Karen (Kyle) McMahan, MFT

San Francisco Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in San Francisco

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Couple Therapy and Marriage Counseling in San Francisco

I provide cutting edge Couples Therapy and Depth Psychotherapy for overcoming mood issues, emotional challenges and difficulties in relationships. If you are having problems with anxiety, depression, or problems in in your relationships, I can help!

Finding the right therapist is not easy and sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right fit. I invite you to explore my website or call me at 415-713-9519 for a free consultation.

We all have the desire to improve our emotional and mental wellness. However, our determination for optimal health gets stuck or shadowed by feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, depression and relationship complications. We can work together to develop tools to overcome these patterns and promote long lasting change.

  Specialty Areas:

  • Marriage and Couples Issues
  • Pre-Marital Preparation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Loss
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Infidelity

Therapeutic Approach

My approach is engaging, warm, and attentive.  I use emotionally focused therapy and attachment theory as a lens to help heal issues in couples and individuals.  I also focus on each person’s inner relationship with themselves and the therapeutic relationship that comes forward in our work together.  Meeting and overcoming challenges in your relationships with compassion and understanding is an essential part of the path to living a full, more authentic life. Here are some modalities that inform my approach:

EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy):  A highly effective form of therapy that focuses on emotions and attachment   needs.  The goal is to help clients identify, explore, experience, make sense of, and manage their emotional experience.

AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) for Couples:  The goal is to restore access each person in the     couple’s full ranges of emotions that play a powerful role in one’s relationships.

Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy:  Significant events that happened in past relationships with important people in our lives tend to find its way into our current relationships, including the relationship between you and your significant other; and also between client and therapist. Understanding and becoming aware of the influences of past relationship can significantly improve unhealthy patterns in your current relationships.


  Please call 415-713-9519 to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation or email me at   kyle@sanfranciscomarriagecenter.com to set up an appointment.

  All appointments located at The San Francisco Marriage and Couples Center 254 Church Street @ Market St.