San Diego Couples Counseling

Over the course of any relationship, the people involved inevitably experience highs and lows related to sharing their lives with each other. While these experiences are not necessarily pathological or even problematic, any couple can improve their relationship by taking focused time to learn more about themselves as individuals and how to be a more engaged, productive partner.


Our psychologists help couples with these and other common relationship stressors.

  • Communication Problems
  • Frequent/Unproductive Conflict
  • Social Isolation
  • Separation/Relocation
  • Infertility
  • Medical Illness
  • Parenthood
  • Child Birth/Raising
  • Job Loss/Retirement
  • Change in Finances
  • Extramarital Relationships
  • “Falling Out of Love”

Couples Counseling Techniques

Our psychologists employ research-based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in order to give patients concrete tools and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of how they can improve their relationships in an ongoing way. Treatment goals in couples therapy are developed collaboratively during initial evaluation sessions, and our therapist's treat the relationship – rather than the individuals themselves – as the “patient.” Counseling involves addressing how the individuals in the couple function as individuals, as partners, and in the broader social/environmental context in order to gain a clearer understanding of how to thrive in their relationship