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

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


Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-391-3505

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.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Using a combination of Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, I will help you and your partner identify your problem areas and negative cycles that keep you stuck and support your relationship moving back into a pattern of ease and intimacy. We will support increased core emotion expression, identification of each individual's needs, breaking down old negative habits, and reconstructing new habits that will keep your connection strong for the long term. Let's discuss your needs today in a free consultation.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Couples Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

222 W. Main St., Ste. 203, Tustin, California 92780 | 949-375-2235

I work with couples to help them deal with and process the challenges of intimate relationships. I help to facilitate greater communication, understanding, and mutual respect. By opening channels of greater understanding within the context of the clinical hour, couples are encouraged to take what they learn in session, irrespective of what the specific relational concerns are. Sometimes this can encourage a new way of being together and sometimes this can mean having a greater awareness of one another as individual people.

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625
Couples Counselor

Tammy Hyland, LMFT92625

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4010 Barranca Pkwy, Ste 252, Irvine, California 92604 | 949-750-4777

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.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Couples Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 714-751-0888

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.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4000 Barranca Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, California 92604 | (562) 477-2530

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!

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!

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family
Couples Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Couples Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Loving, successful relationships need to be carefully and skillfully nurtured in the following five areas: Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, Sexual, Financial. Couples who are ready to do ongoing work on their relationships are richly rewarded with a loving, meaningful and joyful life together. Committed relationships that have the possibility of morphing into long term relationships benefit greatly by being guided by the Gottman research on relationships as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).


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

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

Irvine is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 65.58 square miles and a water area of 0.34 square miles.  The population of Irvine is 256,927 people with 87,235 households and a median annual income of $92,278. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Irvine, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Irvine 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 Irvine public health department.