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.

Meet the specialists

As human beings, we need relationships to survive. But relationships are also very difficult! Our practice focuses on helping our clients build thriving relationships and increase meaningful connection in their lives. Our co-owners, Paul & Kaitlin Kindman are both Level Two PACT Therapists (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) who specialize in helping couples to deepen intimacy, security, and contentment in their relationship and repair ruptures and betrayals.

— Kindman & Co. Therapy Practice, Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Our team is well-versed in working with couples to manage stress and conflict. Whether dealing with life transitions such as having a baby or teens leaving for college or stresses due to financial hardship or career, we understand the challenges the relationships face. Our therapists support couples to make untalkable issues more comfortable to move beyond resentments and toward improved relationships.

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

The majority of my practice is couples counseling. I strongly believe in the power of healthy relationships and the potential they provide us. When we are happy in our relationships, everything in the world seems great and when we are having problems in our relationships, everything in life seems like it is falling apart even if it isn't. I love helping couples build happy, healthy, and fulfilling relationships and have better sex!

— Corrin Voeller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Louis Park, MN
 

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

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
 

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

An intimate relationship is often where we show the most vulnerable and complicated parts of ourselves, easily leading to a rollercoaster of emotions. Thus, it is also an area that is ripe for personal growth. If you are unfulfilled by the common misguided notion of couples "completing" each other, I am here to help you create a relationship that highlights growth, allowing both parties to develop as individuals. By bringing out the best in ourselves, we can also offer the best to the other.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

I enjoy my work with couples a great deal. Oftentimes couples do not realize they are bringing their entire families and family histories into their relationship - whether physically invited there or not. Taking the systemic approach allows for the exploration of how values, beliefs, and practices often collide. I use my conflict resolution skills to coach couples on effective and productive communication so they develop the skills to resolve their own conflict.

— Jacqueline Burnett-Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist

My license is in Marriage & Family Therapy which equips me to work with relationships of all types. My approach to couples work is somewhat eclectic, always experiential and embodied using somatic psychology, attachment theory, the Five Love Languages, and Nonviolent Communication. I believe having a whole sense of self vs becoming enmeshed in a partnership has a healthier balance. Just as much as I work with couples to deepen their communication, emotional intimacy and reconnect intimately, I also work with some couples to consciously uncouple and liberate each other to new life experiences. I am comfortable working with all configurations of relationships including same sex, open marriages, and poly/kink clients.

— Vanessa Tate, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO
 

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

I am trained in PACT couples therapy. PACT is a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. This approach is collaborative, experiential, and based on attachment therapy. We will work to uncover how you and your partner understand relationships based on your formative relationships, those of your parents. Together we will strive to create security, stability, and safety between you and your partner so that you can have a secure attachment. I work with traditional and non-traditional couples.

— Jenna Noah, Counselor in Denver, CO
 

~Increase intimacy, improve sexual satisfaction or develop more romance ~Cooperate more effectively in parenting their children ~Support each other better in managing stress. Sources of stress may include the demands of employment, health concerns, or the responsibilities of parenting. ~Support each other when one or both partners have suffered emotionally, such as after a loss or an illness.

— Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Hypnotherapist in Phoenix, AZ