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.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Sarah Schewitz
Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Couples Learn Founder
Dr. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working 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 works from an attachment perspective, providing gentle yet directive support to help you uncover the unconscious drives behind your patterns. Dr. Sarah is trained 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.
Michelle Liva, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Michelle specializes in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a technique that helps couples communicate, manage conflict, and create deeper connections using research-based tools and techniques.
Michelle 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.
Amy Van Daele, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Amy is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in couples therapy, attachment, and mindfulness meditation. Working from an attachment perspective means that Amy helps her clients understand how their early attachment to their parents or caregivers influences their romantic relationships, and what to do about it.
Amy’s primary approach when working with couples is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, a technique that helps couples uncover, understand, and change the unhealthy cycles they keep repeating in conflict.
Kirsten Siewert, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Kirsten uses a blend of research-backed couples therapy tools to help couples recognize and change their conflict cycle, improve communication, and create deeper connections. With training in both Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, she will help you understand the underlying attachment needs that are not being met in your relationship as well as give you practical and tactical tools to deal with challenges.
Kirsten also specializes in treating issues associated with addiction, depression and life transitions such as divorce, break-ups, career changes, and more.
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.
Getting Started is Easy
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We make it easy to know if it’s the right fit.
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Get ongoing support
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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.
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.
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!
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-$450/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?
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.
What services do you provide?
Do you have evening & weekend appointments?
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?
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?
How do we know if we need couples therapy?
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?
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In this video you will discover:
- Why you SHOULD go to bed angry
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