Couples Counseling

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 well-being, it may be time to seek help. A mental health professional who specialized in couples counseling can help you and your partner 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.

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Benita Munson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, CADC I

My private practice is currently comprised of 40% couples, 60% individuals. I am passionate about working with relationships as the relationship is in the room in front of me, and I can see parties making small changes that enhance their relationships immensely. I have specific training in EFT couples therapy, and weave in John Gottman's research and evidence based practices for each.

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Gemma Baumer (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

My approach to couples/relationship counseling is interactive, relational, strength-based and informed by attachment. I work with relationships of all configurations to support a space that is safe for exploration of self and another, historical and current attachment processes. I love working with relationships in need of immediate support, or just desirous of exploration around subjects like trauma, attachment, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy and boundaries.

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Carlyn Glaser (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS LPC

Have had years of practice using this orientation

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Couples can have difficulties around many subjects: communication, money, children, jobs, adultery. Couples counseling provides a way to learn new skills to address these and other issues.

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Rebel Heart Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Carrie Farrell (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A. Professional Counselor Associate

My approach to couples counseling is largely influenced by PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) and NVC (Nonviolent Communication). PACT draws from 3 primary domains: developmental neuroscience, arousal regulation, and attachment theory, and focuses on supporting the couple to securely function. As individuals, even if we have tendencies toward certain attachment styles, PACT encourages couples to operate according to secure functioning principles based on fairness and care.

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C.J. Sanders

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Healthy couples are my passion! Couples work is a commitment to go deeper in your relationship and yourself. We will explore the ways you each connect and the barriers that you encounter when connection doesn't go well. It is often the differences couples have that create problems so we will tackle the issue of how to me a "me" in a "we". I'll throw in some of the latest research in neuroscience so that you will learn to calm and soothe and your relationship will have the space to flourish.

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Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

In therapy, we will be co-creating a safe place, where there is room for any and all vulnerable feelings, beliefs, and thoughts to emerge. I work in a no-shame no-blame zone of ongoing support and warm curiosity. Together we will learn about patterns, triggers, negative thoughts and cycles, feelings, past and present attachment injuries, and how they affect the relationship.

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Sarah Zimmerman (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy

The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. Couples and intimate partners all have patterns in the way that they relate based on their early attachment histories. What this means is that when we get into relationship, we might find ourselves having the same argument about the dishes that doesn't actually feel like it is about the dishes. What I'm interested in helping you do is get to the heart of the matter and communicate about it together.

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Mary Bruce-Owenby (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LGBTQIA-affirmative couples therapist

I have training in Psychoanalytic, Developmental, EFT, Gottman, Collaborative Couples, and Gestalt approaches to this work. I am also currently in a one-year training program using the Developmental Couples Framework and approach.

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Tori Morrison (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

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Michaele Dunlap PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

I work with couples who are moving into commitment and those who want to improve relationships that have become strained. I especially enjoy work with those who share responsibility for closely-held businesses. I work with couples to prevent divorce when that is possible; to help it be a compassionate process when dissolution is inevitable.

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Caitlin "Caity" Lynch (They/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MS, NCC

I use Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) based on the work of Dr. Susan Johnson. We'll work collaboratively to decide on common goals for your relationship, discern unhelpful relationship patterns, work to understand why those made sense and helped you previously, and how to move forward with empathy for each other, meeting individual needs, and creating sustainable, healthier relational habits.

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Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

I love working with couples, facilitating conflict, and nurturing understanding on all sides. I have experience with married couples, poly/non-monogamy, and non-romantic relationship conflict.

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David Hanna (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

In my work as a couples therapist, I use insights from my family systems counseling training, and my additional studies of Gottman, Hendricks, Richo and Real's writings to guide my work with couples. I'm passionate about helping couples navigate the complexity of relationships and dealing with the often unsupported and rough waters of partnerships both new and established.

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Kelly Arthur, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

As a counselor trained specifically in couples, marriage, and family therapy, I specialize in relationship counseling with all types of couples, including straight, gay, queer, trans, non-binary, poly, and kink. I use a variety of proven modalities with couples to support each unique relationship. Past clients have appreciated my ability to make them feel safe to explore what's really going on.

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Emalee Assenberg, MS, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Your relationship is as unique as you are and if it is suffering, every aspect of your life is likely being affected. Trained as a marriage and family therapist, my specialty is couples counseling and helping people change negative patterns into opportunities for connection. I combine EFT and Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy for a style that is direct, compassionate, and effective.

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

There is an emphasis on clear, empathic communication (NVC); sexuality and differentiation (Schnarch's Work); relationship building tools (Gottman and others); sexuality; acceptance; attachment; and emotional attunement (Emotion Focused Therapy).

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Kelsey Miller (they/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, QMHC

My training focused on family systems and couples as well as working with individuals. Relationships come with many struggles and can be a mirror for the best parts of you or your darkest shadows. Having help navigating how these show up in your relationship allows for deeper connection

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Polly Gravely MS, LPC, MFT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor

My degree (M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling) is specifically focused on relational dynamics and I have extensive training in couples' work. I can help you understand how your relationship ran into trouble and how to find the way back again.

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Ladan Radafshar (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Associate

I offer a warm, judgment-free space for couples to explore patterns, triggers, attachment styles, and relationship cycles. I use various techniques from Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples resolve conflict and deepen the quality of their communication and connection.

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Maegan Megginson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, LPC, AASECT CST

I have trained intensively in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and have dedicated my career to helping couples strengthen their emotional and sexual attachments.

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PK Ponti-Foss

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I work with couples to manage their conflict, strengthen their friendship and appreciation, and to create intimacy through long term relationship shifts. With couples I utilize Gottman Method therapy, which is research based and tested. Couples therapy, believe it or not, can be an enjoyable and deeply healing process.

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Jill Corvelli (she/her)

Professional Counselor

PhD LPC

I adhere to Gottman blueprints and methods and layer neurodiversity research-based tools when appropriate. Additionally, I am trained in discernment counseling which is a method to support partners in picking one of 3 possible paths forward: 1) keep things as they are for now; 2) end the relationship and seek resources to do this aligned with their values; or 3) commit to 6 months of working on the relationship then assess progress.

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Family Ties Counseling Center

Licensed Professional Counselor

Couples Counseling becomes a safe place where both you and your partner can find and rest in the deeper connection of the love you both share. Healthy committed relationships and marriages are about balancing connection & intimacy with independence & autonomy. Ideally, each influences and helps the other. Couples therapy helps to achieve this balance in your relationship.

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Ally Simone (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.S., MFT

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Chad Ernest, MS, LPC (He/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I utilize Collaborative approaches to working with couples. I conduct in depth interviews to highlight what both partners feel is happening in their relationship and then find the best approach to assisting in working through these struggles. I do not promise that all relationships work out, however. It is up to each individual in the relationship to want to make that happen.

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Karen Maloney, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have received training while getting my masters degree and have since then continued to gain experience and knowledge by meeting with couples on a regular basis.

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Nicole Kammerlocher (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

I have received training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, which has some of the best outcomes for those struggling with relational issues. This therapy focuses on how we show up in relationships, and how we can show up differently and change the tune of a relationship from conflict to connection.

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Shawna Oliver, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

It is important for couple to have a place where they can identify patterns that may be disruptive to the relationship. A place where positive communication can strengthen positive communication and both parties can be heard.

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Jason Wilkinson (He/Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, MDiv

I have extensive training as a couples counselor. My education in relational systems, or cycles, provides me with a unique perspective in seeing how each individual participates in the making of a whole. I use this to help couples discover ways that they may better relate to one another and strengthen their communication.

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Ryan Grassmann, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professionally, I find that the Gottman Method, Relational Life Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy all have proven to be effective in defining, treating, and resolving relationship conflicts. With helpful companion books and weekly therapy sessions, change can occur quickly. Those in relationships often find that loving support and trust lie just underneath the fear and hurt. I teach people how to repair ruptures, identify and transform shame, and confront concerns with skill.

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Beverley Duke-Young (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S, M.S.

I have trained for years under Terry Real's Relational Therapy which helps teach couples how to build and work on developing respectful relationships; this builds on many areas including an understanding of control issues, boundaries, entitlement, shame. What each person experienced in their family of origin impacts and creates some of the roadblocks. How is the best conflict resolution managed between a couple. How to build resiliency and trust and develop empathy.

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Krystal Marcinkiewicz

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Couples go through highs and lows throughout their relationship, including a variety of issues that range between small and large scale scenarios. I work with couples so that each partner can use their voice to express needs and create a space of trust with each other to establish trust, communication, decrease conflict, create positive change, and increase emotional and physical intimacy.

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Alisha Phillips (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I have specific training and experience in couples counseling, and enjoy helping couples improve communication, intimacy, and affection. I require a consultation before starting work with a couple.

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Sabrina Walters (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, LPC, Certified Gottman Therapist

At Core Values Counseling, we specialize in The Gottman Method of Couples therapy. We also provide couples conferences to add in your growth as a couple.

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Madeline Fox

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Love, passion, and a bit of mystery may have brought you and your partner together but for whatever reason, those elements are harder to identify at the moment. I will collaboratively work with you and your partner to access those experiences of tenderness in order to start healing and repairing the memories of hurt that can take place through the course of a relationship.

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"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LPC, LMFT

Healthy relationships take work and most couples face challenges at some point during their relationship. When those challenges surface, having the support of a skilled counselor can make a huge difference. Investing in your relationship through couples counseling will pay off for years to come!

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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA

We use Gottman, Emotionally focused therapy, and systems approaches to support you and your partner(s) in finding common ground, connection and balance of power and pleasure in your relationship.

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Angie Arledge (she/her/hers)

Clinical Social Work Associate

A12422

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Leslie Yeargers

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Whether you are wanting to strengthen your relationship or end it well, I strive to listen to what your relationship goals are and work with you collaboratively to help you meet those goals. I work to help your resolve misunderstanding and sort out the emotions you bring to your interactions with each other.

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Jessica Blaschke, M.A. LMFT (She/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S. Health Psychology, M.A. Counseling, LMFT

I really enjoy working with couples of all backgrounds to help them communicate more effectively and flourish as partners in life, as well as individuals. I often use Non-violent communication, Emotionally focused couples therapy and Gottman method techniques. LBGTQ friendly.

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Catherine Palmer; MS, LPC, MFT (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Margot Standeven (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Masters in Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling

Our work together would help each partner understand their part in the couple’s negative cycle and create vulnerable communication, so as to create a stronger couple bond.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I help individuals and couples create safe, stable, and intimate relationships where each partner learns to trust and rely on their partner and themselves to meet their deepest wants and needs. You'll also learn how to identify your own and your partner's triggers and use this knowledge to prevent fights and repair the damage when things go awry.

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Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

I work with couples to build love and resilience into your everyday experience of relationship. Whether you are looking to deepen your sense of intimacy or heal pain steering you toward splitting up, I can support you transform inherited relationship patterns to a basis of connection and understanding. My work is based in attachment neurobiology, clear communication, and mindfulness.

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Sonia Holdaway (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

Trained as a couples and family therapist, I specialize in relationship counseling. If you are feeling disconnected or like you seem to be just talking past each other, I can help. My approach is based in emotion-focused, family systems and Gottman principles, and our work provides a safe space for each of you to express yourself in new ways, using dynamic, in-the-room exercises to help interrupt hurtful patterns and create momentum towards a healthier partnership.

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Joe Doherty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joe is trained as a couples therapist using the relational model of "Mutuality" ...

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Slade Wolf (he/him/his)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I use a behavioral approach to couples counseling. There is solid evidence that learning, and practicing communication skills builds healthier, more respectful, and more emotionally intimate relationships. I have been using this approach with couples, and with men focusing on their relationship skills, for nearly 20 years.

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Alexandra Leichter, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked with couples 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 combing their families.

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Ayala Parker (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT-I

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Janean VeDova

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

As a marriage, couple and family therapist I am trained to work with couples and I welcome all partnering arrangements (monogomous/open/polyamourous/ monogomous/heterosexual/same sex). I also specialize in sex therapy that is inclusive and non judgmental.

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Marla Christensen LPC NCC (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA LPC NBCC

I specialize in Couples Counseling using contextual theory, integrating attachment, EFT, IS, neurobiology, and Behavioral approaches.

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Avvy Mar

I help couples create safe, secure attachment through emotionally focused couples therapy.

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Amanda Fitzpatrick (She/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT Associate

I believe that we are conceived in relationship and continue to move in, out, and through relationships our entire lives. These relationships teach us how to love, how to hurt, how to learn, how to exist in our bodies, how to judge and hold prejudice, how to forgive. They can bring the wounding cut of betrayal, and also hold tremendous power for healing.

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Family Roots Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

We have therapists who practice from a family systems approach and have training in Marriage & Family Therapy, which includes specific training in working with couples. We use approaches such as the Gottman method and Emotion-Focused Therapy, which focuses on adult attachment styles and how your early relationships influence your close relationships in adulthood.

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Melissa Owens LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have extensive experience working with couples in conflict, repairing wounds and distance, infidelity issues, traumatic backgrounds, anger, sexual problems, or problems of substance and/or sexual addiction. I use strategies from John Gottman, Terry Real, Dan Wile, Imago Therapy, and David Schnarch's Crucible approach. I can help you repair your relationship.

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Heather Rensmith (she, her, hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CST

Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and others to help people achieve their relationship goals!

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Richard Halpern, M.A.

Professional Counselor

For married, separated, or divorced parents, I integrate a couples counseling approach to positively learn how to co-parent as a team. Developing positive habits around communication with each other, how we talk to our children and maintain consistency (in one home or if living in separate households), and modeling healthy ways to deal with conflict and resolution.

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Kathy Hardie-Williams M.Ed MS LPC LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.Ed MS LPC LMFT

I facilitate you, your partner, or other family members in identifying and communicating your needs and wants to each other. Conducive to this process is the ability to experience a reasonable degree of conflict in your relationships and the willingness to believe that your relationships can improve. You are responsible for articulating what you need and want to your partner and others from a direct and non-judgmental perspective that includes self awareness and the desire to know yourself.

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Sawyer Salameh

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained at a Marriage and Couples therapist from Lewis and Clark college. My training has helped me to constantly look through a lens to help relationships change and grow.

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Liisa Heard, BS, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

BS, MSW, LCSW

I help all types of couples with navigating through their relationship issues. Offering support to people in relationships who may be considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. The relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on self-improvement and self-awareness.

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Leslie Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor

I love working with couples to help them reduce the angry 'hot spots' that impede connection. Together, we identify triggers and repetitive patterns, and help find ways to rekindle closeness and intimacy.

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Rachel Cazavilan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

In couples counseling, partners gain new perspectives about each other and the way they relate, and they also learn new ways of being together. Couples counseling includes “skills work” to help partners actually do something different, as well as helping them explore their feelings and thoughts with the other(s).

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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

Special training from couples-focused supervisors.

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Anchor Within Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

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Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Professional Counselor

There is no universally ideal script for relationships. This provides the opportunity to craft a romantic relationship uniquely suited to you, and the challenge to develop the skills to effectively grow and maintain it. I work with couples and alternative relationships on effective communication skills, expressing feelings, resolving conflicts, setting healthy boundaries, and developing intimacy.

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Janet Sandell (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Couples counseling can help rebuild and rekindle relationships so partners can connect and support one another. I work from an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy perspective, helping partners step away from old patterns and enabling partners to create new ways of relating to each other so they can find can find comfort, love, support and romance in their relationship.

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Tever Nickerson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I use a treatment approach grounded in emotionally-focused couples work. I work to help you identify what you both really want from your relationship and how you can find comfort and acceptance in asking for what you really need from your partner. Even if there is frequently anger or mistrust in your relationship, we will work to decrease the emotional pain and increase understanding.

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Jenny Kepler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Your relationship with your partner can be the source of groundedness, stability, love and passion. It can also cause stress, resentment and pain. In couples counseling we build relationship skills, discover what's blocking you from feeling closer and learn to stay connected through the rough times so that you can become better, more loving partners.

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