Bay Area Couples Counseling

Marriage & Family Therapist , Emotion, Focused, Couples

(510) 686-3390
SPECIALIZING IN COUPLES COUNSELING: It really hurts when the person you love is focused on "being right", rather than really getting you! Does your relationship create a deep pain or numbness in your heart? When we start to believe that our LEGITIMATE needs for connection will not be adequately met with our partner, it is easy to focus on our personal needs (at the expense of our partner's). A NORMAL human response to this is: nagging, petty repetitive fights, silent-treatments, numbing out, outbursts, being condescending, focusing on being right (rather than really listening). I DON'T PLAY REFEREE!
I FOCUS ON SHIFTING THE CULTURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP from its current negative painful cycles into being a safe place for both of you to GET YOUR ATTACHMENT NEEDS MET! Once that is in place, the painful repetitive power struggles that creates so much pain will become more easily addressable.
I'm extremely good at helping MEN WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE NOT WANT TO BE IN COUNSELING feel comfortable giving it a shot. ___FOUNDER OF COUPLES BOOT CAMP, ___a fun couples group dedicated to powering up relationships with couples skills. For info on how I work check out
Call or Email Bay Area Couples Counseling for a free phone consultation now - (510) 686-3390


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 52288 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160
  • Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Psychotherapy Institute/
  • Certificate Date: 2011

Bay Area Couples Counseling's groups

Couples Boot Camp

POWER UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP SKILLS! We provide lessons, role-plays, and practice couples skills with the support other couples in the group and BOTH MALE AND FEMALE THERAPSTS!!!!! We cover communication skills, emotional listening, attachment styles, shifting the culture of the relationship to be more of a team, and all of the major couples therapy theorists (Sue Johnson, John Gottman, Dan Wiles, and many others.) Couples that have participated in the group have expressed a better understanding of their relationship dynamics, emotional listening skills, and enhanced intimacy in their relationships. I've seen some major changes from COUPLES BOOT CAMP!!!

More about this group


Bay Area Couples Counseling
3179 College Ave
BerkeleyCalifornia 94705

Call Mr. Todd Harvey
(510) 686-3390
Email Us


  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues


  • Couples Counseling

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Attachment-based
  • Couples Counseling (Preventative and pre-marital)
  • Couples Counseling-Couples experiencing challenges
  • EMDR
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Jeremi McManus, MS, MFT

Jeremi McManus, MS, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Aimee Pomerleau, MA, MFT

Aimee Pomerleau, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Colleague, known for 3 years
Greg Kaplan, MS, MA, LMFT

Greg Kaplan, MS, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Classmate, known for 2 years
Jeremi McManus, MS, MFT

Jeremi McManus, MS, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist
Jeremi is a great relationship coach and therapist. He has both life experience and psychological training that enables him to really come along side people that need assistance in finding love in their lives.

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Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015