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Our East Bay, Berkeley, Walnut Creek area therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy, couple therapy & marriage counseling.

At our East Bay, Berkeley, Walnut Creek area therapy office, licensed therapists help people find healthy ways to target and resolve life issues. Whether through individual counseling, marriage counseling or couples therapy, our East Bay, Berkeley, Walnut Creek therapists can help you figure out how to move forward and make better choices in your life.

Many individuals struggle with depression, anxiety, painful relationships or just find themselves in uncomfortable situations that keep happening over and over. We help individuals understand their choices and uncover strategies that will effectively change their life for the better. Individual therapy can often be someone’s first experience feeling safe enough to really uncover the root issues and develop the skills to make healthy changes.

Couples often find couples counseling to be the last house on the block. After failed attempts to get your needs met in a relationship, going to therapy can be an effective way to find connection and happiness in your relationship. An experienced therapist can help couples develop a better understanding for each other. When clients finally understand each other they will often begin to treat each other respectfully and more lovingly. We offer the communication tools and skills that help couples create relationship strategies that work.

We offer a solution focused approach, and all of our therapists are committed to furthering their expertise through ongoing education.

Lana Theimer, MFT
Lana’s mission and passion in life is to help individuals and couples to move beyond dysfunction in relationships, to heal and to create fulfilling relationships. She enjoys educating clients regarding gender differences and routinely sees client relationships transform as a result of knowing and accepting these differences. Lana understands the importance of providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for her clients to explore their challenges in a way that reduces distress and emphasizes strengths, possibilities and mastery. She believes that each person and each relationship is unique and she is recognized for her ability to join with the individual reality of each person, carefully building an understanding of his/hers experience.

Lana Theimer has been in practice as a psychotherapist providing individual and couples counseling in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 15 years.

Individual Therapy – $155 per session
Couples Counseling – $185 per session

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My name is Sevin Philips. I’m the founder of the Relationship Counseling Center in East Bay, Berkeley, Rockridge area. We’re located in Berkeley. We specialize in relationships. We understand that relationships are very profound. It brings us so much joy and so much happiness when things are going well, and as many of us know, when things break down, it’s sometimes the most difficult time of our life.

We create an environment where you can come in, and with our help, we slow things down, creating an environment where there’s no judgment and no blame, and be able to have a deeper understanding of what’s really going on between you two. With this clarity, clients often find they can make healthy decisions in their relationship. Of course we provide tools along the way to help you out.

All of our therapists are not only licensed and have a lot of advanced training in relationship counseling, we also are old enough and have enough life experience to back that up. It’s important for you to know that. We have a very interactive exchange. We give direct feedback about your relationship. We’re not just listening. We’re actively helping you make new decisions. We provide communication skills, which is great. We teach these tools in session, and of course we want you to use them at home in the real world where it counts.

In addition, we create relationship goals with your help. What’s really neat about that is you can track how you’re doing in your counseling because you have those goals. In addition, you’ll know when it’s time to end therapy because you will have achieved your goals.

People come to us at all phases of relationship. Sometimes people want to come in when they’re dating. They want to make new and healthy decisions and be more discerning when finding a life partner. Sometimes people come in by themselves when they’re already in a relationship. It can be really great to have a third party help you get clear about how you’re doing in the relationship and what you might need to do to improve yourself or the relationship. In addition, of course we specialize in couple’s therapy or marriage counseling. You can come in anytime.

The first step is to give me a call. I can answer questions for you, and if everything feels good, I’ll have the therapist call you immediately. You can talk to them on the phone and they’ll tell you all the times they have available, both day and night, so you can come in as soon as possible. You might tell them a little bit about why you’re coming in. It’s a great way to get to know them as a first step.

If you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of articles and videos on this website. They’re free. Please use them. You might find a relationship issue that relates to what’s going on in your life right now, and you can apply some of the strategies I give you on those videos. It’s also a great way to get to know us and what kind of therapists we are and what kind of suggestions we provide.

If you have any out-of-network coverage through work, you should check that out. If you do, we can give you an invoice and you may be able to get reimbursed. You might also have some flex spending or health savings accounts through work. In addition, clients sometimes use those to help pay for therapy.
I am here to help, so please give me a call. Thank you.


Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

East Bay, Berkeley, Walnut Creek Area Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
39 Quail Ct #305
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Relationship Counseling Center
5625 College Ave #208
Oakland, CA 94618

Phone: (510) 735-8727

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User Reviews

Contrary to popular belief, my hubby and I don’t have a perfect marriage, but who does, right? There were/are several issues we needed/need assistance with; one of which was/is a nagging problem for quite some time. We’ve had several sessions with him and every time our sessions ended I felt some breakthrough had occurred, no

Karen B. March 11, 2015

Trying to find good couples counseling can be a daunting task.  Our relationship is important to us so we don’t just want your average run of the mill therapist.  I stumbled onto the Relationship Counseling Center website and found a large selection of videos about relationships issues, many where spot on for our relationship.  I

Gary P. April 5, 2015

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