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Introduction to Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy

An experienced San Francisco marriage therapist or couples counselor can help guide a couple in creating an emotional contract with guidelines and strategies to follow. The purpose of the contract is to provide a pathway for couples in a committed relationship or marriage to have better daily interactions.

Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy

San Francisco couples counseling and San Francisco marriage therapy gives couples a safe environment to learn the skills of settling conflicts in a marriage or relationship in a productive and solution-oriented way. The therapist guides both partners in the relationship to a point where they can identify sources of conflict, tension and irritation in their interactions, and teaches behavioral and communication techniques to overcome these problems. An experienced therapist or couples counselor will listen to both partners to identify the origins of the problem from both partner's perspective, enable both partners to have insight and understanding into the problem, provide a pathway to solve the problem, and monitor the couple's progress to resolving the problem. The relationship between the partners and the therapist is interactive and requires all to participate. To facilitate the relationships between the partners and the therapist, the counselor will often meet with the partners together, and in individual sessions.

Marriage therapy can save a marriage from deteriorating which oftentimes leads to divorce. Instead of being overwhelmed with by problems, couples learn to deal with their issues in harmony and peace.

I have had over 25 years of experience as a marriage therapist and couples counselor and am located in San Francisco. I am very experienced in helping couples and partners from diverse ethnic and social backgroups make their marriages and relationships successful, happy and strong.

Call (415) 354-4718 and make your Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy appointment with Patricia Hecht so you can start healing now.

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Patricia Hecht, MFT
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San Francisco Office
CALL: (415) 813-0404
2345 California St.
Suite 7
San Francisco, CA

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