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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If your relationship has been impacted by unmet expectations, unproductive communication, or recent relationship trauma, allow me an opportunity to assist you in turning things around. I encourage couples to identify their roles and expectations within the relationship and encourage transparency throughout the therapeutic process. Utilizing many of the Gottman principles, in addition to other evidence-based approaches, we will work together to strengthen your partnership.

— Tracie Carter, Clinical Social Worker

It can be so tough and so scary to start couples work but you are already on the right track by asking for help with things feel hard. Whether you are looking for support in continuing a relationship, healing from an affair, or need support in seperating asking for help and engaging in couples work can be rewarding.

— Annie Buxbaum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, 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

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
 

Attachment-focused, relational and systems approach to working with intimate partners. Experience working with different kinds of marriages, open-relationships, and domestic partnered. Focus on communication, common goals, toxic topics and shame stories.

— Aleana Krupinsky, Clinical Social Worker in Morrisville, NC

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 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 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
 

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

Because you can’t love someone else fully till you have learned how to love yourself, we start by focusing on you. I help you clarify what you want to achieve in your life. I show you how to take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I help you open up channels of communication to build a new understanding between you. I help you build a new relationship with your loved one. I support you throughout the entire journey.

— Scott Terry, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
 

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

I specialize in helping clients find confidence and empowerment in intimacy, sexuality, sex, and relationship therapy. My clients include adolescents and adults across the lifespan. I have advanced training in sex therapy through Modern Sex Therapy Institutes and couples therapy using Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also work with individuals exploring their sexuality outside of a relationship and working on sexuality as a component of overall wholeness and wellness.

— Stacey Wright, Psychotherapist in Tucker, GA
 

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

If you’re in a relationship that’s beginning to feel stale or unsatisfying, our therapists can work with you and your significant other to explore what’s not working. Rather than simply address surface-level conflicts, our goal is to go deeper. We want to explore the unconscious behavioral patterns that each of you brings to the table and look at how those patterns are fueling the conflict between you.

— Brown Therapy Center, Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Like a healthy garden, couples need more than just love and aspiration to keep doing well. Beautiful things grow from intentional efforts -you don't have to guess or wing it to take good care of your relationship. My lifetime vision is all about bringing what we know for sure to what you plant, weed out, and keep feeding in your relationship. To you it is baffling or overwhelming till I coach you in what I know works. Hold on-keep going. Call me.

— Shannon Batts, Licensed Professional Counselor

Have you been disagreeing lately over stupid things that don't really matter? I work with couple facing misunderstandings and conflict to experience the love that brought you together using a unique combination of therapeutic inner work and communication skills practices that typically takes six months. Learn how being selfish is the first step to feeling connected. Remove your blocks to vulnerability and experience intimacy that makes your relationship worth having. Stop sacrificing now.

— Triva A. Ponder, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

You want to enjoy each other's company, learn about yourself & grow as individuals. Challenges can easily arise at any stage - how to meet someone, dating, premarital, commitment, re-organizing around Life events, etc. Communication is high on the list for connecting well, but before this, your silent ideas of what you expect or need from one another. In Counseling you step out of the day to day & visit the brass tacks of what your relationship is built on.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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