Marriage Counseling in the South Bay

 

The Couples Center specializes in marriage counseling and couples therapy. Our experienced, licensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) provide couples counseling services in the South Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Redwood City. Do you want to create a closer, more intimate relationship with your partner? Over time, most couples experience challenges in their relationship. With the help of an experienced marriage counselor, change can happen faster than you might think! Most of the time it only takes small changes—but the right ones—to create the relationship you desire. Contact us today to learn more!

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You want

  • Relationship specialists: We help both individuals and couples improve their relationships.
  • Focused process: When you work with a specialist progress can happen quite fast.
  • Engaging & interactive: Within a warm, supportive environment we offer direct feedback on how you can make your relationship better.
  • Finding a good fit: It is important for you to feel comfortable with your therapist. We’ll do our best to find you the counselor who best fits your needs and situation.

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Meet the

Team

  • Matt Ahrens, MFTi, San Francisco couples counselor
    Relationships are fascinating. Two people come together with high hopes and positive emotional connections. Then, over time, some of the initial attraction wears off and conflict arises. Communication wanes. There are arguments. Needs aren’t getting met. The relationship isn’t as fulfilling as it once was, or maybe it isn’t fulfilling at all anymore. The relationship might hit a crisis like an affair or an argument that went too far. There is talk of breaking up. Neither wants to continue like this. Read More

    Matt Ahrens, MFTi
  • Edia Tzadikario, Ph.D. Palo Alto couples counselor
    Edia is an experienced licensed psychologist with both a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an M.A. in developmental psychology. Edia’s education and training has inspired in her a deep understanding of life transitions and couples’ dynamic patterns. Edia is passionate about working with couples and sees her task as improving feelings of safety between partners so they can once again turn to each other for strength and support. Edia collaborates with couples using her warm, accepting, practical and interactive style. Read More

    Edia Tzadikario, Ph.D., M.A.
  • Chevalisa Buzzone, MFT, couples therapist in Los Gatos, CA
    After years of relationship struggle, Chevalisa’s turning point came when she learned how our wiring impacts the way we show up for our partners. Brains are plastic. By adopting new attitudes and practices, we can literally rewire ourselves, help rewire our partners, and most importantly, create a new way of co-relating that encourages safety, trust, and freedom. Read More

    Chevalisa Buzzone, MFT
  • Valerie Sher, marriage counselor in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA
    Valerie, a licensed psychologist and Adjunct Professor at Sofia University and JFKU, has been a longtime practitioner and activist in the development of healthy relationships, sexuality, and embodiment. She uses a nonjudgmental, mindfulness-based approach in cultivating self-inquiry and growth and greater mind/body well-being. She sees her work as a spiritual practice in her offering and cultivation of presence, courage, and compassion to allow others to more safely explore and change blocks to loving and relating more fully and effectively. Read More

    Valerie Sher, PhD
  • Marriage counseling in Palo Alto CA
    Marriage counseling in Palo Alto
    When it comes to challenges in your relationship you want to go to someone that specializes in this area. Our Palo Alto marriage counselors have worked with hundreds of couples like you helping them create intimate and passionate relationships. A couples therapist Palo Alto will help you assess the areas of strength and growth in your relationship and will focus with you on the key changes that will create the most benefit for the two of you. We serve Mountain view, Palo alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos and will be happy to meet with you and discuss your goals for our work together. Read More

    Palo Alto marriage counselors team
  •  Clodagh O'Herlihy, MFT, marriage counselor San Francisco and Palo Alto
    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
  • Marriage counseling in Palo Alto, CA
    Azizeh is an adjunct professor at Sofia University and a Marriage Family Therapist with offices in Burlingame and Los Altos. Having lived and studied in several countries, Azizeh offers a multicultural view in her warm, empathic, and interactive approach as a trained body psychotherapist with couples. Azizeh believes a couples relationship is one of the most challenging, inspiring, and enriching relations we can have—when conflict is dealt with constructively. Read More

    Azizeh Rezaiyan, MFT

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    South Bay Marriage Counseling FAQ

    Can marriage counseling save our relationship? If things have been difficult with your partner for a while, you are probably feeling  discouraged and even hopeless. You might think that if the two of you can’t improve your relationship on your own than no one will be able to help you. In fact, it’s usually hard for couples to know what exactly is causing their challenges and how to resolve them. In our South Bay marriage counseling center, our couples therapists are experienced in helping couples turn their relationship around for the better. Talking to an objective third party can really help you clarify what are the main challenges you’re facing and how to work on them. Our South Bay marriage counselors never take sides, instead we help you identify the unproductive communication patterns that have caused you to feel disconnected  and how to change them. How long do we need to go to couples therapy? The needs and challenges of every couple are different, so the counseling process will be different, too. Our South Bay marriage and couples counselors specialize in short-term, effective counseling. Many of the couples we see attend about 10 to 20 sessions, and most say that they’ve learned something significant within the first few sessions. We also keep growing our online information and our available services and tools so that we can serve you in the best way we can. If you’re looking for more information, check out our couples counseling FAQ video, or read our marriage counseling FAQ page.
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    Locations & service areas

    Our offices are spread throughout the peninsula and South Bay. We provide marriage counseling in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara, and the adjacent areas. During your initial phone call, we’ll discuss your needs and availability for sessions and will determine the best couples therapist for you.   Here are some of The Couples Center’s locations: Palo Alto area – The Couples Center is located at 4966 El Camino Real, Los Altos CA 94022 and 1057 E. Meadow Circle Palo Alto, CA 94303. San Jose area (including Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Campbell) – our office is at 901 Campisi Way, Suite 350 Campbell, CA 95008 Menlo Park (Redwood City) – The Couples Center is located at 661 Live Oak Ave., Suite 2, Menlo Park, CA 94025 .