Couples therapy in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, West Hollywood California 

Couples Therapy

When you’re ready to reconnect and start loving again.

When you’re ready to reconnect and start loving again.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy in Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, West Hollywood California 

Improve Your Communication

Heal From The Hurt

Rebuild Your Connection

“I don’t feel like you’re listening.”

One of the most common issues that couples face is poor communication. When couples struggle to effectively communicate with one another, it can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and an overall breakdown in the relationship. This can result in a lack of intimacy, including emotional and physical distance, and a lack of connection.

When couples struggle in their relationship, it can have a profound impact on their lives.
The 7 Most Common Struggles Couples Face…
We can help you develop new communication skills so you can build a stronger and more satisfying relationship.

Finding Serenity Therapy Services

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy can help you work through relationship challenges both individually and together. We recommend 10 sessions to start reconnecting with your partner.

How Our Couples Therapy Works

We Work Together

We get to know you and learn about your background before talking about where you are stalled. We understand your goals for therapy and the partnership.

We Work Individually

When it is suitable, we will have private and separate therapy sessions to discuss your concerns without having to worry about upsetting your partner.

We Grow Together

We continuously assess your development during each session to ensure you are both progressing toward your objectives.

Young couple with a new baby in the kitchen

How Couples Therapy Can Help Your Relationship

Strengthen Your Communication With Couples Therapy

One of the most common complaints between couples is, “they don’t listen”. This has reached epic proportions with the increased reliance on phones and their immediate ability to release dopamine for a quick-fix, feel-good opportunity.

We use five basic steps to help you get back on track with your partner:
  • 1

    Assessment: This includes understanding each person's needs, desires, and goals, as well as the way in which they express themselves and receive feedback.
  • 2

    Education: This will help each person understand the other's perspective and how they can work together to achieve a common goal.
  • 3

    Active Listening: This involves truly listening to what the other person is saying, rather than just waiting for a chance to speak. Active listening helps to build understanding and trust in the relationship.
  • 4

    Empathy: Develop empathy for each other's experiences and feelings. This will involve understanding each person's emotional state and how it affects their communication.
  • 5

    Conflict Resolution: This will involve learning effective communication skills and working towards understanding each other's needs and desires in order to resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive way.

Finding Serenity Therapy Services

Why Work With Us

We believe you have the power within you to make a change that will transform your life. When you can pinpoint the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you from moving forward, you will have taken the first step towards a type of freedom that feels incredibly empowering. At Finding Serenity Therapy we are ready to help you make the choices that will make a difference.

We Hear You

We provide a safe space for you to unpack and overcome your fears, negative self-talk, and traumas, focusing on positive ways to change your life for the better.

We Believe In You

Together we find specific tools and strategies to help get to the root of the issue. You will leave feeling like you can make meaningful change in your daily life that gives you freedom, choice, and empowerment.

We Guide You

Although listening is a big part of what we do, we don't stop there. We equip you with tools and strategies that you can implement right away to move towards lasting change.

Candace Young, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Owner of Finding Serenity Therapy Services leaning against a brick wall

Candace Young

Owner & Founder
Finding Serenity Therapy Services

Owner & Founder


Yes, we accept United Health, Optum, Cigna, MHN and Blue Shield. If you are with a different insurance company, we can check your out-of-network benefits to identify the expected reimbursement for private pay therapy.

We offer virtual therapy sessions from the location of your choice. Appointments are held on a secure video conferencing platform.

While it is ideal for both partners to be committed to the therapy process, progress can still be made even if only one partner is engaged. The therapist can work with the committed partner to improve communication, build healthy coping skills, and strengthen the relationship.
The length of time it takes to see results from therapy varies depending on the specific challenges of each couple. However, many couples report improvement after just a few sessions. With dedication and effort from both partners, it is possible to make significant progress in a relatively short amount of time.
The frequency of therapy sessions will depend on the specific needs of each couple. Some couples may need weekly sessions, while others may benefit from bi-weekly or monthly sessions. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best frequency for your needs.

You can click here to book a free consultation or here to book an appointment. If you have questions, please reach out to us using the form on our contact page or send us an email

How To Get Started

Contact Us

Learn more about our practice and determine if working together is the right decision for you during this free call.

Book An Appointment

If you’ve met with us before, or simply know you’re ready to proceed with therapy, book an appointment.



One of the most common questions we receive is, “Will therapy help my relationship?”. If you find yourself asking yourself this, the likely answer is “yes!”. Therapy can help couples identify and address the underlying issues causing conflict in their relationship. 

The longer answer is that there are going to be bumps along the way. Each person may be coming to the table with a different awareness of the issues in the relationship and usually both partners will be bringing a different perspective about the relationship history. With the help of a trained therapist, couples can develop new communication skills and strategies, improve emotional and physical intimacy, and work towards rebuilding a strong foundation.

How soon is too soon for therapy?

It’s never too early! It would be ideal if couples were able to start sessions before the get married or move in together but we know this isn’t always possible. On average, couples take two years of unrest to talk about coming to counseling. We encourage you to consider using therapy as way to head off communication issues that often get worse over time when left unaddressed.

Can therapy help to improve intimacy in a relationship?

There are often three underlying reasons for a lack of intimacy: emotional distance, physical distance, or a lack of emotional connection.

The common bond between the three is a breakdown of communication between partners. When couples are not communicating effectively, they can feel disconnected from one another and struggle to understand each other’s needs, desires, and feelings. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, and disappointment, which can add stress to what might already be challenging day for either of you.

When communication is lacking, partners may avoid discussing intimate topics or may struggle to express their desires and boundaries. This can lead to misunderstandings, miscommunication, and unmet expectations, which can further erode intimacy and may bring about feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, and low self-esteem, which show up in a lack of physical desire.

When couples are able to communicate effectively, they are better equipped to meet each other’s needs and maintain a strong emotional connection, which is essential for a fulfilling and intimate relationship

How can therapy help to rebuild trust in a relationship?

Trust is at the foundation of every relationship. When trust is broken, it can feel like what was once a place of stability or peace has been torn apart. A trained therapist can help couples explore the reasons why trust was broken and to work towards rebuilding that foundation in their relationship. This might include helping couples to understand each other’s needs, wants, and expectations, and to develop new strategies for improving their communication and connection.


Reconnect and start loving again.