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; Office 1
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Tunis is a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tunis include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Tunis takes 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

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

Ms. Linda Lawless practices family therapy and counseling. Ms. Lawless's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and holistic therapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Mr. Lawrence Lease's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Mr. Lease's clinical interests include infidelity issues, coparenting, and emotionally focused couples therapy. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Mr. Foster's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Ms. Kathryn Kinsey specializes in social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and caregiver issues. Ms. Kinsey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , premarital therapy, couples therapy

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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.
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