Marriage Counseling in Orange County: What Makes it Different

Marriage counseling in Orange County, Newport Beach, and Irvine may sound like it’s unnecessary with the beautiful weather and opulent life style, but with all its glamour comes unique environmental stresses. The traffic, average commute time and high cost of living can create a large amount of stress in even the healthiest of relationships.

In Orange County the average commute time is 26 minutes, many homes have two working parents, and the cost of living is among the highest in the nation.  Its easy for a relationship to be effected by these outside stresses. Marriage counseling for Orange County couples is an excellent way to help relieve stress and promote healthy, long lasting relationships.

Marriage counseling helps strengthen the bond between couples — married or not — and helps them to gain a better understanding of each other. It  can provide an outlet for stress, improve communication and help improve the overall stability of a relationship.

Through marriage counseling you can:

  • Improve communication – feel heard, understood, and close to you partner
  • Resolve conflict
  • Increase passion in the relationship
  • Resolve issues regarding child-rearing
  • Learn how to blend families
  • Learn the delicate art of balancing your needs for autonomy and connection
  • Avoid the most common and corrosive relationship habits
  • Secure long term satisfaction in your relationship
  • Develop traditions of closeness & connection

Its important to remember that going to marriage counseling does not mean that your relationship is in poor condition or close to dissolution.  Marriage counseling can be good maintenance for a relationship, to keep environmental stresses at bay and keep communication open.

I offer marriage counseling in Orange County, CA for couples at any stage in their relationship. My psychodynamic-based approach provides a safe environment to open and honestly share thoughts and emotions. Through developing a positive, therapeutic relationship, together you can interpret what is going on, both in your life and in the session, creating a better awareness within your relationship.

If not now, when?

You don’t have to go through this alone. Seriously. Let’s get started.

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Chris B.5.0
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Kids are always hard and as a parent it's not always easy to see objectively what is really going on. Jennifer helped me talk through challenges/issues with my oldest son that were running through my head. In the end she provided me a solid perspective to build on and because of that I have been able to manage the situation much better. Easy conversation and very helpful.
Ravenna S.5.0
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Jennifer is such a wonderful and genuine therapist. She is extremely kind and understanding. She comprehends couple and mental health problems precisely. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is seeking help.
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Jennifer is such a wonderful and genuine therapist. She is extremely kind and understanding. She comprehends couple and mental health problems precisely. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is seeking help.
Timothy 5.0
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I have been seeing Jennifer De Francisco for about a year, and she has helped me so much with the unhappiness I thought would never go away. Jennifer’s compassion and empathy made me feel safe enough to open up and talk about the uncomfortable feelings I didn’t even know were causing my sadness. With Jennifer’s help, I am now aware of my negative thoughts. Instead of avoiding them, I can work through them. She has helped change my life.
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It was tough when we first started with Jennifer , but through difficult conversations and understanding some of the causes of how closed off we were to each other, we worked through it and are in a good place. The idea that we could break up is the furthest thing from my mind now, and going in to work on our relationship was the best thing to do. One of the things that really helped was that I felt Jennifer really cared that our relationship worked and that we improved things between us. I think that is rare, and always helped me not give up hope.
George S.5.0
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I know people hate to hear this, but relationships take work, especially with kids and stress. I would suggest relationship counseling for any married couple, even if it were just monthly or when things get tough. We continue to see Jennifer after our initial problem because it keeps us on track. Best of luck to all couples looking for help- Jennifer is a wonderful resource.