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 www.bayareacouplescounseling.org
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
  • 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


  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict


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

Mental Health

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


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues

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
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015
Bay Area Couples Counseling, Emotion, Focused, Couples, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley

Bay Area Couples Counseling

Marriage & Family Therapist, Emotion, Focused, Couples