Allegra Lucas, Couples Therapist in SF

A basic human need is to connect with others and one of the most difficult challenges we face in life is when we encounter distance and disconnection from the ones we hold most dear. The anxiety or fear of separation can be debilitating but does not mean all hope is lost. Couples counseling can be the beginning of a new and vibrant chapter between you and your partner.

In my work with couples I use emotionally focused therapy (EFT) techniques to address communication breakdowns, recovery from infidelity, trust building, boundary setting, codependency, emotional shut downs, blaming, interracial or cross cultural challenges, family planning, sex and intimacy issues. In my work with couples I assist the pair in understanding what their patterns are then intervene in the moment to facilitate alternatives that build closeness, connection and deepen intimacy.