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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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James Wallace McDonald, MDiv, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
264 Clovis Avenue; Suite 201
Clovis, CA

Mr. James McDonald is a family therapist and social worker in Clovis, CA. Areas of expertise for Mr. McDonald include domestic abuse, anxiety, and parenting issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Mr. McDonald honors. Mr. McDonald (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Jules Confino, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
5100 North Sixth Street; Suite #135
Fresno, CA

Mr. Jules Confino's area of specialization is family therapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. Mr. Confino accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
3707 E Shields Avenue
Fresno, CA

Ms. Hermin Youssefian's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Youssefian include domestic abuse, existential psychotherapy, and phobias. Ms. Youssefian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Imago relationship therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise M Dritsas, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
Suite 102, Office 2; 8441 N Millbrook
Fresno, CA

Dr. Denise Dritsas works as a family therapist and psychologist in Fresno, CA and Arroyo Grande, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dritsas include coaching, psychodynamic therapy, and group therapy services. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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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.