Relationship Issues

Relational distress can occur with family, partners, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Our past experiences, expectations, needs, and attachment styles can teach us how to have "better" relationships as well as show us places we can grow. From deep-rooted family conflict to everyday miscommunication, individual relational therapy can grow skills and insight into the inner-workings of relationships.

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I provide supportive care to couples and individuals dealing with relationship issues. Communication, teamwork, intimacy and conflict-resolution skills are invaluable focuses of my approach to working through relationship issues. I am able to see multiple points of view in a conflict, and believe there is always a way forward no matter how difficult the situation may seem.

— James Clementi, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in new york, NY

I'm committed to fostering positive change in your relationships, drawing from my experience and passion for helping others build strong, lasting connections. In our sessions, we'll work collaboratively to identify underlying issues and develop practical strategies to strengthen your bond. Whether you're dealing with conflicts, infidelity, or simply seeking to enhance intimacy, I'm dedicated to guiding you toward healthier, more fulfilling relationships.

— Vlad Paramoshin, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

Maintaining a healthy and happy relationship with your partner has many challenges; at times it can seem as though it is an impossible task! However, therapy is an excellent place to process and reflect on the day to day challenges with being in a relationship. The focus of treatment will be on learning and implementing healthy communication skills and understanding how to maintain healthy boundaries.

— Christina Benboudiaf, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Social connection is a core human need. Despite their importance, however, interpersonal relationships can be difficult. Experiencing difficulty in relationships not only can be painful in-and-of-itself but can also contribute to other physical and psychological health problems, such as depression. The good news is that there are options for working on your relationships, and as your relationships improve, you will likely start to feel better!

— Brett Swords, Psychologist in Ellicott City, MD

The first thing I hope you find in my office is a sense of ease. My goal is to offer a compassionate , supportive, empowering space for you to build a sense of safety, care and connection. Though managing the impact of trauma is exhausting , you don't have to do it alone. It can change. You have a voice. My work is somatic, trauma-informed, survivor-led and based in the present moment. As you root in yourself, you will strength the ability to have secure relationships. We will work both.

— Sarah Valrejean, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poulsbo, WA

I'm Gottman Level 2 certified, which focuses on conflict and communication, as well as certified in 'Prepare/Enrich' (premarital) and 'Bringing Baby Home' (navigating new parenthood). However I work with relationships of all stages and types. Most importantly, I will get curious about each partner and where their unmet needs or undefined emotions are coming out sideways. My goal is to see you and hear you -- but beyond that, helping you see and hear each other.

— Sarahbeth Spasojevich, Licensed Resident in Counseling in Henrico, VA

We are often defined by our relationships to others but sometimes we get lost in those relationships and need help rediscovering or redefining ourselves, setting boundaries, and learning new interpersonal skills. I work with people to navigate all manners of relationships-dating, marriage, friendship, coworkers, family, etc. Additionally, I have run psychoeducational groups on relationship skills for teen girls.

— Anasuya Gutierrez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We will create a safe space to share your experience and create greater understanding and trust. I use cutting-edge and science-backed approaches that draw from 50 years of research to help you improve communication with your partner or loved ones. You will break patterns of conflict and develop greater emotional intimacy.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

As a trained marriage and family therapist, my therapeutic lens is systemic. Relational distress can occur with family, partners, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Our past experiences, expectations, needs, and attachment styles can teach us how to have "better" relationships as well as showing us places we can grow. From deep-rooted family conflict to everyday miscommunication, individual relational therapy can grow skills and insight into the innerworkings of relationships.

— Grace (Bomar) Finn, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

I believe humans are hard wired for connection, and through relationship we have the capacity to learn more about ourselves. Healthy relationships allow us to feel safe, supported, and seen. Sometimes we get caught into negative cycles of communication with our partners that feel painful and perpetual, leaving us feeling misunderstood and alone. As a couples therapist, I work to help you slow down the cycle, identify the patterns, explore the longings and unmet needs, and communicate this effect

— Danielle Sethi, Marriage & Family Therapist

People often seek therapy for various relationship issues, encompassing not only romantic partnerships but also familial and peer relationships. Whether it's communication problems with a partner, conflicts within the family, or struggles with peers, I offer a safe and empathetic environment to address these concerns. Through tailored strategies and evidence-based techniques, I assist clients in enhancing communication, resolving conflicts, and fostering healthier connections.

— Jessica Stevens, Clinical Social Worker

Just because we are social creatures, doesn’t mean relationships are easy. Whether it be romantic, plutonic, familial, or work relationships, we can work on the best way to navigate them. From exploring new ones to ending those that are no longer serving you, navigating these dynamics will entail setting heathy boundaries and communicating your needs.

— Ashley Wiscovitch, Mental Health Counselor

The core of the work we will do is centered around connection. One of my favorite quotes from the movie Into the Wild is "happiness is only real when shared." That quote has stuck with me for half my life and has guided the way I work with clients. We are social, we crave connection - and deep connections. One way we work on relationships is through the counseling relationship itself by practicing direct and empathetic communication. We will then work to transfer these skills outside of therapy.

— Macie Roorda, Counselor in Hillsboro, MO

I have extensive experience working with interpersonal distress, and often conceptualize distress through the lens of disconnection.

— Dr. John Monopoli, Clinical Psychologist

I am trained in effective couples therapy and family therapy methods, including Gottman Method Therapy, which uses 50 years of research on relationships and communication to help you communicte in ways that bring you closer together rather than further apart. I use couples therapy to resolve unproductive communication patterns, deepen understanding of each other, and grow connection with each other. Non-traditional relationship styles are supported and welcome.

— Eva Belzil, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

The ultimate goal is to help you develop healthier patterns of interaction, build stronger emotional bonds, and find practical solutions to the issues you are facing with past, current, or future partners. I will act as a guide, empowering you to navigate your relationship challenges, foster growth, and overall enhance your relationship satisfaction and well-being.

— Kasey Wiggam, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indianapolis, IN

Relationships are what bring us our greatest joys and biggest challenges. They shift and change as we grow and often it is during those times that issues may come up. I work with couples and individuals who are looking to gain insight and understanding into how they relate romantically, as a family member or as a friend.

— Amy Kirsztajn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Rafael, CA

Relationships can break us or make us, can provide the happiest moments and memories or lots of sadness, deception, and anger. I have experience in treating individuals who just found out about an infidelity and are hurting or who have difficulties in creating deep connections with others. Young adults who are navigating new roles, responsibilities or boundaries with family members/partners, as well as individuals who are seeking clarity on whether to stay or end a relationship.

— Fabian Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker