Marriage Counseling in Los Angeles (or nearby)?
May 3, 2018 1:28 PM   Subscribe

We've used the "Find a Therapist" tool but the results are so broad that we'd appreciate firsthand recommendations.

We live and work around downtown/Northeast LA. Regular appointments during work hours (8:00 - 6:00) are technically allowed but, in practice, difficult to accommodate at both of our workplaces, so we would prefer to find someone who offers evening or weekend sessions. On weekends, we'd be willing to travel pretty much anywhere in LA/Ventura/Orange County for the right practitioner.

We can't really afford to spend $200+/week out of pocket, so we would prefer someone who accepts insurance or would be willing to work on a sliding scale. We could find a way to swing as much as $500/month ($100-ish/weekly or $250/biweekly) in the short term.

We are an M/F couple in our thirties and have been together for 8 years. Both of us respond poorly to frameworks that are based in religious traditions or feel too much like "woo". We need help rebuilding trust and intimacy after an emotional affair and articulating/working towards a shared vision of our future.

posted by anonymous to Human Relations (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a Pasadena recommendation. If you're willing to DM me I can give you details.
posted by Jellybean_Slybun at 2:24 PM on May 3, 2018

We were able to secure an evening appointment at a reasonable rate (for premarital counseling) at Relate Therapy Center in Pasadena. It was a very positive experience.
posted by samthemander at 5:25 PM on May 3, 2018

Oh, and Relate had us following John Gottman - the opposite of woo.
posted by samthemander at 7:23 PM on May 3, 2018

I have a West Hollywood recommendation, DM if you are interested!
posted by tyrantkitty at 10:28 PM on May 5, 2018

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