EMPATHI

Marriage
Counseling
That Works
in San Jose

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

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses 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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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?

Sometimes, marriage goes differently than a couple expected in the beginning. As the years pass, fights, traumas, insecurities, and everyday life events wear at the threads of a couple’s shared bond. Eventually, the spark that they once had can seem nearly gone or totally missing. They struggle to maintain what they once had together, and each worries that the other might be slipping away. But this doesn’t mean it’s the end. In fact, it can be an opportunity for a new beginning.

If maintaining that emotional connection that you and your spouse share feels as though it’s getting more difficult every day, we’re here to help guide you back on your course to a fulfilling marriage. Empathi’s marriage therapists are certified in EFT, and have the expertise you need on your side to help reconnect with your partner. Let us accompany you through the process of renewing your spark for each other. Reach out to Empathi today.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Sometimes, marriage goes differently than a couple expected in the beginning. As the years pass, fights, traumas, insecurities, and everyday life events wear at the threads of a couple’s shared bond. Eventually, the spark that they once had can seem nearly gone or totally missing. They struggle to maintain what they once had together, and each worries that the other might be slipping away. But this doesn’t mean it’s the end. In fact, it can be an opportunity for a new beginning.

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If maintaining that emotional connection that you and your spouse share feels as though it’s getting more difficult every day, we’re here to help guide you back on your course to a fulfilling marriage. Empathi’s marriage therapists are certified in EFT, and have the expertise you need on your side to help reconnect with your partner. Let us accompany you through the process of renewing your spark for each other. Reach out to Empathi today.

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

Are you looking for marriage counseling in San Jose, CA? You’re not alone. Whether your marriage has suffered serious damage or you feel the spark is fading, we can help you through the hard times and usher you through to the other side. Thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

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

What if marriage counseling in San Jose, CA has not worked for me in the past?

If you’ve tried marriage counseling before and it hasn’t worked for you, don’t give up. Perhaps the therapist lacked the experience needed to guide you through it. It could be that your values didn’t align and you couldn’t achieve a needed rapport. There’s still hope. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Our experienced relationship counselors use empirically-proven techniques to guide you through the process of beginning again and strengthening those fraying bonds.

We guide couples to rebuilding trust through methods born from attachment theory. Trust is a critical foundation of any relationship. We can help you learn to have faith in each other and stay emotionally connected.

Using experiential psychotherapy methods, we walk you through recovering from negative behaviors that might be harming your relationship. Don’t let addiction have the final say. Let us guide you on a path away from addictive behavior and toward fulfillment with your partner.

By integrating emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Empathi guides you through turning conflict into communication. 86% of couples experience significant improvement through EFT. 73% continue to carry the benefits of their improvement into the future.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard for me?

Starting marriage counseling can be hard. If you’ve never done it before, you probably don’t know what to expect. You might not even know exactly what needs to happen. You just know that something has to change, and marriage counseling is the best first step toward making that happen.

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.

Osha counselor

Osha Brodsky

COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #126457
Supervised by Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, LMFT #79062

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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Wendy Parker

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.

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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 marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in San Jose. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. The range is so vast, because some therapists are simply more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than that, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have the highest success rates.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who will provide you with personalized marital guidance and teach you the tools you need to make your marriage a successful and fulfilling one.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in San Jose. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. The range is so vast, because some therapists are simply more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than that, but these are often highly specialized therapists that have the highest success rates.

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Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who will provide you with personalized marital guidance and teach you the tools you need to make your marriage a successful and fulfilling one.

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What are the divorce statistics for San Jose, CA?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. It’s not something someone typically contemplates when they first get married, but divorce still happens.

California doesn’t have any current divorce statistics, but this information can be gleaned from cities and counties in the state that report this information. According to the most recent data at World Population Review, California has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, at 9.0%. The most recent data places San Jose’s divorced population at even less than that at 7.5%.

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What are the divorce statistics for San Jose, CA?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. It’s not something someone typically contemplates when they first get married, but divorce still happens.

California doesn’t have any current divorce statistics, but this information can be gleaned from cities and counties in the state that report this information. According to the most recent data at World Population Review, California has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, at 9.0%. The most recent data places San Jose’s divorced population at even less than that at 7.5%.

Why should I seek out marriage counseling near me?

You’re still married for a reason. There’s always hope as long as you believe there is. When you move from hope to action, quality marriage counseling near you can help you get back on the right track. The right counselor will guide you and your partner toward reconnection and marital health.

If children are involved, you’ll want to be the most loving and thoughtful parents that you can for them. Nearly three decades of research shows that children who live in a home with two parents consistently perform better academically and have greater emotional health.

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How many marriage therapists are in San Jose, CA?

Finding the right marriage therapist is important. You want a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling, preferably with experience.

Friend recommendations are a good starting point. If someone you know and trust has righted their marital ship, it was likely with the guidance of a skilled marriage counselor. If you’re comfortable doing so, get the name and number of their marriage therapist.

Online searches are a good source for quality counseling. Look at reviews of the best marriage therapists near you. The ones who perform well will have stellar reviews, often with positive commentary. When you see a likely candidate, do a search of their state licensing board history to make sure they have a record you can trust.

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How many marriage therapists are in San Jose, 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 1,680 that practice marriage counseling in and around San Jose. These stats reflect all of Santa Clara County, including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Palo Alto. There are no statistics available for individual cities within the county.

A number of sites have a list of best marriage counselors near me. A search of best marriage 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. These top-notch services are available to San Jose residents as well.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

The task of finding a good marriage therapist shouldn’t be taken lightly. You want to make sure to find a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling and has a lot of experience in the field.

If someone you know and trust has overcome troubles in their marriage, chances are they had a skilled therapist help them through their difficult time. A good place to start would be to get their recommendation for a therapist.

If you can’t rely on a friend’s recommendation, search online for reviews for good marriage therapists near you. Therapists who’ve made a positive impact on their clients’ lives are sure to have outstanding reviews. When you find a therapist that appears to be what you’re looking for, look into their state licensing board history to make sure they have a record that you feel comfortable with.

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How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Finding the right marriage therapist is important. You want a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling, preferably with experience.

Friend recommendations are a good starting point. If someone you know and trust has righted their marital ship, it was likely with the guidance of a skilled marriage counselor. If you’re comfortable doing so, get the name and number of their marriage therapist.

empathi marriage counseling

Online searches are a good source for quality counseling. Look at reviews of the best marriage therapists near you. The ones who perform well will have stellar reviews, often with positive commentary. When you see a likely candidate, do a search of their state licensing board history to make sure they have a record you can trust.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

It’s okay to ask questions. You don’t want to go in blind. Prepare some questions and give your potential therapist an interview. It’s a great way to feel out whether or not they might be a good fit for you.

Qualifications and experience are important. Rapport and comfort with the therapist are equally crucial. These questions will help you decide if that therapist is a good option for you.

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

A therapist who shares your values is likely going to be more effective than someone that doesn’t. These questions will help you to make that determination.

Just remember that it’s important for you and your partner to stick with marriage counseling once you start. No matter how good the therapist is, the couples who continue until it’s complete have the best outcomes. They stay together longer. They rate their marriages as more fulfilling, and have better emotional and mental health.

We never go into marriage expecting to have to repair it at some point down the line. The road gets rough, and our focus shifts somewhere along the way. This doesn’t mean the end of the road for your marriage. This is an opportunity for a new beginning. There is a bright future just waiting for you and your partner to step into it. Quality marriage counseling can guide you into that future.

If the road seems too rough, now is the time to reach out. Take that step onto the path of marital renewal today. Reach out to Empathi and give your marriage the gift of a new life.

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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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