Couples Counseling Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

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Photo of Michael R. Newmark, Psychologist in Santa Rosa, CA
Michael R. Newmark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The bond between client and therapist can be a special and rewarding one, and it's exceptionally important that you're comfortable in your therapy relationship .
Life can be difficult, but you shouldn't have to take on its challenges alone. I'd like to provide a safe, supportive space for you to deal with those challenges, so that life feels manageable and even beautiful.
(707) 595-9695
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Emily Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Approaching therapy through the lens of Somatics, I utilize the body/mind connection to help inform us as we move through the therapeutic process both individually and in couples work.
Now licensed in California and Oregon. When we allow ourselves to connect with our physical experience it often allows us to move through our emotional experience with more ease. Life is full of big emotions. Using tools like mindfulness and body/mind awareness, I help clients build a library of coping strategies for various challenges to empower them to manage the big feelings that arise. This framework works aids in improve a variety of issues and difficulties, but some of the challenges I work with people most often in are anxiety, depression, life transitions and repatterning behaviors and relational interactions.
(707) 635-6453
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Tara K Farrell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with folks who are LGBTQIA+, non-monogamous, and/or kinky. I am dedicated to supporting folks in developing a healthy relationship with consent and boundaries; empowering folks to step fully into living a life in which they can identify their desires and have them met. I believe you are the expert of your own experience and my role is to create a container for you/us to explore within, and to support you in the processing of your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, allowing you to move toward your goals. I strive to employ a trauma-informed lens with a dedication to anti-racist and anti-oppression practices
(707) 605-1977
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Robin Seeley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Also, I address relationship issues in families, marriage, business, parenting, and community.
If you're wanting to grow and change, heal old traumas, navigate a life transition, or work on relationships, I can help. Using targeted therapies such as cognitive-behavioral, depth psychology, EMDR, hypnosis and mindfulness, together we create meaningful change according to the goals you bring to therapy. My background in transpersonal psychology allows me to work with the whole person, including your psychological, spiritual, intellectual, creative, physical and community life. And my prior career in business helps me understand the real-world challenges you may face in everyday life. Read more at: www.robinseeleyonline.com
(707) 708-3946
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Kurt Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CATC
Verified
Verified
I have worked successfully with a wide range of clients, including couples and families.
Life rarely happens the way we would prefer. For any of us, there's bound to come a time when we need help making sense of things; and getting back up on our feet. Balance Counseling was created to provide a opportunity for you to talk about your life with a highly trained, compassionate, and experienced personal counselor.
(707) 229-1584
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Cheryl Nygard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you often feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Are you struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, grief, or stress? Have you realized you are relying on food to change how you're feeling? If so, food has become your crutch and it's no different than using alcohol, drugs, or video gaming to numb, distract, and avoid dealing with the real issue. And just like any other crutch, addiction or distraction, food will not solve the underlying problem. I am here to help you uncover the underlying issue, heal the hurt, restore balanced eating and create a sense of well-being.
(707) 241-3411
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Suzanne S. Eaves
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Welcome! If you are perusing this website, it is likely you are seeking meaningful change in your life. Perhaps you struggle with moods, relationship troubles, or traumas that negatively impact your life. As a psychologist, I have worked 16+ years serving many diverse clients, helping them to resolve problems, restore balance in their lives, feel whole again, and express themselves genuinely and skillfully in the world. My therapeutic approach is integrative in that I select from many treatment modalities to bring about positive change.
(707) 368-5170
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Milton Woolley, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
I have an ability to develop trust and understanding regarding our human condition with the individuals and couples I work with.
Individuals desirous to discover the deeper self that resides within. Persons committed to growing beyond the history that stunts curiosity and a sense of purpose in life. People with enough life experience to know that life requires introspection, discomfort at times and build the capacity to appreciate personal and psychological accomplishment. Couples that want to build a better relationship by solving problems from the foundation of love that brought them together. Men who have reached mid-life and seek to live fully the next part of life . People who will invest the time and money it takes for positive change.
(707) 682-5132
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Sid Aaronson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
Verified
Are you having problems in your relationship ? Whether it's poor communication, increasing arguments, the loss of love and passion, or an affair, I can help. I specialize in working with couples . With over 35 years experience, I have extensive training and expertise in helping couples and individuals create healthy, loving relationships. You'll learn skills to communicate effectively, work through conflicts constructively, heal hurt and resentment, and restore your love and passion for each other.
(707) 879-8973
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Eric Ryan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxious? Depressed? Stuck? Relationship Problems? Loss of life meaning, purpose or direction? Welcome to my practice! In looking to address important problems, you are taking a crucial step. Finding the right therapist is essential. I am a certified Jungian Analyst and trained psychologist. If you have questions, call for a 15 minute phone consultation at no charge. I am here to help! In a confidential, caring and supportive environment, I aim to restore the whole person to health - mind, body, and spirit.
(707) 901-7918
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Katie Dyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am expanding my practice to include couples , using Gottman Method.
For many of us, especially when we've tried before, it can feel impossible to even hope that change or healing may be possible. We feel blocked by moods, situations, patterns that we can't seem to change. On the other hand, many of us long to live a life in which we are wholly our self, to live from spaciousness and authenticity. If you're here, there's a part of you still holding hope. My approach in therapy is to address the parts of you that are hurting, to help them heal using trauma-informed modalities, then to help you to expand into whatever felt sense you are missing- calm, confidence, connectedness, clarity, ease.
(707) 414-3650
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Hayley Dawson
Registered Psychological Assistant, MA, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I believe a strong client-therapist relationship is crucial and I want clients to know they will be both challenged and supported.
Therapy is a place to discuss any issue, big or small. Together, we will identify the root cause(s) of what is negatively impacting your life and preventing you from reaching your goals. In our sessions, I will help you be more in line with your “best self” by challenging any self-defeating thoughts or behaviors while developing healthier coping skills and ways of thinking. If you’re looking to address anxiety or depression, improve communication in your relationship (as an individual or couple), or navigate life transitions (like loss or coping with a disability), I can help get you through it.
(415) 549-1461
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Lani Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With couples I help examine destructive patterns and teach fundamental communication skills to support the health and longevity of the relationship .
Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel like your potential Self is clouded with overwhelm, worries, doubts, old patterns, or a lack of motivation? I can help you sort through the mire and feel your way to more fulfillment in peer relationships, love life and career. I work with each client to cultivate resilience, encourage healthy self-expression, build self-esteem, access creativity, develop positive relational patterns and communication skills, heal from trauma, and grieve loss. Call to schedule your free 1/2 hour in person consultation. Visit LaniLeeMFT.com for more information.
(707) 549-6562
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Mimi Zatuchni Knop
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Beyond theory, though, is you and me and our trusted relationship .
Managing life's stressors can be lonely, difficult and feel impossible sometimes. Progressing at your pace, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of your strengths as well as the obstacles and challenges you face. We can then co-create highly customized tools and strategies that you will want to use because they are meaningful to you. This approach allows you to increase awareness of what’s going on for you and allows you to begin your path for real change and positive growth in all areas of your life; school, career, relationships - including the one you have with yourself.
(707) 665-1652
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Mealani M Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The relationship is crucial in therapy.
When provided well, therapy becomes one of the most valuable investments of your life, because it provides the foundation for creating a more peaceful and fulfilling existence. I believe we all have an innate ability to live a life of purpose. I am simply a guide to support you in arriving there. You will learn to communicate effectively and create a balanced life through shifting your engrained responses related to your experiences of trauma, relationships and biological aspects.
(707) 238-7159
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Christina Pesce
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I see therapy as utilizing a nurturing relationship to create a safe place where self exploration and growth is possible.
My name is Christina Pesce. I specialize in working with Children and Families. I provide therapeutic support to children who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavioral challenges, academic or social issues, and major life changes. I engage with clients mainly through Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Sand Tray interventions, and Art Therapy. I bring a playful, warm-hearted, grounded, open and accepting presence to the therapy room, while creating a safe and nurturing environment.
(707) 846-1693
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Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Sara Ullom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in working in a holistic way, helping you integrate body, mind, and soul to create the life you want. A collaborative therapeutic relationship leads to successful outcomes, and with your input I will tailor my approach to your needs. My style tends to be Cognitive-Behavioral and solution focused. I also believe in integrating family dynamics into treatment. Reinforcing your strengths and teaching you how to manage your daily struggles is one of my first goals, as well as helping you see how negative patterns of thinking can lead to problematic behaviors.
(858) 879-3668
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Emilee Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I’m passionate about working with adults to support wellness and healing. My goal is to be effective and authentic as I offer space to reflect on your past and present, as well as explore the different parts of yourself in order to grow toward the future that you want. I believe that every person has the capacity for healing and growth and its my job to be your %100 partner in your process. I often offer an internal focus in the therapeutic process as I have seen it can provide a very impactful experience for clients.
(707) 560-3469
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Jeanne Vattuone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S, CCPC-S, CPTT-S
Verified
Verified
Willow Tree Counseling’s therapists are trained in sex addiction and betrayal partner trauma.
Sex addiction impacts the addict and their partner . Sex addicts may experience preoccupation with sexual thoughts, hide sexual behaviors or activity from others, have sought help for problematic sexual behaviors, feel controlled by their sexual desire, feel depressed after sexual behavior, or notice others have suffered due to their sexual behavior? Partners of sex addicts may experience shock, intense anger, fear, and/or pain about their partner ’s sexual behaviors, experience unexpected drops in sexual interest, feel like they are on an emotional roller coaster, or notice that past trauma keeps coming back and impacting them.
(707) 200-2332
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Rosa Toral
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through our work together discover the personal power to be the expert and agent of change in your life, improve your relationship with self, change negative thoughts and patterns, learn to manage difficult emotions, adopt positive communication skills, improve self-esteem, and establish a network of support.
In life we all have opportunities for growth and change, and no one person or challenge is the same. Therapy can be a place to gain awareness, insight, and most importantly find the confidence and personal power to make changes. I work to help clients identify and acknowledge what is not working for them as well as find their own path toward solutions.
(707) 737-6426
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Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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.