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.

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I am a Gottman Informed Therapist and continue to use the Gottman Method in helping relationships grow and heal.

— Josie Oldham, Counselor in Wichita, KS

I work with couples to externalize the problems of the partnerships across a wide variety of issues from differences in communication, libido, and parenting style to infidelity infertility, adoption, and job changes. Together we'll dim the power of the problem and open up possibilities and collaborative conversations. Couples get to know each other and learn how to support their relationship without the dominance of their problems interfering with their desire to connect.

— lauren malkasain, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA
 

If you come to me seeking assistance for your relaitonship or marriage, I will draw on the principles of several evidence based practices with an emphasis on the Gottman method. Each client will complete assessments and individual sessions in the beginning of treatment following our initial couples session. We will identify strengths to build on and areas that need improvement.

— Katherine Pfeiffer, Counselor in Tampa, FL

Learn how to get along and achieve the kind of closeness you long for. To do this you have to learn how to listen, stay in your own lane and get curious about your partner. Learn to understand each other. Learn how to get out of the control and codependent cycle.

— annette pheby, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL
 

I have been helping singles and couples find deeper connection and happiness in their lives for over 20 years. I help couples strengthen their communication skills and find deeper connection, as they work through challenges at various stages of their relationship. I also help singles properly grieve and let go after break-ups, and navigate the dating process.

— Layla Ashley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

It is common in a relationship to have a phase when you and your partner may be in conflict or may not be connecting in the way that you would like to connect. Therapy can be helpful in identifying your needs in the relationship, finding ways to communicate your needs, and addressing any difficulties getting those needs met. This can include developing communication strategies, coping strategies, and new ways of connecting with your partner.

— Dr. Kathryn (Moore) Williams, Psychologist in Santa Monica, CA
 

Many of us are trying to figuring out what kinds of partnerships we want in our lives. Whether that be with romantic partners, friends, or family, we struggle to navigate relationships in ways that honor both our need for connection and our need for boundaries. Sometimes, it's hard to even know what kinds of connections or boundaries we need. Therapy is an opportunity to reflect on what healthy relationships mean for us as individuals, and set concrete goals to achieve them

— Alison Gurley, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

I'm in advanced training for SAVI, the System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction, which paired with my systems- and somatic-orientations, supports relationships with communication challenges and other problems with intimacy, trust, and collaboration. I use a highly interactive style in our sessions, helping partners notice potentially ineffective behaviors and helping all involved see alternative choices. I work impactfully with all relationship systems, including open, poly, and queer.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

Even in individual work, I tend to view most challenges through a relationship- or attachment-based lens. Our personalities and our lives are shaped by our families, friends, and romantic partnerships, and uncovering the hidden dynamics of those relationships can be so powerful. Any surface-level problem in a relationship is linked to a deeper meaning and finding glimpses of that deeper meaning is the real work of therapy.

— Natosha Knight, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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
 

I have been passionate about working with couples and relational concerns since I started my journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Relationships are important aspects to everyone's life. I enjoy helping individuals and couples navigate current relationship, process the ending of a relationship, or helping them understand their patterns and attachment in relationships.

— Kelsey Fitzhugh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gilbert, AZ

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
 

As a sex therapist I am often working with couples. So in addition to the sex therapy training, I also have "relationship" training. I really like the Gottman Method for couples counseling because the Gottman's incorporate a lot of theories into their approach. They are down to earth and well researched! Their methods work! My goal is to teach you how to engage in positive, productive dyadic communication, so you won't need me to follow you around and facilitate all of your conversations.

— Paula Kirsch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , MI

I use many approaches to look at relationship issues, including how attachment styles may related to current relationship problems.

— Karla Rennhofer, Clinical Psychologist
 

Most women come to me with some concerns about their relationships. Past, present, future...it's all connected! If you struggle to know what your true needs and boundaries are, or you feel invalidated, misunderstood, and unheard in any of your relationships, reaching out for help is the right thing to do. Together we can look at your relational template, see your patterns, and help you move closer to more authentic, healthy relationships.

— MICHAELA KOZLIK, Therapist

I have worked with couples on various issues. Some issues include infidelity, premarital, lack of connection, and conflict with in-laws. I approach every couple as a unique case and strive to reach the goals set forth.

— Loren Schouest, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Birmingham, AL
 

I am honored to be part of vulnerable conversations where partners can be honest and authentic. When my clients get to this place, healing can happen. I know how great it can be to finally be able to say what needs to be said, even if you worry it's too hard. I guide partners to be real with each other with kindness and respect, to be self accountable, and to ask for what is needed. Couples I work with appreciate my straightforward, fearless, and gentle style.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI

Relationships are part of the foundation that make-up the human experience. They bring some of the greatest joys and the greatest pains to life. Together we can work on improving your relationship with yourself and those around you through processing past and present experiences, clarifying wants, needs, and desires, and improving communication strategies.

— Lindsay Anderson, Professional Counselor Associate in , OR