Couples can receive support and assistance with:
Rebuilding intimacy, trust and fun
Recovery from trauma
Parenting and step-parenting
Separation and divorce
If you are interested in couples therapy, please call:
(510) 524-8288 ext 2.
Relational Couples Psychotherapy is the process of counseling the parties of a human relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage, or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.
In relational therapy it is an interpersonal relationship in which the couple and therapist talk and think together about whatever is causing you emotional or psychological distress in your day to day life and relationship. This therapuetic approach may differ from other forms of relationship counseling in various regards including its duration.
Before a relationship between individuals can begin to be understood, it is important to recognize and acknowledge that each person, including the counselor, has a unique personality, perception, set of values and history. Individuals in the relationship may adhere to different and unexamined value systems. Institutional and societal variables (like the social, religious, group and other collective factors) which shape a person's nature and behavior are considered in the process of counseling and therapy. A tenet of relationship counseling is that it is intrinsically beneficial for all the participants to interact with each other and with society at large with optimal amounts of conflict.