Great Couples Counseling in Carlsbad, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Carlsbad, California. Discounts available (see profiles).


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Carlsbad, California 92011 | 1-877-606-6161

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

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Couples Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Without conflict, couples do not achieve intimacy. The challenge is helping you and your partner learn how to have healthy conflict that leads to intimacy, rather than destructive conflict that destroys the relationship. While I work with all couples, I specialize in working with neuro-diverse couples. I usually start with helping you learn ground rules for being able to have safe, constructive, healthy conflict to reduce and eliminate destructive relational patterns. I also use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to help you reconnect, learn healthy communication skills, rekindle the flame that you once had, and start talking to each other again. If you are willing to work, I am here for you!

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

325 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite F2, Carlsbad, California 92008 | 760 822-0321

Humans experience the world through relationships with others. We are made to connect! When connections with our significant others are fractured, it can impact our mood, our health, our work and family relationships. We fear being abandoned, alone, and a disappointment to those important to us. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help us to reconnect, feel cared for, and to feel loved and valued again by our partners. You do not need to remain stuck in repetitive cycles of isolation and pain. Whatever your partnership arrangement, you are welcome. Things can change for the better! Maybe you are a couple on the brink of divorce. Discernment counseling can help get clarity on the path to take.

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Couples Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2558 Roosevelt Street, Suite 204, Carlsbad, California 92008 | 760-720-5320

Most couples experience conflict because they do not know how to take care of themselves, and regulate their own emotions when they are upset (angry or afraid). Many couples need to learn how to listen effectively, for meaning, not just the content of words. Many people need to learn how to communicate emotions as feelings ("I feel ...sad, angry, jealous, insecure...."), and thoughts/beliefs as thoughts, not feelings. ("I think you..."; "I believe that...your kids, mother, boss..." versus "I feel that you don't care"). Most people can uncover what they need to change, learn the new skills to replace old communication styles, and discover richer, more satisfying relationships.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Why do we seem to have the same arguments over and over again? How do I know if we are really supposed to be together? Are there things we could be doing to better support each other, to help each other grow and be our best selves? If we really love each other, why do we so often hurt each other? How do I know if this is real love, anyway? Relationships are hard. Even more than desire, they require effort and understanding to make them work. Often, even if two people really love each other, one or both may need help to maintain the right effort or understanding to keep the balance necessary for long-term success. Having outside, objective support can make all the difference.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

6120 Paseo Del Norte Ste. M-1, Carlsbad, California 92011 | 760-930-0886

Effective couples therapy can be done with only one person of the couple in the therapy room. Many individuals in relationships have issues they are not ready to discuss in front of their partner for various reasons. They want to work with a therapist to truly understand their thoughts, feelings and dilemmas with regard to their relationship in a private, supportive setting. I have helped many couples in this treatment format in my Carlsbad private practice over the past 22 years. You might be asking how does this work. In a couple, if one member shifts perspective, shifts behavior and gains new tools, the relationship dynamic will change. Call today for a free 20 min. phone consultation.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Couples Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

3088 Pio Pico Dr, Ste 203, Carlsbad, California 92008 | (760) 529-0830

He thinks it is her fault and she thinks it is his. Some couples blame, accuse, and criticize. Others live separate lives, almost as distant friends living in the same house. Sometimes someone cheats on the other or goes off alone to view pornography, leaving the unresolved conflicts of the relationship in the background. A fearful lover may either hide in some way or try to desperately control the other. If you are on the brink of splitting up, but not quite ready to totally give up, then now is the crucial time to seek help. Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, LMFT helps couples address the fears of intimacy that are keeping the relationship weak. Your relationship can be fixed!


You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Carlsbad, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists for couples in Carlsbad who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Carlsbad and renew your relationship.

Carlsbad is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 37.72 square miles and a water area of 1.38 square miles.  The population of Carlsbad is 113,453 people with 42,791 households and a median annual income of $90,597. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Carlsbad, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Carlsbad is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Carlsbad public health department.