Marriage Therapist

I'm looking for a marriage therapist for my husband and I. We have two young children and are at the point of considering separating. We argue over everything from mendane things to parenting styles and decisions. I want to try marriage counseling before we make any decisions on our marriage. We have tried it (before kids) but it wasn't very helpful. I'm hoping to find someone skilled with couples, especially couples that are having trouble communicating and were raised in different family/ cultural backgrounds. 

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Hello,  I would highly recommend you sign on to listen to Jayson Gaddis and his podcast series, Smart Couple. It's better than any area therapist and it's free. He's trained and experienced as a psychotherapist and has created The Relationship School in Boulder, and has created 200 podcasts, with heavy hitter people in the field. He's all about results, getting to the heart of things, and giving people tools to use to have a better connection and do relationships well. It's the course none of us ever get. Good luck. 

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I'm not sure if she's taking new clients, but try contacting Mary Ann Leff in North Berkeley (510) 404-8350. My husband and I used her for years off and on, both before starting a family and after our daughter was born, and it has always been incredibly productive. (It might be worth mentioning that my husband and I were both 100% all in for the counseling sessions; we leaned into the hard work - sometimes extremely difficult work - to get to the other side.) My husband and I also came from very different cultural backgrounds. Good luck.

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I'm glad you are seeking help. A couple therapist saved my marriage so I know that when you find a good psychologist and do the work it will pay off. Unfortunately our therapist was in NYC so cant recommend anyone but I encourage you to keep looking. 

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Sarah Ackerman in Berkeley has really helped my marriage through improving how we communicate with each other.

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We like Dominique Lambert Blum. She has a website, easy to google.