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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You, me and your partner/spouse/lover. We'll unpack what's not going so well. Then, you'll learn and practice better ways of interacting. You'll walk away with new skills to think and act relationally.

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Do you feel like you could use some support to get back to the gratifying part of your relationship? It's hard work being part of a couple. I welcome the opportunity to open the conversation between you and your partner so that hot topics can be navigated with safety, respect and increased insight.

— Tracy Bryce Farmer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I am a trained couples and family therapist who specializes in sex therapy. I am Gottman level 1 and 2 certified.

— Coty Nolin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

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
 

As a couples therapist, I lean heavily on my training in family and relationship systems, and draw on EFT and Gottman principles frequently. I emphasize your existing strengths, and help clients work on improving communication, building interdependence and differentiation, cultivating greater intimacy, and learning to have productive conflict. I help clients understand their conflict & attachment styles, and begin to have a greater understanding of one another and themselves.

— Jackie Turner, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

If you’re in a relationship that’s beginning to feel stale or unsatisfying, our therapists can work with you and your significant other to explore what’s not working. Rather than simply address surface-level conflicts, our goal is to go deeper. We want to explore the unconscious behavioral patterns that each of you brings to the table and look at how those patterns are fueling the conflict between you.

— Brown Therapy Center, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA
 

If you and your partner are struggling with conflict, I know how frustrating that can be. I also know how hard it is to change and how helpless that feels. Couples counseling can help you make the lasting changes you need to stop fighting and start repairing your relationship. Unlike many therapists, I specialize in working with couples. That means I have the training, tools, and expertise to help you work through the complicated issues in your relationship and repair your bond.

— Valery Krieg, Clinical Social Worker in Evergreen, CO

I use my training in the Gottman approach, Brief Emotion-Focused couples counseling and the family systems model to help clients strengthen their relationships while navigating some of the most difficult times in their lives.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA
 

Couples tell me that my ability to hold space for each of their perspectives, as well as my tendency to “translate” their experiences to one another, help them overcome the barriers they feel in communication and support them in being more vulnerable and assertive in their relationships. Clients have expressed appreciation for my ability to listen, reflect back, and provide challenge and new insight into their experiences.

— Erin Runt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Evanston, IL

Trained as a marriage and family therapist with speciality work in couples throughout my career.

— Elizabeth Hinkle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virginia Beach, VA
 

My degree is in Couple, Marital, and Family Counseling.

— Leah Webster, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wilmington, NC

I specialize in working with all couples. I have a direct, impartial approach. Using research based methods I have had great success in mending relationships.

— Andrew Carini, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Gottman Therapy is a couples therapy designed to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

— Kelly DiGuilio, Clinical Social Worker in ,

Dr. Babinski enjoys working with couples, because of the complexity of issues that can arise within a relationship. It is also her belief that emense growth can occur with the issues that arise for individuals that are relationship based are being addressed by both parties involved. Each individual's perspective, value system, and conflict stlye will be reviewed to assess how the couple can better compliment one another to help them become stronger together.

— Aynsley Babinski, Psychologist in Gilbert, AZ
 

Couples Counseling works to help the couple talk in a safe environment in ways in which they are unable to alone. This is a very different conversation than the one in which the two people typically engage. Through a deeper understanding of one another, the relationship can begin to heal.

— Jeannette York, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Toluca Lake, CA

In addition to the Gottman method, I also incorporate elements of emotionally focused therapy as well as sampling from other experts in the field in order to create the most enhanced experience for the couple.

— kandee love, Sex Therapist in Oswego, IL