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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.

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Expand Your Practice as a Couples Institute Counseling Services Therapist!
We are currently seeking skilled and experienced therapists already living in the Bay Area. Apply to join our team – you could see up to 10 more hours of clients per week.

You’ll be able to take advantage of client referrals, consultations, and advanced training, all while expanding your practice.

“I’ve been a therapist of The Couples Institute Counseling Services for over 25 years. The CI has been instrumental in helping me create and grow my practice as well as develop my clinical skills. I am forever grateful.”

Peter Klein, Ph.D.

“Working as a therapist with The Couples Institute Counseling Services has really boosted my skills and confidence as a couples therapist!  I enjoy working with couples more than ever, and continue to learn and grow in the developmental, neuroscience, and attachment models as a foundation for my couples work.  I look forward to meeting with my fellow therapists at our team meetings where we share cases, teachings, and laughter.  I am going on my fourteenth year with our group, and I continue to enjoy the benefits in my personal and professional life.  I hope you can too!”

Lori J. Collins, M.S., MFT

“Working with a community of therapists doing the same work enriches everyone and adds to your expertise.  Therapy can be a lonely profession, but not when you have like-minded colleagues.”

Ellyn Bader, Ph.D. co-founder The Couples Institute

“I love working with Couples Institute Counseling Services because I know I am exposed to top notch, current training. The staff is wonderful, supportive and skilled. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be a part of.”

Michelle Joy, M.A., MFT

“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

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