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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Relationships can bring out so many of our insecurities and deep desires. If you are feeling disconnected from your sweetheart, I can help you to get below the surface and start communicating from a place of deeper intimacy and connection. Additionally, I specialize in relationship agreement negotiations for open relationships. We can talk about how to manage jealousy, and make sure both of you feel safe and secure in the relationship, while also having your autonomy and independence!

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA

Our relationships are often the most important things in our life which is why I love to work with couples and incorporate Interventions from various couples therapy approaches. I’m trained in emotionally focused therapy, Gottman informed therapy as well as relational life therapy. I tailor treatment to the needs of the couple and look at “what works best.“

— Ursula Steck, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

I help couples get past their painful patterns and create the lasting love they deserve. I help people create Intimacy-Based Relationships rather than Fear-Based Relationships.

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

Couples counseling is my jam. I like seeing the whole relationship in the room whether your relationship is just beginning or perhaps ending -- talking together is the style that I see working best. I think, and research shows, that when more people are in the room, the conversations are more productive. For non-monogamous or poly couples including others or a wider polycule in therapy is an effective way to create positive change.

— David Lieberman, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Boulder, CO

Even the strongest relationships go through difficult times. You may disagree on some really important things. When you’re juggling so much, it’s super easy to put off working on your relationship. In the meantime, things aren’t getting better. You sometimes worry what might happen if you don’t find your way back to each other. Therapy is a space to reconnect with each other. All kinds of relationships are welcome. Here you’ll find non-judgmental support for what you’re working on.

— Dr. Amy Hsiung, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ

The goal of couples therapy is to help each partner see and understand the other. Empathy is the cornerstone of a strong and healthy relationship. Therapy helps couples better understand each other, work through impasses, and develop a genuine desire to care for one another. The relationship becomes a sanctuary where both individuals feel loved and accepted while continuing to support each other's personal growth.

— Mona Kumar, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

Whether your relationship needs a checkup or you’re navigating difficult times, I am here to offer skills to help couples improve intimacy, restore friendships. I support the couple in getting to the root of the problem and obtaining their desired outcome.

— Rosalind Herrington-Moxon, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Olympia, WA

An intimate relationship is often where we show the most vulnerable and complicated parts of ourselves, easily leading to a rollercoaster of emotions. Thus, it is also an area that is ripe for personal growth. If you are unfulfilled by the common misguided notion of couples "completing" each other, I am here to help you create a relationship that highlights growth, allowing both parties to develop as individuals. By bringing out the best in ourselves, we can also offer the best to the other.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Romantic partners can come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I work with partners facing serious challenges, who may be considering a separation and also those looking to deepen their connection or learn new skills before a major commitment. For parents and caregivers, I also provide coaching-style sessions to help you support your children and teens using loving, evidence-based practices. I am kink, queer, and poly affirming.

— Molly Nestor Kaye, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Beverly Hills, CA

I have extensive training in several evidence-based models (e.g., EFT and the Gottman method) and the large majority of my clinical experience is working with couples and families.

— Kaleb Burningham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Our team is well-versed in working with couples to manage stress and conflict. Whether dealing with life transitions such as having a baby or teens leaving for college or stresses due to financial hardship or career, we understand the challenges the relationships face. Our therapists support couples to make untalkable issues more comfortable to move beyond resentments and toward improved relationships.

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

I am trained in Gottman Level 1 & 2 as well as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Externship and Core Skills 1. I also utilized Prepare Enrich in my work with premarital couples. With each couple I seek to truly understand where they are coming from and then work with them to find the places they are stuck. My hope is to help each couple find new ways of communicating and connecting that helps them get unstuck by recognizing and changing that cycle.

— Victoria Hicks, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

No one leaves childhood unscathed and we bring baggage into our adulthood, into our relationships, and then to the marriage. Couples therapy looks at that baggage, unpacks it, disrupts its dysfunctional movement, and makes a correction for a more joyful relationship. Just as it was before. Let's face it, you chose that person for a reason. What was that reason? Be enlightened and gain self-awareness. The ultimate goal is to enjoy the journey let's do it together!

— MORANT CLINICAL SERVICES GROUP PRACTICE, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

For 17 years this is my specialty training with; Dr. Gottman EFT The Couples Institute Stan Tatkin Internal Family Systems Esther Perel Terry Real Bill Dougherty I have been married 18 years and survived 6 divorces as a kid. Couples work may be my dharma. It is what comes natural to me. It is the modality I get the most referrals for. I get sent the complex cases after folks have worked with several couples therapists.

— Traci Ruble, Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

Couples counseling is my passion, my training, and the core of my practice. I am trained in both Gottman and Schnarch theory, with specialty training in sex therapy and financial (personal and family business) counseling.

— LauraMaery Gold, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Renton, WA

I can teach you tools to communicate more effectively with each other and to rebuild shattered trust, so that both of you feel heard and respected. As mutual trust and respect grows, both of you will become less quick to misjudge each other’s motives, and quicker to apologize when you’re wrong, or to forgive when your partner errs. I can also help you resolve conflicts that arise from differences in financial, personal, and parenting styles as well as issues with in-laws.

— Dr Dan Cohen, Psychologist in NYC, NY

I utilize a Gottman Therapy perspective to treat couples.

— Taylor Larsen, Counselor in Gilbert, AZ

I am a trained sex therapist and couples counselor, with experience working with a wide array of both normative and non-normative relationship structures. I have extensive experience working with same sex couples, couples working through the transition of one partner, mismatched sex drives, and polyamorous couples. I utilize John Gottman's assessments, impart Non-violent communication skills to couples, and encourage couples to identify adult attachment styles as they build intimacy.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC