Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.
Josh Stern, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
501 Kearney St., El Cerrito, CA
Relationships can be beautiful and hard. You both come from different previous experiences. You both long for something from the other. You are not only figuring yourself out but doing it in real time with another. Allow me to help. I will play the role of translator, investigator, and supporter. I will not only help your communication with each other, but support that deep connection that got you in relationship in the first place to grow.