Specialized counseling services for couples and individuals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

We realize life brings many challenges, yet as painful and overwhelming as those can be, they also offer rich opportunities for growth and connection. We teach our clients how to navigate these important areas in a safe, productive manner; promoting understanding and acceptance.

what we treat


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
  • Relationships Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Parenting Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Stress and Lifestyle Management
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Phase of Life Transitions
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Trauma Triggers: It’s Not You It’s Your Brain
Trauma Triggers: It’s Not You It’s Your Brain

This article gives a brief overview of trauma responses and ways to reduce and manage these responses to improve overall well-being and support recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD). If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic event, this article...

Thanksgiving Challenge That Will Improve Your Relationship
Thanksgiving Challenge That Will Improve Your Relationship

I have a challenge for you…skip your New Year’s resolution, because if you accept my challenge, you will already be about 6 weeks into making a huge difference in your life and relationships. Now here is where I should insert something clever or catchy about if you choose to accept this mission...

“Being a part of The Couples Institute Counseling Services is an incredible opportunity to learn from the masters and to belong to a warm, smart group of therapists who help break the isolation of private practice.”

Robert Solley PhD

“We are using all the useful tools! Sometimes more than others. The words of wisdom we learned are always on auto repeat. I sing your praises all the time. I’m grateful to you for your help.”

~ L

“We found our therapist to be knowledgeable, fair and very helpful”

~ G

“The work has been invaluable, helping in our marriage and family dynamic. I would recommend them (The Couples Institute Counseling Services) to anyone who is open to making changes and who is willing to roll up their sleeves and do the work.”

~ L

“I have learned so much from our therapist. After trying a few different therapists, we were close to divorce. The Couples Institute Counseling was our last attempt and I’m so glad we gave it one more shot. I can honestly say everything we learned and worked through saved our marriage.”

~ S

“I’m thankful for all Stacy’s help. It has enabled us to be better people and grow as a couple.”

~ D

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