Relationship Counseling

Living with another person can be very difficult. What once was a source of joy and pleasure can become a nightmare. When things go bad in a relationship members of couples find themselves at odds with the person who is closest to them. The difficulties that couples face often center around:

  • distance and closeness
  • deadness and aliveness
  • money
  • sex

If you and your partner (straight, gay, lesbian, married, unmarried) find yourselves struggling with a relationship that has deteriorated in quality, or if you are having difficulty deciding whether or not to take a next step in your relationship, you owe it to yourselves to get help. I have found that it is possible to re-invigorate relationships so that they are again rewarding and sustaining to both members.

More than twenty-five years of experience working with couples has led me to develop a style of couples counseling that is safe, respectful, engaging, effective sometimes even humorous.

Together, we can reach a point of clarity that will allow you to make the choices that must be made, and take the actions that must be taken, to either improve the relationship in a way that restores the joy and pleasure in being together or, much more rarely, makes the parting, if this is necessary, more respectful and tolerable.

Serving the Bay Area including: Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Alameda, San Leandro, San Francisco, Alameda Co., Contra Costa Co., Marin Co.