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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Working with couples is my ultimate passion. I LOVE helping people have healthier relationships with their spouse, partner or lover(s). We all crave connection, let me help you find a depth that you didn't think was possible. I'll happily help you navigate your nonsense so that you can get closer to your partner. Remember: we do our best healing in relationships. Which is why this feels so hard!

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Our experience in couples counseling includes but is not limited to: infidelity, life changes (big or small), family building conversations, infertility, adoption, trust, financial planning, premarital counseling, blended families, and parenting styles. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming. We welcome all varieties of relationships, traditional and non-traditional. 

 Each therapist is a Level 1 Gottman Therapy Provider. We believe in using holistic assessments that then inform the therapeutic framewo

— Emily Morehead, Psychotherapist in Allen, TX

As a LMFT I specialize in helping couples reconnect and learn how to communicate effectively. I know how easy it is to get stuck in very toxic patterns with our partners. I will help you identify these patterns and grow together as a couple.

— Charleen Gonzalez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL

Relationship Dynamics. Arguing. Expectations. Disillusionment. Stages. Honesty. Transparency. Trust. Separate Needs. Addiction. Sexual Differences. Division of Labor. Parenting. Family. Vacations. Goals. Values. Growth.

— Nancy Johnson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wellesley Hills, MA

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between yourself and your partner? These issues can be improved, changed, and bettered, with little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs and get what you want out of your relationship.

— Jennifer Hamrock, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach, CA

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

Our most intimate relationships can touch and awaken our most tender hurts. This can make for incredibly challenging dynamics within ourselves and between partners. I believe this relational work can bring opportunities for healing and offer new insights surrounding old, adaptive patterns that are no longer serving us. Shifting these patterns of disconnection can offer space for more vibrant, authentic, intimate, and loving connections with ourselves and others.

— Beth Keenan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

Couples that are struggling frequently engage in a variety of unhealthy habits. They may make personal insults, stonewall, neglect to communicate their feelings or engage in any number of other behaviors. When things go wrong in a relationship, we often ignore our partner's positive qualities. We lose sight of why we once loved them. In therapy, you can rebuild trust, improve intimacy, and rebuild your emotional connection.

— Nadia Padurets, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocklin, CA

Relationships can bring feelings excitement, love, and belonging. They can also bring heartbreak, despair, and worry. Humans are social animals- we thrive when we connect with others. However, relationships (with friends, family, and partners) can be confusing and bring a mix of emotions. I can help you to process these changes in relationships and their effect on your mental health and wellbeing. Relationships are not black and white and we often must put work into them to gain clarity.

— Katie DeVoll, Counselor in New york, NY

I am trained in Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy and the Gottman Method.

— Amy Markley, Therapist in Chicago, IL

There is no doubt that intimate relationships can be some of the most rewarding, and also the most challenging, of the relationships we engage in. When facing challenges with your partner(s), therapy can be a space to develop better communication skills, discuss deeper needs and desires that we sometimes struggle to recognize, and to improve the experience of the relationship for all partners.

— Morghan Weber, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Denver, CO

Sex therapy is one of my primary specialities.

— Janelle Barnes, Addictions Counselor 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

I have been trained in the Gottman method of relationship counseling. A lot of the work I do is with spouses, ex-spouses, and adult children of "narcissistic" individuals. These toxic relationships can have wide ranging effects on our lives, our sense of self, and our reality. I want to help you identify toxic relationships, escape them, recover from their effects, and learn the skills to build healthy relationships going forward.

— Chris Eaton, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX

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

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 am a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than twenty years of experience working with couples, so I will bring significant expertise and personal experience to our relationship therapy work. I have helped clients from all walks of life find greater intimacy, connectedness, and trust in their relationships and can help you to overcome whatever barriers you and your partner are facing.

— Tania Protsenko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Island, NY