Couples therapists in San Jose, California.


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Couples Counselor

Janet Akyol, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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

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

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1174 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, CA 95125

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

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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

Adam Dorsay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

1120 McKendrie Street, San Jose, CA 95126

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3880 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95124

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

Joanne Shurter, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist

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

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

René Bairos, RCC, MA Counselling Psychology, BA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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

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

Mary-Stone Bowers, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Jose, 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.


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