Couples & Family Therapy
Psychiatrists & Psychologists Across The State Of California
The Clinic’s highly-skilled providers offer couple and family therapy that can help resolve relationship conflict or stress. When couples or families are in conflict, they often develop and then repeat, unhelpful patterns involving blame, criticism and defensiveness. Our team is committed to helping patients develop and maintain strong attachments and relationships that work. Appointments are available at our offices in across the state of California. The Clinic will also soon service patients out of its new Berkeley and Marin locations.
Couples & Family Therapy Q & A
What are the Most Common Reasons for Family and Relationship Conflicts?
What Happens During a Couple or Family Therapy Session?
Does a Relationship Need to be in Crisis to Benefit from Couple Therapy?
Not at all. To the contrary, when frustrations or feelings of being misunderstood or unappreciated are illuminated and addressed early in a relationship, a couple can spare themselves from years of conflict and feelings of disconnection. Our couple therapists often work with couples newly in a relationship, helping them decide if the relationship is sustainable and supporting them in developing positive and connected ways of relating.
There are many benefits of working with a skilled couple therapist including:
- Better understanding each other and each other’s attachment/relationship needs
- Learning to share the more vulnerable aspects of yourself with each other
- Developing a deeper, more intimate connection
- Developing effective strategies for resolving inevitable disagreements
- Developing and sustaining an active, intimate and passionate sex life
- Improving communication skills
- Developing effective co-parenting skills
In any close relationship, conflict and disconnection are inevitable. Building a meaningful, connected and nurturing attachment with one’s partner takes time and effort. The struggle to be close while maintaining your independence and autonomy can be difficult. Through couple therapy, you and your partner can establish renewed trust, a deeper connection/bond, a healthy interdependence and respect for one another’s needs.