Couples Counseling Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Mara S Easley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834  (Online Only)
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families offering a range of therapy services.
Ask yourself, why did you choose now to seek help/therapy? Is it because you thought to yourself “I think I need to talk to someone?” My motivation to be a therapist is to be that anchor or sounding board to help you through life’s stressors. I enjoy empowering individuals with the necessary tools and resources that will allow them to engage in a healthy and self-sufficient lifestyle. I hope to be an ongoing advocate for the importance of therapy whether it is for short-term goals or for on-going support.
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families offering a range of therapy services.
Ask yourself, why did you choose now to seek help/therapy? Is it because you thought to yourself “I think I need to talk to someone?” My motivation to be a therapist is to be that anchor or sounding board to help you through life’s stressors. I enjoy empowering individuals with the necessary tools and resources that will allow them to engage in a healthy and self-sufficient lifestyle. I hope to be an ongoing advocate for the importance of therapy whether it is for short-term goals or for on-going support.
(916) 848-6454 View (916) 848-6454
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Kathleen Oravec
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you and your partner having trouble communicating without dissolving into conflict that seems to never get resolved? Are you tired of feeling anxious and walking on egeshells? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself and getting your needs met? Do you often end up in the same relationship rut without being able to find a way out of an unsatisfying cycle of blame and regret?
Are you and your partner having trouble communicating without dissolving into conflict that seems to never get resolved? Are you tired of feeling anxious and walking on egeshells? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself and getting your needs met? Do you often end up in the same relationship rut without being able to find a way out of an unsatisfying cycle of blame and regret?
(916) 546-1493 View (916) 546-1493
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Lindsey Larrimore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822
Now accepting online appointments! Having a trusted therapist in your corner can make a huge difference in your well-being and overall quality of life. I work with teens and adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma related to relationship conflicts, family issues, and life transitions. I also work with families and couples using Gottman and Imago techniques to improve communication and strengthen bonds. I look forward to providing a tailored approach and a nurturing space to help you heal the past, reclaim your present, and envision your brighter, healthier future.
Now accepting online appointments! Having a trusted therapist in your corner can make a huge difference in your well-being and overall quality of life. I work with teens and adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma related to relationship conflicts, family issues, and life transitions. I also work with families and couples using Gottman and Imago techniques to improve communication and strengthen bonds. I look forward to providing a tailored approach and a nurturing space to help you heal the past, reclaim your present, and envision your brighter, healthier future.
(916) 587-4574 View (916) 587-4574
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Couples Resource Collective Counseling Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
You deserve a happy and successful relationship. Learn to how to repair personal or relationship issues caused by mental health ailments, communication, trust/infidelity, sex, addiction, parenting differences, past trauma (sexual, physical, emotional), and finances. Discover how to create and maintain mutual understanding and respect. Love like you matter. Our diverse staff believe in affirmative and equitable approaches that support clients, regardless to composition, beliefs, or practices. Call us to learn how we can help, or visit our parent company's website for more information: www.sacramentocouples.org. HABLA ESPAÑOL.
(916) 621-5894 View (916) 621-5894
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Life and Liberation
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I primarily work with Farsi and Dari speaking refugees who have been exposed to hardship and war. I also see teenagers who are going through identity crisis and transitional periods from childhood to adulthood. I see couples coming from traditional backgrounds trying to save their marriage by adjusting to mainstream culture. Finally, I see individuals with low-self esteem, confidence, and decision making issues.
I primarily work with Farsi and Dari speaking refugees who have been exposed to hardship and war. I also see teenagers who are going through identity crisis and transitional periods from childhood to adulthood. I see couples coming from traditional backgrounds trying to save their marriage by adjusting to mainstream culture. Finally, I see individuals with low-self esteem, confidence, and decision making issues.
(650) 866-1151 View (650) 866-1151
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Ann Marie McKnight
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
My areas of expertise include: relationship counseling for individuals and couples, grief, loss, bereavement (anticipatory or historical), trauma, disability, anxiety and depression.
Are you in the midst of an overwhelming life circumstance or reeling from loss? Are you feeling alone, scared or uncertain about your ability to cope? You deserve support from someone who will help you develop the skills to move forward in your life! I have years of experience helping individuals, couples and families to feel less alone by providing them with a safe, sensitive and non-judgmental space to unload their burdens, reduce feelings of isolation, restore hope and increase their personal functioning. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to schedule or learn more.
My areas of expertise include: relationship counseling for individuals and couples, grief, loss, bereavement (anticipatory or historical), trauma, disability, anxiety and depression.
Are you in the midst of an overwhelming life circumstance or reeling from loss? Are you feeling alone, scared or uncertain about your ability to cope? You deserve support from someone who will help you develop the skills to move forward in your life! I have years of experience helping individuals, couples and families to feel less alone by providing them with a safe, sensitive and non-judgmental space to unload their burdens, reduce feelings of isolation, restore hope and increase their personal functioning. Visit www.lovehealgrow.com to schedule or learn more.
(530) 424-2063 View (530) 424-2063
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Chris Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Imagine feeling peace-even in the face of life's challenges. Anxiety and depression. Relationship problems with partners, family members, or others. Divorce, death, and other tragedies. Imagine knowing you have the emotional awareness and the skills you need to deal with whatever life brings you. The wherewithal to meet challenges, to achieve better outcomes, and - ultimately - to heal the wounds that can make peace seem elusive or fleeting. The choice to seek therapy is itself a big step toward healing. My role is to help guide you as you move through self-discovery, to self-awareness, to self-direction.
Imagine feeling peace-even in the face of life's challenges. Anxiety and depression. Relationship problems with partners, family members, or others. Divorce, death, and other tragedies. Imagine knowing you have the emotional awareness and the skills you need to deal with whatever life brings you. The wherewithal to meet challenges, to achieve better outcomes, and - ultimately - to heal the wounds that can make peace seem elusive or fleeting. The choice to seek therapy is itself a big step toward healing. My role is to help guide you as you move through self-discovery, to self-awareness, to self-direction.
(916) 584-9735 View (916) 584-9735
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Life Steps Consulting
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I offer individual sessions, couples counseling, family counseling, substance abuse evaluations for family and legal courts, and intervention services.
Have you or a loved one struggled with alcohol or drug dependency? Allow me to help you on your journey to recovery. At Life Steps Consulting, we know that life is full of different transitions, which can be broken down into a series of steps. When you are struggling with substance abuse, movement through the transitional steps halts, causing you to fall into unhealthy life cycles, which impact your career goals, relationships, physical and mental health. I can help you get back on track. I not only have studied the disease of alcohol and drug addiction, but I have been there and I know how you feel.
I offer individual sessions, couples counseling, family counseling, substance abuse evaluations for family and legal courts, and intervention services.
Have you or a loved one struggled with alcohol or drug dependency? Allow me to help you on your journey to recovery. At Life Steps Consulting, we know that life is full of different transitions, which can be broken down into a series of steps. When you are struggling with substance abuse, movement through the transitional steps halts, causing you to fall into unhealthy life cycles, which impact your career goals, relationships, physical and mental health. I can help you get back on track. I not only have studied the disease of alcohol and drug addiction, but I have been there and I know how you feel.
(916) 545-9754 View (916) 545-9754
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James McLaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Hi! I'm James McLaughlin, I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Located in the city of Sacramento. I consider myself a clinical generalist, working with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for help navigating the challenges of life. I focus on getting to the core of what may be getting in the way of fulfillment and work actively and collaboratively to re-write your life story.
Hi! I'm James McLaughlin, I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Located in the city of Sacramento. I consider myself a clinical generalist, working with individuals, couples, and families who are looking for help navigating the challenges of life. I focus on getting to the core of what may be getting in the way of fulfillment and work actively and collaboratively to re-write your life story.
(916) 892-1279 View (916) 892-1279
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Patience Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
(916) 252-5030 View (916) 252-5030
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Karessa Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95864
My specialties include: Individuals, kids/teens, family, co-parenting, couples and marriage counseling.
The therapeutic journey begins internally by listening to the heart when it tells us there is a need for change in our lives. Second is having the courage to admit when we need outside support to begin this change, and finally being bold enough to use our voices to seek out the assistance of a therapist. Therapy with the right therapist can be helpful to everyone. my preferred theoretical approach is client-centered. A client-centered therapeutic approach allows me to meet my clients where they are at and together develop the appropriate path forward. Other theoretical approaches include; CBT, DBT, experiential, & psychodynamic.
My specialties include: Individuals, kids/teens, family, co-parenting, couples and marriage counseling.
The therapeutic journey begins internally by listening to the heart when it tells us there is a need for change in our lives. Second is having the courage to admit when we need outside support to begin this change, and finally being bold enough to use our voices to seek out the assistance of a therapist. Therapy with the right therapist can be helpful to everyone. my preferred theoretical approach is client-centered. A client-centered therapeutic approach allows me to meet my clients where they are at and together develop the appropriate path forward. Other theoretical approaches include; CBT, DBT, experiential, & psychodynamic.
(916) 237-1619 View (916) 237-1619
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Darlene A. Obregon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Hi, my name is Darlene. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am have experience working with couples in re-establishing safety and connection in relationships. I have worked with couples with infidelity, separation and high conflict. I am also passionate about working with individuals in helping them unpack childhood emotional trauma wounds, to foster new healthy attachments. I have 10 years experience working with children and families. In family work, I help to restore connection, trust and belonging.
Hi, my name is Darlene. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am have experience working with couples in re-establishing safety and connection in relationships. I have worked with couples with infidelity, separation and high conflict. I am also passionate about working with individuals in helping them unpack childhood emotional trauma wounds, to foster new healthy attachments. I have 10 years experience working with children and families. In family work, I help to restore connection, trust and belonging.
(916) 943-4076 View (916) 943-4076
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Karen Fox
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental space for neurodivergent adult individuals and couples to explore their unique strengths and navigate challenges with empathy and understanding.
If you feel like a fish tasked with climbing a tree and you just can’t seem to ever get it right, it would make total sense when our besties anxiety and overwhelm, depression, and that gnawing sensation of not-enoughness start to show up. It can be exhausting, but you don’t have to go it alone. Healing happens when we feel seen and understood by another, which can ease the path towards greater self-acceptance, joy, authenticity, and a deeper connection with yourself and others.
I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental space for neurodivergent adult individuals and couples to explore their unique strengths and navigate challenges with empathy and understanding.
If you feel like a fish tasked with climbing a tree and you just can’t seem to ever get it right, it would make total sense when our besties anxiety and overwhelm, depression, and that gnawing sensation of not-enoughness start to show up. It can be exhausting, but you don’t have to go it alone. Healing happens when we feel seen and understood by another, which can ease the path towards greater self-acceptance, joy, authenticity, and a deeper connection with yourself and others.
(916) 666-6347 View (916) 666-6347
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Charles A Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
A strong client-therapist relationship is an essential quality of effective therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
A strong client-therapist relationship is an essential quality of effective therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
(916) 659-8118 View (916) 659-8118
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D. Meghan French
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I work with couples and individuals struggling with fertility issues.
Welcome! I appreciate you stopping at my page. Stress, depression, anxiety and grief can rob us of the energy to enjoy life and stay connected with the people around us. I became a therapist in the hopes of helping people find peace, happiness and wellbeing. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment wherein you can share your story and we can work together to find meaningful and lasting change.
I work with couples and individuals struggling with fertility issues.
Welcome! I appreciate you stopping at my page. Stress, depression, anxiety and grief can rob us of the energy to enjoy life and stay connected with the people around us. I became a therapist in the hopes of helping people find peace, happiness and wellbeing. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment wherein you can share your story and we can work together to find meaningful and lasting change.
(916) 694-1840 View (916) 694-1840
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Angelus T W Dupree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
CRiY Therapeutic Services provides culturally diverse psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families residing in Sacramento, California. I work with clients experiencing PTSD, depression, anger issues, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, and abuse. I specialize in multicultural issues and mental health challenges that present in adults, teens, athletes, and individuals with Sickle Cell disease and other chronic health conditions.
CRiY Therapeutic Services provides culturally diverse psychotherapy and counseling services to individuals, couples, and families residing in Sacramento, California. I work with clients experiencing PTSD, depression, anger issues, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, and abuse. I specialize in multicultural issues and mental health challenges that present in adults, teens, athletes, and individuals with Sickle Cell disease and other chronic health conditions.
(916) 884-2967 View (916) 884-2967
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Maliyah Coye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
Trauma heals in relationships and connections and I look forward to creating a safe relationship for you to explore and expand.
There are moments in our lives where we're left feeling vulnerable, uncertain and even afraid. Old memories and strong emotions from earlier experiences often surface during times of change and transition, calling for our attention & care. Events like entering or ending a professional role or a personal relationship can trigger intense feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, & overwhelm. You can be exactly where you want to be in life yet feel like you don’t belong or that you can’t truly relish in your achievements. You may be working so hard to be liked or prevent conflict that you’re not even aware of your own preferences or limits.
Trauma heals in relationships and connections and I look forward to creating a safe relationship for you to explore and expand.
There are moments in our lives where we're left feeling vulnerable, uncertain and even afraid. Old memories and strong emotions from earlier experiences often surface during times of change and transition, calling for our attention & care. Events like entering or ending a professional role or a personal relationship can trigger intense feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, & overwhelm. You can be exactly where you want to be in life yet feel like you don’t belong or that you can’t truly relish in your achievements. You may be working so hard to be liked or prevent conflict that you’re not even aware of your own preferences or limits.
(916) 694-1933 View (916) 694-1933
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Chris Barley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
High functioning but questioning your relationship with alcohol or drug use? Concerned friends, family, or employer? Checking into a program may create additional stress and even be unnecessary. Whether you're struggling with a recent event or an ongoing situation, I encourage a thoughtful personalized approach. I specialize in harm reduction and moderation management, so if your drinking is problematic but not "alcoholic", this may be right for you. Ambulatory opiate detox and out of state or criminal justice assessment services available. Confidentiality is assured with a discrete private office or secure video sessions.
High functioning but questioning your relationship with alcohol or drug use? Concerned friends, family, or employer? Checking into a program may create additional stress and even be unnecessary. Whether you're struggling with a recent event or an ongoing situation, I encourage a thoughtful personalized approach. I specialize in harm reduction and moderation management, so if your drinking is problematic but not "alcoholic", this may be right for you. Ambulatory opiate detox and out of state or criminal justice assessment services available. Confidentiality is assured with a discrete private office or secure video sessions.
(916) 507-0524 View (916) 507-0524
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Marcela Avila
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic. I believe in working and creating an individual treatment approach unique to each of my clients. I am a person centered but also psychodynamic, in that I believe that the unconscious is an important door to change where we can uncover the root of patterns of behavior. I also have a passion for working with couples and helping them break free from difficult communication patterns using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on the attachment or strength of the bond a couple has and emotions that are getting in the way of safety, connection, and love. etc.
My approach to psychotherapy is eclectic. I believe in working and creating an individual treatment approach unique to each of my clients. I am a person centered but also psychodynamic, in that I believe that the unconscious is an important door to change where we can uncover the root of patterns of behavior. I also have a passion for working with couples and helping them break free from difficult communication patterns using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on the attachment or strength of the bond a couple has and emotions that are getting in the way of safety, connection, and love. etc.
(916) 527-9629 View (916) 527-9629
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Korlany Roche
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95838
My name is Dr. Korlany Chhun Roche, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, California, providing telehealth services to clients statewide. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents, young adults, and couples who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and relational problems.
My name is Dr. Korlany Chhun Roche, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, California, providing telehealth services to clients statewide. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents, young adults, and couples who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and relational problems.
(916) 932-9629 View (916) 932-9629
Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.