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We found 6 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. Ms. Bischoff's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Halpert's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Bourne's specialties are family therapy and psychology. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bourne's 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 is a family therapist in Berkeley, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Broecker include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Broecker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Ms. Broecker is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy, 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 specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in San Leandro, CA and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Doyle include critical incident stress management (CISM), narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Doyle honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

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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 in Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Mr. Christrup include acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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.