About Gretchen Weisenburger Carrillo, MFT

Few therapists enjoy or even specialize in couples therapy.  Scarier still, poor quality couples therapy can actually worsen a  relationship in crisis.   This clinic was started with the goal of improving care for individuals and couples who specifically seek speciality care for their relationships.   Relationships are wonderful but they are not easy.  If you are on a quest to build a relationship you can be truly proud of, I can help.


A California Native, I hold degrees from UC Santa Barbara and the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City where I lived and worked for a decade in my twenties.   I have trained in the Gottman method (levels 1 and 2), the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PaCT) ( level 1 and 2), as well as with the Couples Institute and Michele Weiner-Davis.  I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).   I am passionate about my work as a couple therapist and my ongoing training in this field. 

Besides my work in couple therapy, I have dedicated myself to the ongoing development of mental health systems of care, first in Mexico City and now in Orange County, California. I have worked for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/USC, the County of Orange Behavioral Health Division, the Child Guidance Center, the Orangewood Children’s Foundation and the Children and Families Commission  and have been a Director for the Keith and Judy Swayne Foundation.   

My Bolivian-Peruvian husband Ben and I have two active, wonderful teens and a dog named  Pepper.  

Our Mission

“The Orange County Couples Center helps individuals and couples build healthy, fulfilling relationships through individual therapy, couple therapy, events and workshops.”

We believe in the power of relationships and the importance of love.  Your intimate relationships can be the most important and difficult relationship you will dare to create and nurture.  A trusted provider your journey toward having and sustaining a good relationship easier and less frustrating.