Marriage
Counseling
San Francisco

Marriage
Counseling
San Francisco

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

Empathi's marriage counselors provide hope
to spouses in San Francisco, CA

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Struggling with your partner is despairing and exhausting.

Sometimes it can seem hopeless. The good news is, we know how to help you get unstuck!

Empathi’s interactive marriage counseling in San Francisco is proven to help.

We are extremely selective about which therapists are invited to join our practice.

Each of our marriage and family therapists in San Francisco 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 marriage and family therapists in San Francisco 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's Therapy Sessions, 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?

Marriage doesn’t always end up where you expect. It starts strong and vibrant, but it can eventually become shrouded in life’s difficulties until the glory days of your relationship feel distant and faded. Some couples don’t even see it happening until that initial shine is nearly gone. Many couples struggle to regain the emotional bond that felt so powerful when it first began.

Things have changed, but that doesn’t mean your happy days are in the past.

If you’re struggling to reestablish that emotional connection you and your spouse once had, we’re here to help you get back on the path to a healthy marriage. Empathi’s EFT-certified marriage therapists can help you reconnect with each other using personalized marriage guidance. Reach out today and let us guide you and your spouse through the healing process.

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Do I need Empathi marriage counseling?

Marriage doesn’t always end up where you expect. It starts strong and vibrant, but it can eventually become shrouded in life’s difficulties until the glory days of your relationship feel distant and faded. Some couples don’t even see it happening until that initial shine is nearly gone. Many couples struggle to regain the emotional bond that felt so powerful when it first began.

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Things have changed, but that doesn’t mean your happy days are in the past.

If you’re struggling to reestablish that emotional connection you and your spouse once had, we’re here to help you get back on the path to a healthy marriage. Empathi’s EFT-certified marriage therapists can help you reconnect with each other using personalized marriage guidance. Reach out today and let us guide you and your spouse through the healing process.

Can a family therapist near me help repair our relationship?

If you’re looking for marriage counseling in San Francisco, you’re not alone. Whether you’ve hit a rough patch in your marriage, you and your partner are feeling unfulfilled, or you just need to get back in sync with each other, 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 San Francisco come to us with:

What if San Francisco marriage counseling hasn't worked for me in the past?

Have you tried marriage counseling before and found you weren’t being given the guidance you need? Perhaps the marriage and family therapist didn’t have the right experience or their methods weren’t effective in the way you hoped for and deserve. You’ve come to the right place.

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Here's why our approach works

The Empathi Method is provided by experienced relationship counselors and uses established, empirically-proven techniques and schools of thought to walk you step-by-step 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 also 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 relationships or your life. We can guide you to the path out.

Most importantly, Empathi employs emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples. 86% of couples experience significant improvement through EFT and 73% continue to see that improvement and carry the benefits of their therapy with them into the future.

Will starting marriage therapy be hard?

Starting marriage counseling can be scary. Couples frequently don’t know what to expect or even what their ideal outcome is or looks like. All they know—and all they need to know—is that something needs to change, and marriage counseling is the best first step 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.

Lauren counselor
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.

Ford counselor
COUNSELOR

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco #116677

A gentle man who walks the talk, a loyal long-time partner in a committed relationship. Ford is a certified teacher and senior trainer in iRest, helping train other therapists in this somatic healing practice. He is also certified in yoga therapy and SHEN therapy for emotional healing. Ford’s passion is helping clients find fulfilling connection with themselves and in their relationships.

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We are passionate about healing intimate relationships.

Our team of couples counselors, relationship coaches, and marriage therapists can help you reconnect and discover that loving feeling.

Frequently Asked Marriage Counseling Questions

Read our San Francisco FAQ or schedule a free consult now and get answers directly!

Is there affordable marriage counseling in San Francisco?

Couples counseling in San Francisco ranges on average from $120 to $250 per therapy hour. Some skilled marriage therapists are in higher demand, and so have a higher rate. Skill and training also play a large part in the pricing of marriage therapy in San Francisco. Some marriage counselors cost more, but these tend to be specialized experts in their field who have a high success rate.

At Empathi, we offer 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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Is there affordable marriage counseling in San Francisco?

Marriage counseling in San Francisco ranges on average from $120 to $250 per therapy hour. Some skilled marriage therapists are in higher demand, and so have a higher rate. Skill and training also play a large part in the pricing of marriage therapy in San Francisco. Some marriage counselors cost more, but these tend to be specialized experts in their field who have a high success rate.

marriage counseling that works

At Empathi, we offer 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 are the divorce statistics for San Francisco, CA?

National divorce rates have been in decline for the past three decades, and this trend appears to be continuing. Nevertheless, though divorce isn’t a process someone expects to go through when they first get married, it can occur.

Currently, California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated from the statistics of various cities and counties that do track this information. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country, at 9.0%. Some of the most recent data places San Francisco County lower than that at 8.3%.

Financial stress, marital infidelity, and communication issues are the most common factors that contribute to divorce nationwide. These problems also impact couples across California and right at home in San Francisco. Luckily, these are all issues that can be worked through with the right marriage counselor.

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What are the divorce statistics for San Francisco, CA?

National divorce rates have been in decline for the past three decades, and this trend appears to be continuing. Nevertheless, though divorce isn’t a process someone expects to go through when they first get married, it can occur.

Currently, California doesn’t provide any exact divorce statistics. However, this information can be aggregated from the statistics of various cities and counties that do track this information. World Populated Review data places the divorce rate in California among the lowest in the country, at 9.0%. Some of the most recent data places San Francisco County lower than that at 8.3%.

Financial stress, marital infidelity, and communication issues are the most common factors that contribute to divorce nationwide. These problems also impact couples across California and right at home in San Francisco. Luckily, these are all issues that can be worked through with the right marriage counselor.

Why should I seek out a marriage therapist near me?

As long as you believe there is hope for your marriage, your relationship stands a chance. With the right therapy and counseling, you and your spouse can see your relationship become reborn and stronger than it ever was.

If you have children, staying together becomes even more important. Nearly three decades of research have been conducted on the effects of divorce—the data clearly shows that children who live in a household with two parents consistently have better physical and emotional health and perform better academically.

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How many marriage therapists are in San Francisco, 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. In the state of California, there are just over 32,000 marriage and family therapists employed, which is the highest number in the nation. In the San Francisco Bay Area specifically, there are over 3,200 therapists that practice marriage and family counseling.

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

But 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.

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How many marriage therapists are in San Francisco, 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. In the state of California, there are just over 32,000 marriage and family therapists employed, which is the highest number in the nation. In the San Francisco Bay Area specifically, there are over 3,200 therapists that practice marriage and family counseling.

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

But 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.

How do I find marriage therapists in San Francisco?

The search for a good marriage therapist shouldn’t be taken lightly. First, you want to find a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling and has a lot of experience in the field.

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 San Francisco. 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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How do I find marriage therapists in San Francisco?

The search for a good marriage therapist shouldn’t be taken lightly. First, you want to find a therapist that specializes in marriage counseling and has a lot of experience in the field.

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 San Francisco. 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.

What questions should I ask before beginning couples counseling?

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

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

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

Couples who stay with marriage counseling tend to remain together and rate their marriages as more satisfying, so it’s important to find a therapist you can stick it out with. Couples who stay in a fulfilling relationship live longer, have better emotional health, and are just happier in general.

Many of us enter our marriages with rose-colored glasses, but then the luster fades and we’re left wondering what happened. This doesn’t mean it has to be the end. There is a glorious, vibrant, happy future waiting for you and your spouse—you just have to realize it and act to make it so. Quality couples counseling is a great first step toward that future.

If you’ve realized that your marriage needs renewal and healing, now is the time to reach out. The sooner you begin, the sooner quality marital counseling can guide you back on the path of a healthy, fulfilling marriage. 

Give yourself and your spouse the gift of renewal, and reach out to Empathi to begin your journey home.

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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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