Great Couples Counseling in Valley Center, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Couples Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

What attracts us to an individual can become the seed for problems later in a relationship. Therapy can assist in identifying the emotional , thinking, and behavioral patterns that diminish the possibility of satisfaction and love in relationships. Therapy can help you to find new ways of relating that bring joy and happiness in sharing your life with another person. Skills can be learned and approaches to challenging situations modified that harmonize and balance conflicting points of contact with a loved one. Learning to relate in a way that increases your contentment in your relationships is only a few steps away. By opening your heart to the possibilities of love, you can heal injury.

Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

Rebecca Friese, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you hurt and wondering what you can do to repair your relationship? I help couples to stop negative patterns of conflict that can pull them apart. I help them to repair hurts and to become a strong, connected team. I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a well-researched, very successful form of couples therapy. If you want to transform your relationship, I would love to help you!

Couples Counselor

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

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

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

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

Gerald (Jerry) Kamp, M.S. L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

My Undergraduate degree was in Communication. My Graduate degree was in Counseling. So...I am BIG on improving communication! I will help you learn very effective ways to communicate and get more of what you want and not be controlled by others. So many times both people want the same thing! But the way males, females and different personalities think and verbalize is frequently very different! With my 20 years of experience I will show you how to argue less,be less defensive and know how to deescalate things very easily! I 'll help you have noticeably more peace and intimacy and get rid of the chaotic underlying issues . I'll also show you how to have freedom from any past issues.

Couples Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.

Couples Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Valley Center

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.



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

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

Valley Center is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 27.44 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Valley Center is 9,872 people with 3,079 households and a median annual income of $82,799. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Valley Center, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Valley Center 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