Collaborative Couple Therapy

Collaborative couple therapy is a therapeutic technique that helps couples understand how they communicate when struggling with an issue or argument. The focus of collaborative couple therapy is teaching partners how to turn those fights into intimate conversations, and in turn, strengthen the relationship. In collaborative couple therapy, the therapist will sit in between the couple and speak as if they were one of the partners talking to the other. If one of the partners is 'fighting' by using stinging words, the therapist will attempt to translate those comments into confiding thoughts. If a partner is ‘withdrawing,’ the therapist will guess at what the individual is feeling, and ask if the guesses are correct. A successful outcome of collaborative couple therapy is experiencing intimacy in times of struggle, rather than fighting or withdrawing. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s collaborative couple therapy experts today. 

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We will work together to improve communication skills and to shift your relationship into the relationship that you want to live and enjoy.

— Monica New, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Playa Del Rey, CA

A large majority of my client base is couples. I am currently working as a marriage therapist at The Relationship Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan.

— Leticia Berg, Psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

We as individuals form our unique worldviews by the attachment styles we develop with our parents and by the dynamics of our family relationships, friendships, and romantic partnerships throughout our lives. I work collaboratively in partnership with you, honoring your worldview, to recognize what’s going well in your couple or family dynamic, explore where and how you and your relationships can grow, and assisting you increase connection with your loved ones.

— Shelly Hogan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I love working with couples to support them in finding their path and helping them to learn each other's languages of communication. We all come from drastically differing experiences as human beings, and the work of bringing two worlds together can be incredibly difficult and frustrating, and it can also be full of joy and excitement. I am here to guide you through it all. I am a sex positive, LGBTQIA+ welcoming therapist who orients towards liberation psychology and theories of attachment.

— Talia Chanoff, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

Problems tend to form through miscommunication. The collaborative approach helps everyone feel heard and understood. As a result, communication begins to improve, and problems start to dissolve.

— Katherine Traxler-LaFrance, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Humble, TX

I assist couples to express their thoughts, feelings, and perspectives to each other in a healthy way. I assist couples in learning healthier communication styles and healthier behaviors for themselves and towards each other. I help them identify negative patterns and the root of them so they can be replaced with healthier patterns. I teach couples how to deal with their own thoughts and feelings so they are not taking them out of their partner. We focus on positives of partner and relationship.

— Michelle Brody, Counselor in Windermere, FL
 

The mental approach and social values,norms,customs and traditions mainly trigger a dispute which needs to be understood by both partners. I have the ability to point out such issues in a relationship.

— Sufyan Ali, Clinical Psychologist in Sialkot, KS

I have studied Tatkin, Gotman, and Real extensively and can teach you their wisdom about how couples can best learn to work together to ensure the health and sustainability of the union. This applies at any stage of a relationship, from brand new to many years. I also help couples who are ending their relationship do so in a collaborative way with minimal impact on their children.

— Dr. Judi Bloom, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

With my client couples, I have used collaboration, meaning speaking with each client to discuss his or her needs and frustrations within the relationship. I believe collaborative therapy is key to establishing couple goals to benefit everyone. In my sessions, couples do not talk over each other, as communication is important in understanding what has or has not happened in the relationship.

— Deborah Vara, Counselor in Warrenton, VA

The couple and Therapist form a dynamic treatment team to work together on the issues identified and goals established by the couple.

— Peter Kanaris, Psychologist
 

Collaborative couple therapy will provide an active, results-oriented and usually brief approach to help couples address issues such as: gridlocked conflict, intimacy, separation and divorce, infertility, relationships with extended family, parenting, and remarriage.

— JINAL MEHTA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in NEW HYDE PARK, NY

A voluntary dispute resolution process, Collaborative Divorce allows parties to settle without resort to litigation and provides spouses/partners with the support and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, Collaborative Practice offers the benefit of coaches, child and financial specialists who work together to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution for all parties.

— Brett Sherman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Birmingham, MI
 

Promoting collaboration through understanding and development of healthy communication strategies to decrease conflict.

— Barek Sharif, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA

Couples therapy is a space for each partner to feel heard, understood, and validated. We will work on creating your ideal relationship by taking the skills learned in session and incorporating them within your relationship.

— Charice Calloway, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tuscaloosa, AL