Couples/Marriage Therapy & Counseling
"Couples/Marriage Counseling can help you to improve communication, rekindle your romance, heal from difficult situations, and reconnect with your partner."
Couples come for many different reasons. People seek couples counseling and relationship therapy when they are struggling with difficult issues. Some come when they
feel an issue growing and endangering their happiness. Some come before
they get married to strengthen their relationship and expand their
understanding of each other (premarital counseling/premarital therapy). Others come when they feel their relationship is
in serious danger and change is urgent. Your
relationship will have greater impact on your happiness throughout your life
than anything else. I look forward to working with you and your partner!
Are you desiring a more fulfilling relationship with your partner? Areas that I focus on are:
- Intimacy & Sex
- Infidelity & Trust
- Divorce/Blended Families
- Relationship Counseling & Marital Counseling
- Lack of sharing feelings
- Sexual issues
- Abusive relationships
- Money issues
What Will You Get from Couples Therapy?
You’ll both learn specific skills and strategies that can
improve your relationship -- and give you insight that can enrich your life in
a myriad of ways. Yes, romance is partly magic -- but it needs understanding and
know-how. Skills that none of us were born with -- and many of us didn’t learn
enough about as children. We are all relational beings. We live in
relationships. The work that couples do here can improve their relationship,
intimacy, communication, careers, and their bonds with family and friends.
Couples often feel discouraged when they first come to
The perspective I have from outside the relationship allows me
to see that this discouragement comes from both partners trying to help the
other see what the solution is. Sometimes it’s not expressed directly. Both
want to stop the discomfort – but they’re working at cross purposes.
Becoming better communicators
You will grow in your understanding of how to better communicate
with each other and, perhaps more importantly, you will gain insight into each
other’s lives. Problems around communication, sex, money, trust, intimacy,
parenting and addiction all become issues around which you come together.
The work you do with your partner is some of the most powerful
You will learn ways to reconnect with your partner. Improved intimacy will help you and your partner to feel loved, appreciated and desired. In turn, you will feel more connected with him/her. I offer tools to help you express feelings, find thoughtful ways so show your partner you care, express gratitude and have fun together again!
Many couples experience struggles in their relationship that cause issues involving trust. You will learn ways to rebuild the trust you once had and develop a strong, healthy, balanced relationship. Repairing and rebuilding from difficult situations is possible.
Office located in Brentwood, CA
1210 Central Blvd., Suite 107
Brentwood, CA 94513
Proudly Serving: Brentwood, Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay and their surrounding communities.
Providing Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling Services to Individuals, Couples, Teens, and Families
Franci Smith provides therapy and counseling services for Individuals, Couples, Teens, Children and Families in the east bay of the SF bay area. She specializes in anxiety, depression, couples counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, teen issues and life transitions. Her offices are located in Brentwood. The location offers easy freeway access and are close to public transportation. Surrounding cities include Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Oakley, Livermore, Antioch and Pittsburg. .For a sitemap click here.
Franci Smith, LMFT provides confidential, counseling and therapy services for teens, adults, couples, and families specializing in Teen Counseling, Anxiety Therapy, Depression Therapy, Family Counseling, Relationship Therapy, Couples Counseling, Premarital Counseling, and Marriage Counseling.