​​Mindful Heart Counseling Center
Heart Centered Therapy 

Sessions Available In Person and Online

(805) 602-6845

You feel that your partner doesn't care about you or that you don't matter. 

You feel like you're growing apart and want to get the relationship back on track. 

It feels like your partner should know what you need after all of these years without you having to say so.

There has been an affair and you aren't sure what to do to heal the relationship. 

You have a good relationship but the stressors of life; kids, family, work, finances, moves or an illness have taken a toll.  You want to take time to prioritize the relationship and get back that closeness that you once had. 

All  Couples are Welcome

Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling

San Luis Obispo, CA

Love is a constant process of tuning in, connecting, missing

and misreading cues, disconnecting, repairing and finding

deeper connection.  It is a dance of meeting and parting and

finding each other again. Minute to minute and day to day. 

Dr. Sue Johnson

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or text

(805) 602-6845

or email


We teach couples Mindfulness Based Relationship Skills as a part of Couples Counseling  to help facilitate connection, kindness, compassion and forgiveness. 

These are simple techniques that can help transform conflict into connection and bring  more clarity, love, happiness into your relationship.  We also teach mindfulness mediation to those couples that are interested.

How do you use Mindfulness with Couples?


Couples Counseling can help with:

Repairing and rebuilding trust

Improving communication

Increasing intimacy and affection

Resolving past hurts and resentments

Resolving conflicts without heated arguments or going silent

Create a feeling of openness, emotional safety and love

  Research on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)* shows that over 70% of couples reported a complete absence of distress at the end of therapy and 90% reported significant improvement in  their relationship.

​You have the same arguments over and over without any lasting change

You feel like roommates

Sex and intimacy feel strained and like a chore

Past events continue to come up but remain unresolved

Do any of the following sound familiar?

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy does this by helping couples to:

  • Greatly improve communication
  • Learn how to have effective problem solving conversations
  • Strengthen their emotional and intimate connection
  • Repair and strengthen trust


When couples experience this type of emotional safety,

there begins to be more openness and flexibility in problem solving and communication

and couples experience a deep sense of trust and connection.