Marriage
Counseling
That Works in
Los Angeles

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

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in Los Angeles

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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?

Oftentimes couples forgo pre-marriage counseling at the beginning of a relationship because they can’t imagine a need for it. They’re in love, and it feels as though nothing can ever get between them. When the feelings are fresh and new, it’s difficult to envision a life where counseling would be an option at all.

But marriages take work, and there are sure to be struggles. For many couples, the obstacles of marriage can seem insurmountable until it becomes evident that they need some outside intervention to help right the ship. This doesn’t mean the good times are behind them—it just means things have changed.

If the feelings that once held you so firmly together feel like a distant memory, we’re here to help you rekindle that fire which you once had for each other. Reach out today and let Empathi guide you on a path of reconnection.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Oftentimes couples forgo pre-marriage counseling at the beginning of a relationship because they can’t imagine a need for it. They’re in love, and it feels as though nothing can ever get between them. When the feelings are fresh and new, it’s difficult to envision a life where counseling would be an option at all.

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But marriages take work, and there are sure to be struggles. For many couples, the obstacles of marriage can seem insurmountable until it becomes evident that they need some outside intervention to help right the ship. This doesn’t mean the good times are behind them—it just means things have changed.

If the feelings that once held you so firmly together feel like a distant memory, we’re here to help you rekindle that fire which you once had for each other. Reach out today and let Empathi guide you on a path of reconnection.

Can marriage counseling near me repair my relationship?

Are you looking for marriage counseling in Los Angeles, California? You’re not alone. Whether you and your partner have come to a place of suffering it feels like you can never escape or you’re looking to reconnect to the one you love, thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

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

What if marriage counseling in Los Angeles hasn't worked for me in the past?

If you’ve consulted a relationship therapist before and they didn’t provide the guidance you needed, it’s likely that the therapist didn’t have the right experience or their methods just weren’t suited to your marriage’s unique circumstances. You’ve come to the right place. Empathi’s marital counseling adjusts to meet the needs of your relationship dynamics.

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Here's why our approach works

Our marital counseling technique, as provided by experienced relationship counselors, uses established methods to walk you through rebuilding your marriage.

These marital counseling methods, founded in part in attachment theory, are used to guide our couples in building trust. Trust is one of the most crucial growth points for any relationship, and thus Empathi marriage counselors are trained to give you the perspective shifts needed to gain or regain faith and certainty in each other.

We apply experiential psychotherapy techniques to assist in recovery from negative behaviors that may be impacting your marriage. Addictive behaviors don’t have to rule your marriage. Let us guide you on a path out of them.

Most importantly, Empathi employs emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Of couples that engage in EFT, 86% experience significant improvement, and 73% continue to see ongoing benefits well into their future.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard for me?

Starting marriage counseling can be scary. You might not know what to expect or even struggle to envision what an ideal outcome would look like. But marriage and relationship counseling is the best first step toward improving your marriage.

Here's how we make it easy:

There’s no need to fear the unknown. If we open ourselves up, we give ourselves the opportunity to move into a brighter future and a more fulfilling partnership. If you’re ready to take the next step, Empathi marriage counseling is here to help.

Here are the ways we make it easy:

There’s no need to fear the unknown. If we open ourselves up, we give ourselves the opportunity to move into a brighter future and a more fulfilling partnership. If you’re ready to take the next step, Empathi marriage counseling is here to help.

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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.

Kristen counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California #124146
Supervised by Teale Taxis, LMFT #100084

Kristin Herbert enjoys collaborating with couples and individuals as they work to understand their patterns, expand their sense of agency, and build lives and relationships that are coherent with their values and priorities.

With profound respect for the universal importance of belonging and feeling understood, Kristin supports people as they learn to use their emotions to guide them into deeper, more secure connections with themselves and one another.

Maureen counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #130788, APCC #11167
Supervised by Teale Taxis, CA MFT #100084

“Did I pick the wrong person?”

Most of us have been here—stuck in the same negative cycles, feeling like our partners are the enemy. But what if you could feel tenderly toward each other again? Like you get each other and have each other’s backs?

As a client herself, Maureen has been through the good, the bad, and the ugly of couples therapy. As a therapist, she makes sure her clients receive the best therapy has to offer, using her knowledge of the Gottman Method, Imago therapy, and just plain talk therapy. Maureen also has experience dealing with trauma and is currently training in EMDR Therapy. As an Empathi therapist, Maureen embraces attachment theory and the Emotionally-Focused Therapy model with her clients.

Ali Counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles #106098
Supervised by Fiachra Figs O’Sullivan, LMFT #79062

Ali is a warm, compassionate, and loving therapist. She is an expert in working from an Attachment lens with all types of couples and families as well as parent-child relationships. Ali got her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (‘97), her doctorate in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy (‘18), and has continued her life-long love of learning with postdoctoral master-level training as an Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapist.

Ali is also a parenting educator and for over 30 years she has worked with families with someone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and all the issues relating to coming out, questioning your gender/sexuality, as well as dealing with the disenfranchised grief one may have when a loved one comes out.

Olga counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #124377, APCC #9305
Supervised by Teale Taxis, CA MFT #100084

Vulnerability is the greatest asset we have for building personal and interpersonal resilience. That’s why Olga is committed to offering a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where those she helps can achieve their goals and grow into their personhood.

Olga specializes in using EFT in new ways with couples to foster a long-lasting and secure attachment in an attentive, collaborative space. Here, partners can explore their emotions and behavioral triggers, attaining a greater understanding of themselves and each other.

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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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles. In California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. The range varies so widely due to some therapists being more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some highly specialized therapists with very high success rates may charge more.

Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed marriage counseling professionals provide you with personalized marital guidance and give you the tools you need to become a model for marriage.

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How much does marital counseling near me cost?

There are no hard statistics on the cost of marital counseling in Los Angeles. In California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session. The range varies so widely due to some therapists being more sought-after for their experience and their success rates. Some highly specialized therapists with very high success rates may charge more.

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Empathi offers a range of pricing. Our experienced, licensed marriage counseling professionals provide you with personalized marital guidance and give you the tools you need to become a model for marriage.

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What do the divorce statistics in Los Angeles look like?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Divorce isn’t a process someone expects to go through when they first get together, but it is an unfortunate reality.

World Population Review places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. Los Angeles’ divorce rate is even lower, at 6.16%.

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What do the divorce statistics in Los Angeles look like?

National divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades, and the trend appears to be continuing. Divorce isn’t a process someone expects to go through when they first get together, but it is an unfortunate reality.

World Population Review places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. World Population Review places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country at 9.0%. Los Angeles’ divorce rate is even lower, at 6.16%.

Why should I seek out a marriage therapist near me?

As long as you believe in your marriage, there’s hope for your relationship. Whatever issues you and your spouse are dealing with, quality marriage counseling can help you renew your relationship and help it become stronger than it ever was.

Children are a good reason to try to make your marriage work. Extensive research conducted on the effects of divorce on families clearly shows that children who live in a household with two parents consistently enjoy better physical and emotional health. They perform better academically and tend to have greater success in adulthood.

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How many marriage therapists are in Los Angeles, California?

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. In the state of California, there are just over 32,000 marriage and family therapists, which is the highest number in the nation. In Los Angeles, the BLS shows 10,880 marriage and family counselors employed.

That’s a lot to choose from! And that’s why sites listing “best relationship counseling near me” are incredibly common.

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How many marriage therapists are in Los Angeles, California?

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) places just over 60,000 people employed nationally as marriage or marriage and family therapists. In the state of California, there are just over 32,000 marriage and family therapists, which is the highest number in the nation. 

 In Los Angeles, the BLS shows 10,880 marriage and family counselors employed. That’s a lot to choose from! And that’s why sites listing “best relationship counseling near me” are incredibly common.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

The search for a good marriage therapist is a serious undertaking. You’ll first want to seek out a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling. Qualifications are essential. Be sure you find a counselor with a lot of experience helping with relationships and marriages.

Friends are a pretty good place to start for therapist recommendations, but you can also search online for reviews for the best marriage therapists in Los Angeles. Therapists who’ve made a positive impact on their clients’ lives are sure to have glowing reviews. When you land on a therapist that looks like they might be right for you, take a look into their history with the state licensing board to make sure they have a respectable record.

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When it comes to Empathi, 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.

You don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent marriage counseling. Empathi can help you wherever you are.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

The search for a good marriage therapist is a serious undertaking. You’ll first want to seek out a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling. Qualifications are essential. Be sure you find a counselor with a lot of experience helping with relationships and marriages.

empathi marriage counseling

Friends are a pretty good place to start for therapist recommendations, but you can also search online for reviews for the best marriage therapists in Los Angeles. Therapists who’ve made a positive impact on their clients’ lives are sure to have glowing reviews. When you land on a therapist that looks like they might be right for you, take a look into their history with the state licensing board to make sure they have a respectable record.

When it comes to Empathi, 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.

You don’t have to live in San Francisco to receive excellent marriage counseling. Empathi can help you wherever you are.

What questions should I ask before beginning marriage counseling?

Once you’ve narrowed down your options for a marriage counselor, schedule a consultation. Have some questions prepared for you to ask your potential therapist. Let their answers help inform your decision.

You want to make sure your future therapist is a good fit for you and your partner. And you want to ensure they’re qualified to help you with your specific issues.

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

Empathi professionals can teach you the techniques and give you the tools to keep your marriage going. We’re trained to adjust our methods so that we can better serve you as individuals and address your unique circumstances effectively.

Sticking with marriage counseling is essential to having a successful outcome, whatever that looks like to you. Couples who see their therapy plan through report having greater success and fulfillment in the future. You can have this success and fulfillment too with help from Empathi. 

People don’t go into marriage expecting to have to fix it down the road, but sometimes detours happen along the way, and couples begin to feel stuck. This isn’t a sign that it’s the end. Don’t give up! This is a chance for you and your partner to start something new together. 

If you and your spouse feel as though you’ve been thrown off course, and you don’t know where to turn, it’s time to take action and reach out for the help you need. When you do, you’ll finally begin the process of getting unstuck. Contact Empathi today. We have the tools and the expertise to help you find the road back to each other.

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Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

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