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 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. I also earned my graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in practice for more than 10 years.

— Alyssa Doberstein, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Raleigh, NC

Relationships often have a way of reflecting to us the most wonderful aspects of our lives and ourselves, as well as our greatest struggles and fears. I am passionate about helping couples reconnect to what draws them together, learn from what causes friction or pulls them apart, and more skillfully communicate and support one another through the inevitable ups and downs of life and their relationship.

— Ellen Turner, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Here's the truth: The most important relationship you with YOURSELF. You cannot develop quality relationships with others until you get that relationship right. How you relate to YOU determines how you relate to the world and how you relate to others. From dating relationships to friends, parents, roommates, or even a new boss, together we can improve your relationships by first working from within to work on you and then mastering interpersonal effectiveness skills.

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

Relationship issues are most frequently about sex and / or money, and those issues can frequently be related to communication challenges. Alternatively, there can be a lot of feelings: about not being good enough, not having enough (literally - especially of money - in our capitalist society which impacts our wellbeing in so many ways), having less in common over time, the challenges of taking care of others, etc.

— T.Lee Shostack, Clinical Social Worker

Have you lost the spark in your relationship? Do you feel your partner does not "see" you? Are you hoping for a closer emotional connection? I will work with you to bring hopefulness, emotional bond, healthy communication, and spark back into your life. We will work together to develop a plan to build your strongest relationship. Family counseling may include 2 or more family members to help heal relationships, open lines of communication, and learn new coping strategies.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH

I have been trained in Level 1 & 2 of the Gottman Model. I am also trained in Natural Lifemanship which is a relational based Equine Therapy Model.

— Ashley Garcia, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Sherwood, OR

Most women come to me with some concerns about their relationships. Past, present,'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.


Do arguments with your partner feel frequent and seem to go in circles? Are you trying to rebuild trust but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you simply want to strengthen your bond with new communication tools. I have specialized training through the famous Gottman Institute to work with couples and marriages. Together we can work as a team to overcome barriers and empower your relationship.

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

20+ married, I have helped couples find piece and mend their relationships. A primary focus of relationship counseling is making sure clients leave feeling equipped to have healthy conversations and respect each other. For couples who decided to attend therapy sessions with the Gottem Method Therapy approach, efficacy is nearly 75%. It’s safe to say that relationship counseling, in general, is very effective if both partners are willing.

— Mirta Innis-Thompson, Psychotherapist in Potomac, MD

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

I have provided couples and relationship therapy for over 20 years -- I can help you strengthen your bonds or gently loosen them. Together we'll figure out what is pressing on your relationship and how to repair and restore the connections.

— Amy Hecht, Clinical Psychologist in Charlotte, NC

Loving, caring, and at one time flourishing relationships, get stuck sometimes. This is all quite common to experience conflict in a relationship. We help get relationships unstuck by helping you change underlying patterns. This helps rebuild trust and reconnect in a secure and loving way.

— Marina Krugolets, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

Spending too many nights on the couch? Whether you feel disconnected from your partner or are just looking for a boost in your relationship, no matter what size or shape your relationship takes couple sessions provide a space to reconnect and strengthen your bond.

— Kristen Skowronski, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in The Woodlands, TX

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 was trained in working with couples experiencing anything from communication issues to infidelity. I have extensive experience treating couples from all walks of life. In session, we will practice communicating differently, learn why couples lose connection to one another, and explore hurts in the relationship that have yet to be processed. I do not take sides as that would not be productive for your relationship. Instead, I work with both of you to help you find closeness once again.

— Jeremy Scataglini, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

My experience has been that couples who are motivated to seek therapy mostly want to improve their marriages and I enter those sessions optimistically. At the start, most couples are not feeling quite as optimistic. Some of my work is informed by Gottman's approach, too. That means slowing down communications so all can be heard, accepting differences, finding common ground, and getting more pleasurable activities happening. It's great to see when couples reconnect.

— Jason Olin, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

During individual therapy, clients often wish to discuss how they can strengthen their premarital or marital relationships. I assist clients with exploring communication, forgiveness, and conflict resolution and anger management techniques. I help clients to explore solo self care AND partnered relationship-building activities. Attention is given to interdependence within a healthy significant relationship.

— Erin Blasdel-Gebelin, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

Couples counseling is geared towards teaching the couple to see themselves as a team, instead of competing on who is “right and wrong”. In addition to teamwork, I teach couples effective habits of communication and problem solving skills to come up with a resolution at the end of an argument instead of the anger, frustration, and regret that results from unhealthy disagreement. If the issue is regarding infidelity, we work towards rebuilding both trust and intimacy within the relationship.

— Elexus Oglesby, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX