Frances Jones Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #116103 (510) 424-2548
Many couples come to therapy to address communication challenges, though in my experience things are rarely as simple as just figuring out the "right way" to talk to each other. Perhaps your interactions have become tense, or you find yourself having the same or similar arguments over and over. Or maybe things have gotten so strained between you that you barely feel safe or comfortable talking at all. Couples therapy can be both painful and joyful; it is an opportunity to heal wounds, reconnect, and rediscover intimacy.
We will generally meet once a week for 60-minute sessions, with the possibility of 50-minute sessions if this feels like enough time to do the work we want.
Some of the relationship issues I work with include:
-Entrenched and repetitive arguments that go nowhere -Emotional distance and disconnection -Biracial and bicultural issues -Dealing with homophobia -Parenting disagreements -Pregnancy -Dysfunctional families of origin -Planning for the future and building shared goals
Frances Jones offers psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples, groups, and adult siblings in Berkeley. Specializations include grief and sudden loss, dysfunctional family of origin, pregnancy, biracial and bicultural issues, dating and relationship blocks, premarital issues, and and stuck couple dynamics. Frances welcomes clients from LGBTQ+ communities. Her approach is relational, collaborative, and humorous. Her office is close to public transportation, and she invites clients from Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany, Walnut Creek, San Leandro, and elsewhere in the East Bay.