Couples Institute Counseling


Couples Institute Counseling


Physical Location
3705 Haven Ave, Ste 119
Menlo Park CA 94025
United States of America


Our group of expert therapists specializes in counseling services for couples and individuals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and online. We help couples overcome difficulties and evolve as individuals and as a team; increasing understanding and love.

The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy explains normal and natural stages and struggles that growing couples encounter. The model provides a structure for couples therapy by identifying the developmental tasks, developmental stalemates, diagnosis and specific treatment interventions for each stage of development.

When Ellyn and Pete’s first book, “In Quest of the Mythical Mate” was first published in 1988, the theory of couples going through stages with predictable challenges and opportunities for growth was a new one. Since then it has been widely accepted, and the Bader-Pearson Developmental Model continues to grow and incorporate new depths of understanding.

Practitioner Education & Credentials

Degree Title: Varies by Clinician
Institution: Varies by Clinician
Year Degree Earned or Expected: 1985

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Practitioner Type
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Couple
  • Distance/Video Treatment
  • Group
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Affairs
  • Family Problems
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marriage
  • Pre-Marriage
  • Relationship Issues
  • Step-Families
Client Demographics Ethnicity
Adults, Couples
Languages spoken in addition to English