Marriage Counseling

Every relationship comes with its fair share of issues. Navigating the complexities of life together is hard enough, but when you start to feel regularly distressed or hopeless, about your relationship, it may be time to seek professional help. No matter what your issues seem to stem from (disagreements about money, sex, stress, chronic illness, mental illness, infidelity, trust, emotional distance, parenting etc.), if you and your partner are arguing more frequently and experiencing feelings of resentment or contempt, it is likely that there are some underlying problems to address. Because many problems in relationships are a result of communication issues, a qualified mental health therapist can teach you to find new ways of talking to each other to help you find your way back to common ground. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s relationship and marriage issues experts today.

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Even if you truly want what is best for your partner(s), it's also important to want what is best for yourself, and it is inevitable that these things will seem to come into conflict. Even if we think we know what is best for others, we can't, it is up to them. It is hard enough to figure out what is best for ourselves, so please seek individual therapy first to help you that. Then the relationship therapy can begin and we can collaboratively find a way forward.

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

Relationships are complex and sometimes troubling. I seek to create better relationships by inspiring the type of communication, empathy, and understanding that leads to the connection you desire. With a mindset that looks at the larger picture, I use a combination of emotionally focused therapy and the Gottman Method therapy to help you to create a stronger connection with the one you love.

— Riley Morgan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have specialized training in some of the most highly regarded, evidence-based approaches to understanding and resolving relational issues. My work with couples focuses on identifying, unpacking and working through the complex patterns that develop between partners.

— Jane Thibodeau, Somatic Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in , NC

Marriage has many ups and downs. With all the little things that stack up over time, it can be so easy to find ourselves in phases of disconnectedness with each other. There is often a lot of fear, sadness, resentment and lonliness in these times. I have been trained in Emotion Focused Therapy, which is an evidence-based attachment model of therapy that focuses on finding the roots of the issues in the relationship that often go much deeper to truly heal the wounds that are present.

— Hannah Brooks, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

I love hearing about relationship issues because there are so many tools we can use to help you obtain the relationship you want and you know you deserve. Why are you in the relationship? What is your relationship like with yourself? How are your needs and wants being discussed in the relationship? Are they being discussed? Let’s discuss!

— Joel Nickel, Counselor in Pompano Beach, FL

Are your relationships stressing you out? Do you struggle with expressing your feelings and needs? Maybe you have trouble saying no or struggle with people pleasing. You don't have to do this alone. As an experienced Relationship Therapist, I can assist you in sorting out your stuff and finding some relief that will stick.

— Jennifer Leupp, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seal Beach, CA

Our experience in couples counseling includes but is not limited to: infidelity, life changes (big or small), family building conversations, infertility, adoption, trust, financial planning, premarital counseling, blended families, and parenting styles. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming. We welcome all varieties of relationships, traditional and non-traditional. 

— Emily Morehead, Psychotherapist in Allen, TX

When working with relationship issues, I assume that each one of us learned how we relate to others in context of family, friends, community, school, and media. For some people, this work involves exploring our own needs in relationships. For others, the work is focused on communication. And for some people, this work will focus on grieving and healing events that happened in our past.

— Dan Walinsky, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA

I have studied the Gottman method and spent the last 5 years really focusing on this particular treatment area. I have studied and employed an array of techniques and have found my work with individuals and couples facing relationship challenges or wanting to lay a solid relationship foundation incredibly rewarding! I have also trained in EFT another evidence based approach to couples therapy that is very effective.

— Rachel Stapleton, Clinical Social Worker in Issaquah, WA

We support couples in learning how to thrive through emotional regulation tools that benefit effective communication and conflict resolution. We have specialized in helping individuals and couples navigate relationships challenges since opening in 2011.

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

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and trained in attachment based models. My expertise is in treating high conflict, relationship distress, affair recovery, trust and intimacy building. I am direct in approach and want couples to experience helpful, engaged therapy.

— Maureen Bethea, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairfax, VA

Whether you & your partner are simply wanting to take your relationship to greater depths of communication and intimacy, or there are feelings of disconnect, drifting, rejection or betrayal, these sessions explore ways towards healing, strength & renewal. While no relationship has a secret formula to success, there are proven methods to enhance communication, build trust, make room for meaningful affection, and grow together towards deeper levels of connection & understanding.

— Shannon Mimbs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA

Couples Counseling is for pairs needing to process anything from difficulty communicating to the future of their relationship. Together we'll explore each partners’ history and uncover tools tailored to your situation.

— Spaces Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

You can take the first steps to understanding yourself and each other better. You might be coming to therapy for pre-marital counseling, communication difficulties, parenting skills, transition, or separation. Each couple's struggle is unique to their relationship and their life events. Whatever the reason for wanting couples therapy, you can work through this together. If you are prepared to transition into a healthier relationship, please contact me.

— Liliana Ramos, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Milpitas, CA

During marriage and family counseling sessions, a therapist works with all members of the family to identify and address the underlying issues that are causing problems in the relationship. This often involves helping each member of the family to better understand their own feelings and needs, as well as those of other family members. Couples counseling is a type of therapy that focuses on helping couples improve their relationship by resolving conflicts, enhancing communication, and strengthen

— Dr. Tim Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, TX

My practice focuses on relational work, especially couples work. I have worked with couples in various stages of relationship throughout my entire career. My work with couples is primarily based in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), with experience that includes multiple trainings from EFT founder Sue Johnson, and a formal EFT externship and supervision for certification. I am also trained in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Gestalt modalities.

— Laura Sendelbach, Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

Specializing in couples, I support you and your romantic partner to work though issues and develop new skills along with deeper insight into your struggles. I support partners to explore how identity, culture, attachment style and previous trauma all contribute to chronic patterns of disconnection and unhelpful conflict styles. Being passionate about this work, I attend conferences, trainings, workshops and read books regularly to stay up to date on how to best help couples who seek my help.

— Natalie Spautz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Relationships, either romantic, with family, or with friends, can often be the greatest source of comfort and the greatest source of stress for us in our lives. Sometimes we get into patterns of having the same arguments or dilemmas over and over again, or choosing partners that aren't the best fit. If you're feeling stuck or need support, want help building insight or setting boundaries, I hope I can help.

— Jacob Donnelly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA