At San Jose Counseling, our therapists provide couples counseling and marriage counseling to those in Sunnyvale, CA.  We believe everyone deserves to have a successful marriage, and that includes Sunnyvale, CA. We will equip you with the right tools to succeed in your marriage or relationship. Sunnyvale Ca is a gorgeous city in a prime location in silicon valley and close to our offices.

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There is plenty of material about how you can strengthen your marriage or relationship. Of course, communication is often one of the items on the top of the list. However, a successful marriage requires far more than just communication. Your core beliefs, values, and family background are impacting your marriage. If you have suffered trauma that is untreated, it can negatively impact your relationship.  When a spouse suffers from addictions or mental disorders, the weight of those problems can hurt the couple. It’s important not to let time pass by without addressing these issues. At San Jose Counseling, with marriage counseling or couples counseling, we are confident that we can provide you the skills and tools for to succeed.
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You can regain control of your marriage or relationship. You can fall in love again, and this time with greater intimacy, understanding and depth.  In marriage counseling or couples counseling, our counselors can help you identify the areas in your marriage that need work and help you maximize your strengths.

 

At San Jose Counseling, Invia A. Betjoseph, LMFT, CSAT is a specialized couple’s counselor. He is well known and respected in the Bay Area, including Sunnyvale, CA. He specializes in marriage and couples counseling, and has a gift for helping those where addictions, affairs, or other serious issues plague the relationship. Don’t let these or any other issues get the best of your relationship. It’s time to take the first step for couples counseling or marriage counseling.  Let us help you take your relationship and make it great.

 

If you would like to know more on how our couples counseling Sunnyvale and marriage counseling Sunnyvale services can help you contact us for more information.

You can have a successful marriage. At San Jose Counseling we assist our neighbors looking for couples and marriage counseling in Campbell Ca. Campbell ca  is just one of the many cities in santa clara county and it neighbors san jose.  The therapists at San Jose Counseling provide couples counseling and marriage counseling in san jose to many different couples. Some of our couples come in for maintenance and to learn a few techniques to spice up their marriage. To turn on the intimacy level. Others have difficult marriages or are in real trouble. Whatever your situation may be, we have couples counseling or marriage counseling services that will work for you.

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If you and your spouse are caught in a bad cycle, let us help you. Most couples argue about the same issues, in the same way, around the same time. It slowly chips away at the marriage. The love you had for your spouse seems to slip away. Instead, you may be so angry that you resent your spouse. With marriage counseling, we can equip you so that you can get out of this cycle. We will provide you practical tools to catch the cycle before it happens to change the dynamic in your relationship.

 

Reignite the passion of your marriage or relationship. Fall in love again, and this time with a deeper level of intimacy and understanding.  Couples who nurture their marriage have more long-lasting and satisfying relationships. Professional marriage counseling provides you the safe environment to find out what may really be going on in your marriage so you can save it.

 

Invia A. Betjoseph, LMFT, CSAT is a specialized couples and marriage counselor. He is respected in the greater Bay Area, including Campbell, CA. Invia has over two decades of work with marriage and couples counseling, and is an expert for helping those where addictions, affairs, or other serious issues plague the relationship. Prevent these issues from taking over your relationship. It’s time to take the first step for couples counseling or marriage counseling.  Together, we can make your relationship great.

 

If you would like to know more on how our couples counseling , couples therapy  and marriage counseling in Campbell Ca services can help you contact us for more information.

Although this is not the case for all sexual addicts, for many addicts their sexual addiction has its roots in trauma endured during their childhood.  According to Dr. Patrick Carnes in his book, “Contrary to Love” his research showed that 97% of sex addicts were emotionally abused, 72% were physically abused and 81% were sexually abused.

Therefore, treatment will entail fellowship in support groups (like 12-step meetings) and some form of counseling.  In relation to sexual addiction counseling, the addict has some options from which to choose such as: individual counseling, twelve step programs or support groups.  It is recommended that the addict pursues a combination of either individual sexual addiction counseling or group sexual addiction counseling in conjunction with a twelve step program.

So, once an individual decides to pursue sexual addiction counseling, what will therapy look like?

Sexual Addiction CounselingThe goal of sexual addiction counseling will not revolve around abolishing sex altogether, but rather, to find alternate ways to cope with stress, anxiety or emotional pain.  In other words, sexual addiction counseling will require the addict to learn to place sex in its proper context.

One of the first things accomplished in sexual addiction counseling is to understand the cycle of sexual addiction.  Here, the addict will get an understanding of short and long term events that have contributed to his stress and anxiety.

Next, the therapist will help the addict identify some possible triggers (people, places, things, thoughts, feelings and behaviors that make one feel anxious or stressed and want to act out).

Finally, due to the abuse in the addict’s family of origin, a majority of the sexual addiction counseling will entail grief work around the trauma and identifying cognitive distortions (errors we make in our thinking or thinking in extremes).

Where can I get help for Sexual Addiction Counseling?

San Jose Counseling, offers therapists who are certified in sex addiction therapy (CSAT) to provide you the best possible help for your sexual addiction counseling.  Only mental health professionals who are certified as CSATs have the knowledge and experience to diagnose sexual addiction and truly create a treatment plan for the addict’s sexual addiction counseling. You can also check our partners out at http://www.ffmediation.com/divorce-mediation.

At San Jose Counseling, Inc., you will have an opportunity to work with Invia Betjoseph, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).  As a therapist, Invia has over 15 years of experience in providing sexual addiction counseling in San Jose, and treating depression, anxiety, self-image, shame and guilt as well as a focus in couples who are experiencing emotional stress related to relationship conflict and extra-marital affairs.  He has extensive experience with “Every Man’s Battle,” a New Life organization dedicated to helping men deal with sexual addiction counseling and has worked for the Santa Clara County Mental Health as a suicide and crisis counselor.  Invia also has level I training in EMDR and is certified in Affect Centered Therapy providing trauma recovery for many of his clients.  Visit this site Invia offers a free consultation so you can decide if San Jose Counseling is right for your sexual addiction counseling at no-charge.

At San Jose Counseling, Invia or another one of our CSATs will start with a sexual addiction assessment.  The individual will be given the Sexual Dependence Inventory (SDI), which will indicate whether or not the person is dealing with a sexual addiction.  This assessment will enable the therapist o develop a deeper understanding of the individual and what he/she needs to start the sexual addiction counseling. The therapist will then have time to give his or her impression of the situation. Together, the individual and the therapist can agree to a sexual addiction counseling plan that will meet one’s needs and help reach recovery goals. Call San Jose Counseling today to schedule your free consultation with Invia or one of our other CSAT specialists to start your sexual addiction counseling today.

 

 

Who Will Benefit from Couples Counseling San Jose?

Any couple can benefit from couples counseling.  Often, couples who believe that their relationship warrants counseling, conclude that it is a bad sign and they should consider breaking-up.  This isn’t the case.  Many couples pursue couples counseling for positive reasons such as the desire to create healthy relationships or enhance communication skills. The length of couples counseling can vary.  Some couples might need a handful of sessions to put them on the right track. Others are in crisis and require more attention and work.  However, with the right therapist and effort from the couple, they can find hope for their relationship and solid-lasting love.

What Kinds of Problems are Addressed in Couples Counseling San Jose Ca?

couples counseling san jose caPeople seek therapy for a range of problems.  Every situation and couple is different. The aim is to help the couple gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner, and to decide if they need and want to make changes. If so, the therapist will help guide them to those needed changes.

Some of the common complaints we see at couples counseling San Jose Ca include:

Couples will pursue couples counseling not because their problems are unique, but because they are having difficulty resolving them in a health way. When problems are not resolved in a healthy, timely, manner, the consequences such as disappointment, bitterness and anger, escalate into more serious issues like resentment, hatred and rage.  This form of escalation can be avoided! Mediocrity and dysfunction can be aleviated if couples counseling is sought sooner than later, and as a result, a loving, lasting and life-giving relationship can be attained.

Is Couples Counseling Like Sex Therapy?

There is a difference between couples counseling and sex therapy. Couples counseling focuses on the relationship (emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial) while sex therapy deals more specifically with sexual dysfunction and or  challenges with sexual intimacy. They do interrelate. When a couple has other problems, such as trust issues as a result of infidelity, these issues impact the quality of their sex life as well as the emotional well being of the individual.  If that is happening, couples counseling will require a longer comittment and an assessment of whether a form of addiction is present.

What will the Therapist do in Couples Counseling?

At San Jose Counseling, Inc., you will have an opportunity to work with Invia Betjoseph, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Invia has over a 15 years of experience in couples counseling, sex addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, self-image, shame and guilt as well as a focus in couples who are experiencing emotional stress related to relationship conflict and extra-marital affairs.  A 20-minute consultation at no charge is available for couples who want to start working on their relationship issues.

Couples counseling will start with an assessment where each person will be asked about his or her relationship in the context of their history together and their individual relationships. This enables the therapist to develop a deeper understanding of the couple and what each needs to make his/her relationship better. The therapist will then have time to give his or her impression of the situation. Together, the couple can agree to a counseling plan (treatment plan) that will meet the needs of the relationship and help reach goals for healthy living. Call San Jose Counseling today to schedule your free consultation for couples counseling.

Should I see a Therapist?

That’s a great question. For many, it takes a lot of courage to even ask that question, or be brave enough to proactively search one out. You are making great steps towards your ultimate health.  And yes, one can definitely benefit from seeing a therapist!

It is definitely a misnomer that seeing a therapist in San Jose Ca or your local area is only reserved for those who are mentally challenged.  The truth is that everyone can benefit from therapy or counseling.  One can see a therapist for “maintenance,” to make sure things are going well, or one can pursue the help of a therapist for serious life challenges, such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, and overcoming sexual addictions or other compulsive behaviors.

The above two reasons are the oposite ends of a spectrum of reasons, so the reader might fall in a category somewhere in between.  Whatever the reason is that leads an individual to seek a therapist, when he/she meets with a therapist at San Jose Counseling, the therapist will help that individual discover the best ways to use the therapy session, so that he/she is empowered in becoming the best version of him/herself!

If the following results are congruent with the reader’s goals, then it would behoove him/her to seek a therapist at our San Jose Counseling office:

Life, as you know it, does not need to remain mediocre or stagnant.  Change can start as soon as the first session.

What are the Qualifications for a Therapist?

To provide therapy, the therapist will usually be licensed by a state organization such as the American Psyhological Association (APA) or the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) which licenses many marriage and family therapists (MFT) in the state of California.  These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees.  The therapist will have gained a theoretical and practical approach to professional counseling with individuals, couples, and families from his/her university. Often, the therapist will also have studied law & ethics, sexuality and domestic violence.  For a divorce mediation services visit our partners at the previous link, or click here. The academic program can take two to four years to complete, and in order to be licensed as an MFT in California, the therapist must complete 3,000 supervised clinical hours and pass two state exams.

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Who will I see at San Jose Counseling, Inc. for Therapy?

At San Jose Counseling, Inc., you will have an opportunity to work with Invia Betjoseph, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Invia has over a 15 years of experience in couples counseling, sex addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, self-image, shame and guilt as well as a focus in couples who are experiencing emotional stress related to relationship conflict and extra-marital affairs.  A 20-minute consultation at no charge is available for individuals or couples who want to start working on their psychological issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Marriage Counseling San Jose?

marriage counseling san jose caPsychotherapy takes many forms: individual, group, family and couples.  Marriage counseling San Jose, or couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.  A wide range of couples can benefit from marriage counseling. Some couples come to counseling for maintenance – their relationship is good, but there’s room for improvement. Others come to marriage counseling because their marriage is in real trouble as a result of some crisis, and the couple is facing the very real threat of divorce.  Although these two scenarios are extremes, there are many couples whose situation falls somewhere in between.

Why Should We Attend Marriage Counseling San Jose?

Through marriage counseling San Jose, you can make thoughtful decisions about improving your relationship and/or finding a healthier way to assert your needs.

Marriage counseling can help couples:

1)     Enhance their communication skills

2)     Become aware of unspoken expectations

3)     Uncover family of origin issues that might be affecting the relationship

4)     Understand one another’s needs better, including emotional, financial and physical

5)     Improve their sex life

6)     Deepen their marital bond

7)     Provide stability for their children

8)     Create a healthy blended family

Marriage counseling San Jose can also help couples that plan to get married. This pre-marital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.

There are times when marriage counseling is not possible, because one partner will not want to attend marriage counseling.  Although, marriage counseling requires the presence of both partners, sometimes that reality is not an option just yet. In case you are looking into a divorce mediator go visit our friends at FFMediation.com.   The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.  Having said that, some counseling is better than none.  Working with at least one spouse or partner can lead to significant improvements in the marriage or relationship even when the other spouse or partner is absent or is resistant to marriage counseling.

Who treats Marriage Counseling?:

Although marriage counseling is provided by many types of counseling professionals such as psychologists and social workers, marriage counseling is most commonly practiced by licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT). These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees and are licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

At San Jose Counseling, Inc., you will have an opportunity to work with Invia Betjoseph, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Invia has over a 15 years of experience in couples counseling, sex addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, self-image, shame and guilt as well as a focus in couples who are experiencing emotional stress related to relationship conflict and extra-marital affairs.  A 20-minute consultation at no charge is available for couples who want to start working on their relationship issues.

Marriage counseling will start with an assessment where each person will be asked about his or her relationship in the context of their history together and their individual relationships. This enables the therapist to develop a deeper understanding of the couple and what each needs to make his/her relationship better. The therapist will then have time to give his or her impression of the situation. Together, the couple can agree to a counseling plan (treatment plan) that will meet the needs of the relationship and help reach goals for healthy living. Call San Jose Counseling today to schedule your free consultation for marriage counseling.

Dr. Invia A. Betjoseph is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 44618. 

As a Psychotherapist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, he provides Psychotherapy, or Counseling and Sex Addiction Treatment for Sexual Addiction and Pornography or Porn Addiction.

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