Whenever we are in a serious relationship with another person, it is inevitable that difficult situations will arise. This therapy is for any couple who can benefit from another pair of eyes that offer a different perspective on the relationship. This does not mean that something is "wrong" in your relationship or that you have to embark on the path to a formal commitment. Therapy can be of great benefit by facilitating difficult conversations that are often avoided, such as past hurts, character changes, or habits that bother each other. It can also help them learn a healthier way to communicate and understand each other, to overcome transitions and changes in life, as well as discovering the goals of their relationship. Being able to sit down as a couple and allow yourself to be vulnerable is the best investment you can make.


Premarital therapy can be a good way to start your marriage on the right track with a solid foundation that can sustain any coming storm. The engagement stage can be full of many emotions: love, anxiety, excitement, fear and stress.

This is a good time to talk about your expectations for your marriage and the many things that a marriage encompasses, such as parenting, in-laws, finances, sexuality, employment, and more.


Premarital therapy can be for newly engaged couples getting married for the first time, as well as, for couples in which one or both have already married before. It is difficult to learn from our previous experiences if you have not taken the time to process them.






         3880 South Bascom Ave. Ste.111

         San Jose, CA 95124


If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255.  If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.


Rosario A. Puga-Dempsey is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate AMFT 117320 at Couples Recovery Center and is supervised by Dr. Harry Motro. Dr. Harry Motro, Marriage Counselor, is an employee of Harry Motro, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapist, P.C., which is a Professional Corporation. He is Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist MFC 53452 and authorized to act as a Psychotherapist providing Psychotherapy. He specializes in Couples Counseling.  

Couples Recovery Center provides specialized couples counseling and includes the following professionals:​ 

Bassy Lee, MA, Associate Registration Applicant -

Kate Meek, MA, AMFT #117725, APCC#7649,

Harry Motro, PsyD, LMFT #53452,

Couples Recovery Center is located at 3880 South Bascom Drive, Suite 111 San Jose, CA 95124.

The recommendations on this website do not constitute professional advice, substitute for professional treatment, or establish a therapeutic relationship.