The Goal of Effective Couples Therapy

The challenge, and ultimately the promise of deep, effective couples therapy is weaving together the needs of both individuals and those of the relationship. It is a new paradigm. 

Harville Hendrix, creator of Imago Therapy, describes this as “A new marital narrative: conscious partnership.  It is the creation of a relationship in which two persons are reliably and sustainably present to each other empathically. This new form of relationship replaces the old toxic patterns that are filled with the debris of the suffering of childhood. Couplehood becomes the container for the joy of being, which is a connected relationship."


(925) 685-9463 Ext. 2


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
Marcel Proust

As a Certified Imago Therapist, I help you rediscover and enliven the con- nection between you and those whom you love. Together we untangle and resolve repetitive patterns of conflict. I teach you to talk together in a way that restores the love and caring you share. Read More


"In order to meet itself, a soul
has to meet another soul."

As a practitioner of Encounter-centered Couples Therapy, I facilitate processes that bring you closer together, offering the deepest understanding of each other. This method invites you to live and love with depth and aliveness.
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Upcoming Workshops

June 7th & 8th, 2014
October 18th & 19th, 2014

 Over the Bridge 

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(925) 685-9463 Ext. 2 

399 Taylor Boulevard, Suite 210
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523

2417 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA  94708

Bay Area Imago Therapists

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