People come into a relationship with their own histories, personalities, sensitivities, and styles of communication. Trouble with communication causes frustration, misunderstanding, feelings of being unsupported, a lack of trust, and a limited ability to problem-solve.

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I have helped hundreds of couples find new ways to speak to each other, hear each other, and respond to each other. It’s vital to understand the emotion behind your own words, and the emotions your words trigger in your partner.

Learn how to turn this around and become calm, clear, respectful and effective communicators.


Rachel Bernstein | Couples Therapy Encino CAAt the heart of every relationship is a connection that can be beautiful, and needs to be protected, appreciated and preserved. Life can sometimes get in the way, and difficulty with expressing your thoughts and feelings can also create challenges for that connection.

Learn how to give and receive affection, find a way to be fully present, try to understand your loved one without judgment, appreciate similarities as well as differences, support each other through difficult times, develop true intimacy, invite each other to feel safe and fully accepted, and find time to laugh and have fun.

Relevant Videos

Here are videos that highlight two of the many issues couples face.

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“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”Henry David Thoreau