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 am trained in The Gottman Method Level 1

— Sarah Allen, Counselor in Philadelphia, PA

I specialize in working with all couples. I have a direct, non-partial approach. Using research based methods I have had great success in mending relationships.

— Andrew Carini, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clearwater, FL
 

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— Dr Dan Amzallag, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD

Erich Fromm said, "Love is the only answer to the problem of human existence." It's true, but also, love is sometimes hard! I have special training in helping couples to improve their communication, delve into the relationship dynamics between them, and feel safer and more intimate with each other. I have also worked for several years in a program dedicated to teaching healthy relationship skills to adolescents and adults.

— Susanna Guarino, Counselor in Rochester, NY
 

Does it feel like you ‘need to win’ when you are your partner argue? Do you want to improve your sex life and intimacy? We will use proven techniques to improve your communication with your partner to improve your relationship.

— Dr. Dan Sneider-Cotter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Integrating a bio-psycho-social-sexual perspective along with proven industry methods, I provide couples an opportunity to enhance relationship satisfaction. Whether you are married, living together or apart, single, LGBTQ+, polyamorous, in the kink community or otherwise, relationship counseling can provide avenues to better understand ourselves and our partners. I can help develop skills and tools to increase emotional and sexual intimacy, create clear communication, and enhance deeper connections. I can assist you to dive below the surface to truly understand what is keeping your relationship from reaching mutual satisfaction.

— Michelle Barenchi, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

We used an evidence based approach to couples counseling, The Gottman Method. “The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship”.

— Ashley Bryant, Therapist in Oklahoma City, OK

I work to meet couples where they are at, and give each partner a voice in the therapy process. You may feel that you don’t know the person sitting next to you, or feel you have so much anger and resentment that it is difficult to think about growth and reconnection. Together, we will work to figure out each partner’s version of “success” and move towards that.

— Alicia Murray, Counselor in ,
 

I hold advanced membership in the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the premiere professional organization for couples and family therapists in the nation. I achieved this membership by taking extensive post-doctoral coursework and workshops and receiving over one hundred hours of individual clinical supervision. I see couples regularly and have a clear sense of how I interact with them. In essence I see the two as a system, and it is the system that needs to be treated.

— Randy Moredock, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Lawrence, KS
 

I have many years of experience with pre-maritial/marital couples, who are experiencing difficulty with common issues such as: building intimacy, communicating in a healthy way, letting go of old resentments, and getting into the habit of living their lives in a parallel way. Once couples learn a certain "dance" of how they engage in routine patterns, it's quite difficult to break out of it. These patterns of our unique "dance" is what we will address in couples counseling.

— Lana Royle, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Jordan, UT

I understand what's important for a thriving relationship, trust, commitment, and respect. I incorporate these principles into my couples counseling to help diagnose issues in a couple's relationship and work to achieve and maintain a harmonious relationship.

— Heather Lam, Counselor in Pasadena, CA

Being a couple is easier when you reconize all the factors that are in play. Each person has their own set of experiences, preferences, needs, and hopes. How do you get these individual collections to mesh for the best fit? Communication built for problem solving and strength recognizing helps you move forward. I lean on what's going well to help get through the parts that aren't so pretty.

— Don Zablosky, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX
 

In addition to my experience responding to the needs of persons with histories of trauma, I am trained as a couples and family therapist. I have considerable experience with couples struggling with infertility, family planning, adoption, child-rearing, difference in culture, background or temperament, or struggling with illness, disability, separation, divorce, remarriage, care-giving and questions and conflicts regarding lifestyle or decision making. I have been broadly trained in a variety of modalities with known efficacy in supporting couples, and draw from attachment theory, AEDP, EFT and Collaborative Couple's Therapy in my work. As a therapist, I am kind, thoughtful, warm and fair. I am deeply committed to assisting couples to learn and grow together as partners, and believe that the struggles we experience in our relationships are often an incredible opportunity for learning, growth and deepening understanding and closeness.

— Rawna Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Alameda, CA

Working with couples is some of the most important work that I do. I don't believe that it has to be too late to have people rediscover each other and create the lives that they want to leave. Couples work bridges gender, in that it mainly involves two people who want to make their relationship work, whatever else is going on. Esther Perel has said that couples work often involves making sense of a play which you didn't know you were auditioning for. I can help you find your way.

— Gilbert Bliss, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD
 

I have been involved in the delivery of multiple evidence-based couple interventions, including training in PREP, Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy (CBCT), and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). In addition, I ran the VA San Diego's Family Mental Health Program for many years, developing a national reputation as an expert in interventions such as these.

— Brian Buzzella, Clinical Psychologist in San Diego, CA

Couples counseling can help you understand your expectations and what you bring to the relationship. Counseling can teach us ways to understand our needs, set boundaries and communicate what we need from our partner in a loving way. For relationships to work, we must be willing to grow and change. Relationships require we put the other person’s needs ahead of our own at times. Counseling helps us know what needs are the most important and how to focus on those.

— Amber Alexander, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX
 

All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship. In my couple’s therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love.

— Leah Elvitsky, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA