Psychotherapy and Consultation Berkeley and San Francisco

Couples and Relationships Counseling:

Wanting to create lasting change in their relationships.

Interpersonal relationships can be great sources of strength, but can also be great sources of stress. We all share a fundamental need for closeness and security, but very few of us had great models for how to develop and sustain relationships with others, let alone how to deal with the inevitable conflicts that arise in those relationships. I am skilled, knowledgeable and experienced at helping people learn how to resolve conflicts and strengthen their relationships.

I work with both same and opposite sex couples and provide counseling for non-romantic relationships, such as those between siblings, parents and their children, roommates, collegues, etc. Couples/Relationship counseling can help you and your spouse/partner/significant other at any stage in your relationship: I choose to use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples because it is effective, well researched and empirically sound. A recent study of EFT found that approximately 70% of couples recovered from relationship distress and 90% of couples improved significantly. EFT has been shown to positively impact depression, intimacy and trust in couples.

(Johnson, S., Hunsley, J., Greenberg, L. & Schindler, D. (1999). Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (A meta-analysis). Journal of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 6,67-79.)

Other Specialities:
Counseling Career & Life Transitions | Gay & Lesbian Counseling | Drugs & Alcohol Counseling | Trauma & EMDR | Adolescent/Teen Counseling

John Wiskind, LCSW, MPH | CA License: LCS22185
Phone: (510) 292-9090 | Email:

538 Hayes St., S.F., CA 94102 | 3036 Regent St., Berkeley, CA 94705

John Wiskind provides counseling in Hayes Valley, San Francisco and Berkeley, California. His specialties include Couples/Relationship Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Use and Addiction, Trauma and EMDR, Gay and Lesbian Issues and work with Adolescents and Families. His offices are accessible to highways 580, 880, 24, 80, 101, Ashby BART, Civic Center BART, MUNI, AC Transit, and close to Oakland, El Cerrito, Albany, Downtown San Francisco, Civic Center, Mission, Castro, Haight and Noe Valley.