Couples Counseling

Every couple fights once in a while. It’s a normal, and even healthy, part of most relationships. However, when the frequency and seriousness of your fights start affecting your health and well-being, it may be time to speak with a professional. A therapist specializing in couples counseling is trained to help you and your partner(s) develop tools to better communicate (and fight constructively), help you achieve goals together, or move past a specific event or cause of conflict (such as infidelity, sex, or household duties). In addition to helping those in a relationship have a healthier partnership, couples counseling can also be helpful if you and your partner are considering a breakup or a divorce – having a professional guide you can aide the both of you in making an informed decision. Think it might be time to give couples counseling a try? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s couples counseling experts today.

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Things may seem "fine," yet you may be questioning whether your partnership at present is living up to the promise you originally found in it, whether it's helping you live the life you really want. I focus on helping couples with basically solid relationships find deeper joy and connection by helping them attune more deeply to themselves and one another.

— Maria Orr, Marriage & Family Therapist in Corvallis, OR

I specialize in working with couples. My approach in couples therapy is fair, kind and collaborative. Often couples that come to me for help have found themselves locked in a pattern of relating that leads again and again to the problems they are hoping to address in couples therapy. I help couples identify and alter these patterns, often with insight into how they developed in the first place. We might also explore the connection between these patterns and each partner’s experience of early formative relationships.

— Bear Korngold, Clinical Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

Because you can’t love someone else fully till you have learned how to love yourself, we start by focusing on you. I help you clarify what you want to achieve in your life. I show you how to take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I help you open up channels of communication to build a new understanding between you. I help you build a new relationship with your loved one. I support you throughout the entire journey.

— Scott Terry, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Hoffman Estates, IL

Common problems addressed in couples therapy: Challenging poor communication patterns. Learning to both listen and speak to your partner in a new way is, in my opinion, the quickest way to affect positive change in a relationship. Rekindling feelings of warmth and love. Especially with couples who have been together for a long time, it can be easy to lose that spark that was once there. Creating safety, security, and respect.

— Khoa Ngo, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hoffman Estates, IL
 

I will work with you to bring hopefulness, emotional connection, 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

You want to enjoy each other's company, learn about yourself & grow as individuals. Challenges can easily arise at any stage - how to meet someone, dating, premarital, commitment, re-organizing around Life events, the list goes on. Communication is high on the list of things needed to connect well, but before this, your silent ideas of what you expect or need from one another. In Counseling you step out of the day to day & visit the brass tacks of what your relationship is built on.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

I will work with you to bring hopefulness, emotional connection, 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

After almost 20 years of working with couples, I have learned that relationships are never simple. Relationships ARE amazingly resilient works of human art. My work has included journeying with couples through affair recovery, adjusting to life after a new baby, premarital counseling and parenting challenges. A strength of mine as a therapist is navigating complexity and holding space for pain, growth and healing.

— Emily Stone, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

I help many couples either stay together or peaceful separate. My background is in Marriage and Family therapy, however as a Clinical Counselor and I can help you with your relationship.

— Greg Custer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meridian, ID

I have personally experienced a rich and generative 30 year marriage, the heartbreaking transition of divorce and mid-life dating and relationships. As a Life-Cycle Celebrant and a therapist I have been honored to work with diverse couples and families at the thresholds of marriage and the birth of children. When couples have lost intimacy and connection, I enjoy helping them communicate, rediscover their vitality and clarify how they want to live -- sometimes together, sometimes apart.

— Amy Benedict, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New Paltz, NY
 

I have completed an externship and advanced training from Susan Johnson in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

— Susan Cote, Clinical Social Worker in LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL

I work with all relationship structures!

— Elyssa Helfer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Couples counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marriage status. It focuses on helping a couple work through challenges, understand their relationship better, develop healthier ways of relating to one another and get unstuck from painful patterns. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.

— Heidi Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virtual sessions, CA

As a licensed Marriage Family therapist, I received masters level training in couples counseling. I also worked at several domestic violence shelters and facilitated batterer's intervention programs, where I taught about "healthy relationships" and how to have a relationship based in respect. Since that time, I have studied the Gottman method. I am most interested in helping couples use mindfulness and positive communication strategies to build a better relationship.

— Deann Acton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

As human beings, we need relationships to survive. But relationships are also very difficult! Our practice focuses on helping our clients build thriving relationships and increase meaningful connection in their lives. Our co-owners, Paul & Kaitlin Kindman are both Level Two PACT Therapists (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) who specialize in helping couples to deepen intimacy, security, and contentment in their relationship and repair ruptures and betrayals.

— Kindman & Co. Therapy Practice, Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I am working on my level one Gottman training and a PhD in marriage and family therapy. In couples, my focus is on emotional literacy, improving communication, and identification of patterns. I work with couples and non-traditional relationship styles, including polycules.

— Farrah Bonnot, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Denton, TX
 

Partnerships are hard work! Conflict is a normal and necessary part of blending two lives together. Couples Counseling includes friendship building, healthy conflict management skills, and creating shared values. These skills are essential at every stage of a partnership. Krista currently works with couples, premarital counseling, transitions to parenthood, and co-parenting.

— Krista Martin, Clinical Social Worker in Greeenville, SC