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

It's hard when our relationship is not working the way we'd like for it to be. Unfortunately, it's so easy to pulled further and further into the discord when we try our usual ways of "talking about it." I help couples develop a different approach to working through conflict. If each of you are interested in being heard and understood, I can help!

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

When a couple is facing stress in their relationship it is difficult to notice the options that are available to assist the relationship. Many times the individuals see each other as the problem due to the emotional responses in their interactions. Each couple has a unique interaction pattern that may be creating difficulties in the marriage when stressors arise, and creating a new pattern can assist in overcoming these stressors.

— Maribel Higuera, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Intimate relationships are intended to be safe havens where we can express our true selves. When this promise is not upheld, it can cause significant distress and a threat to our emotional well being. This is true of couples who choose monogamy, or relationships where multiple partners are participating. I have helped many people in a wide range of relationships express barriers to connection and work towards being more vulnerable, respectful, and supportive in their relationships.

— Jennifer Beltz (Catharsis Counseling LLC), Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

Multicultural Couples Therapy is my specialty. I have seen relationships with a range of issues including anger and disrespect, loss of attachment, and the most frequent issue: communication. I have seen couples from every continent where cultural differences can be quite challenging. I also see multiracial clients, partners with different extended family dynamics and blended families. I provide therapy in 3 different languages.

— Anna Schäfer Edwards, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Cooper City, FL

Feeling too much tension and discord in your relationship? I work to find the source of those conflicts and help resolve them. Specific interests: frequent arguing, losing your spark, falling out of love, discernment about your future, getting back to "before," impacts of infidelity Note that couples therapy is only indicated for partners who are physically and psychologically safe with one another. The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

— Laura McMaster, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

I have a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on families. Most of my training is in Marriage and Family Therapy. I help many couples stay together...or successfully and peacefully transition their relationship.

— Greg Custer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meridian, ID

Do you feel like you’ve lost connection with your partner(s)? Arguments stuck in a repeating loop? Are you looking to feel seen and heard? Relationships are hard, they’re like a whole extra job with people you truly care about. In my relationship therapy sessions, I help people develop the necessary skills and insights needed to maintain sustaining love and growth. Couples, throuples, triads, and more, whatever your dynamic I'm here to help you love the way you want.

— Cody Glover, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I effectively help couples create deeply harmonious, safe & secure relationships. You'll cultivate trust, transparency, authenticity, gratitude, vulnerability & accountability & learn what damages relationships. We’ll use NVC-non-violent communication - sharing feelings/needs, making requests & learn reflective/empathic listening, several “love practices”, repair skills, 4 guiding questions & many other tools.

— Annette Barnett, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Cruz, CA

All marriages and relationships would benefit from therapy, whether it is to improve communication, heal after betrayal, adjust to a major life change, or to split up in a supported environment. In my work with partners, I like to start with identifying the goals of the therapy and moving forward from there. I often use my EFT training to identify triggers and patterns that couples have fallen into. By identifying these pieces, I can help partners become more intentional in their interactions.

— Marissa Greenberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Redondo Beach, CA

I am certified in Terry Real's RLT approach.

— Jerry Sander, Clinical Social Worker in ,

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, working with people in romantic relationships is something I am highly trained to do. I work with couples and people of alternative relationship constellations to recognize the reciprocal patterns that have formed between them, gain insight into why they are happening, and learn healthier communication strategies.

— Grace Norberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

— Amanda Leno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mesa, AZ

If you find that you struggle to be understood or communicate effectively, I can help teach you skills to overcome this. Oftentimes, stress leads couples to "shutting down" emotionally in an effort to protect their partner, but this leads to living parallel lives. And once communication has stopped, couples begin reacting to misperceptions leading to further arguments and miscommunication.

— Kirsten Hardy, Clinical Social Worker

I've been trained by Terry Real and am certified, through his institute, as a Relational Life Therapist. I also offer regular Boot Camps in Essential Relational Skills Training, as developed by Terry.

— Jerry Sander, Clinical Social Worker in ,

Specialties Include: Premarital counseling, discontent, struggles with effective fighting or communication, past trauma triggering conflict, racial & gender issues impacting communication & conflict, infidelity/affairs, empty nesters, blending family, miscarriage & infertility, parenting Certifications: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader Prepare/Enrich Premarital counselor

— Linnea Logas, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN

I would with couples/partners/families, to facilitate communication and foster healthy relationships.

— Kathleen Walls, Counselor in Burlington, VT

The most important relationship you have….is with yourself. In fact, you can not begin to develop quality relationships with others until you get that relationship right. How you relate to YOU determines how you relate to the world and, most importantly, how you relate to others. From romantic relationships to friends, parents, roommates, or even your new boss, together we can improve your relationship dynamics by first working from within and then mastering interpersonal effectiveness skills.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA

I help couples who struggle with communication and the angry cycles that lead to divorce. I provide marriage counseling and premarital counseling and help couples reignite passion and intimacy. I understand the problems that women face in the bedroom, and together we work to help you experience fulfilling and exciting sexual intimacy. You will learn skills that help you cope and identify patterns that increase anxiety and anger and impair your ability to connect with your partner.

— Rebecca Ray, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Marcos, TX