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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Sometimes resolution of an issue is not the end goal but better understanding of your partner is. Through understanding and greater appreciation conflicts fade. I help couples identify the patterns that are preventing happiness and what steps each partner can take to improve their relationship. I specialize in LGBTQ couples.

— David Strah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I am trained in Gottman Level 1 couples therapy and have experience working with monogamous, non-monogamous, and polyamorous relationships. Additionally, I am competent in working with LGBTQ+ couples and people who engage in alternate sexual practices such as kink & BDSM.

— Kimberly Jackson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

10 years experience counseling couples. I believe that being in a relationship can be one of the most panful and rewarding experiences life has to offer. If you want to get to know yourself, get into a relationship and see what buttons are being pushed :) I incorporate Gottman, Imago, and Attachment theories as well as psychoanalytic and dialectical therapies.

— Meredith Parker, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX

During couples counseling sessions, I work with both partners to identify and address the underlying issues that are causing problems in the relationship. This often involves helping each partner to better understand their own feelings and needs, as well as those of their partner. BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT... I help individuals Heal YOU! Step into your leadership So we can rebuild your marraige.

— Dr. Tim Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX

I employ the Gottman Method to support couples with increasing positive interactions, improving communication, and utilizing validation to support each partner's emotional needs.

— Bryan Gastelle, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ

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

My work with couples is direct and interactive, with heavy influences from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Imago Principles for navigating conflict. AJ was fortunate to attend trainings directly with Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT and Harville Hendrix, the founder of Imago for interactive examples of how to integrate EFT and Imago into couples counseling.

— AJ Rich, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I offer both couples therapy as well as couples counseling which are different. In couples therapy, the process may address a condition such as anxiety or depression of one or both partners and how that condition impacts the relationship. Couples counseling, on the other hand, is generally more focused on relationship challenges like balancing responsibilities and future expectations.

— John Craig, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Couples may struggle with a variety of issues from communication, to conflict resolution to sexual desire discrepancy to betrayal. I am passionate about helping couples hear each other, manage disagreements and atone for betrayal. I can help couples rediscover the love and desire they had for their partner and to reconnect. Let's explore ways to be intentional about your relationship, to prioritize the pleasure, passion and play in your relationships and your lives!

— kandee love, Sex Therapist in Oswego, IL

In couples counseling, I create a space for both of you to be heard and understood. I see your relationship as my client, and I'm here to facilitate growth in your bond. We'll explore communication patterns, uncover hidden strengths, and tackle challenges as a team. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but it's how we navigate through them that really counts. Let’s work together to cultivate a relationship filled with understanding, respect, and love.

— Kendyl Davis, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

In a Couple, 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

I described my work with couples in an earlier segment. But again, the best work I do with couples has to do with uncovering themes of vulnerability. I use the book Wired for Love in our sessions, and I make use of Brené Brown's writing and presentation.

— Wendy S Kaiser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

Couple's Counseling is extremely difficult from the therapist's perspective. I have to help two people who have two completely different points of view, about the same situation, find some way to come to an agreement while remaining neutral and empathic to both points of view. I also have to teach you how to do something you have been doing your entire life and only seem to not do it correctly when you're with your person. Long story short, there is a lot of humor involved.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

For couples counseling, we use a SOLUTION-FOCUSED approach along with family systems theory to help you two get to the type of relationship you have to have moving forward. The majority of my clients are couples and I am very passionate about helping. Couples counseling is what I do best and love what I do!

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville, MN

Couples counseling can be a lifeline, providing the guidance and support you need to get back on track and feel closer to your partner. It's an investment in your future happiness and well-being as a couple. Don't be afraid to take the first step and ask for support. You deserve to have the love and connection you want and deserve.

— Marla Mathisen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Convenient and effective online relationship therapy in Denver, Littleton, Aurora, Golden and everywhere across Colorado, CO

Couples counseling can be a lifeline, providing the guidance and support you need to get back on track and feel closer to your partner. It's an investment in your future happiness and well-being as a couple. Don't be afraid to take the first step and ask for support. You deserve to have the love and connection you want and deserve.

— Marla Mathisen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in convenient and effective online couples therapy in Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and everywhere across Texas, TX

Couples therapy LIGHTS ME UP! It can be a game-changer! I positively impact couples w/ a rare blend of empathy, wisdom & knowledge from cutting edge EFT research. Not feeling heard, understood? Toxic conflict? Withdrawing? Longing for help? LEARN to make him/her #1! To Be THERE for each other & feel like you MATTER. BUILD brain knowledge, attachment, a secure bond & love, repair, calming & NVC communication skills.

— Annette Barnett, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Saratoga, CA

Couples counseling at Restoration Therapy Group is a transformative journey towards stronger connections. Guided by a skilled and compassionate therapist, couples explore effective communication, deepen intimacy, and navigate challenges together. With an emphasis on creating a safe and non-judgmental space, we help couples uncover underlying dynamics, foster understanding, and develop practical tools for resolving conflicts.

— Restoration Therapy Group, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Brea, CA