Counselor / Therapist in San Diego, CA

The Couples Institute Of San Diego

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Improve Your Relationship
Are you sick and tired of having the same fight over and over?

Are you wondering if the passion and fun can come back into your relationship or marriage? Worried that the conflict and negativity are unsolvable?

Do you question if it’s possible to recover from an affair or other betrayal?

Are you curious about how compatible you and your dating partner are and if you’re ready to move in, get engaged, or plan to be married?

Have financial challenges threatened the safety and optimism in your relationship?

Are there difficult conversations about the kids, whether and when to have kids, co-parenting with an ex-spouse, or dealing with step-parenting?

Trish Stanley, PsyD, MFT is a dedicated relationship therapist who brings warmth, acceptance, and a treasure trove of skills to the process of helping her clients tackle and resolve these kinds of challenges. Her expertise is based on the groundbreaking work of our mentor, Dr. John Gottman. His forty years of research with over four thousand couples led to the development of powerful tools that reflect clinical evidence of what actually works in making relationships better and happier.

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is based on Dr. John Gottman’s research that began in the 1970’s and continues to this day. The research has focused on what makes relationships succeed or fail. From his research of four decades with more than 4,000 couple’s Dr. Gottman has created a method of therapy that helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater intimacy, understanding and connectedness in their relationship. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy.

This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy, productively manage conflicts, generate greater understanding between partners, and support each other’s hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have demonstrated how couples can achieve greater friendship, conflict resolution, and meaning by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the seven components of a healthy marriage.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Family Conflict
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Adolescents  Grief and Loss
 Adoption  Herpes and STD Counseling
 Anger Management  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness
 Bicultural Difficulties  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Children's Counseling  Relationship Issues
 Chronic Illness  Self Esteem Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Couples Therapy  Sexual Dysfunction
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Domestic Violence  Women's Issues
 Eating Disorders  Work and Career Issues
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