Relationship Issues Therapists in Orinda, CA

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Ciele Jupe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
If you are having difficulty in your marriage or relationship and want to address the root causes of these problems, I have more than thirty five years experience. If you have attempted to work on your relationship before, and want to restore trust, intimacy and vitality, and you have the desire to save the relationship you have invested in, I have a variety of approaches with which I can help. Many couples who have joined in this quest, have succeeded beyond their expectations. If you are an individual who desires a more fulfilling life, I can also help.
(925) 254-9020 
Orinda, CA 94563
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Ryan Crochiere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
The most important journey you may make in your life is the journey of building an honest and compassionate relationship with yourself. From shame, pride, trauma, and introjected "shoulds" there are so many reasons that we often operate from a partial and compassionless understanding of ourselves. These blind spots can cause us anxiety, depression, addictions and a multitude of other symptoms that we mistake to be "who we are". I have faith in the human condition and the ability our heal into our own fullness. Therapy is the place to make this journey.
(415) 630-5506 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Lisa Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
You’re struggling with difficult feelings in your relationship with a spouse, partner, your child, family members, friends or people at work. Or you may be trying to come to terms with painful feelings about things that happened in the past. When you’re hurting or feeling confused, you don’t know what to do. People in your life may not understand you or your experiences. You may want to develop greater self-awareness and hope to find a greater sense of choice and freedom in your life. It takes courage to sit with the layers of your experience. And it also takes time. Therapy allows for time to look inside and be present.
(925) 259-3723 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Margie Ryerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I'm the author of three books that all provide specific tools, guidance, and case examples (with all identifying information changed): Family Focus: A Therapist's Tips for Happier Families, Treat Your Partner Like a Dog: How to Breed a Better Relationship , and Appetite for Life: Inspiring Stories of Recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating.
My orientation is cognitive and behavioral (CBT). I'm a caring compassionate listener and also actively engage with clients to elicit thoughts, feelings, and strategies for healing. My specialties include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, couples, family issues, parenting, and teens. My therapy approach is directive and problem-solving while encouraging self-acceptance and compassion. I believe that everyone is capable of change at his or her own rate and comfort level. I help my clients eliminate self-critical thinking that too often sabotages their happiness and their relationships.
(925) 392-3516 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Valerie Rosenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My practice is general, however, I have extensive experience with people who have anxiety, PTSD, relationship struggles, and adults abused as children.
Choosing a therapist online can be a challenge because it is hard to get a gut feeling if there will be a good match. I invite you to watch a brief video on my website to get a sense if you would feel comfortable working with me. I specialize in working with people who feel stuck or believe that they have "tried everything." I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Aprroved EMDR Consultant. In my office, you will find a safe place to explore, grow, and heal.
(510) 962-8266 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Nicole Marie Lemaster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP , PhD-ABD
Verified
Helping people overcome the rippling impact trauma has on one's life (your relationship to self, others, and the world). Creating a heart-centered space of safety - that supports the process of moving through suffering - helping find and execute whatever your deepest wishes are for your life. In the process uncovering joy, playfulness, EMPOWERMENT, self-love, self-worth, and ways to implement self-care to make your life goals doable and sustainable! Empowerment to speak your truth, advocate for yourself and learn new ways to communicate with others. A list of extensive training I have participated in is on LinkedIn.
(707) 289-8391 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Jeff Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I also place great importance on creating a good therapeutic relationship , and providing an environment where you feel safe to freely and creatively explore your inner world.
My intent is to help you deal with problems you're facing and lead a more fulfilling life. I have a strong track record of helping people overcome difficulty, struggle and confusion in their lives. I'll work to help you discover a new way of experiencing yourself in the world. I use an integrative mind/body approach to psychotherapy in facilitating change toward contentment and vitality. I work with couples and individuals around issues of intimacy, self-worth, life transition, purpose and spiritual inquiry. My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive.
(510) 548-4950 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Kelly L Ravenel-Mueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CBT
Verified
If you find yourself struggling in life to feel whole, happy, at ease with yourself and being in the world, or feel frustrated with a lack of intimacy in your relationships, I can help you. It is important when searching for a therapist that you feel an honest connection. I give a free 30-minute consultation to help you decide if working with me is a match. I have trained in trauma recovery, somatic work, psychodynamic, cognitive, mindfulness, bioenergetic analysis. My focus has been working with individuals around healing from PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, bi-polar, and marital relationship issues .
(510) 851-8869 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Mark Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Even if you are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or in relationship conflict, the issues and symptoms that trouble you provide solutions as we listen to them carefully without prejudgment.
Successful psychotherapy is a partnership based on trust. People do change, becoming more truly themselves when they find the right, trained therapist and are able to talk freely. I listen to you with respect and you develop greater self awareness. This enables you to communicate more clearly, to reflect on difficult issues, and to let go of outmoded behaviors that do not further your deeper needs.
(510) 756-2113 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Mary Dockter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, and when it does, we all deserve help and support. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief and loss, self-esteem, or any other issue -- together we can work to equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges. There is hope for a better tomorrow.
(925) 369-7487 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Nicole Kangas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, JD
Verified
*VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE* Do you find yourself facing difficult or unexpected struggles? Responding to life's challenges can be hard and can result in stress and unwanted feelings or symptoms. I am here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s obstacles and to feel well. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood who are dealing with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship and parenting concerns, grief and loss, trauma recovery, and more. I also help couples work through problems and strengthen their bond.
(925) 660-7363 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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J Aaron Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My focus in therapy revolves around relationships and support. The most important relationship I speak of is our relationship with ourselves. To be truly whole we benefit from a well developed relationship with ourselves to then be able to have good relationships with others. This comes from learning and honoring our strengths and our limitations. In fact, one's limitations can grow into strengths when addressed from a position of self-care
(925) 575-9512 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Ilana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My areas of Interest & Expertise: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relationship Issues , Breakups, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions & Changes, Grief , Repeating Negative Life Patterns, Body Image, Self Esteem & Self Worth, Bullying, Learning Disabilities, Achieving Goals, Resilience, Mindfulness, Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild to moderate), School Consult.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
(415) 301-7417 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Judy Bensinger-Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT , #114669
Verified
These days there are times when we need someone to talk to. For the past forty years I have embraced individuals who have experienced shame, anxiety, social anxiety, depression and stress. Individuals and families served have had questions and concerns related to caring for family members with special needs and adoptions. My approach is optimistic, empathic and enhances attachments and relationships. My wish is to lessen stress and provide advocacy. Whether your journey is individual, infant-child related or a family dream; I will work to support you and your loved ones in a warm and engaging therapeutic relationship .
(925) 357-9994 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Susan Overhauser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Special populations include abuse and rape survivors, adopted individuals, trauma survivors in relationship , and multicultural couples.
Do you wish for greater success, self-acceptance, love and connection? Do you desire to live your life more authentically? Difficult life histories and current obstacles hinder us from becoming who we want to be. With my help, past events and unfruitful ways of being can be processed and transformed so that they no longer impact your present or future. Modalities such as EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, emotionally focused therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy will help you discover and embody a new way of being. I am fiercely committed to helping you clear your path forward to embrace greater ease, integrity, belonging, and love.
(925) 392-6507 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Tara Rech
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
The kinds of issues I typically work with include relationship problems, depression, anxiety, creative blocks, personality disorders, grief and loss, life transitions, career issues, trauma, abuse, and problems related to sexuality.
Therapy can help you overcome difficulties, live creatively, and feel more alive. Many people become stuck in ways of thinking and living that no longer serve them. Through a caring therapeutic relationship , you can develop the courage to live in a meaningful and fulfilling way. Over the past 17 years, I have helped people with a wide variety of issues work through significant challenges, freeing them to make better choices. In addition to my clinical work, I teach and supervise at various training programs throughout the Bay Area, and am the Director of Counseling at California College of the Arts.
(510) 470-7909 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Cheryl Clift
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I believe therapy should be a collaborative relationship , and I work with clients to explore both present-day solutions and past challenges.
Are you unhappy and stuck in the same patterns? Maybe you feel as if you are living on autopilot always fulfilling endless obligations that feel empty or meaningless? If so, I would love to work with you! I enjoy assisting people who would like things to change but aren't sure how to make this happen. Life is too short to feel stuck! I am dedicated to helping people find their inner truth so they may live an authentic, conscious and meaningful life that is a reflection of who they truly are.
(925) 278-6910 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Melissa Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to help reduce struggles and find ways to live more fulfilling, gratifying lives. Our relationship is the context in which we work to find where you're stuck, what's getting in your way, and ways to do things differently. My specialty areas include grief and loss, adoption, ADHD, race/class issues, work/life balance, LGBTQ issues, and divorce. I help people manage anxiety and mood problems. I help couples with concerns related to parenting, managing conflict, and addressing needs and expectations. I see communication as the grease that keeps relationships running smoothly, and I help facilitate good communication.
(510) 822-7911 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Noah Oderberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also specialize in Relationship & Marital Therapy.
Are you struggling with depression, low self-confidence, or anxiety? Are you having difficulties in your relationships or at work? Are you finding it hard to cope with a loss, life transition, or illness? I have brought warmth, knowledge, and compassion to my work with individuals & couples for 25 years as a Psychologist. My approach to psychotherapy is to create a safe environment through listening and empathy that will enable you to talk about patterns in your life that are causing you distress. My goal is to help you achieve greater life satisfaction, healthier relationships & new sources of self worth.
(510) 404-8846 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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Linda Michels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
) Much stress at work and home is due to difficult relationship challenges.
I think you know what would make you happy but don't know how to make it happen. This applies to both individuals and couples. People stop themselves from moving forward because they think they can't or don't deserve to get their own needs met. I can help you overcome blocks, fears, guilt, depression, and/or self-defeating behaviors so you can free yourself to be happy and more successful. It seems daunting but, with support and direction, it is possible to improve your life. This is even true for people who are suffering from more debilitating problems such as Bipolar Disorder, OCD,or Schizoaffective Disorders.
(415) 800-3916 
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Orinda, CA 94563
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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.

If you're looking for an Orinda relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in Orinda.