Couples
Therapy That
Works
in Sacramento

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

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in Sacramento

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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?

We’re inspired to be our best when we begin a new relationship. We put on the nicest clothes, taking extra care to groom ourselves, and we even put on a fresh outlook. We give it everything we have, and then a little extra. We aren’t being deceitful when we present our best selves to our partner. We all naturally want to be better people for the ones we love. 

When the relationship progresses into a committed partnership, we become more comfortable showing our real selves to the person we care about the most. This often enhances the relationship, but some things we keep to ourselves are unhealthy and we know it. We try to keep them away as long as possible, because we know unhealthy behaviors and past mistakes will damage what we’ve built with our partner. But everything surfaces eventually.

If behaviors you thought were buried are once again showing themselves and beginning to damage your committed relationship, don’t despair. We’re here to help steer you to a better path, where you can heal in the open. Reach out to Empathi today and begin repairing the damage.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

We’re inspired to be our best when we begin a new relationship. We put on the nicest clothes, taking extra care to groom ourselves, and we even put on a fresh outlook. We give it everything we have, and then a little extra. We aren’t being deceitful when we present our best selves to our partner. We all naturally want to be better people for the ones we love.

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When the relationship progresses into a committed partnership, we become more comfortable showing our real selves to the person we care about the most. This often enhances the relationship, but some things we keep to ourselves are unhealthy and we know it. We try to keep them away as long as possible, because we know unhealthy behaviors and past mistakes will damage what we’ve built with our partner. But everything surfaces eventually.

If behaviors you thought were buried are once again showing themselves and beginning to damage your committed relationship, don’t despair. We’re here to help steer you to a better path, where you can heal in the open. Reach out to Empathi today and begin repairing the damage.

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Can a couples therapist near me help my relationship?

Are you looking for couples therapy in Sacramento, CA? You’re not alone. It’s common for unhealthy behaviors and past regrets to follow partners into present relationships. Thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggle, and more reach out for help every day. Rest easy knowing we’ve helped countless couples face past issues and work through them successfully.

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

It’s common for unmarried couples to disagree on the timing of marriage. Sometimes one partner feels more ready than the other to take the relationship to the next level. Let Empathi guide you into agreement on this issue.

When one partner has been hiding something from the other, it damages trust and causes the other partner to question their own judgment. We give you the tools to bring honesty back to the relationship and restore your trust in each other.

When couples put their focus on who owns what, there’s usually some other issue already getting between them. When we prioritize our possessions over our partner, this has a lasting impact on the relationship. Let us guide you in putting your focus back into each other.

Time often dulls the edge of emotional and physical attachment. When other issues arise between couples, they serve only to dim that spark even further. We guide couples through restoring their joy for each other all the time.

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

Maybe you’ve seen a relationship therapist in the past and you felt like you didn’t make sufficient progress. Perhaps the therapist’s communication style didn’t land well with you. Maybe they didn’t specialize in couples counseling. A good couples therapist provides tools to repair and restore broken bonds of togetherness. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Expert therapists employ established methods that have helped countless couples reconnect.

Experiential psychotherapy turns around addiction and the destructive habits that they bring to a partnership. Some people go into relationships with addiction, some develop addiction during the course of the relationship, but one thing remains consistent: addiction ruins trust and destroys intimacy. Let us help you turn it around.

Attachment theory methods restore trust, which is the foundational building block of every relationship. Without trust, intimacy suffers. If you or your partner has damaged the trust in your relationship, we give you the guidance to help you return it to your relationship.

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) has an 86% success rate and the benefits continue long into the relationship for 73% of people who learn this method. By integrating EFT techniques into our process, you learn to reframe conflict and turn it into productive communication.

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Will it be difficult to start couples therapy near me?

Starting couples counseling doesn’t have to be scary. You might go into it not knowing what to expect and you might not even be sure what needs to change. You just know that you need to turn your relationship around before it’s too late to do anything. Quality relationship therapy turns relationships around and steers them back on course.

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.

Ben counselor
COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #87265

Ben is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and CATC Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist. Ben has extensive experience and passion for helping individuals and couples overcome painful habits and patterns, in order to move into lives of greater joy and fulfillment.

Ben first owned a life coaching company in Santa Barbara, California where he worked to help people develop, clarify and achieve their goals. Going on to become a licensed psychotherapist Ben has passion for both helping people achieve their outer goals in the world and to heal and grow their emotional lives so they can experience new levels of personal freedom, fulfillment and love.

Joanna counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California #125355
Supervised by Teale Taxis, LMFT#100084

Relationships are a mirror, portal, and cauldron to Joanna, who believes a little bit of work can lead to transformative relief within a relationship. She is a skilled supporter who has personal experience with monogamous, polyamorous, and open relationships.

Joanna is trained in a range of therapy approaches, but most of all, she is known for bringing mindfulness and an attitude of gratitude to her work with clients. Formerly a political advocate, Joanna now advocates for people like you, seeking the love they desire.

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

How much does relationship counseling in Sacramento cost?

In California the cost for couples therapy generally runs between $45 and $200 per session. One can expect the cost in Sacramento to be around the same. The reason the range is so vast is because some therapists are in higher demand for their experience and success rates. Some couples counselors might charge even more, but these are highly specialized therapists who have impressive success rates.

Empathi’s pricing varies, but it’s always worth every penny. Our relationship therapy professionals are experts who provide you with personalized relationship guidance and teach you the tools to make your partnership successful and fulfilling.

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How much does relationship counseling in Sacramento cost?

In California the cost for couples therapy generally runs between $45 and $200 per session. One can expect the cost in Sacramento to be around the same. The reason the range is so vast is because some therapists are in higher demand for their experience and success rates. Some couples counselors might charge even more, but these are highly specialized therapists who have impressive success rates.

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Empathi’s pricing varies, but it’s always worth every penny. Our relationship therapy professionals are experts who provide you with personalized relationship guidance and teach you the tools to make your partnership successful and fulfilling.

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Is pre-marriage counseling a good idea?

Yes. Premarital counseling is a fantastic idea for anyone deciding to get married. That preliminary guidance sends you into your marriage with a definite advantage. It gives you tools to successfully manage conflict and improve communications. The benefits start before you even get married.

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 Sacramento, so you can expect to pay $45-$200 per session hour, with the most experienced therapists charging more due to their demand.

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What are the divorce statistics for Sacramento, CA?

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

World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The divorce rate in Sacramento is higher than that, at 11.8%.

How many couples therapists are in Sacramento, 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, with 1,440 counselors that practice in Sacramento.

A number of sites have a list for “best relationship counseling near me” to help struggling couples find a therapist right for them. 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. These services are available for couples in Sacramento as well.

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How many couples therapists are in Sacramento, 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, with 1,440 counselors that practice in Sacramento.

empathi couples therapy

A number of sites have a list for “best relationship counseling near me” to help struggling couples find a therapist right for them. 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. These services are available for couples in Sacramento as well.

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

There are many good couples therapists out there, but it’s important to find the one that will work best for you. Pay attention to their communication style so you can be sure that your therapist will understand you and that they can effectively express themselves to you.

It’s also important to find out what values and principles guide the counselor, or if they’re skilled at understanding the principles of others. A therapy plan will be far more effective if it’s given by someone who can get your point of view, because you’ll feel more secure in listening to their advice when they challenge it.

It’s a good idea to ask a potential therapist some questions before deciding who you should go with. This ensures a greater likelihood of landing on a counselor who’s right for you.

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

There are many good couples therapists out there, but it’s important to find the one that will work best for you. Pay attention to their communication style so you can be sure that your therapist will understand you and that they can effectively express themselves to you.

It’s also important to find out what values and principles guide the counselor, or if they’re skilled at understanding the principles of others. A therapy plan will be far more effective if it’s given by someone who can get your point of view, because you’ll feel more secure in listening to their advice when they challenge it.

It’s a good idea to ask a potential therapist some questions before deciding who you should go with. This ensures a greater likelihood of landing on a counselor who’s right for you.

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

Schedule a consultation, give your potential therapists an interview. Have your questions prepared and base your decision on how they answer.

Get to know the qualifications of the counselor that you’ll be seeing.

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

Don’t give up. Pick the right therapist and stay with your counseling once it starts. It won’t matter how talented your couples therapist is if you don’t stick with their therapy plan and you’ll get the best results if you stay with it. Couples who’ve stayed with therapy until it was complete have better outcomes all around. They enjoy better emotional health, live longer. Many report themselves as being happier than before they started therapy.

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

Reach out to Empathi and restore what’s been lost.

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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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