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

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


Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, California 95120 | 408-975-2982

Couples counseling is helpful when two individuals want to deepen their connection (even when things in their relationship are "fine") as well as to help resolve conflicts that have not been addressed or have not been successfully addressed in the past. Top concerns usally involve money, parenting, sex, and in-laws. Improving general communication and one's ability to manage their feelings help to resolve the issues above with love, respect, and efficiency.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Why do we seem to have the same arguments over and over again? How do I know if we are really supposed to be together? Are there things we could be doing to better support each other, to help each other grow and be our best selves? If we really love each other, why do we so often hurt each other? How do I know if this is real love, anyway? Relationships are hard. Even more than desire, they require effort and understanding to make them work. Often, even if two people really love each other, one or both may need help to maintain the right effort or understanding to keep the balance necessary for long-term success. Having outside, objective support can make all the difference.

Blythe Thomas, AMFT
Couples Counselor

Blythe Thomas, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Suite 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | (408) 256-3606

Are you wanting connection with your partner? Is your relationship feeling empty, stuck, disconnected? Are you feeling alone even when you are together? Let’s talk about what is happening, and see how we can work towards harmony. Let’s find out where the disconnect is, and work towards compassion and connection again. Do you find that you keep repeating the same patterns of dysfunction in your romantic relationships? I can help you figure out the reasons behind that and get to a healthier place!

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

15814 Winchester Blvd. Suite 105, Los Gatos , California 95030 | 4083573164

Gaining the support of a trained therapist when you desire to improve your relationship with someone can be incredibly valuable. It can often feel like you are stuck in patterns of how you are responding to the other person, maybe you even notice how hard it can be to be honest and vulnerable with other person, despite desiring increased connection. I am trained in couples therapy and use a variety of approaches to support a couple in improving their relationship, depending on the needs of the couple. I am skilled in the Gottman approach and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples), and I also use IFS (Internal Family Systems). Call to discuss how I can support your relationship growth.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Couples Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Santa Rosa, California 95401 | 510-335-5222

FREE 30 zoom call - text/call 510-335-5222. Couples therapy lights me up! Not feeling heard, understood, valued or supported? Toxic conflict? Withdrawing? Longing for help? Utilizing research-backed EFT & powerful tools from PACT, NVC, & IFS, I help couples create a secure bond & safe haven with each other. You'll learn to trust, support, hear & "be there" for each other. Discover your attachment styles & learn about the brain & nervous system, survival parts and trauma that may be damaging your relationship. Develop self-awareness, accountabiity & WE instead of just ME mentality. Turn towards each other instead of away with authenticity, compassion, attunement & understanding.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

San Jose , California 95113 | 619-771-1797

Couples struggling with repeated conflict, emotional injuries, and feelings of loneliness will find solace and rejuvenation in the therapy process. My approach to couples counseling is centered on healing attachment wounds and fostering a deeper connection between partners. By creating a compassionate and non-judgmental space, I guide couples in uncovering the underlying emotions that have led to the disconnection. Together, we will work to develop effective communication skills, rebuild trust, and cultivate empathy. You will experience relief from past hurts and discover new pathways to improved relational functioning, leading to a more satisfying and harmonious partnership.

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP
Couples Counselor

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW, CCTP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I see clients in relationships of all kinds. If you are in a poly relationship, you practice non-monogamy, or if you are in a traditional marriage, you are in the right place. I offer a non-judgmental space where we work as a team to improve communication, develop connection, develop understanding, and have real tools to use in bettering your relationship. I am more than a mediator, I help each person communicate their true thoughts and true needs without conflict. Do you have intimacy issues and need sex therapy? I provide that service as well. Sex is part of every relationship and should always be a priority. Physical intimacy is vital and I can help with improvements that stick over time.

John Kane, LMFT
Couples Counselor

John Kane, LMFT

Licensed 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. I specialize in working with affairs and broken trust, abgtneuro-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

Brian Jones, AMFT
Couples Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Discover how you can go from rejected to connected! Did you know the reactivity you experience is not your fault? (This is one of the main things that causes fights and arguments. It's when you feel out of control, & it leads to doing or saying things you regret, impulsivity, & leads to hurt & separation). I show couples how they can reduce the personal & relational reactivity they experience & increase feeling peaceful, calm, understood, validated, safe, accepted, & connected. I help couples discover their attachment strategies (how we feel safe & get our needs met). This is necessary in order to create lasting improvement, safety, trust, understanding, & connection, in your relationship.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Campbell, California 95008 | 408 596-4810

If you are a couple, whether married or not, it is important to keep your relationship happy and healthy. I have experience with many different couples, and if it is one thing that I have learned, it is that each couple is 'unique'. I listen to my couple clients very carefully, so that I can get an idea who they are and what they want before making any treatment decisions. Clients are the expert on their lives; I am the expert on relationships. Together we make therapy work.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Couples Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, California 95032 | 408-874-6299

A healthy couple’s relationship emerges from a process of reflection and inquiry. It requires both people to speak from the heart about what really matters to each. If you find yourself in a difficult cycle of hurtful interactions, I can help you get to this heart-full and constructive place. It is very useful to slow things down in a session, discovering the moments in interaction, verbal or non-verbal, that trigger an automatic reaction in the other. I may find a key phrase or a movement that we will re-enact in mindfulness to study the effect on each partner. Bringing awareness to these often unconscious triggers and responses helps you get to what is needed for yourself and the other.

Erica Valdivia, M.A AMFT
Couples Counselor

Erica Valdivia, M.A AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I provide couples counseling, marriage counseling, pre-marital and blended family couples counseling. I use Gottman principals and emotional focused therapy approaches in helping you build stronger connections, foster effective communication, and overall create lives built and aligned together. For those that would like Christian couples counseling we will integrate biblical principals alongside therapeutic interventions.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, California 95111 | 1-877-606-6161

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

Inga Knudson, AMFT
Couples Counselor

Inga Knudson, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Ste 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | 669-240-3419

In her book, Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel says, "Tell me how you were loved and I will tell you how you make love." It is a provacative statement which will make some uncomfortable and yet I believe it. Our earliest relationships form the template for how we will step into our adult relationships. What we learned about our needs, wants, joy, gender, identity, sexuality, pleasure all stem from this early experience. Often what we learned then is not how we now want to participate in relationships.


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

San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 177.51 square miles and a water area of 3.01 square miles.  The population of San Jose is 1.03 million people with 314,297 households and a median annual income of $84,647. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Jose, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Jose 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Jose public health department.