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

I approach couples counseling using the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. This approach is backed up by research that has been conducted and reviewed over 40 years. The Gottman Method is a proven approach for couples therapy

— Jason Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor
 

I have completed several Gottman trainings and I am listed on the Gottman Institute website. I have extensive experience in pre-marital counseling, couples counseling , surviving infidelity and counseling couples with ADHD. I work with couples on how to really listen, how to have constructive conflict, how to see each other with compassion and understanding, how to increase connection and intimacy. The best relationships do not happen; they are made though conscious action.

— John Buscher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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
 

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 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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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, etc. Communication is high on the list for connecting 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 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

Couples counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status. It focuses on helping a couple work through challenges, understand their relationship better, develop healthier ways of relating to one another and get unstuck from painful patterns. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.

— Heidi Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virtual sessions, CA
 

If you and your partner are struggling with conflict, I know how frustrating that can be. I also know how hard it is to change and how helpless that feels. Couples counseling can help you make the lasting changes you need to stop fighting and start repairing your relationship. Unlike many therapists, I specialize in working with couples. That means I have the training, tools, and expertise to help you work through the complicates issues in your relationship and repair your bond.

— Valery Krieg, Clinical Social Worker in Evergreen, CO

My style of relationship counseling is collaborative and ecclectic. Some simply need a safe space to explore conflicts, safely express criticisms, or voice needs and having an impartial observer present can profoundly shift the dynamic. In other cases a more involved treatment plan is necessary to guide partners in self-work and growth, and in these cases I often find it helpful to do occasional individual sessions with each party in addition to couples sessions. I'm flexible.

— Samuel Wilson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kensington, MD
 

I have completed an externship and advanced training from Susan Johnson in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

— Susan Cote, Clinical Social Worker in LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL