Couples Therapy

Whether you are in the middle of a crisis, moving through an arduous transition time, or discovering unpleasant behaviors—a professional couples therapist or marriage counselor can be a tremendous source of support, strength and growth.

When you select a marriage counselor, don't chose just anyone who sees a few couples a week. Be sure to choose a specialist.

A therapist from The Couples Institute can help you work through anger, resentment or frustration, and get to workable solutions. Our greatest pleasure is seeing couples emerge from a difficult situation feeling more intimate and committed than they ever thought possible.

Click here to get started, and we’ll contact you within the next business day. Or you can leave a message on our voicemail at 650-327-5915 or 877-327-5915.

The Couples Institute Online Couples Community

Drs. Bader and Pearson offer a practical, affordable program to improve your marriage or relationship. Since 2009, our members’ website includes articles and recorded sessions with Pete and Ellyn on strategies to overcome common relationship problems. It’s a unique complement or alternative to marriage counseling. And our guarantee makes it risk-free to try it: if you are not thoroughly convinced that The Couples Institute’s Online Couples’ Community is an outstanding value to improve your relationship, just email The Couples Institute or call toll free within the first month and your fee will be refunded!

Click marriage help for more information on the Online Couples Community.

Training for Couples Therapists

We offer an innovative online training program specially designed for therapists who live too far away to attend our local groups. It’s called, “The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy: Integrating Attachment, Differentiation, and Neuroscience in Couples Therapy.” This 12-month course by Internet and telephone includes 24 written lessons, conference calls and ongoing personalized answers for your unique challenges. Click Developmental Model of Developmental Model of Couples Therapy for more information.

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Other Resources

For Couples

Ellyn and Peter have written books and produced audio programs to help couples improve their marriage or relationship. Click couples resources to learn more.

For Therapists

Ellyn and Peter offer a wide variety of books, CD programs, DVDs and downloadable audio programs on all aspects of couples therapy. Visit therapist resources to see them.