Relationship / Marriage Issues

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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I help patients form, develop and improve relationships with partners, friends, family and colleagues in individual, couples and group therapy.

— Jonathan Lebolt, PhD, Psychotherapist in Bethesda, MD

I have been trained in Level 1 & 2 of the Gottman Model. I am also trained in Natural Lifemanship which is a relational based Equine Therapy Model.

— Ashley Garcia, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Sherwood, OR
 

I work with couples who are experiencing relationship distress, infidelity, adjustments/transitions, difficulties with emotional/physical intimacy, and difficulties managing intense emotions as well as couples seeking relationship enhancement. I deliver couples therapy from an Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) lens. I also integrate other techniques, such as Gottman and Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy, as needed.

— Sala Psychology, Clinical Psychologist in Greenwich, CT

Working with couples is my ultimate passion. I LOVE helping people have healthier relationships with their spouse, partner or lover(s). We all crave connection, let me help you find a depth that you didn't think was possible. I'll happily help you navigate your nonsense so that you can get closer to your partner. Remember: we do our best healing in relationships. Which is why this feels so hard!

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

It's hard when our relationship is not working the way we'd like for it to be. Unfortunately, it's so easy to pulled further and further into the discord when we try our usual ways of "talking about it." I help couples develop a different approach to working through conflict. If each of you are interested in being heard and understood, I can help!

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than twenty years of experience working with couples. I bring significant expertise and personal experience to relationship therapy work. I have helped clients from all walks of life find greater intimacy, connectedness, and trust in their relationships and can help you to overcome whatever barriers you and your partner are facing.

— Tania Protsenko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Island, NY
 

We will work together to improve communication and set goals.

— Noni Kendall, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Relationships aren’t easy and maintaining respectful communication and boundaries while building connection can be a tough balance. We will work together to find the core issues and bring happiness back to your relationship which you both deserve!

— Esti Piotrkovski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Red Bank, NJ
 

All relationships can be challenging especially our intimate ones. The dynamics of a relationship can break down due to issues in communication, difficulties with setting boundaries, and challenges with expressing our thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. Relationships can begin to thrive when each partner focuses on the wellbeing of themselves and their partner through validation and understanding.

— Monica Jha, Licensed Professional Counselor

My experience has been that couples who are motivated to seek therapy mostly want to improve their marriages and I enter those sessions optimistically. At the start, most couples are not feeling quite as optimistic. Some of my work is informed by Gottman's approach, too. That means slowing down communications so all can be heard, accepting differences, finding common ground, and getting more pleasurable activities happening. It's great to see when couples reconnect.

— Jason Olin, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA
 

I help clients explore issues around trust, intimacy, and communication, and I help them navigate the struggles that arise during long-term relationships and cohabitation. Differences in sexual desire; imbalances in division of labor; lack of transparency about spending; spending time apart -- we can explore the problems that get in the way of a deeply satisfying and intimate partnership.

— Jeffrey Kishner, Mental Health Counselor in , NY

Having trust issues, lack of communication, feeling unhappy with your partner, etc. Lets talk about ways you can improve your relationship. Estan teniendo problemas de confianza, communicacion, sintiendose infeliz con su pareja, etc. Hablemos de como podemos mejorar su relacion.

— ANGELICA ROMERO, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in HOMESTEAD, FL
 

My training and clinical experience have been based heavily in work with relational systems, including intimate partnerships, marriages, and polyamorous relationships.

— Lyrra Isanberg, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Evanston, IL

I believe that our partnerships can be connected, peaceful, and joyful. I will help you notice and change the patterns keeping you stuck by implementing new strategies and trying on new perspectives.

— Leah Murphy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Silver Spring, MD
 

I primarily use an approach called EFT, a clinically-proven therapy for couples that can help improve your communication and connection profoundly. This method allows you to have new conversations and see yourselves and your relationship in a new light. Couples I work with find this helps them resolve current issues while also helping them recognize and prevent challenges before they start. It allows them to have a better understanding of what is really going on, rather than have to guess.

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

The majority of my practice is couples work. I am unique, in that I tell my clients that the RELATIONSHIP is not my client- the humans in the room are. My goal is for you each to be happy and healthy. If you can do that together? let's do it. If you can't? Then the primary goal should be creating a path forward towards health and happiness for you both, even if that means that the relationship evolves or ends.

— Stefani Goerlich, Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI
 

Even the healthiest of couples experience some degree of conflict in their lives. The secret is addressing those issues head-on and not letting your less-than-loving interactions define you or your relationship. By seeking out couples counseling, you can gain insight into your relationship dynamics, grow in both your physical and emotional intimacy, rebuild trust, and repair any lingering emotional wounds or traumas.

— Cyla Fisk, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I work with couples in order to help them regain emotional connection, break down defenses and reducing conflict

— Katie Beers, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

When a relationship we treasure is in trouble, it is never too soon to seek support. Through our work together in therapy, I will help you and your partner(s) move into new and radical moments of engagement, all the while, building trust, intimacy and security in yourselves and each other. I welcome relationship structures of all kinds.

— Pilar Dellano, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Plainfield, VT