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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Clients who work with me very quickly feel relaxed and confident that I will listen and understand each partner. They know I will not take sides and that their own experiences are valued and discussed. My clients feel supported and safe. This foundation allows us to be curious together, gain insights, and learn new ways of relating.

— Robin K. Schnitzler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Middleton, WI

My style of relationship counseling is collaborative and ecclectic. Some simply need a safe space to explore conflicts, safely express criticisms, or voice needs and having an impartial observer present can profoundly shift the dynamic. In other cases a more involved treatment plan is necessary to guide partners in self-work and growth, and in these cases I often find it helpful to do occasional individual sessions with each party in addition to couples sessions. I'm flexible.

— Samuel Wilson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kensington, MD
 

I am trained in PACT couples therapy. PACT is a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. This approach is collaborative, experiential, and based on attachment therapy. We will work to uncover how you and your partner understand relationships based on your formative relationships, those of your parents. Together we will strive to create security, stability, and safety between you and your partner so that you can have a secure attachment. I work with traditional and non-traditional couples.

— Jenna Noah, Counselor in Denver, CO

The goal of couples therapy is to resolve conflict and strengthen communication though the development of empathy. Empathy helps couples better understand each other, work through impasses, and feel compassion for one another. The relationship becomes a sanctuary where both individuals feel loved and accepted while continuing to support each other's personal growth.

— Mona Kumar, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA
 

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, etc. Communication is high on the list for connecting 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

My license is in Marriage & Family Therapy which equips me to work with relationships of all types. My approach to couples work is somewhat eclectic, always experiential and embodied using somatic psychology, attachment theory, the Five Love Languages, and Nonviolent Communication. I believe having a whole sense of self vs becoming enmeshed in a partnership has a healthier balance. Just as much as I work with couples to deepen their communication, emotional intimacy and reconnect intimately, I also work with some couples to consciously uncouple and liberate each other to new life experiences. I am comfortable working with all configurations of relationships including same sex, open marriages, and poly/kink clients.

— Vanessa Tate, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO
 

I currently work at a Sex Therapy Group Practice seeing couples with varying sexual orientations, sexual identities, religious practices, and years spent together, experiencing diverse relational issues: communication challenges, sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, needs/boundaries, disrupted attachment, contending with mental health diagnoses in the system, and grief/loss.

— Xuan Ho, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

It’s normal that relationships change over time. It’s also normal to want the relationship you once had were you looked forward to being together and had a loving and trusting relationship. Relationships don’t come with “how to” manuals especially when you have been together for years. This is especially true when you have experienced a loss or there has been infidelity. Professional help is needed at that time. Don't wait until it's too late.

— Sonya DeWitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Spokane, WA
 

Assisting couples in working through relationship issues and achieve greater satisfaction and stability in their relationship.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fulton, MD

10 years experience counseling couples. I believe that being in a relationship can be one of the most panful and rewarding experiences life has to offer. If you want to get to know yourself, get into a relationship and see what buttons are being pushed :) I incorporate Gottman, Imago, and Attachment theories as well as psychoanalytic and dialectical therapies.

— Meredith Parker, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX
 

I am trained in Levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Model.

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

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
 

For couples in conflict, feeling hopeless or stuck; I love helping partners redevelop genuine understanding and empathy for each other. I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy from the ICEEFT. We all have patterns of behavior that can hurt one another. But together, we can discover what's motivating your loved-one. Therapy is wonderful for new couples, and for couples who need a restart.

— Alejandro Daniel Pina, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I currently work at a Sex Therapy Group Practice seeing couples with varying sexual orientations, sexual identities, religious practices, and years spent together, experiencing diverse relational issues: communication challenges, sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, needs/boundaries, disrupted attachment, contending with mental health diagnoses in the system, and grief/loss.

— Xuan Ho, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist