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Top 10 marriage counselors in San Diego, CA

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Collada Counseling

Collada Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I am not an expert. I have skills, knowledges, and experiences just as you do. Therapy is a journey and on this journey I will work collaboratively with you. Throughout our journey we might find a better understanding of the problems, some of their effects, and some things that might contribute. Throughout our work together we will explore values and identify positions regarding different ideas that might allow you to identify preferred directions you would like to travel. I enjoy when I have created a safe space to process or explore something hard. I find it incredibly powerful when I get to witness someone share a challenge, connect to a p

3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Cierra B. says, "Wow! Josh and Jacyln are the best! They saved our relationship. Their totally unique and original method of counseling is better than anything I’ve ever done! I’ve been in counseling my whole life and have experienced many types of counseling/therapy/psychology like EDMR, dbt, cbt. My fiancé has never been to a single counseling session in his life! Because he felt safe and encouraged he is having breakthrough after breakthrough. It has been incredibly powerful! We chose the “return to love package” (which is the all in option- a weekly counseling session, which is individual as well as a couple, on alternating weeks. Plus this includes daily mon-fri mentoring. I work with Jacyln and my fiancé works with Josh. We can send voice messages, venting, sharing wins, asking questions, help with a disagreement… it’s been invaluable) We each are growing and learning about each other, our communication has improved completely and I trust my fiancé again. I’m amazed with how effective they are. They are an Exceptional couple! Josh and Jaclyn are beautiful and genuine people, i completely feel the love and care from them both. J&J Counseling value is priceless, & best thing I could’ve signed up for. Went from too much fighting and deception to trust and love and being best friends again. Biggest blessing in the world! I’m so grateful! Highly recommend!" Read more
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Sam T. says, "Daphne is so personable shes understanding and so wise! I love that she really cares about her clients and listens but also gives you exactly what you need to hear she has helped me so much I would highly recommend daphne shes changed my life around !" Read more
Steffe B

Steffe B

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I have been working with people through my proven system to reach their goals in parenting, relationships, careers and nutrition for over 20 years. We start with a discovery call to clarify your goals and desires and to ensure we are a good fit. I then create a tailored program for your success. As we work through you'll find your stress level decreases as your communication and clarity of your needs improve. I am excited to hear from you. Look forward to speaking with you and seeing you grow. It all begins with "YOU" Steffe B The most gratifying part of my job is watching my clients soar. As they grow achieving their goals and d...
Season Massage

Season Massage

Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Trevor F. says, "Jessica was very professional during our appointment and provided me with an expert level massage. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great massage." Read more

Your marriage counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does marriage counseling cost?

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for virtual counseling. Prices depend on the length of the session, the therapist's experience, the counseling method, and your location. Prices are highest in major metropolitan areas like New York, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Is marriage counseling covered by insurance?

Marriage counseling is typically not covered by insurance unless it's prescribed by a medical doctor due to a billable diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage details.

What is marriage counseling, and what should I expect in a session?

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a solution-focused type of therapy that helps couples overcome struggles, resolve conflicts, and improve their relationship.

In your first session, you and your partner will discuss your relationship issues and goals with the therapist. The therapist will often ask questions to clarify your problems and concerns. The therapist then develops a goal-oriented plan for the upcoming sessions.

The therapist may use one or several methods and techniques to help you and your partner work towards resolution, and may give you homework to do alone or together in between sessions.

Does marriage counseling work, and is it worth it?

Marriage counseling works best when both partners actively participate and work together on the relationship during and in between sessions. Research shows current marriage counseling techniques like the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) have a 70% to 75%+ success rate.

Marriage counseling is often worth the cost even for happy couples. Benefits of marriage counseling include:

  • Improved communication
  • More compassion and acceptance between partners
  • A better understanding of your needs and how to express them
  • A deeper connection with your partner
  • Improved intimacy

How long does marriage counseling last?

Marriage counseling lasts 3 to 6 months, depending on your needs and the issues you're hoping to resolve. A couple seeking therapy to resolve one small issue may benefit from fewer sessions, while a couple considering divorce may need 6+ months.

Weekly therapy sessions typically last 45 to 90 minutes. Most counselors recommend committing to one session per week for at least three months, as becoming comfortable with the therapy process and opening up to the therapist and each other takes time.

How can I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Look for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), as most counselors without this specialty have only introductory training in couples therapy. Follow these tips to find the best marriage counselor near you:

  • Discuss your preferences and goals with your partner.
  • Explore the different relationship therapy methods and look for a counselor certified in your preferred method. Two popular, science-backed methods are the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read counselors' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask a marriage counselor?

Ask these questions to help you choose a marriage counselor who will help you and your partner achieve the best results:

  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Do you primarily work with couples?
  • What therapy modalities and techniques do you use?
  • How long are your sessions?
  • How many sessions do you think we need?
  • What is a typical session like?
  • How do you measure progress?
  • Do you offer discounted packages, payment plans, or sliding scale rates?
  • What should we do to prepare for the first session?
  • Do you assign reading or homework between sessions?

Reviews for San Diego marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Grace M.
Daphne is very understanding, she listens to me well, she listens to my concerns, she’s very good about finding solutions, she also helps me learn more about myself and my relationship by recommending videos and books .I really love her, she’s great , I feel like she gets me . I had learn so munch from her in the last few months. I highly recommend her to anyone. She definitely knows her stuff and she very smart.
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach
As a massage therapist, Jessica listens to her clients' needs, in addition to utilizing her education and intuition to assist in their recovery from physical and/or mental stress. She is able to adapt each session to her client's specific needs, whether that be heavy or lighter pressure, deep tissue work, relaxation or a combination. Jessica is a graduate of the Aveda Institute as well as Northwestern Health Sciences.
Season massage
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