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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Trust, intimacy, communication -- breakdowns in any of these can make satisfying long-term relationships difficult to sustain. I can help you explore the obstacles to a fulfilling partnership, and discuss frequent problems that occur, such as lack of transparency about money; differences in sexual desire; imbalances in division of labor; the push-pull between needing to be one's one person and needing to feel at-one with another.

— Jeffrey Kishner, Mental Health Counselor in , NY

Deficits occur in all relationships; we aren't taught how to navigate through them and negotiate so that essential needs are considered, communicated and honored. Instead, we create relationships like the models we grew up with. We tend to have poor communication tools and get into toxic cycles and end up resentful, angry, scared, hopeless, passionless, and acting out (affairs, food, addiction, shopping, video games, porn, etc) or acting in (anxiety, depression). There is another option!

— Laura Carr, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

We support couples in learning how to thrive through emotional regulation tools that benefit effective communication and conflict resolution. We have specialized in helping individuals and couples navigate relationships challenges since opening in 2011.

— Megan Lundgren, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monrovia, CA

Our experience in couples counseling includes but is not limited to: infidelity, life changes (big or small), family building conversations, infertility, adoption, trust, sexual relationships financial planning, premarital counseling, blended families and parenting styles. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming. We welcome all varieties of relationships, traditional and non-traditional. 

— The Couch Therapy, Psychotherapist in Colleyville, TX

In couples therapy, I support and encourage you in opening up to a different kind of experience with your partner, as well as developing the skills needed to build an authentic, interdependent connection. I work to bring greater attention and understanding to the emotional processes occurring beneath the surface, making vulnerability safer, and giving our emotions more space to be attended to and understood by our partners - while also building the tools to soothe and care for ourselves.

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

Having fulfilling relationships of any kind is the hardest part of living well. Add sexual attraction to the mix and you're in for a bumpy ride. The more intimacy you want to achieve, the trickier things get. It's odd that we save our worst behavior for those we love the most. I can teach you why and what to do about it. Love is a skill. Learn the skill and have fulfilling relationships.

— Eddie Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alpharetta, GA

Should you stay or should you go? No other question carries this much weight; it's almost suffocating. The pain of things remaining the same is just too much. But, the risks associated with making massive changes also paralyze you. I get it. There are reasons to work on the relationship, and there are reasons to close the door behind you. You've built a life together: kids, careers, investments. Life isn't so simple to end it all right now; life is complicated.

— Dr. Tom Murray, Sex and Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist in Greensboro, NC

I provide online couples therapy and marriage counseling to support you in having the relationship you deserve. I utilize The Gottman Method, EFT, and evidenced-based approaches to support you in bringing peace and enjoyment back to your relationship.

— Christopher Kelm, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Are you struggling with communication? Are your partners/your partner listening to you? Do you need help saying difficult things? Are you able to ask for what you need and want? Do you want things to be better and need help to make that happen? Are you seeking professional help with these challenges? I have expertise in helping people in relationships (including ethical non monogamy) work on these skills to improve their relationships.

— T.Lee Shostack, Clinical Social Worker in , MA

I see everything through a relational lens-- we are relational humans who are wired for connection. When we can identify, ask for, and honor our needs, our wellness soars. Esther Perel said it best in that, "the quality of our relationships determine the quality of our lives". This is at the heart of any personal growth and in my practice of sex and relationship therapy.

— Dr. Lily Zehner, Sex Therapist in Denver, CO

Couples that are struggling frequently engage in a variety of unhealthy habits. They may make personal insults, stonewall, neglect to communicate their feelings or engage in any number of other behaviors. When things go wrong in a relationship, we often ignore our partner's positive qualities. We lose sight of why we once loved them. In therapy, you can rebuild trust, improve intimacy, and rebuild your emotional connection.

— Nadia Padurets, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rocklin, CA

I work with families and relationships to explore those things that get in the way of satisfying and supportive connection. I'm sex-positive, kink friendly, and poly-aware- so if these are things that you would like to explore, know that my door is open to you.

— Esther Benoit, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newport News, VA

I have extensive work with all types of relationship dynamics.

— Samantha Tenner, Therapist in Denver, CO

I work with couples and individuals on relationship issues. I work with issues including codependency, trauma bonding, attachment /abandonment issues, forgiveness, abusive situations, affair recovery, healing after a breakup or those trying to determine whether they should stay in a relationship. I also work with clients who are desiring more intimacy in their relationships. If your relationship feels empty, tense, or unfulfilling, give me a call.

— Ashley Evans, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

I also see alternative or non-monogamous romantic relationship styles.

— Jeremy Schumacher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milwaukee, WI

Let's take a look at your relationship, and find ways to increase fondness and admiration, trust and security, effective communication, and build resiliency for when things seem to be heading off-track. And yes, we can also talk about sex!

— Cyndi Peters, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Libertyville, IL

I provide online couples therapy and marriage counseling to support you in having the relationship you deserve. I utilize The Gottman Method, EFT, and evidenced-based approaches to support you in bringing peace and enjoyment back to your relationship.

— Mandy Greaves, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

You and your partner will learn to understand you are not adversaries, 'you are on the same team'. You and your partner will learn how to communicate without becoming defensive and 'shutting down'. You and your partner will learn how to have respectful communication and conversations that are productive and goal oriented. You and your partner will learn how to improve your sense of deing connected and experience improved intimacy. You will learn to like one another again!!

— Kevin W. Condon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA