Couples therapists in La Jolla CA, California.


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Couples Counselor

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

3211 Holiday Court, #201 (Off I-5, Near UTC/UCSD), La Jolla, CA

I've been a licensed Psychologist for 30 years, been married for 30 years, and know both professionally and personally what it really takes to make a relationship succeed. I've worked with hundreds of couples to help them have happier, more satisfying relationships, turning tug-of-wars into teams that pull together. I'm practical, straight-forward and results-oriented. It may not be easy to be happy as a couple, but it's definitely possible. Let's work on it together, so your tomorrow will be happier than today..

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

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

Couples Counselor

Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

The origin of the word "couple" comes from the idea of two things being "fastened" together or paired. In couples therapy, I take this origin into account when counseling because a couple has two people with their own thoughts, beliefs, and needs that are somehow trying to come together and function as one. I have found communication, trust, and respect to be three really important factors in a successful relationship, thus these are the areas I focus on in my practice. It is possible for two to become one - sometimes a little help from an outside professional is needed; especially after the loss of a child. Allow me to walk this journey toward healing with you.

Couples Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Couples therapy involves working with partners who are in a committed relationship. Individuals attend couples therapy to learn how to work through their differences, communicate better, problem-solve challenges in the relationship, work through parenting differences, improve their intimacy or their overall satisfaction with the relationship. Couples therapy involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses in the relationship, formulating goals and working diligently toward attaining those goals to establish and maintain healthy, loving and exciting romantic relationships.

Couples Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Among human relationships, marriage can be a source of great joy and connection. Often over time, negative cycles and patterns of interaction can develop that create pain and disconnection in the relationship. Adult love relationships are about creating secure attachment and a connection that allows each partner to feel emotionally safe. Through the counseling process, I assist couples in identifying and overcoming negative cycles, healing from past hurts, and reconnecting emotionally. I also work with couples looking for healing from infidelity. Even very distressed couples can reconnect and restore trust and emotional security. I also provide pre-marital and enrichment counseling.

Couples Counselor

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Long lasting relationships that are based on mutual love and respect do not develop automatically even though the couple may have initially come together based on a strong and intense romantic bond. Rather, long term relationship success requires that each partner develop enhanced communication skills that permit conflict resolution and cooperation in dealing with the inevitable stresses that couples have to face over the course of their relationship. In addition, each partner must be able to recognize his/her part in initiating and/or perpetuating conflict in the relationship.

Couples Counselor

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

I have a passion (pun intended) for working with couples. Dating couples trying to see if they are a good fit. Engaged couples looking for tools to start their marriage right. Married couples who feel like they are living as roommates. Couples who have lost that "loving feeling" and long to get it back. No matter what the category, all couples have one thing in common. A desire for connection, love, and communication. It is my to desire to help you achieve it.

Couples Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Humans experience the world through relationships with others. We are made to connect! When connections with our significant others are fractured, it can impact our mood, our health, our work and family relationships. We fear being abandoned, alone, and a disappointment to those important to us. Emotionally Focused Therapy can help us to reconnect, feel cared for, and to feel loved and valued again by our partners. You do not need to remain stuck in repetitive cycles of isolation and pain. Whatever your partnership arrangement, you are welcome. Things can change for the better! Maybe you are a couple on the brink of divorce. Discernment counseling can help get clarity on the path to take.

Couples Counselor

Patricia Kelly Michals, LCSW, MFT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Loving relationships are one of the great joys of life. I like to think of couples counseling as a three ring circus. Each person has their own ring of loving psychology, history, personality and attachment style. The third ring is the relationship itself. So we have all three rings operating simultaneously. What's important is discovering how and where these aspects work well together and where they clash. Every couple is brought together for many reasons...conscious and unconscious, and each can be a source of growth and expansion if understood correctly. Love relationships are meant to widen our personal and world view, creating harmony and happiness in ourselves and others.

Couples Counselor

Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Whether you are seeking assistance in your relationship with your sister, brother, mother, father, spouse or child, I can help any couple to more effectively communicate with one another, express and get needs met, and support one another in a collaborative, loving way. Everyone wants to be known, but at the same time fears being known. Therapy can build trust and help you work together to resolve issues and create a deeper bond through better communication.

Couples Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

I am an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) which is the most empirically validated and proven couples therapy to date - helping couples go from distress to a more secure, lasting love, which after a 2 year follow-up, couples report a happier and more fulfilling relationship. I help couples understand their painful disconnection that creates distance and frustration, learn to be more clear in their communication and needs, helping couples begin to heal and repair rifts to bring about a deeper felt sense of security within their relationship. I desire couples to experience with one another that they matter, that they are cared for, they are unconditionally loved by their partner.

Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

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.

Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of La Jolla, CA

Effective couples therapy can be done with only one person of the couple in the therapy room. Many individuals in relationships have issues they are not ready to discuss in front of their partner for various reasons. They want to work with a therapist to truly understand their thoughts, feelings and dilemmas with regard to their relationship in a private, supportive setting. As a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, I have helped many couples in this treatment format. How it works is that couples are in a relationship dynamic. When one person shifts perspective and gains new tools, the relationship dynamic changes. I can help you. Call today.


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