Relationship Issues Therapists in Novato, CA

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Kristen Fong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
You’re frustrated and unhappy in your relationship . Fear of being alone is keeping you stuck. You pretend everything is fine, so nobody knows things aren’t perfect. You’re overwhelmed, sad and at a loss as to what to do. You’ve tried to fix things, but hit a wall together. You just want to feel loved again. I hear you. I’ve been there.
(415) 689-9708 
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Novato, CA 94947
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Jean Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
I treat alcohol, drug, and eating problems, depression, dual-diagnosis, anxiety, trauma, bariatric surgery patients, and relationship issues . Adults and teenagers address how the use of substances, alcohol, drugs, food, impacts their lives in negative and unproductive ways. We seek solutions together to more satisfying lifestyles and relationships. I work with couples and individuals having difficulties in relationships, wanting to resolve problems rather than separating or divorcing as the only solution. I work to separate past hurts from present reality. As an Equine Specialist, I use horses and exotic animals as requested.
(415) 574-0967 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Mary Bouse Barmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Successfully managing Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety) and Relationship Anxiety is uncomfortable work.
I work with people experiencing chronic anxiety that is eroding confidence, happiness, relationship quality, and fills your life with stress, doubt, and despair. I'll collaborate with you to create meaningful shifts in thought, feeling, action. My approach is short-term, evidenced-based, solution-focused and emphasizes Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Our work together is designed to produce a solid understanding of your concern, identify core beliefs, key values, goals, and create innovative action plans to help you face fears, accept reasonable uncertainty, and deal effectively with anxiety so you move closer to the life you want.
(844) 541-1019 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Joy A Fillman
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
The privilege of working as a supportive "mind detective" has encouraged me to develop a relationship tool that increases empathy and decreases resentment - "Empathetic Detachment.
If life events, relationships, performance, school or job stresses have brought you here, you deserve congratulations for having already done 50% of the work. Your willingness to consult and collaborate with a practiced professional means you have taken an all important first step in developing a lifelong plan toward a sense of well being and vitality. My practice combines a research degree in Developmental Psychology with PhD in Clinical Psychology to identify and disable hidden, often old, myths that have blocked or hindered my clients' access to happy, fulfilled lives at each stage of development. Together we can do it.
(415) 800-2493 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Andrew Copperman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rigorous studies have demonstrated that 70-75% of distressed couples who go through EFT recover, even those who were near divorce, while approximately 90% experience significant improvement in their relationship .
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for couples. In this therapy we re-frame and restructure the emotional experience you have with your partner. We help you move from conflict and disappointment to intimacy and love. We all want to be seen, heard and understood by our partner; to feel our loved one is accessible, responsive and engaged. This therapy, through experiential work in the sessions, accomplishes amazing shifts in the safety, closeness and love felt with your partner. My approach is highly interactive and experiential.
(415) 237-2044 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Norman Hering
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My work with couples is grounded in Imago Relationship Therapy.
Thank you for reading! I imagine you are here because you are searching for something; an answer to your pain and suffering. People don't typically come to therapy because all is well; they are looking for relief from the pain. We will sit together in that pain because pain shared is pain decreased. And then we begin to take action to feel more in control of our lives. Taking action is the perfect antidote to that crippling sense of powerlessness. Yes, there are many things we can't control; we identify them and let them go. And, there are many things we can control, primarily through a change in perspective.
(415) 366-2357 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have a warm, collaborative, relational and empowering style. At times we look at what holds you back, and at times we look at the evolving being who is struggling to emerge. Both polarities have something to offer when properly accessed and integrated. Since wounding frequently happens in relationship , healing may best be facilitated in relationship with someone who is accepting all of who you are. Trauma requires a safe and inviting space to move into, and needs delicate handling. I help couples find a way to communicate that makes it safer for both to come forward vulnerably.
(415) 944-2103 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Robert Carmignani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
In individual therapy I join with the patient to establish a relationship in which we will explore developmental relational issues that cause pain and suffering. Such issues begin as intense emotions, but they can be understood, accepted, and integrated. This process leads to healing and change. Life takes on new perspectives as the emotional self provides new information about the external and internal world that brings stability and vitality to the personality. The relationship between us deepens allowing us to explore the complex dimensions of personality that allow for growth and development unique to the individual.
(415) 639-9908 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Kaitlyn Lydell, L.M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have worked for more than 25 years on relationship and family of origin dynamics and have a warm interactive style, unlike traditional psychotherapy.
Are you hoping someone else will change so that you can feel okay? Are you interacting with someone who is confusing, withdrawn, angry, has a mood/ behavioral disorder, or is emotionally unavailable? Do you have trouble asserting yourself or setting boundaries? Do you "over-function" with others? Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed? I specialize in relationships- how you relate with others but also to yourself. I address total emotional and physical health, collaborating with other providers when appropriate. I have a compassionate, interactive approach to help you focus on changing what you can and coping with what you can't
(415) 799-8389 
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Novato, CA 94947
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Robyn McKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe that therapy is a powerful place for healing, insight, and transformation, especially with the right therapeutic relationship , so let's take this next step together.
I believe that every person has the capacity to achieve growth at any stage of life. My passion is to support my clients in gaining insight into their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors in order to effect lasting change and move toward a more satisfying life. My therapy style is warm, empathic, active, and practical. I believe therapy works best when there is a strong, collaborative relationship between client and therapist. You are the expert on your own life, and my goal is to partner with you to learn about your experiences and bring my own perspective and expertise to help discover how therapy can most benefit you.
(415) 639-5848 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Betty S Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I offer a trusting and safe relationship alongside an individualized plan that will always respect your own strengths and goals. My therapy style is active, inquiring, supportive and honest. I strive to provide that rare and sacred place where one can truly be seen and heard. Empathy along with gentle guidance characterizes my approach to psychotherapy.
(415) 237-4027 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Janet C Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
RELATIONSHIP AND PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING: I will help you understand each other clearly, and efficiently, enhancing communication and deepening your connection.
We are in a global crisis...if you need help coping with the anxiety and stress this is causing you and your family, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us, here on this site, whether it is me, or someone else. With 40 years of experience, I offer guidance in a safe and confidential environment. Together we will explore & clarify issues, developing tools through thoughtful self examination, with insights to take back into your life. I am committed to helping you, with careful and thorough listening, and gentle, yet direct feedback. We are in this together! For a faster response, text me at the above #.
(805) 795-4125 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Stephanie King
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Is your mother driving you crazy? Do you feel guilty for disliking her? Is she so full of herself that you feel there is no room for you? Are you struggling with the pain associated with your relationship with her? You feel terrible that you can't seem to get it right. Maybe you even blame yourself for the relationship not being what you wish it was and think you can fix it. For years I have been helping women unravel complicated and painful mother-daughter conflicts, which often involve maternal narcissism.
(415) 801-3486 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Nancy Adams Langley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you have made it to this website, you are already on your way to resolving your conflict. My primary work is with adults and couples struggling with relationship and career issues. I also specialize in mood disorders (anxiety and depression), loss and grief and in decision making. I focus on helping individuals and couples to bring awareness (mindfulness) to their feelings, bodies, moods and dreams to access their insight. From this insight, behavioral change can be explored and implemented. I provide both short and long term treatment. My style is interactive and I sometimes suggest behavioral homework.
(650) 209-7975 
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Novato, CA 94949
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Peter J Sadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship ? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
(415) 226-4116 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Karen Weinberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have been helping my clients find solutions to problems of addiction, depression and difficult relationships for more than twenty-five years. I can help you feel better and make the changes you want to make. I recognize and respect what is unique about you and I don't practice "one size fits all" psychotherapy. I understand emotional pain and how a good therapeutic relationship can heal the hurt. Having better relationships, overcoming depression, or getting off the merry-go-round of addiction is possible with help, commitment and hard work.
(415) 799-8787 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Gilda Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My early training as an artist, art therapist and body therapist as well as my spiritual practice of more than fifty years, informs my work as a psychotherapist with individuals, couples and groups. I work with a range of issues, having integrated many models of therapy. The core of my work is the relationship that the client and I co-create together. When a client feels seen, heard, received and respected, a container of trust and safety is created. This process is essential for clients to explore the issues that bring them to therapy and to do the inner work of healing.
(415) 944-2488 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Gretchen Kishbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
(707) 518-6142 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Rebecca O Stadtner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in helping people transform life challenges into opportunities for growth and healing. Examples include losses (death, illness, divorce, relocation, job loss), relationship problems (parenting, spousal, peer, work-related); persistent troubling moods and states (depression, anxiety, stress). My special interest in helping individuals and families comes from a deep appreciation of the enduring influence of close relationships on all aspects of health throughout the lifespan.
(707) 400-0675 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Paula J Siegel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
When the passion of your relationship plateaus, what's next? When your relationship reaches milestones such as the birth or departure of children, are you struggling with the adjustment? How strong is the foundation of your friendship? Do you feel that your partner understands you in essential ways? Many couples imagine that conflict indicates relationship trouble especially when certain issues repeatedly surface with no forward movement. Research proves this need not be the case. Conflict in relationship is normal; it's how you manage conflict that matters. There are clear and learnable skills that will deepen your friendship and love.
(650) 741-1609 
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Novato, CA 94945
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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

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