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What are the benefits?

The Couples Center is continuing to grow and we would love for you to be a part of our community! We offer informative online videos for clients and therapists, couples intensive weekend workshops and will now have CEU’s for therapists!

Earn CEU’s for Less

We offer impactful high quality, low cost, informative trainings! Sign up for our mailing list to receive information as we schedule 2019 classes for therapists. We focus on relationship issues and sex therapy. Our quarterly trainings are usually half-day or full-day and led by experts in the field. During the trainings, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other therapists and strengthen your community. Founder of The Couples Center, Gal Szekely, also offers additional daylong or weekend trainings in mindfulness-based somatic therapy (see below).

Assist in our Workshops

We offer transformative couples weekend retreats four times a year. We incorporate practical tools based on neuroscience, mindfulness and somatic exercises – check out some reviews about them on our Yelp Page. Licensed psychotherapists and associates have the opportunity to assist in these workshops by working directly with couples.

Due to our structured and experiential approach, you will witness and support powerful transformation that takes months to do in regular counseling. When assisting in our retreats and workshops, you’ll get our workbook full of information and exercises that you can later use with your clients. Learning these modalities will also greatly enhance your ability to work with individuals around relationship issues.

Be the First to Know When The Couples Center is Hiring!

A few times a year we hire new therapists to become part of our center. It’s a strong community of professionals that receive client referrals directly from us. The therapists maintain their own independent practice while having security that their schedules will fill up with quality clients. Our center continues to grow, and we value having therapists all over the Bay Area.

About Gal Szekely

Founder of The Couples Center, Gal Szekely, MFT specializes in somatic based therapy for individuals and couples. He is a teacher in the Hakomi experiential therapy method and is part of the Hakomi California teaching staff. He is also an adjunct faculty at CIIS university, where he teaches Hakomi and couples therapy. Gal is passionate about helping people grow through their relationships and is known to be an engaging presenter and trainer.

Upcoming Trainings by Gal Szekely:

– Psychoenergetic Touch: Tamura Method – a three-weekend training on the use of touch in therapy.

– Hakomi Essential Skills 

Examples of past trainings:

– Mindfulness, Attachment, and Relationships – daylong workshop through the Hakomi institute.

– Experiential Therapy with Couples- A Two-Weekend Training in Mindfulness-Based Couples Therapy (together with Rob Fisher, MFT)