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 a somatically-trained, trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, queer-allied and poly-competent associate psychotherapist, curious about anything and everything being evoked inside and between each partner in the relationship. My intention is to create a space in which each of you feels sufficiently safe to express your deepest relational longing to one another, to have that longing be truly seen, heard, felt and understood by each other, and wherever possible to do this experientially.

— Tyler Thompson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

As a Couples and Family Therapist, I have specific training in working with romantic relationships of all kinds and configurations. I find the most joy in helping people to create the relationship that they strive for, and that brings them fulfillment both relationaly and individually.

— Andrea Tanaka, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in EUGENE, OR
 

Marital problems can mean more than just intimacy issues. As time goes on and relationships deepen, resentments and misunderstandings can build without being addressed. People do change over the course of a lifetime and relationships change as well. Many long-term couples reflect that they’ve been several different people and had several different types of relationships all within the confines of the same relationship.

— Ednalice Pagan-Romney, Counselor in Joliet, IL

Deficits occur in all relationships; we aren't taught how to navigate through them and negotiate so that essential needs are considered, communicated and honored. Instead, we create relationships like the models we grew up with. We tend to have poor communication tools and get into toxic cycles and end up resentful, angry, scared, hopeless, passionless, and acting out (affairs, food, addiction, shopping, video games, porn, etc) or acting in (anxiety, depression). There is another option!

— Laura Carr, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

Counseling services are provided to address marriage and relational conflicts. A family-focused and blended model approach is utilized to meet the treatment needs of clients during the therapeutic process. Couple and Family centered interventions will promote efficacy and accountability towards identified goals.

— Deahdra Chambers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Biscoe, NC

Whether clients have been together 3 months or 3 years, somethings need fine tuning. I help clients solidify a big picture of what they would like their relationship to look like and start devising a plan to get there.

— Rochelle Marecheau, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA
 

I have 30 years of experience working with relationships in all stages from beginning, deepening, renewal or ending. I love working with couples to help them see their relationship with new insight and to nurture it with new behaviors. I also work with individuals who are working through relationship endings.

— Demian Wood, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

No one avoids relationship issues entirely. And each of us behaves differently depending on who our partner is and what beliefs, expectations, ideals, and agreements they bring to the table. Can we be compatible with just anyone? No, but what we can do is be willing to become the best listener we can be. We can revise our communication styles. We can shift expectations and let go of long-held beliefs that no longer serve us.

— Lara Falberg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Columbus, OH
 

The thought of going to couples therapy can be scary and taking those first steps takes courage. It may have been a long time since you felt you could be vulnerable with your partner. Whether you and your spouse or partner are experiencing high levels of conflict, devastating distance, or just need some help getting through a tough time, I can help. I receive ongoing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy; a warm, nonjudgmental approach that helps couples create a positive, more secure bond. This approach has been validated by research as effective for many couples. My goal is to help couples experience more intimacy, understanding, and stability.

— Allison O'Brien, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Johns Creek, GA
 

Relationship and marriage issues are emotionally charged. It is hard to separate what are each person’s own issues from the problems between the individuals. It is easy to be activated by accusations and behaviors of the other person. This makes it hard to know where to start, or even what to believe. Whether your relationship is just growing stale or is co-dependent or even abusive, it is important for you to focus on your own healing and growth. I will help you find your footing, so you have a place to stand in strength and confidence. This will allow you to then work on your relationship issues without having your personal stuff get in the way.

— Jaclin Belabri, Counselor in Vancouver, WA

I help you reconnect with your partner by remembering why you fell in love in the first place. We work together to rekindle the friendship and solidify the foundation in which your relationship is built.

— Kristina Dingus, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Plano, TX
 

From newlyweds to marriage veterans, I work with any and all couples that are having relationship problems. I specialize in marriage counseling, and I have been working as a counseling since 2009.

— Shelly Kessinger, Counselor in Friendswood, TX

You may feel like you're walking on eggshells and as if anything you say might be misunderstood and set your partner off leading yet to another argument OR It may be that the two of you have drifted apart and you feel lonely and disconnected. Your partner doesn’t know who you are any more and they don’t care to get to know you any better either. I work with couples that have reached the end of their rope and are motivated to make things better in their relationship. Contact me today!

— Eleni Economides, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Rochester, NY

Relationship and marriage issues are emotionally charged. It is hard to separate what are each person’s own issues from the problems between the individuals. It is easy to be activated by accusations and behaviors of the other person. This makes it hard to know where to start, or even what to believe. Whether your relationship is just growing stale or is co-dependent or even abusive, it is important for you to focus on your own healing and growth. I will help you find your footing, so you have a place to stand in strength and confidence. This will allow you to then work on your relationship issues without having your personal stuff get in the way.

— Jaclin Belabri, Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I believe humans have a base, fundamental need for connection, belonging and safety. The systems we grow up in teach us otherwise, and give us beliefs that defy those needs. We end up viciously pursuing independence at the expense of real connection. I help clients dismantle those practices and embrace new ones that foster the secure, fulfilling relationships we all hunger for in loneliness.

— Matthew LeBauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Working with clients in personal relationships or marriage has given me the opportunity to address and work on a variety of issues and/or conflicts with them. Such relationship issues can include communication, respect, trust, responsibility, infidelity, coparenting, family conflicts, blended families, financial hardships, employment, stress, separation, and/or divorce. As we work towards these issues I remind clients that it is "We" rather than "I" when dealing with conflicts.

— Hala Pietrangelo, Clinical Social Worker in Clinton Twp, MI
 

Amazing relationships don't just happen. They're grown on a journey. If you’re looking for quality couples therapy sessions with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my clients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.

— Hans Reihling, PhD, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN DIEGO, CA
 

As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for couples, I help you figure out how and why you end up fighting about "nothing" or about that thing that your partner does that gets under your skin. I help create relationships that heal, rather than just healing relationships. EFT helps you figure out why your best efforts to make the relationship work sometimes bring the opposite result.

— Annette Holloway PsyD, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

I have worked with many couples on various issues such as depression, anxiety, codependency, substance abuse, and more. We discuss goals for each partner and determine the best path forward. We work together on building a stronger connection, displaying appropriate boundaries, and participating in positive communication skills.

— Ellen Stephenson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Orlando, FL

I am an LMFTA and was trained in various aspects of relational and systemic therapy, including couples and sex therapy. I have been trained in Gottman Method couples therapy at level 2 and am currently pursuing certification in EFT after having completed core skills training. I have experience treating many couples and families in a clinical setting.

— Lucinda Wurtz, Counselor in Spokane, WA
 

Marriage is a choice. Problems occur in all marriages. How you handle them will have a lasting effect on your relationship--positive or negative. Unhealthy patterns and routines create frustration and confusion in your marriage. How do you let your partner know what you want and need from them? Accountability is a key factor in respecting yourself and others. When conflict occurs you need skills to leave your emotions out of the business of problem solving.

— Lisa H. Lang, Therapist in Flower Mound, TX

No two relationships are the same and everyone brings their own unique style to communicating and loving their partner. My goal is to help those styles become sync while keeping the integrity of each person's identity.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I aid people in healing from past relationship trauma and build more satisfying romantic relationships. I utilize the emotionally focused therapy model while working with couples to aid them in understanding patterns within their relationship and how to truly connect with one another.

— Simone Reed, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Austin, TX
 

I have additional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

— Katie Findley, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA