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Kelsey Urauchi, LMFT

Kelsey Urauchi is a dedicated and compassionate therapist 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 over five years experience working with couples, families, adolescents and Individuals. Make an appointment with Kelsey.

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Breanne Rising, AMFT

Breanne Rising is a therapist who values being authentic, nonjudgmental, and open-hearted. No topic is off limits! Her gentle yet direct communication style helps partners and individuals connect with their strengths and identify what’s really important to them. She works with partners to recognize and break out of old patterns to help them find their own voice and better communicate their goals, passions, and needs —within oneself and within ones relationships. She believes in the healing power of relationships and draws from relational theories, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Breanne understands our identities have a major impact on our experience in the world and is committed to holding a safe and affirming space for folks to take a closer look at challenging issues. Some of her identities are: queer, femme, white, parent and wife. Her experience highlights working with a range of clients, monogamous, nonmonagamous, LGBTQ folks, traditional and non traditional relationships and working with issues of grief, abuse, anxiety and learning difference. Make an appointment with Breanne.

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Mary Beth Reticker, MFT

Mary Beth is currently not taking new clients.

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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