Karen Stewart Psy. D
424 272-8659

Santa Monica Office 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 320, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Beverly Hills Office 9777 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #507, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Couples therapy throughout Los Angeles

  • Do you feel you and your partner do not “hear” each other?
  • Do you feel resentment and anger have built to a place where you are not being as respectful?
  • Are you at a loss of how to talk to your partner about your needs and feel judged?
  • Do you miss having fun and connecting?

Being in a relationship is hard work. When “life” happens and issues are not addressed, we can allow them to pile up until we feel at a loss for how to even talk to our partners. We may feel judged, criticized, or angry for how we are being treated and scared where the relationship is heading. It is my goal to help couples reconnect in a more positive and respectful way so they may be able to listen, hear, and connect with the people they love.

Through my therapy I will help you calm your thinking, while sympathizing and empathizing with you. We will discuss the setbacks you are experiencing and how to improve the situation. I will guide you and advise you on the best way for you to deal with your experiences so they do not consume your life. Together, we will learn and practice how to let go and move on to achieve a much happier life and relationship. We will address the issues that both of you are feeling, how you arrived at this point where you are frustrated with each other and the relationship, and how we can bring you back to a happier place.

In conjunction with positive communication techniques, we will also explore where you ALL aspects of your relationship are currently. Is your bedroom suffering because of the conflicts you are having outside the bedroom? I am an expert at creating, rekindling, preserving the intimacy and passion in relationships. I help couples understand how a fulfilling sex life is an essential element to maintain a well-balanced and healthy life. A satisfying sex life could mean several things. My duty is simply to work with you and your partner to come up with your own unique solution.

I use powerful communication strategies and behavioral techniques to help couples release negative emotions that may block sexual desire, guilt and fears of intimacy and sexual inhibition. I will work with both partners to resolve both small and big issues they are facing. By using my techniques, I will help you achieve a more intimate, satisfying and passionate relationship. If necessary, I will help you regain any loss of respect that might have occurred through fights and outbursts.

Through my therapy I will help you calm your thinking, while sympathizing and empathizing with you. We will discuss the setbacks you are experiencing and how to improve the situation. I will guide you and advise you on the best way for you to deal with your experiences so they do not consume your life. Together, we will learn and practice how to let go and move on to achieve a much happier life.


Psychotherapy for couples and relationships:

  • Infidelity
  • Cheating
  • Lying
  • Divorce
  • Healthy mediation of breakups
  • Avoid blame game
  • Sexless marriage
  • Premarital counseling
  • Financial stress
  • Healthy communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intimacy building and rekindling intimacy and passion
  • Conflicting goals for future
  • Travel
  • Finances
  • Kids
  • Location
  • Separation
  • Life plans