Great Couples Counseling in San Francisco, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Couples Counselor

Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

3628 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California

Couples often come to counseling when they have difficulty talking with each other or resolving an issue. Some find that a familiar struggle or behavioral pattern “dynamic” comes up over and over again. Commonly, tensions and emotions can run high, and each person may feel some combination of distant, resentful, sad, hurt, worried, or angry. Couples counseling is a special opportunity to understand these patterns and explore new communication, behaviors, and connection. I help facilitate a more productive conversation in a safe environment and offer exercises and other resources to practice from home. I welcome and provide couples counseling to people from all backgrounds.

Couples Counselor

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

1197 Valencia, San Francisco, California

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.

Couples Counselor

San Francisco State University

Psychology Clinic Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 240, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California

The Psychology Clinic at San Francisco State University offers low-fee individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to SF State students and members of the Bay Area community. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in clinical psychology, working under the supervision of licensed clinicians.


Our individual session fees typically range from $10- to $50- per session however we do not turn anyone away who is unable to pay. We work with a range of individuals from the student population to the broader community. Child and family psychotherapy is available at no cost.

Couples Counselor

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2048 Green St, san francisco, California

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

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, California

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

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, California

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

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

423 Gough St, San Francisco, California

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

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, California

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, California

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

Couples Counselor

Amelia Katkov, MA, MFTI

MFTI

1795 Union Street at Octavia, San Francisco, California

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

Philip Kolba, MA

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.

Couples Counselor

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, California

I work with couples to set up a non-blaming environment in counseling, and to make it clear that I believe that each person's basic needs and feelings are valid, and that I intend to make equal room for each. I am not there to judge between you, and we dispense with the right/wrong model, barring actual abuse. We look at the pluses between you, and the areas of conflict. I teach non-violent communication and the appropriate setting of boundaries. We explore the unconscious assumptions you each bring from your family of origin, and the acceptance of your differences as valid. You will learn that you each have a personal dictionary, and how easy it is to misinterpret each other.



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Therapy Affordability Meter for San Francisco, CA

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Francisco 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