Great Couples Counseling in Van Nuys, CA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Couples Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90401 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

When you are looking for a couples therapist, you need someone who is trained in couples therapy specifically. Often therapists say they know how to help a couple, but one's training in couples therapy is typically limited to one class in their entire education! The focus of therapy is traditionally on the individual! Here at LA Therapy Network, several of our therapists have specific couples therapy training! We require all our therapists to be educated specifically in couples therapy. We are all trained in helping cuoples from a developmental perspective as well as providing practical strategies for communication and conflict resolution. GLBT families encouraged and welcome!

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Tracey Dwyer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Most relationships can be radically changed and improved with just a few simple insights. I work with couple to build closeness and trust that may have eroded over time. Time and time again, I have seen couples, through therapy, come to recapture the love, joy and appreciation they once had for each other and get closer than they ever imagined possible. Together, the three of us, will work to improve communication and bring light to unconscious patterns, beliefs and thoughts that emerged from past relationships (familial and otherwise). Through increased insight and understanding it is absolutely possible to have a relationship filled with intimacy, closeness, and increased satisfaction.

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

The two most important keys to a healthy relationship is communication & understanding how your partner wants to be loved. Clear and authentic communication is essential for a healthy relationship. A mindful partnership involves a place of understanding from where an individual is coming from. Clear boundaries and a respective responsibility of each other, as being unique is central for growth and belongingness. If a connection is fragmented, individuals cannot exist as one, than the relationship cannot be whole. Partners develop a dance around one another’s problems and develop dysfunctional patterns that are projected on the partner and world.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Couples Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

My initial work was with sexless/touchless couples, where I developed a speciality in supporting them in bringing the passion back to their relationship. This included sex of course, but also a deeper passion, a passion for life, a joie de vivre, a deep, loving connection. This is how I became known as the "Passion Doctor". My approach is to get the couple back into connection: verbally, emotionally and physically through psycho-education and exercises specifically tailored for them. My approach is not cookie-cutter or generic and combines the many disciplines I have studied and practiced including psychotherapy, somatic work, breath work and Tantric practices.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

I believe that good relationships are built on secure attachments, ones that are engaged and emotionally responsive to one another. In my experience working with couples, and research supports this idea as well, a combination of strategies that teach them to be more accepting of each other while at the same time working to change some of their assumptions and automatic behaviors are at the root of change. I see this in my private practice with partners attacking, often forgetting what brought them together in the first place; I guide them back into each other's arms, and back into a safety zone with a combination of attachment and communication techniques that have shown to be effective.

Myda Krboyan, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Myda Krboyan, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Clinical Director

In 91505 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Couples therapy can be helpful with understanding the patterns that lead to conflict, learning "how to fight" in a way that is productive, and learning how to create more positivity and intimacy in the relationship. In practice I create a safe, non-judgmental environment where couples can work developing simple strategies that will help with increasing closeness, improving communication, and creating traction towards shared goals.

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Lee Langley, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Most of my work is with couples who struggle with communication, financial, parenting, and blended family issues. My focus is on providing counseling from a biblical perspective and I've found that the extent to which couples are able to apply those principles in their marriage truly determines how well they do in therapy. Although I specialize in couples work, I also work with individual clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, and spiritual issues.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Couples Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90046 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Couples counseling is an amazing experience. Your relationship is my client and I will work closely with both of you to identify the relational dance you participate in, and how we can interrupt the negative patterns you engage in, and instead promote healthier ways of connecting and attaching. Couples therapy can be a really fun and pleasurable experience where you get to know more about your partner and also about your self. Couples therapy works in a stage process. I will be there along each step of the way helping to make sure that you guys are connecting. I will help to empower you both so that you may enhance and strengthen your most important relationship!

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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.

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.
Couples Counselor

Miriam Davis, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

I have worked with many couples over the years...married, living together, same sex or heterosexual. My initial focus is to understand the underlying dynamics and pain that each of the partners is experiencing in the relationship and what has caused the conflict, disappointment and distress they now feel. I then work to help each of them understand the needs of the other, and be able to communicate (hearing what the other means and "feels" and expressing what they need and feel) in more loving, respectful and clear ways. We work together to restore the attachment and bond that has been damaged so that they can rediscover love, intimacy, trust and respect for each other.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Couples Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Each couple has their own unique dance. When in sync, there is a rhythmic flow between and within each partner. When there is a shift in the bond due to chaos and trauma, the movement between the two becomes disrupted and derailed; there is a dis-connect and a fight to re-connect and be understood by the other. I work with the understanding that the relationship between two people who love each other is not so much a behavioral negotiation, but rather a deep relational bond, where each partner longs for safety and trust. I help couples bring a deeper understanding of the bond between them and foster a safe haven for each partner to build a secure connection with each other.

Ann O'Brien, LCSW
Couples Counselor

Ann O'Brien, LCSW

Licensed Therapist

In 90066 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Couples Counseling can yield enormous benefits to a couple's relationship. In Couples Counseling, I try to provide a safe space so that each person feels supported and encouraged to learn and grow. While Couples' Counseling sometimes involves discussing and working through conflict in a relationship, it may also include identifying life goals as a couple, rekindling love and affection, and learning new skills so that you are well-equipped to face life's joys and challenges as a united, supportive couple. Please reach out to see if your relationship could benefit from Couples' Counseling.

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Suzette Vaughan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90036 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

I enjoy working collaboratively with couples and moving towards what they want their story to be. What do they stand for as a couple? What is getting in the way of their desired story? What are their strengths? How are the outside influences such as culture and family affecting them? How can they come together based on their values? Is there healing to be done in the areas of trust, jealousy, or infidelity? Every relationship is different and I help all types of couples re-connect and move forward.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

What brought you together? What drew you to each other? What are your shared hopes, dreams and values? These are just some of the questions that I ask couples in order to help re-connect them with what they hold dear to their hearts; with what they give meaning because I believe that what we give meaning to helps us face the difficult times in relationships.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

We have been sold a bad story about love. The truth is perfect is the enemy of the good in love and even in the good there are rough patches. But that doesn't mean you can't have a joyful and romantic relationship. I can help learn to handle painful relationships more effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together to build a life together.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Living with another person can be difficult, whether you are married or considering marriage. When communication breaks down, it can be hard to understand another person's point of view. Couple counseling with a neutral professional can be very helpful. The most common issues concern finances and sex, including infidelity, sexual dysfunctions, sexual addiction, and divorce. As a psychologist, Dr. Clark works with people from all cultures and backgrounds, including alternative lifestyles.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 90077 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

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

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT
Couples Counselor

Wendy Davis, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationship which are causing you to evaluate whether you want to continue it, such as a breach of trust, infidelity, addiction, or abuse. Or maybe you feel that you and your partner are living like roommates and you are longing for a more intimate and loving connection. These are common reasons why couples seek therapy. As your therapist, I will make your partnership my number one priority, providing a fair, objective, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. A successful relationship does not hinge on who is right, but on how the couple navigates and recovers from ruptures and repairs within the relationship.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Couples Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 90025 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

All couples face challenges in a relationship. What makes some relationships last and others that don't is a combination of communication skills and commitment to making the marriage work. Many marriages test people to their limit, but that doesn't mean it's a bad marriage. If you are able to hang in there and work with a trusted professional, you can expand and grow into a more loving and nurturing person.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Couples Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

I will work with you to help you overcome whatever challenge you're facing, whether it's fighting, distance, a betrayal, or lack of trust, among other challenges. I will also help you to better communicate, including changing harmful or frustrating patterns of relating to each other. The ultimate goal that I keep in mind is to help the two of you become a more loving, cooperative, trusting, and intimate couple.

Chevvy Cheung, LCSW, PsyD.
Couples Counselor

Chevvy Cheung, LCSW, PsyD.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90293 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Intimate, committed relationships can start off beautifully where you cannot get enough of your partner. Then, before you know it-the desire and passion are gone, you hurt each other's feelings, you feel misunderstood and resentful. Often times, couples go to counseling to work on "communication" "regain desire" and to "build trust". Communication is more than just the words we use, I can help you and your partner understand each other and ensure what needs to be said-is said. The desire that you once felt can be found again. Trusting each other can happen again-I will help you and your partner regain the intimacy, connection and bond that made you commit to each other.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Married, dating, heterosexual, gay, or bisexual? I specialize in emotional intimacy, sex, addiction, and trauma, any of which can derail a relationship. You can heal your relationship or end it. I can help either way. Improve communication and handle conflicts better. Get your emotional baggage out of the way so it doesn’t hurt your relationship. Better for the couple and especially better when there are kids. Have kids and you’re divorcing? You’re still tied together. We can make that less damaging for everyone. Kids do better when their divorced parents work together for the kids’ best interest – dealing with emotions and communication better and not putting kids in the middle.

Gary Brainerd, PhD
Couples Counselor

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Relationships are the stuff of life and wise persons will attend carefully to their intimate, committed relationship. Most couples are not aware of the sources of conflict and how these sources impact their relationships. Most couples do not understand how their coping habits, learned the child and teen years, will actually interfere with success in their love relationship. Couples all need to learn new and better ways to cope with relationships pain as their old coping habits will not work -- they will end up unintentionally hurting their partner.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Couples Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate 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. While I work with all couples, I specialize in working with neuro-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!

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Couples Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Van Nuys.

Helping couples is my specialty! I feel such a passion for this because I know how great it is to be in a supportive, fulfilling, and intimate relationship. I also know how awful it can be when the relationship is not working--feeling unhappy, dissatisfied, neglected, attacked, disrespected, betrayed. I have been helping couples improve their relationship and regaining intimacy for a number of years. For some, it means decreasing the verbal fights by talking through past hurts, forgiving, and rebuilding trust. For others, it is rekindling the fire of passion and falling in love all over again. Whatever the case, I can help your relationship get to where you want it to be!



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Van Nuys is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Van Nuys is 104,000 people.