Couples therapists in Santa Ana, California.


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Couples Counselor

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

We work with couples who are struggling in their relationship because of problems that may include finances, communication, sex, kids, in-laws, abuse, boundaries, respect, roles, job stress, and infidelity. We also work individually with each member of the couple, as sometimes there are issues that are best discussed or explored separately. Our clients learn a different, more loving and accepting model of communication so that they can more fully enjoy their relationship without unnecessary frustration.

Couples Counselor

Allison D. Osburn, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Being part of a couple can be challenging. Couples counseling helps couples learn and implement relationship enhancing skills allowing for healthier and more satisfying relationships. Wouldn't it be nice to have that "spark" back in your relationship? Or maybe just a civil conversation? Whatever your goal may be, couples counseling can help give you the skills desired.

Couples Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Are your arguments repetitive and futile? I bring a neutral third part presence into couples that can help defuse arguments and bring love back into the relationship. I believe most couple's struggles are neither party's fault, but rather the end result of negative patterns of interaction that can be reversed with the help of a (friendly) therapist. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Couples Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

The general goal is to reduce conflict and increase intimacy. In the safety of therapy, and with a trained professional as a third party, you each will have the opportunity to learn about yourself in depth, in addition to gaining insights into the complex dynamics of your relationship. The increasing of knowledge, communication skills, and relational tools can combine to create the intimacy and connection that is so necessary in marriage.

Couples Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2900 South Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Are you struggling with your relationship? It is important to understand that is is more than just having good communication skills. That can help, but the real part of making a relationship work is understanding how your partner connects. A great relationship thrives when couples know how to respond to each other in the way the each need based on their attachment styles. I can help your relationship grow by helping you respond both physically and emotionally to your partner in they way they need it and in the way you need it to feel understood, safe, and connected.

Couples Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Stuck in the same arguments? Does your partner have feelings for someone else? Are you dissatisfied with your sex life? Do you and your partner no longer have the closeness and love that you used to have? In couples counseling, I can help you identify and experience your emotions. I can help you make sense of, transform, and manage your emotions, improve communication, and rebuild what was lost. I can help you reconnect and and bring a renewed excitement to your relationship. Looking for a couples counselor and distinguished psychologist who is passionate about helping couples? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today 24/7 to book an appointment.

Couples Counselor

Trish Phillips, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

A couple that is seeking counseling is making an unspoken statement that their relationship is very important to them. It can be painful and uncomfortable to try to let down our walls with someone we love who has hurt us, doesn't listen or see us anymore, or has cheated on us. Maybe you just lost your way in the relationship and have drifted apart. Whatever your situation, I can help both partners learn to listen and communicate clearly as well as pin point areas in the relationship that may need some work.

Couples Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Are your arguments repetitive and futile? I bring a neutral third part presence into couples that can help defuse arguments and bring love back into the relationship. I believe most couple's struggles are neither party's fault, but rather the end result of negative patterns of interaction that can be reversed with the help of a (friendly) therapist. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Couples Counselor

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a a highly effective method for healing relationships. Research has shown that 70-75% of couples who participate in EFT become closer and more intimate in their relationship, and 90% show significant improvements. As a trained EFT therapist, I am more interested in exploring the patterns and cycles that you get stuck in when facing conflict. How do you handle conflict? Do you become angry and lash out with your words, or do you shut down and tune out (or leave). How does your partner respond to you during these times? It is the dance between you that I am interested in exploring. Once we identify the dance, then we can work at change.

Couples Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

My doctoral research was on the difference between intense/compelling & secure/comfortable romantic love experiences and I have been studying love for the past 35 years. I taught the Interpersonal Attraction/Romantic Love course at Chapman University, along with Human Sexuality & Sexual Disorders & Treatment. I am certified in Gottman Method Couples therapy, as an ASL (Gottman) Workshop Leader, and a Gottman Method Level I Teacher. I also have trained in Emotion-Focused, Imago, and Voice Dialogue approaches to give couples in relationships of all kinds the best help available in making troubled relationships good and good relationships even better.

Couples Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples have come to see me for a variety of reasons throughout the years, but I find that no matter what the presenting problem may be, being able to effectively communicate with each other is vital to restoring the relationship. Often couples have a completely different style of relating to one another and resolving conflict. I work with couples to better understand their partner and I help each person to communicate in a way that they can finally be heard. It doesn’t matter what you are fighting about if the other person can’t hear what you are saying. Call 714-751-0888 so I can help you express yourself more effectively so you can stop the fighting and start the healing process.

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Burdetta Honescko, Psy. D.

Burdetta Honescko MFT Psy D.

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples therapy helps couple understand their partner better, resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. It is a place to learn skills for better communication, negotiate differences, improve their listening skills and appreciate each others differences. It is essential to examine the values, goal and expectations of each partner before formulating a therapy plan. Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you through a crisis.

Couples Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I work from an emotionally focused attachment theory (EFT) when working with couples in Mission Viejo, CA. Research shows that humans are hardwired for a strong emotional bond. When a couple has relationship problems they experience an emotional disconnection with their partner at key moments. This leads to emotional reactions involving anger and criticism. I will work with you as a couple to help overcome those negative cycles and to re-establish your connection and strengthen your emotional bond. Through the exploration of emotions, reactions, inter-relations, and behaviors, you will be able to identify your pattern in relationship.

Couples Counselor

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Relationships can be hard and wonderful and overwhelming and exciting. Building a relationship involves really knowing all parts of your partner as well as expressing affection and appreciation for your partner. Fights happen. It's normal. If the fights are ugly and mean and out of control, let me help you learn a better, kinder way to fight that won't hurt the friendship of your relationship. Call me today at 714-432-9856.

Couples Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

My goal is to help the couple learn how to love each other well. We work on learning how to express their needs and desires and also how to give to the other in the way that they need. I require homework assignments to develop intimacy and passion on a daily basis. We work on sexuality and physical closeness. Communication, anger management, roles and responsibiliteis are all addressed as needed. I am a nationally touring group counselor for New Life Ministries couple conventions. I have a hugs bag of tools and techniques as well as experience in leading couple retreats. Couples are my specialty.

Couples Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples have come to see me for a variety of reasons throughout the years, but I find that no matter what the presenting problem may be, being able to effectively communicate with each other is vital to restoring the relationship. Often couples have a completely different style of relating to one another and resolving conflict. I work with couples to better understand their partner and I help each person to communicate in a way that they can finally be heard. It doesn’t matter what you are fighting about if the other person can’t hear what you are saying. Call 714-751-0888 so I can help you express yourself more effectively so you can stop the fighting and start the healing process.

Couples Counselor

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

If your marriage is in serious trouble, or if you just want to make it better ... don't wait. I offer a unique marriage counseling program designed to get to know your partner on a deeper level and get beyond old hurts. Homework is given weekly. A professional working with couples will help first to clarify the main issue brought to the first session. Usually there is much more going on between two people, and a therapist will help the two dig alittle deeper. Maybe old anger is a roadblock....or resentments. Unforgiveness is a big stummbling block. You will decide what you want to change, improve upon, and goals you wish to obtain for your relationship.

Couples Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

DeAnn Richter, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

The purpose of couples therapy is to restore an enhanced level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. This distress can result in poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders that include domestic violence, alcoholism, depression, anxiety or other issues. You should be advised that honesty, providing all necessary information, cooperation, keeping appointments on time, and a sincere desire for change and improvement are all imperative to increase your chances of a successful outcome. Additionally, a willingness to work "towards" and "with" the process of treatment is essential. When you call me to begin the process, we learn about your relationship's traits and work together to...(view profile to read more)

Couples Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Conflict and discord often are a factor of poor communication and feelings that both partners must agree in order to be compatible. This kind of thinking can result in angry standoffs that lead to a feeling that in order for one to win the their must lose. I teach couples how to communicate and understand that difference in needs does not mean incompatibility. Working towards win-win solutions can enhance your marital satisfaction and increase intimacy. I enjoy working with couples and have a good success rate. Let me help you find happiness in your marriage.

Couples Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I specialize in couples and marriage counseling. My approach is based on recent research in marriage science showing what habits successful couples have that other do not. My approach is skills based and practical, teaching both of you how to communicate more effectively, how to understand each other, how to decide what is changeable and what is not in your relationship, how to deal with perpetual issues,on which you may be deadlocked, and different ways to view issues and problems in your relationship to reduce conflict. I also help you identify what is working in your relationship, (or what used to work) so that we can build on the positive.

Couples Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples come in all sorts of configurations, from Mommy/baby, to employer/employee, to parent/child/adoles. and of course husbands/partners/wives. Each of these couples are tremendously intimate and are often the very place we act out, feel grave disappointments and experiences some of our highest joys. This can be an optimum place of growth for both participants. It takes courage, honesty and a willingness to look inward and outward.

Couples Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Marriage counseling can be the best thing you can do for your relationship, whether you’re having marriage problems or not. Either way, the skills learned in marriage counseling can help you find happiness and satisfaction with your spouse. If you are having significant problems, and you want marriage counseling to work, you need to be willing to put everything into it. You cannot shut down and refuse to participate because you “already made your decision.” Give your marriage a chance. Give yourself and your spouse a chance to be happy. I have helped many couples, and I have found that the majority of them benefit from the therapy and gain happier marriages. Unfortunately, many couples wait ye....

Couples Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Let's face it, relationships can be very difficult and confusing at times. I believe that it IS possible to have a satisfying and dynamic relationship in today's world, if we're willing to do the work. I help my clients to learn healthier ways to express themselves individually and to provide understanding and compassion for each other. I do this by teaching and practicing more effective listening and communication skills. Clients learn to focus on themselves as opposed to pointing the finger at their partner. My clients are continually excited about how these changes have transformed their once difficult relationship into a much more satisfying and fulfilling dynamic.

Couples Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Are you and your partner constantly in conflict? Do you find that an argument about a seemingly silly issue often escalates into a full-blown fight? Are you tired of leading two separate lives? Do your differing views on money, sex and life feel insurmountable? Couples therapy can help. No matter what the issue, relationship counseling should not be about partner bashing. Couples therapy provides a safe place for you and your partner to improve communication and decrease reactivity. Couples therapy can help you reconnect with your partner and help you discover how to choose each other first. Call for a free phone consultation today.

Couples Counselor

Teje Aliberti, MA, Clinical Psychology, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I specialize in working with couples and partners who are considering leaving or improving their relationships. I do this by providing conversational support and guidance so couples can more clearly articulate their problems or concerns and specifically define their values, hopes and desires for the relationship. I work with LBGT and heterosexual partnerships and marriages. Together, through the course of our conversations, we discover the influences that create roadblocks to the kind of connection and intimacy couples are longing for in their relationship. In doing so, couples come to understand how to make their relationship more satisfying and meaningful.

Couples Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Tired of not getting along? Feeling nagged or criticized? Not getting what you want? Feelings of distrust or jealousy cauing a problem? Through couples counseling, we want to help you have more closeness and intimacy...respectful communication where you are truly heard...and a shared purpose for your life and your relationship. You don’t have to go through this alone. Couples counseling or relationship counseling can help-whether you are married, living together, or dating. You can even come in by yourself if your mate won't come in with you. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton, CA. We want you to feel better and be happier. Please call or visit: http://OCRelationshipCenter.com

Couples Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Being in a relationship is a complicated thing. Often people do not realize the magnitude the past impacts our ability to love, to handle conflict, to accurately communicate. Until you understand what each of you is bringing to the table, you are truly handicaped. Our early role models and messages about love and the opposite sex can create issues in our relationships. Unresolved issues from previous loves can create walls which make authentic love difficult. Helping to unlock the "gridlock" and get you moving again in a healthy direction is my goal. Don't wait for things to "magically" get better. Invest in your relationship and enjoy it once again.

Couples Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Even the best couples have long-term issues that they disagree about. Without communication, it is hard for even the most loving couples to last. I help couples take their conversations further in my office than they do at home. Eventually, you will learn to do it by yourself at home. I help couples learn to approach difficult subjects, discuss and resolve them. I help identifying hot spots, get more comfortable ways to communicate about them, learn to be more sensitive to each other, and perhaps more importantly, find your way through these conflicts so you can get on with the more satisfying, happy and enjoyable aspects of your lives together.

Couples Counselor

Stephenie Champlin, MSW, ASW

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Relationships can be hard and wonderful and overwhelming and exciting. Building a relationship involves really knowing all parts of your partner as well as expressing affection and appreciation for your partner. Fights happen. It's normal. If the fights are ugly and mean and out of control, let me help you learn a better, kinder way to fight that won't hurt the friendship of your relationship. Call me today at 714-432-9856.

Couples Counselor

Tamara Kubiak, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Is your marriage in trouble? Are you considering divorce or separation, scared and filled with worry that you'll make the wrong decision? Are there children to consider? Before the lawyers are called, please consider giving it one more try. I use the research based Gottman Couples Therapy Method focusing on rediscovering the friendship you once both enjoyed, rebuilding trust and learning how to manage conflict. Please call me at (949) 445-3160 to see how I can help your marriage. I look forward to speaking with you.

Couples Counselor

Meredith Hansen, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Do you want to improve your relationship? Are you tired of arguing? Do you long for the days when you felt in love, on the same page, and connected? All relationships go through ups and downs and many couples doubt if they are "meant to be together" or "should try to making things work." In my experience, most couples who put effort into their relationship are able to improve their communication skills and rekindle the romance. It is possible for you and your spouse to enjoy one another again and effectively work through disagreements. I will help change the dynamics in your love life.

Couples Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

In a relationship that you feel is stuck where neither partner feels loved, heard, or validated? I can work with you to change unhealthy patterns, learn new ways of communicating, and build a loving relationship. We will work together to create a new relationship vision for the future, a shared vision. I want to help you find the love you want and deserve.

Couples Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Being understood and respected is the foundation for a healthy and loving relationship. This can happen when we decide to truly listen to each other. As Author Dr. David Augsburger puts it “Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” If you'd like to repair your relationship and move toward growth and healing then please call me for a free consultation at 714-326-6578

Couples Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples come in all sorts of configurations, from Mommy/baby, to employer/employee, to parent/child/adoles. and of course husbands/partners/wives. Each of these couples are tremendously intimate and are often the very place we act out, feel grave disappointments and experiences some of our highest joys. This can be an optimum place of growth for both participants. It takes courage, honesty and a willingness to look inward and outward.

Couples Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Every couple has moments of disconnection, but if the gaps are getting wider between you and it seems as if you no longer have anything in common, I can help. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a proven effective short-term therapy that helps couples remember why they fell in love in the first place. As human beings, we all need of love, affection, and intimacy but sometimes the way we go about getting it can actually create more distance. Our partner only hears the anger, not seeing the anxiety underneath because we fear losing them. If you are wanting to to feel safe, happy and fulfilled again in your romantic relationship, I can help.

Couples Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Tired of not getting along? Feeling nagged or criticized? Not getting what you want? Feelings of distrust or jealousy cauing a problem? Through couples counseling, we want to help you have more closeness and intimacy...respectful communication where you are truly heard...and a shared purpose for your life and your relationship. You don’t have to go through this alone. Couples counseling or relationship counseling can help-whether you are married, living together, or dating. You can even come in by yourself if your mate won't come in with you. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton, CA. We want you to feel better and be happier. Please call or visit: http://OCRelationshipCenter.com

Couples Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I have been helping couples heal their relationships for more than 29 years. Effective therapy includes developing a clear understanding of the different family "cultures" couples have been raised in, and a clear perspective of how early hurts and pain can be re-triggered by the current marital or couple relationship. Communication skills are essential for working through chronic or immediate pain a couple is experiencing together--and empathy for the each other's perspective is at the heart of those skills. It is also essential to know when a relationship has the potential to open up and grow, and when development together is no longer currently possible due to abuse or excessive hostility

Couples Counselor

Jill Wu, MBA, MA, CLC, CHt

Certified Life Coach & Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

This is my absolute favorite. I use John Gottman's principles. His research and therapy techniques are number one in the field. I have been professionally trained in Gottman. You will see improvement almost immediately after a few sessions. I will show you how to say what you feel without hurting the other person and to feel understood. This works for same sex couples as well.

Couples Counselor

Sara Doudna-Klein, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Forming and maintaining a rewarding relationship with another person is one of life's greatest challenges. It takes much more than just the feeling of "being in love". Most of us grow up with very little knowlege about how to sustain the closeness we all desire. I help people discover and develop the insights and skills needed, not only to choose the right person, but to know themselves well enough to be able to interact with that person in a way that sustains love while facing and making good choices based on life's practical realities.

Couples Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples therapy combines techniques from the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. After gathering a comprehensive history about your relationship, we will specify goals and work to build strong emotional alliances. The goal is to help lead you to a deeper understanding of each other, and then move toward more effective problem solving and accountability for communicating your needs within the relationship.

Couples Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Being in a relationship is a complicated thing. Often people do not realize the magnitude the past impacts our ability to love, to handle conflict, to accurately communicate. Until you understand what each of you is bringing to the table, you are truly handicaped. Our early role models and messages about love and the opposite sex can create issues in our relationships. Unresolved issues from previous loves can create walls which make authentic love difficult. Helping to unlock the "gridlock" and get you moving again in a healthy direction is my goal. Don't wait for things to "magically" get better. Invest in your relationship and enjoy it once again.

Couples Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Marriage counseling can be the best thing you can do for your relationship, whether you’re having marriage problems or not. Either way, the skills learned in marriage counseling can help you find happiness and satisfaction with your spouse. If you are having significant problems, and you want marriage counseling to work, you need to be willing to put everything into it. You cannot shut down and refuse to participate because you “already made your decision.” Give your marriage a chance. Give yourself and your spouse a chance to be happy. I have helped many couples, and I have found that the majority of them benefit from the therapy and gain happier marriages. Unfortunately, many couples wait ye....

Couples Counselor

Christine Prosser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples relationships can be both exciting and fulfilling, as well as frustrating and confusing at times for everyone. Couples get stuck in ruts or negative patterns, that they keep repeating, and don't know how to get out of. They keep wondering why it's not working for them. In couples therapy , it is important for the therapist to be able to listen well to both parties, and provide information and skills, that can be utilized back at home, to change those negative patterns they have been stuck in. Frequently, it doesn't take very many sessions to get things going in a much more positive direction!

Couples Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Let's face it, relationships can be very difficult and confusing at times. I believe that it IS possible to have a satisfying and dynamic relationship in today's world, if we're willing to do the work. I help my clients to learn healthier ways to express themselves individually and to provide understanding and compassion for each other. I do this by teaching and practicing more effective listening and communication skills. Clients learn to focus on themselves as opposed to pointing the finger at their partner. My clients are continually excited about how these changes have transformed their once difficult relationship into a much more satisfying and fulfilling dynamic.

Couples Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D.

Licensed M.F.T. Individual, Couples and Group Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Are you and your partner constantly in conflict? Do you find that an argument about a seemingly silly issue often escalates into a full-blown fight? Are you tired of leading two separate lives? Do your differing views on money, sex and life feel insurmountable? Couples therapy can help. No matter what the issue, relationship counseling should not be about partner bashing. Couples therapy provides a safe place for you and your partner to improve communication and decrease reactivity. Couples therapy can help you reconnect with your partner and help you discover how to choose each other first. Call for a free phone consultation today.

Couples Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples therapy combines techniques from the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. After gathering a comprehensive history about your relationship, we will specify goals and work to build strong emotional alliances. The goal is to help lead you to a deeper understanding of each other, and then move toward more effective problem solving and accountability for communicating your needs within the relationship.

Couples Counselor

Sue Passalacqua, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples counseling is not just for those who are married. Couples include those living together or apart, those in same sex relationships, or any two individuals who would like to work on making their relationship healthier. Couples counseling can enhance an already good relationship and can create healthier communication and intimacy in those relationships who are struggling.

Couples Counselor

Ana Arguello, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I find working with couples very rewarding, as I get to see 2 people's lives improve! I am in the role of the neutral third person, wanting what is best for each of you as individuals and together as a couple. I can help you learn to really see one another, and find the qualities that made you love one another to begin with. I can assist each of you in defining what makes the relationship successful through insight oriented therapy, and practice better communication with one another. I can also assist each of you in making difficult decisions that affect the relationship and one another.

Couples Counselor

Jill Wu, MBA, MA, CLC, CHt

Certified Life Coach & Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

This is my absolute favorite. I use John Gottman's principles. His research and therapy techniques are number one in the field. I have been professionally trained in Gottman. You will see improvement almost immediately after a few sessions. I will show you how to say what you feel without hurting the other person and to feel understood. This works for same sex couples as well.

Couples Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Do you feel like you can't communicate with your partner? Do you feel mistreated? Married or not, differences still exist and can be dealt with. You're not alone! We create a custom made system that fits your life to bring the greatest results. Our counseling method has proven to be over 90% effective. Call us now to see how we can help you repair your relationship and live happy.

Couples Counselor

Carolyn Hudson, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Most couples come in seeking better communication. I will work with you to communicate effectively and in a manner that is respectful and compassionate in regards to your significant other's own story. Together we will look at your style of connecting or not connecting with one another and work to increase connection. I also work successfully with many couples who experience infidelity and are seeking to re-build their relationship. Pre-marital counseling is available for couples who are thinking of marrying or on their way to the altar.

Couples Counselor

Lisa Pines, MS (Hablo Español)

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I help couples rediscover some of the joy that brought them together. All couples fight; but for some couples the fighting can overshadow the love that was once there. I specialize in the understanding the roots of difficulties in relationships. I believe that when couples can discover the underlying causes of problems, they are in a better position to heal the roots of the difficulties.

Couples Counselor

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Whether early in a relationship or at the multiple decades mark, every couple will face challenges, some more devastating than others. After thirty plus years of marriage, I understand the temptations, challenge, and pitfalls that can create problems for even the healthiest of relationships. This may include communication problems, feeling disconnected, loss, sexual concerns, infidelity, finances, bringing up baby and more. Through addressing past and present concerns, I help couples to better understand and to appreciate the parts they can play in building a strong relationship. I help couples improve interactions and increase effective communication. Call me at 949.370.4726 or e-mail info@south....

Couples Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

As an EFT therapist, I can help you and your partner to reconnect, escape from the repetitive cycles that keep you distant from each other, make sense of your emotions, improve the way you handle stress and conflict, and restore trust and safety with each other. There is no bad guy in your relationship. I'll help you see how your feelings and behaviors make perfect sense - and work with you both to create new, positive cycles that draw you closer together. EFT is very well supported by research showing that it significantly improves over 86% of distressed relationships, and importantly, that those benefits are still present two or three years after therapy is over.

Couples Counselor

Susette Magana, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

As a couples therapist, I focus our sessions on the health and growth of your relationship. Growing the "friendship" part of your relationship builds a foundation of improved romantic connection and partnership in all areas of your shared life. I have special training through the Gottman Institute to build a healthy relationship foundation and identify those behaviors that interfere with feelings of safety and connection in the home. If you want to improve your marriage, but your spouse or partner isn't willing to participate in counseling, contact me anyway! We can address a lot of needs and being the process of healing.

Couples Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Our intimate relationships are the place we search for the greatest meaning and are, ironicaly, the field most rich in landmines. Whatever is not worked through in us will be activated in these most important relationships. Learning your own sensitivities and your own 'buttons' as you learn those of your partner can transform your relationship from one of hostility to one of deep support and love. I have experienced this transformation firsthand many times and it is a privilege to see relationships restored and rebuilt on a healthy, solid foundation.

Couples Counselor

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I am passionate about working with couples in whatever stage of relationship they find themselves. I am honored to walk alongside a couple whether they are seeking to connect or reconnect, I consider it a privilege to a part of that process. I have recieved training in Emotionally Focused Therapy(EFT) and I am excited about this approach to working with couples. EFT is backed by valid research and live testimonies of those who have recieved it. EFT has been hailed as the most effective approach to helping couples lead healthier, happier more connected lives.

Couples Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples counseling is becoming more common since people are postponing marriage and choosing to live together, before marriage. Both choices have there difficulties, and we are equipped to work with people who are at any stage in their relationship. We guide clients toward their goals, educating them to better understand the reasons they are having difficulty.

Couples Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

In my Couples Counseling work I help partners build on the strengths of their relationship while we work together to create new skills for communicating and solving problems. My approach is collaborative and I teach each partner to learn how to listen and hear what the other is expressing and needing as well as ways to be heard and understood better. I provide a safe place where difficult problems can be discussed and solutions explored and practiced so that couples can better resolve ongoing problems.

Couples Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Choosing a partner and maintaining a relationship with that person is one of the most difficult and challenging tasks in our life. I see many couples who long for a more loving and satisfying relationship with their mate, but are unable for a variety of reasons to establish and/or maintain one. If you can communicate, you can bear almost anything! Couple's counseling can help both of you create a new and more satisfying way of being with each other. I coach you in how to create safety in talking about your experience and teach you to express your deepest thoughts and feelings, which ultimately creates a richer and more intimate relationship for you both.

Couples Counselor

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Tired of fighting? Wondering how to get back to how things used to be? There is hope! Counseling may give your relationship a second chance and let you work through tough issues in a safe environment. Sometimes couples have really hurt each other, so it can be beneficial to have a neutral person to work through the pain and help promote healing within your relationship. Many couples have communication problems, so I will teach you healthy ways to resolve conflict, how to really listen to your partner and understand each other's perspective, and how to communicate your feelings appropriately. I am committed to helping couples get their relationship back on track

Couples Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I work from an emotionally focused attachment theory (EFT) when working with couples in Mission Viejo, CA. Research shows that humans are hardwired for a strong emotional bond. When a couple has relationship problems they experience an emotional disconnection with their partner at key moments. This leads to emotional reactions involving anger and criticism. I will work with you as a couple to help overcome those negative cycles and to re-establish your connection and strengthen your emotional bond. Through the exploration of emotions, reactions, inter-relations, and behaviors, you will be able to identify your pattern in relationship.

Couples Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I specialize in couples and marriage counseling. My approach is based on recent research in marriage science showing what habits successful couples have that other do not. My approach is skills based and practical, teaching both of you how to communicate more effectively, how to understand each other, how to decide what is changeable and what is not in your relationship, how to deal with perpetual issues,on which you may be deadlocked, and different ways to view issues and problems in your relationship to reduce conflict. I also help you identify what is working in your relationship, (or what used to work) so that we can build on the positive.

Couples Counselor

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI

Registerned MFT Intern

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples counseling will provide the opportunity for couples to focus on their marriage by doing deeper work in a safe and confidential setting. Couples will explore and understand effective communication, love styles and form a deeper connection and intimacy. Couples counseling is available for any two people in a committed relationship. It is a great investment in any meaningful relationship!

Couples Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples and Marriage Counselor and Psychoanalyst Laura Adams PsyD MFT has private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach CA. Dr. Adams has extensive experience working with couples in the areas of infidelity, affairs, trust, commitment, communications, raising kids, and blended families. Dr. Adams can be contacted at (949) 244-1992 or www.SouthOCTherapist.com

Couples Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

The love you once felt for each other when you met and decided to live together is still there. Love appears to erode and even disappear as we take our relationship for granted. We can become Insensitive, lazy, stop being involved, intimate or concerned and understanding. These disconnections lead to more and more distance over time. Arguing or indifference can become a way of life. Along with a lack of intimacy, sex,sharing of interests and even simple communication. This disconnect in the relationship can lead to abuse, betrayal, infidelity, separation and divorce. in Couples Counseling we will identify the issues, set goals and activities to reconnect with the love that is still there.

Couples Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Choosing a partner and maintaining a relationship with that person is one of the most difficult and challenging tasks in our life. I see many couples who long for a more loving and satisfying relationship with their mate, but are unable for a variety of reasons to establish and/or maintain one. If you can communicate, you can bear almost anything! Couple's counseling can help both of you create a new and more satisfying way of being with each other. I coach you in how to create safety in talking about your experience and teach you to express your deepest thoughts and feelings, which ultimately creates a richer and more intimate relationship for you both.

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, 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

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I am dedicated to helping couples identify and change their negative patterns of interacting and other unhealthy self-defeating behaviors. I have been happily married for over 30 years - and I can give you tools you need to resolve the conflicts that are weighing down your relationship. Replace confrontation and criticism with a healing process of mutual growth and support. Let me help you enjoy a deeper level of intimacy and a greater level of emotional satisfaction. Call to schedule a free in-office 30 minute consultation today!

Couples Counselor

Kristin Martinez, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Our relationships can be affected by so many factors. Unfortunately, our history as children and adolescents plays a major role in our romantic relationships. I work with couples who are struggling with intimacy, communication, and setting boundaries. I also do specialized work with partners of survivors of sexual abuse to build a greater understanding and compassion for their partner. I want each couple that comes to see me, to leave at the end of treatment feeling secure and safe in their relationship.

Couples Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

When you and your partner aren't getting along it can effect the way you feel about everything else in your life. Are you constantly arguing? Feeling lost, lonely, and frustrated? Are you longing for more of a connection? Don't let another day go by like this. I will help you learn to communicate better with each other. Together we will discover the underlying issues that are feuling your conflicts and work toward more harmony in your relationship. I will help you reach your goals for coming in as a couple. Let's get started right away!

Couples Counselor

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

The main thing I notice couples coming in for is to work on trust issues, communication problems, and lack of intimacy within the relationship. This can manifest into anger, affairs, shutting down, and a number of other behaviors. I work with couples FIRST on what does work, so that they can build upon skills they already possess within their relationship. 2: Teaching basic listening skills so that partners feel heard. 3: Teaching the couples how to communicate without attacking. 4: implementing those skills at home. Therapy is much more complex than this, and there are many more aspects of communication, but building strengths is very important to relationship success.

Couples Counselor

Linda Nusbaum, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Living happily in your relationship. This is what all couples want. So why is it so difficult to achieve? We start out with high hopes for a happy life. Unfortunately in many cases couples fall into patterns of communicating with each other that cause hurt feelings and anger. Learn how to create new ways of talking with each other. I specialize in helping couples find their way back to a loving, supportive environment. Couples counseling doesn't last forever. In most cases you might be in counseling for a few months. It works. The couples I counsel feel better about themselves and each other. Make your relationship the one you want today.

Couples Counselor

Hope for Healing Counseling, Inc., LMFTs and LCSWs

LMFT's and LCSW's

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

We recognize the complex issues and dynamics that exist in working with couples. We work to validate each individual and their emotions, pain, while challenging both to increase their understanding of their partner. Improving communication and equipping clients with effective coping skills are also significant areas of focus. We highlight each individual's control over their behavior and facilitate the process of moving toward mutual positive goals.

Couples Counselor

Catherine Wheeler, MFT

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Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Affordable couples workshops are offered once a month! Couples want to raise their relationship to a HIGHER LEVEL OF LOVE! Today there are tools to guide couples to improve communication, learn how to be a team, resolve problems without escalating, and regain their sexual desire, attraction and passion, when they both feel heard, supported and close. When relationships become stuck at a lower level of love couples lost desire and attraction, can't communicate with depth, and feel like adversaries on opposite teams! We build our whole lives on love, why settle! Dr. Wheeler has written several books (on amazon) that teach couples tools for heart-centered love!

Couples Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

I am dedicated to helping couples identify and change their negative patterns of interacting and other unhealthy self-defeating behaviors. I have been happily married for over 30 years - and I can give you tools you need to resolve the conflicts that are weighing down your relationship. Replace confrontation and criticism with a healing process of mutual growth and support. Let me help you enjoy a deeper level of intimacy and a greater level of emotional satisfaction. Call to schedule a free in-office 30 minute consultation today!

Couples Counselor

Stuart Kaplowitz, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples counseling is a wonderful opportunity to truly connect. Learning new ways of bonding with our partners is much easier than you may think and I believe it is truly a must in any relationship. I don't want to force partners in but rather encourage them to see the potential that exists within your relationship. My reality over the years is that you are going to get stuck at some point. That's ok. We just need to help you through it. Individual needs cannot be sacrificed and truly do not have to be. Let's see what we can do together.

Couples Counselor

Lily Habte, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

We often hear about the value of communication in relationships. But what if one person continues to feel unheard while the other party feels helpless and nagged. Talking is only one part of communicating, listening is the other. And without the two existing together then there is likely to be a weak bond between the couple. I help my couples with effective and healthy communicating.

Couples Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Are you questioning whether to remain invested in your current relationship? Would you like to learn ways in which to strengthen your existing relationship? Learn effective ways of communicating with your partner that can help bridge the gap of misunderstandings, focus on strengths and identify tools that are already building on your commitment to one another.

Couples Counselor

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of Santa Ana, CA

Couples initiate their relationship to satisfy each member's desire to be loved, connected, respected and enjoyed. In all relationships, life's demands impede on that fun. Rekindling those good feelings, mutual enjoyment, and respect becomes our therapy work. Sometimes, communication is more hurtful than constructive. Other times, you have become strangers instead of best friends. Sexual pleasures become disappointments. Parenting becomes distracting instead of successful teamwork. Money becomes a dispute, crippling a couples pleasures and goals. With so few couples succeeding in love and compatibility, couples counseling becomes a tool to re-ignite what's missing. DrCarolFrancis.com

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If your relationship needs vital help, couples counseling Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana is an important asset in helping two people navigate through. We want to help you build your relationship and find the right path ahead. Santa Ana couples counseling from a licensed couples counselor Santa Ana, CA is ready to lend itself to your life together.

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