• Now offering all clients and couples online

    video-teletherapy sessions via FaceTime, Zoom and WhatsApp; M-F By appointment.

    Today you are one step closer to a more alive you, where you feel empowered, on a positive path to growth and well-being. Working with our own embodied energetic patterns and improving our relationships go hand in hand. Imago Relationship Therapy and Dialogue Skills help couples and families bridge their differences and restore loving connections!

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  • David J. Kest

    I have been in the counseling profession for 24 years and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 1994. Originally from Ohio, my first career was in newspaper journalism and advertising. In the late 1970's I became interested in early research involving human potential. Practical apllications of optimal performance techniques evolved in psychotherapies, sports, business organizatons, and also personal relationships. Exploring greater human potential involved many facinating aspects of the "Mind-Body" connection, including meditation, yoga, wilderness experiences, bodytherapies, and enhanced relationship skills. All of this was very much about "mindfulness" and cultivating awareness from the Esalen Institute to Green Gulch and Spirit Rock. So the adventure continued through graduate school at Antioch University in San Franciso focussing on Clincal Psychology and Somatic Education. 

  • IMAGO Relationship Therapy Focuses On Restoring

  • When you are experiencing conflict in your relationship or have a feeling of "growing apart" seeking professional assistance will help. Couples counseling can help you and your partner reconnect and communicate clearly on a "level playing field". David Kest provides an opportunity for a calm and safe environment to restore your relationship.

    Relationships

    Relationships

    When you are experiencing conflict in your relationship or have a feeling of "growing apart" seeking professional assistance will help. Couples counseling can help you and your partner reconnect and communicate clearly on a "level playing field". David Kest provides an opportunity for a calm and safe environment to restore your relationship.

  • A number of factors may contribute to communication challenges between partners. Differences of opinion may lead to disagreements that can grow over time, and this can contribute to communication difficulties. Those who seek counseling for relationship concerns may frequently cite communication issues as a reason for seeking treatment. We specialize in establishing quality lasting connections.

    Communication

    Communication

    A number of factors may contribute to communication challenges between partners. Differences of opinion may lead to disagreements that can grow over time, and this can contribute to communication difficulties. Those who seek counseling for relationship concerns may frequently cite communication issues as a reason for seeking treatment. We specialize in establishing quality lasting connections.

  • When the early excitement of falling in love fades, differences which once felt trivial become the source of disagreement and frustration. In a safe and confidential setting, I welcome individuals and couples into my private practice to improve their communication skills, increase their positive self esteem, and restore the connection in their primary relationships.

    Intimacy

    Intimacy

    When the early excitement of falling in love fades, differences which once felt trivial become the source of disagreement and frustration. In a safe and confidential setting, I welcome individuals and couples into my private practice to improve their communication skills, increase their positive self esteem, and restore the connection in their primary relationships.