Mindful Heart Counseling Center

Therapy for Adults & Couples

641 Higuera Street #202

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  Services also available ONLINE

(805) 835-1222 (call or text)


Relationship/Marriage Counseling for Couples

I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, or EFT, a well-researched and proven effective treatment for couples counseling.  

In my work with EFT,  I have seen couples move  through very challenging issues,  greatly improve communication, repair trust and come out stronger than ever.

This practice is inclusive and welcoming to all individuals and couples

Mindful Heart Counseling Center serves the online community, as well as communities in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila beach, Baywood park, Buellton, Cambria, Camp Roberts, Cayucos, Creston, Grover reach, Guadalupe, Harmony, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, Orcutt, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Shell Beach, Solvang and Templeton.  Services offered by Denan Burke, LMFT, include marriage counseling, relationship therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), counseling for affairs and cheating, as well as help with dating, love and communication, Individual counseling for anxiety, stress, depression and relationship difficulties, mindfulness skills, meditation, expressive art therapy and other services based upon your needs.

I 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.  I also teach mindfulness mediation to those couples that are interested.

How do you use Mindfulness with Couples?

As a specialist in Couples Counseling, I can help you to reconnect with your partner, develop a deeper understanding of one another's needs and support you on the path towards a closer, stronger, happier relationship.

  Research on Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)* shows that over 70% of couples reported a complete absence of distress at the end of therapy.

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy does this by helping couples to:

  • Greatly improve communication
  • Learn how to have effective problem solving conversations(instead of repetitive arguments )
  • Strengthen their emotional and intimate connection


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 connectedness.    

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:

Denan Burke, LMFT#43415
(805) 835-1222 or email


641 Higuera Street #202
San Luis Obispo, CA  93401


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 silent distancing

Create a feeling of openness, emotional safety and love

90% reported significant improvement in  their relationship*

Don't despair, Couples Therapy can truly make a difference

Events from the past keep coming up without any hope of being solved.

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.

Do any of the following sound familiar?

You keep having the same arguments over and over again without any lasting change

Sex and intimacy are strained  and feel more like a chore than a pleasure.

You feel like roommates.