Marriage Counseling

Every relationship comes with its fair share of issues. Navigating the complexities of life together is hard enough, but when you start to feel regularly distressed or hopeless, about your relationship, it may be time to seek professional help. No matter what your issues seem to stem from (disagreements about money, sex, stress, chronic illness, mental illness, infidelity, trust, emotional distance, parenting etc.), if you and your partner are arguing more frequently and experiencing feelings of resentment or contempt, it is likely that there are some underlying problems to address. Because many problems in relationships are a result of communication issues, a qualified mental health therapist can teach you to find new ways of talking to each other to help you find your way back to common ground. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s relationship and marriage issues experts today.

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Relationship and marriage issues are emotionally charged. It is hard to separate what are each person’s own issues from the problems between the individuals. It is easy to be activated by accusations and behaviors of the other person. This makes it hard to know where to start, or even what to believe. Whether your relationship is just growing stale or is co-dependent or even abusive, it is important for you to focus on your own healing and growth. I will help you find your footing, so you have a place to stand in strength and confidence. This will allow you to then work on your relationship issues without having your personal stuff get in the way.

— Jaclin Belabri, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

Relationships open us up to old emotional wounds and touch the most tender parts of our psyche. As a relationship therapist, I hope to help you explore your own values, needs and desires while navigating partnerships with other unique individuals with their own values, needs and desires. Expect to grow in the areas of communication, healthy conflict, and differentiation while building trust and lasting love.

— Robin Roemer, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Each relationship is going to have their own struggles to overcome. It can be a miscommunication, or infidelity. It can also be dissatisfaction with your sexual intimacy, or different priorities on what to do with your finances. In each circumstance, it can be helpful to go to an unbiased third party to look inside the relationship and see what may be happening underneath the surface. Emotions and your family of origin can be huge factors to look at when discussing relationship issues!

— Caroline Rucker, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Dallas, TX

Newly wed blues, new baby news, work-life balance, financial security, early childhood trauma, in-laws, grief, and communication are just a sampling of the many troubles couples face. When the bond between two people is secure, the problems may seem less daunting, more manageable. Life-long fears of abandonment, dependency, or intimacy can make it feel impossible! I can can help you understand your attachment style and grow new and meaningful ways to connect with each other.

— Lisa Rainwater, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Winston Salem, NC

Whether you're still trying to find your person, enjoy better experiences hooking up, or wanting to better and build a more sustainable relationship, I can help! Relationships can be crazy-making! Underneath your arguments with your partner(s) are deep attachment needs to trust that they'll still be there for us and love us in moments of anxiety. I have experience in conflict resolution which we can use to rewrite your arguments and find easier ways to communicate your needs.

— Colby Bruner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Overland Park, KS

If you can’t seem to stop fighting with your partner, you’re not alone. Many couples struggle to manage conflict without yelling, fighting dirty, or getting mean. The good news is that there’s help. I help couples who struggle with conflict learn how to connect, so they can stop fighting and start communicating. I have over a decade of experience providing counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, and families, and I specialize in helping couples repair their relationships and heal.

— Valery Krieg, Clinical Social Worker in Evergreen, CO

Humans are social creatures and positive relationships are important for well being. How we navigate dynamics with others can be the difference between a happy, fulfilling life, or one that isn't. Maintaining personal boundaries, integrity, and staying true to what brings joy and meaning while relating to partners, lovers, friends, co-workers, and family can be tricky at times. I am a solution focused clinician that is competent, compassionate, and non judgmental.

— Dr. Cynthia Giocomarra, Psychologist in New York, NY

Using relational based models, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), I collaborate with you to identify and understand the underlying emotional patterns, needs and vulnerabilities that are building behind the fights and disconnection. By facilitating open and empathic communication I work collaboratively to create a safe and supportive environment where together you can explore and express emotions, reconnect, rebuild trust and foster a deeper sense of intimacy, partnership and play.

— Sarah Valrejean, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poulsbo, WA

I have been helping singles and couples find deeper connection and happiness in their lives for over 20 years. I help couples strengthen their communication skills and find deeper connection, as they work through challenges at various stages of their relationship. I also help singles properly grieve and let go after break-ups, and navigate the dating process.

— Layla Ashley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

As a trained and experienced couples therapist I help couples to grow and create a lasting and fulfilling relationship. Couples therapy can help you to improve your communication with one another, learn skills to navigate conflict more effectively, develop shared goals and a life direction, grow your passion for one another and for life, recover from an affair, navigate substance abuse, recover from trauma and much more.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Some relationships have experienced difficulties through the pandemic. You may have drifted apart over the last few years and are struggling to re-connect. You could be wondering if you should stay together or separate. During our time together, we will discover what each of you want, and how to communicate this to one another in a loving and safe space. We will explore how your attachment styles may be showing up and affecting your relationship, while finding solutions.

— Michelle Quayle, Associate Professional Counselor in Round Rock, TX

Has poor communication or betrayal turned your relationship with your loved one into a battlefield? I can teach you to communicate more effectively with each other and to rebuild shattered trust, so that both of you feel heard and respected. I can also help you resolve conflicts that arise from differences in financial, personal, and parenting styles. Is sex becoming boring, routine, or rare? Learn how to rekindle the passion, emotional intimacy & playful fun in your relationship.

— Dr Dan Cohen, Psychologist in Riverdale, NY

I am trained in Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy and the Gottman Method.

— Amy Markley, Therapist in Chicago, IL

I work with couples that are dating, engaged, or married for a little while or for many years. Issues of communication, trust, lack of intimacy are what couples usually bring to the session. I position myself as the "relationship therapist". As a doctor, I'll work in making your relationship better. For that, I'll use many different skills acquired from different types of therapy: talk therapy, CBT, ACT, EFT, Mindfulness, Gottman, etc.

— Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove, PsyD, Psychologist in Tampa, FL

Our most intimate relationships often have the biggest effect on our overall mental health, and I work with individuals & couples to try to understand each other & themselves on a deeper, emotional level. I welcome clients of every kind, and couples throughout the beginning, middle, or even ending of their relationships. I enjoy working with couples in the aging population, co-parenting, LGBTQIA+ community, and non-traditional dyads such as consensual non-monogamous (CNM).

— AJ Rich, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have years of experience and education concerning couples therapy with people wanting premarital counseling, marriage counseling and other people of various relationship constellations (not married and living together or multiple partners).

— Bridget Lovejoy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I specialize in working with family members that have loved ones with substance use and addiction, and also parents of young adults who are struggling to launch. And you don't have to drag them in to therapy to work on the relationship, I can help you individually using skills from the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model (CRAFT) developed by Dr. Robert Meyers which I'm certified in.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

As a trained marriage & family therapist, my therapeutic lens is based in relationship, whether it be family, friends, partners, neighbors, coworkers, etc. Our past experiences, expectations, needs, and attachment styles can teach us how to have "better" relationships as well as showing us places we can grow. From deep-rooted family conflict to everyday miscommunication, the innerworkings of relationships has been foundational to my training and clinical work.

— Grace (Bomar) Finn, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

Relationships we hold dearest to us are often intertwined with our strongest emotions, including anger, deep hurt, and pain. Oftentimes, challenges in these relationships can leave us feeling ungrounded, with little clarity or direction on how to make things better. Further, when communication breaks down or becomes stuck in an endless pattern of anger, attack, or withdrawing/isolating, we can become hopeless and confused about what to do next.

— Michael Bricker, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Seeking counseling for sexual or relationship issues can be a difficult process. Many individuals can struggle with shame, guilt, or fear around the area of sexuality. Often these feelings can make you just want to run and hide and keep you in a place where you don't feel deserving of a joyful life or worse fighting with your partner all the time. These feelings may be due to a variety of reasons, and understanding them and knowing how to deal with them is very important.

— Stephanie Flood, Counselor in Campbell, CA