Great Couples Counseling in Half Moon Bay, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Couples Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I specialize in Couples Work and Marriage Counseling. I'm trained by the Couples Institute of Menlo Park, as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottmann Method. Having been married myself for 25 years - and worked through my share of challenges in relationship - I have a good understanding for what it takes to heal, trust, and build intimacy with someone. Most of our communication as a couple is in fact asking the question "are you there for me?". In couples counseling we will explore that basic premise and understand how to make our partners feel it, as well as how we can each motivate our partner to WANT to make us feel that way.

Couples Counselor

Philippe Nicolay, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I thoroughly enjoy aiding couples in their ability to communicate with one another so they can fully enjoy the potential of their marriage/relationship. Facilitating deeper understanding in your personal feelings and workings and those of your partner, enable you as a couple to grow closer & stronger. It builds capacity to face adversity, for example past trauma.

Couples Counselor

Zak Forrest, Zachary Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Couples Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Couples Counselor

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Jonathan Herrick, LCSW and his wife Barbara Carroll, MA work together and are both passionate about helping couples work through the struggles that we have worked through to be able to enjoy a deeply rich relationship. Having counseled many hundreds of couples we have a wide range of skills. We are highly pragmatic and pro-active, and adjust our approach to match the particular couple. We help couples improve communication, improve intimacy, reduce conflict, handle an affair, adjust to raising children and enrich their relationship, To learn about our work, visit embraceCouples.com and read my book The Heart of Relationship

Couples Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Many of the couples I see come to me for the following reasons: they have become more like roommates rather than a romantic couple, inability to trust one another, jealousy in the relationship, unfulfilling sexual or emotional intimacy, intense yelling and arguing, general dissatisfaction, an episode of infidelity, navigating divorce or separation. It can feel both hopeful and scary for couples to explore these issues in their relationship. Our work will explore why your relationship is exhibiting its pattern, give you tips and strategies to abate and extinguish unhealthy cycles, and achieve and maintain the relationship you want.

Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Couples Counselor

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

We don't always have examples of how to have a successful or healthy relationship, and sometimes find ourselves without the tools to navigate challenges within our own relationships. In working with me you can expect to build tools for truly and actively listening to your partner while also learning how to provide your partner with the same support. These tools can be safely mastered in my office, and then taken with you for continued use in your relationship.

Couples Counselor

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Most couples come to therapy because they find it hard to communicate with each other. They want to resolve endless fights and avoid getting caught in fruitless arguments. When feelings are raw it can be so hard to feel close and end the negative cycle of blame and defensive withdrawal. In couple therapy, I help you feel safe to express yourself. You and your partner will learn to listen to each other with compassion and grow a shared understanding of what makes your relationship work. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach proven by extensive research to strengthen the emotional bond that is the heart of every relationship.

Couples Counselor

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I have been working with couples for 15 years and I use a combination of different styles when working with couples. I am informed by the work of John Gottman (Gottman Technique) and also by Emotionally Focused Therapy. I help clients learn communication techniques and lower their incidents of fighting. I help clients get to the source of their marital dissatisfaction or relationship struggles. I also enjoy working with clients who identify as LGBTQ and clients who are in poly relationships.

Couples Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I view relationship as a vehicle to support greater deepening and healing. It is in relationship that we see our deepest vulnerability, insecurity and unprocessed wounding. Where do we get more triggered than in our primary relationship? I believe that sharing the attitude of using the relationship as a vehicle to heal, allows couples to get on the same page as they work through their issues. It becomes less about who will win this argument and more about how the couple can support each other in healing. Together we can explore relationship dynamics and work toward creating a supportive environment for growth, transformation and healing.

Couples Counselor

Erika Shershun, MA, MFT

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

A sense of belonging happens when we feel truly seen by one who loves us, yet it is in the safety of belonging that much of our wounding begins to emerge. Patterns of relating created by attachment, separation, and loss formed during childhood form the foundation of self perception on physical, emotional, and psychological levels, significantly influencing and impacting our adult relationships. It is through these most intimate relationships that we find the greatest opportunity to heal our attachment wounds. Together we can identify, explore, and bring relief to the cycles of triggering that you and your partner(s) get caught in, creating a greater sense of connection and intimacy.



You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Half Moon Bay, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists for couples in Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay and renew your relationship.

Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 6.42 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Half Moon Bay is 12,657 people with 4,585 households and a median annual income of $103,255. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Half Moon Bay, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Half Moon Bay 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