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Couples Therapy in San Francisco & The Bay Area

What Can Couples Therapy Do For Our Relationship?

San Francisco couples therapy can help couples and those in intimate relationships with a wide range of challenges. Whether you’re struggling with communication problems or relationship conflict, considering divorce or simply want to improve things between you, couples counseling in San Francisco can help.

Often, there are specific challenges that bring people to relationship counseling, and our licensed therapists are trained to help with the most common issues couples face. We regularly help couples heal from infidelity, make sense of depression or anxiety, address resentment from a myriad of sources, address health (or mental health) challenges, explore their sexual connection to address mismatched or low libido, and even explore breaking up/divorce from a positive lens.

Does Couples Therapy Require That We’re Married?

Not at all. Couples come in many forms and we appreciate how partnership forms and run into roadblocks, whatever the construct. When couples experience poor communication and want to overcome the barriers keeping them stuck in unhealthy patterns, couples therapy sessions can help.

That said, it does require you both to participate. To repair what’s going on between you, you both have to commit to regularly attending the counseling sessions. That’s the path to overcome the communication issues you’re dealing with and put you on a healthier path.


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Common Couples Therapy Areas We Focus On

There are many important areas in relationships that cause couples stress when they fall out of alignment. We can help you with short term and long term goals in your relationship.

These are the most common areas our couples counselors and relationship therapy sessions can help you improve:

  • Reducing resentment
  • Improving your communication (both as a listener and as a speaker)
  • Reducing conflict, angry reactions and unresolved arguments between you
  • Managing stress and handling the demands of life
  • Improving your sex life
  • Addressing mismatched or low libido
  • Healing past trauma between you (relational and betrayal trauma)
  • Healing childhood trauma and attachment trauma from the past
  • Addressing addictive behaviors (sex, chemical, alcohol, financial)
  • Exploring different attachment and communication styles
  • Parenting/co-parenting challenges
  • Break up and divorce support
  • Exploring Ethical Non-Monogamy + Polyamory
  • And more

What Types Of Couples Counseling Services Do You Offer?

We believe in evidence-based models for the best results. To help with the myriad of different needs our couples entrust us with, our clinicians are trained in the most common couples training models including:

  • PACT Couples Therapy
  • The Gottman Method
  • IMAGO Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Other Trauma Informed Models 

Do You Offer Premarital Counseling?

Yes, we offer premarital counseling for couples entering their first marriage or subsequent marriages. Premarital couples counseling can help you address the transition you’re facing as you embrace this new phase of your partnership. We often help engaged couples work on conflict resolution, address communication barriers, strengthen intimacy and set the foundation for your life together.

Can You Help Us If We’re Already Considering Divorce?

Talking about divorce doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. The reality is many couples start to threaten each other with divorce because they’re really desperate to save their marriage. If you can still feel the love, there’s always hope.

We welcome the honesty shared when couples tell us how deeply they are concerned about their partnership. Couples therapy can be a pathway back from divorce. Many couples enter marriage counseling to navigate their divorce, but many others take the steps to repair their partnership and rekindle the love that’s buried under piles of resentment, painful feelings and betrayal trauma.

Whatever your marital or relational challenge, when you come to therapy, we can work on finding the most amicable solution together.

Do You Accept Health Insurance?

Our therapy practice is considered “out of network” and we are not currently paneled with any insurance providers. That said, many of our clients receive reimbursement from their insurance networks by submitting superbills, or special invoices, that many insurance companies accept. If you have questions about eligibility and reimbursement rates, it might be beneficial to give your insurance company a call as they can answer the questions that are more specific to your insurance plan.

We also offer sliding scale spots open for clients who need it. Modern Intimacy is a training organization and we have students on staff working towards their hours for licensure. Services with students have a significantly lower rate that may make attending sessions more affordable.

How Can I Book an Appointment/Consultation with a San Francisco Couples Therapist?

If you feel ready to get started, but still have a few questions, feel free to reach out. We offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation where our Intake Specialist can learn more about your goals, answer any questions or concerns you might have, and align you with the individual sex therapist or couples sex therapist who is a good fit for your needs.

Need Sex Therapy in San Francisco, EMDR Therapy in San Francisco or Individual Therapy in San Francisco? Feel free to connect with us about those areas too.