Great Couples Counseling in La Jolla, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Couples Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to La Jolla.

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.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Couples Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Jolla.

Among human relationships, marriage can be a source of great joy and connection. Often over time, negative cycles and patterns of interaction can develop that create pain and disconnection in the relationship. Adult love relationships are about creating secure attachment and a connection that allows each partner to feel emotionally safe. Through the counseling process, I assist couples in identifying and overcoming negative cycles, healing from past hurts, and reconnecting emotionally. I also work with couples looking for healing from infidelity. Even very distressed couples can reconnect and restore trust and emotional security. I also provide pre-marital and enrichment counseling.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to La Jolla.

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.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Couples Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to La Jolla.

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!

Jill Silverman, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Jill Silverman, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Jolla.

I specialize in couples, marriage and relationship counseling as well as issues related to infidelity. Most couples find it helpful to begin by coming in for their own individual session first and then coming in as a couple after that. In hearing each person's complete perspective, I am able to gain a better understanding of where you are coming from so that I may facilitate communication. Its normal to be able to talk a little bit more in depth when you are alone, so I gain much more information about how I can help. Couples are often relieved to hear that they can begin counseling this way.

Relate Therapy Center, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Relate Therapy Center, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92116 - Nearby to La Jolla.

At Relate Therapy Center, we specialize in working with couples and offering a number of options for couples therapy. We offer premarital therapy to help couples strengthen their relationship prior to walking down the aisle. We offer weekly couples therapy to help couples repair or restore their relationship. We also offer intensive couples therapy which involves meeting for multiple sessions over a short period (week or weekend), which is particularly helpful for couples who are dealing facing a crisis and need urgent professional help.

Dennis Harris, MFT
Couples Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to La Jolla.

Most partners in relationships wish their mate would hurt them less and help them more. My role is to coach couples to do just that. Whether recovering from an affair, overcoming domestic violence or just learning to stop squabbling and get along there is a short but essential list of attitudes and skills necessary to build and maintain a healthy and enjoyable relationship. There is very little in life that prepares us for being in a marriage but we can learn what it takes with some work and guidance.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to La Jolla.

If you are feeling like you’ve lost hope for your relationship, part of my job is to hold the hope for you. I passionately believe that there are very few problems that can’t be resolved when both partners are willing to work on the relationship. Even when you feel there is no way that you could regain what you once had, couples counseling can help you find something new and maybe even better. I practice Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I welcome the opportunity to help you both build a stronger relationship. In addition to regular weekly sessions, I offer special 3-hour sessions to help “jump-start” the healing.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Couples Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to La Jolla.

My approach to couples and marital therapy includes several components which are: relationship enhancement skills, communication and conflict resolution strategies, increased awareness of relationship needs and empathy development. It has been my expericence that when couples are committed to improving their relationship and apply the tools taught in therapy, they find that communication improves significantly and appear more motivated to meet the needs of their partner. As each person committs to meeting the needs of their partner it tends to generate good feelings and respectful behavior bewteen the partners, which can result in greater relatinship satisfaction.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92067 - Nearby to La Jolla.

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. As a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, I have helped many couples in this treatment format. How it works is that couples are in a relationship dynamic. When one person shifts perspective and gains new tools, the relationship dynamic changes. I can help you. Call today.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Couples Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Jolla.

Our committed relationship or marriage is often the greatest trigger of stress and anxiety. This is because our very identities (our experience of ourselves) is threatened. This may be caused by a) unresolved issues from our family of origin, b) unresolved disagreements in lifestyle or child rearing, c) conflicts over sex, romance, and intimacy, or d) sometimes just the management of everyday stressors. The sad result is a "disconnect" between partners, and resulting loneliness. Working in collaboration, we will finding the cause, and build a strategy to reconnect you and your partner. Yes, you can recapture the love, attraction, and joy you deserve together. Let's get to work!

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT
Couples Counselor

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92081 - Nearby to La Jolla.

If you do not like the relationship that you have with your significant other, and you would like it to be different, that desire alone will not change your relationship. That change begins with the intention to change it and then following through with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. One person can change the dynamics in the relationship. I can help you to clarify what needs to change and support you in following through with your intentions to improve your intimate relationship.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Couples Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to La Jolla.

I am an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) which is the most empirically validated and proven couples therapy to date - helping couples go from distress to a more secure, lasting love, which after a 2 year follow-up, couples report a happier and more fulfilling relationship. I help couples understand their painful disconnection that creates distance and frustration, learn to be more clear in their communication and needs, helping couples begin to heal and repair rifts to bring about a deeper felt sense of security within their relationship. I desire couples to experience with one another that they matter, that they are cared for, they are unconditionally loved by their partner.



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

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

La Jolla is located in San Diego County, California.