EMPATHI

Marriage
Counseling
That Works
in Sunnyvale

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

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in Sunnyvale

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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?

Most couples go into marriage with high ideals and an optimistic view of their future. They forgo pre-marriage counseling, if they’re aware it’s an option, because they can’t imagine anything going wrong. The years pass and the marriage a couple experiences today is a far cry from the storybook perfection it seemed to be in the beginning. 

What was once a relationship filled with easy days together has become a struggle to hold onto the strong attachment you share. This doesn’t have to be a sign that your marriage is nearing its end.

If you’re struggling to reinitiate the emotional connection you once shared, you can get back on the path to a joyful union. We’re here to help. Empathi’s EFT certified marriage therapists are experienced professionals with the skills to help you reconnect using personalized marriage guidance. Let us show you a path forward with your relationship. Reach out to us today.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Most couples go into marriage with high ideals and an optimistic view of their future. They forgo pre-marriage counseling, if they’re aware it’s an option, because they can’t imagine anything going wrong. The years pass and the marriage a couple experiences today is a far cry from the storybook perfection it seemed to be in the beginning.

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What was once a relationship filled with easy days together has become a struggle to hold onto the strong attachment you share. This doesn’t have to be a sign that your marriage is nearing its end.

If you’re struggling to reinitiate the emotional connection you once shared, you can get back on the path to a joyful union. We’re here to help. Empathi’s EFT certified marriage therapists are experienced professionals with the skills to help you reconnect using personalized marriage guidance. Let us show you a path forward with your relationship. Reach out to us today.

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

Are you looking for marriage counseling in Sunnyvale, CA? You’re not alone. Whether you’re seeking to regain the magic that you used to share when you were together or you’re feeling unfulfilled in your relationship, thousands of couples are experiencing the same kinds of struggles. More reach out for help every day.

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

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

If you’ve gone to a relationship therapist in the past and it didn’t work for you, this doesn’t mean that you should stop trying. Maybe the therapist just didn’t have the proper experience to approach your issue. Perhaps their methods didn’t help in the way you had hoped. Maybe their communication style just didn’t land right. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Experienced relationship counselors use established marital counseling techniques to guide you through rebuilding the foundations of your marriage and regaining the magic your relationship once held.

Trust is the most important element of any relationship, and attachment theory methods help guide couples back into a trusting bond. Let us help get you there.

By utilizing experiential psychotherapy techniques, we can lead you toward recovery from negative behaviors. So often addiction takes the reins in a marriage. Let us help you take back control of your own relationship.

By using emotionally focused therapy (EFT) techniques we show you how to turn conflict into communication. Through EFT, 86% of couples experience significant improvement in their relationship, and 73% continue to experience the benefits of those improvements over time.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard for me?

Starting marriage counseling can be scary. A couple often doesn’t know what they should expect. They might not even be able to identify the exact nature of the problem, they just know that something isn’t right in their marriage and something needs to change for the better.

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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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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Lauren Williams

COUNSELOR

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco #103508

As an individual and couples therapist, Lauren collaborates with clients in the brave work of tuning into underlying feelings to facilitate authentic connection and a sense of being more fully alive. Lauren brings openness, curiosity, and genuineness to her therapeutic work and is sensitive to each client’s unique needs and life experiences.

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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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, however, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. In Sunnyvale, one can expect the cost to be within a similar range. The prices range because some therapists are more sought-after for their experience and their success rates and so they charge more. Some marital counselors who are specialized or have the highest success rates cost more than that.

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 others will be inspired to strive for themselves.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Sunnyvale, however, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. In Sunnyvale, one can expect the cost to be within a similar range. The prices range because some therapists are more sought-after for their experience and their success rates and so they charge more. Some marital counselors who are specialized or have the highest success rates cost more than that.

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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 others will be inspired to strive for themselves.

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What are the divorce statistics for Sunnyvale, CA?

National divorce rates have been declining over the past three decades, and the trend doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Nevertheless, though divorce isn’t a process someone anticipates when they first get married, it still happens.

Currently California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated and interpolated from statistics of various cities and counties that track this information. World Populated Review data for 2021 places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.3%. There are no statistics for the divorce rate of Sunnyvale proper, but Santa Clara county, where Sunnyvale is located, has a 7.5% 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 Sunnyvale too. These are all issues that can be worked through and healed with the right marriage counselor.

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What are the divorce statistics for Sunnyvale, CA?

National divorce rates have been declining over the past three decades, and the trend doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Nevertheless, though divorce isn’t a process someone anticipates when they first get married, it still happens.

Currently California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated and interpolated from statistics of various cities and counties that track this information. World Populated Review data for 2021 places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.3%. There are no statistics for the divorce rate of Sunnyvale proper, but Santa Clara county, where Sunnyvale is located, has a 7.5% 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 Sunnyvale 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?

As long as you’re still married, there’s hope for your relationship. Quality counseling can usher you through renewing the magic of your marriage and bring it to a level you never thought possible.

If you have children, you’re extremely likely to consider their stake in your marriage as well. Nearly three decades of research have shown that children who live in a household with two parents have superior outcomes to those that don’t. They consistently have better physical and emotional health and perform better academically.

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How many marriage therapists are in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale. 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 for “best relationship counseling near me” to assist struggling couples searching for the right guide. 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.

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How many marriage therapists are in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale. 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 for “best relationship counseling near me” to assist struggling couples searching for the right guide. 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?

When you’re seeking out a marriage therapist, you want to make sure you find one that specializes in marriage counseling with a lot of focused experience in the field.

A good place to start is by seeing if you know someone who’s overcome troubles in their own marriage. It’s likely they got through it with the help of a skilled quality therapist. If this is someone you know and trust, ask them if you can get the name and number of the professional who helped them through their marital troubles.

If it’s not an option to get a recommendation from a friend, online reviews are a tremendous resource for finding the best relationship therapists near you. Marriage counselors who’ve had a lot of success with their clients are going to have outstanding reviews. When you find a counselor who looks like they fit your bill, look at their history with the state licensing board to make sure they have a record that you can trust.

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How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

When you’re seeking out a marriage therapist, you want to make sure you find one that specializes in marriage counseling with a lot of focused experience in the field.

A good place to start is by seeing if you know someone who’s overcome troubles in their own marriage. It’s likely they got through it with the help of a skilled quality therapist. If this is someone you know and trust, ask them if you can get the name and number of the professional who helped them through their marital troubles.

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If it’s not an option to get a recommendation from a friend, online reviews are a tremendous resource for finding the best relationship therapists near you. Marriage counselors who’ve had a lot of success with their clients are going to have outstanding reviews. When you find a counselor who looks like they fit your bill, look at their history with the state licensing board to make sure they have a record that you can trust.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

It’s okay to interview your potential therapist. You’re placing the future of your relationship in their hands, and you want to make sure that the person you go with is going to be the right fit for you both. Have some questions prepared and base your decision on their responses.

You’ll want to know what experience and qualifications a counselor has. It’s also important to get a feel as to whether or not you’ll be comfortable with them.

These questions will help you better decide if the therapist is a good fit for you and your spouse:

Be intentional about your pick of therapist, because it’s important to stick with marital counseling once you’ve started, because those who stick with counseling see better results. Couples who’ve seen their way through marriage therapy report having more fulfilling relationships, better emotional health, and statistically they live longer.

A marriage can start out as the best thing you’ve ever known, but as time passes, the demands of work, school, friends, and family, along with the struggles within your relationship dynamic can dull the glimmer of a once bright and hopeful relationship. That doesn’t mean that you’re nearing the end of the run. There is still a bright and glorious future waiting for you and your partner. A quality marriage therapist can help you turn it all around and lead you into a happier, more fulfilling future.

If you’ve arrived at a place in your marriage where you feel as though it’s in need of repair, now is the time to reach out to us. We offer high-quality marital counseling that can elevate your marriage to new heights.

Give yourself the marital bliss you deserve and reach out to Empathi to begin the process today.

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