Couples therapists in El Toro, California.


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Couples Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

In my Couples Counseling work I help partners build on the strengths of their relationship while we work together to create new skills for communicating and solving problems. My approach is collaborative and I teach each partner to learn how to listen and hear what the other is expressing and needing as well as ways to be heard and understood better. I provide a safe place where difficult problems can be discussed and solutions explored and practiced so that couples can better resolve ongoing problems.

Couples Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Choosing a partner and maintaining a relationship with that person is one of the most difficult and challenging tasks in our life. I see many couples who long for a more loving and satisfying relationship with their mate, but are unable for a variety of reasons to establish and/or maintain one. If you can communicate, you can bear almost anything! Couple's counseling can help both of you create a new and more satisfying way of being with each other. I coach you in how to create safety in talking about your experience and teach you to express your deepest thoughts and feelings, which ultimately creates a richer and more intimate relationship for you both.

Couples Counselor

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Tired of fighting? Wondering how to get back to how things used to be? There is hope! Counseling may give your relationship a second chance and let you work through tough issues in a safe environment. Sometimes couples have really hurt each other, so it can be beneficial to have a neutral person to work through the pain and help promote healing within your relationship. Many couples have communication problems, so I will teach you healthy ways to resolve conflict, how to really listen to your partner and understand each other's perspective, and how to communicate your feelings appropriately. I am committed to helping couples get their relationship back on track

Couples Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I work from an emotionally focused attachment theory (EFT) when working with couples in Mission Viejo, CA. Research shows that humans are hardwired for a strong emotional bond. When a couple has relationship problems they experience an emotional disconnection with their partner at key moments. This leads to emotional reactions involving anger and criticism. I will work with you as a couple to help overcome those negative cycles and to re-establish your connection and strengthen your emotional bond. Through the exploration of emotions, reactions, inter-relations, and behaviors, you will be able to identify your pattern in relationship.

Couples Counselor

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Whether early in a relationship or at the multiple decades mark, every couple will face challenges, some more devastating than others. After thirty plus years of marriage, I understand the temptations, challenge, and pitfalls that can create problems for even the healthiest of relationships. This may include communication problems, feeling disconnected, loss, sexual concerns, infidelity, finances, bringing up baby and more. Through addressing past and present concerns, I help couples to better understand and to appreciate the parts they can play in building a strong relationship. I help couples improve interactions and increase effective communication. Call me at 949.370.4726 or e-mail info@south....

Couples Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Are your arguments repetitive and futile? I bring a neutral third part presence into couples that can help defuse arguments and bring love back into the relationship. I believe most couple's struggles are neither party's fault, but rather the end result of negative patterns of interaction that can be reversed with the help of a (friendly) therapist. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.

Couples Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Our intimate relationships are the place we search for the greatest meaning and are, ironicaly, the field most rich in landmines. Whatever is not worked through in us will be activated in these most important relationships. Learning your own sensitivities and your own 'buttons' as you learn those of your partner can transform your relationship from one of hostility to one of deep support and love. I have experienced this transformation firsthand many times and it is a privilege to see relationships restored and rebuilt on a healthy, solid foundation.

Couples Counselor

Colleen Young, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I am passionate about working with couples in whatever stage of relationship they find themselves. I am honored to walk alongside a couple whether they are seeking to connect or reconnect, I consider it a privilege to a part of that process. I have recieved training in Emotionally Focused Therapy(EFT) and I am excited about this approach to working with couples. EFT is backed by valid research and live testimonies of those who have recieved it. EFT has been hailed as the most effective approach to helping couples lead healthier, happier more connected lives.

Couples Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Couples and Marriage Counselor and Psychoanalyst Laura Adams PsyD MFT has private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach CA. Dr. Adams has extensive experience working with couples in the areas of infidelity, affairs, trust, commitment, communications, raising kids, and blended families. Dr. Adams can be contacted at (949) 244-1992 or www.SouthOCTherapist.com

Couples Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Couples come in all sorts of configurations, from Mommy/baby, to employer/employee, to parent/child/adoles. and of course husbands/partners/wives. Each of these couples are tremendously intimate and are often the very place we act out, feel grave disappointments and experiences some of our highest joys. This can be an optimum place of growth for both participants. It takes courage, honesty and a willingness to look inward and outward.

Couples Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Every couple has moments of disconnection, but if the gaps are getting wider between you and it seems as if you no longer have anything in common, I can help. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a proven effective short-term therapy that helps couples remember why they fell in love in the first place. As human beings, we all need of love, affection, and intimacy but sometimes the way we go about getting it can actually create more distance. Our partner only hears the anger, not seeing the anxiety underneath because we fear losing them. If you are wanting to to feel safe, happy and fulfilled again in your romantic relationship, I can help.

Couples Counselor

Hui Reccow, MA, MFTI

Registered Marriage Family Therapist intern

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

I enjoy working with couples in the areas of communication, life transition(s), intimacy, and love attachment. Each couple has a unique dynamic within them, where psychotherapy allows for deeper awareness into the individual and collective couple's relationship around wounds, pain, or possible trauma. The process offers a place and space to heal, forgive, and grow through love.

Couples Counselor

Patrice Hooke, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of El Toro, CA

Let's face it, relationships can be very difficult and confusing at times. I believe that it IS possible to have a satisfying and dynamic relationship in today's world, if we're willing to do the work. I help my clients to learn healthier ways to express themselves individually and to provide understanding and compassion for each other. I do this by teaching and practicing more effective listening and communication skills. Clients learn to focus on themselves as opposed to pointing the finger at their partner. My clients are continually excited about how these changes have transformed their once difficult relationship into a much more satisfying and fulfilling dynamic.


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