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 certified Symbis Facilitator who provides couples with an overall assessment of the health of their relationship. Areas of strengths & weaknesses are identified. A counseling plan is created together to work through your important couple issues to create healthy attachments, trust and harmony in your relationship for life long love.

— Susan Resnik, Mental Health Counselor in Miami Beach, FL

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are so damn hard. You’re in the right place. I get it. I specialize in helping couples tackle modern-day relationship issues ranging from dealing with FOMO, marriage and commitment, partner conflict, loss of intimacy, infidelity, and parenting/co-parenting stress. Relationships today require a different type of therapy approach that work in today’s world. I aim to provide researched-based practices to help you achieve the kind of love and life you want.

— Michelle Turner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX

It's not all about communication and expression. Sometimes deep components of desire, resentment, compatibility, and hope drive our relationships. Whether you are interested in couples therapy or want to process a loss or past relationship, I will listen closely to the meanings underneath the language and help you reach a greater sense of peace

— Jason C Zeltser, Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

I am trained through lectures, workshops and conferences on couples work including Nonviolent Communication, Prepare and Enrich, Conjoint Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Drama Therapy, Process Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

— Kaile Videtich, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI

We learn how to navigate relationships based on what we observe from our caregivers as children. I can help you better understand how your upbringing shaped your approach to relationships, highlighting strengths as well as areas of growth. Based on our identities and family values, we're not always taught how to assertively express our needs (or the type of support we desire). I am here to empower you with the confidence and skills to have healthy relationships and communicate effectively.

— Alexis Lopez, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my training is systemic in nature and I view individuals as part of the systems they belong to and incorporate interpersonal and interpersonal dynamics when addressing mental health issues. I do relationship work with both individuals and couples.

— Analisa Jayasekera, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Paul, MN

Communication enhancement, a renewed interest or curiosity in our partner, and the recognition of our attachments needs as well as the attachment needs of our partner are all ways in which we can reengage and create a deeper bond with our partner while learning more about ourselves.

— Kelle DeBruin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oregon City, OR

I enjoy working with many different kinds of relationships and couples. I have experience working with issues such as infidelity, illness, blended families, open relationships, new engagements, cohabitation, and interracial partnerships. I look forward to getting to know your relationship and what goals are important to it. We can strengthen communication skills and hear everyone's worries and hopes in a non-judgmental space.

— Michelle Chong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Helping people have fulfilling and happy relationships has been the focus of my professional career. I founded Inland Empire Couples Counseling to provide my community with top-quality therapy services for couples. We are a relationship focused group of therapists committed to helping our clients create the couple relationships they desire. With all other issues we treat, we do so with a focus on how these problems or dynamics impact relationships.

— Rebecca Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist in Riverside, CA

This is the foundation of my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Training in this field is around systems of all kinds from inside a person to the greater aspects of the workplace and community. This is a specialty field requiring hands on experience with a fully trained mentor to maintain balance for all participants. I participate in ongoing training to maintain my knowledge and ability. I work with individuals, couples, families and all kinds of groups employing this approach.

— Amy Belval, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia, CT

When providing couples counseling, I not only work with the couple on establishing and safe and empowering therapeutic alliance in which we identify areas that need to be addressed, but we also develop rules of engagement to be used in the sessions and outside of the sessions.

— Phillip Woods, Psychotherapist in Milwaukee, WI

I specialize in cross-cultural marital and pre-marital therapy, as well as helping expats and trailing spouses adjust to increased marital stress that can accompany living abroad. I also help people with conflicted family, in-law or work relationships.

— Megan Zesati, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

I have experience working on parent/child relationships, especially with teens and young adults. I have experience doing family & couple's therapy around many issues, including infidelity, substance abuse issues, and depression. I have training and experience with couple's interventions such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couple's Therapy.

— Roula Germain, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sunset Beach, CA

I have extensive experience in working with relationships. I believe it is important to see the whole picture of how people interact. By working with multiple people in the room, I am able to see the interactions and address the issues that come up in real-time. I believe connection is important in relationships, and that is my first priority with my clients.

— Claire Eggleston, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Our relationships give us an opportunity to become more authentic, to grow, to love better, and love the self better. This is the philosophy that underlies all of my work with couples.

— Kerry Cohen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists in Orlando, Florida. I have lectured extensively on gay relationship issues, and I have also taught at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University School of Medicine, The Catholic University of America and The University of Maryland. I am author of the book Sex Happens: The Gay Man’s Guide to Creative Intimacy.

— Arlen Keith Leight, Clinical Social Worker in Rancho Mirage, CA

You have a lingering feeling that there may be something you’re subconsciously unaware of that is blocking deep connection. Maybe you’re curious if you have attachment, commitment, or codependency issues. It takes a great understanding of yourself to be able to successfully date and be in a relationship with others. Therapy can help you: Identify your needs and how to get them met; Heal and grow from your pain; Explore the past; Address internal barriers to connection; Develop your sense of self

— Ashley Vo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Resolving conflict and exploring options is part of effective couples therapy. If partners always agreed, relationships would be a lot easier than they are! Therapy can help both of you explore values and ethics, provide in-depth education about options, and help resolve ambivalence related to issues of concern. I come from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy background, and utilize additional modalities such as Gottman Couples Therapy and Systems Theory.

— Jessica Balos, Counselor in Lakewood Ranch, FL

EFT trained under originator Dr. Sue Johnson to help couples develop and maintain a strong secure emotional bond in order to have a rewarding and successful relationship and as a result, fulfilling lives as individuals.

— Dr. Ali Dubin, Counselor in North Hollywood, CA

When both partners are committed to making the marriage/relationship work, we will work on strengthening or repairing your relationship. It does not matter how big the problems feel or how long they've been happening; what matters is that you both know you want to stay in the relationship and are willing to work on it.

— Rebecca Azar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL

As a marriage and family therapist I work with couples on a daily basis to improve their relationship. I use research prove tools to help couples make lasting changes in the way they feel, think and behave in their relationship.

— Irene Schreiner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in downers grove, IL

I work primarily with individuals and couples. If you are in a relationship, I can help you best if you bring your partner. My skills in this area are unique. Rather than a single method or approach, I will help you with whatever the most important problem is that day. I can do self-pay double sessions or extended sessions as needed. Flexibility is important when I work with couples. There can be enactments, role playing, dating game type questions, communication skills training & teaching

— Elissa Grunblatt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Amityville, NY

I believe that one of purposes as human beings is to create fulfilling dynamic relationships with others. Relationships improve when we are willing to find healthy ways to meet our needs while growing the relationship through trust building, communication and intimacy. I have worked with couples and families since the beginning of my counseling practice as well as speaking on the subjects of interpersonal relationships and the consequences of divorce and separation.

— Kevin Herbert, Counselor in Saint Peters, MO

I am a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT) through the Gottman Institute and I have extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). Since becoming a therapist in 2003, I have treated well over a thousand couples in my career.

— Justin Pere, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA