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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Every couple faces challenges, but with the right guidance, these can be opportunities for growth. At Relationships For Better, our couples counseling focuses on fostering open communication, understanding, and trust. We provide tools and techniques to help partners reconnect, resolve conflicts, and build a stronger foundation for their shared future.

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

I believe in a collaborative approach to relationships. I lean toward the Gottman approach in couples work.

— Amy K. Cummings-Aponte, Counselor in Gainesville, FL

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

I am trained in Gottman Level 1 couples therapy and have experience working with monogamous, non-monogamous, and polyamorous relationships. Additionally, I am competent in working with LGBTQ+ couples and people who engage in alternate sexual practices such as kink & BDSM.

— Kimberly Jackson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

I work with couples that have experienced infidelity and want to work on rebuilding their relationship. You don't have to be in the midst of a crisis to seek out help. Couples therapy is helpful for many couples whether dating, living together, or maintaining a long-distance relationship. Some typical issues addressed in couples therapy are infidelity, chronic illness, sex, anger, communication problems, child rearing, finances, substance abuse, and cross-cultural issues.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

For couples counseling, we use a SOLUTION-FOCUSED approach along with family systems theory to help you two get to the type of relationship you have to have moving forward. The majority of my clients are couples and I am very passionate about helping. Couples counseling is what I do best and love what I do!

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville, MN

Finding the right fit for your marriage is critical. You need to find someone who can help you increase communication, increase connection and intimacy, and help you repair the wounds that are currently going on. I have worked with couples repair their relationship, address specific unhealthy behaviors, open their marriage, or pre-marital counseling. Give me a call today to discuss what is going on with your relationship and how I can help!

— Michael Stokes, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, RI

Over 20 years experience in successful intervention for couples. Trained in Gottman, Emotion-Focused and Prepare Enrich. Preengaged, premarital and cohabiting couples welcome.

— Elaine Oliver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Laurel, MD

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

I described my work with couples in an earlier segment. But again, the best work I do with couples has to do with uncovering themes of vulnerability. I use the book Wired for Love in our sessions, and I make use of Brené Brown's writing and presentation.

— Wendy S Kaiser, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

As a licensed Marriage Family therapist, I received masters level training in couples counseling. I also worked at several domestic violence shelters and facilitated batterer's intervention programs, where I taught about "healthy relationships" and how to have a relationship based in respect. Since that time, I have studied the Gottman method. I am most interested in helping couples use mindfulness and positive communication strategies to build a better relationship.

— Deann Acton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

I will work with you to bring hopefulness, emotional connection, healthy communication, and spark back into your life. We will work together to develop a plan to build your strongest relationship. Family counseling may include 2 or more family members to help heal relationships, open lines of communication, and learn new coping strategies.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH

You, me and your partner/spouse/lover. We'll unpack what's not going so well. Then, you'll learn and practice better ways of interacting. You'll walk away with new skills to think and act relationally.

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

10 years experience counseling couples. I believe that being in a relationship can be one of the most panful and rewarding experiences life has to offer. If you want to get to know yourself, get into a relationship and see what buttons are being pushed :) I incorporate Gottman, Imago, and Attachment theories as well as psychoanalytic and dialectical therapies.

— Meredith Parker, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX

We have providers who are trained in both Emotion Focused Therapy for couples as well as a Gottman Level 2 certified provider. We have associates that can work to bill insurance for this as well as interns that do this work online. We have trans affirming providers as well as aspec/arospec affirming partner support. We also have poly/ENM/CNM affirming support.

— Kim Lycan, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Richland, WA

Trained in EFT, and was part of a couples therapy research lab, giving me practical training, and pedagogic knowledge.

— K. Chinwe Idigo, Psychologist in Teaneck NJ 07666, NJ

Committing to being real with each other, to explore our own expectations and assumptions, to uncover our unconscious motives and patterns, to talk about what we want, to admit our faults, accept each other's limitations, learn and practice healthy communication, get out of our own way so we can be a lot happier in this relationship and with each other so we can go the distance and enjoy our relationship. I favor Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and mix in EFT and Gottman.

— Nancy Johnson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wellesley Hills, MA

I support couples to negotiate a shared understanding of their rich and complex shared experience. Focusing on intentions and hopes, while being clear that conflict and difficulties will always be part of life, can make room for the members of a couple to navigate their problems by focusing on accountability, rather than blame.

— Jonathan Benko, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Cruz, CA