Couples Counseling

Every couple fights once in a while. It’s a normal, and even healthy, part of most relationships. However, when the frequency and seriousness of your fights start affecting your health and well-being, it may be time to speak with a professional. A therapist specializing in couples counseling is trained to help you and your partner(s) develop tools to better communicate (and fight constructively), help you achieve goals together, or move past a specific event or cause of conflict (such as infidelity, sex, or household duties). In addition to helping those in a relationship have a healthier partnership, couples counseling can also be helpful if you and your partner are considering a breakup or a divorce – having a professional guide you can aide the both of you in making an informed decision. Think it might be time to give couples counseling a try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s couples counseling experts today.

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Common problems addressed in couples therapy: Challenging poor communication patterns. Learning to both listen and speak to your partner in a new way is, in my opinion, the quickest way to affect positive change in a relationship. Rekindling feelings of warmth and love. Especially with couples who have been together for a long time, it can be easy to lose that spark that was once there. Creating safety, security, and respect.

— Khoa Ngo, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hoffman Estates, IL

I help many couples either stay together or peaceful separate. My background is in Marriage and Family therapy, however as a Clinical Counselor and I can help you with your relationship.

— Greg Custer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meridian, ID
 

You want to enjoy each other's company, learn about yourself & grow as individuals. Challenges can easily arise at any stage - how to meet someone, dating, premarital, commitment, re-organizing around Life events, the list goes on. Communication is high on the list of things needed to connect well, but before this, your silent ideas of what you expect or need from one another. In Counseling you step out of the day to day & visit the brass tacks of what your relationship is built on.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Many issues can be explored in couple’s therapy including recurring conflicts, feelings of disconnection, an affair, issues related to sex and intimacy, financial disagreements or difficulties due to external stressors. Through a variety of tools such as identifying and breaking negative cycles, exploring early childhood attachment, better understanding your partner’s triggers, and learning relational skills, I can guide you and your partner to a more attuned, harmonious relationship.

— Chaya Bukiet, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Through couples counseling, I help clients improve their understanding of each other and their relational difficulties. We will work together to improve communication, rebuild trust and create new meaningful connections with one another.

— zarna shah, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williston Park, NY

I have several years of experience working with couples and families. I help couples and families to better connect and achieve fulfilling relationships through healthy communication and boundaries.

— Noelia Leite, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL
 

Attachment-focused, relational and systems approach to working with intimate partners. Experience working with different kinds of marriages, open-relationships, and domestic partnered. Focus on communication, common goals, toxic topics and shame stories.

— Aleana Krupinsky, Clinical Social Worker in Morrisville, NC

I specialize in working with couples. My approach in couples therapy is fair, kind and collaborative. Often couples that come to me for help have found themselves locked in a pattern of relating that leads again and again to the problems they are hoping to address in couples therapy. I help couples identify and alter these patterns, often with insight into how they developed in the first place. We might also explore the connection between these patterns and each partner’s experience of early formative relationships.

— Bear Korngold, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

If you’re in a relationship that’s beginning to feel stale or unsatisfying, our therapists can work with you and your significant other to explore what’s not working. Rather than simply address surface-level conflicts, our goal is to go deeper. We want to explore the unconscious behavioral patterns that each of you brings to the table and look at how those patterns are fueling the conflict between you.

— Brown Therapy Center, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA

A primary focus of my work is helping clients regain, nurture, or co-create an active, fulfilling, and exciting sexual life; Cultivate eroticism, connection, and intimacy in your relationship; Enhance sexual desire, arousal, and pleasure; Heal from relationship trauma; navigate miscommunication, loss of desire, infidelity, the impact of normative life cycle stress; Navigation and exploration of Non-monogamous Relationships

— PNW Sex Therapy Collective: Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship Therapists, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
 

No one leaves childhood unscathed. Each of us brings baggage from our childhood to our adulthood, into our relationships, and then to the marriage. Couples therapy looks at that baggage, unpacks it, disrupts its dysfunctional movement, and makes a correction for a more joyful relationship. Just as it was before. Let's face it, you chose that person for a reason. What was that reason? Be enlightened and gain self-awareness. The ultimate goal is to enjoy the journey let's do it together!

— Jocelyn Morris-Bryant, MA, LMFT, LPCC, MPA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

I am trained in Levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Model.

— Ashley Garcia, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Sherwood, OR
 

As a licensed Marriage Family therapist, I received masters level training in couples counseling. I also worked at several domestic violence shelters and facilitated batterer's intervention programs, where I taught about "healthy relationships" and how to have a relationship based in respect. Since that time, I have studied the Gottman method. I am most interested in helping couples use mindfulness and positive communication strategies to build a better relationship.

— Deann Acton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Clients who work with me very quickly feel relaxed and confident that I will listen and understand each partner. They know I will not take sides and that their own experiences are valued and discussed. My clients feel supported and safe. This foundation allows us to be curious together, gain insights, and learn new ways of relating.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI

I am a trained sex therapist and couples counselor, with experience working with a wide array of both normative and non-normative relationship structures. I have extensive experience working with same sex couples, couples working through the transition of one partner, mismatched sex drives, and polyamorous couples. I utilize John Gottman's assessments, impart Non-violent communication skills to couples, and encourage couples to identify adult attachment styles as they build intimacy.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC
 

I have a big tool box and find that my approach here is as eclectic as the people I work with! My main modalities in couples work are, Gottman & Emotionally Focused Therapy.

— Gina Holden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

I completed a post-grad program at Denver Family Institute that resulted in a certificate in Marriage/Couples and Family Therapy. During my 3.5 years at Denver Family Institute, I received instruction on a variety couples therapy theories, received individual and group supervision while working with couples. I have worked with many couples in the last 5 years to help them understand where they are presently, how they got here and how to create a healthy couple culture going forward.

— Ashley Gray, Social Worker in Arvada, CO