Gal Szekely - Marriage/Couples Counselor, Divorce Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Sex Therapist - San Fransisco, CA
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Gal Szekely (MA,MFT)

Marriage/Couples Counselor

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Phone 415-938-6636

Fax: galszekely

We get it: You love your partner and you want to make your relationship work. And you don’t want to settle for less—you want a passionate, intimate, fulfilling connection!

But right now, amid the fights, the communication problems, the lack of intimacy, or the sexual disconnection, you’re both feeling discouraged, and you’re not sure what you can do to turn your relationship around.

When couples get together, no one hands you a recipe book for relationship success. We tend to think that relationships should be easy and come naturally—and we’re surprised when things don’t go so well.

But why would they? Having a relationship in which you’re passionate lovers, best friends, and a great team is no simple task.

Rest assured, you can have a loving, passionate, intimate relationship. It can also be easy and seamless. But let’s be honest—it usually takes some effort to get there.

The Couples Center is here to help you build the relationship you both want. We offer:

  • Relationship specialists: We help both individuals and couples improve their relationships.
  • Short-term results: Counseling doesn’t have to take years! We focus on short-term results based on the goals that you set.
  • Direct feedback: We offer interactive sessions in a warm, supportive environment, providing you with direct feedback so that you know what needs to be done to change things for the better.
  • Up-to-date knowledge: We’re current on relationship research and methodologies and regularly collaborate with each other on new ideas.

Contact one of our counselors in San Francisco, the East Bay (Berkeley & Oakland), or the South Bay (Palo Alto to San Jose) for help with:

Want more information before you commit? Get free access to 3 videos and an article on The Secrets of Successful Relationships.

But if you’re having a recurring issue with your partner that needs professional help, don’t wait until it’s too late; contact us today for a free consultation.

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

My passion for personal growth goes all the way back to my teen years, when a series of difficult personal experiences led me to wonder: What creates connection and relationship? What is our potential for success? I began a lifelong search for answers that brought me to meditation, philosophy, and therapeutic work that eventually led me to the woman who would become my wife.

Years later, when she and I were going through hard times, we decided to seek professional help and understand what it takes to build a successful marriage. That experience inspired me so much that I decided to leave a thriving career in high-tech marketing to become a marriage counselor, establish The Couples Center for couples therapy, and dedicate my work to helping couples create thriving relationships.

I know how hard it is to ask for support, and how frustrating it can be to feel like you’re not living the life you want. Let me know how I can help.

Gal Szekely

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Gal Szekely

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Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Gal Szekely

Quick Stats



Time in Practice:

6-10 years

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:

Divorce Coach

Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage Educator

Sex Therapist

I offer my services:

At my office

Via Skype

Via a webcam

I am fluent in:



Licence information:

Expiration 2/28/15
Number 50301

Articles by Gal Szekely

Is He Really Just A Friend? 5 Signs Of An Emotional Affair

Would your partner really be OK with this?


Beyond Sex: The Bigger (Erotic) Picture

The benefits of being erotic allow for a deeper and more meaningful experience all around.

Life Coach: What Buddha Taught Me About Love

What Buddha Taught Me About Life, Love And Happiness

How I learned to start listening to what my body, mind and soul were telling me.

Sex: How To Have A Hotter Sex Life

Are You Comfortable? 3 Reasons You May Not Be Enjoying Sex

Improving your sex life means focusing on more than just the physical.

Relationships: Cause Of Communication Problems In Relationships

Words Are Not Enough: The Real Cause Of Communication Problems

Not talking the way you used to? Find out why.

Gal Szekely

All Specialties

Body Language, Communication Problems, Conflict Management, Couples/Marital Issues, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Infertility, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Marriage, Midlife Crisis, Sexuality, Spiritual