Marriage Counseling Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Alexandera Espinosa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Alexandera Espinosa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked for 9 years in the Bay Area with families and individuals coping with life transitions, anxiety, depression, and grief. Alexandera is dedicated to supporting her clients as they navigate personal difficulties and find their own personal strength.
Alexandera Espinosa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked for 9 years in the Bay Area with families and individuals coping with life transitions, anxiety, depression, and grief. Alexandera is dedicated to supporting her clients as they navigate personal difficulties and find their own personal strength.
(408) 676-1193 View (408) 676-1193
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Anthony Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95153  (Online Only)
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I warmly welcome clients from diverse backgrounds, including those who've faced homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. My expertise enables me to compassionately assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use, and adjusting to change or loss. I provide a secure and accepting space for those feeling stuck, guiding them towards positive steps in their lives. My non-judgmental approach fosters a therapeutic environment where all clients find support and healing. Together, we navigate life's challenges, promoting growth and resilience.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I warmly welcome clients from diverse backgrounds, including those who've faced homelessness, incarceration, and trauma. My expertise enables me to compassionately assist individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use, and adjusting to change or loss. I provide a secure and accepting space for those feeling stuck, guiding them towards positive steps in their lives. My non-judgmental approach fosters a therapeutic environment where all clients find support and healing. Together, we navigate life's challenges, promoting growth and resilience.
(408) 868-5053 View (408) 868-5053
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Jorge Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
(408) 762-3078 View (408) 762-3078
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Guillaume Marriage and Family Counseling of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95119  (Online Only)
Are you in need of premarital or marital counseling? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you currently pregnant, just gave birth, or just lost a child and in need of some support to deal with the various emotions you are experiencing? Are you a parent of a child with mental illness and need some support or therapy for yourself? Do you have a long history of mental health struggles and would like to break the cycle? If so, we can help! We work with moms, dads, wives, husbands and partners. We are culturally and spiritually minded in our work. We integrate your faith and culture in our work together.
Are you in need of premarital or marital counseling? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or past trauma? Are you currently pregnant, just gave birth, or just lost a child and in need of some support to deal with the various emotions you are experiencing? Are you a parent of a child with mental illness and need some support or therapy for yourself? Do you have a long history of mental health struggles and would like to break the cycle? If so, we can help! We work with moms, dads, wives, husbands and partners. We are culturally and spiritually minded in our work. We integrate your faith and culture in our work together.
(669) 202-2286 View (669) 202-2286
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Diane C Petroni
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95118
in Clinical Psychology and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have training in EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, PTSD, OCD, and Couples Therapy.
Do you feel controlled by food, rather than in control of it ? Are you obsessed with eating, dieting or bingeing? Does your scale determine your mood? Is your life strongly impacted by your weight? Life doesn't have to be a weight struggle. Learn the difference between head and body hunger. Decipher what your obsessive behavior is really saying. Acquire physical, mental and emotional balance. Whether it is eating, drinking, anger, spending, controlling, an addiction is a mal-adaptive attempt at managing feelings and escaping discomfort.
in Clinical Psychology and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have training in EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, PTSD, OCD, and Couples Therapy.
Do you feel controlled by food, rather than in control of it ? Are you obsessed with eating, dieting or bingeing? Does your scale determine your mood? Is your life strongly impacted by your weight? Life doesn't have to be a weight struggle. Learn the difference between head and body hunger. Decipher what your obsessive behavior is really saying. Acquire physical, mental and emotional balance. Whether it is eating, drinking, anger, spending, controlling, an addiction is a mal-adaptive attempt at managing feelings and escaping discomfort.
(408) 266-7826 x104 View (408) 266-7826 x104
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Adrian R. Medina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95110
So, when you're ready to create change -- be it saving your marriage, improving communication skills, parenting, or resolving depression or anxiety, or just figuring yourself out -- I am here to help.
Pick me! Pick me! :-) Hi, I'm Adrian. I'm in person and local in San Jose. I absolutely love this work and, with over 25 years of experience, I am still energized by it. Many of my clients tried just about everything before deciding that therapy was their best solution. Making changes in our lives and getting clear on what we need to change can be very difficult.
So, when you're ready to create change -- be it saving your marriage, improving communication skills, parenting, or resolving depression or anxiety, or just figuring yourself out -- I am here to help.
Pick me! Pick me! :-) Hi, I'm Adrian. I'm in person and local in San Jose. I absolutely love this work and, with over 25 years of experience, I am still energized by it. Many of my clients tried just about everything before deciding that therapy was their best solution. Making changes in our lives and getting clear on what we need to change can be very difficult.
(408) 582-2121 View (408) 582-2121
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Anne Gimbel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I am Anne Gimbel, a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA. I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or healing, and whether trauma, abuse, grieving, recovery of life issues, we work together to overcome them. Let me help you reach the goals and connections you deserve. With sensitivity and compassion, we work to determine what might be blocking your full potential and your feelings. I work with teens to adults, individuals, couples, and families.
I am Anne Gimbel, a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA. I begin by meeting you at your place of growth or healing, and whether trauma, abuse, grieving, recovery of life issues, we work together to overcome them. Let me help you reach the goals and connections you deserve. With sensitivity and compassion, we work to determine what might be blocking your full potential and your feelings. I work with teens to adults, individuals, couples, and families.
(408) 617-9125 View (408) 617-9125
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Robin Greenblat - Neurodiverse Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MHA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples in NEURODIVERSE RELATIONSHIPS. Do you feel lost or misunderstood in your marriage? With 30 years of marriage and having adult children, I understand the challenges of communication, emotional connection, and emotional safety. I have worked with elder couples who have adult children struggling with mental illnesses such as addiction, depression, and anxiety. I have experience working in diverse cultures and backgrounds in outpatient clinics, large healthcare systems, and private practices. I believe everyone has a voice and deserves to feel safe, respected, loved, and heard.
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples in NEURODIVERSE RELATIONSHIPS. Do you feel lost or misunderstood in your marriage? With 30 years of marriage and having adult children, I understand the challenges of communication, emotional connection, and emotional safety. I have worked with elder couples who have adult children struggling with mental illnesses such as addiction, depression, and anxiety. I have experience working in diverse cultures and backgrounds in outpatient clinics, large healthcare systems, and private practices. I believe everyone has a voice and deserves to feel safe, respected, loved, and heard.
(408) 669-3565 View (408) 669-3565
Heather Schrag
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
Hi, I'm Heather Jones, a licensed marriage and family therapist and it's my job to help you feel OK. I'm committed to helping you feel better as soon as possible. If we can get that to happen in a single conversation, wouldn't that be great? If it takes more time, we'll make the most of our sessions until you're satisfied. I practice Rapid Resolution Therapy because it aids me in identifying the root cause of suffering and eliminating it effectively and painlessly for good.
Hi, I'm Heather Jones, a licensed marriage and family therapist and it's my job to help you feel OK. I'm committed to helping you feel better as soon as possible. If we can get that to happen in a single conversation, wouldn't that be great? If it takes more time, we'll make the most of our sessions until you're satisfied. I practice Rapid Resolution Therapy because it aids me in identifying the root cause of suffering and eliminating it effectively and painlessly for good.
(408) 669-4581 View (408) 669-4581
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Christian Counseling Center San Jose
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
We are a Christian multidisciplinary group of licensed and registered healthcare professionals from the field of clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and clinical social work.
Christian Counseling Center San Jose has provided mental health services, support, and educational training to the Bay Area community for more than 30+ Years. Our team of 50+ therapists are passionate about caring for your emotional, mental, and relational needs through our broad range of clinical expertise. We are here to help!
We are a Christian multidisciplinary group of licensed and registered healthcare professionals from the field of clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and clinical social work.
Christian Counseling Center San Jose has provided mental health services, support, and educational training to the Bay Area community for more than 30+ Years. Our team of 50+ therapists are passionate about caring for your emotional, mental, and relational needs through our broad range of clinical expertise. We are here to help!
(408) 413-4529 View (408) 413-4529
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Margaret A Bailey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
My areas of specialty are in working with relationships (marital, family), stress, work stress, unemployment, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, chronic illness, eating disorders, and treatment post-hospitalization.
I provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable in talking about the discomfort they are experiencing. Together we explore those difficulties and seek to help you find relief. For those who want deeper work, and to make significant changes in their lives, I have been trained to provide more intensive, longer term therapy. I began my practice and continued training post graduate school for 30 years. For more information about my practice please see my website at: pegbailey.com.
My areas of specialty are in working with relationships (marital, family), stress, work stress, unemployment, depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, chronic illness, eating disorders, and treatment post-hospitalization.
I provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable in talking about the discomfort they are experiencing. Together we explore those difficulties and seek to help you find relief. For those who want deeper work, and to make significant changes in their lives, I have been trained to provide more intensive, longer term therapy. I began my practice and continued training post graduate school for 30 years. For more information about my practice please see my website at: pegbailey.com.
(408) 358-4090 View (408) 358-4090
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Amy M Dunniway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself thinking about your relationship more often than not? Maybe you find yourself saying, "How did we get here? I can’t do this anymore. We need to change or else…" You wonder if your marriage can be saved...if you want to marry at all...if you should even stay in this relationship. Everyone else's relationship seems easier than yours. No one would understand if you told them what you're going through. Your relationship feels like a struggle to even be in, right now. Conflict, confusion and discomfort seem like the norm, not the exception.
Do you find yourself thinking about your relationship more often than not? Maybe you find yourself saying, "How did we get here? I can’t do this anymore. We need to change or else…" You wonder if your marriage can be saved...if you want to marry at all...if you should even stay in this relationship. Everyone else's relationship seems easier than yours. No one would understand if you told them what you're going through. Your relationship feels like a struggle to even be in, right now. Conflict, confusion and discomfort seem like the norm, not the exception.
(831) 274-7439 View (831) 274-7439
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Deborah Kjar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I believe living a successful life is a process. I have to laugh at the expression,"Expect the Unexpected," because it is so true! In order to navigate through a life of uncertainty, you may need support or guidance during the more difficult stages. I am here so you don't have to go it alone. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore your personal needs. I would be honored to assist you with navigating life transitions such as job relocations, marriage conflicts, parenting challenges, major life decisions or empty nest syndrome.
I believe living a successful life is a process. I have to laugh at the expression,"Expect the Unexpected," because it is so true! In order to navigate through a life of uncertainty, you may need support or guidance during the more difficult stages. I am here so you don't have to go it alone. My goal is to create a safe environment for you to explore your personal needs. I would be honored to assist you with navigating life transitions such as job relocations, marriage conflicts, parenting challenges, major life decisions or empty nest syndrome.
(408) 703-5627 View (408) 703-5627
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Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey (Bilingual Spanish-English)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
I am currently accepting new clients for in person and video sessions. I am an experienced marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping couples, adult individuals and children struggling with difficult life transitions, trauma and depression find renewed hope in life.
I am currently accepting new clients for in person and video sessions. I am an experienced marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping couples, adult individuals and children struggling with difficult life transitions, trauma and depression find renewed hope in life.
(408) 317-1297 View (408) 317-1297
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Mano Jayasekaran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95128
As a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I employ an eclectic method to help clients understand the underlying reasons for their distress, identify negative thought patterns which may contribute to challenging behavioral patterns, like anxiety, depression, etc.
Healing starts the moment we feel seen, heard and known. I believe that healing and wholeness within one self can bring about healing and wholeness in our interpersonal relationships. I therefore incorporate an integrative, strength-based approach in my practice. As an immigrant of Indian origin, I can deeply empathize with those who struggle with acculturation stress, sense of identity and belongingness.
As a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I employ an eclectic method to help clients understand the underlying reasons for their distress, identify negative thought patterns which may contribute to challenging behavioral patterns, like anxiety, depression, etc.
Healing starts the moment we feel seen, heard and known. I believe that healing and wholeness within one self can bring about healing and wholeness in our interpersonal relationships. I therefore incorporate an integrative, strength-based approach in my practice. As an immigrant of Indian origin, I can deeply empathize with those who struggle with acculturation stress, sense of identity and belongingness.
(949) 881-5224 View (949) 881-5224
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Robin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
(669) 322-8330 View (669) 322-8330
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Talk-a-While, Child & Family Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Our team consists of experienced, fully-licensed therapists that provide outpatient therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families based on a relational theory framework where each individual can learn the importance of mutual empathy and empowerment within their current relationships. My name is Karina and I am the Co-Founder of Talk-a-While, Child & Family Therapy Center PC. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I specialize in working with children and adolescents with neurodiverse challenges; however, I also enjoy working with adults and couples.
Our team consists of experienced, fully-licensed therapists that provide outpatient therapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families based on a relational theory framework where each individual can learn the importance of mutual empathy and empowerment within their current relationships. My name is Karina and I am the Co-Founder of Talk-a-While, Child & Family Therapy Center PC. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I specialize in working with children and adolescents with neurodiverse challenges; however, I also enjoy working with adults and couples.
(562) 374-7579 View (562) 374-7579
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La Wanda Marrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hello, I am La Wanda Marrero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT139411. I have been in practice for over 10 years. My approach is strength-based, to meet you, the client, right where you are. My area of focus is stress reduction and client goal orientation. I work with clients who have made a decision to support themselves in making realistic changes and lifestyle improvements that decrease stress, depression, and anxiety with a trauma-informed informed and natural heart approach.
Hello, I am La Wanda Marrero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT139411. I have been in practice for over 10 years. My approach is strength-based, to meet you, the client, right where you are. My area of focus is stress reduction and client goal orientation. I work with clients who have made a decision to support themselves in making realistic changes and lifestyle improvements that decrease stress, depression, and anxiety with a trauma-informed informed and natural heart approach.
(408) 869-5676 View (408) 869-5676
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Therapy By Choice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I work with couples also who want to get their marriage back on track.
If you are going through a major life transition and can use a therapist who empowers you, gets you energized about life, helps you find your emotional balance and helps you see your transition from a different point of view then let’s get started! In couples or individual therapy, I can help you to focus on your goals, teach you how to self-soothe, manage stress and anxiety, keep depression in check and calm anger with strategies that are unique to you.Please email, text or call today for a free consultation.
I work with couples also who want to get their marriage back on track.
If you are going through a major life transition and can use a therapist who empowers you, gets you energized about life, helps you find your emotional balance and helps you see your transition from a different point of view then let’s get started! In couples or individual therapy, I can help you to focus on your goals, teach you how to self-soothe, manage stress and anxiety, keep depression in check and calm anger with strategies that are unique to you.Please email, text or call today for a free consultation.
(408) 900-2690 View (408) 900-2690
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Michael Southerland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
(650) 670-4976 View (650) 670-4976

Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.