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

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


Scott Wood, M.A.
Couples Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT
Couples Counselor

Thomas Schmierer, Catholic Therapist, Licensed MFT

Healing and Peace Catholic Therapy Services

In 92008 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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!

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT
Couples Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Couples Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Oceanside.

Couples therapy involves working with partners who are in a committed relationship. Individuals attend couples therapy to learn how to work through their differences, communicate better, problem-solve challenges in the relationship, work through parenting differences, improve their intimacy or their overall satisfaction with the relationship. Couples therapy involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses in the relationship, formulating goals and working diligently toward attaining those goals to establish and maintain healthy, loving and exciting romantic relationships.

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92008 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92672 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T
Couples Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92008 - Nearby to Oceanside.

Looking for a Christian therapist that can help you to work through relational struggles with your spouse or partner? I am trained in Emotionally focused therapy which helps couples to work thorough emotional distance and helps them to develop safety and connection in their relationship. I will help you to learn about the negative dance you get into as a couple and how to stop the cycle of distance or conflict.

Jill Silverman, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Jill Silverman, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 92130 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Couples Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92672 - Nearby to Oceanside.

Many couples present in distress with a strong desire to enhance their relationships. I like to work with communication styles as well as explore some old patterns of relating that may have their history in early childhood experiences with their own families. Being able to identify these old patterns of relating to a significant other can help couples to understand why they bring these old patterns into their current relationship. After these patterns are identified, new ways of relating and communicating are explored and practiced. Listening skills and acceptance are important areas of exploration throughout therapy as well. Couples find new & satisfying ways of relating with each other.

Deborah Moyer, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92127 - Nearby to Oceanside.

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.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Couples Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92672 - Nearby to Oceanside.

Couples and Marriage Counselor and Psychoanalyst Laura Adams PsyD MFT has private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach CA. Dr. Adams has extensive experience working with couples in the areas of infidelity, affairs, trust, commitment, communications, raising kids, and blended families. Dr. Adams can be contacted at (949) 244-1992 or www.SouthOCTherapist.com

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

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 Oceanside.

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.



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

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

Oceanside is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 41.25 square miles and a water area of 0.92 square miles.  The population of Oceanside is 175,691 people with 60,493 households and a median annual income of $57,703. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Oceanside, CA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Oceanside is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Oceanside therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Oceanside public health department.