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Therapists

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Mary Beth Reticker, MFT

Mary Beth Reticker has been helping couples and individuals heal their relationships for over 20 years. Her goal is to help people improve their communication skills and have the closeness and love they want. Her style has been described as warm, empathic and insightful. She has heard from the couples she has worked with that her calming presence enables them to create a safe enough space to address difficult issues.

Mary Beth uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the method of couples therapy shown to help 7 out of 10 couples move from distress to closeness. She also draws on theories and approaches that focus on how interpersonal patterns affect a couple's capacity for intimacy. Mary Beth has co-created and co-led a 10-week writing group for people with HIV and has provided clinical training and supervision to therapists and trainees in the Bay Area for the past 10 years. Make an appointment with Mary Beth.

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Kelsey Urauchi, MFT, Intern

Kelsey Urauchi is a dedicated and compassionate therapist intern that believes in couples' capacity to turn toward each other in hardship, and lean into difficulty with curiosity and empathy. Kelsey strives to build effective, honest, and loving communication strategies so that couples can restore their sense of navigating life together as a powerful alliance. As a queer woman of color, Kelsey understands the importance of how intersecting identities can impact couples' interactions, and the joys and strains that culture/tradition can bring to relationships.

Clients have shared that they appreciate Kelsey's authentic and down-to-earth style, and that she challenges folks toward growth with warmth and kindness. She is committed to providing a safe space to explore the ways couples can find greater fulfillment and meaning in their relationships. Kelsey pulls from Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Internal Family Systems to inform treatment tailored to a couple's specific needs and strengths. Kelsey has five years experience working with couples, families, adolescents and Individuals. Make an appointment with Kelsey.

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