can have the relationship they desire.

Couples Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Partnership has the potential to be incredibly rewarding, teaching us about ourselves through loving another. Most of us make a large emotional investment in our relationships. Because of this, partnership also has the potential to cause a huge amount of distress when it’s not working. Sometimes a struggling partnership is full of conflict and arguments, and sometimes partners just drift apart until they feel like roommates instead of lovers. Successful partnerships need respect and a core of friendship. If you and your partner are no longer friends, or you never were, I can provide you with tools to work toward a closer connection.

Couples Counselor

Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Couples, partnerships, marriage. All of these can suffer from the dynamics of conflict or avoidance that are causing pain and threatening the health of the relationship. It is often easier to express and explore the communication dynamics in the presence of a therapist who can help understand the critical cycles and bitter exchanges. Replacing these old dynamics with sharing of warmth and care bring about new ways of being in the relationship, offering hope, closeness and security.

Couples Counselor

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Whether you have been together a lifetime, just starting out, or somewhere in between, therapy can provide a safe, nurturing environment for exploring needs and any past pain. Successful relationships include effective communication, validation, and empathy. By learning simple communication skills in therapy and practicing them outside of therapy, trust and fulfillment can deepen. If you're trying to move past something painful, therapy can also help expedite the healing process.

Couples Counselor

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

I work with couples who are in a host of stages of relationship and wanting to improve their communication and their harmony in relationship. In some cases, I work with married couples around increasing passion and decreasing conflict; with others, I help after a betrayal or one of the many issues that being in a couple can present. Most important, I provide a safe space for couples to know themselves both individually and in the context of their unique couplehood.

Couples Counselor

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

I view couples therapy as extremely collaborative, and I use a strong team approach to get quick results. I am very involved in the session at all times and will honestly communicate to you what I see, feel and think. I begin by establishing a vision for the relationship, which incorporates the ideals of both members. My office becomes a safe haven, where problems can be discussed without fear of pain, judgment or retribution. Our consultation time is used as a living laboratory, a place where we can explore different styles, interventions and techniques. These can be used to change hurtful and destructive patterns in the relationship and create a stronger, more open connection.

Couples Counselor

Harry Motro, Psy.D., LMFT, P.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Harry is a COUPLES specialist and is dedicated to the restoration of intimacy for couples who are caught in patterns of circular arguments or disengagement. As a couples therapist, he has developed an extensive set of practical tools for you and your partner to integrate into your relationship. He has undergone specialized relationship training at the Master's and Doctoral levels. In addition, having been married for 29 years, he has learned from the ups and downs of real life, not just reading about it. Working with a couples specialist gives you the BEST CHANCE to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, more trusted and more loved.

Couples Counselor

Rob Grellman, LMFT, Psy.D.

Dr. Rob Grellman

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

The benefit of improved relating is truly remarkable !! I emphasize that couple’s work is so much more than communication. It is really about knowing and learning about yourself and being able to share this with another person. Conflicts are inevitable and will be as long as you are in the relationship, and yet through conflicts and differences is where you grow as an individual and couple. I have my own program for couple’s work called Relationship Skills – 5 A’s – that A’s stand for Attitude, Awareness, Acknowledgement, Admitting (your part of the problem), and Assertiveness. The 5 A’s are the foundation for couple’s work. Generally everyone wants to know how to measure progress, and you can by your own and other’s assessment of the 5 A’s.

Couples Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

Couples often find that their hopes and expectations for finding that special person who will "make them happy" are unrealistic and a burden to an otherwise very successful relationship. I find that when you learn to listen to your partner and appreciate who they are, and risk telling them who you are and how you feel, your love will be on solid ground. I will help you focus on what you need to feel loving and loveable, and to share that with your partner.

Couples Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

A healthy couple’s relationship emerges from a process of reflection and inquiry. It requires both people to speak from the heart about what really matters to each. If you find yourself in a difficult cycle of hurtful interactions, I can help you get to this heart-full and constructive place. It is very useful to slow things down in a session, discovering the moments in interaction, verbal or non-verbal, that trigger an automatic reaction in the other. I may find a key phrase or a movement that we will re-enact in mindfulness to study the effect on each partner. Bringing awareness to these often unconscious triggers and responses helps you get to what is needed for yourself and the other.

Couples Counselor

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, CA

A healthy couple’s relationship emerges from a process of reflection and inquiry. It requires both people to speak from the heart about what really matters to each. If you find yourself in a difficult cycle of hurtful interactions, I can help you get to this heart-full and constructive place. It is very useful to slow things down in a session, discovering the moments in interaction, verbal or non-verbal, that trigger an automatic reaction in the other. I may find a key phrase or a movement that we will re-enact in mindfulness to study the effect on each partner. Bringing awareness to these often unconscious triggers and responses helps you get to what is needed for yourself and the other.

Couples Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of East Palo Alto, 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 East Palo Alto, 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.

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Couples Counseling in East Palo Alto CA.

If your relationship needs vital help, couples counseling East Palo Alto 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 East Palo Alto 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. East Palo Alto CA couples counseling from a licensed couples counselor East Palo Alto, CA is ready to lend itself to your life together.

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