Couples Counseling Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Louisa Jacquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I want to encourage my clients to find their inner strength and voice. I believe in a client centered approach to therapy and focusing on building a positive working relationship.
As a therapist, I want to encourage my clients to find their inner strength and voice. I believe in a client centered approach to therapy and focusing on building a positive working relationship.
(669) 233-0706 View (669) 233-0706
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Brenda Farrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering working together with me. I am a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over thirty years of experience. I have experience, working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I have successfully helped many people overcome anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, and issues related to trauma. It is both a privilege and an honor to be in this profession. I have great passion for this work and believe that therapy can have a significant impact in people's lives.
Welcome to my practice! Thank you for considering working together with me. I am a licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapist, with over thirty years of experience. I have experience, working with people of all ages, from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I have successfully helped many people overcome anxiety issues, depression, relationship issues, and issues related to trauma. It is both a privilege and an honor to be in this profession. I have great passion for this work and believe that therapy can have a significant impact in people's lives.
(925) 392-6393 View (925) 392-6393
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Anobella Eshoo
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
I am dedicated to creating an environment of safety in our therapeutic relationship so you can heal and meet your goals. This allows room for unfinished business of the past to surface and receive the attention it deserves. I love working with teens, couples, and families. My primary focus is pre-marital therapy, parent-teen relationships, and identity formation. Specifically, I work with Christian couples who are facing fears and reservations around the topic of marriage and sex. Oftentimes, spiritual trauma, upbringing and other factors can contribute to these challenges.
I am dedicated to creating an environment of safety in our therapeutic relationship so you can heal and meet your goals. This allows room for unfinished business of the past to surface and receive the attention it deserves. I love working with teens, couples, and families. My primary focus is pre-marital therapy, parent-teen relationships, and identity formation. Specifically, I work with Christian couples who are facing fears and reservations around the topic of marriage and sex. Oftentimes, spiritual trauma, upbringing and other factors can contribute to these challenges.
(408) 539-0660 View (408) 539-0660
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Holly Hopkins Shah
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
Thank you for visiting my profile. You're looking for a therapist because either you or a loved one is in some distress. I can help. I have experience in treating many issues one faces that produces some distress from relationship problems, trauma or family difficulties to depression, anxiety and grief.
Thank you for visiting my profile. You're looking for a therapist because either you or a loved one is in some distress. I can help. I have experience in treating many issues one faces that produces some distress from relationship problems, trauma or family difficulties to depression, anxiety and grief.
(408) 628-1618 View (408) 628-1618
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Traci Williams
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
I have the most comfort in working with children, youth, and adults who are open to developing a trusting relationship with their therapist and who are usually in some type of life transition in which they need the support of an outsider who can offer them an unbiased, nonjudgmental perspective.
Hello, I am Traci Williams (LPC2105) and I have worked in the education and nonprofit industry for over 30 years providing me with a background in serving children, youth, and families. My approach is using the belief in hope and the ability to overcome adversity by examining what experiences we have had that influence our thinking and ability to move forward. Family history and trauma impact us, but with the proper support and understanding, we all have the potential to succeed and be at peace. My theoretical approach includes family systems, person-centered perspective, as well as cognitive behavioral.
I have the most comfort in working with children, youth, and adults who are open to developing a trusting relationship with their therapist and who are usually in some type of life transition in which they need the support of an outsider who can offer them an unbiased, nonjudgmental perspective.
Hello, I am Traci Williams (LPC2105) and I have worked in the education and nonprofit industry for over 30 years providing me with a background in serving children, youth, and families. My approach is using the belief in hope and the ability to overcome adversity by examining what experiences we have had that influence our thinking and ability to move forward. Family history and trauma impact us, but with the proper support and understanding, we all have the potential to succeed and be at peace. My theoretical approach includes family systems, person-centered perspective, as well as cognitive behavioral.
(408) 762-3310 View (408) 762-3310
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LaToya Cheathon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
(408) 539-0010 View (408) 539-0010
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Jayne Marsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
I work with you where you are, whether your relationship is unraveling, you're facing major life changes, or you're stuck in unhealthy behavior patterns.
Daily life brings plenty of stresses, but most of us manage to function pretty well in spite of them. Sometimes, however, the stresses become more than we can handle, making us feel nervous, sad or angry. We might argue more with loved ones, have trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating. Physical problems might show up like headaches or stomach complaints. If all this weren't enough, we might self-medicate by doing things like over-eating, excessive drinking or shopping. While these activities are actually attempts to self-comfort, a more productive way to gain relief when life gets out of control is to seek therapy.
I work with you where you are, whether your relationship is unraveling, you're facing major life changes, or you're stuck in unhealthy behavior patterns.
Daily life brings plenty of stresses, but most of us manage to function pretty well in spite of them. Sometimes, however, the stresses become more than we can handle, making us feel nervous, sad or angry. We might argue more with loved ones, have trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating. Physical problems might show up like headaches or stomach complaints. If all this weren't enough, we might self-medicate by doing things like over-eating, excessive drinking or shopping. While these activities are actually attempts to self-comfort, a more productive way to gain relief when life gets out of control is to seek therapy.
(408) 758-5835 View (408) 758-5835
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Eun Ah Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps in an unsatisfying relationship, blended family, job, depression/anxiety, parenting difficulties or generally feeling unhappy in your current situation? Help is readily available to assist you to get unstuck and better your life. Move your life in your desired direction in a gentle and caring environment. Get unstuck. Call 408-380-3008
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps in an unsatisfying relationship, blended family, job, depression/anxiety, parenting difficulties or generally feeling unhappy in your current situation? Help is readily available to assist you to get unstuck and better your life. Move your life in your desired direction in a gentle and caring environment. Get unstuck. Call 408-380-3008
(408) 759-4966 View (408) 759-4966
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Alisa Flakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hello, my name is Alisa Flakes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, and families in a variety of areas including addiction, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others. My approach is strength-based, solution focused and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, and more.
Hello, my name is Alisa Flakes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, and families in a variety of areas including addiction, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others. My approach is strength-based, solution focused and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, and more.
(408) 539-8691 View (408) 539-8691
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Access Mental Health, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95123
Thus, we offer expansive specialties and modalities that provide the most effective treatment for each individual, including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship conflict, family challenges, mood disorders.
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
Thus, we offer expansive specialties and modalities that provide the most effective treatment for each individual, including depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship conflict, family challenges, mood disorders.
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
(855) 799-4647 View (855) 799-4647
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Shayma Mortazavi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95121
My name is Shayma Mortazavi, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, working in this field past decade. I specialize in helping adults who have faced severe psychological challenges, depression, mood instability, anxiety, anger management, work stress, relationship and parenting issues, phase of life adjustments, grief and loss, and cultural transitions experiences. I also have extensive knowledge of addiction and recovery.
My name is Shayma Mortazavi, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, working in this field past decade. I specialize in helping adults who have faced severe psychological challenges, depression, mood instability, anxiety, anger management, work stress, relationship and parenting issues, phase of life adjustments, grief and loss, and cultural transitions experiences. I also have extensive knowledge of addiction and recovery.
(408) 868-2445 View (408) 868-2445
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Valentina Mornard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationship with food and weight, no matter what you do? Do you say to yourself things like: “I’m out of control. I try to stay on a diet and to be “good”, but then I cheat. I end up binge eating, and I feel horrible about myself. If I had more willpower, I could lose weight and keep it off. Instead, I keep failing.” You are left feeling exhausted, depressed, anxious, and hopeless. Are you ready to make a change, and find more well-being in your life? You can free up energy for the people and pursuits in life that matter. I want to help you get there.
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationship with food and weight, no matter what you do? Do you say to yourself things like: “I’m out of control. I try to stay on a diet and to be “good”, but then I cheat. I end up binge eating, and I feel horrible about myself. If I had more willpower, I could lose weight and keep it off. Instead, I keep failing.” You are left feeling exhausted, depressed, anxious, and hopeless. Are you ready to make a change, and find more well-being in your life? You can free up energy for the people and pursuits in life that matter. I want to help you get there.
(510) 345-0447 View (510) 345-0447
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Jill Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Therapy is about building a new relationship - usually a better and healthier one - than the ones we experienced in our families of origin. This takes time, but it's good work, because working with a therapist is a way to heal the past, fix the present and look more confidently toward the future. I help people develop better coping skills, as well as understanding and compassion for where they've been.
Therapy is about building a new relationship - usually a better and healthier one - than the ones we experienced in our families of origin. This takes time, but it's good work, because working with a therapist is a way to heal the past, fix the present and look more confidently toward the future. I help people develop better coping skills, as well as understanding and compassion for where they've been.
(408) 638-2249 View (408) 638-2249
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Vani Hariharan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95117
I endeavor to create a therapeutic relationship based on respect, compassion, and authenticity.
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
I endeavor to create a therapeutic relationship based on respect, compassion, and authenticity.
I believe that people are resilient and resourceful, capable of overcoming difficulties. Sometimes we get entangled in personal and relational patterns that can overwhelm our resources. I help clients identify these problematic patterns and empower them to break free from patterns that do not serve them well. I focus on my client's interpersonal relationships and relationships with larger social systems. I have experience working with children, teens, families, and couples on several issues, including family and couple distress, trauma, and various presentations of anxiety and depression through a systemic and attachment-based lens.
(650) 374-0238 View (650) 374-0238
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Alex Tipton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I also provide couples and family therapy, offering a safe and non-judgmental space for you and your partner or loved ones to communicate and restore your meaningful connection.
I work with adults and teenagers who are looking to manage symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I will be with you on the journey of healing to discovery, recovery, and connection to your true self. I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing life transition issues such as career/academic concerns and relationship stress. I approach therapy with a person-centered mindset to create as comfortable and welcoming an environment as I can. I believe the trust built between you and a therapist is one of the more powerful tools we as clinicians can offer, and I hope to garner that trust in my own practice.
I also provide couples and family therapy, offering a safe and non-judgmental space for you and your partner or loved ones to communicate and restore your meaningful connection.
I work with adults and teenagers who are looking to manage symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. I will be with you on the journey of healing to discovery, recovery, and connection to your true self. I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing life transition issues such as career/academic concerns and relationship stress. I approach therapy with a person-centered mindset to create as comfortable and welcoming an environment as I can. I believe the trust built between you and a therapist is one of the more powerful tools we as clinicians can offer, and I hope to garner that trust in my own practice.
(408) 359-1739 View (408) 359-1739
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Chonnie Thiessen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and I strive to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I'm Chonnie Thiessen, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping others. I have a master's degree in marriage and family counseling and over 10 years of experience in providing effective and compassionate therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I work with individuals aged 12-99 who are dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with couples and families.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and I strive to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I'm Chonnie Thiessen, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping others. I have a master's degree in marriage and family counseling and over 10 years of experience in providing effective and compassionate therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I work with individuals aged 12-99 who are dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with couples and families.
(408) 465-4952 View (408) 465-4952
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Jose location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Therapy is a process of self-reflection and conversation that honors the struggles of life: career uncertainty, relationship decisions, loneliness, grief, and the ongoing pursuit self-love.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(408) 677-2390 View (408) 677-2390
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Sandra Macias
Psychologist, Sandra Macias, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
I work with all age groups, but I have a real passion for working with couples and families.
I know that we are living in unique and challenging times. It can sometimes be difficult to navigate the life stressors that come our way, especially when those stressors lead to disruptions in our ability to cope and function the way we wish to. I understand the importance we place on developing and maintaining strong and supportive interpersonal relationships with our families, our children, our partners, and our communities. I also am a strong believer in the need to have a therapist who can listen, support, and offer you real tools to manage stressors and mental health issues.
I work with all age groups, but I have a real passion for working with couples and families.
I know that we are living in unique and challenging times. It can sometimes be difficult to navigate the life stressors that come our way, especially when those stressors lead to disruptions in our ability to cope and function the way we wish to. I understand the importance we place on developing and maintaining strong and supportive interpersonal relationships with our families, our children, our partners, and our communities. I also am a strong believer in the need to have a therapist who can listen, support, and offer you real tools to manage stressors and mental health issues.
(408) 662-1558 View (408) 662-1558
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Harmonie Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
She has also completed Level 1 and 2 trainings in Gottman Method as well as Couples Addiction Recovery.
Harmonie Stone has been a student of the developmental and psychological wellness fields for over 9 years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Development and a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her work as a counselor has lead her to take a special interest in chronic stress and trauma and their influence on the nervous system's ability to communicate with the mind and body. Her desire is to take a more whole person approach in healing from chronic stress and trauma.
She has also completed Level 1 and 2 trainings in Gottman Method as well as Couples Addiction Recovery.
Harmonie Stone has been a student of the developmental and psychological wellness fields for over 9 years. She has a Bachelors of Science in Child and Adolescent Development and a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her work as a counselor has lead her to take a special interest in chronic stress and trauma and their influence on the nervous system's ability to communicate with the mind and body. Her desire is to take a more whole person approach in healing from chronic stress and trauma.
(669) 271-7241 View (669) 271-7241
Felicia M Eliazar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
I enjoy a respectful relationship with various Family Court Judges who value my feedback in determining custody concerns.
Many of the clients that walk through my door may be similar to you: frustrated at the court system, wanting more time with their children, having overwhelming difficulties in dealing with an ex partner. My approach, has been and continues to be to focus on what is in the best interest of the child. I bring my years of experience in assessing families, mediating requests, and getting real action outcomes for the child(ren) involved.
I enjoy a respectful relationship with various Family Court Judges who value my feedback in determining custody concerns.
Many of the clients that walk through my door may be similar to you: frustrated at the court system, wanting more time with their children, having overwhelming difficulties in dealing with an ex partner. My approach, has been and continues to be to focus on what is in the best interest of the child. I bring my years of experience in assessing families, mediating requests, and getting real action outcomes for the child(ren) involved.
(408) 684-5680 View (408) 684-5680
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.