Relationship / Marriage Issues

Occasionally, fights and conflict within a relationship or marriage are a fact of life.  But when the conflicts in your relationship are threatening your health and wellbeing, it may be time to seek help. Most relationship problems are caused, at least in part, by communication difficulties.  Seeing a mental health professional with your partner can help you develop strategies to improve your overall happiness and communication or target a specific conflict like anger, infidelity, money, sex, or household duties.  Marriage counseling can also help you and your partner reach an informed decision when considering divorce. Seeing a therapist for premarital counseling can also be very beneficial and help you and your partner work through any major differences and set reasonable and healthy expectations for your marriage.

Local Experts in Relationship / Marriage Issues

Integral psychotherapy encourages an individual's investment in intimate relationships, understanding that an individual's well-being is often correlated to the wholesomeness of their social environment. I work with individuals to develop the communication skills, self-efficacy, and coherence to work towards establishing intimate relationships that are healthy and feel meaningful.

For couples, my work will be focused on bringing you together around the strengths of your relationship. Within the hectic lives we lead, couples often struggle to communicate about their individual needs. Over time this leads to patterns of behavior between loving people that can spiral out of control. We will work to identify those patterns and stop them in their tracks.

I help individuals who struggle in relationships with their romantic partners, friends, family, co-workers and anyone else that is relevant in their life.

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist by education which looks at Family dynamics within context. This helps look at patterns, themes and find solutions!

I have completed Level One of Stan Tatkin's PACT model of couples therapy and I'm currently in Level Two. This model supports couples to move towards a secure functioning relationship that is based on mutuality and connection. The focus of this model is on attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation.

Methods of treatment used are evidence-based, supported by research, and by the American Psychological Association (APA). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are highly effective in helping shift relationship issues, so are the main methods I use in working with clients.

Single and want to be coupled? Coupled and want more satisfaction? Co-dependant, too independent, anxious, avoidant? Relationships bring some of the biggest life challenges we face.

I have worked with many couples of all orientations to learn now to communicate and build a better life together. Here are some topics I work with most often: Navigating the path to intimacy, Effectively sharing and communicating emotions, Creating romance between best friends, Juggling career, children, and intimacy, Being vulnerable , and Building and repairing the safety of trust

I\'m in your corner, whatever the hurdle. Relationships are tough, so is the process of finding a person who understands. I have extensive experience with non-traditional relationships including BDSM/ kink couples, non-monogamous, or other lifestyles. I take a collaborative, strengths focused approach using Gottman, EFT and systems approaches to reconnection.

I am a level-2 certified PACT therapist where my job is to move couples toward a relationship where they have each other's backs. The approach recognizes that there are no angels, no demons, just two individuals reacting very quickly to each other. You can find out more about what PACT is and what sessions look like at this site: https://thepactinstitute.com/dividedpage/what-is-pact/.

Communication is often a road block to a satisfying relationship. Understanding what you and your partners attachment style is can be eye opening. Whatever your issue in your relationship is, gaining perspective on how best to speak to your partner so they can hear you is a powerful beginning.

I have worked with couples and families throughout my career. I have experience with crisis management, when couples are experiencing acute marital issues, and general problem solving for on-going concerns. I have a special interest in working with couples who have already been married to other people and are experiencing discord after combining their families.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I place high value in relationships. Identifying and removing barriers to connection is foundational in working on relationships in therapy. It is important to understand where the barriers have come from to assure they do not reappear later. This work is for anyone in any stage of relationship, ranging from dating to divorced and co-parenting.

I have specific training in couples therapy and communication theory, and use my experience to help you identify patterns of communication/interaction that are harmful to your relationship. I incorporate tools from Emotion-Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help you build the relationship that you desire.

There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of previous generations may not be applicable to your relationship. But there is psychological research that shows that you can learn skills to create the conditions for healthy relationships.

Relationship difficulties often start small and we try not to notice them. At some point they become unavoidable and we have choices to make. There is hope for your relationship, you can change patterns and perceptions and find joy again.

I focused on relationship issues in my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I love working with people at all stages of relationships; pre-commitment, during parenting, or in high conflict times. I am happy to work with you on navigating communication, sexual issues, infidelity, or exploring the future of your relationship. I work with all kinds of relationships.

Helping relationships heal and prosper is my passion. So often couples struggle and have no one to help them connect. That is what we do best. Give you tools through our training as a Gottman Certified therapist and relationship coach. We will cultivate hope through practicing compassion and forgiveness and bring you to a better place~

How we feel about ourselves and our lives is often very connected to the function (or dysfunction) in our closest relationships. My informal course of study began in my own family of origin, and has continued in my marriage of almost 20 years. As a Relationship Specialist, I've received extensive formal training in relationship counseling, and am a trainer of therapists.

From the second we're born, relationships challenge us at our deepest level. Safety, vulnerability, shame, betrayal, commitment: they hit on our greatest fears and meet our fundamental needs. It's a place where we can grow the most and the fastest. I love working with couples because it's all right there in the room, in the moment, to be explored and unpacked and learned from.

Relationships are fluid and ever changing. I work with couples and families identifying more effective ways to communicate and deal with conflicts. Conflicts are viewed as a means of asserting the need for balance in our personal and relational life. When these needs are communicated all parties involved work toward a compromise that is considerate of this balance.

I have experience helping individuals reflect on their own relationship histories and acquire new skills.I have done work with couples and families throughout my career. I use a mixture of emotionally focused couples work, gottman research, attachment perspective and trauma informed work. I also have extensive experience helping couples in non-monagamous and other alternative style relationships.

I offer coaching for relationship decisions, or for other big decisions that you want to tackle as a team. The focus of our work will always be your decision situation. I will not try to change you or your partner, nor your relationship. Rather, we will work together to find creative solutions and achieve your goals.

Relationship in work, family, or life can be central to our well being. I work with people who face challenge in finding or leaving a partner / spouse; who seek a stronger relationship with boss / co-workers; and with family members and others in life.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana Practicing Lesbian Relationship Coach through the United States via Online and Lesbian Couples Retreats Certified Imago Relationship Therapist since 2005 Gottman Method Trained on all 3 level, 2012 Certified Discernment Therapist, 2015 PhD in Clinical Sexology specializing in issues related to Lesbian Sexual Frequency

Borrowing from my training in the Gottman method, Imago and Emotionally Focused Therapies, I have been honored to be part of the healing for many couples in both traditional and non-traditional relationship orientations.

In my work with couples, I work primarily from a model called Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (often referred to simply as “EFT”). What I love about this model, simply put, is that it works. EFT has been well researched and has been demonstrated to be very effective with couples to facilitate lasting change.

I work from the Gottman Method of couples therapy, which is research based and tested and considered by many in the field, the most effective roadmap for helping relationships to become stable and happy.

Often times, coping skills that were helpful earlier in life become patterned ways of relating. While these can continue to serve us in certain situations, they can also get in the way of connecting meaningfully or can lead to conflict with those we love. In counseling, we can explore those patterns together and develop and practice new ways of relating and connecting.

Relationships are tough and rewarding. There are ups and downs that we might never have expected when we fell in love and decided to become a couple. I have training in marriage and family therapy , as well as, completing the level 1 and level 2 Gottman Marriage Counseling training.

I try and help individuals realize what they can do to make their connections to others more useful and to help set clear boundaries. With couples work, it's navigating this directly with one's partner.

Relationships are the color in our lives. When they are going well, we tend to live healthier, longer, and more satisfied lives. I use Emotional Focused Therapy in working with couples.

I thoroughly enjoy helping couples move from pain and isolation to joy and connection. I have specific training and expertise working with couples and work collaboratively with you to deescalate negative cycles, restructure and rebuild trust, and practice strengthening the emotional bond. Please note that I do not accept insurance for couples work.

There is no crucible as rich for both pain and learning as a committed partnership. I\'ll help you both turn towards your truths, connect with yourselves, and navigate the challenges you face with compassion, honesty, and understanding for each other.

My approach to couples counseling is a blend of Gestalt therapy and Emotionally Focused therapy. I listen with an open mind and heart and speak with compassion and understanding . It is not my role to pass judgement. I work to support people in finding their own voice in asking for what they need and want.

None of us comes to any relationship in our lives unencumbered by what has gone before. Relationships can be so tricky because the complex system of one brain and personality and family meets another complex system. Relationships offer our best hope of feeling truly seen and understood by another. I would like to support you in your path to increased connection and safety.

We all enter this world through relationship. Learning how to navigate the ups and downs is a source of pleasure and often times our deepest pain. In our work you'll deepen your relationship to yourself and others by gaining clarity about the patterns that are blocking you from your best self and put that knowledge to use to create the kind of relationship you desire.

I have a masters degree in marriage and family therapy. My training in couples counseling best fits couples that have been together a shorter time and would like to steer clear of repeating old unhealthy habits from past relationships. I see many couples that would like premarital counseling or couples that are newly married and experiencing some road bumps in their relationship.

Conflicts can arise at any stage in a relationship. Sometimes these conflicts grow in complexity despite our best efforts to resolve them on our own. Whether you’re a new couple, a married couple, or a couple facing separation, I can work with you to navigate and resolve the challenges in your relationship. \n

Everyone needs others in their life, yet everyone is unique. This can contribute to conflict and other difficulties. These difficulties can be most pronounced in romantic relationships and it's easy for bad habits of communication to lead to deep hurt. I want to help you understand your role in these dynamics in order to increase your ability to have successful and resilient bonds with others.

It never ceases to surprise me just how lonely it can feel sometimes when we are in a relationship. For clients struggling with intimate relationships I utilize emotion focused therapy to facilitate opportunities for growth and connection. I work with all members of the relationship to recenter and refocus so that honest communication and contact may occur.

We are social creatures and thus we have a multitude of relationships of all sorts in our lives. I am very helpful with marriage and romantic relationship issues as well as with any interpersonal relationships (friends, bosses, relatives, acquaintances) that have become problematic.

So many of our challenges are rooted in our relationships with our romantic partners. Our romantic relationships are often our most precious, triggering, rewarding and conflict-laden relationships. Many of our conflicts in these relationships will never be resolved. We must learn to support our partners toward their greatest selves and vice-versa.

I love providing couples counseling. I have had advanced training in the work of John Gottman, Dan Wile, and Harville Hendrix. I was involved in a two year training program for Imago Therapy. To me, nearly all couples need to find new ways to communicate so that conflict can bring them closer to each other.

Whether we committed to our partner knowing that they would help us grow or we were blindsided by the realization, it can be invaluable to have an outside perspective helping to navigate the tricky roads of modern relationships. My work has been primarily with couples considering parenthood or adjusting to parenting.

Relationships...the most complex of psychological work. My work with couples is geared to conscious living. I work with people on building healthy interactional patterns, in communication, affection and needs fulfillment. Giving clients tools to stop destructive patterns and develop patterns of connection and trust.

Do you feel like your relationship is spinning out of control and you keep having the same argument over and over again without making any progress? Using emotionally-focused therapy I help couples break out of unhelpful cycles and together work towards building a strong foundation for a happier and more secure relationship.

I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and have completed the Gottman Level 1 couples training. I strongly believe that issues related to identity and attachment play a big role in our past/current relationships. I help my clients work though these issues for healthy and enduring relationships.

Struggles in relationships often have to do with individual stories and histories that are interfering in the present. Therapy can help couples find clarity when navigating an impasse, when trying to decide whether a relationship should continue, and can be effective when a relationship has lost its spark and there is a desire to enliven intimacy and connection.

Being in close relationships often brings us the most joyful and yet challenging/hurtful experiences we may ever have. Many of us have big expectations, yet little training--high hopes yet heavy baggage from the past. Good relationships require skills that can be learned. I use Emotionally Focused Therapy combined with somatic-based approaches so couples may deepen love and connection.

Relationships can be hard, and just like owning a car, relationships need some regular maintenance to make sure it's running smoothly. Whether couples are healing from infidelity, adjusting to new roles as parents, or just coming in to improve communication, I support couples in their journey towards a deeper and more intimate understanding and connection. See my website for assessments offered.

I help couples express their concerns and longings of their heart in a safe, nonjudgmental and respectful setting. I encourage my couples to process their inner experience of themselves, their partner, and how that perspective plays a role in their relationship dynamics. Couples who leave my office feel emotionally connected through their work of taking risks and sharing their vulnerability.

I'm not interested in picking sides or looking for blame. If your relationship isn't going well, I think that you both have played a role in contributing to the disfunction overall. I'd want to help identify and clarify the negative dynamic between the two of you and help you both find new ways of relating so that each of you can experience more trust, openness, communication and understanding.

I work with couples who are in the early stages of their relationships.

I train both partners in meditation and mindfulness techniques so they learn to communicate without stress and use the relationship itself to enhance personal growth, awareness, and provide a lifelong spiritual path.

I believe relationships are the cornerstone of all human development. Our development has everything to do with our ability to have long, stable, and loving relationships.

My foundation as a therapist is all relational. When we are stuck in ourselves, we are stuck in our relationships, and vice versa. I have a lot of specific trainings in couples work to help open up emotional dynamics so that places that feel tight, restricted and even hopeless can begin to open and change .

Do you like your love outside of the box? Have you had trouble finding a counselor who does not pathologize your sexual expression? Are you poly, kinky, or employed in the sex industry? Avoid the pitfalls of sex in the shadows; the guilt, shame, and dishonesty that can wreck our lives. Come work with a professional counselor who supports you and your right to sexual autonomy and self-expression.

I love working with people to help them find ways to live well together. I am open to seeing couples of all orientations and backgrounds. Some of the issues I specialize in are parenting, sexual issues, health, finances, infidelity and effective communication.

As a counselor trained specifically in couples, marriage, and family therapy, I specialize in relationship counseling. I support couples from the early stages in premarital counseling, all the way through the lifecycle of a relationship, potentially including divorce counseling.

I have significant educational and training experiences in Couples Therapy, Attachment, Family Systems and Family of Origin therapies. I have treated many couples dealing with relationship and marital issues.

My work with you seeks to find clarity and awareness about systemic patterns in your relationship that contribute to strife, and helps you develop skills so that you can work to notice roadblocks and shift patterns to find a new, more satisfying and rewarding path together.

Relationship difficulties are the number one reason clients end up in my office. It can be a relationship with yourself, your significant others, with employer, or with estranged friendships. Whatever the relationship, I believe that growing awareness of what you're doing well now will empower you to set boundaries and increase your sense of curious and trusting connections.

As a marriage and family therapist my primary expertise is in working with couples facing a variety of issues and concerns. I have experience working with emotional and physical infidelity, blended family concerns, communication differences, divorce and conscious un-coupling.

I have worked with couples of many different varieties and am passionate about helping couples have better relationships. I have done additional training through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Institute. I also have a passion for the science behind relationships, also known as Interpersonal Neurobiology.

My passion is helping people build strong, healthy systems of communication in their relationships. All relationships have strengths, weaknesses, and patterns of communication. At different points in time, these patterns can feel negative or frustrating, leaving couples feeling stuck and distant. I am here to help re-establish healthy patterns and increased satisfaction in your relationship.

I help couples identify negative emotional interactional styles rather than assigning blame. One safety has strengthened, the underlying emotions or hurt, anger, fear, and sadness emerge that allow couples to more deeply communicate while re-establishing trust. With trust strengthened, we can negotiate differences, heal past wounds, and let go of disconnecting beliefs and attitudes.

Individuals grow in relationships and I am interested in helping couples develop loving, constructive and creative relationship environment in which growth can flourish in satisfying ways. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. I utilize evidence-based Gottman methodology when working with my couples.

Assisting coulpes to connect at 3 frequencies focusing on communication, and the risks of vulnerability and loss, constantly looking at mitigating the emotional impacts of each.

Drawing on mindfulness practices and Emotionally Focused Therapy, I help couples to find greater clarity, ability to communicate, and intimacy in your relationship

\'Is the message received the same as the message delivered?\' More often then not our greatest challenges is deciphering the messages between our closest relationships. \'When our preferences, i.e; our likes and dislikes are in the way, we may be listening for our own agenda and giving the other person the attention or respect needed to clear up doubt, conflict and upset. Listen for understanding.

Every relationship experiences ebbs and flows, and while some degree of conflict is normal, at times it can get to a point where it seems impossible to solve it on your own. This is where a couples therapist can help. As a trained marriage and family therapist, I will help you better understand one another and reconnect to the love and excitement that made you fall in love in the first place.

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