Collaborative Couple Therapy

Collaborative couple therapy is a therapeutic technique that helps couples understand how they communicate when struggling with an issue or argument. The focus of collaborative couple therapy is teaching partners how to turn those fights into intimate conversations, and in turn, strengthen the relationship. In collaborative couple therapy, the therapist will sit in between the couple and speak as if they were one of the partners talking to the other. If one of the partners is 'fighting' by using stinging words, the therapist will attempt to translate those comments into confiding thoughts. If a partner is ‘withdrawing,’ the therapist will guess at what the individual is feeling, and ask if the guesses are correct. A successful outcome of collaborative couple therapy is experiencing intimacy in times of struggle, rather than fighting or withdrawing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s collaborative couple therapy experts today. 

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A large majority of my client base is couples. I am currently working as a marriage therapist at The Relationship Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan.

— Leticia Berg, Psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, MI

It's not you against each other, but all of us against the problems. I love working with partners committed to getting on the same team and working together to understand one another in order to move through their problems. I take a collaborative approach in relationship therapy because I want to help you build the type of partnerships you desire! Each of us has unique values, needs and hopes. Let's build the kind of relationship that works for everyone.

— Robin Roemer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

We understand that seeking therapy can be a vulnerable and challenging experience. However, Kinship Counseling Collective strives to create a safe and supportive environment that empowers our clients. Therapy is a collaborative process where the therapist and the client work together to identify and address the client's concerns. Our therapists are committed to building strong and authentic relationships with their clients, creating a space where clients feel comfortable doing their work.

— Raquel Wells, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We as individuals form our unique worldviews by the attachment styles we develop with our parents and by the dynamics of our family relationships, friendships, and romantic partnerships throughout our lives. I work collaboratively in partnership with you, honoring your worldview, to recognize what’s going well in your relationship dynamic, explore where and how you and your relationships can grow, and assisting you in deepening connection with your loved ones.

— Shelly Hogan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

It's not you against each other, but all of us against the problems. I love working with partners committed to getting on the same team and working together to understand one another in order to move through their problems. I take a collaborative approach in relationship therapy because I want to help you build the type of partnerships you desire! Each of us has unique values, needs and hopes. Let's build the kind of relationship that works for everyone.

— Robin Roemer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

CCT is designed for couples who may be struggling with patterns of conflict in their relationship. The focus of CCT is helping partners work together in a collaborative way to solve problems and improve their relationship in the process. CCT therapists see a fight between partners as an opportunity for a conversation.

— Amy Studer, Licensed Professional Counselor in , MO
 

Problems tend to form through miscommunication. The collaborative approach helps everyone feel heard and understood. As a result, communication begins to improve, and problems start to dissolve.

— Katherine Traxler-LaFrance, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Humble, TX

It's not you against each other, but all of us against the problems. I love working with partners committed to getting on the same team and working together to understand one another in order to move through their problems. I take a collaborative approach in relationship therapy because I want to help you build the type of partnerships you desire! Each of us has unique values, needs and hopes. Let's build the kind of relationship that works for everyone.

— Robin Roemer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

It's not you against each other, but all of us against the problems. I love working with partners committed to getting on the same team and working together to understand one another in order to move through their problems. I take a collaborative approach in relationship therapy because I want to help you build the type of partnerships you desire! Each of us has unique values, needs and hopes. Let's build the kind of relationship that works for everyone.

— Robin Roemer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA