Relationship Issues Therapists in San Rafael, CA

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Photo of Gigi Pagani, Psychologist in San Rafael, CA
Gigi Pagani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
A healthy, therapeutic relationship requires a safe, emotionally supportive space.
Are you or your child unhappy, anxious, angry, or grieving? Has your life been upended by COVID19? Perhaps you are adjusting to a bipolar diagnosis, recovering from trauma, struggling in relationships, seeking personal growth, or discovering your identity. Adults, couples, and children are all welcome in my practice! Together, we will consider the complexity of who and how you are—your unique combination of life experiences, temperament, culture, relationships, and more. In exploring formative experiences and present-day struggles and strengths, we will discover and address what is interfering with you having the life you desire.
(415) 300-2099 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Kate Hurley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I've been in private practice in both San Francisco and now Los Angeles and have a lot of experience working with people from many different backgrounds, on numerous areas of injury and subsequent growth. I've specialized in collaborating with people recovering from traumatic experiences, entering or deepening their recovery from addiction and substance use, creating and experiencing stronger more satisfying relationships and cultivating and developing the neural networking and tools for increased emotional regulation and enduring sense of wellbeing. I focus on building resiliency both in relationship and individually.
(323) 451-2243 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Roberta T Seifert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I also have extensive training, experience, and success working with couples that want to learn communication skills and be more satisfied with their intimate relationship .
The goal of therapy is to enable people to have richer and more satisfying lives. I match my approach to the person I'm seeing, offering both short-term, pragmatic, solution-oriented therapy, and longer-term treatment that involves complex historical material and ingrained self-defeating patterns. I think of therapy as an opportunity to learn better ways to live and thrive in the present. I use a combination of approaches including EMDR, AEDP, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and longer-term work to change recurring patterns.
(650) 918-4476 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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SparkIntimacy
MA
In our sessions together, we will create a " relationship lab", working with your issues in real time.
I work with both individuals and couples on issues that commonly hold us back from building genuine emotional and sexual intimacy. Shame, guilt and anxiety around communicating our needs and desires are common issues I work on, as well as physical problems such as erectile dysfunction and low desire. Communication, expressing your boundaries, and repairing relationship wounds are just a few tools I love working on in our sessions. Helping people discover their core desires and assisting them in incorporating them into their relationship is always the highlight of my day.
(415) 573-0196 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Helen Schoenhals Hart
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified
Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy.
(415) 689-9225 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Kristel S. Grodeska
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
If you are feeling disconnected or wanting to learn how to more deeply connect to yourself or those you are in relationship with, therapy can be a place to learn a different way of relating. I see therapy as a collaborative place for you to grow in the direction that you want and to reset your vitality. I have a strength in working with: couples who want to nurture their bond or need relational resources; people who want more emotional strength and capacity for intimacy; people dealing with the impacts of sexual trauma; people who want to grow relational skills.
(415) 449-3969 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Richard D. Flout
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with people who have a desire to get to know their authentic self. I believe that a warm, spacious, empathic and interactive relationship with my clients is key to the healing process. I will teach you a method to make sense of your inner experiences as well as your interactions with other people. I will help you identify the particular roles that you played in your family system and the resulting patterns of behavior that inhibit your self- expression, creativity and intimacy with others.
(415) 799-9215 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Nicole Ann Livingston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SAP
Verified
I have over 20 years experience helping clients address and heal from chemical dependency, grief and loss, relationship issues , work/life balance issues, trauma, depression and phobias.
Using a strengths based approach that assumes wellness is within each of us and needs guidance to be fully realized, my style is collaborative and client centered. I teach skills and techniques to help improve daily life while also helping you explore and address the root causes of suffering and unhappiness so that healing can take place. I draw on a wide range of treatment modalities, including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, CBT, Self Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational counseling and mindfulness. Therapy is tailored to address your particular needs, strengths and desires at the time you enter treatment.
(415) 799-1838 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Andrew Getz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Are you coming to terms with a challenging life transition, or feeling overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness or depression finding yourself in crisis, or simply wanting a deeper connection with yourself? If so I invite you to contact me. I am skilled at creating a supportive and empathic environment that will allow you to explore your relationship to life's challenges and to align with your inner resources. My approach draws on strategies that are tailored to meet you where you are and to focus on your individual goals and needs.
(415) 236-3536 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Lauri B Neidell-Newland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
You may be surprised to discover what a wonderfully rich, deeply fulfilling journey psychotherapy can be, just like the potential for your life truly is. There is always a way to create positive change. I have been helping people to do so for 25 years and would be honored to help you, as well. In our work together, you will have my absolute dedication to your emotional healing and well-being and have the relationship success you want. I love working with my clients and feel greatly motivated to help each person who comes to see me.
(415) 944-4143 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Leah Seidler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Relationship success is essential to well-being, both in our personal lives and in our careers; relationships are the interface between our inner life ("self") and our external world.
I offer couples and individuals immediate insights, deeper clarity, and long-term improvement in an accepting and collaborative therapy environment. I'm a very experienced, analytical, and highly-trained psychotherapist (educated at UC Berkeley), yet I am practical, warm, and open. I work with people experiencing marital, parenting, career, spiritual, emotional, sexual, infertility, and addiction concerns; I'm expert at addressing those concerns. I enjoy working with couples and individuals who desire the help of a dedicated partner to more effectively navigate their relationships and lives.
(415) 800-1470 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Maurice C. Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in relationship issues , mid-life transitions, addictions and resolution of emotional trauma.
I assume you're here because you're struggling in some way, and that whatever you've been doing in your life to deal with your pain simply isn't working any longer. So you've hit a kind of impasse, and you're unable to work around the pain, manage it, ignore it. My clients usually find me through some kind of loss--a divorce or relationship upset, an illness or other transitional experience--often accompanied by difficult feelings and behaviors. Taken together, the result is a crisis of meaning and a radical disruption of the status quo of their lives.
(628) 600-2969 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Lelah Joy Nichol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified
Hello and welcome! I am glad you found me. I have over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have a strong background and interest in helping people improve their relationships with their family members and believe in the importance of strenghtening these relationships through therapy. I enjoy working with parents who are looking to improve their connection and relationship to their children of any age. My practice includes working with parents in all phases- from pregnancy to post-partum to parenting toddlers, tweens or teens, to preparing for and navigating an empty nest and beyond.
(415) 367-0439 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Bonnie Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MSEd, MHC
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
(628) 229-3527 
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San Rafael, CA 94903
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Lauren Bock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am especially interested in working with people who are dealing with multicultural issues, life transitions/change, relationship issues , grief, and the everyday angst of modern life.
Part of my philosophy of therapy is that if you can't laugh with someone, you probably don't want to cry with them, either. I do both with my clients because I think accepting, respecting & embracing all of your feelings and experiences-- from joy to pain to absurdity and everything else-- is what healing and wholeness are all about. Therapy to me isn't about reaching some outside ideal of perfection; it's about connecting with your true & one-of-a-kind self and becoming who YOU really are.
(415) 801-3228 
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San Rafael, CA 94915
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Julie S Lehman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I welcome those of any age, stage, ethnic/racial background, gender identification, sexual orientation, relationship /family structure, immigration status, or religion.
I specialize in working affirmatively with sex and gender diversity and sex-positive communities (LGBTQ*, non-normative relationships, open/non-monogamous, burners, polyamory, polysexuality, asexuality, intersex, gender nonconformity/fluidity, BDSM/kink, leather, fetish, HIV+, HepC+, Herpes+). I welcome clients with issues around minority stress, neurodivergence, depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, couples/multiple-partner relationships, parent/child relationships, family counseling. I also welcome those looking to heal sexual trauma or those working through sexual difficulties. I'm a well-trained integrative sex therapist.
(415) 578-5306 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Deborah Ann Spake
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with adults, individual and couples, children and adolescents. I start with where you are at and collaborate on meeting your needs/goals. I treat the whole person, harness your own unique strengths and offer my unconditional positive support. I trust the process and believe in each person's capacity to make their life what they want it to be. I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and healing is possible. In this process you can gain clarity, get perspective on a situation and reach a sense of satisfaction and aliveness in your relationships and life.
(415) 870-3696 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Marlena Kushner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Each therapy relationship is unique utilizing the resources that come out of the relationship that develops.
With over 30 years experience, my approach is holistic integrating the connection between mind, body, heart and spirit. Certified in EMDR therapy by the EMDR International Association, I find EMDR to be a powerful tool that I use along with other treatment modalities to facilitate healing. I specialize in working with trauma, eating disorders, addiction recovery, grief, depression, anxiety and relationship issues . I especially work with clients who have trust and abandonment issues due to childhood trauma, neglect or abusive parents. Early dysfunctional family patterns and lack of nurturing can affect self-esteem, intimate relationships and work performance.
(415) 767-1933 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Caroline Keystone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Other areas of clinical focus are life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and loss.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I thrive on connecting with clients in a way that provides them with the safety and support needed to achieve desired goals, explore and change problematic behaviors, and process experiences that are proving to be challenging. I work with clients to establish a strong therapeutic alliance that is both genuine and non-judgmental, utilizing humor, warmth, and compassion.
(415) 592-5435 
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San Rafael, CA 94901
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The Relationship Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The Relationship Institute of San Francisco (www.trisf.com) specializes in couples counseling, individual and family therapy, based out of San Francisco, California. We treat a wide variety of clients, all with unique stories and situations. We are a team of psychotherapists specifically trained to provide couples and relational counseling. Our psychotherapists have a few things in common: we teach skills, provide feedback, and are directive therapists. Our goal is short-term, evidence-based couples and relational counseling. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, as well as a range of widely accepted approaches.
(415) 689-1003 
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San Rafael, CA 94901


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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 a San Rafael relationship therapist, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counseling in San Rafael.