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

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.

My work is focused on the many ways we prevent intimacy and genuine connection with one another due to internal and external obstacles. I also specialize in sexual issues among couples. Along with my colleague, Gillian Chachere, I also provide a unique, integrative, co-facilitated approach to couples counseling. Learn more here: https://kerrycohenhoffmann.wixsite.com/icct

I am a trained Level II Gottman Method therapist and a Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator using the world-renowned Gottman relationship therapy. This method combines wisdom from 4 decades of research with over 3000 couples. I help you learn how to be in relationship with your partner using what is proven to actually work. See my webpage for more info: portlandstateofmind.com.

Relationships are a journey of navigating personal and shared life experience. I believe that couples are strengthened when they can address their difficulties, work towards a place of flexibility, and allow each individual to be themselves. I approach couples therapy as an opportunity for couples to learn about each other and to develop a shared vision of what they want their relationship to be.

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

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.

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 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.

Relationship is a path that demands humility and courage. Because the oldest and deepest wounds tend to surface in connection with a committed partner, it is here that you have the opportunity to bring deep healing. I have trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), incorporating attachment work with functional neurobiology to offer you support toward healthy relationship.

Relationships are complex. They require a lot of care & maintenance. I draw experience from my own 20+ years of marriage as well as facilitate couples forums where developing communication, connection, respect & strengthening the partnership are key. I have worked with couples that are dating, recently married, remarried couples, 'empty nest' couples, and same sex partners.

In my work with couples I use two most researched evidence-based approaches Gottman method and Emotionally-Focused therapy.

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.

I have a lifetime of experience, both personal and professional, with helping couples work through relationship issues. Struggling with communication, thinking about divorce/breaking up, or just fighting a lot? I can help.

I work with couples on issues such as addiction, affairs, premarital counseling, and general couple conflict. Through my training in the research-based Gottman Couples Therapy, I can help you to become better friends, offer you tools to manage conflict more effectively, and assist you in creating ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.

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.

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 both parties can be heard and communication can be strengthened.

Relationships are complicated and we often change as individuals when we decide to partner up. My goal with relationship therapy is to explore why we struggle with our partners and what individual needs should be met in order for us to have a successful partnership.

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.

Over time, we can lose the connection with our partner that brought us together in the first place. We become emotionally distant and out of touch with each other. By using emotion focused and non-violent communication, I strive to help you strengthen your connection to each other and deepen your relationship.

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. I am a dedicated relationship counselor and have pursued specific additional training for working with couples.

Relationships add beauty and complexity to our lives. The challenge often lies in understanding and honoring ourselves while striving to understand and honor our partner. Although it can be tempting to try and solve every issue on your own, in counseling I offer support, hope and insight to navigate conflicts and strengthen your intimacy.

Trained as a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in relationship counseling. 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.

Whether you've been together 2 months or 20 years, you may find yourselves at crossroads asking yourselves questions big and small about your relationship. Couples counseling can help you explore your dynamic as a couple and how it impacts the way you think, feel, and communicate with each other, allowing you to deepen your connection and find clarity in the direction of your path as a couple.

Supporting multiple family members (adult siblings, parent/child, couples) in resolving conflict and increasing a sense of emotional safety 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.

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.

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.

Much of my work with clients has centered on recognizing and building healthy relationships. This includes (and begins with) a healthy relationship with yourself, as well as relationships with family, friends, lovers, and the outside world. Much of our lingering suffering as well as our ability to heal and thrive is determined by the ways in which we relate to our inner and outer worlds.

Couple's Therapy can be sought for a multitude of reasons and one member of the couple may be more in favor than the other to seek out professional help. This is not unusual. I work with couples who are dating, married, same-sex, separating, divorcing, co-parenting-I believe that relationships are 'co-created' by the influence of each partner on the other and on the couplehood of the relationship.

When relationships become more difficult or unfulfilling, talking with a therapist can enable the couple to make changes. Improvement in communication and feeling connected to one another are reasonable goals for therapy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I hold a Master's Degree in Couples, Marriage, and Family Therapy. Relationship issues are my area of specialization. I work with you in addressing the relationship challenges you face, understanding the underlying emotions, and building strategies for healthier communication.

I love creating a safe space for couples to talk through difficult issues and restore or improve their love relationships. I have been married for 26 years and raised 4 children, so I know all too well that life can get very difficult and overwhelming at times.

Couples often find themselves feeling stuck and frustrated. They feel like they have tried everything but still lack intimacy or continue with communication difficulties. In couples counseling, I work to help create a healthy emotional bond between partners, effective communication and understanding your patterns and cycles.

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.

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.

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

Listening to your stories and really hearing your concerns, I can help partners identify and understand their needs and goals for the relationship. Possible outcomes: improved emotional understanding and connection, improved communication, improved sexual connection. Sex positive, queer-affirmative.

Nothing saps the joy from life more than relationship conflict. I love having the opportunity to help couples hear each other, to see the relationship from each other's perspective and recognize the need to work together.

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.

Would you like to set clearer boundaries in your relationships? Want to further your ability to communicate clearly and effectively? I teach skills for building healthy relationships and mutual empathy.

Whatever the relationship issue is you are facing, we will work together to address the root causes of the pain. Since our past informs our future and issues with our family of origin often play out in our current relationships, we will identify and explore potential unresolved issues that are preventing you from having the relationship you desire so you can make changes that support well-being.

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~

Sheila Walty provides training in communication, intimacy and conflict resolution. Mary Cross is a Masters Level Communicator and Professional Meditator.

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.

My education through graduate school at Lewis and Clark College was specific to working with couples and families and I am trained as a marriage and couples counselor. I work frequently with couples on a variety of issues including infidelity, conflict and premarital counseling.

During our sessions we will review what is working and what is not working. We will identify your negative interaction cycle in the relationships, and take steps to break it down and improve it. I am trained in Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, through Edwards Psychotherapy. I also weave in Gottman strategies to build support. EFT Couples Therapy is highly regarded and extremely effective.

I am here to come alongside you in your marriage, family, career, and social relationships. Within our therapeutic relationship, we will integrate your mind, body, culture, and spiritual makeup, to assist you to gain a better understanding of your experiences, and work with you for healing. My approach is through intersubjectivity (IS) and emotion focused therapy (EFT), helping to guide you.

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.

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 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.

Couples often come to therapy with the goal of improving patterns of conflict in their relationships and increasing their intimacy and connection with their partners. My work with couples incorporates behavioral interventions (CBT), emotionally-focused techniques, mindfulness (ACT, DBT) and attachment theory to help clients build healthier relationships.

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.

All couples are welcome at Refresh Therapy. Whether you are dating, living together, engaged, married or anything in between—couples therapy can be a great way to improve your relationship. We believe that each couple has its own unique challenges and history, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs.

Whether it be issues with friends, siblings, parents, children, or within a couple, navigating one's needs and boundaries within a relationship requires attention and work. Learning to speak in ways that are more likely to get your needs met and developing new ways of responding to others is a primary focus.

I am a Gottman Seven Principles trained educator and have completed the Gottman Level 1 couples training. Additionally, I have and continue to participate in graduate education and professional development in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). I incorporate the Gottman Method, IPNB, and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in my work with couples.

\'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.

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