Marriage Counseling

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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Do you feel stuck in constant arguments with your partner, going around in circles with no resolution? Are you struggling to rebuild trust in your relationship and unsure where to start? Or perhaps you're simply looking to strengthen your bond with better communication tools. As a therapist with specialized training from the renowned Gottman Institute, I am equipped to work with couples and marriages. Let's work together as a team to overcome obstacles and empower your relationship.

— Ryan Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cedar Park, TX

Helping to identify and root-out destructive patterns of communication and develop personalized plans to help clients create their own ideal-self in relation to their partner(s).

— Stephanie Phillips, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Catonsville, MD

I have worked with mixed-agenda couples in which one person is "all in" but unsure how to save the relationship while the other is "one foot out" and giving one last chance before they walk away. I've also worked with couples to expand their communication for improved connection and stronger sense of belonging in the relationship. Additionally, I helped former partners plan for and navigate the uncoupling process while co-parenting in their toddler's best interests.

— Sherri Davidson, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Bellevue, WA

Marriage is the most intimate of relationships and potentially the most hurtful. Infidelity, Porn addiction, sexual incompatibility? These issues can ruin a marriage. I can help bring healing. But many other issues can also interfere with the happiness, especially poor communication and anger management. I try to help both parties feel fully heard and understood, looking for what is good in the marriage and rekindling the old sparks that help start the relationship.

— Monte Miller, Psychologist in Austin, TX

I work with couples using Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) which has been proven to have a 90% success rate. I also use Psychodynamic Couples/Family Therapy which untilizes the therapeutic relationship to uncover how our earlier relationships are impacting our current relationships.

— Sara A. Morgan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

My certification as both a Gottman Level 2 therapist and my training in Emotion-Focused therapy through an attachment lens has been paramount to my work in relationship and marriage issues. I believe that the quality of our relationships determine the quality of our lives, thus claiming its importance in personal growth and happiness. I am also very familiar with the works of Esther Perel and integrate a lot of her concepts into my work.

— Paula MacCormac, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Bellevue, WA

Seeking counseling for sexual or relationship issues can be a difficult process. Many individuals can struggle with shame, guilt, or fear around the area of sexuality. Often these feelings can make you just want to run and hide and keep you in a place where you don't feel deserving of a joyful life or worse fighting with your partner all the time. These feelings may be due to a variety of reasons, and understanding them and knowing how to deal with them is very important.

— Stephanie Flood, Counselor in Campbell, CA

My experience includes working with couples needing to heal from infidelity, improving communication, increasing emotional connection, managing conflict, and sexual issues.

— Keri Sipek, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tempe, AZ

When working on relational issues, I ensure an environment where all members feel comfortable to express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. I utilize my training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and The Gottman Method to encourage healthy communication, conflict resolution, and shared goals.

— Eric Norton, Mental Health Practitioner in Minnetonka, MN

I am passionate about working with couples who are dating, engaged, marriage or anywhere in between. I aim to help you and you significant other improve communication, meet each other's needs, learn fair fighting skills, and acquire other techniques that will strengthen your relationship.

— Natasha Cooke, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Katy, TX

Whether you're experiencing day to day challenges, a major life event or crisis, or ambivalence about your relationship, I utilize the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) to help couples navigate these challenges in ways that build trust, security and connection. I work with you to become experts on each other through deeper attunement, and to make your imagined relationship a reality by defining agreements that support a shared vision for your union.

— Kathryn Sosnowski, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Menlo Park, CA

Positive experiences of human connection are essential components of our emotional health. One of my primary goals is to facilitate this type of relational experience in our work together to help you process and heal what hurts, while empowering you to effectively move forward in life. I help my clients develop fulfilling and meaningful relationships with others by initially working closely to develop a compassionate and loving relationship to self.

— Nicole Byrne, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I am trained in both Gottman style couples therapy and CBT for couples. I have experience working with individuals in poly and non-monogamous relationships as well. I'll bring this expertise to working with you to help improve communication and reconnection with your partner/partners.

— Kristofer Joondeph-Breidbart, Psychiatrist in Somerville, MA

I am an advanced-trained Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapist, have invested hundreds of hours in training and supervision, and continue to significantly invest in my ongoing learning in order to guide clients to a healthier, happier connection. In addition to my work as en EFT therapist, I have also trained in somatic/body-based/polyvagal approaches, Gottman approaches, structural, and attachment-approaches. I believe I'm never done learning, and adjust my approaches as I continue to learn.

— Jacqueline Warner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boston, MA

The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.

— Sarah Howeth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Sometimes couples need a mediator to help them work through an issue that the couple cannot solve for themselves. That is a much healthier way to work on a relationship than leave it festering. I listen without prejudice so if the relationship is an open one, I do not judge.

— Alicia Walker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Montclair, NJ

I use interpersonal effectiveness skills to facilitate improvements in communication skills as well as distress tolerance skills to help you stay grounded through conflict. I incorporate psychodynamic/attachment theory to help you gain insight into the deeper patterns manifesting in your intimate relationships. I also have experience working with the struggles that come alongside infidelity whether you broke your relationship agreements or you experienced a betrayal.

— Kelsey Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Relationship issues are often seen as indicative that a relationship is not working out. After becoming specialized and learning about attachment, I've come to see them as confirmation that we yearn for connection, but also as an opportunity to identify our wounds getting in the way that need healing. Working with an emotionally focused, trauma knowledgeable therapist can help you and your partner learn how to turn conflict into healing, so that you don't have to heal alone.

— Maritza Plascencia, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

I believe that some of the most profound healing and enlightenment can happen in relationship. As humans, we are built to connect and share our authentic selves with those we love. Unfortunately we live in a world that often does not support exactly that. When I work with couples, my hope is to facilitate an environment that can help heal past wounds, and build lasting and fulfilling relationships.

— Danielle Goldstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO