EMPATHI

Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Menlo Park

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

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in Menlo Park

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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?

There is no experience quite like the beginning of a new relationship—you and your partner are total mysteries to each other. It’s enticing, mystifying, and fulfilling when you discover something new about the person you’re with, and each day you can’t wait to uncover another revelation.

But often, with time, partners lose their curiosity in each other. You begin to tell the same old stories about who your partner is, what they’ll say, and how they feel. You’re with the person you love and are committed to them, but when it comes to love, perceived certainty can breed doubt and insecurity.

If you’ve reached a place in your relationship where the excitement of new discovery with your partner has faded and left you trapped in suffering together, we’re here to help.

Reach out to Empathi today and let us guide you back to the exhilaration and joy of discovery.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

There is no experience quite like the beginning of a new relationship—you and your partner are total mysteries to each other. It’s enticing, mystifying, and fulfilling when you discover something new about the person you’re with, and each day you can’t wait to uncover another revelation.

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But often, with time, partners lose their curiosity in each other. You begin to tell the same old stories about who your partner is, what they’ll say, and how they feel. You’re with the person you love and are committed to them, but when it comes to love, perceived certainty can breed doubt and insecurity.

If you’ve reached a place in your relationship where the excitement of new discovery with your partner has faded and left you trapped in suffering together, we’re here to help.

Reach out to Empathi today and let us guide you back to the exhilaration and joy of discovery.

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Can a couples therapist near me help repair our relationship?

Are you looking for couples therapy in Menlo Park, CA? You’re not alone. It’s not unusual for couples to hit a time where the relationship feels tedious and difficult. You might feel as though nothing will change and you’ll be stuck with monotony and conflict forever. Thousands of couples are experiencing that same struggle, and more reach out for help every day. It may be heartening to know that we successfully guide couples out of this issue, along with many others.

Here are the most common issues people in Menlo Park, CA come to us with:

It’s common for couples to experience a loss of physical and emotional closeness. Married and unmarried couples alike may one day feel as though the romance is gone. Diminished intimacy causes a rift in many partnerships.

Disagreement often arises over the distribution of responsibilities in a committed partnership. When a couple has children together, it compounds the problem even further.


If a couple has children but they don’t share a unified outlook regarding their upbringing, this can bring a tremendous amount of friction to a relationship. Because we regard the future of our children as supremely important, this sharpens existing tensions even further.

This issue most often arises when a couple is already experiencing other issues, either within or outside the context of their relationship. They’ll argue over ownership of one or more items in the home, usually as a way to distract themselves from other problems.

Sometimes one partner will feel the time is right to move from being in a committed relationship to being in a committed marriage. When the other partner doesn’t feel the time is right, it can cause tension between them.

We have the skills to see couples out of this struggle and many others. Let Empathi be the guide to see you out of yours.

What if I've tried couples therapy in Menlo Park before?

If you’ve already tried a relationship therapist and it hasn’t worked for you in the past, don’t give up. You’ve come to the right place. Our quality couples therapists have the expertise to help you return to a fulfilling, intimate connection.

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Here's why our approach works

We apply methods with the best track record for success. By utilizing established techniques, our skilled couples therapists provide you the tools to lift you out of your struggle and spark the desire to rediscover each other.

Addictive behavior is destructive and ruins a relationship’s foundation of trust and intimacy. Experiential psychotherapy digs at the roots of these habits and helps a person return to healthier behaviors.

Trust is key to any relationship. If we resist trusting the other person, it forms a rift between us and our partner. Attachment theory helps build trust and bring couples closer to intimacy.

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Will it be difficult to start couples therapy near me?

Starting couples counseling doesn’t have to be scary. Couples don’t know what to expect when they first visit a couples therapist, often they’re not even sure what a successful outcome should look like. They just know that the distance between each other seems to be growing and they want to turn it around as soon as they can. Relationship counseling is here to help, not make things more difficult.

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 Menlo Park 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.

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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 Menlo Park FAQ or schedule a free consult now and get answers directly!

How much does relationship counseling in Menlo Park cost?

In California, the cost typically ranges from $40 to $200 per session. In Menlo Park, you can expect the cost to fall within that range. The reason the high and low-end difference is so vast is because some therapists are in higher demand. Some couples counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists and have 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 Menlo Park cost?

In California, the cost typically ranges from $40 to $200 per session. In Menlo Park, you can expect the cost to fall within that range. The reason the high and low-end difference is so vast is because some therapists are in higher demand. Some couples counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists and have 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 for those who’ve decided to tie the knot. Preliminary counseling offers terrific guidance for working through disagreements and engaging in healthy communication. Not only do these tools help you in your future marriage, they will strengthen your existing relationships as well.

How much does premarital counseling near me cost?

The cost is about the same for premarital counseling as it is for marriage or couples counseling in Menlo Park. The costs range, but you can expect to pay from $45 to $200 per session hour. Experienced couples therapists with high success rates for premarital counseling tend to charge more because they’re in higher demand.

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What are the divorce statistics for Menlo Park, CA?

Even though divorce rates have been dropping consistently over the past thirty years or so, it’s an unfortunate fact that people still get divorced. It’s a painful experience and most people only choose it as a last resort.

California has one of the lowest divorced population rates, at 9.0%. Menlo Park has a somewhat considerably higher rate, at 12.0%.

How many couples therapists are in Menlo Park, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped 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 marriage and family therapists employed in the state of California, which is the highest number in the nation. There are no statistics on the number of marriage therapists in Menlo Park, CA or San Mateo county. However, an online search offers hundreds of results for marriage and relationship therapists “near me”.

A number of sites have a list for “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 Menlo Park, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped 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 marriage and family therapists employed in the state of California, which is the highest number in the nation. There are no statistics on the number of marriage therapists in Menlo Park, CA or San Mateo county. However, an online search offers hundreds of results for marriage and relationship therapists “near me”.

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A number of sites have a list for “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 Menlo Park, CA?

Finding the right couples therapist is important. First, find a therapist with expertise in relationship counseling. There are many excellent couples therapists out there, but you want the one that best fits you and your partner.

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How do I choose a good couples therapist in Menlo Park, CA?

Finding the right couples therapist is important. First, find a therapist with expertise in relationship counseling. There are many excellent couples therapists out there, but you want the one that best fits you and your partner.

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

Pay attention to their communication style. Make sure your therapist understands you and your issues. If they speak your language, their advice is going to land much better with you.

If you and your therapist have common values and principles or your counselor is able to empathize with yours, they’re going to be far more effective in guiding you through your problems.

It’s okay to ask questions. They help you to decide if you’re going to be comfortable with them. If you can’t feel comfortable with your therapist, no matter how good they are, you are less likely to get any benefit from their help.

What questions should I ask before starting couples therapy in Menlo Park, CA?

Make sure you know the qualifications of your potential therapist, and make sure you’re going to be comfortable with their style and values. Have some questions prepared and base your decision on how they answer.

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These questions will help you better determine whether the therapist is what you're looking for:

It’s important to choose the right couples therapist because you’ll get the best results if you see counseling through. Couples who stay with therapy have better outcomes, enjoy better emotional health, live longer, and often report themselves as being happier than before they started therapy. 

If you and your partner are looking to move out of the humdrum and conflict and back into having the effervescent experiences that every relationship should have, 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 therapy. 

Contact Empathi and rediscover your excitement for each other.

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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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