Couples Therapy in Los Angeles + All California

Do Modern Intimacy Therapists Work with Couples? What Can They Help With?


Couples’ therapists help clients work through myriad relationship issues and situations. If an issue keeps recurring or an event has cause distress to you and/or your partner’s mental health and the overall functioning of the relationship, couples therapy might be a helpful option.

At Modern Intimacy, we understand how important relationships are to clients’ overall wellbeing. When relationships are rocky, the stress can spill out into every other area of life. For this reason, working with a competent couple’s therapist can help mitigate the challenges in your relationship, before resentment and apathy take over.

Some common relationship issues and relationship therapy areas our therapists in Los Angeles can help couples with include, and are not limited to:


  • Improving Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Major Life Transitions/Stressors
  • Improving Sex and Intimacy
  • Chemical or Behavioral Addictions
  • Betrayal Trauma and Infidelity
  • Toxic Relationship Dynamics
  • Different Attachment Styles
  • Co-Parenting/Parenting Disagreements
  • Working Through Relational Trauma
  • Exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy + Polyamory
  • Long Distance Relationships
  • Breakup and Divorce Support
  • Healing Feelings of Resentment

Meet our Sex Therapists, Couples Therapists and Psychologists in Los Angeles

Dr. Kate Balestrieri is a sex therapist in NYC.

Dr. Kate Balestrieri



Licensed Psychologist

Certified Sex Therapist

PACT III Therapist


Elena Bahar, LMFT ready to see clients.

Elena Bahar, LMFT


Clinical Associate

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Brooke Brownlee, AMFT at her office.

Brooke Brownlee


Clinical Associate

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Evan Ganick is able to practice in CA and NY.

Evan Ganick, ACSW


Clinical Associate

Associate Clinical Social Worker


Heather Mazzei, a Clinical Associate at Modern Intimacy

Heather Mazzei, ACSW


Clinical Associate

Associate Clinical Social Worker

If My Partner and I Are in Couples Therapy, Should We Also Be in Individual Therapy?


While it’s not mandatory for all members of a relationship to do individual work as well, it can be an added avenue of helping you and your partner meet your relational goals. It’s great to work on things together, but sometimes, there is healing that needs to be done on an individual level.

If you and your partner are thinking of starting couples therapy with one of our therapists, you can also begin individual therapy with one of our other clinicians.

Couples therapy and individual therapy often are not to be done in tandem by the same therapist, but keeping all your therapy within our practice provides quick and convenient collaboration between your therapists, so you and your partner are supported in your goals.


Free 30-Minute Consultation

Teletherapy Service Available

Judgement-Free Counseling

Everyone has the right to empowered, healthy, and thriving relationships. That includes you.

mental health | relationships | sexuality | healing + recovery

What Types of Couples Therapy Do Modern Intimacy Therapists Use in Session?


The decision of what style, or modality, of therapy to use in session can depend on certain factors and isn’t one-size-fits-all. Therapists often have styles of therapy that they gravitate toward, but some modalities work better for certain goals and relational dynamics.

Some of the common modalities our couples therapists use, include, but are not limited to:

How Much Does Couples Therapy Cost? Do You Accept Insurance?


Prioritizing your relational health is essential. Couples counseling is an investment, and it’s one that has the ability to improve your relationship in ways you might not have felt possible.

Modern Intimacy does not work with any insurance providers, as an in-network provider. However, we can provide you with a super bill for couples therapy sessions that can be submitted to your insurance for potential out-of-network reimbursement.

Eligibility and reimbursement rates can vary, so we recommend connecting with your insurance company to confirm what, if any, out-of-network benefits may apply.

Our team is comprised of different clinicians, with varying credentials and years of experience, and rates.

My Partner and I Are Ready to Get Started. What’s Next?

To begin couples therapy in Los Angeles or California, please schedule a free 30-minute consultation with our Patient Intake Specialist. During the consultation, we’ll learn a bit more about your goals and can discuss any questions you may have, available therapists, rates, and help you schedule your first appointment.