Couples Therapy and psychotherapy in the Walnut Creek Area


Welcome to The Couples Center in the Walnut Creek area! As couples therapists in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Concord, and Orinda, we specialize in supporting couples and individuals like you in navigating relationship challenges, helping you create a fulfilling, passionate relationship. Whether you’re just starting out or have been together for many years, marriage counseling can support you in creating a closer connection, improving your communication, revitalizing your sexual life, and much more. Our qualified marriage counselors have ongoing training and expertise in couples therapy and marriage counseling approaches. Do you want to create a closer, more intimate relationship with your partner? Our experience shows that couples counseling can be very effective even in a short period of time. Too often we see coupes wait too long to get the help they need, so we encourage you to contact us today!

You can have the relationship

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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  • Berkeley Marriage counseling
    Marriage Counseling in Walnut Creek
    Our team provides couples therapy and individual psychotherapy by licensed Marriage and Family Therapists with extensive experience working with couples and individuals on relationship issues. All of our psychotherapists were chosen for their skills and expertise as well as passion for working with relationship issues. Having a compassionate, objective third party can be invaluable for your relationship. Our counselors can give you feedback and advice on improving communication, enhancing your sexual connection, and remembering what brought you together in the first place!

    Walnut Creek Team
  • Louis Bernstein, MFT, Walnut Creek area couples counselor
    Louis offers you a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where the two of you can heal old wounds. A place to learn new ways of communication and relating so as to be truly heard and understood by your partner. Through a collaborative and mindful process, Louis will assist you in co-creating a renewed connection, trust, and intimacy with one another. Read More

    Louis Bernstein, MFT

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    More about our counseling services

    We provide psychotherapy and couples therapy for people from Martinez, Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda. In couples counseling you’ll meet with one of our marriage counselors once a week for 50 minutes, or sometimes for 75 to 80 minutes. Most of the time the sessions will be together with you and your partner, but occasionally your therapist will meet with each one of you individually. You’ll meet in one of our counseling offices, depending on the counselor assigned to you. Individual therapy is usually 50 min once a week. In the first session, your therapist will get some background information from you and will clarify your goals for working together. Once your goals are clarified, your marriage counselor will work with both of you to identify the strengths of your relationship and how to build on them, and also the challenges you have and how to understand them. If you have specific questions, our Walnut Creek marriage counselors will be happy to have an initial phone consultation with you. For more information, read what to expect from marriage counseling or our counseling FAQs.