Dr. Karen Gless Welcome to the best in couples therapy!

Dr. Gless, a Licensed Marriage and Famly Therapist, has a Ph.D in psychology and specializes in couples counseling as well as Sex Therapy. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing gives her an understanding of sexual physiology. Along with specialized training in sex therapy, she has advanced education in hypnotherapy and is a certified hypnotherapist.

Therapy that gets to theheart of the matter

some startling facts.

Today about half of all marriages end in divorce and still more couples struggle in unfulfilling conflict-plagued relationships. Far too many couples feel unable to improve their relationship or are frustrated because they have no idea how to make things better.

  • Is the love going out of your relationship?
  • Is your sex life in trouble?
  • Are your arguments getting out of hand?
  • Are you becoming distant?
  • Has one of you had an affair?

End the turmoilend the suffering

The sad fact is that couples who come in for relationship counseling have been in emotional pain and turmoil for an average of six years. They only come in when the pain becomes too great and they are unable to handle the situation. It is important to recognize when your relationship is in trouble so you can get the help you need before it is too late.

That is why I wrote A Woman’s Guide to Happily Ever AfterLove doesn’t have to Hurt.  I want couples to know how to make their relationship divorce proof right now, not when it is too late.  Some couples can’t easily get to a therapist or can’t afford a therapist so I want them to know that my book is the perfect fit for them in order to navigate the relationship puzzle.

The warning signs of problems in a relationship include:

* Arguments that get out of control
* Sexual problems
* Poor communication
* Little or no affection or romance
* Feeling that your dreams and hopes have been stifled
* Lack of support for each other
* Feeling distant or disconnected from your partner
* Belligerence and emotional abuse
* Violence (physical abuse)
* Alcoholism, drug addiction


create the relationship that is right for the two of you.

you can learn to love again

Dr. Gless can show you how to handle your differences and have a rewarding relationship with modern marital and relationship counseling.

When you see these warning signs in your relationship, please do not wait to get help. But to get help, you need to reach out for help. The sooner you come in, the easier it is to get positive results.

There are even some couples who see me for premarital counseling so they can handle the challenges ahead.

Signs that your arguments are getting out of control

* Getting angry or upset easily
* One of you refusing to communicate during an argument
* One of you walking out of the room
* Feeling insulted or put down frequently
* On-going, emotionally painful conflicts about topics such as:
* Finances
* Children
* Sex
* In-laws
* Jealousy
* Household chores
* Beginning to have untouchable topics

Thanks to recent scientific discoveries about how to have a successful relationship, real help is now available to couples in trouble. Dr. Gless says “In my practice, I have applied and perfected these breakthrough techniques for guiding couples from frustration and constant conflict to renewed love and intimacy.” Dr. Gless calls her therapeutic system Couples Emotional Process Therapy (CEPT).

The wonderful result is that even couples who are in crisis and emotional pain are able to rekindle their love, manage their conflicts and face life together. Dr. Gless has focused these new counseling techniques and guides couples through an exciting process of discovering the possibilities and happiness inherent in their relationship.

The CEPT process begins with the two of you telling Dr. Gless about your relationship, your hopes and dreams as well as your problems in the initial interview. You also fill out questionnaires and tests that give you important information about your relationship and guide Dr. Gless in setting up the therapy that is right for you. Then you learn how to have a lifelong successful relationship and achieve your dreams.

Sex Therapy
In addition to working with couples who are experiencing trouble in their relationships, Dr. Gless also specializes in sex therapy. Most couples find that a loving relationship includes a mutually rewarding sexual relationship.


With Dr. Gless’s background in nursing, she is able to address the physical and hormonal causes of low desire and sexual problems as well as the emotional and relationship difficulties that can underlie sexual problems.

Dr. Gless works closely with physicians when necessary. When there are sexual problems, dealing with both sexual and relationship issues leads to satisfying, long-lasting results.

Couples Counseling in San Diego, CA

When you're in a relationship, it takes work because there will always be rough patches. By coming to Sex Therapy Doctor for couples counseling in San Diego, CA, you may be able to strengthen your relationship with that special person in your life.

An Unbiased Point of View

By having our counselor guide you through conflict resolution, you won't have to worry about someone taking sides. My goal is to help couples discuss their issues and learn how to deal with them in a healthy way. My practice was established in 1985, and I am fully licensed and insured for everything we do.

Don't let your differences in opinion and disagreements threaten your relationship. I'm here for couples counseling Tuesday through Thursday, 10am – 7pm, and we're conveniently located in San Diego. Let Sex Therapy Doctor help you reignite your feelings for your significant other by calling today. Call 858-264-6697


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