Couples therapists in National City CA, California.


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Couples Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

Online Therapist / Coach

FRUSTRATED ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? Stressed out about what to do next? Are you considering breakup or divorce but really want to give it a last chance? Would you like to take one more look before making any permanent decision? I can help you gain clarity, confidence in your decision making in regards to a very important matter in your life through a brief and focused counseling process.

Couples Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Daryl Temkin

Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Online Therapist / Coach

Couples may they be in a dating relationship, living together, engaged to marry, married, in business together, separating, divorcing, fighting over children, property, alimony or visitation, are often confronted with a breakdown in communication and an inability to resolve conflicts. Couple counseling aims to reveal the disconnect within a couple that often once had the ability to connect and function in harmony. Couples can quickly get off track with one another and need skilled guidance to help them learn to resolve conflicts, once again listen and communicate effectively as well as to be able to disagree without forcing the relationship to end.

Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Most partners in relationships wish their mate would hurt them less and help them more. My role is to coach couples to do just that. Whether recovering from an affair, overcoming domestic violence or just learning to stop squabbling and get along there is a short but essential list of attitudes and skills necessary to build and maintain a healthy and enjoyable relationship. There is very little in life that prepares us for being in a marriage but we can learn what it takes with some work and guidance.

Couples Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

My approach to couples and marital therapy includes several components which are: relationship enhancement skills, communication and conflict resolution strategies, increased awareness of relationship needs and empathy development. It has been my expericence that when couples are committed to improving their relationship and apply the tools taught in therapy, they find that communication improves significantly and appear more motivated to meet the needs of their partner. As each person committs to meeting the needs of their partner it tends to generate good feelings and respectful behavior bewteen the partners, which can result in greater relatinship satisfaction.

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Jennifer Costanza, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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 National City, 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 National City, 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

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

I specialize in assisting couples navigate times of crisis and life transition. A cancer diagnosis, tragedy, empty-nest, loss of job, illness, or death of a loved one can shake even the strongest couple to the core. Not knowing how to support one's partner, the desire to "fix" the situation, or feeling frustrated and misunderstood can all be helped with focused support.

Couples Counselor

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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 National City, 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

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

Looking for a Christian therapist that can help you to work through relational struggles with your spouse or partner? I am trained in Emotionally focused therapy which helps couples to work thorough emotional distance and helps them to develop safety and connection in their relationship. I will help you to learn about the negative dance you get into as a couple and how to stop the cycle of distance or conflict.

Couples Counselor

Rakefet Benderly, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of National City, 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.

Couples Counselor

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of National City, CA

If you are feeling like you’ve lost hope for your relationship, part of my job is to hold the hope for you. I passionately believe that there are very few problems that can’t be resolved when both partners are willing to work on the relationship. Even when you feel there is no way that you could regain what you once had, couples counseling can help you find something new and maybe even better. I practice Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I welcome the opportunity to help you both build a stronger relationship. In addition to regular weekly sessions, I offer special 3-hour sessions to help “jump-start” the healing.

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