Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy in San Francisco

Our San Francisco couples counselors specialize in marriage and family therapy, providing you with the support you need to revitalize your relationship. We have assisted hundreds of couples, using the latest developments in couple’s counseling research to discover the most effective solutions to the challenges you face. Using a warm, interactive, and practical approach, our marriage counselors focus on short-term results so that you can quickly experience more ease and connection with each other. Our goal is to support you in having the fulfilling, passionate relationship you desire. We offer relationship counseling to individuals and couples as well as weekend workshops and free lectures. In addition to several offices in San Francisco, we serve clients in the East Bay and South Bay.

Improving

Communication

Are you getting stuck in the same arguments again and again? San Francisco couples counseling can help you resolve underlying issues so that you can easefully speak about the things that matter most. more

Building

Trust

Intimacy is built on trust, and when trust has been compromised, it can feel very lonely. Marriage counseling can support you in taking the steps for rebuilding trust and connection. more

Igniting

Passion

Do you feel more like roommates than lovers? Has your sexual passion declined? Couples counseling can help you rediscover the vitality of your physical and romantic relationship. more

Relationships are difficult. We’re here to

Help

Many San Francisco

Locations

Call (415) 322-0417 for a free consultation or
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The Couples Center

You can have the relationship

You want

  • Relationship specialists: We help both individuals and couples improve their relationships.
  • Short-term results: Counseling doesn’t have to take years! We focus on short-term results based on the goals that you set.
  • Direct feedback: We offer interactive sessions in a warm, supportive environment, providing you with direct feedback so that you know what needs to be done to change things for the better.
  • Up-to-date knowledge: We are current on relationship research and methodologies and regularly collaborate with each other on new ideas.

Meet the

Team

  • Pauline Wakeham, couples counselor in San Francisco
    All too often, it is Pauline's experience that problems occur for couples after the “honeymoon phase” has worn off—whether married or unmarried. These problems may not become an issue for some time, or they may become quickly apparent. Pauline helps couples get unstuck, identify patterns that are often trained into us when young, let them go, and create new ways of relating. Read More

    Pauline Wakeham, LCSW
  • Shachar Erez, MFTi, couples therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Shachar is passionate about helping couples thrive. Too often, our lives get filled with too many demands. Little by little we start growing apart from our loved one, and the relationship loses its juiciness. We realize that we've lost passion for each other and feel more like good friends (on a good day), or business partners (on less than good days). Read More

    Shachar Erez, MFTi
  • Suzanne Berens, MFT, couples therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Suzanne understands that pleas for connection, validation, and understanding in intimate relationships often masquerade as complaints. With warmth and compassion, she helps couples uncover the source of their challenges and develop more skillful ways to communicate. Suzanne knows firsthand that crisis can stress a marriage and test partners’ capacity to cope. But if approached with mindfulness, crisis can also be a portal to deeper intimacy and unspeakable beauty. Read More

    Suzanne Berens, MFT
  • Daniela Koenig, MFT, couples therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Often couples want closeness but instead fight, blame, withdraw, and defend, leading them to feel lonely. Not knowing how to stop or do something different, couples get stuck, which kills the spark, love, and passion that initially drew them to each other. It takes courage to be intimate and real in relationship. Couples counseling is a place to take a deep breath, assess, and reconnect. Daniela meets every couple where they are and helps them recognize what is working and what isn’t. Read More

    Daniela Koenig, MFT
  • Jan Yaffe, couples therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Jan has been seeing couples for over 25 years and continues to find couples therapy challenging, dynamic, and deeply fulfilling. She is a warm, engaging therapist who helps couples feel valued and safe while encouraging them to expand their comfort zone, challenge habitual ways of thinking and reacting, and find new ways to relate to one another. When two partners can truly empathize with each other, they pave the way for authentic communication. Read More

    Jan Yaffe, MFT
  • Liron Cohen, couples therapist in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA
    Being in a relationship means sharing yourself with another person. It means to connect, to open your heart, to love. Every relationship has good times and difficult times, but when it gets out of balance, as a couple you might experience communication challenges, mistrust, infidelity, sexual challenges, long periods of anger, loss of intimacy, cultural issues, parenting challenges, or feeling more like roommates. All of these are signs that something is missing in your connection. Read More

    Liron Cohen, MFTi
  • Robert Gardner, couples therapist in San Francisco
    We want to love and be loved. Our partner expects us to be loving, and we want the same from them; but often we just don't know how! To borrow from a metaphor used by a master, Sue Johnson, PhD, relationships can feel like being thrown out on the dance floor expecting to tango but barely knowing the box step. Did your family or others teach you the skills of loving? Did they know how to dance together? Sometimes even the most well-intentioned family members didn't know, and could not show us enough about, loving ways to prepare us for the kind of relationship that we want. Read More

    Robert Gardner, MFT
  •  Clodagh O'Herlihy, MFT, marriage counselor San Francisco
    Clodagh understands how much courage it can take a couple to collaborate with a therapist. She has a warm and grounded approach inviting clients to feel more at ease and safe in her presence. Her intention is to support couples explore their differences and their love for each other. In her work, Clodagh is client-centered and focuses her attention on the couple’s specific goals. Read More

    Clodagh O’Herlihy, MFT
  • Mor Gavish, Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco
    Relationships are everywhere. We are constantly in relationship with one another, and it can be both exciting and challenging. Being in romantic relationship, of all kinds, brings up beauty, proximity and variety of different patterns that, at times, can be difficult. Mor believes that these challenges can also be seen as gift. This can be a place where you and your partner can deepen your relationship to self and other and an opportunity for discovery, growth, closeness, and healing. Read More

    Mor Gavish, MFT
  • San Francisco CA couple therapist Megan Williams
    Megan has worked with many couples to identify the conflicts within their relationships. She has helped them move through issues with connection, disengagement, infidelity, chronic fighting, trust and the challenges of staying intimately connected while parenting. Her style is warm, engaged and practical. It has evolved from experience in her own long term relationship as well as her training. Through your work with Megan you will remember what brought you together. Read More

    Megan C. Williams, MFT
  • meet couple therapist in San Francisco Donna Molettiere
    Donna is passionate about helping couples form intimate, loving, and satisfying relationships. She deeply understands the challenge of long-term relationships and uses everything she learns to keep her 15+ year marriage alive and thriving. For 7 years, Donna coached business leaders in forming empowering and collaborative relationships. She has 10 years of training and education in Somatic Psychology and employs a pragmatic, systems approach to her work with couples. Read More

    Donna Molettiere, MFT
  • Maya Lane, marriage counselor San Francisco CA
    Maya has a natural warmth and knack for making couples feel comfortable talking about any issue they are struggling with. With 10 years of experience counseling couples and individuals, Maya assists couples to deepen their awareness of the underlying emotions that may be causing conflict in the relationship. Maya’s specialties include loss of sexual connection, jealousy, infidelity, and helping couples reshape their relationships into a new configuration that work. Read More

    Maya Lane, MFT

Love that Lasts Package

Enjoy the best of both worlds!

Learn practical relationship skills and tips in our Love Made Simple – Couples Workshop or Premarital Workshop, plus get individual attention and support through couples counseling. All with a significant discount!

This package includes:

  • Three hours of counseling
  • Love Made Simple workshop

For $927 (instead of $1177) — a $250 discount!

Couples Package

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