Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, CA 94102
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.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT
Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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.
San Francisco State University
Psychology Clinic Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 240, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
The Psychology Clinic at San Francisco State University offers low-fee individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to SF State students and members of the Bay Area community. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in clinical psychology, working under the supervision of licensed clinicians.
Our individual session fees typically range from $10- to $50- per session however we do not turn anyone away who is unable to pay. We work with a range of individuals from the student population to the broader community. Child and family psychotherapy is available at no cost.
Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI
465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
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.
Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
582 Market Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94104
I have been working with couples for 15 years and I use a combination of different styles when working with couples. I am informed by the work of John Gottman (Gottman Technique) and also by Emotionally Focused Therapy. I help clients learn communication techniques and lower their incidents of fighting. I help clients get to the source of their marital dissatisfaction or relationship struggles. I also enjoy working with clients who identify as LGBTQ and clients who are in poly relationships.
Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.
3628 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Couples often come to counseling when they have difficulty talking with each other or resolving an issue. Some find that a familiar struggle or behavioral pattern “dynamic” comes up over and over again. Commonly, tensions and emotions can run high, and each person may feel some combination of distant, resentful, sad, hurt, worried, or angry. Couples counseling is a special opportunity to understand these patterns and explore new communication, behaviors, and connection. I help facilitate a more productive conversation in a safe environment and offer exercises and other resources to practice from home. I welcome and provide couples counseling to people from all backgrounds.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
San Francisco, CA 94101
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Peter Bernhardt, MFT
Marriage Family Therapist
1197 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
Sandra Amat, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, CA 94123
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.