Couples Counseling in Berkeley

You may be wondering if it’s possible to save your
relationship. With couples counseling at Evergreen, it is.

Is This You?

Right now, you might be wondering if it’s possible to save your relationship.

You might be feeling desperate to see if there’s a way to salvage the love, trust, and goodwill that once existed between the two of you but that now feels covered up by resentment, contempt, or stone-cold silence.

You want to work things out but just can’t seem to do it anymore on your own.

Or maybe you’re feeling mostly okay in your relationship, but continue to be frustrated and stuck with communication blocks you two seem to have around sex, money and sharing household chores equally.

Do you need support?

All the communication tools in your toolbelt just aren’t cutting it anymore and you’re tired of the way casual talks turn into arguments and you guys just don’t seem to get anywhere resolving the issues you have.

Or perhaps you need targeted and specific help recovering from an affair, navigating a health or life stage shift, or support to feel reconnected again after having kids.

You may be feeling pretty alone, wondering if you’re the only one with a relationship that feels so messy and painful, comparing yourself to the shiny-happy photos on Facebook and Instagram, wondering what’s wrong with you and your relationship.

You may be feeling like you can’t talk about what’s going on – what’s really going on – with your friends or family anymore.

Bottom line: You feel alone and stuck. You need support.

What You’re Hoping For During Couples Counseling:

This is where couples counseling can come in. A good couples counselor can help you and your partner safely and constructively share what’s going on for you, work with you to soften and heal any relational scar tissue that may have developed between you two, and, ultimately, help build a bridge that connects you back to each other again.

Because let’s face it, at the end of the day, you probably really just want to feel connected to your love again, don’t you?

Couples counseling can provide the following for you and your partner:


  • Healthier communication tools and practices;
  • A sense of feeling less alone or stuck in your relationship;
  • A safe space to express what you are feeling with your partner;
  • A true partnership;
  • Increased emotional and physical intimacy;
  • A more equitable and balanced sense of responsibilities and power in your relationship;
  • Hope, connection, and rekindled romance.

Relief From Loneliness, Anger, Poor Communication And More:

Though couples counseling isn’t a silver bullet and it isn’t a quick fix (let’s face it: it took some time for certain patterns to develop between the two of you and it will take time to unlearn these and learn something different), couples counseling can be a terrific support and may give you the following:

  • A sense of feeling less alone and stuck in your relationship;
  • A safe and confidential space to actually share what’s going on for you with your partner;
  • An outsider’s perspective on the dynamics that may be playing out between you two and a chance to practice new, healthier and more functional dynamics;
  • A renewed sense of closeness to your partner and hope for your relationship.

Couples counseling can be a terrific resource for those times in your relationship where you feel stuck, hopeless, and yet aren’t ready to throw in the towel on it. Working with an Evergreen couples counselor can be a terrific first step in healing, repairing, and strengthening your relationship.

The Next Steps for Couples Counseling:

Truly, beginning couples counseling can have a profound and transformative impact on your relationship.

Here at Evergreen, we know that choosing the “right” couples counselor can sometimes feel overwhelming and confusing and we want to help you make this decision and feel totally at ease about booking a session with us which is why we encourage you to check out our clinician bios, our FAQ’s, the kind words people have said about working with us, and our blog.


We Offer a Free Consult Call for Couples Counseling in Berkeley

And, we offer complimentary 20-minute consult calls to help you learn more about our therapy services and to match you up with a couples counselor who can best support your unique situation.

If it turns out we’re not the best fit for you, no problem! We’ll happily provide you with a few referrals to folks who might be.

We invite you to reach out to us today and to book your complimentary, 20-minute consult. We look forward to hearing from you and to supporting you in any way we can.

Couples Counseling in Berkeley, CA

Evergreen Counseling offers couples counseling for infidelity, communication problems, anger, resentment, and more. We serve Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding areas such as Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond.

We’re also located near the campus of UC Berkeley and are available for students and faculty. 

A Partial List Of Issues We Treat:

  • Breakdowns in communication
  • Loss of emotional and physical intimacy
  • Recovery from affairs
  • Healing from resentment and contempt
  • Navigating major life changes
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Help when one or both of you have a mood disorder
  • Navigating the differences between you two that make life feel harder

Don’t see your issue on this list?

Don’t worry – it’s just the tip of the iceberg. At Evergreen, our therapists treat a wide variety of issues so we encourage you to book a complimentary 20-minute consult call to talk through your own unique issue so we can set you up with the therapist who can best support you in your goals.

Meet Our Therapists:

Andrés Salerno, LMFT

Andrés is available for couples therapy Sundays, weekday evenings and weekday mornings. He specializes in couples counseling and will work with couples to help improve their relationships.

Click here to learn more.

Charis Stiles, LCSW

Charis is available for couples therapy on weekdays during the day and in the evening. She believes strongly in the power of healing relationships and will work with couples to help strengthen their relationships.

Click here to learn more.

Book an Appointment for Therapy in Berkeley

If you're ready to book an appointment with one of our therapists at Evergreen, simply click below to book your initial consultation session and then we'll get you matched up and booked right away.

If you'd like to get in contact with us to ask other questions, call or text us at (510) 373-2723 or simply send us a message through this contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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