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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Morgan draws from Attachment theory, CBT, Sex Therapy and the Gottman Method to create individualized treatment plans that has demonstrated phenomenal results in strengthening romantic relationships. With the unique combination of compassion and humor, Morgan is able to create a safe space for clients to unpack past regrettable events to move towards healing and forgiveness.

— Morgan Dominguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

My institute training included a specialty track on dynamic couples psychotherapy. I work with couples and adults in consensual non-monogomous relationships to understand how unconscious patterns provide context for specific concerns in their relationship(s). In essence, I aid them in understanding how the intersections of their past experiences and inner worlds are showing up in the relationship(s). General concerns include intimacy, communication, parenting, marital separation, and infidelity.

— Danny Silbert, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA
 

I approach couples therapy from an attachment lens. I believe that your partner can be an important resource in the healing process. By developing a secure attachment, safety, and the deep sense of being seen and known, you will begin to feel more deeply connected to your partner. I combine practical tools with deep emotion-focused work to help you solidify the strength and connection in your relationship. I have received specialized Gottman training for couples impacted by addiction.

— Christie Morgan, Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO

Sometimes resolution of an issue is not the end goal but better understanding of your partner is. Through understanding and greater appreciation conflicts fade. I help couples identify the patterns that are preventing happiness and what steps each partner can take to improve their relationship. I specialize in LGBTQ couples.

— David Strah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I provide counseling to couples (and larger poly systems) needing a supportive and neutral voice to assist in communication, injury healing, and unhealthy dynamics

— Ami Lynch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, VA

I use an eclectic mix of Gottman Method and Relational Life Therapy with couples, partnerships and polycules.

— Stefani Goerlich, Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
 

You can rebuild trust in yourself and your relationship. Learning and practicing alternate ways of expressing and receiving boundary setting can be nuanced and differentiating conflicts from true disconnection doesn't have to be daunting. Exploring the root causes of betrayals can be safe and healing. With sensitivity towards cultural and family of origin differences and each partner's neurodiversity, respect and understanding for each other's beliefs and backgrounds are part of the process.

— Therapy On Fig, Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I have completed several Gottman trainings and I am listed on the Gottman Institute website. I have extensive experience in pre-marital counseling, couples counseling , surviving infidelity and counseling couples with ADHD. I work with couples on how to really listen, how to have constructive conflict, how to see each other with compassion and understanding, how to increase connection and intimacy. The best relationships do not happen; they are made though conscious action.

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

I have experience working with couples and will help you and your partner communicate, solve problems, restore trust, and increase your emotional and physical intimacy. I teach each partner how to communicate feelings, reasons, and solutions to your partner using a soft approach. We will practice communication and reflective listening skills in sessions and goals for you to incorporate solutions outside of sessions. https://www.mountainstherapy.com/

— Christina Andino, Psychotherapist in Montclair, NJ

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I specialize in working with complex couples cases regarding a variety of issues (infidelity, repair work, communication, intimacy, parenting). When the fit is appropriate, I will see couples in an intensive setting (full day or multi day sessions rather than meeting weekly), and I also integrate EMDR into my couples work at times to help facilitate the process of desensitization and repair.

— Christina Frank, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairfax, VA
 

I have a big tool box and find that my approach here is as eclectic as the people I work with! My main modalities in couples work are, Gottman & Emotionally Focused Therapy.

— Gina Holden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, 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
 

In couples counseling, I create a space for both of you to be heard and understood. I see your relationship as my client, and I'm here to facilitate growth in your bond. We'll explore communication patterns, uncover hidden strengths, and tackle challenges as a team. Every relationship has its ups and downs, but it's how we navigate through them that really counts. Let’s work together to cultivate a relationship filled with understanding, respect, and love.

— Kendyl Davis, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

When working with couples, I utilize an attachment lens and focus on building a strong sense of attunement to one another AND yourself. We use somatic interventions to build self-regulation and increase tolerance for discomfort, which is necessary for being present and connected with your partner(s) during conflict. I particularly enjoy working with couples who have high conflict, are opening up their relationship, or who are navigating sexual challenges.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist
 

My approach to couple's counseling is an eclectic approach, utilizing CBT, DBT, positive psychology, Gottman, and feminist theory. With this approach, I focus on the couple's wants and needs within the space and adapt the styles of therapy to their specific issues.

— Shayne Snyder, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

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

I work with all relationship structures!

— Dr. Elyssa Helfer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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'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