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East Bay Couples Therapists

Browse these couples therapy services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Bay.

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The Sacred Adventure
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Whitney S.
Verified review

When my fiancee and I were in search of a pre-marital counselor, we didn't know what to expect. We just knew it was best practice to do pre-marital counseling, so we did. The minute we met with Kim for an intro session, she was a kind, comforting presence that was able to get both me and my partner to easily share - something rare for my partner. Throughout our time working with Kim, she helped us hone in on issues within our relationship while discovering things about ourselves - individually - that we didn't realize were negatively affecting us. What we loved most about Kim was that she didn't just talk us through every problem we were working to solve but provided us with tools that we will be able to use for years to come. In our sessions, Kim provided great counseling with a sincere intention to set our marriage off on a strong foundation of self-awareness and clear communication to build our relationship upon. Thank you, Kim, for all of your guidance and support!

Enhance My Life Now
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Adam H.
Verified review

An unexpected death in the family upended a number of things in my life. I needed some guidance to get back on track to run my business and tackle the new personal challenges I was facing. I was working with another counselor for a few months but did not find much value in my sessions. My wife found Karim so I decided to try one session. Needless to say, I really enjoyed Karim's approach. Karim has acted like a guide to help me identify, process and work on my challenges. I enjoyed his help so much that I also paid to attend a couple of the workshops he hosts outside of regular hours from time to time. I highly recommend talking to Karim at least once and see how you feel. Chances are, you will want to work with him.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Virginia T.
Verified review

I am 2 sessions in with Dr. Xander and so far he has been helpful! I also like his therapy dog, Romeo. So cute! I look forward to seeing how our sessions will improve life. :)

Diana Teich Therapy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Diana is an incredibly warm, empathic, playful, and nonjudgmental therapist. She really accepts you as you are and whole heartedly wants to make changes with you. I am always impressed by her ability to make sense of things and reflect it back to me in an alternative way. She has opened my eyes to so many patterns and defenses I have, and has done it in a way that felt kind and safe. I would really recommend her to anyone I know.

Tony Massage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ameurpino S.
Verified review

Tony was great for me, first, he’s an amiable guy that from our initial meeting, I could tell, was sincere about his desire to provide effective therapy. I’m a long distance runner and a business executive (and a CMT myself) and he knew exactly what to do to relieve stress and provide recovery from athletic activity. I happy I have finally found my regular therapist now. He even included indigenous techniques from his family’s heritage of healers from Mexico – I recommend him to you!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
Verified review

A great experience. We recommend Krista to anyone who's looking for Marriage and Family Therapy services.

Anna McDonald-Hamilton
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jadelynn S.
Verified review

Anna is a clinician of unsurpassed compassion, wisdom, insight and genuine brilliance. She brings a tenderness and rich warmth to her practice, coupled with great skill and a passion to truly help the people with whom she works. She is informed by a social justice lens, grounded in constantly educating and doing the work herself, so that she can show up for her clients with highly developed cultural responsiveness without defensiveness. She is especially brilliant at working with folks in the LGBTQI community, sex workers, kinky folks, polyamorous folks and survivors of sexual violence.

Ryan Bethem, LMFT
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

My approach is based on creating a collaborative relationship to help you illuminate unconscious barriers that keep you feeling stuck or unsatisfied in life. I work from a depth perspective, which means I aim to help you address your therapeutic needs from the roots of your issues.

East Bay Area Therapy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
Verified review

Grace Pacheco is an amazing therapist. My partner and I had been rather "stuck" for nearly six months. We were not unhappy, but we were not happy either. Through her premarital survey, my partner and I were able to see more clearly areas that could benefit from growth but also areas in which we excelled. She gave us affirmation that we needed to keep feeling like our choice to be together was a positive decision and also gave us hope; hope that with minor changes (mostly broadening our empathy and understanding for one another) we had the potential to be in an even better place than before. Because of Grace's excellent help, both my partner and I gained the confidence to share feelings we had been hesitant to share for the six years we have been together because Grace showed us that it was not about sparing each other's feelings. She helped us realize that by remaining silent, the feelings would only muster up resentment and multiply to larger issues. Grace aided us in highlighting our strengths to explain how and why it is we've gotten so far in our relationship. In summary, Grace is an amazing,honest, and energetic therapist. She does not pretend to be beyond her expertise and always told us if she felt something was beyond her scope. She treated us with dignity, respect, and positive worth. We were not just "clients", we were really people with legitimate obstacles. My favorite characteristic about Grace..... She's validating. She did not feed us the "things could be worse" line. She highlighted that everyone has different lows, but that does not take away from it being YOUR low. She made us feel important and individual. I will forever value her for how I was treated and how she helped me with my partner. Amazing Grace, thank you.

Paul Ginocchio Counseling
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica M.
Verified review

He was genuine and didn't rush us. He used the paperwork that we submitted when we arrived to lead the conversation. My husband and I are working toward a better relationship yet it was good to talk with Paul as a mediator, and he helped start the conversation that we can continue as a couple. If needed, we'd hire Paul again without hestitation.

Pastor Ama Zenya
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gigja B.
Verified review

Pastor Ama Zenya is a true blessing. She brought joy, warmth, love, happiness, and beautiful light to our wedding. We felt so secure with her as our officiant. She provided us with the comfort to be present in every moment of our ceremony and feel all the love and support that was with us to celebrate our union. She met with us several months before our wedding to get to know us, both our individual personalities and our personality as a couple. She understood well what our wishes were and tailored the ceremony perfectly to meet our needs and include family traditions. She was very responsive, patient, gentle and kind with any questions we had. She was also very active in helping with details regarding the ceremony, and was very prompt with the official paperwork, as well as helping us rehearse our vows. There aren't enough words to describe how grateful we are to have had her as our officiant. We would highly recommend Pastor Ama Zenya to other couples looking for an officiant who will work with you to create a beautiful ceremony filled with love and tailored to your relationship.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jesse S.
Verified review

Using a unique combination of subtle and physical interventions Oatsinu brings an ancient wisdom to therapy and healing. Native American 'acupuncture', herbs, ceremony and massage restore balance and harmony to restore health and circumstances- a life changing experience can be the result of this level of work: energy, spiritual and physical intervention backing your recovery. I know good work as I have been an acupuncture physician since 1990. Stephen (Jesse) Summers, DOM NM Lic# 239

Diana Chu Therapy
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
MG G.
Verified review

Diana is the smartest, most insightful person I have ever met. She changed my life for the better and I highly recommend working with her. She never makes you feel like you are another person that she's collecting a check from. She really cares. See Diana if you are seeking some therapy. She is a great resource and I am sure she could help many different kinds of people.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Besides being a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have experience in diverse areas of mental wellness that include traditional and non-traditional forms of healing. My approach is holistic. I primarily work with evidenced-based practices. I utilize psychic energy to facilitate desired change.

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Your marriage or premarital counseling experience can expand your understanding of yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. Our work together will give you tools to use these new insights to break out of ineffective, hurtful patterns, and create constructive, healing ways of restoring your intimacy and joy.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Psychotherapy is good for awakening joy and freedom. Your life issues are doorways to this awakening. My work is spiritually focused and body-oriented. I am a marriage and family therapist, as well as a somatic experiencing practitioner.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I use EMDR, hypnosis, talk therapy, mindfulness, etc. I was trained as an engineer, which has led me to be very curious about what works in therapy. I'm down-to-earth and practical.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have worked with individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, depression, loss, trauma, bullying and relationship problems. My approach is to provide empathy, offer support and guidance to strengthen your skills and abilities. I use different elements from different styles of psychotherapy and tailor my treatment according to each person's needs.

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I provide counseling for individuals, couples and families who are struggling with transitions. You can explore developmental stages and dynamic techniques with a seasoned therapist of 20 years. This includes stress reduction, communication styles, family of origin and life cycle techniques.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I provide compassionate support and understanding in a comfortable and safe environment. I have successfully helped many people find relief from depression and anxiety and enhanced their relationships. Obstacles and challenges become opportunities for growth and fulfillment, while emotional pain and confusion become clarity and wisdom by incorporating the mind, body, and spirit in a practical approach to growth and change. Anger is transformed into compassion as we learn to see things without judgements and distortions. Fear dissolves into acceptance, allowing us to be fully alive and present to experience joy and happiness. I utilize an experiential mix of styles including cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic and family systems, blended with mindfulness practice. The process gently but effectively enhances your capacity to enjoy life, and resolves old traumas and hidden beliefs that keep you from living as a free human being. I bring to my work years of spiritual practice and meditation, as well as my formal education in clinical psychology. In addition, I am associated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as both a provider educator and a family to family educator, helping mental health staff improve their skills for working with individuals and families traumatized by mental illness, and helping educate families to cope with psychiatric illness.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Welcome to my psychotherapy practice. My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy, productive, and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help and guidance have achieved remarkable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in working with couples. My approach with couples is fair, kind, and flexible. I also work with individual clients dealing with issues, ranging from depression to anxiety, trauma, trouble with relationships, creative blocks, and difficult life transitions. The benefit you receive from therapy is directly related to your level of comfort and connection with your therapist. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you, so I am happy to discuss your circumstances to determine if working together would be a good fit. Please contact me for a free phone consultation. If I am not the best person to help with your situation, I will always attempt to provide you with an appropriate referral.

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