Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Los Angeles

Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Los Angeles

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

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in Los Angeles

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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
Counseling 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?

Relationships don’t always end up where you expected them to go. They start with a whole world of possibilities ahead of you, but for any number of reasons, the joy and splendor can fade over time.

If you’re in a committed relationship, take heart. If you went through the trouble of seeking therapy help to repair your relationship, it means there’s hope. You’ve taken the first necessary step.

If your partnership feels as though it’s reaching a breaking point, and you don’t know which way to turn, our expert couples therapists can help you and your partner return to the joy you once experienced. Reach out to Empathi today, and we can help you turn it back around.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

Relationships don’t always end up where you expected them to go. They start with a whole world of possibilities ahead of you, but for any number of reasons, the joy and splendor can fade over time.

If you’re in a committed relationship, take heart. If you went through the trouble of seeking therapy help to repair your relationship, it means there’s hope. You’ve taken the first necessary step.

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If your partnership feels as though it’s reaching a breaking point, and you don’t know which way to turn, our expert couples therapists can help you and your partner return to the joy you once experienced. Reach out to Empathi today, and we can help you turn it back around.

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Is there a relationship therapist near me who can help us?

Are you looking for relationship counseling in Los Angeles, CA? You’re not alone. Whether you’re going through a rough patch in your relationship, you and your partner are feeling overwhelmed, or you just need to get back into a groove, thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

Here are the most common issues people in Los Angeles come to us with:

Many couples disagree over the division of goods in the relationship. If a couple lives together, conflicts sometimes arise when each partner claims to have ownership of the same property. This is often prevalent in times when a couple is also experiencing contention in other areas of their relationship.

Division of responsibility is often a trigger point for couples. When partners share a home, there is often contention over the distribution of household tasks. The presence of children in the home can amplify this issue.

Loss of intimacy is a common reason people seek out relationship counseling in Los Angeles. Married and unmarried couples alike experience a slowdown in romance and physical connection over time. This is a common situation that can cause issues between partners.

Unmarried couples can find themselves in disagreement over the topic of marriage. This often happens when one partner feels ready to move forward and the other doesn’t believe that it’s the right time.

Couples therapy from Empathi can help guide you through any struggle you may be facing, with tools to help you productively resolve conflict and improve communication.

What if couples therapy in Los Angeles hasn't worked for me in the past?

Maybe you’ve seen some type of relationship therapist before and they didn’t provide the guidance you needed. It could be that the therapist didn’t have the right experience, or perhaps their methods didn’t help in the way you hoped they would. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Our couples therapy technique, provided by experienced relationship counselors, uses established methods to walk you through rebuilding your loving partnership.

Through attachment theory, we guide the couple into building trust. Trust is the most crucial foundation point of any relationship. Learn to infuse perspective and gain trust through us.

We apply experiential psychotherapy techniques to assist in recovery from negative patterns that may be impacting your relationship. Addictive behaviors don’t have to rule your relationship. Let us guide you on a path out of them.

Most importantly, Empathi employs emotionally focused therapy (EFT). A full 86% of couples experience significant improvement through EFT, and 73% continue to see that improvement and carry the benefits of their therapy with them into the future.

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Will starting couples therapy be hard for me?

Starting couples therapy doesn’t have to be scary. When you don’t know what to expect, or don’t even know exactly what you’re looking to get out of therapy, it can seem daunting, but relationship counseling is the best first step toward making that change. Here’s how we make it easy:

Here are the ways 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.

Kristen counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California #124146
Supervised by Teale Taxis, LMFT #100084

Kristin Herbert enjoys collaborating with couples and individuals as they work to understand their patterns, expand their sense of agency, and build lives and relationships that are coherent with their values and priorities.

With profound respect for the universal importance of belonging and feeling understood, Kristin supports people as they learn to use their emotions to guide them into deeper, more secure connections with themselves and one another.

Maureen counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #130788, APCC #11167
Supervised by Teale Taxis, CA MFT #100084

“Did I pick the wrong person?”

Most of us have been here—stuck in the same negative cycles, feeling like our partners are the enemy. But what if you could feel tenderly toward each other again? Like you get each other and have each other’s backs?

As a client herself, Maureen has been through the good, the bad, and the ugly of couples therapy. As a therapist, she makes sure her clients receive the best therapy has to offer, using her knowledge of the Gottman Method, Imago therapy, and just plain talk therapy. Maureen also has experience dealing with trauma and is currently training in EMDR Therapy. As an Empathi therapist, Maureen embraces attachment theory and the Emotionally-Focused Therapy model with her clients.

Ali Counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles #106098
Supervised by Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, LMFT #79062

Ali is a warm, compassionate, and loving therapist. She is an expert in working from an Attachment lens with all types of couples and families as well as parent-child relationships. Ali got her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (‘97), her doctorate in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy (‘18), and has continued her life-long love of learning with postdoctoral master-level training as an Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapist.

Ali is also a parenting educator and for over 30 years she has worked with families with someone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and all the issues relating to coming out, questioning your gender/sexuality, as well as dealing with the disenfranchised grief one may have when a loved one comes out.

Olga counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #124377, APCC #9305
Supervised by Teale Taxis, CA MFT #100084

Vulnerability is the greatest asset we have for building personal and interpersonal resilience. That’s why Olga is committed to offering a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where those she helps can achieve their goals and grow into their personhood.

Olga specializes in using EFT in new ways with couples to foster a long-lasting and secure attachment in an attentive, collaborative space. Here, partners can explore their emotions and behavioral triggers, attaining a greater understanding of themselves and each other.

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

How much does couples therapy near me cost?

One can expect to pay around the same for marriage, couples, and premarital counseling as they would in California. So the cost varies, but the typical range is $120 to $200 per session. Experienced couples therapists with high success rates may charge more, because they’re in higher demand.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed couples therapy professionals provide you with individualized guidance, giving you the tools to enjoy a fulfilling committed partnership.

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How much does couples therapy near me cost?

One can expect to pay around the same for marriage, couples, and premarital counseling as they would in Los Angeles. So the cost varies, but you can expect to pay $150 to $250 per session. Experienced couples therapists with high success rates may charge more, because they’re in higher demand.

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Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed couples therapy professionals provide you with individualized guidance, giving you the tools to enjoy a fulfilling committed partnership.

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Is it a good idea to seek out premarital counseling near me?

If you’ve decided as a couple to get married, getting preliminary counseling is a choice that can really benefit you and your partner. Pre-marriage counseling gives couples tools to resolve conflict and it provides excellent guidance on effective communication with each other. It can also enhance the quality of your current relationship.

What do the divorce statistics in Los Angeles look like?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Divorce is a painful process that most couples will avoid if at all possible. Nevertheless, it’s a sad reality for many married couples.

World Population Review places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. Los Angeles is lower, at 6.16%.

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How many couples therapists are in Los Angeles, CA?

Statistically, couples therapists are considered a branch of marriage and family counselor. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. In the state of California, there are roughly 32,000 — the highest number in the nation. The BLS shows 10,880 employed in Los Angeles.

If you live in Los Angeles, Empathi counselors are available to offer you quality relationship counseling.

How do I choose the best couples therapist near me?

The search for a good relationship therapist shouldn’t be taken lightly. First, you want to find a therapist that specializes in couples therapy and has a lot of experience in the field.

Friends are a pretty good place to start for therapist recommendations. A search online for reviews for the best couples therapists in Los Angeles will yield numerous results. Therapists who’ve made a positive impact on their clients’ lives are sure to have impressive reviews. When you find a therapist that looks like they might be right for you, take a look into their history with the state licensing board to vet their record.

When it comes to Empathi, a search of best couples therapists in San Francisco places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc. Empathi counselors are master communicators, able to understand your concerns and offer solid, easy-to-understand guidance.

You don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent relationship counseling. Empathi can help you, wherever you are.

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How do I choose the best couples therapist near me?

The search for a good relationship therapist shouldn’t be taken lightly. First, you want to find a therapist that specializes in couples therapy and has a lot of experience in the field.

 

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Friends are a pretty good place to start for therapist recommendations. A search online for reviews for the best couples therapists in Los Angeles will yield numerous results. Therapists who’ve made a positive impact on their clients’ lives are sure to have impressive reviews. When you find a therapist that looks like they might be right for you, take a look into their history with the state licensing board to vet their record.

When it comes to Empathi, a search of best couples therapists in San Francisco places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, in the top 10 list on Yelp and the top 5 list on GuideDoc. Empathi counselors are master communicators, able to understand your concerns and offer solid, easy-to-understand guidance.

You don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent relationship counseling. Empathi can help you, wherever you are.

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What questions should I ask before beginning couples therapy?

Interview your potential therapist. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, schedule a consultation. Have some questions prepared and base your decision on how they answer.

You’ll want to know the qualifications of the counselor that you’ll be seeing and to make sure they seem like a good fit.

These questions will help you determine if the therapist is a good option for you:

You get the best results when you complete a therapy plan. It’s important that you stick with counseling. Couples who stay the course have better outcomes all around. They enjoy better emotional health, live longer, and many report themselves as being happier than before they started therapy. 

Seeking out a quality couples therapist is the best first step in returning the satisfaction to your relationship. Experienced relationship counselors are able to objectively look at your partnership and help guide you to your best possible outcome.

If you and your partner need guidance to help restore your connection, 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 begin enjoying your relationship to its fullest.

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