Couples
Therapy That
Works
in San Jose

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Better Methods. Better Outcomes. Better Lovin.

Empathi's therapists provide hope
to couples in San Jose

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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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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?

The excitement is electrifying when you start a new relationship. You can’t ignore the spark between you and your partner and you can’t wait to see each other when you’re apart. When you’re together, it’s as if the whole world stands still just for you.

After a time, that spark might become less electrifying. You’re still very much in love, but something fell away after the years have passed. The demands and challenges of life have dulled the luster of your once fiery relationship.

If the dynamic, enthralling energy of your marriage or committed relationship has fizzled, you don’t have to take it as a sign that it’s time to move on. With good couples therapy you can restore the electricity to your relationship and move on to a more vigorous future together than you thought possible.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

The excitement is electrifying when you start a new relationship. You can’t ignore the spark between you and your partner and you can’t wait to see each other when you’re apart. When you’re together, it’s as if the whole world stands still just for you.

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After a time, that spark might become less electrifying. You’re still very much in love, but something fell away after the years have passed. The demands and challenges of life have dulled the luster of your once fiery relationship.

If the dynamic, enthralling energy of your marriage or committed relationship has fizzled, you don’t have to take it as a sign that it’s time to move on. With good couples therapy you can restore the electricity to your relationship and move on to a more vigorous future together than you thought possible.

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Can a couples therapist near me help repair our relationship?

If you’re looking for couples therapy in San Jose, CA, you’re not alone. Sometimes partners feel the drive and vigor of their relationship dwindle over time. Thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles and more reach out for help every day. It’s not unusual to feel alone in your struggle, but you’re not really alone. We’re here to guide you through it and help restore the energy you once shared.

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

It’s not uncommon for couples to experience a decline in intimacy and romance after time has passed. Married and unmarried couples alike go through this. Waning intimacy can cause building resentment between partners.

The subject of marriage can bring friction to a committed relationship. Unmarried couples sometimes disagree if the timing is right, or if they should marry at all. It’s perfectly common for one partner to want to move forward, while the other has reservations.

Disagreement over the division of duties can present itself in relationships, especially when a couple shares a home. When a couple has children this issue becomes even more prevalent.

If a couple lives together, contention can surface over the ownership of items and property in the home. Usually, this is a symptom of a greater conflict that’s causing tension between the partners.

Disagreements on parenting styles and principles can emerge between couples with children, and even between couples without. When parenting values collide, it can lead to a tense state of affairs. Because the future of their children is such an important topic, this issue can be especially difficult to work through.

We’ve helped countless couples see their way through these and similar struggles. We can guide you through yours as well.

What if I've tried couples therapy in San Jose before?

Perhaps visiting a relationship therapist hasn’t worked for you in the past. Maybe the counselor didn’t have the expertise you needed in couples therapy. Maybe their methods weren’t right for your situation. It might be that you just couldn’t see eye-to-eye with them and the friction made counseling too difficult for you.

An experienced couples counselor can guide you through bringing back the energy and connection to your partnership. So if you’re looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place. Our experienced, professional therapists are skilled in ushering couples through a wide range of issues.

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Here's why our approach works

We provide the best counseling by couples therapists with expertise in applying established therapy methods. We can guide you through reigniting the energy that once characterized your partnership.

Trust in each other is the backbone of all meaningful relationships, but it’s not as easy to trust for some as it is for others, their history perhaps having taught them to resist putting faith in people. By way of attachment theory, we help you to build the trust that’s been missing the whole time.

It’s a sad reality that addictive behaviors can present themselves during the course of a relationship. The habits that come along with addiction are often destructive and do serious harm to trust and intimacy. We use experiential therapy methods, which have been effective in rooting out the source of addiction and bringing back healthy behaviors.

Disagreement is a natural part of life. It can be a healthy way to grow and learn from each other. However, when occasional disagreement turns into persistent conflict, it can really damage a relationship. Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is an effective tool in reframing conflict and turning it into constructive communication. 86% of couples who’ve gone through EFT see real improvement in the short term. This improvement carries over into the long-term for 73% of couples.

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Will it be difficult to start couples therapy near me?

Starting relationship therapy can be scary. Couples often go into it having no idea what to expect. They might not even know what success is supposed to look like. They just know that their relationship needs help. Quality couples counseling is the perfect first step into getting that help.

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.

Wendy Parker Counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #121183 in Oakland
Supervised by Fiachra O’Sullivan, LMFT #79062

Wendy is a long-time mental health practitioner who believes that, with the right amount of effort, the partnership of your wildest dreams is within reach and can turn up the heat on your personal growth.

In a culture that puts so much emphasis on “I,” Wendy works with patients to develop the “we” mentality required for a loving, thriving, satisfying relationship based on mutual respect and understanding.

Wendy uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy to help couples demystify the behaviors of their partner and learn to identify the underlying patterns and programming that cause emotional chaos. Her work helps members of a couple draw closer and build bonds that withstand the inevitable hardships of life.

Justin counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118938
Supervised by Teale Taxis LMFT #100084

Relationships have the ability to present us with challenges, and for this reason they also have the ability to be our greatest teachers and catalysts for growth.

A student of life and of her own partnership spanning over a decade, Justin is a lover of music, nature, food, learning and connection.

She enjoys working with couples from diverse backgrounds and of diverse configurations to uncover the cycles that generate conflict and disconnection between them. She utilizes an EFT attachment framework to help couples fundamentally shift their perspectives in order to experience a deeper sense of safety, freedom and connection with one another.

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

How much does relationship therapy in San Jose cost?

In San Jose you can expect to pay between $45 and $200 per session. The range is somewhat vast because some therapists are more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some couples therapists might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have the best success rates.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. At every price point, our relationship experts can provide you with personalized marital guidance to make your relationship successful and fulfilling.

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How much does relationship therapy in San Jose cost?

In San Jose you can expect to pay between $45 and $200 per session. The range is somewhat vast because some therapists are more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some couples therapists might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have the best success rates.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. At every price point, our relationship experts can provide you with personalized marital guidance to make your relationship successful and fulfilling.

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Is pre-marriage counseling a good idea?

If you’ve decided as a couple to get married, some preliminary counseling is an excellent way to go. Premarital counseling gives couples tools to effectively manage conflict, and it provides fantastic guidance on how to productively communicate with each other. Pre-marriage counseling also works well to strengthen your present relationship.

How much does premarital counseling near me cost?

One can expect to pay around the same for premarital counseling as they would for marriage or couples counseling in San Jose. The cost varies, but the typical range is between $45-$200. Experienced couples therapists with high success rates may charge even more because they’re in higher demand.

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What are the divorce statistics for San Jose, CA?

Since the end of the 1980s, national divorce rates have been gradually declining with no signs of going back up any time soon. Still, though divorce is a painful process that nobody expects to go through when they first get together, it is an unfortunate reality.

The rate of divorced people in California is one of the lowest in the country at 9.0%. This statistic for San Jose, California sits much lower, at 7.5%.

How many couples therapists are in San Jose, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows just over 60,000 people employed nationally in this field, with around 32,000 employed in the state of California. There are no available numbers for the city itself, but there are 1,680 that practice in Santa Clara county, where San Jose is located.

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

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How many couples therapists are in San Jose, CA?

Couples therapists are grouped with marriage and family therapists in statistical charts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows just over 60,000 people employed nationally in this field, with around 32,000 employed in the state of California. There are no available numbers for the city itself, but there are 1,680 that practice in Santa Clara county, where San Jose is located.

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A number of sites have a list for best relationship counseling near me” to help couples find the right therapists for them in their area. A search of best couples therapy in the San Francisco area places Empathi founder, Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan on 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 San Jose, CA?

There are many excellent, qualified therapists out there, but it’s important to find the one that’s right for you and your partner. You’ll want a therapist who specializes in relationship therapy, and preferably has extensive experience in the area.

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

There are many excellent, qualified therapists out there, but it’s important to find the one that’s right for you and your partner. You’ll want a therapist who specializes in relationship therapy, and preferably has extensive experience in the area.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right therapist for you:

Gauge their communication style. It’s important that your therapist understands you and your issues. It’s just as critical that they can express their advice effectively.

If a counselor’s values and principles are similar to the ones you and your partner share or they are able to effectively empathize with you and understand them, they will be much more effective guides to get you through your issues.

It’s a good idea to ask a potential therapist some questions before you decide they’re right for you. If you don’t click or can’t get on the same page initially, any subsequent visit is less likely to provide you with any benefit.

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

You’ll want to know a counselor’s qualifications and experience and that they seem like a good fit.

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These questions can help you determine whether they're the right guide for you and your partner:

Once you begin counseling, it’s important to see it through. The best therapist in the world won’t be much good to you if you drop out before the counseling plan is completed. When couples stick with therapy to the end, they statistically have much better outcomes than those who don’t. They report enjoying the other partner more, enjoying life more, and are generally happier people overall.

If you and your partner have reached the point where you need to restore the energy to your partnership, there is no better time than now to contact us for guidance.

Reach out to Empathi and once again the world can stand still, just for you.

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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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