Professional Marriage Counseling in the South Bay

The Couples Center specializes in marriage counseling and couples therapy. We provide couples counseling services in the South Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Redwood City. Our licensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) have many years of experience in the field of relationship therapy. 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 about our services.

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Would you like to improve your sexual connection? Marriage counseling in the South Bay can support you in having an intimate and playful relationship in which it’s safe to explore your desires and fantasies. more

Communicate with


Learn the keys to communicating with your partner, so you can talk about anything with ease. Our South Bay marriage counselors can teach you skills and tools to overcome communication differences. more

Create a foundation of


Feeling safe and secure with your partner is the foundation of a great relationship. Couples therapy in the South Bay can help you heal raptures to trust and strengthen your connection. more

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Call (650) 422-2420 for a free consultation or fill out the form on our contact page
The Couples Center

You can have the relationship

You want

  • Relationship specialists: Unlike most therapists, our marriage counselors specialize in working with couples.
  • Up-to-date knowledge: We are current on relationship research and methodologies and regularly collaborate with each other on new ideas.
  • Focused process: When you work with a specialist progress can happen quite fast.
  • Direct & interactive: We don’t just sit back, we help you change things! Our sessions are interactive, and when relevant we offer direct feedback
  • Objective perspective: Our couple therapists don’t take sides, but rather help you see a bigger perspective or your relationship in which no one is to blame.

Meet the


  • Chevalisa Buzzone, couples therapist in Los Gatos, CA
    Chevalisa Buzzone, MFT
    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. Chevalisa helps couples discover that what’s really driving their distress boils down to a series of profound questions like... Read More

    Chevalisa Buzzone, MFT
  • Valerie Sher, marriage counselor in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA
    Valerie Sher, PhD
    Valerie, a licensed psychologist and Adjunct Professor at Sofia University and JFKU, has been a long-time practitioner and activist in the development of healthy relationships, sexuality, and embodiment. She uses a non-judgmental 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
  • 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
  • Marriage counseling in Palo Alto, CA
    Azizeh Rezaiyan, MFT
    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 .