Dr. Karen Gless, Ph.D.
Sex Therapy Doctor
Relationship Concepts

Dr. Karen Gless, PhD, MFT, RN

Relationship and
Marriage Counseling

I have a private psychotherapy practice in San Diego, California, for more than 14 years. I help my patients
deal with problems in their relationships and in their sex lives. Feel free to contact me at

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Here is what some of my clients have to say:

"Thanks again for everything – You really made a difference in our lives". Alice and Paul

"You were the first to give us tests to help us understand ourselves and each other. We saw several therapists and you were the first one to help us". Sheila and Henry

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Couples TherapyHappiness is successful relationships
with Dr. Gless

*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?

Therapy that gets to the
heart of the matter.

Therapy that gets to the heart of the matter

Today about half of all marriages end in divorce and still more couples struggle in unfulfilling, and/or 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.
Happiness is Loving oneanother With help from Dr. Gless
You Can Reawaken Love
And Control Conflict

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.

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

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. You can learn to love again

Signs that your arguments are getting out of control are:

* 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

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.

San Diego Couples Therapy 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.


Relationship Therapy and Sex Therapy

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.

Modern Couples Counseling
Making a videotape of a couple’s interactions in session is another recent innovation. It is amazing how a couple can see things differently when they see themselves on the screen. This is especially true for making changes in how a couple deals with arguments. Seeing yourself in action really speeds up therapy.

But it isn’t all science and technology. I use a mix of traditional and scientific approaches to get the best results. I understand how people get stuck in their relationship and how to help them untangle those painful knots. I work to guide a couple to a happy, rewarding relationship where both work toward their dreams and support each other. I look for the best in every relationship and my purpose is to clear problems out so you can discover what you have to share and create individually and together.
Life long sucessful relationship

A life time of  a loving relationship
I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Karen Gless, Ph.D.