We found 6 providers with an interest in couples therapy near Vallejo, CA.

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Dr. Lawrence Michael Tunis, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy
526 Tennessee Street; Office 1
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Tunis works as a family therapist in Vallejo, CA and Fairfield, CA. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tunis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , premarital counseling, couples therapy, Gottman Method couples therapy

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Dr. Mikhail Gutkin, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
1761 Broadway Street
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Mikhail Gutkin is a family therapist, counselor, and child psychologist in Vallejo, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Gutkin speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutkin include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and eclectic therapy. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Linda L Lawless
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
121 Ohio Street
Vallejo, CA
 

Ms. Linda Lawless works as a family therapist and counselor. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and holistic therapy. Ms. Lawless is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Glenn Fleisch, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
526 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Fleisch's specialty is family therapy. Dr. Fleisch's clinical interests include crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and existential psychotherapy.

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Relevant Interests: , emotionally focused couples therapy, couples therapy

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

John Aaron Foster, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
121 E. J Street; Office 1
Benicia, CA
 

Mr. John Foster's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Foster include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Marriage and Misty D Wilson
Specializes in Family Therapy
816 Bantry Way
Benicia, CA
 

Ms. Misty Wilson practices family therapy in Pleasant Hill, CA and Benicia, CA. Her clinical interests include psychodynamic therapy, conflict mediation, and narrative therapy. She is in-network for ValueOptions, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive ... (Read more)

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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.
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