Couples Counseling Therapists in Albany, CA

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Photo of Britt Goh, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Albany, CA
Britt Goh
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Often I work with individuals and couples that feel stuck. Stuck in their energy and going through the motions. Stuck in their meaning, deeply desiring a sense of purpose but not quite “having one.” Stuck in their relationships and unsure how to communicate. I try not to view symptoms as pathological, instead listening and letting them inform healing. From my perspective, symptoms are non-verbal guides to give us clues into what you may need. Pivoting away from self-punishment to co-existing with all the parts of one’s self.
(415) 687-5839
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Albany, CA 94706
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Paul Oglesby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you've been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed or just maddeningly stuck; I congratulate you for taking the first step of seeking help. For 25 years I have assisted individuals, couples and families by providing engaging, personalized therapy tailored to each client's unique needs. I work with all ages, providing a range of services for children and teens, including play therapy and family therapy. For adults, I offer individual therapy, couples therapy and parent consultation. I approach my work with a dual focus on key relationships and personal development over the lifespan.
(650) 492-6789
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Albany, CA 94706
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Bay Area Psychotherapy / Kelly Ransom, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I’m a Clinical Psychologist with 15+ years of experience working with couples , perinatal/postpartum parents, medical patients and caregivers, children birth to six, and people of all ages and cultural identities who are navigating stressful life events.
Evening, weekend, early morning appointments available. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, parenting or relationship issues, give me a call. Together we will get clear on what results you want to see, and create a potent “healing space” for initiating positive change. Whether you’re wanting a fresh perspective on patterns that are no longer working for you in your relationships, need support for you and your partner or child, or feel stuck in terms of creating the life you’ve envisioned as a result of anxiety or other issues, together we will find a way forward.
(510) 617-1912
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Albany, CA 94706
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Tara Noone
Associate Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals and couples .
Do you feel paralyzed when facing a major life transition --- deciding a career path, stepping into adulthood, becoming a couple or separating, becoming a parent or not? Perhaps your relationship is frozen and you and your partner can't talk without fighting or can't agree on a shared vision for your lives. These stuck places are so lonesome, even if you are stuck as a couple. I believe that good therapy can relieve the isolation and create movement and the change you are hoping for.
(510) 592-5151
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Albany, CA 94706
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James Francis Gallagher Jr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Depth psychotherapy uses various mediums and methods to reconnect with oneself, or, as in couples counseling , each other.
We are all born whole, in lovingkind perfection. But life produces obstacles that sidetrack our becoming ourselves. Obstacles take any forms: trauma in the body, inauthentic identities, existential fears, beliefs indoctrinated but in conflict with one's essential values, or anxiety that something is wrong with oneself. The result can be alienation, grief, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, difficulty connecting, or incapacity to speak or create from the heart. Reconnecting with ones body, the natural world, and with an unconditional community are the foundations re-emerging into the Self you've always been.
(510) 876-9446
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Albany, CA 94706
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Dana McMullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have worked with adults, couples , adolescents and children for over 18 years. I offer a free telephone consultation as you explore what your needs are in finding a therapist and whether you feel I might be of help to you.
(510) 466-1217
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Albany, CA 94706
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Margaret Dodson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
"Are you worrying that you are stuck in old patterns of thinking and behaving regarding yourself and others that make you unhappy, depressed, anxious, or irritable? Are you trying to connect and communicate with a partner , friends, or co-workers, but find youself misunderstood, angry, or lonely? Are you longing to be happier yet unable to figure out how to change? I have helped hundreds of people with similar concerns to experience more joy and success in their lives. Together we can examine your concerns from new perspectives and overcome the obstacles preventing you from achieving your innermost goals.
(510) 470-7318
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Albany, CA 94706
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Meire Santos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
An important part of my work is couples ' counseling - the synergetic power of love and human connection that transforms miscommunication into care and mutual respect amazes me.
My approach to therapy emphasizes self knowledge, empowerment and insight helping move towards a more integral, meaningful and gratifying life. It is with passion and kindness that I witness the healing transformation a person goes through in the therapeutic relationship. Originally from Brazil, I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese working with clients who speak these languages. Three theories permeate my work: the Integral theory of Ken Wilber, Psychodynamic theory, and Hakomi. I integrate into the analysis the physical, mental, emotional, and social parts of the self (Integral) in a mindfulness-based, body inclusive, and experiential perspective (Hakomi).
(510) 606-8607
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Albany, CA 94706
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Olina Rule (Hanley)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MD, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel frustrated about the relationship with your spouse or partner ? Feeling like you are stuck in the same loop, arguing and losing connection? Does every discussion with your partner end up following the same unsatisfactory pattern, leaving you angry or frustrated? No one intentionally would like to be unhappy in their relationships. Practicing learned communication skills will resolve many conflicts and misunderstandings, take your relationship to a different comfort level, and will help you to become a better partner . Recovery therapy after divorce. Parenting skills. Coaching, Dating skills, Teletherapy sessions.
(415) 843-2058
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Albany, CA 94706
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Deborah Joy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been working for over 30 years helping a wide range of people create lasting, meaningful changes in their lives. My INDIVIDUAL THERAPY is personally tailored to each client. I use a solution focused approach for short-term issues and an in-depth model for longer term problems. In COUPLES THERAPY I work to create positive connections of closeness and depth, fostering intimacy and trust. In my DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND ANGER THERAPY my goal is to establish abuse free relationships based on trust, cooperation and mutual support. Through my THERAPY FOR HABIT CHANGE unwanted problematic patterns are transformed.
(510) 292-4185
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Albany, CA 94706
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Linda J. Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I've been in private practice for over 30 years. I treat individuals, couples and families. My specialties include couples issues, stressful life transitions, aging and chronic illness, aging parents and parents of young adults. Additionally, I work with childhood trauma, anxiety, and depression. I use the past as it relates to and interferes with the present. I am interactive, compassionate and have a good sense of humor. I act as a guide in helping clients get to know themselves and learn how to cope with difficult situations. I am a good listener, supportive yet gently direct.
(510) 524-3621
Albany, CA 94706
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Van Metaxas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have specialized training in helping couples rekindle sex, love, and intimacy, especially couples that have given up hope or been in prior therapies.
You may long to live wholeheartedly - and to feel loved and connected - but struggle with anger, depression, loneliness, or inexplicable sadness and anxiety. You may find the stress of work, life, running a household, or parenting has diminished your capacity to feel joy and be creative. Once a source of comfort and pleasure, your intimate relationship may now be disappointing, frustrating, or even deadening. Therapy can help relieve the symptoms of debilitating feelings by uncovering the underlying (and sometimes unconscious) causes, and empower individuals - and couples - to become the authors of the lives they want to live.
(415) 763-5931
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Albany, CA 94706
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Horacio H. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I approach the concerns that bring somebody into the consultation room with the humanistic belief that therapy can best take place through a respectful dialogue that fully utilizes the resources of both the therapist and the client. I regard the blocks that make such a dialogue difficult a worthwhile topic of exploration that can yield a strengthening of the capabilities for problem solving and growth. I am a native Spanish speaker from Argentina, and I offer therapy in that language. I also see multicultural couples that need bilingual intermediation. I have a special interest in couples .
(510) 404-8092
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Albany, CA 94706
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Laine Demetria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Couples , parents of children with chronic medical conditions as well as adult survivors of childhood abuse and illness.
Do you feel trapped by your past and anxious about your future, unable to live in the present? This malaise of modern living is often a sign of past trauma. I can help you uncover and release the experiences that keep you from living a full and zestful life. My primary focus is women and parents, particularly those with a history of trauma. We’ll explore the feelings that arise in your body, and notice their links to your thoughts and behaviors. I’ll empower you to choose a more positive narrative, to look at your life through a different lens.
(415) 800-3249
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Albany, CA 94706
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Steven Barrie-Anthony
PhD, PsyD, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Would you like to know yourself better and more deeply? To be able to move beyond painful and frustrating patterns in your feelings, relationships, and work? Sometimes it's clear why we feel and act how we do: ecstatic about a new romance, upset about a professional disappointment, awash with grief following the loss of a loved one. Other times feelings and behaviors may surprise you—a nagging anxiety, a lingering sadness, memories of past experiences that you thought you'd left behind, a sense that your relationship with a partner could be deeper, that work could be more fulfilling even as you have success along the way.
(510) 826-3927
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Albany, CA 94706
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Blair Kilpatrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
After many years as a psychologist I know one thing for certain: the foundation of therapy is a relationship built on trust, openness, and mutual respect. I see myself as a guide and partner in the change process. I have experience treating the full range of adult problems and have always worked with a culturally diverse population. I have particular interest in creativity, women's issues, and adult development throughout the life cycle. I have specialized training in addictions, codependence, and eating disorders. My therapeutic orientation is broadly psychodynamic, along with EMDR and mindfulness-based approaches.
(925) 308-5160
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Albany, CA 94706
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Stephen Adair Vernon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have always found the more relational and emotionally based this work is then the more rewarding and successful it is for clients and myself. I work with a wide range of clients. Their basic desire is to connect with themselves and others. Of late, it seems, many of my clients are couples ; men ; adolescents; and mid-life and elderly of both sexes. Each are addressing important problems and/or transitional stages of life. Our work can be fearful and/or fearless, exciting and/or slow and always the challenge of facing not-knowing, making choices and exploring ourselves.
(510) 528-8814
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Albany, CA 94706
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Michael Gray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use an interactive, supportive approach to help adults, couples , and families work through anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and self-defeating patterns of behavior. In my work as a developmental psychologist, I have dedicated my career to understanding and reversing the effects of early adaptive patterns that evolve into difficulties later in life. I enjoy helping people work through these difficulties, some of which can be extremely painful and debilitating. Without such help, this can be an impossible task. Lack of self-acceptance and expectation of rejection are always near the center of the problem.
(510) 404-8206
Albany, CA 94706
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Julien Hart Piovarcsik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
I also offer family therapy, couples , alternative family structures, parenting and co-parenting therapy.
I am an LGBTQ identified therapist who has been working for over 10 years in the community. I enjoy working with transgender and non-binary teens and young adults. I work with people who are questioning gender, pre-transition, no medical transitioning, in process of transitioning, post and pre-op surgery, and post medical transition. My goal is to help my clients to heal from the wounds of the past in mind, body and spirit, helping them to achieve their most authentic self that is not defined by past trauma, relationships or bodies but to love and honors yourself now! Accepting new clients In-person on Fridays.
(341) 895-7256
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Albany, CA 94706
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Darrah Whitman Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I work with individuals and couples who are looking for support and guidance as they navigate the process of self exploration and healing. I aim to support you in developing self-awareness, increasing your understanding of how you experiences have impacted you, and learning what this all means for you in the present moment. My work revolves around respecting and honoring your unique set of experiences that have shaped your life & perspectives. I have great respect for how each person is a complete amalgamation of their own unique experience.
(510) 949-4044
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Albany, CA 94706
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