Author: Karen Gless, Ph.D.
Hi, I am Dr. Karen Gless, PhD, MFT, RN, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC21423), and a Registered Nurse. Since 1985 I have had a successful practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA.. My focus is on brief therapy whenever possible. The basic values I follow in my therapy are being: Warm, Caring, and Effective Specialities: Relationship counseling Sexual problems Effective communication for couples Intimacy issues Lack of Sexual Desire Orgasmic Difficulties Sex Addiction Incest/Abuse Survivors Impotence Premature Ejaculation Depression therapy Anxiety therapy Stress therapy Services: Couples Therapy Marital Therapy Individual Therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Sex Therapy Hypnotherapy EFT As a marriage counselor in San Diego, I strive to help couples understand their relationship more deeply and fashion the tools they need to create healthy, happy, fulfilling relationships Happy couples feel fulfilled in their lives together. They say they experience intimacy, love and mutual sexual fulfillment and satisfaction. Because I see relationships as a natural crucible for growth, transformation and creativity, I have helped many couples understand their relationship in marriage counseling in new ways so that they can resolve their conflicts and grow together. If you are looking for a professional relationship therapist or sex therapist in San Diego, Ca., get in touch with me and I will be happy to help. History Established in 1985. Dr.Gless, Ph.D. has been in private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1985. For marriage counseling she with her husband developed Couples Emotional Process Therapy (CEPT) a relationship counseling system that combines the best in scientific research with practical experience. In counseling couples and helping them explore the potential of their relationship, Dr. Gless has worked to gain insights and fashion tools to help couples create a healthy, happy, fulfilling relationship. She uses trance work as a special way of unlocking individual and shared creativity. She has written many articles on counseling relationships, appeared on TV shows, given TV, radio and internet interviews and has even been quoted in Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Finding Intimacy

By Karen Gless, Ph.D. As a therapist, I can see that the nature of a couple’s union has changed over the last 20 years. Fewer couples feel the need to officially marry and women are in a more active and

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Princess Diana: The Death of True Love, The Birth of a New Love

By Karen Gless, Ph.D. Now that it is twenty years since the death of Princess Diana, I have been thinking about the meaning of those events. I cried as I watched the funeral. I had a deep inner sense that

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How to Deal with the Relationship Problem of Desire Differences

by Karen Gless, Ph.D. Do you and your partner have trouble agreeing on how often to have sex? This article will show you how to work out your sexual desire differences and discover sexual enhancement. Couples who come in for

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The Truth About Women’s Sexual Arousal: Baby, Where’s the Fire

By Dr. Karen  Gless, Ph.D. It’s amazing how many couples have problems with women’s sexual arousal. The man may feel he can’t get his partner turned on or the woman may feel like her libido has rolled over and died.

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Discover Winning Relationship Skills From Couples Counseling

By Karen J. Gless, Ph.D., MFT, RN   My patient Kathy sat on one side of me in tears, crying. On the other side sat her husband, Peter, with their newborn baby and he clearly wasn’t sure what to do. They

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Work it Out – with a Lot Less Pain

  By Karen Gless, Ph.D. When I first heard about the idea of routine and core issues, it didn’t seem that important. But when I used it in my relationship and in my practice, I got excited. It made tons

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The Best Present – on Valentine’s Day

By Karen Gless, Ph.D.   As Valentine day approaches, men especially are troubled by the question, “What shall I get my sweetheart?” I am reminded of an acquaintance of mine who bought his sweetheart an expensive diamond pendant on a

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How to Rock your Worlds

By Dr. Karen Gless, Ph.D. A while ago I received an email that started: “I have been in my relationship for 20 years. Now that my wife and I are retired I want to solve problems we have been having

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In Only One Session

Every couple has their own unique issues when they come into see me. But how couples treat each other is not unique. This is where I can help couples become relationship experts so they can discover how to have a

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Staying Sane during the Season

By Karen Gless, Ph.D. Sometimes there are just too many things on your plate and you’re not one of them. It is so hard to stop and take care of ourselves sometimes. It is too easy to get caught up

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