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

I am trained in Prepare/Enrich . As a therapist, I have extensive experience working with couples with relationship on a very wide spectrum, ranging from pre-marital counseling to couples on the verge of divorce.

— Ching Ching Ruan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA

I enjoy working with many different kinds of relationships and couples. I have experience working with issues such as infidelity, illness, blended families, open relationships, new engagements, cohabitation, and interracial partnerships. I look forward to getting to know your relationship and what goals are important to it. We can strengthen communication skills and hear everyone's concerns in a non-judgmental space.

— Michelle Chong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Are you struggling to connect with the one you fell in love with? Is feeling understood just as seemingly impossible as understanding your partner? The dance seems so easy in concept, but overwhelming in action. We all have a unique history and experience before and through our romantic relationships. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I’ve focused my energy and education into helping my clients rediscover the connection with their partners and themselves.

— Barrett Wilson, Counselor in Knoxville, TN

Work with families dealing with Blended Family adjustment, prematial counseling using Prepare and Enriched an families struggling with communication

— Crystal Murphy, Counselor in Huntersville, NC

Couples sometimes find themselves wondering, "How did we end up here?" We work on developing new understanding between you and your partner, expanding what works between you, and shifting old patterns or habits that leave you and your loved one feeling disconnected. I am a Family Systems trained therapist and have trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT Level 2) and the Gottman Method (Level 2).

— Shelly Annameier, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Fort Collins, CO

Premarital counseling Communication issues Infidelity Trust issues

— Melissa Divaris Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY

I use research based approaches in working with couples. I support all types of relationships and approach each situation with a non-judgmental approach and understanding.

— Andrew Carini, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clearwater, FL

I help people communicate better in their relationships. I specialize in relational work so I work with couples, but also work with co-parenting, discernment therapy for couples considering divorce, and family issues.

— India Simms, Counselor in Pikesville, MD

Dating in New York City, let alone Manhattan, is... hard, to put it mildly. You go on date after date, trying to find a genuine connection. Yet you find yourself repeating the same old patterns--in dating and in relationships. Still, it's hard to let go of the past and stay open to new people, without feeling the same old fears. In this city's dating culture, it's hard to figure out how to improve your dating life and nourish real relationships. I can help you find greater balance in your love life, by learning to discern between which relationships to spend time and energy on, and by addressing the patterns that keep you in relationships that aren't worth your time, or are unhealthy. That way, you can build a life that attracts someone who is a better fit for you.

— Daniel Gaztambide, Psychologist in New York, NY

I believe that each couple has their own unique needs, challenges and history. I help couples to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negatives ways. Counseling provides a safe space for you and/or your partner to express yourself in new ways and learn foundational tools for better conflict resolution, communication and understanding.

— Katrina Clark, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

My license is in Marriage & Family Therapy which means I am specifically trained and skilled to work on relationships of all configurations. I have strong interests in working with adult clients of childhood alcoholic and/or abusive (emotional, physical, mental, sexual) homes as well as divorce. I have advanced training in Attachment Theory from a Somatic perspective which I find especially effective when working with clients on this topic. I have both personal and professional experience with marriage, open relationships, divorce, conscious uncoupling and the poly lifestyle.

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

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 specialize in couples therapy. I have a masters degree in Couple and Family Therapy and have completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - an approach that is based on research and demonstrated to be effective. This process is not a surface-level "band aid" solution - it goes deep into the root of painful patterns where couples are getting stuck. We then shift that pattern to provide life-long change, leading to the love and connection you yearn for.

— Rose Kormanyos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sharonville, OH

I am well-versed in supporting people with a variety of relationship issues, including communication challenges, differing values/beliefs, co-dependency, the effects of addiction, and co-parenting. I also specifically help people understand how their personal trauma and/or their partner's trauma influence their current relationship.

— Michelle Henderson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lynnwood, WA

I have received extensive training and supervised experience in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. This approach helps couples improve communication and increase emotional intimacy in their relationships.

— Brent Sweitzer, Counselor in Cumming, GA

Friendships, family, and romantic relationships are challenging. We have different ways of doing and thinking about things which may lead to conflict. Let me assist you with reflecting on the relationships that you desire and how we can influence dynamics to get you closer. Some challenges that I address are boundaries, assertive communication, expectations, infidelity, transitions, codependency, compromise and fair fighting, parenting and co-parenting, and intimacy.

— Marcelle Craig, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Hayward, CA

It is my specialty and passion to assist couples in restoring the connections in their marriages and relationships. I know how to identify the negative patterns in your relationship that keep you stuck, create emotional safety, help you reconnect, and build a strong relationship. The result is that you feel closer to your partner, happier and are able to problem solve and communicate again.

— Lisa M. Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chandler, AZ

Couples Therapy and Relationship Therapy will involve sessions which help to identify your relationship challenges, as well as relationship strengths. We will help you work on issues together in a neutral environment for achieving more effective communication, conflict resolution skills and increased capacity for emotional expression and intimacy. We will work collaboratively with you to integrate your personal experience of the relationship into the development of interventions to be employed o

— Lisa Abrotsky, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in LAKE WORTH, FL

Long-lasting, successful relationships can be hard work and I believe it is an act of faith and bravery for a couple to acknowledge that a problem exists and make the conscious choice to work with a therapist. Their willingness and commitment to growth is an investment with many benefits. My primary approach when working with couples is using the techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy. As an EFT therapist, I encourage couples to express their actions and emotions in a secure, non-judgmental environment. By observing the release of feelings, emotions, and anxieties of one partner, the other can gain new insight and perception into the effect their own actions and behaviors have on the relationship as a whole. I believe that problems between a couple are best treated by changing the way the "couple" works rather than trying to fix just one person in the relationship. My goal is to help them restore their relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning.

— Debra Schnack, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

I truly enjoy working with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriages or relationships. Through couples and family counseling and therapy, we can help increase understanding, promote effective communication, develop problem-solving and collaboration skills, and strengthen feelings of connectedness and security. Our supportive, non-judgmental, and unbiased approach to counseling and therapy can help enrich and maintain these essential relationships.

— Tawny Runnels, Counselor in Glendale, AZ

Are relationships a big source of your emotional pain? Working hard to find someone and it’s not working? Tempted to cheat or have already done so? Maybe you’re overusing substances to cope or your loved one is battling addiction? When in these situations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and want assistance. I imagine you want to feel grounded, to not have outside situations or people dictate your every move or mood. You want to be happier, contented, and satisfied.

— Steven Reigns, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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