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We found 8 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept United Healthcare near Oakland, CA.

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Erika Frances Bischoff, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
154 Santa Clara Avenue; Suite 6
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Erika Bischoff's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Bischoff include crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Bischoff is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychology
2991 Shattuck Avenue; Suite 303
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Halpert's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Halpert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
3036 Regent Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Bourne is a family therapist and psychologist in Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bourne include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourne has an open panel.

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Monika Silvia Broecker, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
2210 California Street; # B
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Monika Broecker is a family therapist. Ms. Broecker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She takes Anthem, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Ms. Broecker's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy

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Ivan Skolnikoff, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
2127 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Mr. Ivan Skolnikoff works as a family therapist in Berkeley, CA. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, adoption issues, and depression. He is in-network for Aetna and United Healthcare insurance. Mr. Skolnikoff has an open panel.

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Joan Fenold
Specializes in Family Therapy
2305 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Joan Fenold practices family therapy in Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA. Ms. Fenold's areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fenold takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy, Gottman Method couples therapy

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James J Christrup, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
3036 Regent Street; Office 1
Berkeley, CA
 

Mr. James Christrup is a social worker and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Christrup include acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Patients gave Mr. Christrup an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare.

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Valerie Janay Doyle, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
3756 Grand Avenue; Suite 404, Office 1
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Valerie Doyle's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Doyle include critical incident stress management (CISM), narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy, Gottman Method 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.