Therapists Providing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Los Angeles

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is a research-based structured approach that helps couples to reduce stress and conflict and foster a secure and loving bond. The therapist helps clients to identify and understand their emotions, communicate their needs to one another, and practice change strategies and techniques for strengthening a loving and supportive connection.

Find therapists in Los Angeles who are trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Cielo  Jimenez

Cielo Jimenez

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $85 - $140 per session

Are you going through a difficult time? I help individuals heal, couples rediscover their relationship & families find hope. I also coach clients through complex life transitions: from becoming parents to terminal illness, divorce and co-parenting, culture shock, empty nest, retirement syndrome; or life after jail. My clinical experience includes but is not limited to marital issues, attention, insomnia, anxiety, depression; and trauma-related disorders.

Whether in English or Spanish, I offer you a safe space to address your concerns. You can expect compassion, respect, evidence-based treatments; and years of experience helping clients from different cultures to heal and to reach their full potential. Schedule a free 30 min. phone consultation, I'll be happy to address all your questions.


Courtney  Salamone

Courtney Salamone

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

It is my belief as a psychotherapist that as humans we are wired towards growth and healing. Sometimes we can feel stuck and need support in moving through difficult seasons. In working together I can assist you in gaining self awareness, moving through past pain and trauma, and integrating a felt sense of connection and self-compassion.


Erin  Bishop

Erin Bishop

3685 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90034

11949 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90230

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 - $200 per session

It takes courage to reach out for support and guidance when we feel lost, distressed, confused or uncertain. You have already taken a brave step forward just by considering counseling for yourself or your relationship (either for the first time or again). My goal is to meet you – in whatever state you find yourself – with empathy and acceptance, and provide a safe, caring, and consistent therapeutic relationship in which we collaborate on identifying and moving toward the changes and growth opportunities that matter most to you.

My approach is practical and flexible, and frequently incorporates humor, profanity as well as mindfulness and self-compassion practices. In our sessions, I will work with you to recognize and capitalize on your strengths while also introducing you to tools that support you in coping better with your vulnerabilities. Our work will focus largely on your present experiences, feelings and relationships along with your vision for the future. We will likely also explore your childhood experiences and past traumas to the extent that this helps increase your capacity for self-compassion and your ability to modify self-defeating behavior and relationship patterns in the present.

I have special training in perinatal mental health issues such as fertility and family planning, pregnancy and postpartum, miscarriage and infant loss, birth trauma, NICU stays, developmental concerns, and navigating early parenting with a partner or as a single parent. I work with women, men and LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples needing support around any such perinatal issues.

All of my work with clients is strongly informed by my personal experience being treated for major depression and anxiety at various points in my life, including during pregnancy and postpartum. I’ve had extensive counseling (both individual and group), taken psychotropic medications, used alternative medicine treatments and experienced psychiatric hospitalization as well as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). I share these details with you in service of removing the stigma associated with admitting to having mental illness and seeking the necessary treatment.

No emotional challenge is too big to work on, and it would be my privilege to accompany you on your journey toward a healthier, more satisfying life.


Lauren  Stern

Lauren Stern

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 - $175 per session

My intention is to help you explore and gain insight into your past experiences, relationships, & emotions so that you can deepen your understanding of how they relate to your present-day issues and concerns. Together, we will work towards resolving repressed emotions & identifying unhelpful thoughts that ultimately hold you back in life & make you feel anxious & uncertain about your future. The goal is to help you gain control of your life & find solutions to break through old habits & unhealthy patterns or people that no longer serve you.
I create a space for you to feel heard, validated, & supported so that you feel connected and ready to make meaningful changes in your life. I would love to help guide you towards a place where you can get back to feeling & being the best version of yourself.


Stephanie  Macadaan

Stephanie Macadaan

864 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $215 per session

As your therapist it is my job to ensure that I am working effectively, using the latest research and training to help you make positive changes in your life. I take my role seriously, and continually work to ensure that I am honing my skills to best meet your needs.

Whether you are looking for individual or couples counseling, I have got you covered with specialized training, and a safe and comfortable office where you will feel heard, understood and challenged.


Ker  Yang

Ker Yang

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

We are all equipped to deal with challenges but sometimes when we are feeling stuck and at our lowest it is hard for us to believe in ourselves and see through our challenges. It's helpful to have a place where you feel seen and accepted in order to reconnect with your strengths. My work with clients is collaborative which means sharing feedback and suggestions. What you can expect from me include asking evocative questions, reflecting and deepening emotions.

My practice philosophy is driven by the belief that as long as you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything but that can be hard when you are in a negative place. Allow me to help you through your journey in believing in yourself again and gain control over your own life.


Narda  Derouin

Narda Derouin

4419 Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91403

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $135 - $150 per session

My belief is that people are genuinely good and resourceful, and therapy is a place to honor and develop those strengths. Our time together is a safe space where you're encouraged to hit the "pause" button on your life, in order to reflect upon and examine ongoing patterns and thought processes more deeply. Through thoughtful questioning and exploration, we will work together to identify the origins and meanings of the issues that have led you to seek therapy. As we gain a greater understanding, we also find ways to access the tools, strengths, and resources needed to promote wellness in your life.

I encourage you to reach out to learn more, share your story, and determine if we are a good fit. I look forward to meeting you.


Interior Design Firm

Interior Design Firm

4421 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, 91505

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

Interior Design Firm is a group practice located in greater Los Angeles, CA whose providers specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and work stress. They welcome individuals, including young adults and teens, as well as couples. Collectively, they have diverse training across a variety of treatment approaches, which they incorporate within a greater psychoanalytic framework.

The providers at Interior Design Firm are committed to providing treatment that is thoughtful, engaging, and well-informed. They believe that no one's pain should keep them from a life that is full of love, work, and play.

Interior Design Firm is located in Burbank, and the providers are also available to connect with clients throughout the state of California for tele-therapy appointments. They look forward to connecting with you.


Shira  Myrow

Shira Myrow

1150 Yale Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90403

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $225 per session

Despite all of our best intentions, love is not enough to sustain a long term relationship. It can be especially difficult for people who grew up in families where healthy relationships either never existed or were in short supply. When you get caught in the frustration of perpetual problems and gridlock, it can be profoundly helpful to bring in a guide that can offer you not only a new perspective, but someone who can illuminate the unconscious patterns at a play—and set a clear path forward.

My mission is to give you mindfulness-based, practical tools, and tangible insights for repairing and re-building resilient relationships. Often times we can mistake the authenticity of a difficult emotional experience as an objective truth about ourselves or our relationships. Mindful awareness and compassion can help us learn how to be in conversation with those emotions. It can also give us the space to become curious about what habitual stories we are telling ourselves over and over again.

My approach helps clients to identify and uproot deeply entrenched negative patterns that shape how they see themselves and the world --and empowers them to redeem both their relationships and life stories. My integrative approach is also grounded in my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couples alongside mindfulness-based techniques to promote insight, resilience, and well being.

When you’re in crisis with a problem that needs immediate attention, the thought of spending many sessions getting to know your therapist can feel daunting and frustrating. While it’s absolutely critical to building trust with a compassionate and collaborative therapist, it’s also important to get to the root of the problem, put it into a new framework, and identify practical tools to help you move forward and heal.


Toby  Barron

Toby Barron

566 South San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Online Sessions, CA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

It's a deeply human experience to feel stuck and lose perspective from time to time. Even more human is the need for a fresh perspective from a non-judgmental set of ears.  Providing this kind of support and helping people find relief, fulfillment, and a sense of direction is one of my greatest passions.

Start today by scheduling a free phone consultation so we can see if I am a good fit for your needs.


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