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We found 4 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept ValueOptions near Fresno, CA.

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Mr. James Wallace McDonald MDiv, MPA, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Specializes in Social Work, Family Therapy
264 Clovis Avenue; Suite 201
Clovis, CA
(559) 324-6534

Mr. James McDonald's areas of specialization are family therapy and social work. Clinical interests for Mr. McDonald include domestic abuse, anxiety, and parenting issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Mr. McDonald (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Theoretical Approach: Internal Family Systems (IFS), Theoretical Approach: Interpersonal ... (Read more)

Mr. Jules Confino LMFT, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
5100 North Sixth Street; Suite #135
Fresno, CA
(559) 435-6861

Mr. Jules Confino specializes in family therapy. Mr. Confino's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Methods Used: Couple/Marital, Methods Used: Family Systems, Methods Used: Individual, Theoretical ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise M Dritsas PSYD
Specializes in Psychology, Family Therapy
Suite 102, Office 2; 8441 N Millbrook
Fresno, CA
(559) 241-0485

Dr. Denise Dritsas' specialties are family therapy and psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dritsas include coaching, psychodynamic therapy, and group therapy services. Dr. Dritsas accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
3707 E Shields Avenue
Fresno, CA
(559) 229-9040

Ms. Hermin Youssefian's specialty is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include domestic abuse, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Youssefian speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship 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.