Relationship / Marriage Issues

Every relationship comes with its fair share of issues. Navigating the complexities of life together is hard enough, but when you start to feel regularly distressed or hopeless, about your relationship, it may be time to seek professional help. No matter what your issues seem to stem from (disagreements about money, sex, stress, chronic illness, mental illness, infidelity, trust, emotional distance, parenting etc.), if you and your partner are arguing more frequently and experiencing feelings of resentment or contempt, it is likely that there are some underlying problems to address. Because many problems in relationships are a result of communication issues, a qualified mental health therapist can teach you to find new ways of talking to each other to help you find your way back to common ground. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s relationship and marriage issues experts today.

Meet the specialists

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

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my graduate education and in the field training and experience has been focused on treating relationships. I am a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator. I provide premarital counseling, treat couple dissatisfaction, and identify growth and strength areas within the relationship.

— Diana Siew, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Relationships have the potential to help us feel incredibly valuable and connected, or also to feel lonely and excluded. I enjoy working with couples who feel disconnected or are arguing constantly, and would like to rekindle the love and affection they once had.

— Sharon Hale, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tigard, OR

I believe any relationship no matter what stage can experience highs and lows, & that it’s completely “normal” to seek guidance. My approach to treating couples is unique simply because each family & relationship is unique. From couples who need a "tune up" or who are in crisis while dating, engaged, married or have blended families, to those w/ 1 or multiple children, I use The Gottman Method, an is evidence-based methodology where results are profound & demonstrate powerful implications.

— Christina Eller, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I specialize in working with people having relationship issues. Relationship issues can be anywhere from considering ending the relationship to just wanting to improve communication or sex. For those considering divorce, I am trained in a special process called Discernment Counseling. These sessions offer a couple a bird's eye view of the relationship, how it got to this point and what would need to change. It gives them a chance to make an informed decision on staying together or breaking up.

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

I specialize in marital therapy and I have treated a lot of couples.

— Denise Delph, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

I have been Gottman trained in working with couples on a variety of issues that arise in marriage and in relationships.

— Carlithea Farrington, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I said a lot about this in the opening paragraphs of my profile. Working with the issues that emerge in relationships and marriages is a passion of mine. I really like helping couples create the relationship they desire and I also think I'm pretty good at it. So, I am hopeful you will take the next step and either give me call or drop me an email to schedule an appointment. I hope to hear from you soon.

— Andy Dishman, Licensed Professional Counselor in MARIETTA, GA

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a clinically proven modality helping couples strengthen their bonding and improve their relational satisfaction. EFT not just work with couples to enrich their relationship, it also help couples in distress to rebuild trust and intimacy.

— Hiedi Chan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Transactional Analysis is perfect way to learn and understand a lot about ourselves, others and world. Understanding of communication is a key.

— Uros Rajakovic, Psychotherapist in Belgrade,

Long-term intimate relationships have been an area of focus in both my research and clinical work. I am interested in the transitions and stressors that occur in such relationships — particularly the period of time around the birth of the first child. Both my thesis and doctoral dissertation research looked at new mothers and issues that arise in women’s intimate relationships during the transition to parenthood.

— Catherine Sullivan-Windt, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

I enjoy helping couples to reduce conflict, have more productive conflict, and communicate better. I am trained in Gottman Relationship Therapy Levels 1 & 2 and enjoy teaching and using these techniques in training to increase relationship satisfaction.

— Laura Barclay, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville, KY

Communication and conflict resolution are just the beginning. With the Prepare Enrich assessment couples explore areas of their relationship that they may not have ever explored. This comprehensive assessment leads to greater understanding, engagement and can significantly enhance a couple's relationship.

— Samantha Wojtech, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Charleston, SC

One of the main advantages you will find during treatment with a Marriage and Family Therapist is that the therapist will focus on understanding your symptoms within the context of your interpersonal relationships. When treating individuals, Marriage and Family therapist perspective considers the impact of your emotional well-being on your relationships with others.

— Amada Battista, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

I have studied the Gottman method and spent the last 3 years really focusing on this particular treatment area. I have studied and employed an array of techniques and have found my work with individuals and couples facing relationship challenges or wanting to lay a solid relationship foundation incredibly rewarding!

— Rachel Stapleton, Clinical Social Worker in Kirkland, WA

Relationship difficulties are painful and all consuming, and are not limited to intimate partners; friend, family, and coworker relationships can also wreak havoc on our day to day lives. You might feel like you are on a roller coaster-one day is perfect, the next awful and back up and down again and again. You may fear being rejected if people really knew you, or feel that you are responsible for making sure your entire family is always happy.

— Christina Wall, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in , OR

I work with many couples and families of various cultural backgrounds and configurations -- helping clients to clarify their needs & expectations, manage different communications styles, negotiate compromises, resolve conflict, and gain greater insight into their values and hopes for the future.

— Mona Klausing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN DIEGO, CA

One of my main focuses in private practice is to work with couples to strengthen their relationship. I am a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator which allows me to provide couples with standardized assessment tools and treatment plans to increase growth and understanding.

— Pak Poon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in South Pasadena, CA

I have expertise in evidence-based couple therapies, including Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy and Gottman Method Couple Therapy (Level 2 Certified). These methods of couple therapy are well-researched and have been shown through various clinical studies to be effective in enhancing relationship quality. My approach to couple therapy focuses on helping partners find a balance between acceptance of their natural differences and changing unhelpful patterns of communication.

— Susan Iyican, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in Solana Beach, CA

One of the difficulties we encounter as we transition life stages is a developing awareness of changes in our relationships with close ones. Part of my work is to help work through these changes form accepting new insights about our connections to identifying chosen family.

— John Irias, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village, CA

Specialists in Relationship Issues using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Communicate better, grow closer, enjoy sex, and heal hurts.

— Thrive Couple & Family Counseling Services, Counselor in Greenwood Village, CO

I have a passion for working with couples to enhance communication, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction.

— Sasha Dimitrjevitch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Miami, FL

As an LMFT for over 20 years, I have trained under some of the best relationship therapists in the country. (John Gottman, Bill Dougherty, Michele Wiener-Davis), and promote healthy marriages that stay together, with no abuse!

— Valerie Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wayzata, MN

We learn how to navigate relationships based on what we observe from our caregivers as children. I can help you better understand how your upbringing shaped your approach to relationships, highlighting strengths as well as areas of growth. Based on our identities and family values, we're not always taught how to assertively express our needs (or the type of support we desire). I am here to empower you with the confidence and skills to have healthy relationships and communicate effectively.

— Alexis Lopez, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Some couples feel stuck; others have lost their spark; some are just starting out. I can help you connect or re-connect, manage conflict in a healthier way, and create shared meaning. Our first step together will be to discover your overlapping goals. You might be surprised at how much you both want the same things. I use an evidenced-based approach based on the Gottman method, as well as emotion-focused and solution-focused therapy to help you meet your shared goals.

— Barbara Jandu, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have specific and expert training on working with couples in any difficulty or difficulties they may face.

— Cayla Minaiy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SEATTLE, WA

I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and I my therapy is informed by the Gottman Method, in which I have Level 2 training. I also practice Emotion-Focused and Imago Therapy with couples.

— Joe Leonard, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Fitchburg, WI

Relationships with significant others, partners, friends, colleagues and family members are central to our well-being...and when those relationships are off, we feel off. Sometimes setting boundaries can feel impossible...sometimes learning how to say "No" is outside of our vocabulary...and sometimes we just need to talk to someone who isn't in our immediate circle. Let me be an unbiased ear for you. I love helping people feel empowered, yet grounded, in their relationships.

— Cassie McCarthy, Clinical Social Worker

Patience and commitment from both partners to heal from betrayal. Coupled with the fact that most wait an average of six years before seeking marital help, that can leave some in a hopeless state of mind. My aim is to empower couples with essential tools for rebuilding trust and enriching their connection.

— Nicole Dodd, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Oviedo, FL