relationship counseling

Marriage counseling is a type of relationship counseling, but it’s far from the only type. Relationships that can benefit from counseling do not even have to be romantic. Business partners, siblings, parent and child, and even best friends may benefit from relationship counseling. In today’s world, with all the choices available to us and all the stresses that affect our lives, maintaining healthy relationships can be a challenge.

People often find themselves in relationships that are in some way unhealthy. It may be harmful for the person to be in the relationship at all, or it may simply be that the dynamics of the relationship are unhealthy. I serve as an objective observer to help two people decide if it is healthy for them to remain in the relationship, and if it is, how they can correct behavior patterns that are no longer working. 

I will often carry out this work by encouraging each member of the relationship to talk about the feelings underlying their actions, and by asking the other person to listen and validate those feelings before sharing their own. As these skills improve, they will become better at recognizing the types of behaviors that draw them into a cycle of conflict. Eventually, they will able to short-circuit those counter-productive behavior cycles and replace them with positive ones.


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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.

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