EMPATHI

Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Sunnyvale

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

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in Sunnyvale

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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?

When a relationship is new, you can’t help but feel excited and giddy when you’re together with your partner. Everything about your partner is exciting, everything about you excites your partner, and you feel like there’s nothing in the world that can take that feeling away. 

Once you’ve been together a while, those feelings of excitement and newness fade a bit. Struggles within your relationship surface just as the realities of life, work, school, and other commitments start making their way to the forefront again. Before you know it, your once-exhilarating partnership is on the back burner and everything else requires your attention, or worse, you feel the need to escape from your relationship.

Are you in a committed relationship or a marriage that was once exciting, but now is painful or just one more element of your otherwise full life? Do you find yourself longing to restore that connection, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Connect with Empathi. Let us show you how to make time for your partner and your relationship

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

When a relationship is new, you can’t help but feel excited and giddy when you’re together with your partner. Everything about your partner is exciting, everything about you excites your partner, and you feel like there’s nothing in the world that can take that feeling away.

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Once you’ve been together a while, those feelings of excitement and newness fade a bit. Struggles within your relationship surface just as the realities of life, work, school, and other commitments start making their way to the forefront again. Before you know it, your once-exhilarating partnership is on the back burner and everything else requires your attention, or worse, you feel the need to escape from your relationship.

Are you in a committed relationship or a marriage that was once exciting, but now is painful or just one more element of your otherwise full life? Do you find yourself longing to restore that connection, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Connect with Empathi. Let us show you how to make time for your partner and your relationship.

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Can a couples therapist near me help repair our relationship?

Are you looking for couples therapy in Sunnyvale, CA? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for relationships to start to struggle or to move to the back of a priority list, especially in the lives of a busy couple with a lot of other things going on. Thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles, and more reach out for help every day.

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

Couples commonly fall into a life rut once their relationship has progressed to a comfortable level, where they want to make room for each other, but too many other priorities make it difficult to find time to connect, causing intimacy to fall to the wayside. Other common reasons for loss in intimacy include conflict, doubts, and trauma.

When committed partners live together it’s not uncommon for one to feel like the other isn’t pulling their own weight. When the couple has children this becomes an even more difficult issue to work through.

Often parents have their convictions on how a child should be raised. If two partners don’t share those convictions, it causes stress on the relationship. Because the future of our children is so important, it’s very difficult to get past this obstacle without help.

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 both partners agree that their goal is to get married, but one half of the couple feels they just haven’t reached that point yet. Sometimes partners disagree on whether marriage is necessary at all. When one partner thinks it’s time to get married and the other doesn’t feel the time is right, or the partners disagree on the importance of marriage, it can cause a lot of tension in the relationship.

What if I've tried couples therapy in Sunnyvale before?

If you’ve seen a relationship therapist in the past and it hasn’t worked for you, don’t give up hope. It’s most likely that your counselor just wasn’t the right fit for you and your partner. Perhaps they didn’t possess the expertise to help you with your specific issues, or they just rubbed you the wrong way for some reason.

You’ve come to the right place. We’re expert professionals at Empathi, with experience in helping countless couples through a variety of issues.

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Here's why our approach works

Our methods have a track record of success. We guide you through restoring your relationship using established techniques.

There’s nothing wrong with an occasional argument. It’s perfectly healthy. However, it becomes unhealthy when occasional fighting turns into non-stop conflict. EFT offers tools that turn conflict into communication. EFT has an 86% success rate, and 73% of couples continue to see success long into the future.

Addictive behavior destroys trust and intimacy. Experiential psychotherapy helps return people to healthy habits and lay the foundation for renewed connection.

Trust is essential to every relationship. Greater trust means greater connection. Attachment theory rebuilds trust and brings couples closer.

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Will it be difficult to start couples therapy near me?

Starting couples therapy doesn’t have to be scary. Couples just might not know what to expect when they start therapy or they’re not sure what the actual problem is. They might not even know what our ideal outcome is supposed to look like, they just know that they need help and that good couples counseling is the best way to get it.

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

How much does relationship therapy in Sunnyvale cost?

In California, the cost of couples counseling typically ranges from $40 to $200 per session. You can expect the cost to fall within that range in Sunnyvale as well. The reason there are differences in cost is that some therapists are in higher demand. Some highly specialized therapists with very good success rates charge more than $200.

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 therapy in Sunnyvale cost?

In California, the cost of couples counseling typically ranges from $40 to $200 per session. You can expect the cost to fall within that range in Sunnyvale as well. The reason there are differences in cost is that some therapists are in higher demand. Some highly specialized therapists with very good success rates charge more than $200.

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?

Yes. Premarital counseling is always a good idea if you’ve decided to get married. Counseling ahead of your marriage will provide you with numerous tools that will help you throughout your marriage and within your current relationship status.

How much does premarital counseling near me cost?

The cost is around the same for premarital counseling as it is for marriage or couples counseling in Sunnyvale. So they vary but typically range from $45 to $200 per session hour. Experienced couples therapists with high success rates are in high demand and will likely charge more.

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What are the divorce statistics for Sunnyvale, CA?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Divorce isn’t a process someone expects to go through when they first get married, but it happens.

World Populated Review shows the divorce rate in California to be among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. There are no statistics for the divorce rate of Sunnyvale specifically, but Santa Clara county, where Sunnyvale is located, has a 7.5% divorced population.

How many couples therapists are in Sunnyvale, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts, and there are 1,680 who practice in and around Sunnyvale. These stats reflect all of Santa Clara County, including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. There are no statistics available for individual cities within the county.

A number of sites have a list for the search “best relationship counseling near me” to aid couples as they dig for the right therapy. 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 Sunnyvale, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts, and there are 1,680 who practice in and around Sunnyvale. These stats reflect all of Santa Clara County, including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. There are no statistics available for individual cities within the county.

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A number of sites have a list for the search “best relationship counseling near me” to aid couples as they dig for the right therapy. 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 Santa Rosa, CA?

An online search of couples counseling in Santa Rosa will turn up numerous results. Read all you can about the therapists and facilities that interest you. Find a therapist that specializes in relationship counseling. The more experience, the better.

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

Look for a therapist who specializes in relationship counseling. There are many excellent couples therapists out there, but you’ll want the one who’s the best fit for you.

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

Don’t ignore their communication style. You’ll want to know that your counselor understands what you’re trying to say, even if you don’t know how to say it. You’ll also want to be able to understand what they’re trying to convey when they’re offering you guidance. If they speak your language, their advice is going to land much better with you.

Find out what your therapist’s principles and values are or assess their ability to get yours. If you have a shared point of view or they are skilled empathizers, you’re going to get a lot more out of therapy.

It’s okay to ask questions. They help you to better decide if you’re going to be comfortable with your potential therapist. If you aren’t comfortable with your therapist, their help is going to be less effective, no matter how otherwise talented they are.

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

Find out their qualifications and ask questions to help you gauge your comfort level with the potential therapist.

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These questions will help you better determine if they're what you're looking for:

Stick with counseling once it starts. You’ll get the best results if you see it through. Couples who stay with therapy have the best all-around outcomes. They have 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 therapy. 

Contact Empathi and take your relationship to the next level.

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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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