Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender


Counseling for relationships of all kinds: heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual or poly-amorous; same or cross-cultural; married or living together; separating or divorced; friends or relatives.

What is Relational Couples Psychotherapy? 

Relational Couples Psychotherapy is the process of counseling the parties of a human relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage, or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.

In relational therapy it is an interpersonal relationship in which the couple and therapist talk and think together about whatever is causing you emotional or psychological distress in your day to day life and relationship. This therapuetic approach may differ from other forms of relationship counseling in various regards including its duration.

​Before a relationship between individuals can begin to be understood, it is important to recognize and acknowledge that each person, including the counselor, has a unique personality, perception, set of values and history. Individuals in the relationship may adhere to different and unexamined value systems. Institutional and societal variables (like the social, religious, group and other collective factors) which shape a person's nature and behavior are considered in the process of counseling and therapy. A tenet of relationship counseling is that it is intrinsically beneficial for all the participants to interact with each other and with society at large with optimal amounts of conflict.
Couples can receive support and assistance with:

Bridging differences
Communication skills
Rebuilding intimacy, trust and fun
Recovery from trauma
Parenting and step-parenting
Separation and divorce
Gender dynamics
Financial stress
and more....

If you are interested in couples therapy, please call:  

(510) 524-8288 ext 2.
Our therapists are advanced or post-graduate students working toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Psychologist.

They are supervised by an outstanding faculty of senior clinicians.
To request a counseling appointment, or for more information, please call:

 Counseling Request Line
(510) 524-8288

We will contact you with the next available opening, but due to profound demand for our services space is extremely limited. 
General therapy appointments are on Weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM 
and Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM

Fees are on a sliding scale, based on income and resources, allowing for flexibility and affordability.

The scale ranges from $25-$110 for individuals and $40-110 for couples.