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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 works as a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Oakland, CA. These areas are among Ms. Bischoff's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Halpert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Bourne practices family therapy and psychology. Dr. Bourne's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Ms. Monika Broecker practices family therapy in Berkeley, CA and Mountain View, CA. Ms. Broecker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Clinical interests for Ms. Broecker include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She is in-network for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 practices family therapy. Clinical interests for Mr. Skolnikoff include alcohol abuse, adoption issues, and depression. Mr. Skolnikoff is in-network for Aetna and United Healthcare insurance. He has an open panel.

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

Ms. Joan Fenold is a family therapist in Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fenold accepts. Ms. Fenold is accepting new patients.

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

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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 specialties are family therapy and counseling. She practices in San Leandro, CA and Oakland, CA. Ms. Doyle's areas of expertise include critical incident stress management (CISM), narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Mr. James Christrup practices social work and psychotherapy. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Mr. Christrup is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare insurance.

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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.