Great Couples Counseling in El Cerrito, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Couples Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Peter Bernhardt, MFT
Couples Counselor

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 94706 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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.

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I focus my practice on supporting families (or key individuals within the family) facing issues related to separation, divorce, co-parenting and mixed/blended families. I work with couples who are going through the processes of separation and divorce, supporting them with being able to co-parent successfully. I can also work with parents as they re-partner, creating new blended/mixed families.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

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

Todd Harvey, MFT
Couples Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). Using EFT, I FOCUS ON SHIFTING THE CULTURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP from its current negative painful cycles into being a safe place for both of you.

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Each couple has a unique dynamic. I work hard to ensure that both individuals in the couple are heard and understood so that the couple feels safe to work on their communication goals and meet their intimacy needs. Relationships change as life circumstances change - new couples, couples considering marriage, addition of children to the dynamic, individual job challenges, death of parents, financial difficulties all impact the health of the couple. Come discuss the issues and improve the relationship bond.

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94510 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

As a relationship therapist with over 30 years experience, I work exclusively with couples and adults, using proven methods for developing better communication skills and deeper understanding of repetitive emotional patterns. By improving teamwork you can learn to resolve your differences more quickly and reach lasting solutions more effectively. The goal: to enrich your relationship with more generosity, forgiveness, playfulness, and open-hearted sharing throughout your life together. Please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com to learn more.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Are you dating and having problems in communication and other areas? Getting counseling while you are in the dating phase can prevent you from developing unhealthy habits that keep you from moving to the next level in your relationship. Couples Counseling can help you learn those skills needed to enhance your relationship.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Couples Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 94610 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

All couples face challenges in a relationship. What makes some relationships last and others that don't is a combination of communication skills and commitment to making the marriage work. Many marriages test people to their limit, but that doesn't mean it's a bad marriage. If you are able to hang in there and work with a trusted professional, you can expand and grow into a more loving and nurturing person.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Couples Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I focus on authenticity in my practice, and for me this is especially helpful when it comes to couples work. That most problems in relationships come from people being afraid to fully reveal themselves to their partners, for fear they won't be fully accepted and loved. And that by working on open and honest communication tools, and how to really share the depth of their beings with each other, we can create relationships of real intimacy that are healthy and nourishing.

Zak Forrest, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 94102 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Issues that can be worked on in couples counseling often stem from conscious and unconscious assumptions and expectations that each person has about the other. The individual sees the other through the lens of their upbringing and relationship history. I help couples unpack the complex and often tangled web of how each person is understood and misunderstood in the eyes of the other. In doing so, each partner can have a deeper understanding of themselves and their partner, generating compassion, clearer communication, and emotional space from pressing issues.

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP
Couples Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I provide couples counseling which can be beneficial whether you are married or in a long term partnership. Therapy can be helpful for all couples to open up communication, gain mutual understanding and have a safe place to be vulnerable. Engaging in couples therapy can valuable whether there is a specific issue needing focus or just the desire to gain better communication. I look forward to supporting through with this process.

Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 94618 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Romantic relationships can be one of the most important aspects of our lives. When our relationship is going well, we feel great. But when there is constant conflict, disagreements, and disconnection, we feel awful, and our work, health, and sleep suffers. Therapy can help couples understand the negative patterns that keep showing up in the relationship, and take steps to do different actions that work for both people in the relationship. Couples counseling helps you understand yourself, and your partner, so you can create a safe, loving, and connected relationship where both partners feel valued and cared for. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation today.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Couples Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I specialize in working with couples struggling with a wide range of issues. From problems with communication and feeling connected, to parenting, affair recovery and just learning not to take the relationship for granted anymore, therapy can make a big difference. Like any other living thing, a partnership is a dynamic, growing thing that needs attention and to be nurtured and cared for. Couples therapy is an effective way to learn how to identify and express your own needs at the same time hearing, understanding, and meeting your partners needs. I have helped many couples overcome seemingly impossible challenges and go on to build happy, healthy, more satisfying relationships that last!

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Couples Counselor

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 94010 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Couples typically do not seek counseling until there is a major break down in their relationship and hope to find a counselor to "fix" their problems. Resolving your issues is not my goal as a counselor--my goal is to help you and your partner learn and develop new ways to communicate which will allow you two to resolve your own issues together as a couple, both during and after therapy. I aim to help you and your partner develop long-term skills which you can use for years to come.

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94123 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I will work with you at whatever stage you are in as a couple. You will develop better communication skills. I will help you both get to a place of repair and mutual understanding. We will look at what supports forgiveness and healing. You will become stronger and more connected as a couple. I will help educate you as to what contributes to a healthy relationship. I will coach and guide you as you take risks and try new ways of communicating.

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

W. Michael Hart, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 94123 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

So much of what makes a couple successful comes from careful listening and clearly communicating wants, needs and experience. It is easy to fall into the trap of making incorrect assumptions, letting misunderstandings fester and forgetting what you loved about your partner in the first place! The benefit of working with me is that I can provide the safe space to explore and fix how you might be organizing around each other in a way that results in frustration, confusion and anger. We can work with each other and get back on track!

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.
Couples Counselor

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94618 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

Couples therapy can be intimidating to start. There's a lot of anxiety that comes up for people about things getting even worse or one person being labeled as the problem or, worse yet, that it will lead to breaking up. But I have treated a great many couples over 25 years and that is almost never what happens. Although, yes, the process is sometimes very painful, I never "take sides" and blame one person in the couple and usually the couple feels better after the session. I have seen people come in with problems that made them feel like enemies and after therapy they feel like friends and lovers again. Do call for couples therapy now and don't let the problems keep on getting worse.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

My work focuses on a combination of skills training in how happy couples talk and argue, and the creation of safety and opportunities to create "heart-to-heart" conversations to restore and revitalize intimacy in your relationship. It is these two approaches that are supported convincingly by a large body of research, and it requires a therapist who acts as coach and referee. I don't let couples fight their same old fights in my office - the whole point is to get past the same old arguments and have the deeper and more useful conversations that have been sidetracked.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

If you are having difficulties as a couple, psychotherapy can help you: (1) Understand one another better (2) Identify more satisfying, fulfilling and compassionate ways of relating (3) Understand the correlation between your early family lives and the ways you view or experience your partnership or marriage (4) Learn to community more from your heart (5) Develop a more collaborative approach to conflicts (6) Acknowledge and draw upon your strengths (7) Become more intimate (8) Cope with life's hardships and challenges IF YOU THINK PSYCHOTHERAPY CAN HELP, PLEASE CALL ME: Rawna Cheri Romero, LMFT 415-533-9724

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94704 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I approach couples counseling from a collaborative stance that offers tangible results from the first session. My work empowers couples in distress to deeply understand and overcome the painful cycles of interaction between partners, as well as to address and heal these cycles' root causes. From there I help couples nurture and develop ever greater degrees of trust, intimacy and love between each other. I am passionate about my work with couples and believe deeply in the healing power of effective therapy.

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT & Hypnotist
Couples Counselor

Cynthia Cunningham, MFT & Hypnotist

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Hypnotist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you pulling your love apart? I can help you put it back together. There are 7 habits that pull love apart: Blaming, Nagging, Complaining, Bribing, Threatening, Punishing, Criticizing. If you or your partner engages in any of these behaviors, I can help you to stop doing them using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Therapy. I can help you to start putting your love back together by engaging in relationship enhancing behaviors: Supporting, Trusting, Encouraging, Respecting, Accepting, Listening, Negotiating differences. Knowing what not to do is not enough. Knowing HOW not to do it is key. I can teach you how. Text 818 575-9049 today to arrange a FREE 20 MINUTE SESSION

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.

Rae Mountz, MA
Couples Counselor

Rae Mountz, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94602 - Nearby to El Cerrito.

I specialize is working with couples of all relationship configurations (poly, monogamous, queer, hetero, etc.) and multi-heritage and mixed race couples. I hold our relationship, the unconscious dynamics between members of the couple, and the couples--experiences, identities, struggles, successes and strengths--in the context of each persons social-culutral-familiar locations in society. I want to better understand what each person is needing to express feel and work through, in order for healing to take place between you and your partner(s).

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.



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El Cerrito is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 3.65 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of El Cerrito is 24,954 people with 9,981 households and a median annual income of $88,737. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for El Cerrito, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in El Cerrito for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local El Cerrito public health department.