Marriage
Counseling
That Works
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Better Methods. Better Outcomes. Better Lovin.

Empathi's counselors provide hope
to spouses in Sacramento

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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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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?

When a couple gets married, they don’t anticipate marriage counseling in their future. For instance, they often dismiss pre-marriage counseling as unnecessary because they sincerely believe that their union will be impervious to troubles. Therapy is for other people, not them. But, as years go by, the rigors of life wear at them individually and as a couple until one day they look at each other and realize that they lost something along the way.

If your marriage has gotten to a place where you feel something you once had is now missing, you aren’t reaching the end of your run, you’ve just been given the opportunity for a new beginning. There is real hope. We’re here with expert marriage counselors experienced in providing tools and guidance that can help you take your marriage back. Contact Empathi and begin renewing your relationship today.

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Do I need Empathi couples therapy?

When a couple gets married, they don’t anticipate marriage counseling in their future. For instance, they often dismiss pre-marriage counseling as unnecessary because they sincerely believe that their union will be impervious to troubles. Therapy is for other people, not them. But, as years go by, the rigors of life wear at them individually and as a couple until one day they look at each other and realize that they lost something along the way.

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If your marriage has gotten to a place where you feel something you once had is now missing, you aren’t reaching the end of your run, you’ve just been given the opportunity for a new beginning. There is real hope. We’re here with expert marriage counselors experienced in providing tools and guidance that can help you take your marriage back. Contact Empathi and begin renewing your relationship today.

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

If you’re looking for marriage counseling in Sacramento, CA, you’re not alone. Whether you’re experiencing serious marital trouble, have lost that sense of unity, or just need to reconnect, thousands of couples are experiencing the same struggles. More reach out for help every day.

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

Financial stress and arguments about money are the biggest reasons couples look for marriage counseling.

People frequently look for relationship counseling in Sacramento because they feel like they can’t communicate with each other like they used to.

When that sense of emotional and physical unity is diminished, a marriage counselor can help couples reconnect.

Differences in belief on how children should be raised often come to the surface after a child is born. This can bring new stress to a marriage which previously seemed rock solid.

Unfortunately addiction and addictive habits sometimes present themselves after a couple is married. Addiction causes great harm to relationships and often seriously damages marriages.

What if marriage counseling in Sacramento hasn't worked for us in the past?

If you’ve visited a relationship therapist before and you didn’t get the guidance you needed, it could be that the therapist didn’t have the right experience to help you with your individual issues, or perhaps their methods didn’t help in the way you hoped they would. This doesn’t mean you should give up trying. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

Our experienced relationship counselors apply reliably effective counseling methods. With the guidance of a quality marriage therapist, you can restore your marriage to what it once was or make it even better.

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 guidance for recovering from behaviors that have a negative impact on a relationship. Allow us to help 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 can be scary. If you’ve never gone through it before, you don’t know what to expect and you might not even be sure what the problem really is. You just know that there needs to be a change.

There’s nothing to be afraid of.

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.

Ben counselor
COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #87265

Ben is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and CATC Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist. Ben has extensive experience and passion for helping individuals and couples overcome painful habits and patterns, in order to move into lives of greater joy and fulfillment.

Ben first owned a life coaching company in Santa Barbara, California where he worked to help people develop, clarify and achieve their goals. Going on to become a licensed psychotherapist Ben has passion for both helping people achieve their outer goals in the world and to heal and grow their emotional lives so they can experience new levels of personal freedom, fulfillment and love.

Joanna counselor
COUNSELOR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California #125355
Supervised by Teale Taxis, LMFT#100084

Relationships are a mirror, portal, and cauldron to Joanna, who believes a little bit of work can lead to transformative relief within a relationship. She is a skilled supporter who has personal experience with monogamous, polyamorous, and open relationships.

Joanna is trained in a range of therapy approaches, but most of all, she is known for bringing mindfulness and an attitude of gratitude to her work with clients. Formerly a political advocate, Joanna now advocates for people like you, seeking the love they desire.

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Frequently Asked Couples Therapy Questions

Read our Sacramento 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 Sacramento. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session, and one can expect the cost in Sacramento to be comparable. The cost ranges so greatly because some therapists are in higher demand for their experience and success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists with impressive success rates.

Empathi’s pricing varies, but it’s always worth every penny. Our marriage counseling professionals are experts who provide you with personalized marital guidance and teach you the tools 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 Sacramento. However, in California one can expect to pay between $45.00 and $200.00 per session, and one can expect the cost in Sacramento to be comparable. The cost ranges so greatly because some therapists are in higher demand for their experience and success rates. Some marital counselors might charge more than $200, but these are often highly specialized therapists with impressive success rates.

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

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What are the divorce statistics for Sacramento, CA?

Divorce is a painful and damaging experience. Most couples try to avoid divorce if they can, but it still occurs. Luckily, national divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades and tthe trend appears to be continuing.

California has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California at 9.0%. The divorce rate in Sacramento is higher than that, at 11.8%.

There are many issues that contribute to divorce. Financial stress is the most common issue that leads to marriages breaking up. Marital infidelity and problems with communication also rank high as problems at the center of a divorce. These impact people across California and in Sacramento too. They are all issues that can be resolved and healed with quality marriage counseling.

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What are the divorce statistics for Berkeley, CA?

Divorce is a painful and damaging experience. Most couples try to avoid divorce if they can, but it still occurs. Luckily, national divorce rates have been on a decline over the past three decades and the trend appears to be continuing.

California has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California at 9.0%. The divorce rate in Sacramento is higher than that, at 11.8%.

There are many issues that contribute to divorce. Financial stress is the most common issue that leads to marriages breaking up. Marital infidelity and problems with communication also rank high as problems at the center of a divorce. These impact people across California and in Sacramento too. They are all issues that can be resolved and healed with quality marriage counseling.

Why should I seek out marriage counseling near me?

If you still hold onto hope, marital counseling can help you. It really does work. If you take the 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 in life when they live in a household with two loving parents. Statistically, they’ll enjoy greater physical and emotional health and greater academic achievement than children who don’t.

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How many marriage therapists are in Sacramento, CA?

The most recent data from BLS (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 1,440 marriage counselors in Sacramento, according to BLS statistics.

Many sites have a list for “best relationship counseling near me” to aid marriage therapy-seekers. 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 Sacramento, CA?

The most recent data from BLS (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 1,440 marriage counselors in Sacramento, according to BLS statistics.

 

Many sites have a list for “best relationship counseling near me” to aid marriage therapy-seekers. 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?

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

If someone you trust has overcome serious marital problems in the past, they most likely had a skilled therapist to help guide them through to the other side. Find out if your friend is willing to share their marriage counselor’s information with you.

 

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But not everyone has a friend who’s repaired their marriage or a friend who wants to clue anyone in on their troubles. Looking online is the perfect way to anonymously narrow down which marriage therapists might be right for you. 

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

If someone you trust has overcome serious marital problems in the past, they most likely had a skilled therapist to help guide them through to the other side. Find out if your friend is willing to share their marriage counselor’s information with you.

But not everyone has a friend who’s repaired their marriage or a friend who wants to clue anyone in on their troubles. Looking online is the perfect way to anonymously narrow down which marriage therapists might be right for you.

Search for the best marriage counselors in your area. A therapist who’s done well for their clients is going to have superb reviews. When you’ve found a relationship counselor that seems to be what you’re looking for, give their state licensing board history a thorough review to determine if they have a record you’re comfortable with.

How do I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

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

If someone you trust has overcome serious marital problems in the past, they most likely had a skilled therapist to help guide them through to the other side. Find out if your friend is willing to share their marriage counselor’s information with you.

empathi marriage counseling

But not everyone has a friend who’s repaired their marriage or a friend who wants to clue anyone in on their troubles. Looking online is the perfect way to anonymously narrow down which marriage therapists might be right for you.

Search for the best marriage counselors in your area. A therapist who’s done well for their clients is going to have superb reviews. When you’ve found a relationship counselor that seems to be what you’re looking for, give their state licensing board history a thorough review to determine if they have a record you’re comfortable with.

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 referral, schedule a free consultation. Have some questions prepared for them beforehand to help you make your decision.

There are many effective marriage counseling solutions, practiced by many people with different schools of thought and belief systems. People tend to have the best outcome when they see a therapist who has similar values or who can understand their values.

Here are some questions to help you decide:

An experienced professional should be able to answer these questions clearly to give you a better understanding of their philosophies, values, and methods.

It’s important that you stick with counseling. The best therapist in the world can’t help if you don’t go to your scheduled sessions, and you’ll get the best results if you complete the counseling plan. Couples who’ve stayed with therapy until it was complete have better all-around results. They reap the benefits of better emotional health. They live longer and report being happier than before their counseling started—some would say happier than the day they were married. 

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. Come to us for quality counseling. 

Contact Empathi right now and start the restoration process today!

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