Relationship Issues

Relational distress can occur with family, partners, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Our past experiences, expectations, needs, and attachment styles can teach us how to have "better" relationships as well as show us places we can grow. From deep-rooted family conflict to everyday miscommunication, individual relational therapy can grow skills and insight into the inner-workings of relationships.

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I work well with all kinds of relationship issues; family, intimate partners, friends, marital, work, sexual. Sometimes it is just a matter of learning how to better communicate. I teach conscious and authentic communication skills. Though often people have difficulty expressing themselves, sometimes due to social anxiety, fear, shyness, past trauma, or maybe you just don't know why. Our work together will find out what is going on and resolve it. We will figure out how to get your needs met.

— Timothy Long, Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO

Platonic friendships, intimate relationships, marriage and marital issues, separation and divorce (with and/or without children), all types of relationships, including nontraditional! The challenges themselves can range from communication, connection, sex, infidelity, etc. We can work together to try to repair or separate amicably. On the other hand, perhaps your relationship(s) is/are just fine, but you are interested in improving them – we can work with that too!

— Alyx Duckering, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Gatos, CA
 

I offer a supportive space for individuals and couples to navigate relational challenges. My focus includes communication improvement, conflict resolution, intimacy enhancement, and trust rebuilding. Using evidence-based therapeutic techniques, I aim to foster healthy, fulfilling relationships. My goal is to empower clients to develop stronger connections, improve emotional intimacy, and build lasting relational resilience.

— Margaux Flood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I work with all couples (married/committed relationships, heterosexual, LGBTQ+, CNM, etc). I can help you focus on seeing each other with compassion and curiosity rather than blame. I have been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for relationships to help you track your cycle of conflict and understand for yourself and your partner what lies beneath those reactions.

— Kate D'Orazio, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Lakewood, CO
 

Relationship sex therapy is a framework in which I can help partnerships deepen their fulfillment in sexuality and intimacy. Therapy includes: intimacy and connection, desire discrepancy, communication skills, infidelity or rupture, various relationships structures (ethical non-monogamy, polyamory), and conflict resolution.

— Regan Rowell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Based in Seattle, providing care across, WA

Let's improve that communication! Communication goes both ways: creating space in yourself to honor and express your wants, needs, and desires and holding space to value and receive your partner's wants, needs, and desires, in turn. I work to help you and your partner develop a loving, open connection with each other. Understanding your own and your partner's backgrounds, stressors, and familial relationships can help to bridge the gap to authentic connection in your relationship.

— Shelly Hogan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
 

Sometimes the things that hurt us the most are other people. When you need support learning to be in healthy relationship with other humans, I

— Deborah Knight, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hinsdale, IL

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.

— Christina Andino, Psychotherapist in Montclair, NJ
 

I am trained in effective couples therapy and family therapy methods, including Gottman Method Therapy, which uses 50 years of research on relationships and communication to help you communicte in ways that bring you closer together rather than further apart. I use couples therapy and family counseling to resolve unproductive communication patterns, deepen understanding of each other, and grow connection with each other. Non-traditional relationship styles are supported and welcome.

— Eva Belzil, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO

A lot of us struggle to think of an example of a healthy relationship. Many of our perceptions are based on those relationships we witnessed growing up- our parents, grandparents, peer friendships and romantic relationships. Many of our relationship patterns (romantic or platonic) are based on those same perceptions and our own life experiences. Let's explore your values, attachment style, love languages ( these are for all relationships!), and communication patterns.

— Lindsey Duncan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tulsa, OK
 

We all have relationship issues! Having worked in the field for over 30 years, it's a given that I have encountered relationship concerns many times. However, I am quite skilled in teasing out the specific issues that contribute to relationship problems. I can identify whether your problems are stemming from attachment related issues, codependency, social anxiety, trauma or other factors. Together we'll resolve these issues so you can have the healthy relationships you desire.

— Sarah Roe, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gain a new perspective on your relationships and the patterns that keep you stuck. Develop skills that will help you experience more confidence, security, and connection in your relationships with yourself and those around you.

— Adam Sattler, Psychologist in Minneapolis, MN
 

I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and help couples rebuild lost connections. Using an attachment lens, I help couples explore and identify attachment needs, fears, and injuries. I help couples mend relationship wounds and strengthen their bond.

— April Harriell, Licensed Professional Counselor

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
 

Relationships can be hard. We are complex individuals, and often bring our childhood and relationship patterns into our dating relationships or marriage. I support client's in understanding their relationship patterns, and learn new ways to communicate and foster healthier relationship dynamics moving forward. I believe all the couples I work with can develop a secure attachment within their relationship; and build an authentic connection with one another.

— Lisa Stoll, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Reno, NV

Working primarily with married and unmarried couples of all types, adult individuals, and families, I am a Certified Emotion-Focused Couples Therapist (with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT) and a Level I AEDP clinician (AEDP Institute). I hold a Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State University, and I also provide EMDR, sand tray trauma therapy, and I have a Psychiatric Service Dog, Rontu, who assists me!

— Vanessa Knight, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kansas City, MO
 

Relationships are essential to survival, a sense of self, and vitality. They can bring joy, love, nurturing and vibrancy. They can also bring pain, loss, sorrow and grief. Whether it’s romantic partners, family members, friends or colleagues, how we relate to others matters. Through observation, insight and via real-time in session, we’ll notice your experience in connection with others, identify your values and boundaries, reframe limiting beliefs, and cultivate safe, fulfilling relationships.

— Jackie Lalanne, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Whether you are a part of a couple (or poly) or just come in by yourself, or maybe it's about platonic or work relationships, this has been the main focus my academic studies. My Masters degree is actually in Systems Psychology, which is basically the perspective that an individual's psychology is driven, at least in part, by all of the systems with which they are connected or even have been connected. I have helped many clients improve their relationships with themselves and others.

— Leif Moa-Anderson, Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR
 

My training was in couples and family counseling, and relationship issues are often at the heart of what has brought my clients to therapy. Whether I'm working with individuals, couples, or families, I find that people's relational context is a really significant factor to understand and integrate into treatment.

— Susie Kowalsky, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor