Couples Therapy

Heal the betrayal

A betrayal or breach of trust in your relationship can be devastating. The good news is that you can work through the pain and your relationship can come out stronger than ever. I provide couples counseling in San Francisco, CA in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Communication Problems

Are you having trouble communicating?

Do you feel lonely and isolated in your relationship?

I help couples navigate through those roadblocks that get in the way of intimacy and connection.

When the communication breaks down in your relationship, trust and closeness often disappear.

Let's talk about sex

Has your sex life become non-existent? Is it hard to talk openly about what you really desire?

Over time, sex can ebb and flow in any relationships. However, it is important to be able to talk about and ask for what you need and want.

What is couples therapy like?

You may be nervous about beginning a process like couples therapy. It makes total sense that it can be scary to share about the ins and outs of your relationship.

I work hard to make you feel safe and as comfortable as possible.

I will help you create a new, safer conversation. In relationship therapy, you'll break the stuck patterns. When you can see and be seen, and hear and be heard, repair is possible and closeness can return.

If you'd like to hear more about what to expect from couples therapy with me, please check out this blog post and video about the topic.

Safety

I work with all types of couples in all different types of relationships. I always aim to make you feel safe, welcome and heard.

I know it can be intimidating to start the process of couples counseling, however often times people will find relief soon and begin the journey to a happier more satisfying relationship.

I’m ready for couples counseling but I still have some questions and concerns…

I’m not sure my partner will come to therapy. 

It’s true that you can’t make your partner come in for therapy if they’re not willing.  If this is concern for you, set up a consultation with me and we can strategize what the best plan of action may be.  Perhaps if you lay out why this step is important for your relationship your partner will listen.

What if counseling makes things worse? 

It is a common concern that bringing things up in couples counseling may make things worse.  You are certainly not alone in that fear.  However, I work hard to create a safe space and provide tools and guidance to have those tough conversations and heal the past.

What if it doesn’t work? 

Yes, it’s scary to think about what if couples therapy doesn’t work.  It’s a big commitment and investment of time and energy.  For a thought experiment, think for a moment about what it will be like if couples therapy DOES work.   Imagine how much stronger your relationship can become.

You can heal your relationship

While it may take some hard work at first, you can improve communication, increase intimacy and gain tools to have the relationship you crave.  Set up a free consultation online or give me a call and let’s find a time to meet at my office in Hayes Valley, San Francisco.

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