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Reinvent your most important relationship.

Dr. Harry Motro
PsyD, Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C.

 License #53452

Working with a COUPLES SPECIALIST gives you the BEST CHANCE to heal your relationship.

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”


My practice is completely focused on serving couples. Working with couples can be challenging when compared to individual counseling. Don't settle for a therapist who helps couples on the side. By only working with couples, I believe that I am better equipped to help you. 


My #1 sub-specialty is walk with couples through a structured AFFAIR RECOVERY PROCESS.


Because infidelity profoundly damages the trust at the center of a couple’s connection, we will rebuild the relationship so you have a new foundation that is rooted in a completely new understanding of yourselves. All the while, you will need a safe, non-judgmental place to process the anger, sadness, guilt, shame and blame, among so many other swirling emotions.


With hard work and humility, you will find a path to a new understanding of the affair, and to grieving and healing together.


My #2 sub-specialty is helping NEURODIVERSE COUPLES learn how to stop blaming each other and, instead, discover new ways to consistently connect with each other.

This requires a deep understanding and appreciation of Asperger's and a specialized approach when engaging with the couple. Working with neurodiverse couples is a meaningful part of my practice that I truly enjoy because the relief from hopelessness can be so powerful.


I have received specialized training in couples therapy as part of my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and Master's in Counseling Psychology (MA). I am also licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and teach marriage therapy to graduate students as an Adjunct Professor.


In order to improve in any area in life, it is important to have the basic skills and to know the fundamentals. Most couples think that this doesn't apply to relationships but, actually, it can make a huge difference. 

I have developed a Couples Content Library which is full of exercises for couples that will help you master the fundamentals of healthy  relationships. You will be trained on tools that apply to your situation. Also, you will have access to the entire suite of tools to use at your convenience, even after we have ended therapy together. 


Many therapists work with you in their office and then just hope you can "REMEMBER" the experience. With me, after each session, you will walk out of my office with clearly explained tasks to attempt at home.

In fact, you will do far more work between sessions than during sessions. This way you can find out what really works in your real life. Couples tell me that this makes a difference in maintaining their progress over years, not just for a few months while in therapy. 


I use scientifically-validated psychotherapy techniques for couples which have been proven effective through decades of research with thousands of couples. My core approach is built on Emotion-Focused Therapy-EFT with components of Gottman Method and Imago Therapy added in when it is helpful.


There are no guarantees but having an experienced couples therapist applying an evidence-based approach gives you a realistic chance to reach your goals.


I am often the third or fourth couples counselor for a couple because I take on "tough" cases that have been difficult for other therapists.


In these situations, I work hard to create a safe healing environment so we can productively deal with extremely challenging situations. In fact, the tougher the situation, the more tenderness is needed. 


Some of the difficult cases included:


I believe that all people, no matter what they believe, are worthy of love and respect. Because of this, I promise to fully accept you exactly as you are, expecting to see both amazing strengths and glaring imperfections.


Bringing your spiritual journey into therapy is COMPLETELY your choice. My aim is to serve you as a trustworthy resource for professional care whether you have a faith background or not.


Being married for 36 years and having raised children to adulthood, I have certainly made my fair share of mistakes and have learned how to turn that into growth. My work with you is built upon decades of real life experience, not just textbook knowledge.

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Dr. Harry Motro is part of the Couples Recovery Center which provides specialized couples counseling and includes the following professionals:


If you are interested in joining our team, apply here.

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255.  If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Dr. Motro does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.


Dr. Harry Motro, Marriage Counselor, is an employee of Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., (a Professional Corporation), which does business as the Couples Recovery Center. Dr. Motro practices at 3880 South Bascom Drive, Suite 216, San Jose, CA,95124, is Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist MFC 53452 and authorized to act as a Psychotherapist providing Psychotherapy. He specializes in Couples Counseling. In addition to dealing with couples and relationship issues, Dr. Motro is trained to treat anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bi-polar, ADHD, Asperger's, sex difficulties, anger regulation issues, affair fallout, divorce recovery, self-esteem, addiction, co-dependency, trauma, abuse, eating disorders, and managing grief and loss. These issues often arise in couples counseling and will be dealt with as part of your therapy. If you search for counseling San Jose, marriage counselor San Jose, couples counselor San Jose, psychotherapy San Jose, psychotherapist San Jose, therapist San Jose, counselor San Jose, couples therapist San Jose, couples counselor San Jose, marriage therapy San Jose, life coach San Jose, career coach San Jose, executive coach San Jose, you can find Dr. Harry Motro's web site. In addition to serving San Jose, Harry serves clients in Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Willow Glen, Milpitas, Mountain View, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Scotts Valley, Felton, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Fremont, Los Altos, and Gilroy, California. Dr. Motro also provides  Mountain Bike Therapy. The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic relationship.

Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., www.harrymotro.com, harrymotro@gmail.com, 408 823 2822.

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