Couples Counseling

  1. Pre-Marital Counseling,
  2. Couples Counseling,
  3. EFT (Emotion Focused Couples Counseling),
  4. High Conflict Couples
  5. Infidelity
  6. Couples Boot Camp (Couples Group),
  7. Depth Couples Therapy,
  8. Men Who Don’t Like the Idea of Going to Therapy.

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.

I am the co-founder of COUPLES BOOT CAMP, a fun couples group dedicated to powering up relationships with couples skills. I am also the founder of Bay Area EMDR.

HOW DOES TODD WORK? (What should we expect?)
See the link that says “Emotion Focused Couples Therapy”. I wrote a detailed description of how I think about and work with my couples.

I provide a therapeutic space for premarital couples, high conflict couples, couples with communication problems, and couples having that same old fight again and again.

1)  Premarital Counseling / preventative couples therapy

2)  Couples caught in negative fighting patterns with communication challenges.

3)  High Conflict Couples:  You love each other, but drive each other crazy!

4)  After couples are stabilized (learn how to be a stable loving empathic base for each other), I work with couples to work as a team to help each other heal their underlying personal work.  Basically, I have found that doing individual work in the context of couples therapy can be more transformative and quicker than individual therapy.


My approach works for…

  1. Couples Who Live Together
  2. Non-Traditional Couples
  3. Couples with kids
  4. Couples who are thinking about marriage
  5. Heterosexual, Gay, and Lesbian Couples

 And it works best if…

  • You care about your relationship and want to strengthen it
  • You’d like for you and your partner to work more as a team
  • You’re willing to listen to your partner, even when you don’t agree
  • You’re willing to be honest about your values and what’s important to you
  • You want practical tools that will help you move forward quickly
  • You’d like a proven, researched approach that has helped 75% of couples resolve their problems

Offices in Berkeley (Gourmet Ghetto Area), and Oakland (Rockridge).

Offices in Berkeley (Gourmet Ghetto Area), and Oakland (Rockridge).

Easy access from:  Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Piedmont, Albany, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, and the San Francisco Bay Area.