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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I work with couples to promote understanding, empathy, and new skills to developing and sustaining intimacy within their relationships.

— Abby Endashaw, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are 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.

— Dr. Mirta Innis-Thompson, Psychotherapist in North Bethseda, MD
 

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 ,

As a certified Relational Life Therapist, I specialize in guiding couples through the complex landscape of their relationships. I believe that effective couples therapy is a harmonious blend of both individual and joint exploration, understanding that the challenges faced in a partnership are influenced by each partner's individual experiences and emotions. By delving into the underlying causes of distress and discord, I help couples gain insight into their patterns, wounds, and unmet needs.

— Mark Cagle, Counselor in Dallas, TX
 

Couples counseling isn't just about resolving the issues that brought you to therapy. It's about paving the way for a brighter, more connected future. My deepest hope is for you to rediscover the joy of being in sync, to feel free to express the entirety of your wants and desires without hesitation. I envision a space for both partners where setting boundaries feels natural, repairs come instinctively, and shared moments are filled with presence, joy, and deepened intimacy.

— Alex Carone, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

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
 

As a licensed marriage and family therapist associate, my education and focus has been on fostering successful relationships between people - whether those are familial, romantic, or sexual. Couples are amazing: building trust, connection, and shared values takes energy! From pre-marital counseling to conflict resolution, I am passionate about this work and the benefits it provides to you, your partner(s), and the community around you.

— Katrina Knizek, Counselor in Spokane, WA

I'm in expert in this area because I completed professional training over 30 years ago and have frequently used it in my practice to help numerous people.

— Dr Don Etkes, Sex Therapist in Claremont, CA
 

I have a deep well of knowledge related to couples/marital counseling, family strife, and interpersonal dynamics. A large part of my clinical work involved facilitating Family/Relationship Dynamics group therapy as well as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group to teach interpersonal coping mechanisms and skills for healthy social functioning.

— Amy Dombrowski, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
 

I have received training while getting my masters degree and have since then continued to gain experience and knowledge by meeting with couples on a regular basis. I have completed the first 2 levels of Gottman training and apply these interventions when appropriate in sessions.

— Karen Maloney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

I have utilized techniques from Gottman Method, the 5 love languages, Imago, and other modalities to help couples find greater fulfillment in relationships.

— Matthew Berman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holmdel, NJ
 

One plus one equals three. Two individuals, plus one relationship.

— David Day, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

I have training and experience using couples counseling in treatment when working with people struggling with difficulties in their relationships including those who practice consensual nonmonogamy.

— Alicia McDonald, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Columbus, OH
 

I offer both couples therapy as well as couples counseling which are different. In couples therapy, the process may address a condition such as anxiety or depression of one or both partners and how that condition impacts the relationship. Couples counseling, on the other hand, is generally more focused on relationship challenges like balancing responsibilities and future expectations.

— John Craig, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,