Couples Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Eating & Nutritional Psychology, & Psychotherapy
Research-Based Couples Therapy
You may be frustrated, tired, and stuck. Yet, you don't want to lose this partnership in which you've invested so much ... or lose this person for whom you care so deeply.
To learn more about Research-based Couples Therapy in Oakland, click here.
Continue reading here for LGBT Research-based Couples Therapy.
There is something you haven't tried. There is a positive, research-based process with a therapist who is part of the LGBTQI community.
There are many ways in which gay couples counseling can benefit our LGBTQI community in Oakland, the East Bay and beyond:
• You may be a gay couple looking to take that hot energy you would find with a new man and direct it toward the man you have.
• You may be a lesbian couple who has lost that sexual spark and gradually feels more like roommates.
• You may be a same-sex couple seeking counseling because you're struggling with a frustrating conflict.
• You may be bisexual and are consulting an out therapist to create authentic roles within your long-term relationship.
• You may be in couples counseling because you want a home and children together but can't possibly do so if your relationship continues with its current problems.
Gay & Lesbian Couples Counseling — Local Support in the Oakland, East Bay Area
Queer couples counseling is a source of support for gay couples and couples of all gender combinations to talk directly about sexual pleasure and communication. It's a place to find flirtation, care and deep mutual respect within your gay or lesbian relationship — and a way to rediscover the love and affection with which to shower your same-sex partner.
Couples counseling can also be a means of finding calm and balance during conflict through learning mindfulness and breathing approaches.
Gay and lesbian couples counseling can also help happy couples take their relationship to that next level. That level might be premarital counseling to help plan your same-sex wedding. It might be sharing spiritual or mindfulness practices. It might be moving in together, having a child or having another child. It could be that one of you is going through a gender change or transition and you want to see whether you can continue the relationship and how your identity may shift.
Queer Couples Counseling — Navigating Conflict
Conflict can actually be something holy. It means that each person has a deep and sacred desire that wants to be expressed. Often it hasn't been safe enough in your relationship to express it. As Rabbi Nachman of Breslov says, a dispute opens space between you in which the world can be created.
In same-sex or queer couples counseling sessions, I will facilitate conversations directly between you and your partner. I'll be watching and giving feedback as needed, like a coach who wants to help you win and succeed. During the couples counseling sessions, I'll give you pointers on your communication technique, watching you increase your own intimacy and skills.
That means no one will be trying to persuade me that they're "right."
You're talking face-to-face with the person you love, telling them things you may have never said before.
I hope that gay and lesbian couples counseling services can be a helpful resource for all members of our diverse East Bay LGBTQI community, including all the unique varieties of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people. You may want to click here to see the fabulous potential benefits of Gottman therapy for all gender combinations in our queer community.
Services are available in English and Spanish.
Therapy begins with three sessions of evaluation based on Gottman’s research. You can take a moment to read here to learn about the evaluation sessions.
If you'd like more information about Oakland & East Bay same-sex couples counseling services, please call 510-594-8224
Want to talk more about how I could help you? Call 510-594-8224.
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Integrative Health Education for Anxiety and Depression,
Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Psychology, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction,
Mental Health Nutrition, Body Liberation, LGBTQIA+
Couples Counseling & Psychotherapy
Continuing Education for Psychologists, Therapists, Nurses, and Health Coaches
Oakland, Rockridge, Berkeley, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, live online in California
Spanish-speaking therapist • psicoterapia y consejería en español