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Top 10 marriage counselors in San Francisco, CA

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David Scheel :                                                                                                                                          Rise 'N Shine, Solution Focused Empowerment

David Scheel : Rise 'N Shine, Solution Focused Empowerment

5.0(2)
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Natalia K. says, "To explain David’s work is to explain the work of servant leader. David, quite literally, saved my life. I was a young 18yo high school graduate when I met David with a heavy load of anxiety, PTSD, and depression. I had no direction or idea of how to deal with what I was going through just that I couldn’t function. I was starting college and it was crucial I get help. David was the sole person that I felt safe with and that I relied on to get me through my first year. He really opened my eyes and taught me about myself and how to process and get better with everything. I was even desperate to get on medication, that’s how bad it was. But David is the one who gave me a breakdown of what the medication is, how it works, how it’s suppose to help and the drawbacks. He encouraged me to try to work with him first for 6 months before taking medications, and I’m so thankful he did! Most therapists would not do that. I never ended up taking it and I’m so glad I didn’t stuck on it. David had my best interest from the start and truly took his time to help me. David is also incredibly knowledgeable is always doing more reading on recent research, staying up to date about psychological concepts. David doesn’t give BS answers, he gives the truth and the science of what’s going on with you and your mind. He’s logical and it makes sense! I’m 25 now and I still talk to David but less frequently, and had I not had David to go to when I was 18, I wouldn’t be in the place I am without him. I never believed I could get better when I was 18, I thought this was just who I am and I’ll never be better, but he guided me that I could. It took a lot, and I mean A LOT of work, but he was there guiding me through it all. And the fact that I talk to David a couple times a year vs every week is truly a sign that David’s work works. David always said “the less you need to talk to me the better. The goal is to equip you with the ability to navigate this in your own without me.” That’s when you know you have a good therapists because their goal is not make money from you but to help you until you don’t need them anymore. Thank you David." Read more
Bodhi Biz LLC

Bodhi Biz LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
11 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Gagan D. says, "Michele is a great counsellor. She has helped me navigate through the obstacles in my life journey and also introduced me to my inner self. She has definitely improved my quality of life. I was hesitant at first to try therapy but Michele has proved that how much therapy can help a person to live life to their fullest. I love that she’s culturally competent, open and trustworthy. Highly recommended. " Read more
Victoria Vogel, LMFT

Victoria Vogel, LMFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I do both counseling and LENS Neurofeedback. The Neurofeedback enables change to happen more quickly for most clients. It is excellent for TBI or concussions. I work with both children and adults. It is excellent for ADHD and anxiety as well as for migraines, insomnia, depression and anger. I am a seasoned therapist, thus I work with a wide range of challenges. I love all kinds of people and challenges. I have had a natural and sincere joy for my work since I was a young clinician. My work became even more fulfilling 8 years ago when I introduced LENS Neurofeedback because it is extremely effective and speeds up the transformative process...
Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching  & Therapy

Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching & Therapy

4.5(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
12+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Karen G. says, "Kathy has been able to pinpoint a reason that I have been depressed, sad and feeling stuck on a situation within my family. She clarified some ways to deal with my issues.that seem to be working." Read more
Dr.Gee Phd”

Dr.Gee Phd”

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves San Francisco, CA
about myself and my practice and working With me I am a truly gifted and globally recognized Psychic Medium located in US. I've successfully working in this field for over twenty-five years. This profession has its perks which includes traversing all around the world for numerous clients. A born Psychic and Spiritual Healer, I am able to see and hear spirits as readily as one could see and hear mortals. This field demands that I entirely trust your spirit allies, and, as a result, I am able to assist thousands of people from all walks of life all around the world. I have studied and practiced several different healing techniques, includi
Asian Massage 650 740 6622

Asian Massage 650 740 6622

5.0(2)
4 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Amos J. says, "Vivian is absolutely amazing. Great person to receive care from. Her services are absolutely amazing. Positive energy. Very killed. " Read more
Healing Hands By Vaughn

Healing Hands By Vaughn

5.0(1)
1 hire on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Ashley H. says, "I've suffered from years of chronic pain and have had many massages in my life for that reason. Vaughn is hands down one of the best massages I've ever had. His knowledge of the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system is top notch and he is skilled in so many different massage techniques to tailor the massage specifically to what your body needs most. I highly recommend Vaughn!" Read more
Capucio Massage

Capucio Massage

5.0Exceptional(19)
19 hires on Thervo
25+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Angela W. says, "Excellent therapist using knowledge from his wide array of educational and personal experiences. I appreciated the comfort I felt and relaxation and healing I feel like I experienced." 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 Francisco marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
B P.
David consistently leverages a broad range of therapeutic and coaching ideas and skills to help me stay in the right mindset and move toward my goals. And he keeps it fun!
David Scheel : Rise 'N Shine, Solution Focused Empowerment
James B.
I had very good experience working with Michele! I am especially impressed by how some of her practical advice--by which I mean specific actions and habits drawn from insights--has had a measurable positive effect on my daily life. Very satisfied!
Bodhi Biz LLC
Julie
Kathy helped me feel comfortable and safe
Kathy’s Confidence & Success Coaching & Therapy
Kevin S.
She was excellent. On time, very thorough and sweet. Would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a wonderful, soothing, massage.
Asian Massage 650 740 6622
Jacquelyn M.
Steve was very calm, accommodating, and listened to my needs. His approach was very much appreciated.
Capucio Massage
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