Marriage counseling that Heals in Fresno, CA. Restore Your Relationship.

Speak with the right marriage therapist in Fresno. Real help for issues like separation, communication, infidelity, and finances.


Affective Center For Therapy
Marriage Counselor

Affective Center For Therapy

Affective Center For Therapy

2560 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 105, Fresno, California 93711 | 559-436-0428

Changing your thinking will change your life! Our therapists rely on the Cognitive, Affective, Behavioral Therapy (CABT) approach to counseling.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Marriage Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I help couples unravel the mystery of relating & cultivate a deeply soulful relationship filled with magic, rich & dynamic connection & the treasure of intimacy that we all crave. Couples also find freedom from the toxicity of shame, blame, abuse & betrayal.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Marriage Counselor

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

A healthy marriage takes work. Therapy will reach the heart of the issues and begin the process of restoration. Let's get started.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Marriage Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

We are all made for relationship and marriage is one of the most special relationships we aspire to in our culture. I can help you work through relational challenges to improve your marriage and experience the relationship you and your partner desire!


Related Sites:
City of Fresno
California Coalition for Counselor Licensure

Therapy Fresno, CA

Laramie, Burrel, Caruthers, Clovis, Del Rey, Coarsegold

There are many different districts that are flourishing within Fresno.  Some of the lesser known ones include Huntington Boulevard, Van Ness, Kearney Boulevard, Brookhaven and Blackstone Avenue.  Huntington is in the heart of the historic district Alta Vista Tract, where there are homes that are being renovated back to their historic roots.  Huntington also boasts the country’s tallest living Christmas tree. Brookhaven has a reputation of having a lot of crime and gang activity and may be referred to as the Dog Pound to residents of Fresno.  Blackstone is the major artery going North and South in Fresno.  On the weekends, there is cruising with the cruisers driving near and around River Park.  Blackstone is also known as the divider for the majority of Fresno’s major avenues.  The second McDonald’s opened by Ray Kroc is also located in the Blackstone neighborhood and is still fully functioning. 

Fresno also has large cultural and commercial attractions.  Specifically there is the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Arte Americas, the Fall Wine Cornucopia, Forestiere Underground Gardens, and many other attractions that will intrigue even the most finicky person.  The Met has traveling exhibitions along with a science center, including a Bee Building.  The Fall Wine Cornucopia is presented by the people of San Joaquin Valley, as this is where 60% of the wine is made in California.  The Arte Americas is a Latino cultural center, which is important as about 40% of the population is Latino and having a cultural center is important. The Forestiere Underground Gardens is a subterranean garden with approximately 100 chambers, passageways, courts and patios that are dug underneath the ground.  There are also trees that are planted underground, but have holes dug at the ground’s opening.  This is quite a site to see.  Visiting Fresno, there is a lot of different activities that will leave no one uninterested in what Fresno has to offer.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Fresno

The health of children, couples, and families in the greater Fresno area is of high concern. While the city has a lower than average suicide rate,1 it is one of the least healthy counties in California.2 Low divorce rates indicate that those who are married maintain healthy relationships; however, high unemployment and poverty rates lead to depression, various mental illnesses, domestic violence, and substance abuse.

Given the large homeless and low income populations in the San Joaquin Valley, there are many organizations that work specifically with these populations in order to assist them and reunite them with their loved ones. One such organization, Poverello House, offers food, shelter, individual and group counseling, substance abuse counseling, and many other vital services to adult males who have no income, are physically able to work, and are willing to stay in the program for at least six months. Further information about the program is available by calling 559-498-6988. Those who wish to serve as a volunteer are encouraged to call the same number.3

Family Services and Assistance Programs

The Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP), located at 435 South Boyd Avenue, Fresno CA 93702, is available by calling 600-3613. This program is designed to improve the health, social, and economic well-being, and enhance the education of pregnant and parenting teens and their partners. The program is administered by the Department of Social Services in conjunction with the Economic Opportunities Commission. The program is designed for teenagers who are not eligible for Welfare to Work. Primary goals of the program are to develop an educational plan to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent, obtain health care including prenatal and postnatal care, and immunization services, access appropriate community resources for necessary services such as family planning, mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence, and assist youth in setting long-term career and academic goals. If you or someone you know would benefit from this program and fits the criteria, please contact AFLP for an intake assessment. 4


References

1. California Healthcare Foundation. (2016). California Healthcare Almanac. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/M/PDF%20MentalHealthPaintingPicture.pdf
2. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. (2016). County Health and Rankings Roadmap - California. Retrieved from http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/sites/default/files/states/CHR2012_CA.pdf
3. Poverello House. (2008). Rehabilitation Services. Retrieved from http://www.poverellohouse.org/rehab.html
4. Fresno County. (2017).Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) Retrieved from http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/DepartmentPage.aspx?id=13485

Fresno is located in Fresno County, California. It has a land area of 114.38 square miles and a water area of 0.28 square miles.  The population of Fresno is 520,052 people with 161,914 households and a median annual income of $41,531. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Fresno, CA

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Fresno is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Fresno are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Fresno public health department.