EAST BAY COUPLES COUNSELING
Couples Therapy and Individual Counseling in Berkeley, Oakland and El Cerrito
Marriage therapy is one of those decisions that can change your life. Whether you’re just starting out or have been together for many years, relationship counseling and marriage therapy can support you in creating a closer connection, improving your communication, revitalizing your sexual life, and much more.
Our qualified counselors have ongoing training and expertise in marriage therapy and relationship counseling approaches. Experience also shows that couples counseling can be very effective even in a short period of time. Too often we see couples who wait too long to get the help they need, so we encourage you to contact us today!
You can have the relationship you want.
We focus on experiential practices.
Are you getting stuck in the same arguments again and again? The Couples Center of the San Fransisco Bay Area can help you resolve underlying issues, so that you can easily speak about the things that matter most…. read more.
Intimacy is built on trust. When trust in a relationship has been compromised, it can feel very lonely. Marriage counseling can support you in taking the steps for rebuilding trust and connection… read more.
Do you feel more like roommates than lovers? Has your sexual passion declined? Couples counseling can help you rediscover the vitality of your physical and romantic relationship… read more.
Check out our F&Qs to learn more about how we are different!
We work with the Experts.
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.
Specialized Focus: Our therapists and coaches specialize in individual therapy, Couples Counseling, and Sex Coaching + Therapy. No matter what you are experiencing, our therapists have the skills to help you find happiness.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
If you're coming to couples therapy for the first time, you probably have some questions about it. Here are some of the basics, with links for further resources: In relationship counseling, you'll meet with one of our East Bay marriage therapists once a week for 50 to 60 minutes, or sometimes every other week 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 East Bay counseling offices, depending on the relationship counselor assigned to you. In the first marriage therapy 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. Every couple has one or a few underlying patterns that cause most of their challenges. Once you identify them and know how to overcome them, your relationship can become much easier to manage and a lot more intimate. If you have specific questions, our East Bay 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.
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