EMPATHI

Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Marin County

Better Methods. Better Lovin.
Better Methods. Better Outcomes. Better Lovin.

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in Marin County

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Struggling with your partner is despairing and exhausting.

Sometimes it can seem hopeless. The good news is, we really know how to help you get unstuck!

Empathi’s Methods are proven to help.

We are extremely selective about which therapists are invited to join our practice.

Each of our therapists are trained to use our proprietary blend of the Empathi Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). We’ll help you understand both your intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles in a way that guides you to communicate better, repair after fights, and feel more deeply and securely connected.

We are extremely selective about which therapists are invited to join our practice.

Each of our therapists are trained to use our proprietary blend of the Empathi Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). We’ll help you understand both your intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles in a way that guides you to communicate better, repair after fights, and feel more deeply and securely connected.

Clinical research shows that 86% of couples improve after a brief period of EFT guidance, and 73% have maintained their improvements when we check back two years later.

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With Empathi Couples
Therapy You Will…

There’s no quick fix for repairing a relationship — if there were, no one would suffer in love — but there is a process that works.

Stop struggling. Book your call now.

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Discover why Empathi couples therapy is right for you.

Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

We all revel in the romance of a new relationship. When those sparks fly and our stomachs are filled with butterflies, we’re bound to lose ourselves in that exhilarating sensation. We wake up every morning looking forward to the new day—another day spent with the one who makes our hearts race whenever they’re near. When we get lost in the excitement of a fresh relationship, we can’t imagine that anything could ever bring us down.

But as the partnership progresses, the anticipation wears away, replaced by the practical and often difficult matters of life. Reality takes over, and what was once a couple who elevated each other to fantastic heights is now just a couple of normal people with jobs and responsibilities. Your love is still there, you’re still very much committed to each other, it’s just that things have changed. Sometimes, it’s not for the better.

If the dynamic of your relationship has drastically changed and you feel it sliding on a downhill slope, don’t lose heart. We are experienced couples therapists who understand changing relationships. Contact Empathi today. We help couples just like you bring the excitement back to their committed partnerships.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

We all revel in the romance of a new relationship. When those sparks fly and our stomachs are filled with butterflies, we’re bound to lose ourselves in that exhilarating sensation. We wake up every morning looking forward to the new day—another day spent with the one who makes our hearts race whenever they’re near. When we get lost in the excitement of a fresh relationship, we can’t imagine that anything could ever bring us down.

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But as the partnership progresses, the anticipation wears away, replaced by the practical and often difficult matters of life. Reality takes over, and what was once a couple who elevated each other to fantastic heights is now just a couple of normal people with jobs and responsibilities. Your love is still there, you’re still very much committed to each other, it’s just that things have changed. Sometimes, it’s not for the better.

If the dynamic of your relationship has drastically changed and you feel it sliding on a downhill slope, don’t lose heart. We are experienced couples therapists who understand changing relationships. Contact Empathi today. We help couples just like you bring the excitement back to their committed partnerships.

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Can a couples therapist near me help repair our relationship?

Are you looking for couples therapy in Marin County, CA? You’re not alone. It’s common to experience the shock of realizing your relationship has changed. Thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggle, and more reach out for help every day. Allow us to encourage you by letting you know that we’ve helped many couples experiencing the same problems.

Here are the most common issues people in Marin County, CA come to us with:

Diminished intimacy is one of the most prevalent issues that couples seek out counseling for. Quality therapy helps you rediscover your emotional bond.

It’s common for couples to argue over who owns what within the household. This often happens when there are other underlying problems occurring within the relationship. We help couples all the time who encounter disagreement over possessions.

Couples who live together often quarrel over the division of household duties. This is especially troublesome in partnerships with children. We have expertise helping partners come to agreement over the division of tasks.

Even when they both agree they want to get married, committed unmarried couples can find themselves at odds over when it’s the right time. This is something we’ve seen before and we know how to get you on the same page.

What if I've tried couples therapy in Marin County before?

If a relationship therapist hasn’t given you the help you were looking for in the past, don’t be discouraged. Some therapists don’t specialize in couples therapy, so they might not have had the expertise necessary to address your unique situation. A quality couples therapist guides you through your difficulties.

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Here's why our approach works

We have experience helping partners who face these same issues and many others. We use established techniques to see you through whatever difficulties you might be facing.

Continual conflict damages relationships and undermines honest communication. Emotionally focused therapy—or EFT—helps you to turn conflict into the healthy communication it should be.

It’s a sad truth that addiction can develop during the course of a relationship, and sometimes people enter a relationship knowing they have an addiction. Addictive behaviors ruin intimacy and trust. With experiential psychotherapy techniques, we offer tools and guidance to help bring people back to engaging in healthy behaviors.

All relationships are built on trust. If that trust is damaged, other elements of the relationship are inevitably going to collapse. Through attachment theory, we help you learn trust to build back your partnership.

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Will it be difficult to start couples therapy near me?

Starting couples therapy doesn’t have to be scary, but people often don’t know what to expect from therapy and might not even be sure what they need to fix. What they do know, however, is that they need something to change before their committed relationship is irrevocably damaged.
Relationship counseling is the best first step toward preventing damage to your committed union.

Here’s how we make it easy:

Here are the ways we make it easy:

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Begin the Empathi Process

Your expert counselor is here to guide you back to connection using Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and the Empathi Method.

Acceptance

The hardest part is just getting started.

Healing starts with accepting you need help, booking a free consult, and showing up as you are. Everything that comes next will be easier as you’re held by an Empathi therapist and a proven process. From now on, you’re not alone in this.

Alliance

Feel like you’re on the same team again.

Explore your process and discover a unified narrative where neither of you are wrong or right, “the good one,” or “the bad one.” Learn to approach suffering and conflicts as an “us” problem instead of a “them” problem or a “me” problem.

Empathy

See the hurt and love behind their reactivity.

Strengthen your new narrative by accessing empathy to recognize the root of each other’s reactivity, how much you matter to each other, and what love is. Understand the cycles you get into with the help of your expert Empathi counselor.

Vulnerability

Share the hurt and love behind your reactivity.

Get to know, live in, and share your vulnerable feelings. Then, learn to let in the ways that those feelings are understood and accepted by your partner through the power of the Empathi method and Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.

Connection

Feel deeply and securely bonded to one another.

Mend your relationship and your wounds through the understanding that you matter to each other. Learn to grieve, show up for, heal, and accept the most vulnerable parts inside of each other without sacrificing those parts in yourselves.

Resilience

Rely on your bond to get out of stuck moments.

Having proved your ability to resolve long-standing issues, heated conflicts, and negative cycles, face your future together with a certainty that you will not only survive those moments, but grow stronger and more connected because of them.

Meet the Marin County Team

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Karen Gordon

COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100084

Karen is skilled at helping couples understand the painful cycle of conflict they’re stuck in and guiding them back to safety, connection, and love. She is known by her clients for offering direct and honest feedback with love, warmth, and humor. Karen specializes in working with couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. She is trained in Gottman Couples work and has intensive training in EFT for Couples.

Stefanie counselor

Stefanie Bond

COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100084

Artist, animal lover, and impassioned mentor. Stefanie’s calling is to guide others in building greater capacities for challenging emotions so their lives can pulse with vitality and relationships thrive with connection. She completed the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training, an effective mind-body approach aimed to improve symptoms of stress. Chronic pain and addiction recovery are some of Stefanie’s notable specializations.

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We are passionate about healing relationships.

Our team of couples counselors, relationship coaches, and marriage therapists can help you reconnect and discover that loving feeling.

Frequently Asked Couples Therapy Questions

Read our Marin County FAQ or schedule a free consult now and get answers directly!

How much does relationship counseling in Marin County cost?

In Marin County the cost typically runs from $40 to $200 per session hour. Skilled therapists with good success rates are in higher demand and typically charge more. Some might charge more than $200, these are usually therapists who have the most impressive success rates.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our relationship experts offer personalized marital guidance to bring magic and fulfillment back to your committed partnership.

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How much does relationship counseling in Marin County cost?

In Marin County the cost typically runs from $40 to $200 per session hour. Skilled therapists with good success rates are in higher demand and typically charge more. Some might charge more than $200, these are usually therapists who have the most impressive success rates.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our relationship experts offer personalized marital guidance to bring magic and fulfillment back to your committed partnership.

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Is pre-marriage counseling a good idea?

Premarital counseling is always a good idea. Pre marriage counseling gives you great tools to be good communicators and to teach you how to constructively work through conflict. Preliminary counseling also strengthens the existing relationship.

How much does premarital counseling near me cost?

The cost is around the same for premarital counseling as for marriage or couples counseling in Marin County, between $45-$200, with the most experienced therapists charging more due to their demand.

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What are the divorce statistics for Marin County, CA?

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples. Most people avoid it if at all possible, and the rates have been on a continuous decline since the late 1990s.

World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The most recent information places Marin County much higher, having a 13% divorced population.

How many couples therapists are in Marin County, CA?

Couples therapists are placed with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. There are just over 32,000 employed in the state of California, which is the highest number in the nation. There are no statistics available for the number of marriage counselors in Marin County, but an online search provides hundreds of results for marriage and relationship counseling in the area.

A number of sites have a list of best relationship counseling near me. A search of best couples therapists in the San Francisco area places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc.

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How many couples therapists are in Marin County, CA?

Couples therapists are placed with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. There are just over 32,000 employed in the state of California, which is the highest number in the nation. There are no statistics available for the number of marriage counselors in Marin County, but an online search provides hundreds of results for marriage and relationship counseling in the area.

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A number of sites have a list of best relationship counseling near me. A search of best couples therapists in the San Francisco area places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc.

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How do I choose a good couples therapist in Marin County, CA?

Don’t settle for any therapist if it’s your relationship on the line. Find a therapist who has experience in couples counseling. There are many good therapists out there, but you want the one that fits you bes

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How do I choose a good couples therapist in Marin County, CA?

Don’t settle for any therapist if it’s your relationship on the line. Find a therapist who has experience in couples counseling. There are many good therapists out there, but you want the one that fits you best.

Here are some tips to help you find a therapist that fits:

Communication style is important. What works for some couples might not work for you and your partner. You need to make sure your therapist understands you and your issues, and you need to be able to pick up what they’re putting down if counseling is going to be effective for you.

Your therapist and you need to see eye-to-eye on the fundamentals. If a counselor’s values are similar to yours and your partners, they will be much more effective in seeing you through your issues.

Ask a potential therapist questions to better determine their suitability. Interview them. It’s your relationship’s future that’s at stake, so you want your therapist to be a good fit.

What questions should I ask before starting couples therapy in Marin County, CA?

Asking questions will get to the heart of a potential therapist’s suitability for you. Even the best therapist in the world won’t be very effective if they aren’t the right one for you. These questions will help you better determine if you and your potential therapist will fit together well:

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Stick with therapy once it starts. No matter how good a couples counselor is, you’ll get the best results if you complete their plan. Couples who’ve stayed with therapy until it was complete have better outcomes all around. They enjoy better emotional health, live longer, and report themselves as being happier than before they started therapy. 

If you and your partner need guidance to help restore your relationship, now is the best time to take action. The sooner you act, the sooner quality couples therapy can help you. Come to us for quality counseling. 

Contact Empathi and bring your partnership back.

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"With Empathi, Figs has created a fun and creative way to help people feel more connected in their relationship and to become acquainted with the transformational power of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy."

Dr. Sue Johnson

Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

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