Couples therapists in Elk Grove, California.


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Couples Counselor

Jon Holmes, M.Div., M.A., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Psychotherapist

Elk Grove, CA 95624

I specialize in working with couples that have trauma, addiction and mental health concerns impacting the relationship. Often relationship difficulties are a symptom of another area that is needing attention, compassion and care. Couples counseling can be a frustrating experience when progress is hampered by other factors that are not easily seen or considered obvious. This is a very important part of effective couples work and often provides earlier positive results because the issues harming the relationship are brought to the surface and compassionately addressed.

Couples Counselor

Heather Blessing, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Every relationship is unique and has different challenges. I treat the relationship as the client and work towards making that "client" healthy and able to thrive. I work with all types of couples including trans* couples and same sex couples. Working to make the relationship healthy, often requires work for each member of the relationship as each brings a lot to the relationship. A good relationship can be the rock when you hit hard times and be the inspiration to build a wonderful future. Call now to start strengthening your relationship!

Couples Counselor

Joe Borders, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

When working with couples, I take a very attachment based approach. We all seek to feel loved, supported, and secure in our relationships. Couples develop problems when something happens to damage this or threatens to damage this. Often times couples get into negative cycles or have been hurt by each other in the past and so come to expect to be hurt by one another. When working with couples it is my job to help each individual express their underlying emotions, fears, and insecurities, while also helping to grow empathy for one another. This ultimately helps couples to understand how their negative interactions are mostly the result of fear of getting hurt or abandoned.

Couples Counselor

Kristen Ewers, MA, LMFT

Licenced Marriage Family Therapist and Interns

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Every marriage has its ups and downs. In fact, it is not the absence of conflict that makes a difference, it is how you manage conflict when it does arise that determines whether a marriage will survive. Successful couples have learned HOW to manage their conflicts in a way that honors the needs of both partners.

Couples Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, 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

Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH,CHT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

I use a combination of tried and true couples communication techniques to help couples create and build effective communication into their relationship. I also spend time on exploring sexual compatability and communication, when the couple wants their sexual lintimacy enhanced. IF there is lack of desire or an imbalance of desires, we address the roots of this.With couples who come for pre-marital counseling, we focus on communication skills and on common needs and wants the couple have for their impending marriage and family unit. We also look at any red flags that are showing up in the relationship.

Couples Counselor

Kathleen Oravec, LMFT #51941

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

It can happen to any of us...everyday stressors we bring home to get taken out on the wrong person - - the one person who means more to us than anything. It leaves you both feeling awful. Maybe you are not getting enough attention, conversation, physical intimacy. The focus of relationship counseling is to change the negative path to a positive one: learn to listen to each other, support each others needs and goals, be willing to compromise, make family and relationship decisions together, stop keeping score, reconnect, relax, and enjoy each other If you reading this, you have already begun to move forward. Please call me so I can help you work through your issues and reconnect.

Couples Counselor

Jozeffa Greer, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Nothing means more to you than your relationship with your partner. It's why it hurts so much when you try to get close and they shut down or find some other way to pull away. Or maybe you feel suffocated, criticized, and not enough because it feels like too much is wanted from you. You're not alone. I get how important this person is to you, and want to help you to recognize your stuck push/pull pattern so that you can feel satisfied and understood in your relationship. This is also true when there are more serious problems, like affairs or addictions. As you learn what motivates you as well as your partner, you can again renew the bond of this most important relationship.

Couples Counselor

Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

The “mechanics” of healthy healing relationships is often easier said than done. We all need a valuing mirror to validate our core experience, and this is where the healing work of therapy comes in. I emphasize a valuing approach to each person’s experience as a foundation for assisting couples in strengthening the “mechanics” of what we know facilitates healthy satisfying relationships. I am repeatedly impressed to the power of Compassion for supercharging the many brilliant tools made available to us by the likes of Harville Hendrix, John Gottman to get relationships back on track to promote the healing and growth are meant to fulfill in our personal and interpersonal relationships.

Couples Counselor

Ameshia Arthur, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Elk Grove, CA

Being in a committed relationship can be very isolating. One often puts a significant amount of time in her/his partner. In addition many people keep relationship matters confidential. The difficult part is what does one do when facing relationship challenges and are in need of guidance? Professional therapy for one, both, or all parties in the relationship can increase clarity, confidence, and intimacy, and facilitate a resolution to long standing contentions.


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