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Counseling
That Works
in Menlo Park

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Better Methods. Better Outcomes. Better Lovin.

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in Menlo Park

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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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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?

Often, when two people first get married, the world seems full of possibilities and adventure. There isn’t a care in the world, and they’re going to take it by storm. There’s certainly no need for something like pre-marriage counseling, since nothing will get in the way of them being the perfect couple. But sometimes, the marriage goes well at first, but time and the demands of life add to an ever-widening rift until one day the gap has expanded so far it doesn’t seem like there is any way to bridge it.

If you feel as though you’re standing at the edge of that gap, we’re here to help you reach each other again. Expert marriage counselors at Empathi can give you the tools to cross the expanse that keeps you emotionally apart. Contact us today so that we can help you begin building that bridge back to each other.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Often, when two people first get married, the world seems full of possibilities and adventure. There isn’t a care in the world, and they’re going to take it by storm. There’s certainly no need for something like pre-marriage counseling, since nothing will get in the way of them being the perfect couple. But sometimes, the marriage goes well at first, but time and the demands of life add to an ever-widening rift until one day the gap has expanded so far it doesn’t seem like there is any way to bridge it.

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If you feel as though you’re standing at the edge of that gap, we’re here to help you reach each other again. Expert marriage counselors at Empathi can give you the tools to cross the expanse that keeps you emotionally apart. Contact us today so that we can help you begin building that bridge back to each other.

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

Are you looking for marriage counseling in Menlo Park, CA? You’re not alone. Whether you’re unfulfilled in your relationship, feeling separate but together, or simply feel that something needs to change before it gets any worse, thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

Here are the most common issues people in Menlo Park come to us with:

What if marriage counseling in Menlo Park, CA hasn't worked for me in the past?

Maybe you’ve seen a relationship therapist in the past and you don’t feel they helped. Perhaps they didn’t have the relative experience to provide the guidance you needed. Perhaps their communication methods prevented their guidance from landing the way it should. Either way, if you’re looking to keep trying, you’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Our marital counselors are experts and professionals. We use reliable techniques to give you the tools you need to build a bridge back to each other.

Attachment theory techniques rebuild trust and fortify the fraying bonds of mutual respect. Trust is the most important part of any relationship. Allow us to lead you along the road to strengthening your trust in each other.

Experiential psychotherapy methods confront and reform negative behaviors that might be chipping away at the foundation of your relationship. Addictive behaviors don’t have to be the driving force in your marriage. We can guide you on a path out of these habits and onto a path of healing.

EFT, or emotionally focused therapy, has an 86% rate of significant improvement. We utilize EFT methods to help you remedy conflict and communicate better. 73% of couples who’ve undergone EFT continue to see the benefits of the therapy long after counseling is over.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard for me?

Starting marriage counseling can be tough. People naturally fear the unknown, and if you’ve never done counseling before, it can seem daunting. You might not even be sure what exactly needs to change in your marriage, you just know that something needs to happen or it could get worse. Quality marriage counseling is the perfect step to take toward making that change.

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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Justin Schreiner

COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #118938

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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Osha Brodsky

COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126457

Osha is passionate about supporting couples and individuals in nurturing their strengths, and discovering areas where growth is possible. His holistic approach to therapy aims to empower you to make peace with past traumas, clear obstacles in the pursuit of happiness, and become more fulfilled in life!

Osha’s areas of specialization include working with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use, couples and relationship issues, spirituality, sexuality, life decisions, health, and holistic wellness.

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

How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no specific statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Menlo Park. However, in California, one can expect to pay between $45 and $200 per session, and so one can expect the cost in Menlo Park to be in that range. Individually, the prices differ greatly, because some therapists are simply more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some marital counselors might cost more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists who have the highest success rates.

At Empathi we offer a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed marriage counseling professionals are experts at personalized marital guidance. They can give you the tools you need to have a relationship that will inspire others to emulate for themselves.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no specific statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Menlo Park. However, in California, one can expect to pay between $45 and $200 per session, and so one can expect the cost in Menlo Park to be in that range. Individually, the prices differ greatly, because some therapists are simply more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some marital counselors might cost more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists who have the highest success rates.

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At Empathi we offer a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed marriage counseling professionals are experts at personalized marital guidance. They can give you the tools you need to have a relationship that will inspire others to emulate for themselves.

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What are the divorce statistics for Menlo Park, CA?

Nobody thinks about divorce when they first get married, and typically people do their best to avoid it, but unfortunately divorces still happen. However, national divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. 

 

Currently California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated and interpolated from the statistics of the various cities and counties that track this information. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The most recent data places Menlo Park, California at 12% for divorced or separated couples, which is considerably higher than the state average.

Nobody thinks about divorce when they first get married, and typically people do their best to avoid it, but unfortunately divorces still happen. However, national divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing.

Currently California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated and interpolated from the statistics of the various cities and counties that track this information. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The most recent data places Menlo Park, California at 12% for divorced or separated couples, which is considerably higher than the state average.

There are many reasons for divorce. Financial stress and disagreements about how to spend money is the most common reason. Marital infidelity and lack of communication and intimacy are also frequently reported as a primary cause for divorce. These problems impact people across the nation, across California, and in Menlo Park. But these are all issues that can be resolved and healed with quality marital counseling.

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What are the divorce statistics for Menlo Park, CA?

Nobody thinks about divorce when they first get married, and typically people do their best to avoid it, but unfortunately divorces still happen. However, national divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing.

Currently California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated and interpolated from the statistics of the various cities and counties that track this information. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. The most recent data places Menlo Park, California at 12% for divorced or separated couples, which is considerably higher than the state average.

There are many reasons for divorce. Financial stress and disagreements about how to spend money is the most common reason. Marital infidelity and lack of communication and intimacy are also frequently reported as a primary cause for divorce. These problems impact people across the nation, across California, and in Menlo Park. But these are all issues that can be resolved and healed with quality marital counseling.

Why should I seek out marriage counseling near me?

If you want your marriage to be healed, and are willing to work to bridge the gap that has widened between you and your partner, there is hope for your relationship. With good counseling and expert coaching, you can once again have a fulfilling and loving union with your spouse.

Having children together is one very compelling reason for you to keep trying. Years of research has shown that children who live in a household with two loving parents have the best chances when they grow up to have happy and fulfilling lives of their own. They demonstrate greater emotional and mental health, and are even sick less often than people who didn’t have the advantage of two loving parents.

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How many marriage therapists are in Menlo Park, 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 on the number of marriage therapists in Menlo Park, CA or San Mateo county. However, an online search offers hundreds of results for “marriage and relationship therapists near me,” and a number of sites have lists for “best relationship counseling near me.”

A search of best marriage therapists in the San Francisco Bay 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 marriage therapists are in Menlo Park, 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 on the number of marriage therapists in Menlo Park, CA or San Mateo county. However, an online search offers hundreds of results for “marriage and relationship therapists near me,” and a number of sites have lists for “best relationship counseling near me.”

A search of best marriage therapists in the San Francisco Bay 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?

After you’ve decided to seek out marital therapy in Menlo Park, be sure to find a professional that specializes in marriage counseling. You’ll benefit best from someone who has specific and extensive experience in the field.

A recommendation is a good place to start. If you know someone that you trust who’s overcome troubles in their own marriage with the help of a skilled counselor, ask if you can get the information regarding their counselor. You can also search online for reviews of the best marriage therapists in your area. The best marriage counselors will have outstanding reviews and a lot of positive comments.

Don’t stop at an online search. Once you’ve found a relationship therapist that looks like they’ll suit your needs, look into their history with the state licensing board. Be sure that they have a record you feel comfortable with.

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How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

After you’ve decided to seek out marital therapy in Menlo Park, be sure to find a professional that specializes in marriage counseling. You’ll benefit best from someone who has specific and extensive experience in the field.

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A recommendation is a good place to start. If you know someone that you trust who’s overcome troubles in their own marriage with the help of a skilled counselor, ask if you can get the information regarding their counselor. You can also search online for reviews of the best marriage therapists in your area. The best marriage counselors will have outstanding reviews and a lot of positive comments.

Don’t stop at an online search. Once you’ve found a relationship therapist that looks like they’ll suit your needs, look into their history with the state licensing board. Be sure that they have a record you feel comfortable with.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

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

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

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

It’s important to be aware that sticking with marriage counseling is essential to having a successful outcome, whatever that looks like to you. When couples stick with it until the therapy course is complete they have greater success and fulfillment in the future. They’ve learned all the techniques and have been given all the tools to keep their marriage going.

No couple enters a marriage expecting to have to fix it down the road, and so they’re often left wondering what went wrong and how it got this way. This isn’t a sign that it’s the end. This is a chance to begin anew. There is a wonderful future waiting for you and your spouse to step into. A quality marriage therapist is here for you to help make that happen.

If your spouse—or you—has become someone you don’t recognize anymore, it’s time to take action and reach out for the help you need. When you do, you’ll begin the process of rebuilding what once was. 

Contact Empathi now, and start building that bridge back to each other.

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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."

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