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We found 5 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Shield of California near Benicia, CA.

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Dr. Lawrence Michael Tunis, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy
526 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Tunis' area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Tunis include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Tunis is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , premarital therapy, couples therapy, Gottman Method couples therapy

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Linda L Lawless
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1350 Hayes Street; Suite A3
Benicia, CA
 

Ms. Linda Lawless' areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Lawless's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and holistic therapy. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence M Lease, MA, JD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
281 E H Street; Benicia, Ca, Office 1
Benicia, CA
 

Mr. Lawrence Lease practices family therapy and counseling in Benicia, CA and Fairfield, CA. His areas of expertise include infidelity issues, coparenting, and emotionally focused couples therapy. Mr. Lease accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , premarital therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Infidelity Issues, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Relationships and Dating ... (Read more)

John Aaron Foster, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
121 E. J Street; Office 1
Benicia, CA
 

Mr. John Foster specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Benicia, CA and Lafayette, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Foster include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Guided Imagery, ... (Read more)

Kathryn L Kinsey
Specializes in Social Work
281 East H Street
Benicia, CA
 

Ms. Kathryn Kinsey is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kinsey include crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and caregiver issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , premarital therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Infidelity Issues, Separation, Substance Abuse, Premarital Therapy, Neglect, ... (Read more)

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.