Couples Therapy - Stefanie Rosen - Westlake Village Therapist
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Couples Therapy

Feel happy in your marriage again

Westlake Village Marriage Counseling


Lots of things done by less-experienced marriage counselors are a waste of time.


Listen, I’ve been doing this for 20 years:


I’m just being honest.


You don’t need improved communication skills (because you’re not in a boardroom).


You don’t need help dividing up chore charts or learning some prescribed script to follow in every fight (because you’re not seven).


What you need is to feel connected again.


What you need is to speak up for yourself knowing you’ll be met and heard and loved.


What you need is a safe ship with a smart captain who makes sense of the chaos and conflict.


When I work with couples we go deep fast. You’ll stop seeing your partner as the “bad guy,” and you won’t let yourself feel like a victim for one more second. You’ll be back on an even playing field, the way it was when you first met, and that’s the place change happens.

Your marriage can be passionate again.





Your marriage can be your sanctuary, where you are most alive, most able to speak up and be yourself.


Even after betrayal, even after hard times, things can get good again. I’ve helped dozens of couples come through massive challenges stronger than before.


I know that calling for couples counseling is scary, and that you’re hoping maybe with a little more time things will magically get better on their own.


The hard reality of marriage is that this rarely happens.

Things tend to get worse over time until you take direct action on them and get help.


Therapy with a seasoned expert can save your marriage, bring back the spark, and create the strongest connection you’ve ever had.

You owe it to your family and yourself to find out how much better your relationship can be.


Let’s talk. I look forward to helping things get better and better.


Call Now (818) 292-0331


Couples Therapy in Westlake Village


Couples therapy is about defining meaning for each person. It’s about plunging beneath the events that bring a couple to therapy into the unique meaning each partner makes, usually without knowing it, of the conflict. It’s about helping each person to know and articulate their experience and feelings in the context of their early development and their current relationship.


Good couples counseling requires vigilance in not getting stuck only in the painful details of what has happened, because this will hold less and less importance as the process unfolds and sense is made of chaos and conflict. When it’s happening, it’s powerful. It doesn’t always mean people stay together, but it enables partners to really see and know each other, and themselves, in transformational ways.


I think people who are splitting up miss a huge opportunity for growth when they bypass therapy on the way to divorce court. I have a saying: Relationships are the laboratory of personal growth. Even if you doubt the relationship can last, or perhaps don’t want it to, spend some time in therapy, and use the relationship as a means of learning about who  you are. If you have children, this is critical.


When I finish therapy with a couple, they usually no longer see each other as “the bad guy.” They can see where they begin and end, and often for the first time, see their partners the same way. They understand how their unique system came together and operated in a way that made perfect sense, though it may not have brought perfect happiness. From this place, the relationship can begin anew.

Call me with questions

If you have any questions and would like to speak to me directly, please give me a call.

(818) 292-0331

Helpful Forms

If you’re a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.


Client Psychotherapy Intake Forms

Consent to Treat a Minor


If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:


Authorization to Disclose Information Form

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