Top Rated Online Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Helping You Increase Trust, Intimacy, and Connection in Your Relationship

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Why Choose Couples Learn

Online Couples Therapy

Are you feeling unfulfilled in your relationship?

Do you keep having the same fights over and over again with no resolution? Do your fights get out of control and unnecessarily nasty?

Is sex getting boring and routine…or non-existent?

Do you feel more like roommates than lovers?

Does it feel like you always come last on your partner’s list of priorities?

If any of the above sounds like you, you’re in the right place. Your relationship is not broken but it IS in need of a breakthrough.

There is so much that can be done to help a hurting relationship! Our therapists personalize your treatment and give you tangible tools to help you feel truly happy together again.

Online Individual Therapy

Do you keep attracting the wrong kind of relationships or partners? 

Are you unhappy in your relationship and wondering if you should stay or leave? Do you want to go to therapy but know your partner won’t?

Maybe you feel like there must be more to life and love than this but you can’t figure out what you need to be truly happy.

You do not have to do this alone.

We can help you get to the source so you can stop repeating the same unhealthy patterns and unwanted results in your life and relationships.

You can create shifts in your relationship even if you are the only one who wants to work on it.

 Become more confident. Feel truly happy. Heal your soul.

Online Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is focused on prevention and enhancing the positive qualities of the relationship.

It’s important to set the groundwork of effective communication from the beginning. 

Too many couples jump into marriage thinking they can just figure it out on their own and are shocked at how hard things feel after the honeymoon is over.

Many couples develop toxic communication patterns or stop communicating at all and slowly slip further and further away from the loving, compassionate, relationship they used to have.

Much of this is preventable by learning some basic strategies and tools for making a marriage work from the beginning.

Premarital counseling with Couples Learn involves assessment, education and guidance to prepare you for a long lasting and happy marriage.

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Meet Our Team

Gabriela Toruño, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

Gaby is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a technique that helps couples uncover, understand, and change the unhealthy cycles they keep repeating in conflict. Gabriela also works with individuals, couples and families through the use of Attachment Theory, believing that the way in which we intimately connect with others is based on our personal blueprint of relationships that have come before. 

Gaby has additional training in mindfulness, conflict management and resolution, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), art therapy, and culturally sensitive therapy. She is also able to provide services in Spanish.

    Hanna Stensby, LMFT

    Hanna Stensby, LMFT

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

    Hanna is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in couples therapy, attachment, and trauma. Working from an attachment perspective means that Hanna helps her clients understand how their early attachment to their parents or caregivers influences their romantic relationships, and what to do about it.

    Hanna’s primary approach when working with couples is Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a technique that helps couples communicate, manage conflict, and create deeper connections using research-based tools and techniques. Hanna has additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a type of trauma therapy that helps people heal from past traumatic experiences that may be impacting their functioning in life and relationships.

      Dr. Sarah Schewitz

      Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Couples Learn Founder 

      Dr. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience working hands-on with individuals and couples seeking deeper connection and understanding with themselves and their partners.

      Dr. Sarah’s primary approach when working with couples is Imago Therapy, a technique that provides structure and safety in communication so that you can get to the deeper layers of what is underneath your conflict. With individuals, she often works from an attachment perspective, providing gentle yet directive support to help you uncover the unconscious drives behind your patterns. Dr. Sarah has additional training in Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a type of trauma therapy that helps people heal from past traumatic experiences that may be impacting their functioning in life and relationships.

        Our Expertise

        Research-based online couples therapy that gets you results.

        There’s a lot of great research available on the topic of relationships so we know exactly what makes them work and what behaviors lead to divorce or breakup. We have relationships down to a science. We can teach you everything you need to know so you can be sustain your love for the long haul.

        Why Is It Important To Get Expert Advice?

        When your car is broken do you try to fix it yourself? No, because you don’t have the proper training! You bring it to people who have been trained to diagnose and fix the specific issue your car is having. Just because you have been driving a car for years doesn’t mean you know how to fix it. Well, just because you’ve been in relationships for years doesn’t mean you have the training and knowledge needed to diagnose and treat the issues you are having. Sometimes it’s hard to see the solution when you are emotionally invested in the outcome. We can help get you back on track.

        The Impact of Couples  Counseling

        Having issues doesn’t mean your relationship is broken beyond repair. When you leave one relationship for another, you are often just trading one set of incompatibilities for another. Most of us are operating from unconscious beliefs about love & relationships that we developed in childhood. We tend to pick partners who can trigger us in the same way that our caretakers disappointed us as children. So even if you leave your current relationship, you may find yourself repeating the same dynamic with different partners if you don’t heal the core issues. Therapy can help shift these patterns once and for all.

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        What Our Clients Are Saying

        I got to admit it…I was hesitant to go in at first but the work that our therapist did between me and my wife was fantastic! She got us to a whole new level that I didn’t expect was possible. 

        Joey F.

        Saying my therapist is the best would be an understatement. She is not only extremely skilled and knowledgeable but she’s passionate, an excellent listener, and truly cares about helping others. 

        Kendra G.

        Our therapsit is great to work with and very professional. She has already starting helping my wife and I improve our marriage. We look forward to continuing our counseling! 

        Brandon K.

        Frequently Asked Questions

        What is the cost of working with Couples Learn?

        The cost of your treatment truly depends on your unique needs but services typically range from $175-$375/session depending on which of our therapists you work with and the length of the session. Our masters-level therapists (LMFT and LCSW) will be on the lower end of the price range and the doctoral level (Psy.D. and Ph.D.) will be on the higher end of the price range.

         

        To find out pricing for the therapist you would like to work with, email them directly or setup a free 30min consultation with them. You can find their email address at the end of their profile page.

         

        All Couples Learn therapists have advanced and specialized training in couples therapy beyond their graduate work and these prices are commensurate with their level of training for the Los Angeles area.

         

        If you are looking for low fee therapy, we’d recommend looking here: https://openpathcollective.org/

         

        Do you take insurance?

        In short, no but it’s also more complicated than that. We do accept PPO insurance as an out of network provider. What that means is you pay your therapist directly after each session and then we provide you with a receipt for services (called a superbill) at the end of every month to submit to your insurance. Once your claim is accepted, your insurance will mail you a check for the amount they agree to reimburse for out of network providers. To learn more about your specific plan, call your insurance company to inquire about your out of network benefits. Read more about what to ask your insurance company on our FAQ page.

        How often do we meet?

        It is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions for the first 4-6 weeks and many clients choose to move into a bi-weekly or monthly schedule as they progress. It is important to understand that you will get the best results from our work together if you stay consistent and actively participate in the process.

        Depending on your specific needs, our work together can be short-term (8-10 sessions), for a specific issue, or longer-term (20+ sessions), to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.

        What services do you provide?

        We provide individual therapy, couples therapy, premarital counseling and coaching via an online service called Zoom. Sessions are typically once per week or every other week. We offer 50 minute sessions for individuals and the option of either 50 or 80min sessions for couples therapy.

        Do you have evening & weekend appointments?

        Yes! Dr. Sarah’s last session is at 6pm but our other therapists have later availability as well as weekend appointments. Most people find they can fit the free 30 min consult during work hours. Then, if you become a client, you can schedule an evening appointment. If you are doing a consult for couples therapy, it is fine if you and your partner are in separate locations for the consult. You can both just click the link and will be in the same video chat.

        The therapist I want to work with is full. What can I do?

        Send them an email to inquire about getting on their waitlist. Most of the time, we can fit you in within a couple of weeks. You can find their email address at the end of their profile page.

        Is your practice inclusive of all types of clients?

        Absolutely! Same sex couples, LGBTQ individuals, non-binary individuals and couples living alternative lifestyles (i.e. polyamorous, kink, BDSM, etc.) are all are welcome.

        How can I cancel/reschedule my appointment?

        If it is more than 24 hours until your appointment, you can use the turquoise “change/cancel appointment” button in the confirmation email you got when you scheduled the appointment (or any of the reminder emails you received). If you’re having trouble finding one of those emails, search for the email address [email protected] in your inbox and they should popup.

        If it is less than 24 hours until your appointment, you’ll need to contact your therapist and let them know you cannot make it. You can do this by replying to the confirmation or reminder emails from Acuity. Please note that you will be charged the full session fee for appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours advanced notice. If you are rescheduling a free consultation with less than 24 hours advance notice, you will be charged $50 to the card you put on file when booking the appointment. The reason we have this cancellation policy is because we have reserved that time for you and it is virtually impossible for us to fill an open slot with less than 24 hours advance notice.

        What is your cancellation policy?

        We require at least 24 hours advanced notice of cancellation for all types of appointments including free consultations. You will be charged the full session fee for appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours advanced notice.

        If you are rescheduling a free consultation with less than 24 hours advance notice, you will be charged $50 to the card you put on file when booking the appointment.

        The reason we have this cancellation policy is because we have reserved that time for you and it is virtually impossible for us to fill an open slot with less than 24 hours advance notice.

        Are online couples therapy and individual therapy sessions as good as in-person?

        Yes! Online therapy is just as effective as meeting in person. All the nuances of facial expressions and nonverbal communication can be seen through video just as they can in person. Our clients love that they do not have to allocate time to travel to and from an office, and deal with traffic or parking. Our clients also say having sessions from home makes it more comfortable for them to open up and be vulnerable.

        Can me and my partner connect from different places?

        Yep! That is one of the many benefits of online therapy. When you book an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link. Just send the link to your partner and he or she can connect by clicking the same link. All 3 of us will be in a video chat together and we all can see each other at the same time.

        How do we know if we need couples therapy?

        Odds are, if you’re considering it, you probably needed it a long time ago. Most couples wait way too long to seek help. Unfortunately, the longer you have been fighting in unproductive ways and building up resentment, the harder it is to turn things around. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible by any means but, the sooner you get help, the better chance you have of saving your relationship.

         

        Many young couples think that if they need couples therapy before they are married, there is something seriously wrong and they should just break up. This is not true! Having relationship challenges does not mean it isn’t meant to be. It just means you need to build some skills in the communication and relationship department. That is what much of couples therapy is about; teaching you stuff that will benefit you for the rest of your life – whether you end up staying together or not.

         

        For more tips on whether you should seek help, check out our blog post on 7 signs your partner needs couples therapy

        Does what we talk about in session remain confidential?

        Absolutely. Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist. If you choose to become our clients, no one knows you are our clients and no one knows anything you talk about except you and your therapist.

        Learn More About Dr. Sarah Schewitz & Couples Learn

        Dr. Sarah is based out of Los Angeles, CA and has been working with couples and individuals since 2008. She is passionate about inspiring people to dream big and achieve their “impossible” through improving their life and relationships.

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        Dr. Sarah On Making Love Last – What To Do & What To Avoid

        In this video you will discover:

        • More about Dr. Schewitz
        • The 4 toxic behaviors that are ruining your relationship
        • How to improve your relationship
        • My favorite books for couples
        • What to do when your partner doesn’t want to come to couples therapy
        • The daily practice you can implement to bring more joy to your relationship

        Contact Couples Learn

        (310) 279-2269

        8391 Beverly Blvd, #103 Los Angeles, CA, 90048