EMPATHI

Marriage
Counseling
That Works
in Marin County

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

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in Marin County

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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 Marriage
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 marriage counseling is right for you.

Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

People don’t get married expecting to enter marriage counseling down the road. They often forego pre-marriage counseling with the belief that marriage troubles happen to other people. However, over time many begin experiencing the same problem that so many others before them did—they feel themselves drifting apart. The love is still there, but somehow they’ve lost the ability to express or access it. 

But just because things feel hopeless, it doesn’t mean they actually are.

If you’ve come to a place in your marriage where it feels like the intimacy is no longer there, Empathi is here with the tools you need to get your relationship back on track. Our EFT certified marriage therapists use personalized relationship roadmaps to help you reestablish your connection to each other and build back your relationship. 

Reach out today so that we can help you and your partner regain what is missing in your marriage.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

People don’t get married expecting to enter marriage counseling down the road. They often forego pre-marriage counseling with the belief that marriage troubles happen to other people. However, over time many begin experiencing the same problem that so many others before them did—they feel themselves drifting apart. The love is still there, but somehow they’ve lost the ability to express or access it.

But just because things feel hopeless, it doesn’t mean they actually are.

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If you’ve come to a place in your marriage where it feels like the intimacy is no longer there, Empathi is here with the tools you need to get your relationship back on track. Our EFT certified marriage therapists use personalized relationship roadmaps to help you reestablish your connection to each other and build back your relationship. 

Reach out today so that we can help you and your partner regain what is missing in your marriage.

Is there a marriage therapist near me who can help repair our relationship?

Are you looking for marriage counseling in Marin County, CA? You’re not alone. Whether you’ve fallen on serious marital trouble, you’ve lost that sense of fulfillment, or just need a reset, thousands of couples are experiencing the same kinds of struggles, and more reach out for help every day.

Here are the most common issues people in Marin County come to us with:

The burden of financial stress and disputes between partners ranks as the top reason couples seek marital counseling.

People often seek out relationship counseling in Marin County because they feel like they just can’t reach each other with words anymore.

When that feeling of closeness and oneness diminishes, couples often look to a marriage counselor to help them reconnect.

Philosophical and stylistic differences in raising children often come to the forefront in a relationship after a child is born and bring brand new stress to the relationship.

Unfortunately, sometimes addiction and addictive habits present themselves mid-marriage. Addiction causes great harm to all relationships and often seriously damages marriages.

What if marriage counseling in Marin County hasn't worked for me in the past?

Maybe you’ve visited a 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 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 experienced relationship counselors apply research-backed counseling methods. With the guidance of a qualified marriage therapist, you can begin to repair your marriage.

Through attachment theory, we guide our couples into building trust, which is the most important part of any relationship. With our help, you can build trust and restore your faith in your partner.

Our expertise in experiential psychotherapy techniques gives you tools for recovering from behaviors that have a negative impact on a relationship. Allow us to guide you and your spouse away from harmful habits and destructive behavior.

Empathi employs emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to turn conflict into communication. 86% of couples experience significant improvement through EFT. 73% continue to see that improvement throughout their marriage.

Will marriage therapy be hard?

Starting marriage counseling may seem scary. If you’ve never gone through it before, you don’t know what to expect. Maybe you’re afraid to reveal too much about yourself to a stranger, but you know that you and your spouse need to do something.

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.

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

How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Marin County. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session and one can expect the cost in Marin County to be comparable. This is a large range because some therapists are in higher demand because of their experience and success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have impressive success rates.

Empathi’s pricing varies, but it’s worth every penny. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who provide you with personalized marital guidance and teach you the tools you need to make your marriage successful and fulfilling.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Marin County. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session and one can expect the cost in Marin County to be comparable. This is a large range because some therapists are in higher demand because of their experience and success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have impressive success rates.

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Empathi’s pricing varies, but it’s worth every penny. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who provide you with personalized marital guidance and teach you the tools you need to make your marriage successful and fulfilling.

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What are the divorce statistics for Marin County, CA?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. It’s a painful experience for all involved, and most people do their best to prevent it from happening to them, but unfortunately people still do get divorced.

California doesn’t provide any current divorce statistics, however, this information can be found from other sources. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The most recent data places Marin County as having a 13% divorced population.

Many factors contribute to divorce rates nationwide. Financial stress, marital infidelity, and communication issues are the most common factors that contribute to divorce in this country. These problems impact people across California and hit home in Marin County, too. These are all issues that can be worked through and healed with the right marriage counselor.

Why should I seek out marriage counseling near me?

If you can still hold onto hope, marital counseling can help you. It really does work. If you take the first step toward healing your marriage, a quality therapist can guide you through a healing process that will have a positive impact for years to come.

If there are children to consider, decades of research has shown that they have the highest chance of success when they live in a household with two loving parents. They enjoy greater physical and emotional health and enjoy greater academic achievement than children who don’t have the same foundation.

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How many marriage therapists are in Marin County, CA?

The most recent data from 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 available reporting the number of marriage counselors in Marin County, but an online search provides hundreds of results for marriage and relationship counseling in the area.

Many sites have a list for “best relationship counseling near me” to help users ocik from the many available therapists. Look no further. A search of best marriage 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.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Make sure you’ve found a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling and has experience in the field. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a good marriage counselor, but you’ll want to make sure the one you go with is right for you and your partner.

If someone you know and trust has overcome troubles in their marriage, chances are they had a skilled therapist help them through it. Find out if they’re willing to give you the name and contact information of their counselor.

If you can’t rely on a recommendation, look online. It’s a great way to narrow down which marriage therapists might suit you. Look for the best marriage counselors in your area. Therapists with the best impact have many good reviews. When you think you’ve found a therapist that might be right for you, review their history with the state licensing board so that you can determine if you’re comfortable with their official record.

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How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me

Make sure you’ve found a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling and has experience in the field. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a good marriage counselor, but you’ll want to make sure the one you go with is right for you and your partner.

If someone you know and trust has overcome troubles in their marriage, chances are they had a skilled therapist help them through it. Find out if they’re willing to give you the name and contact information of their counselor.

empathi marriage counseling

If you can’t rely on a recommendation, look online. It’s a great way to narrow down which marriage therapists might suit you. Look for the best marriage counselors in your area. Therapists with the best impact have many good reviews. When you think you’ve found a therapist that might be right for you, review their history with the state licensing board so that you can determine if you’re comfortable with their official record.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

It’s a good idea to interview potential therapists to further narrow down your options. After you’ve decided which therapists might suit you—either through an online search or by a recommendation—see if you can schedule a consultation. Prepare some questions for them and make your decision based on their responses.

You’re likely to have better results with a therapist whose outlook aligns with your own.

These questions will help you make that determination:

Make your decision with care, because it’s important that you stick with counseling once it starts. You’ll get the best results if you complete the counseling plan—couples who stay with therapy until it is complete have better outcomes all around. They enjoy better emotional health, live longer, and report themselves as happier than before they started therapy. 

Seeking out a quality marriage therapist is the best first step in repairing your relationship. Their training and expertise put them in a unique position to take an objective look at your marriage and determine what tools at their disposal are best suited to help you.

If you and your spouse need guidance to help restore your marriage, now is the best time to take action. The sooner you act, the sooner quality marriage counseling can help you. 

Do yourself and your spouse the best of favors and reach out to Empathi to begin the repair process today.

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Dr. Sue Johnson

Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

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