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Many couples are unhappy with their relationship or wonder if it could be better. At SF Bay Counseling, we offer counseling and workshops to equip couples with the tools they need to create a healthy relationship and experience real intimacy.
We know relationships are hard. We get how frustrating and painful it can be when your relationship is not working. That’s why we use the Gottman Method. An approach based on over 40 years of research and more than 3,000 couples.
A passionate and fulfilling relationship requires a healthy partnership that provides real intimacy. But life happens; as time goes on, your relationship evolves, and some transitions can be particularly challenging. If you want a happy relationship for a lifetime, there are steps you can take.
Missed communication is a common cause of relationship strife, as it can lead to conflict. Toss in negative emotions, and flooding—that state in which your brain disconnects and you’re at the mercy of your lizard brain (or your partner’ s)—and things can get ugly.
Mishandled conflict can create a feeling of isolation, of being dismissed by your partner. If the Four Horsemen of the relationship apocalypse show up (contempt, criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling), you could well be on the path to leading parallel lives, or even the dissolution of your relationship. Along the way, you can expect to experience emotional disengagement and loneliness. We know it is not a happy place to be.
Fortunately, you and your partner can learn skills that will help you strengthen your relationship and shield it from the cascade of doom. We are talking about proven research-based skills—research spanning over 40 years and more than 3,000 couples around the world. The studies included couples at all stages, from pre-marital through the golden years, gay and straight, and a variety of cultural backgrounds.
We offer a variety of options for you and your partner, from two-day workshops (one, BTW, specifically aimed at new or expecting parents), to an intensive private retreat, to ongoing couple’s counseling. Not sure what is best for your situation? Then schedule a free phone consultation, and together we’ll determine the best plan of action so you can embark on your journey to ensuring a healthy relationship for yourself and your partner.
In the meantime, be sure to get your copy of our exclusive guide—Things your mama never told you about talking dirty…—so you can get started by improving your sex life.
Stop wondering if your relationship could be better, and make sure you’re on your way to happiness in love.
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Together, we’ll determine the best plan of action.
Embark on your journey to a healthy relationship.
Get started with an industry-leading assessment process over three sessions.
An effective alternative to traditional weekly sessions that condenses months of counseling into one, two or three days.
We offer secure video visits. Online appointments allow you to receive the same quality of care as you do in person.
Our exclusive guide — The Sound Relationship Wheel: A Brief Relationship Check-Up Test is a great way to get a clear picture of your relationship. This tool will also help you create a map towards improving it!
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