Ally Couples

Couples therapy in San Diego

Dive into the world of couples therapy offered in the sun-soaked city of San Diego. Famed for its beautiful beaches and vibrant arts scene, San Diego is also home to a variety of accomplished therapists offering unique therapy options. Enhance your relationship and foster understanding with skilled therapists tailored to meet your needs in San Diego.

  • Kathryn de Bruin Family Therapy and Training

    Provides personalized couple and family therapy in San Diego, featuring a unique Systems Approach and EFT training.

  • Closeness - Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Guidance

    Closeness provides assertive, comprehensive, and LGBTQ+ friendly couples therapy with intimate coaching and a widely listened podcast.

  • Estes Therapy San Diego

    Estes Therapy provides individual, couples, premarital, and LGBT counseling, with a focus on lasting solutions.

  • Sarah Ruggera, LMFT

    Sarah Ruggera, LMFT provides targeted marriage counseling with a unique, goal-oriented approach.

  • Ally Couples App

    Elevate your relationship with Ally, the app where love and technology merge to help you and your partner connect more deeply.

  • San Diego Couples & Family Therapy

    Comprehensive couples and family therapy with specialty in pre-marital, family, and bicultural relationship counseling.

Ally App

Ally couples app

Elevate your relationship with Ally, the app where love and technology merge to help you and your partner connect more deeply. Ally guides you through personalized exercises and engaging discussions to enrich your communication and intimacy. Discover each other's dreams, laugh over light-hearted quizzes, and strengthen your bond in just a few taps. It's couple's therapy, redefined, and made accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • 🌟 Common Challenges, Custom Solutions

  • 🔬 Rooted in science

  • 📊 Personalized Insights

  • 💪 Proven Results

Kathryn de Bruin Family Therapy and Training

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Kathryn de Bruin Family Therapy and Training emphasizes personalized couple and family therapy services in San Diego, prioritizing the treatment of families as an integral entity. Kathryn, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Trainer, collaborates with Renova, a non-profit aiming to enhance therapy service accessibility. Their offerings include resources and therapist training sessions, clinical consultations, and supervision. A standout feature is Kathryn's unique Systems Approach, which applies to families, communities, and business structures. Furthermore, Kathryn's trainings encapsulate a deep dive into the EFT model and the nuances of cultural influences.

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Reviews

  • Ansley Curtis is an incredibly gifted, skilled, and empathic clinician. Her authenticity, ability to connect w kids of all ages, their parents, and pretty much everyone, makes her an unparalleled clinician and human. She works with some of the most challenging life experiences, and meets each experience and person with the utmost compassion and care. The second you meet Ansley, you will know you are in good hands. Thank you, Ansley, for being an invaluable resource to our community!

    Tracy Gilmour
  • Kathryn de Bruin is amazing. The training I did with her in Emotionally Focused Therapy four years ago changed my life and since then I make sure I get supervision from her whenever I can. She is a highly skilled therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a huge heart and is very dedicated, passionate and full of positive energy. If you have the good fortune of working with her, you are blessed! I cannot recommend her highly enough.

    Pippa Solomon
  • Kathryn is kind, knowledgeable, and deeply compassionate. She brings great understanding of human connection and it's vital role on the emotional, mental, and physical health of others. She is an attentive and an active listener. Her easy and natural ability to empathize makes everyone feel safe to express who they are and what they are going through without judgement. She brings a highly trained, yet down to earth presence with her no matter the setting, whether she is training other therapists, using play to reach children, or teaching a couples seminar. She knows her stuff, but no one ever feels uncomfortable around her. I highly recommend Kathryn as a therapist, trainer, or conference speaker. Whatever role you find yourself requiring her services, you will only wish you'd met her sooner

    Tracy Martin
Ally App

Ally couples app

Elevate your relationship with Ally, the app where love and technology merge to help you and your partner connect more deeply. Ally guides you through personalized exercises and engaging discussions to enrich your communication and intimacy. Discover each other's dreams, laugh over light-hearted quizzes, and strengthen your bond in just a few taps. It's couple's therapy, redefined, and made accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • 🌟 Common Challenges, Custom Solutions

  • 🔬 Rooted in science

  • 📊 Personalized Insights

  • 💪 Proven Results

Closeness - Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Guidance

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Closeness provides comprehensive sex, intimacy, and relationship guidance with an emphasis on couples therapy. Topics range from assertiveness training, sexual guidance, and conflict mediation to intimacy mapping and real-time feedback. The service holds proud to be LGBTQ+ friendly and encourages learning about individual arousal and desires. The unique offerings include the Closeness Podcast with over 200,000 listeners, which delves into intimate topics, self-care practices, and understanding infidelity among other themes. This multimedia approach complements intimacy consultations and coaching sessions. Using voice notes for communication between sessions, the service fosters ongoing engagement and rapport-building. Unlike traditional methods, Closeness opts for an experiential approach, enabling clients to feel and understand interactions through demonstrations and safe guiding.

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Reviews

  • Tari provides an environment where I feel safe to explore all of my intimacy issues. He has an intuitive and gentle way of teaching new thought patterns, especially when it comes to interacting with those closest to me. I feel stronger and more confident to handle challenges as they come my way, but above all, he has helped me find the missing piece that makes me whole again. It's been such a transformative experience with him as my coach. If you're looking to create real and lasting change, I strongly recommend Tari!

    Shay Strong
  • After so many years of feeling as though there was little hope of finding that s**ual spark with my best friend and husband, it felt like I’d been given a lifeline after we met with Tari and started to listen to his podcasts. Sometimes, while listening to the podcasts, it was as though he was in my mind, saying the things I’d never had the courage to say to my partner. In the in-person sessions, he was able to understand what each of us was trying to express and helped to translate. I think this is a rare gift he possesses. He hears you and understands you. As someone who has always been too timid to speak my mind regarding se**ual desires, this was the help I needed…someone who understood me and could help my husband understand me as well. My husband and I both felt extremely comfortable being vulnerable and honest with Tari. It gave us a safe space to share things that we’d been unable to express for years. Tari is genuine. He truly does want to help everyone in the room and it shows in his sessions. He’s honest and straightforward with his advice. He’s empathetic to what everyone is going through and feeling. His voice and demeanor are so soothing that you feel yourself opening up about s** without hesitation, even for someone shy like me. My husband and I would walk out of each session truly seeing each other. Our s** life has been altered in a way that I’m not fully able to condense down to a few words. I can say that there’s depth to it, eagerness, and an openness to learn about each other that wasn’t present before. Something major has shifted since seeing Tari and focusing in on our s** life in a positive and open way. For that, I’m so grateful to Tari.

    B S
  • I’m 21 years old and though I’ve known for a while that I could benefit from intimacy coaching, I didn’t truly start considering it until a few months ago. My sister met Tari through an acro-yoga class she took from him and recommend I reach out to him. I had no idea what to expect going into this and before my first meeting with him I began convincing myself that this was unnecessary and I should simply cancel, I listened to a few episodes of his podcasts and did a deep dive into his website and while he seemed very knowledgeable in his profession, I still had my doubts. I showed up to his office a bit skeptical but determined to get the most out of the experience, and Tari truly delivered. I’m not good at taking about my emotions, intimacy or anything that will put me in a position of vulnerability, however Tari was incredibly patient while I gathered my nerves to open up to him. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who can create an environment that feels safe, comfortable, and non judgmental quite like he does; his calming presence goes past a professional skill, it’s clear that he fully embodies his teachings and has connected to his authentic self. We talked for a lot longer than I thought we would, he knew how to guide the conversation when I felt stuck or unsure how to proceed and many times seemed to pluck from my mind the very words I was struggling to vocalize. We went through some exercises and by the end of the one session I felt like we’d covered multiple sessions worth of work. I left his office feeling much more at peace with myself regarding intimacy and while not everything we covered was completely new to me, it was immensely helpful going over it and having him validate certain points. I have decided that for now the one session will be enough for me but I am beyond grateful that I went to him and will definitely be reaching out and seeing him again in the future with more questions or help. To say that Tari is competent in what he does feels like an understatement, he was clearly born to do this work and it was a true pleasure meeting him.

    Sofia Sanchez

Estes Therapy San Diego

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Estes Therapy in San Diego is a leading provider of individual, couples, premarital, and LGBT counseling. The team prides itself on offering not only a safe and comfortable space for addressing relationship issues, but also expert guidance and strategies for long-term solutions. The counseling services are informed by research-based approaches like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The Estes Therapy team treats therapy as a collaborative and efficient process, aiming to deliver lasting results. Their offerings include in-person and virtual sessions, allowing greater flexibility for their clients.

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Reviews

  • Lauryn is an incredible therapist who works wonders with both college students and couples. Her compassionate, knowledgeable, and supportive approach truly makes a difference. Whether you're striving to balance the challenges of university life or to strengthen your relationship, Lauryn is the professional you need. She had a profound, positive impact on my life, and I'm genuinely thankful for her guidance and insight. I wholeheartedly recommend Lauryn to anyone seeking therapy.

    Josie Goodrich
  • Lauryn is an outstanding couples therapist. Her approach combines professionalism, empathy, and wisdom. She creates a safe, understanding space for couples to explore their challenges. Lauryn's commitment to helping couples thrive is unwavering. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a couples therapist.

    Thomas Warren
  • I highly recommend Erin for therapeutic services! She is a dedicated, empathetic, and passionate therapist with whom I've had the privilege of working alongside with. I have witnessed her ability in establishing a genuine rapport with her clients, fostering a secure and open environment. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Erin integrates diverse methods and techniques, including music and kinesthetic approaches, to allow clients to express themselves. Her commitment to client well-being is commendable. I wholeheartedly recommend Erin!

    Jenny Seradilla

Sarah Ruggera, LMFT

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Sarah Ruggera, LMFT specializes in marriage and couples counseling, addressing core issues like relationship validation and the difficult 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' question. A leading therapist in San Diego, she offers a unique 'Moving Forward' approach that sets explicit goals to correct problems in the relationship, providing an objective space for interaction. This direct but sensitive method affords couples exceptional strategies and tools, aiming to stabilize the relationship and increase happiness and contentment. The therapy is designed to be short-term yet effective, helping couples get what they want and need from their relationship.

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Reviews

  • I have worked with Sarah on and off for the past 8 years dealing with my marriage and post marriage. Sarah has been able to help me navigate my thoughts and feelings throughout the various stages of my married and unmarried life. Above all, Sarah is an effective communicator who gives you tangible tasks to do to help you improve and to ulitimately help you grow in multiple phases of your life. I would definitely recommend Sarah if you are struggling to find your purpose or identify in your marriage. She is a great listerner and is truly cares for each client she has.

    jeffrey king
  • My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years and a couple of years ago we figured out he has Asperger's. Sara is SO effective working with us as a neuro-diverse couple! Our marriage is saved and I give her a lot of credit for helping us. She has a deep understanding and a huge toolbox of tools. So grateful.

    b.j. schmitt
  • I have been seeing Sarah on and off for the past two years and recently, on a more regular basis. Sarah is always willing to work with you and around your schedule and provides honest and genuine feedback. I have seen a handful of other therapists in San Diego but none have given me practical tips and exercises to work on in between sessions as Sarah has. She has helped me with a number of situations I have found difficult to sort out on my own, with patience and compassion. She is easy to open up to and helps you work through your own thoughts in a kind and non-judgmental way. Her advice is helping me gain a better understanding of myself my behaviors. Teamed with practical tips on how to change these behaviors I am becoming a more solid and confident person. I would highly recommend Sarah if you are looking to improve yourself and/or your relationships.

    Sally A

San Diego Couples & Family Therapy

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San Diego Couples & Family Therapy offers personal and comprehensive support for couples and families, helping them develop effective strategies to overcome life challenges. Specializing in couples' therapy, pre-marital counseling, family counseling, and bicultural relationship counseling, this service offers individualized plans to manage and overcome deep personal and relational problems. Their approach includes teaching relational skills to resolve conflicts, handle emotions wisely, and build relationships on realistic expectations. People struggling with anxiety and depression can also find professional help to soothe themselves, problem solve, and master their anxiety.

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Reviews

  • Dr. Baya is an amazing therapist. Both for relationships and for self help. I’ve been going to her for two years now and will continue to do long as she practices.

    Jackson Bolado
  • Dr. Baya Mebarek is an exceptional therapist who has helped my wife and me rediscover our marriage's love. When we first came to her, we struggled with communication issues, and it seemed like we were constantly at odds with each other. Dr. Mebarek was incredibly patient and understanding, creating a safe space to express our feelings and concerns without fear of judgment. Dr. Mebarek gave us practical tools and techniques to improve communication and deepen our connection. She helped us see that our differences were not weaknesses but strengths that complemented each other. Through her guidance, we understood each other's needs and perspectives better, which brought us closer together. One of the most significant changes we experienced was learning how to listen actively to each other. Dr. Mebarek taught us how to communicate more effectively by paraphrasing and validating each other's feelings, which helped us to avoid misunderstandings and arguments. We are so grateful to Dr. Mebarek for helping us to save our marriage. She is a knowledgeable, compassionate, and insightful therapist who truly cares about her client's well-being. Thanks to her guidance, we now have a stronger and more loving relationship than ever before. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking to improve their relationship.

    Dennis chevere
  • I have collegially associated with Dr. Baya Mebarek for over two years. During this time she has demonstrated a keen sense of intuitive insight, a highly-ethical regard for her profession, and genuine regard for those she serves. Dr. Mebarek is gentle and strong. She understands people and knows how to help them find and live their best life. I am confident that she does and will provide incredible care to those she serves, and will build and hold trust and therapeutic alliance, and will safeguard clients' entrusted and protected confidential information.

    Ron Stark
Ally App

Ally couples app

Elevate your relationship with Ally, the app where love and technology merge to help you and your partner connect more deeply. Ally guides you through personalized exercises and engaging discussions to enrich your communication and intimacy. Discover each other's dreams, laugh over light-hearted quizzes, and strengthen your bond in just a few taps. It's couple's therapy, redefined, and made accessible anytime, anywhere.

  • 🌟 Common Challenges, Custom Solutions

  • 🔬 Rooted in science

  • 📊 Personalized Insights

  • 💪 Proven Results

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