We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.

— Brené Brown

Relationship Counseling and Therapy in San Jose, CA

You want to feel loved and connected in your relationships but right now, you don’t feel like you belong and it’s lonely. You start to wonder, what’s wrong with me? Why am I not enough? And slowly you start to form a story about being unloveable. It impacts everything. Work, friendships, family ties, your health, your emotional well being all suffers.

We believe healthy relationships are at the core of your happiness. Whether you are a woman struggling in your romantic partnership or you feel like your family relationships are falling apart, we offer individual therapy, couples counseling retreats, and family therapy to help you find love and acceptance within yourself and with others.

Ready to feel happy, healthy, and whole again? The first step is simple. Click the button below to get started.


About Our Center

The Center for Soulful Relationships is a relationship wellness center dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families in Silicon Valley feel loved and connected in their lives and their relationships.

When your relationships don’t give you a sense of love and belonging, you can start to feel isolated and alone.

In your isolation, feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem can start to trigger every story you might have about your ability to be loved.

When this happens, you can start to lose a sense of meaning and connection in your relationships and your life. Your work begins to suffer, your relationships suffer, your health suffers, your life suffers.

At the Center for Soulful Relationships, our mission is to help people like you restore the sense of love and belonging in your life and your relationships, so you can feel happy, healthy, and whole again.

To help you on your path towards feeling a sense of love and belonging, our relationship therapist and founder Shirani M. Pathak offers individual counseling to over functioning women who feel like failures in relationships, and couples counseling workshops and retreats to couples who are deeply in love and want to reconnect with the love they share.

Our family therapist Christopher N. Alvarado offers family therapy to families and teens, in particular mothers and their teenage sons, who are ready to rebalance what got out of balance in their family relationships during the teen years.

If you are ready to restore love and connection to your life and your relationships, take the next step now. Click the button below to get started.


A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
— Brené Brown

Frequently Asked Questions About Reltionship Therapy at the Center for Soulful Relationships in San Jose, CA

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Our fees vary based on your service type and service provider: 
• 50-minutes of relationship therapy for individuals is $225. 
• 75-minute family therapy is $270.
• Day-long private couples therapy workshops, retreats and intensives start at $1,800, in addition to an initial intake of approximately 50-60 minutes with a fee of $250.
• Private day-long or multi-day retreats are also available for individuals and families. These can be discussed with your provider.

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
No, we do not work directly with insurance companies. However, if you have a PPO with out-of-network benefits, we will provide you with a special receipt, called a Super Bill, which you can submit to your insurance company to request any reimbursement you are eligible for through your health plan coverage. It is your responsibility to check what your benefits and deductibles are for out-of-network mental health services. Private couples workshops and retreats do not qualify for insurance reimbursement.

WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all payment methods, including cash, checks, all major credit cards, and HSA/FSA accounts. Please note, HSA/FSA accounts will likely not cover private couples workshops and retreats.

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT IN TO THE OFFICE DURING YOUR OFFICE HOURS?
We offer virtual appointments, either via phone or online, to our clients during our office hours. Our clients enjoy the flexibility this provides them to be able to actively participate in therapy, while still tending to the demands of their jobs. 

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
The first step is to schedule your Get Acquainted Call via our online scheduler. At your selected appointment time you will receive a 15-minute phone call from us to learn more about your specific situation and how we can help. If we decide it is a mutually beneficial fit,  you will then be offered an appointment for an initial visit.

Are you ready to schedule a time to chat with us? Click the button below to get started. We look forward to speaking with you.