Couples therapists in Kensington CA, California.


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Couples Counselor

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Are you trapped in destructive cycles of anger and blame? Have you lost trust because of an affair? Are you avoiding your partner or feeling disengaged? Is it hard for you to have real conversations or solve problems together? I will help you untangle your painful negative cycles of communication and build new stronger connections. You can learn to have power over that cycle by learning your triggers and undoing them. You will learn about the roots of the cycle learned in early relationships. Call, text or email me to set an appointment.

Couples Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

I work with a lot of couples, and have helped them learn to relate with more empathy, effective communication and positive regard. I'll help you to better understand each other, and to manage conflict in a more productive and supportive way. Though we are by nature drawn to be in relationship, there are now well understood reasons—rooted in our neurobiology and our attachment patterns (which I'll explain)—that often make functioning in relationships difficult. In addition to helping you understand the source of these difficulties, I'll guide you in using that knowledge to create a more intimate, enriching and secure partnership, one based on the principle that you are in each other's care.

Couples Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Relationships are the most complicated, yet most rewarding things in life. They make us feel excited, happy, and high on life one minute while maintaining the ability bring us pain, frustration, and emotional distress the next. For all the beauty that comes with companionship and commitment, there are also times when you have to sacrifice things you may not want to for the sake of the relationship. Furthermore, maintaining one’s own identity while growing with another person can be a lot to manage. I help couples come to a much more meaningful understanding of how each person is showing up in the relationship so that they can make healthier choices towards a more fulfilling future together.

Couples Counselor

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

I approach couples counseling from a collaborative stance that offers tangible results from the first session. My work empowers couples in distress to deeply understand and overcome the painful cycles of interaction between partners, as well as to address and heal these cycles' root causes. From there I help couples nurture and develop ever greater degrees of trust, intimacy and love between each other. I am passionate about my work with couples and believe deeply in the healing power of effective therapy.

Couples Counselor

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

With couples I help them identify a pattern as the issues, rather than either partner as the issue. We work with the roots of the pattern. For example one partner may have a difficult time dealing with intense emotion, or even mind emotion. The other my have a difficult time regulating their emotion when they become upset, and also feels abandoned when the other withdraws to quite their nervous system. Thus they spiral downward with each amping up their ways of coping. Thus awareness of how each copes with distress is a place to focus and improve on--rather than taking things overly personally. Adopted from EFT for Couples, they come to trust and understand their needs and how to get there.

Couples Counselor

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, 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.

Couples Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). Using EFT, I FOCUS ON SHIFTING THE CULTURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP from its current negative painful cycles into being a safe place for both of you.

Couples Counselor

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Couples come together through great love but often, this love can be slowly lost in the day-to-day work of living busy lives and taking each other for granted. Then when a crisis hits a couple realizes just how far they have drifted from each other. Just think if it this way. If you had a beautiful new car but never took care of it, never changed it's oil or brought it in for a tune up, how long would that car last? Couples often neglect obvious problems in their relationships because they just don't think to look under the hood. Honest and safe communication is the first step to finding your way back to each other. I any of this rings true for you, please contact me today.

Couples Counselor

Kelly Montgomery, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

I truly enjoy working with couples. The connectivity (whether you feel it there at the time or not) and desire to share a life and join with one another is paramount. I work with all kinds of coupes, in every stage of life. Dating, pre- martial counseling, Married couples and separated. Couples can find what brought them together again and learn how to hear one another, touch each other, and grow old together. Counseling can provide you with new perspectives and positive options. Powerful strategies and tools are needed to break old patterns and change your way of life.

Couples Counselor

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Most people who are in a relationship want to feel alive, and valued. Sometimes, relationships get off track or there is a major stressor which impacts the relationship. Sometimes, the couple may not even understand where things went wrong. The number one issue I address when working with couples is communication. Couples need to understand each other in order to be together and function.

Couples Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

One of my main specialities is couples counseling. I work with couples of all varieties - not just romantic couples but any combination of two people who need help with their relationship; sisters, father and daughter, cousins, business partners. I also work with other types of couples such as gay and lesbian couples, transgender couples, polyamorous couples etc. I enjoy this work immensely and have helped many couples find more closeness, safety, compassion, ease and care for each other. About half of my clients are couples so I have a great deal of experience. No matter how old and deep the problems are in your relationship, I can help you finally move past these issues for good.

Couples Counselor

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Your relationship used to be full of love and laughter. Maybe now you're at a point of crisis where you're considering moving out & call it all off. You've been trying to work things out. Maybe you saw a therapist who didn't seem to know how to help, or you've had bad experiences with therapists in the past. Therapy does cost money, but it's far less expensive than a divorce, new living arrangement & the considerable pain & suffering of ending a relationship. You owe it to yourself & your partner to to make an appt. with me today. http://matt-lindgren-oakland-marriage-therapist.com/

Couples Counselor

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Kensington, CA

Couples therapy can be intimidating to start. There's a lot of anxiety that comes up for people about things getting even worse or one person being labeled as the problem or, worse yet, that it will lead to breaking up. But I have treated a great many couples over 25 years and that is almost never what happens. Although, yes, the process is sometimes very painful, I never "take sides" and blame one person in the couple and usually the couple feels better after the session. I have seen people come in with problems that made them feel like enemies and after therapy they feel like friends and lovers again. Do call for couples therapy now and don't let the problems keep on getting worse.


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