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

Bryanna Goodman

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Laura Wozniak (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW BCD

I love helping people create and maintain happy supportive relationships where they can be at their best. I work with same-gender and male-female relationships as well as parent-child, sibling and work relationships. I have training in Gottman and other approaches such as dialogue. In relationship work, I am directive and support the relationship as my client where possible. I work to enhance couple bonding and bring in some lightness where possible to defuse negative interpretations

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Jessica Barnese

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

In my couples work, my focus is on supporting deeper understanding between the couple, whether it is to create a stronger relationship or to consciously uncouple. I work to mediate and offer experiential exercises to explore presenting and underlying issues that may exist in the partnership.

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Kelly Reams MSW, BCD Psychoanalyst

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have extensive experience working with couples and/or individuals dealing with relationship and marital issues. My analytic training with both attachment and relational theories provide the theoretical and technical skills that enable me to tailor a treatment approach that matches the individual or couple's needs. I am currently seeking consultation to expand my knowledge and skill level.

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Heleen Woest, MA, NCC

Professional Counselor

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.

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Jennie Towne MEd, MS, LPCi

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Are you looking to create deeper connections in your relationships? Relationships can be challenging. Our desire for change is often only realized when we are already in pain. It can be difficult to admit we are struggling or unhappy. Through our work together, we will focus on healthy communication, setting boundaries, how to manage conflict, and create a deeper understanding of self.

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Patrick Welly Jungian Analyst

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I have worked extensively with individuals and couples struggling with how to relate more intimately.

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Mary Bruce-Owenby (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LGBTQIA-affirmative couples therapist

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.

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Robin Carlisle (She/her)

Professional Counselor

Everything in our lives has to do with relationships, or, how we relate. Whether it be to ourselves or others this is our primary lens in viewing the world. Our strongest held patterns are shown to us through intimate relationships. When we experience disruption in our relationships we are given profound opportunities to heal our deepest wounds.

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Molly Bowman, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

So much of our lived experience affects the way we can relate to each other, and how safe we feel being connected to others. If you are feeling lonely, disconnected, resentful, or frustrated in your interpersonal connections, this work can be an amazing space to uncover what you might need to feel safe and connected again.

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nationally Certified Counselor

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 .

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Alexa Adams (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I have worked with relationships for most of my career and am passionate about the work. I focus on increasing awareness for interactional patterns, power dynamics, impact of trauma, attachment issues, and improved communication.

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Gary Alexander

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MFT, CADC III, NCC

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

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Carlyn Glaser (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS LPC

Years of doing therapy with couples

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emily bilbao (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Chris Lehman

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have specific training in Relationship and Marriage Issues from Portland State University. I work on daily basis with individuals, couples, and families on relationship issues.

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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.S., LPC

I help partners identify undesired ways of relating, communicate in healthier and more connecting ways, and make different choices in relating. I use experiential and emotionally-focused counseling approaches to help couples experience better understanding, empathy, and skills in connecting with each other.

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Douglas Johns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Couples therapy is my practice speciality. Without a doubt my work with couples informs my personal relationship and vise versa. This reflexive quality invigorates me and keeps our work together alive and present. Because of my enthusiasm, I fly down to Oakland, California regularly to attend consultation seminars with Dan Wile, Ph.D. the originator of Collaborative Couple Therapy.

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Benita Munson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC, CADC I

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, as well as PACT to build support. EFT Couples Therapy is evidence based to be extremely effective.

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Emalee Assenberg, MS, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Intimacy and commitment are going through tremendous changes in our modern world. Our evolving roles and expectations are transforming how we understand partnership. Trained as a marriage & family therapist, I specialize in couples counseling for today’s complex relationships. I combine EFT and experiential methods to help couples explore vulnerable issues, communicate in new ways, and reconnect.

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Family Roots Therapy

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our couples counselors have completed training in using the Gottman method and specifically focus on helping couples transition to parenthood and navigate conflict around parenting. This can include co-parenting counseling with divorced or separated couples, as well as helping married couples improve parenting dynamics.

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Julianna Vermeys

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

I use mindfulness tools, including Yoga in therapy work with couples to offer a unique approach to sorting through and healing within relationship and marriage. I have expertise in family dynamics and systems to cultivate clarity and empowerment around family and partner relationships.

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Terri Mishler

Clinical Psychologist

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.

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Alana R. Ogilvie (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CST

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, communication differences, divorce and conscious un-coupling.

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Relationship problems often stem from unrealistic expectations about what our partners are meant to do for us. Therapy helps transform expectation into appreciation. In the end, our romantic relationships can be wonderful and deeply intimate friendships of mutual support and care.

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Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC RDT

I bring compassionate, practical tools and a common sense approach that enables you and your partner to improve your communication, deepen intimacy, build trust and resolve long-standing issues, in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental. I work collaboratively to provide tools and results that feel durable and long lasting.

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Laney Kibel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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 and have completed level 1 and level 2 Gottman Marriage Counseling training.

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Sprout Therapy PDX

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our team loves working with couples and relationships of all kinds! We have expertise working with open, poly, or ethically non-monogamous individuals, couples, and polycules.

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Mitch Bacon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Nahomie Guillaume (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

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

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Lisa Popelka

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with women who would like to develop greater emotional intimacy in their close relationships. I help women feel more solid inside themselves, so they can speak their truth, and recognize their needs as legitimate. We increase awareness of old patterns that get in the way of authenticity & closeness. We explore how vulnerability creates connection and is fundamental to emotional intimacy.

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Varsha Ruparel MS,CMHC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Aaron Good (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, CRC, LPC

I use an emotion-focused, systems, and nonviolent communication approach to helping individuals and couples improve their relationships. We'll work on building compassion for ourselves and our partners, and practice reflecting what our partners might be feeling.

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Nani Waddoups (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Though it may seem like therapy cliche, exploration of our attachment style in our family of origin is critical in the illumination of adult relational patterns. How secure we are in the world of relationships is influenced by our earliest attachments. Are we trusting? Or are we in anticipation of a betrayal? Can we be authentic and transparent? Or do we fear abandonment and rejection?

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Kelle DeBruin

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Counseling is an important part of both pre-marital and marriage counseling as it enforces healthy communication patterns and emotional connection with each other. As these understandings becomes more clear for the couple, areas of emotional connection, mutual respect, commitment and desire for each other continue to develop and become meaningful aspects in the relationship.

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Casey Campbell, LPC (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Studying relationships and how to help couples repair and build satisfying partnerships is one of my current passions. When working with couples I help them identify past resentments and current problematic behaviors that damage the relationship. I then help couples process those resentments and facilitate behavior change in session.

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Cante Nakanishi (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and a Gottman Level 1 Trained Therapist. Our work will include a formal assessment to determine strengths and growth areas in your relationship, explore your goals for therapy, and practical skills to improve communication.

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Zoë Rudman

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, NCC

I work with couples to improve communication, establish trust, and build compassion. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and respect all types of relationships.

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Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with clients who struggle with both peer and romantic relationships. Increasing awareness of one's own wants, needs, emotions, and sexual desires builds the foundation for clear communication with others, creating the opportunity for more satisfying, supportive relationships. I work with couples to improve their mutual understanding, clear road blocks, and increase satisfaction.

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Irma E. Llanes

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

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.

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Helene Goode LPC, CADC I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, CADC I

The good news is that you can heal and learn healthy ways to interrelate. I will provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your own needs and desires. I will assist you in creating healthy boundaries to take care of yourself. You will learn to respectfully listen and trust yourself so you can create and be part of relationships that support you.

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Michael Wilson, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Jennifer Rocks, MA, MS, PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

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, body positive, queer-affirmative.

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Steve Harper (He)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-I, MCOUN, MED

Humans are unique in gender expression, and also follow predictable evolutionary patterns. Women and men can have similar needs while also perceiving and experiencing each other differently. We may desire acceptance, connection, and intimacy from others, as well as for our individual freedom, security, growth, and fulfillment. Improved communication begins with better connecting to ourselves.

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Kristine Zappa (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern, R-DMT

I take a developmental and attachment perspective when treating issues in relationships. I also have training in sex therapy and consider all aspects of a person when looking at intimacy.

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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. I support couples from the early stages in premarital counseling, all the way through the lifecycle of a relationship, potentially including divorce counseling.

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caroline sabi (she/hert)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

EFT, Emotionally Focused couple counselor.

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Erika Nelson (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have experience and training in working with adolescents and adults to improve their relationships. Whether it is your partner(s), friend, parent...ect I help people deepen their connection, communication, navigate conflict, and understanding of themselves and others.

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Susan Gulka, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Gottman method, communication patterns, conflict resolution, restoring closeness and partnership, adapting to children, intimacy

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David Hanna

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Cary (Lazara) Coll

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

For the past eight years, I have worked with many couples on strengthening their relationship. We can work together on identifying the barriers that challenge your relationship and replacing them with behaviors that promote a positive fulfilling relationship.

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GRETA REITINGER (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-Intern

Whether starting a new friendship or in the 40th year of marriage, relationships can rock us to the core. We are often driven by early attachment wounds, fears and needs. Wired for connection, we find fulfillment through social attachments - introverts too. If you are struggling to connect, therapy can help. Couples: Check this useful Gottman primer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o30Ps-_8is.

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Caitlin Lynch (They/them)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MS, NCC

I use Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) based on the work on Susan Johnson and Les Greenberg. 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 healthier relational habits.

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C.J. Sanders

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I am passionate about healthy relationships! I have the education, training, and experience to help you and your partner work toward a more satisfying relationship. Throughout the therapy experience, you and your partner can move from distance to bonding, isolation to intimacy, and confused communication to understanding.

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Christina Dunning, MS

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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.

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Kathryn Williams

Licensed Professional Counselor

Relationship are where white-hot change and growth can occur. Interpersonal dynamics, communication, attachment styles, intimacy, vulnerability, sexuality are the fuel. I thrive in this territory personally and professionally, and the more non-conventional the better. I have specific training in EFT for couples and use the Enneagram for differentiating personality styles in relationship.

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Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

Relationships hold our greatest learnings and help us to know ourselves more fully. Through them we get to experience love, joy, excitement, but also pain, conflict, and confusion. With my experience facilitating relationship conflict, both individual and two-party, I find there is a trove of valuable information in all that arises, which we will use to heal old dynamics and seed new growth.

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Maegan Megginson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT, LPC, AASECT CST

I specialize in couples therapy. I have received extensive training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. My caseload is comprised primarily of couples.

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Justin Anderson

Marriage and Family Therapist

Communication breakdown? Infidelity? Addiction problems? Work/Play balance off? These things can push us to the brink when life is already stressful. What you need is someone who has been there and can guide the process naturally. I am confident that together we can create lasting changes in your most intimate relationship using a few simple principles.

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Sylas Veit (they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy

There are countless ways to have fulfilling romantic, sexual and platonic relationships, and there is always something new to learn about our partners. I would love to help you with clearer communication, discussions about sex, exploring non-monogamy, negotiating boundaries, and more. During my Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy graduate program, I took specific courses in sex therapy and couples therapy, and I'm kink and BDSM inclusive. What unexpressed need could use your attention and care?

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Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am in the process of becoming a Certified Relational Life Therapy clinician. I work from this model as my foundation and encourage clients to become familiar with the work of Terry Real. We will look at your relationship(s) together, with curiosity and without judgment, to better understand the agonizing patterns that you find yourself in. We will then work from from the inside out and build new skills. I additionally have completed Training in Gottman Couples Therapy (levels 1, 2 and 3).

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Sarah Craycraft

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Communication, conflict resolution, affair recovery, and boundaries are just a few topics in marriage relationships that I can help with.

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Christopher Marquardt (he/his/they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

We are all in relationship. I work with clients to improve, or increase, relationships. For those I see who in the couple's therapy portion of my practice, we work to understand emotions, increase communication and build skills to work together better.

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Richard Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.A., LMFT

My Masters level training focused on family systems theory as used in the treatment of a wide variety of family problems, including couple and marital conflict. I have used this training since 2013 to help couples resolve conflict and foster deeper connection and relational well-being.

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Sonia Holdaway

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Marc Otto (he/they)

Registered Somatic Movement Therapist

MA, RSMT/E, LPCi

Our current struggles are often rooted in our earliest attachment relationships. These early patterns live in our body, in how we perceive and interact. By attuning to these patterns in a collaborative and compassionate way, we can learn how to rewire them and discover renewed resilience and ease.

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Kenny Benjamin, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

My work with couples is very different from traditional couple's work. Instead of seeing each other as the problem and turning away from each other, I am helping you shift into seeing each other as a team and reconnecting with what brought you together in the first place.

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Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Professional Counselor

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.

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Therese Long

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

My training and background is in marriage, couples, and family therapy through Lewis and Clark. This training includes looking at concerns and patterns of interactions through a systemic lens and supporting all parties in addressing concerns and communicating needs.

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Joe Doherty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Joe was trained and has presented in 'Self-in-Connection' theory as it relates to relationships including same gendered relationships. He works with poly/open and alternative relationships and is a 'kink aware' therapist.

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Beth Bloom (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D.

I have both the training and clinical experience to treat issues related to relationships, including interpersonal conflict, difficulty maintaining connections, problems with intimacy, sexual dysfunction, and divorce.

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Kate Stidd

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

The majority of my clients are couples. I have trained in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and also bring a sharp focus on communication. I offer tools to improve both positive and negative interactions, and to strengthen a deeper understanding of partners' needs and desires within the relationship.

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Ruth Diaz

Professional Counselor

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.

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Ronald L Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Sawyer Salameh

Licensed Professional Counselor

I focus on systemic struggles from culture to family to relationships. Having both people in the relationship helps to do work in the moment and make big changes.

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Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Marital issues often arise when couples have to deal with a crisis or a loss of intimacy. Couples therapy can be a supportive place to address power issues, improve direct communication, and re-establish intimacy.

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Cynthia Aerni, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Masters level training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Experience working in a Family Program that focused on serving traditional and non-traditional families. Ongoing training and study of therapeutic practices with couples.

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Tever Nickerson

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

When working with couples, I focus on the relational elements between partners. This is often where the most conflict exists and where people feel the most hurt and confusion. I help partners find comfort and acceptance in asking for what they really need from each other. Even if there is frequently anger or mistrust I work to decrease the emotional pain and increase understanding.

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Jason Wilkinson (He/Him)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA, MDiv

My desire to see people living as their best selves has motivated me to gain the necessary skills to be a marriage and couples counselor. If you ever once thought or believed that you were your best self alongside of your partner or spouse, and you are curious if you can be that way again, then I have the training to help you grow in communication and compassion to help you find out.

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Karen Maloney, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My hope is to understand what is contributing to the relational issues at hand. I've gained experience meeting with couples in private practice and community mental health. Relationships are a reality of life and my desire is for you to experience more satisfaction and enjoyment with others in your life. I have been trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy approach and apply it to our sessions.

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Gail Westlin, MS, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Skilled and compassionate, I will help you build trust, deepen connections and improve communication.

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Mary Diorio

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have attended training in Emotionally Focused Therapy in Seattle, NYC, and Portland. I have attended trainings by both Dr. Les Greenberg and Dr. Susan Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight, I am also familiar with the Gottman model.

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Jeremy McAllister

Licensed Professional Counselor

External integration coincides with internal integration. By focusing on differentiation we develop a more complete awareness of parts required for integration. To put the puzzle together, we first define the pieces and provide for individual needs, decreasing dependency and increasing mutual respect, freedom, and curiosity within the relationship.

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Tracey Hoffman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D

Advanced training in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

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Ann DeWitt

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I love working with couples, especially couples with children. We naturally shift between issues that come up in the marriage and issues that come up with the kids.

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Emily Berry LPC (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Attachment, intimacy, and connection are basic human needs that we all struggle to find and maintain in fulfilling ways. I support my clients in staying connected to their authentic self, while also cultivating an ability to connect and relate to others with more ease, whether it is with partners, family, friends, colleagues, or others.

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Kellie Collins, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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Pauline Picco

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I work with clients who are dealing with relationship or marital problems through Gottman Relationship Therapy tools and training experience. This approach is very successful in helping people get beyond their complaints and find a sense of renewed admiration and love with their partners.

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Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

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.

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Sasha Rosenfels, MA, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Though I don’t provide couples therapy, I do provide individuals therapy with a focus on improving relationships, particularly familial relationships. In sessions, you will be provided the opportunity to explore theses relationships, working to build tools and mindsets to help their you and your loved ones thrive.

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Eclectic approach drawing from numerous trainings and years of experience to help couples build more resources together to reinforce a stronger relationship that helps each person flourish and feel more connected to one another and able to navigate life's stressors and relationship challenges.

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Jennie Hayes, MS, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Meghan O'Connor (they/them/she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, MFT

Has a previously fluid and easy connection dissolved into fighting, blaming, emotional disconnection, or indifference? Differences in values causing stress or resentment? Wanting to reestablish intimacy and closeness? I have specialized training to help couples and individuals break patterns that cause fighting, improve communication, and strengthen connection.

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Catherine Cooney (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC, CSAT

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.

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Jennifer Burrell, MS, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with couples at all stages to facilitate secure, lasting bonds and find creative solutions for deeper and more fulfilling relationships. We will reinforce any preexisting positive bonds, identifying negative patterns in the relationships, establishing realistic ways to solve problems, expanding emotional awareness, and finding new ways to increase security, closeness and connection.

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Matia Kelly, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Couples choose to work with me for many reasons, but my approach particularly aligns with couples who have concerns related to failing to connect and/or understand your partner, navigating differing values, personalities and habits, two-career households, co-habitating, work/life balance, thinking about and/or making a long-term commitment, and life transitions such as the addition of a new child.

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Brittany England

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Carly Henderson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a Gottman Seven Principles and Bringing Baby Home 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.

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Vinnie Gwozdz (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, CRC, LPC

Relationships are hard. Relationships are also a fundamental part of being human. Together in our therapeutic relationship we can explore this tricky conundrum of building and maintaining your relationships with family and friends and co-workers and romantic partners. This can be some of the most rewarding and healing work in all of therapy!

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Laura Wrzesinski (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Jenny Kepler

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I use attachment-orientated techniques from EFT and Gottman Method to help couples restore connection, goodwill, feel more loved/loving and handle disagreements more skillfully.

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Margot Standeven (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Masters in Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling

I specialize in couple counseling and the interactions between partners, with extensive training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

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Carewell Portland Carewell Portland/Julie Berman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Hate each other? Just friends without sex? Looking outside your relationship to get your needs me? Are you entitled to happiness? I believe you are. I can help you locate the problems, work on them and ask tough questions about your current relationship(s) so that you can find a solution. Stay or go? Work on it or not? I am also a member of SASH, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.

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Camillia Thompson, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CMA

Relationships are the foundation of life. They are also where our greatest struggles arise. It is this complexity that can overwhelm and confuse us and entice us to lean on dysfunctional patterns. Through an exploration of present and past experiences, I make use of experiential modalities to create new experiences that allow for an expanded sense of what is possible in relationship.

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Bettina Jensen

I have studied with several masters in this area and have developed a great skill set to help couples work through challenging times.

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Katie Woodward (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Janean VeDova

Marriage and Family Therapist

We depend on one another, and each relationship requires maintainance and care. Although you may feel otherwise or heard otherwise there is nothing wrong with seeking support because relationships are challenging and each presents there own set of rules, negotiations, and conflicts. I can help you navigate your relationships.

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Nina Landey (she/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Cameron Kemper (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have extensive training and experience working with relationship issues for individuals and understand the most effective ways to teach you how to reframe problem issues in your relationship and develop the communication skills necessary for you to create a healthy relationship. I was supervised for two years by Dr. Matt McKay who is a respected expert in couples counseling who has written Couples Skills.

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Andrea J. Wright Johnston

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Couples and family therapy can be great avenues to improve mental health.

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Melissa Owens LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am trained and experienced in a variety of approaches to relationship and marital issues, including anger, cruelty, withholding, infidelity, sexual problems, addictions, trauma and emotional reactivity.

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Sabrina Walters (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, LPC, Certified Gottman Therapist

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~

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Ivana Maclay

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Anthony Marchant

Licensed Professional Counselor

Extensive experience and training in relationship issues and tools related to improving relationship.

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Jill Corvelli (she/her)

Professional Counselor

PhD LPC

I am trained in discernment counseling to help partners discern between 3 paths: no change at this time; end the relationship and seek resources to proceed with this path; or commit to 6 months of relationship counseling then re-assess. I use research-based Gottman Methods delivering coaching and blueprints to clients to support the cultivation of their self-sustaining relationship best practices.

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Yshai Boussi

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Sheila Walty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PCC

I provide coaching to improve communication, intimacy and conflict resolution skills for individuals, couples and family members. Coaching is also provided for business owners, managers and teams.

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Eric Nielson

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

A large part of my practice is working with couples. I think this work is particularly meaningful, as it gets to the heart of our ability to love and be loved. 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.

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Katie Clark, LPC,

Licensed Professional Counselor

NCC

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.

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Matthew Beeble

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Maria Villegas

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Deborah Ranker

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Relationships can be very confusing. I can help you demystify the dynamics in your relationships and give you tools for building relationships with better boundaries, healthier communication, and more intimacy.

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Lindsay Anderson

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

M.A., NCC, LPC-intern

Relationships are part of the foundation that make-up the human experience. They bring some of the greatest joys and the greatest pains to life. Together we can work on improving your relationship with yourself and those around you through processing past and present experiences, clarifying wants, needs, and desires, and improving communication strategies.

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Beverley Duke-Young (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S, M.S.

As a student of Terry Real's Relational Living, I embrace the principals of building and practicing respectful relationships, which often is learning to improve communication skills. Learning what you grew up in from your own family of origin suggests where some of the unhealthier attitudes grew out of. What kind of relationship do you want to create? What would you like to change in how you show up in your relationship? How will you feel when these changes are made?

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

The quality of our relationships, particularly our intimate ones, is vital to our sense of life satisfaction. We need to feel connected, seen, loved and chosen. But relationships can also be challenging. Sometimes we rely on strategies that sabotage comforting connection. Creating a safe space to be vulnerable and unpack our protective and sensitive parts can allow for deeper intimacy.

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Marley Dagner (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA

Intimately knowing another and being known gets messy. Relationships come with a variety of challenges, whether that be a romantic relationship or peer relationship. I work to help foster an understanding of the cycles you are engaged in, implement effective communication skills, and establish healthy emotional bonds. There is space for you here.

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Nancy Hess

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADCI

Clarifying wants and needs, being differentiated from your partner, and exploring meaning in relationships are vital to understanding the interpersonal dynamic unique to each relationship.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

In our individual or couples counseling sessions you can learn: How to communicate your needs to your partner in a more effective way; What are your spouse’s triggers and how do you use this knowledge to prevent fights and also learn to repair the damage when things go awry; How to treat your partner with compassion and empathy to foster greater understanding, respect, and acceptance.

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Tracy Bryce Farmer, LCSW, PC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC

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 person meets another complex system. Relationships offer our best hope of feeling seen and understood. I would like to support your goals for increased connection and the freedom to be yourself.

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Karel Chan, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Issues within a partnership can be addressed as a unit, but sometimes the other person isn't available or they've already left. There is still growth and healing that can be done alone, to help you in grieving the relationship, feeling secure and confident in being single, or preparing to seek a healthier and more successful relationship.

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Eric Blakeley (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Whether it be issues with friends, siblings, parents, children, or within a couple, navigating one's needs and boundaries within a relationship requires work. This work involves learning more deeply about the internal impressions left from your earliest relationships, the strengths and challenges surrounding those, and moving more into the present with the way you relate to yourself and others.

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PK Ponti-Foss

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Reuben Simon

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

One of the most frightening prospects to many of us is exposing our true feelings to an intimate partner. Will I hurt them or be hurt? Our pasts often dictate what we feel allowed to expect from others. Opening space for our most acute sensitivities, we can seek to create secure attachments by acknowledging the underlying emotional vulnerability we tend to keep hidden from ourselves and others.

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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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Andrew Elmore, MSW,CSWA

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.

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Chad Ernest, MS, LPC (He/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Amanda Feaver, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Mauri Castle Myers, MS

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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.

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Sunya Grantham

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

I approach this work by identifying patterns of interaction couples find themselves stuck in. Work includes focusing on understanding the needs of the other and learning to appreciate the differences. Work around infidelity consists of determining relationship commitment, examining the dynamics of the relationship before the affair, and rebuilding the trust of the hurt partner.

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Erin Carney Moline

Licensed Professional Counselor

How we love, who we love, and why we love present some of life's most wonderful and challenging issues. Learning to love well through honesty with ourselves and those in our lives is essential if we want a life filled with friendship and connection.

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Sarah Bower Ho, MA

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Whether you're looking to strengthen your relationship, decrease conflict, resolve sexual problems, or reevaluate your committment together, I can support and guide you toward resolution. I am LGBTQ affirming and welcome any and all clients who seek a safe and constructive place to work toward resolution in their relationship(s).

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Tracy Trefethen

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Heather Lokteff

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with couples who are wanting to increase their sense of vulnerability, partnership and security with one another. I also work with couples who are blending families and navigating being previously divorced. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method as well as my experience as a stepparent to inform my practice.

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Natasha Laumei, MA, NCC, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Kerry Cohen, PsyD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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Jeff Guenther (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

I am trained as a Marriage Therapist and use a combination of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, and Sensorimotor Therapy to support couples in healing attachment injuries to develop a more attuned and satisfying relationship. Together we learn how to navigate conflict in a way that is productive and connecting rather than sweeping things under the rug and avoiding unspoken subjects. My goal is to help couples turn toward each other and develop trust and attunement.

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Korel Ponti-Foss LMFT, ATR

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am trained in Gottman therapy (level 2) and use this as my primary therapy with couples and non-monogamous relationships. This method has over a decade of research understanding what makes long-term relationships work. I find this to be a highly effective therapy for building better communication, deepening intimacy, and learning how to resolve conflicts.

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Stephanie Winn (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

Relationships have a bigger impact on longevity than diet and exercise combined. If your relationship is in trouble, you might not be able to eat, sleep, or concentrate. I can help you learn to stop conflict before it starts; understand yourself and your loved one better; or figure out when it’s time to call it quits. Many couples report significant improvement in just four sessions.

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

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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

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.

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Myra Sicilia, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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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 both parties can be heard and communication can be strengthened.

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Korina Jochim

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I work with couples in any stage of commitment, whether you are dating, contemplating longterm commitment or marriage, need separation counseling for the wellbeing of children, or are in polyamorous relationships.

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Annalisa Shallahamer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Throughout my career I have worked with individuals struggling with their relationships. Through our conversations we were able to work together to find new ways to effectively communicate and be able to establish healthy boundaries to maintain healthy mental health as well as meaningful connections.

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Pearl Waldorf

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sometimes working with an individual or group therapist to sort through our relationship issues can save our most tenuous connections. Rather than placing the pressure directly on relational struggles that are founded on insecure attachment strategies, why not make room for ourselves to discover our deeper solidity and bring this back into our connections.

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Jason Durtschi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have worked with couples, as well as polyamorous/open relationships for more than 10 years and have completed related trainings.

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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Guy Burstein (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

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.

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Malia Graves

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

The focus of my degree was in using systemic therapy, meaning I look at how our relationships function and effect us. The earliest relationships we have with our families are a blueprint for how we interact with the world, especially with our partner. If you're feeling disconnected, learning how to resolve conflict and communicate can revive the spark in your relationship!

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Donna Prinzmetal

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Kathy Hardie-Williams M.Ed MS NCC LPC LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.Ed MS NCC LPC LMFT

While the goal for most couples is to create a deep sense of intimacy, developing a strong sense of self is a prerequisite to creating emotional connection. Initially, the primary focus in my work with families and couples is the individual growth and differentiation of each person in order to increase a strong sense of self. My work with clients then moves toward increasing their capacity to accept and tolerate differences, a process that must occur prior to increasing the emotional bond.

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Kari Carroll LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Kathleen Thompson LPC, CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I generally work with individuals, but what we talk about is their relationships. Like it or not how people related to us in our early life generally continues to impact our adult relating until we can recognize patterns & learn to manage the flood of emotions that can erupt when we are with the people you love most. Let's work together to repair old & more recent relationships.

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Hunter Vaughn, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

My training allows me to work with couples using a variety of approaches including Dan Wile's work, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Gottman's theories and techniques (though I'm not yet certified in EFT-C or Gottman therapy). Couples are unique, multifaceted, and complex, and I strive to help them understand and resolve their conflicts, needs, strengths, and relationship dynamics.

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Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

There is no perfect marriage/relationship, but there are interpersonal and communication skills that can be honed to manifest a healthier marriage/relationship for you and possibly your children. I am an excellent facilitator who can guide you through pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, blending families, co-parenting, infidelity, sexual dysfunction etc.

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Lorraine Storm

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Anna Hawkins, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I have training in Hakomi and EFT approaches to couples work.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

I work with people and their partners to resolve relationship issues, whether married, dating, polyamorous, gay, straight, or TGNC. I help people grow toward each other and into their authentic selves in relationships.

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Slade Wolf

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I help couples build the communication skills they need to respectfully resolve their conflicts while building emotional intimacy.

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Marla Christensen LPC NCC

Marriage and Family Therapist

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.

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Miranda Bayard-Clark, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Danette Buchanan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Relationships are a part of life. I help clients explore their role in their relationships, teach them how to communicate effectively and clearly and problem-solve situations that have left them stuck.

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Su Yim, MSW, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As humans, we are wired to connect. When our connections confuse or hurt us, we suffer. But it doesn't have to end there. By learning our individual and relationship patterns, we can turn our hurt into a chance for even deeper, more resilient relationships. Through emotion-focused therapy, we can learn to change the dynamics between us without assigning blame or stonewalling.

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Kelley O'Gorman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MFT

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

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Christine Bethel

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

For me, relationships make the world go 'round! I am passionate about couples, helping them grow, heal, and feel fulfilled in the context of their relationships. My work includes: partners who are dating, newlyweds experiencing challenges, empty nesters spicing things up, partners wrestling with separation, married, unmarried, traditional and non-traditional relationships.

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Maxine Burton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have treated individuals and couples with relationship issues for over thirty years. I also have a great deal of experience with people who are in the midst of relationship transition, considering co-habitation/marriage, and/or separation and divorce.

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Gillian Chachere

I offer couples counseling to partners of all orientations and genders. Relationships are hard, and sometimes we need someone to help us hear and be heard. I establish firm ground rules and maintain them, making sure that everyone feels safe being vulnerable.

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Jor-El Zajatz (He/Him/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA

Providing a systematic look at all aspects of our intimate relationship to find we partners are missing each other and getting stuck in conflict.

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Emily Beloof

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Are you wondering if the relationship you are in will work out? Do you feel there are issues that you secretly wonder about, but you just don't know how to tell your partner? Has it been a while since your sex life has resembled anything you want it to? I can help you and your partner identify stuck patterns of functioning and communication, explore and heal past wounds and create positive change.

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Terry Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS

Special education and personal experience with relationship and marriage issues, including specialized focus during internship.

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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Working from an attachment lens, I help my clients uncover the ways their behaviors impede their ability to connect deeply with others and practice secure ways to improve their loving relationships. I work with couples to improve communication, behaviors and loving practices to develop partnerships that serve each individual, heal from infidelity and other breaches in trust and bridge gaps in communication and physical intimacy.

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Icahn Saelao, M.S., QMHP

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

The difference between a quality interaction and a disconnected experience can result in either a sense of passion and enthusiasm or feelings of defeat and frustration. In uncertain times, when we seem to stand alienated from the meaning of life itself, remains a shining beacon that illuminates the path to growth-fostering relationships.

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Alexandra Leichter, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Leslie Jones

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have training in emotionally-focused therapy, which helps couples recognize the painful pattern of fighting they get in repeatedly. This approach focuses on how to reconnect with your partner, enhancing the closeness you crave.

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Heather Rensmith (she, her, hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CST

Sex and relationship therapy using various modalities to help achieve relationship satisfaction. Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Method.

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Brittany Eide

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I am a Certified Relationship Coach through The Relationship School. I spent a year learning how to help individuals have healthy relationship with the people in their lives. I received top-notch education and hours of practice honing many skills from a model of inter-personal intelligence.

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Leslie Yeargers

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Relationship issues repeatedly surface in the clinical areas I specialize in (pregnancy, parenting, infertility, post-partum adjustment, dating, divorce). I also specialize in issues related to sexuality, for more info visit www.areyoucoming.net.

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Erin Gallagher (she/her/they/them)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA

When our relationships are in a state of chaos it can overturn your entire life. When we can commit to working on ourselves and open to healing the relationship - much can be done to calm the waters and invite safety and connection in again. I work with all kinds of relationships, and strive to help people build strong, resilient, healthy ways of being together.

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Amanda Fitzpatrick (She/her/hers)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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.

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Brad Poser, MS, CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have a focus on Non-Monogamous or open relationships. These partnerships can be difficult to navigate. Despite intentions, jealousy, fear and difficulties with self worth can easily be present. Often, understanding support can be difficult to find.

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Azhar Sultanova

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC C5924

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

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