Relationship / Marriage Issues

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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There are many reasons clients find themselves in therapy in the context of relationships. Whether struggling with commitment issues or coping with a breakup or divorce, I am trained to identify patterns in relationships and provide the tools to shift dynamics.

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT

Are you experiencing any of the following in your relationship? 

Loneliness Isolation Disconnection Frustrating arguments Difficulty solving problems
 Lack of intimacy and romance

 If yes, are you willing to work as if you’re training for a marathon to make changes in your relationship? 

 Couples counseling means a true commitment to yourself and your partner(s) to transform the dynamics and patterns in your relationship. Learn how to be the best possible partner.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

It's hard when our relationship is not working the way we'd like for it to be. Unfortunately, it's so easy to pulled further and further into the discord when we try our usual ways of "talking about it." I help couples develop a different approach to working through conflict. If each of you are interested in being heard and understood, I can help!

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

Improving intimate relationships requires that each partner access inner resources and grow the ability to stay grounded during difficult times. I use concepts from Crucible Therapy, the Gottman method, and Emotionally-Focused therapy to help couples address and manage their emotions in more effective ways. The reward for this work is more relaxed, authentic interactions and reduced stress during conflict.

— Margaret  Certain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

My entire career has centered around relationships, both healthy and unhealthy. When most people think about relationship therapy, they only consider romantic relationships or relationships with other people in their life. I truly believe that building a heathy relationship with yourself, whether you're single or not, is just as important. In addition to building a healthy relationship with yourself & loved ones, also consider your relationship with your money.

— Q Boston, Licensed Professional Counselor in , MO

Multiple of our therapists are ready to support your relationship and help partners develop improved connection, communication and conflict resolution skills.

— Selah Counseling & Wellness, Counselor in Springfield, OR

Sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction can have a big impact on your relational satisfaction. Many of my clients find themselves stuck in patterns of self-judgement and disconnection that impacts their comfort initiating or taking part in sexual experiences. Sex therapy can help you address wide range of women’s sexual health concerns including low libido, arousal difficulties, pain with intercourse, lack of desire, body image dissatisfaction, sexual avoidance, and sexual shame or anxiety.

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

The most important relationship you have….is with yourself. In fact, you can not begin to develop quality relationships with others until you get that relationship right. How you relate to YOU determines how you relate to the world and, most importantly, how you relate to others. From romantic relationships to friends, parents, roommates, or even your new boss, together we can improve your relationship dynamics by first working from within and then mastering interpersonal effectiveness skills.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA

My focus is helping couples have the relationship they want.

— Jason Polk, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Are your relationships stressing you out? Do you struggle with expressing your feelings and needs? Maybe you have trouble saying no or struggle with people pleasing. You don't have to do this alone. As an experienced Relationship Therapist, I can assist you in sorting out your stuff and finding some relief that will stick.

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

Virginia Satir, an early figure in the field of relationship therapy, said: “Relationships are people growing machines.” Your relationship WILL push you to grow both as an individual and as a couple. Stress and conflict are often a sign that growth is on the horizon. I promise that it will be hard work and I promise it will not be easy. I also promise that I can help you experience the joy of leaning into and fully realizing the growth that can only happen in a place of discomfort.

— Emily Stone, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

If you come to me seeking assistance for your relaitonship or marriage, I will draw on the principles of several evidence based practices with an emphasis on the Gottman method. Each client will complete assessments and individual sessions in the beginning of treatment following our initial couples session. We will identify strengths to build on and areas that need improvement.

— Katherine Pfeiffer, Counselor in Tampa, FL

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

— Amanda Leno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gilbert, AZ

I help couples to practice honest and respectful ways of communicating that result in feelings of togetherness, deep friendship, trust, and passion. Together I help partners to facilitate connection and authentic communication, resolve gridlocked issues, decrease negative conflict, and deepen their emotional and sexual intimacy. I have taken advanced Gottman training and I am listed on their website.

— John Buscher, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Learn how to get along and achieve the kind of closeness you long for. To do this you have to learn how to listen, stay in your own lane and get curious about your partner. Learn to understand each other. Learn how to get out of the control and codependent cycle.

— annette pheby, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL

I work with a variety of relationship configurations, with individuals, couples and other groupings. I am sex-positive and kink friendly. I work with a variety of individuals who are heterosexual, pansexual, or LGBTQ. I have been trained up to Level 2 in the Gottman approach, which is one of the few evidence-based couples therapy approaches. This approaches involves an extensive assessment followed by a very specific treatment plan focused on the here and now experiences of the couple.

— Karin Wandrei, Clinical Social Worker in Rohnert Park, CA

Relationships are amazing and take a lot of work. I work with couples to understand their unique values, communication styles, stress responses, and ways to celebrate their relationship. Though no 2 couples are alike there are skills, strategies, and healthy patterns I can teach you to improve your relationship. Whether you have been together 4 months or 4 decades your relationship can always grow.

— Heidi Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virtual sessions, CA

Communication, vulnerability, and trust are the foundations of any relationship and I teach people how to cultivate these foundations in a way that works for them. Each relationship is unique to the people who are in it, and it is up to the individuals to work collaboratively together to decide how the relationship will work. My role in this is to help you get really clear on what you want, to help you learn to trust yourself and to teach you how to communicate those needs.

— Kaylin Zabienski, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in NEWPORT BEACH, CA