Often it is through our closest relationships that we experience life’s highest highs and our lowest lows. As humans connection is one of our primary needs...but that does not mean it is always easy. 


Are you experiencing conflicts that seem unsolvable? Has there been a breach of trust? Is there a major life transition happening such as a marriage, a birth of a child, a move, a new job, or a personal loss that is throwing your relationship off balance? Perhaps you want better communication, deeper connection, or a more fulfilling sex life. The pain caused by a lack of openness and connection in relationships can affect all areas of your life. Relationship therapy can help. 

I work with all genders, orientations, and relationship configurations.

Struggles that clients come to me with include:

  • Lack of intimacy and disconnection

  • Communication issues

  • Infidelity

  • Betrayal and rebuilding trust

  • Feeling like roommates not partners

  • Parenting concerns

  • Navigating life transitions

  • Desire discrepancies

  • Sexual issues

  • Pre-marital counseling

I work with partners in all kinds of consensual non-monogamy (CNM) configurations.  Whether you are considering opening your relationship or you have been in CNM relationships for a long time, I am here to support you in the unique challenges of your relationships. Often this work starts with clarifying your agreements and how you balance caring for each other with each of your own needs.



Ayala Kalisher

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT 115859

Supervised by

Sheila Addison, LMFT 49616

Employed by Margin to Center Consulting


154 Santa Clara Ave.
Suite 7
Oakland CA 94610 

Appointments: (707) 536-1043


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