Berkeley couples counselors bios

Abby Per Lee, MFT

Abby has been practicing psychotherapy for more than ten years. Her approach is interactive and goal oriented, and couples will leave their first session with her armed with practical skills to help alleviate tension. From there, the objective is to help each partner feel safe, valued, and loved so that the couple can move forward into a happy and healthy relationship. Central to this aim is teaching new ways of communicating.

Abby believes that the intimacy and connection in a healthy love relationship sustains and nourishes us. The relationship becomes a place to be comforted and reenergized. However, when the relationship is troubled, in any way, it creates a ripple effect that can feel destabilizing. This can happen rapidly and often each partner has little or no understanding of what really went wrong. Abby will help illuminate destructive patterns and issues that brought the couple to this tough place and help teach new ways of interacting. These new skills can then be used to continue nourishing the relationship and help to mitigate future problems.

Abby is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Sophia University. She has extensive post graduate training in couple therapy through The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, as well as Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy training with Dr. Susan Johnson

Office Location

870 Martet St. Suite 907
San Francisco, CA 94102