Deborah Cohen, MFT, MPH,CHT
Marriage and Family Therapist
621 Fourth St, Suite 5, Davis, 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.
Daryl Temkin, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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.
Patricia Temple, LMFT
Patricia Temple MS
1550 Harbor Boulevard Suite 210, West Sacramento, CA
In Couples therapy I have completed Level Three Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I use Gottman Method in therapy work. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research. This research shows us what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship. Also, in my practice, as needed, other therapy methods are employed as well.
Catherine Zanzi, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC # 53648
2000 L Street, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA
Strong and loving partnerships require commitment, respect, honesty, and a willingness to work as a team. I can teach you new ways to communicate with your partner that will allow you to resolve the recurring stressors in your relationship, handle disagreements with love and respect, and bring you to peaceful resolution. I also specialize in sexual issues and can help you bring a renewed and revitalized intimacy to your relationship.
Joan Fellows, M.A. MFC
Licensed Marriage, Family, Individual Therapist
1909 Capitol Ave. Suite I, Sacramento, CA
In my work with couples I focus on helping the couple create a safe and secure connection to one another. The couple will become aware of: 1. The pattern of communication between them that disrupts connection. 2. The underlying often vulnerable feelings that are not expressed. 3. What it is that triggers each person's fear, anger or hurt. 4. Learn patterns of communication that create a safe and secure connection. Conflict will always be a part of relationships. What is key to creating a nurturing safe connection with one another is how we handle these conflicts when they occur.
Christine Brady, MA,
MFT Intern supervised by Leona Kashersky Psy.D. PSY20662
2710 X Street, Sacramento, CA
Relationships can be a source of both great joy and disappointment. They are also one of our best opportunities to experience growth and healing. I can assist you in developing the practical tools and insights that can help you increase your levels of intimacy, communication and conflict resolution skills leading to a renewed sense of togetherness.
Kathleen Oravec, LMFT #51941
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
2118 P Street, Sacramento, 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.
Jozeffa Greer, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
718 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Nothing is more challenging than relationships. And nothing means more to you. All of us are hard-wired to be in relationship with others, to care for others and to be cared for. But then what do you do when differences lead to conflicts that turn into never-ending battles, fighting the same fight over and over without resolution? Or when the agreement to disagree only leads to resentments that are never addressed at all? I would like to help you remember your strengths that brought you together in the first place, feel relief as you share what is important to you, and appreciate each other's differences, perhaps an initial attraction, and which can ultimately be a strength.
Joe Borders, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1722 Professional Dr, Sacramento, 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.
Michael Thaden, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 190, Sacramento, 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.