What We Offer
We help people have healthy, loving relationships. All of our counselors are highly trained in working with relationship dynamics, communication, intimacy and attachment issues.
Our San Francisco, North Bay and East Bay therapists offer an array of expert mental health services to help you manage relationship and intimacy issues. We also provide treatment for trauma, mood and anxiety issues. Our counselors specialize in couples counseling, relationship issues, and sex therapy.
We have put together a talented team of top-rated relationship therapists, who use the newest couples therapy modalities and cutting-edge treatments to enhance your relationship and communication.
Collectively, we have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for Couples (AEDP), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Hakomi, Gestalt, sex therapy and other leading modalities.
All of our clinicians have advanced degrees (doctorate and master level) in clinical psychology, as well as additional relationship therapy training. Our staff engages in on-going continuing education to maintain their expertise and knowledge.
At North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center, we believe we all have the capacity to deepen our self-awareness and heal our pain through a collaborative and transformative therapy relationship. As couples and marriage counselors, our focus is on helping you connect with your partner in a safe and loving context. An experienced couples therapist will recognize your problematic patterns that often leave each partner feeling alone and disconnected. We can provide you with the insight and skills to break the cycle, so you can experience the relationship you want. Rather than relying on outdated coping strategies, our marriage counselors can help you learn how to relate to your partner.
We are pleased to provide mental health and wellness services in San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa Valley, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and Oakland.
Call (510) 982-6401 to speak with us.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Book a Counseling Appointment
When you call us at 510-982-6401, we will match you with the best couples counselor or individual therapist for your specific needs. We provide a free twenty-minute phone consultation, during which you can ask questions, understand more about how we work and easily schedule an appointment.
During your confidential phone intake, you will speak directly with a trained doctoral or masters level therapist, who will connect you with the right therapist.
Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
Couples and marriage counseling can play a key role in improving your relationship. At The North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center, our priority is to help you have a healthy relationship by using progressive and innovative treatment modalities. Our highly skilled couples counselors are trained in the latest cutting-edge therapeutic approaches that require the therapist to be proactive and engaged in the treatment of relationship issues.
All of our couples therapists have advanced training in at least one of the following modalities: Depth Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Developmental Model, EFT, PACT, AEDP, Hakomi Method, and Gestalt Couples Therapy. Many of these approaches have been researched and proven to help couples improve trauma, mood and relationship issues.
The latest studies in neurobiology have revealed that our brains re-wire & change structure within the framework of secure and safe relationships, such as an attachment-based therapy. This therapeutic bond cultivates profound and lasting change that radiates thought out all of your relationships. In individual therapy we collaboratively build a secure relationship which supports the healing transformation you seek.
Sex & Intimacy Therapy
As extensively trained Sex Therapists & Relationship Experts, we have assisted many couples & individuals in expanding their capacities for intimate connection, passion and sexual enjoyment. Through this exploration you will bring about a breathtakingly satisfying sexual relationship with yourself and your significant other.
How We Came to Be
North Berkeley Couples Therapy Center was born out of a love of helping people have healthy, happy and secure relationships. As highly trained couples therapists, we are passionate about helping couples and individuals cultivate intimacy, develop effective communication and stop unhealthy or problematic patterns. We are trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), and other attachment-based couples therapy modalities. Any therapist can call themselves a couples and marriage counselor, but we collectively have many years and thousands of hours of specialized trainings and direct patient/client contact. We believe that helping folks have better relationships makes the world a better place. After all, we all want love & connection in our lives. We can help you have the relationship you want.
At the heart of every partnership, is the underlying need to believe that your significant other will show up for you in a loving, respectful and engaged way. To feel secure in a marriage or intimate partnership, each person must know that their partner will be responsive to their feelings & needs, emotionally accessible, and engaged in the relationship.
A new study shows that happily married couples are more likely to enjoy better mental and physical health than their less-than-happy friends. The study found that the quality of relationships affects the immune system, physical health and emotional and psychological well-being of the individual partners.