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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After almost 20 years of working with couples, I have learned that relationships are never simple. Relationships ARE amazingly resilient works of human art. My work has included journeying with couples through affair recovery, adjusting to life after a new baby, premarital counseling and parenting challenges. A strength of mine as a therapist is navigating complexity and holding space for pain, growth and healing.

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

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
 

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!

— Jocelyn Morris-Bryant, MA, LMFT, LPCC, MPA MORANT Clinical Services Group Practice, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

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
 

My approach in working with couples is to have each person learn about their own inner dynamics. I talk about turning the "microscope on yourself" to learn what is really driving you so that you can communicate your needs more clearly. You cannot communicate clearly what you aren't clear on within yourself. Most folks are focused on changing the other person, yet your partners is a mirror to see your own dynamics. this is powerful & courageous work.

— Laura Carr, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

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
 

I'm certified in Relational Life Therapy, aiming to meet couples where you're at, to understand & connect, & identify the patterns you’re stuck in to help guide you out of that pattern into a more functional one. We’ll work on this by relationally embodying “full respect living” in sessions. We’re aiming for living w/ integrity: what often evolves is a deep, fundamental characterological transformation: a change (for the better!) in who — & how — you think you can be (with yourself & others).

— Francesca Maxime, Psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY

If you and your partner are struggling with conflict, I know how frustrating that can be. I also know how hard it is to change and how helpless that feels. Couples counseling can help you make the lasting changes you need to stop fighting and start repairing your relationship. Unlike many therapists, I specialize in working with couples. That means I have the training, tools, and expertise to help you work through the complicated issues in your relationship and repair your bond.

— Valery Krieg, Clinical Social Worker in Evergreen, CO
 

The goal of couples therapy is to help each partner see and understand the other. Conflict often arises from misunderstanding. Through empathy, behaviors begin to make sense, impasses are resolved, and space becomes available to interact differently with each other. Rather than viewing one's partner as an obstacle, each rediscovers the partnership and support that formed the basis of the relationship and the desire to foster each other's personal growth.

— Mona Kumar, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA

I am passionate about couples and family counseling and have sought out trainings in this area throughout my career. I have training in EFT, Gottman and systems work

— Christina Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 

I have worked with couples for 10+ years. I work closely with my couples to help them learn how to listen to one another in order to identify and understand the issues that are hindering their communication, trust and intimacy. In order to help couples get the most out of their time in therapy I do assign work outside of sessions to help improve their communication, increase their trust and deepen their intimacy.

— Leonna Chodos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

I currently work at a Sex Therapy Group Practice seeing couples with varying sexual orientations, sexual identities, family dynamics, and years spent together who experience diverse relational issues: communication challenges, sexual dysfunction, desire discrepancy, unmet needs, disrupted attachment, and other mental health diagnoses in the system.

— Xuan Ho, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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

The goal of couples therapy is to help each partner see and understand the other. Empathy takes the place of misunderstanding and in so doing, behaviors begin to make sense, impasses are resolved, and space becomes available to interact differently with each other. Rather than viewing one's partner as an obstacle, each rediscovers the partnership and support that formed the basis of the relationship and begin to feel both caring and cared for.

— Mona Kumar, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA