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

Tori Morrison (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

As a marriage, couple, and family therapist, I believe relationships are central to our experience of the world. I also believe that we often aren't given the relational tools we need in order to thrive in all relationships. Relationship counseling can be a transformative experience that provides new ways of connecting to yourself and to your partner(s). I typically utilize emotionally focused therapy and experiential therapy when working with couples and relationships.

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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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Sprout Therapy PDX

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMFT, CSWA, LCSW

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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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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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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Jennie Towne MEd, MS, LPCi

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Anne Pippert (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA, LPC-I, LMFT-I

Trained in Gottman Method couples therapy (level 1 certification).

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C.J. Sanders

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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Jaxon Shaffer, M.A. (they/them)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, my training and practice are heavily rooted in relationship dynamics of all kinds, from family of origin, to romantic relationships, to friendships, to relationship with ourselves. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individuals who are struggling with, or are looking to strengthen their relationships.

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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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Brian Longworth M.Div, PhD, LPC (He Him)

Professional Counselor

M.Div, PhD., LPC

I have training in Gottman and have been working with couples since 2010. I integrate Gottman and attachment theory in my work with couples.

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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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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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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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Gillian Callahan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MA

I’m privileged to collaborate with my friend and colleague, therapist and author Dr. Kerry Cohen. We use an integrative model which allows us to reach deep into conflict and harmful patterns. Each of us works individually with one member of the couple, delving into dynamics that affect how we communicate, perceive each other and interpret conflict. Kerry and I work together to discern what might help, then we all meet in a co-facilitated session in which we explore the obstacles to connection.

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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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Sarah Zimmerman (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy

The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community. You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.

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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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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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Steve Harper (He)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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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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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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Carlyn Glaser (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS LPC

Years of doing therapy with couples

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Kristine Zappa (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, Professional Counselor Associate, R-DMT, LMHCA

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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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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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 have completed the Gottman Method Level 1 Training. 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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Susan Gulka

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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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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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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Chris Lehman

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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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 your well-being and your ability to create healthy relationships. I work with individuals only, not couples.

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Emily Palmgren (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A. Marriage, Couple, Family Therapy

Our intimate relationships directly impact our wellbeing. In my work with partnerships, I emphasize mutuality, equity, and care. I want to ensure all partners are being heard - that you're really talking, and really listening. Whether you are seeking deeper intimacy or wanting to end the relationship, I can support you towards meeting your relational desires.

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Terri Mishler, PsyD

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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Kelle DeBruin (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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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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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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Gemma Baumer (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

There is no guidebook for being in relationship. We are often confused by the culture we live in which promotes the romanticization of beginnings, and the notion that another could meet our every need. This can be a recipe for disappointment, because relationships take continuous work and tending. Relationships are deeply activating for us as humans because our most formative experiences occurred in our attachment relationships, where we were intrinsically motivated to meet our needs to survive.

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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 marriage. I specialize in working with infidelity issues within married couples I specialize in faith-based counseling

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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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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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Gary Alexander (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MFT, CADC III, NCC

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

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Dasia Star (she/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

When stuck in a challenging pattern of conflict, it can be hard to maintain hope. I am passionate about supporting monogamous and ethically non-monogamous partners in rediscovering connection, trust, communication and care. Whether you're facing an affair, or can't seem to figure out why you keep fighting about the dishes, or are struggling with sexual intimacy, or are facing metamour anxiety, I am here to help you get unstuck. I truly believe that intimate relationships can be life-affirming.

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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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GRETA REITINGER (She/Her/Hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

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 and health through social connection - yes, that goes for 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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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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Varsha Ruparel MS,CMHC,NCC

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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caroline sabi (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

EFT, Emotionally Focused couple counselor.

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Irma E. Llanes (she/her)

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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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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Jenni Goldstein (She/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

I work with couples as well as individuals to bring awareness to relational strengths and stuck places, and to develop the skills needed for the kind of relationships they long for.

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Brittany Eide

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Karel Chan

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

How we learn to seek and then engage in relationships is formed in our earliest experiences with others: our families of origin, parents, caregivers. Whatever our environment tells us we need to do in order to be loved — even if it hurts or actually feels bad — we do. We will find and nourish those tender, scared, confused spots within you, so that you can embark on seeking relationships already feeling whole, ready to give and receive love courageously and open-heartedly.

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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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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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Leslie Yeargers

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA

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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Jeremy McAllister (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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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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Janean VeDova

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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Catherine Bice (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LICSW, CADCI

My work in pregnancy/postpartum mental health as well as my background in treating trauma has led me to a more recent interest in working with marriage and relationships. While this is a newer part of my practice, I am loving the opportunity to see the deep healing work that can happen as we bring our relationships into focus. I am pursing ongoing training and consultation via the Portland Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.

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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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"Paisley" Jen Burrell (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LPC, LMFT

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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Christine Bethel (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

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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Tracey Hoffman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D

Advanced training in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

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 individuals and couples to improve communication, behaviors and loving practices to develop partnerships that serve each individual and bridge gaps in communication and physical intimacy.

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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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Sylas Veit (they/them or he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Sunya Grantham

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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 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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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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Katie Clark, LMHC, LPC (she/her)

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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Ashley Parkinson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC-I

Our relationships are the heart and soul of our lives--they often are what makes us get out of bed in the morning, and what gives us reason to grow, learn, and become better people. When our relationships aren't working, or when they are abusive, destructive, or harmful, we have difficulty functioning well in other areas of our lives. I support my clients in working toward healthy relationships through identifying the longstanding patterns that have become unseen obstacles to change.

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Heidi Savell (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

CADC I

I have training in the Gottman Method as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy, and I bring a blend of these two models to the work I do. I can help you improve communication, ease conflict, and deepen your understanding and compassion for yourself as well as your partner(s).

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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, 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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Taylor Kravitz (She/Her/Hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I have extensive experience working with couples/partners to address relationship and marriage issues. I can help you and your partner(s) learn how to communicate in a way that feels more connecting, identify your strengths and appreciations for one another, find a way to balance both of your wants and needs, and feel more fulfilled in your relationship.

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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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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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Icahn Saelao, M.S., QMHP

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Marla Christensen LPC NCC (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA LPC NBCC

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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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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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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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 (She/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

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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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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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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Deborah Ranker (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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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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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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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Brad Poser, MS, CRC

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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Kathleen Thompson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

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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Jennie Hayes, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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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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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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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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Marc Otto (he/they)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, RSMT/E, Professional Counselor Associate

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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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 and Family Therapist Associate

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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Anthony Marchant

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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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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Donna Prinzmetal (she/her)

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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Ivana Maclay (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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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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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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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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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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Kathy Hardie-Williams M.Ed MS LPC LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

M.Ed MS 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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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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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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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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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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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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Katie Eichner (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D

Humans need each other, and can also cause one another immense amounts of pain. We may use the therapeutic relationship as a place to explore relational patterns, practice new ways of being, and strengthen the capacity for intimacy and ability to navigate conflict. We may also explore how past relationships, starting in childhood, can affect current patterns and how to heal attachment wounds to promote deeper and more joyful connections with others.

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Amanda Feaver, MA, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Relationship difficulties often start out 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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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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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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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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Jessica Barnese

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Cameron Kemper (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Masters degree in Clinical Psychology

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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Slade Wolf (he/him/his)

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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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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Gillian Chachere

Qualified Mental Health Professional

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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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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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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Tsz Yin Szeto-McNatt (she/her/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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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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Lindsay Anderson

Professional Counselor Associate

M.A., NCC, LPC-intern, MHCA

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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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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Terry Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Relationships...the most complex of psychological work. My work with couples is geared to conscious, intentional relationship, where safety and understanding is primary. 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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Julia Perretta (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in EFT and Gottman based approaches. I pull from theoretical paradigms such as attachment/interpersonal neurobiology and somatic experiencing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christina Dunning, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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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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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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Gayle Waitches

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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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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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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Myra Sicilia (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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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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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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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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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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Amanda Fitzpatrick (She/they)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

LMFT Associate

I believe that we are conceived in relationship and continue to move in, out, and through relationships our entire lives. These relationships teach us how to love, how to hurt, how to learn, how to exist in our bodies, how to judge and hold prejudice, how to forgive. They can bring. I am a dedicated relationship counselor and have pursued specific additional training for working with couples.

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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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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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Ajay Dheer (He/They)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

My graduate education prioritized working with relationships, fostering a level of confidence in my clinical practice. Since graduating I have pursued further training in working with couples. I believe that relational work allows us to go deeper offering new levels of healing and lasting change. I thoroughly enjoy the complexity and dynamics of people and am passionate about holding space for your relationship(s).

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Hunter Vaughn (He/Him)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

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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Sonia Holdaway (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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

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Rachel Cazavilan (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I see adult individuals and couples looking to improve their relationships including LGBTQ couples, non-traditional partnerships, those with fidelity issues, and separating/divorcing and coparents. I act as a guide through the commonly dizzying world of dating, no matter what goals or preferences in relationships are.

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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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Erin Carney Moline

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Kari Carroll (she/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMFT

I work with individuals to help navigate self in relationship. Depending on which end of the attachment spectrum you are on, we may work on differentiating your own thoughts and feelings from your partner and family of origin, or we may help you lean more toward others without feeling burdened or losing yourself. Once we help you understand what's going on internally, I will help guide you to take action at your own speed through communication and decision making that brings you joy and ease.

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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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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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Katie B. Finn (McNeil) (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

One of my strongest skills is the ability to listen to many sides of a story and to stay objective. This can be very useful when working with families and couples encountering challenging transitions or new events in their families. Many perspectives enhance my understanding and ability to relate to others' experiences.

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Erin Gallagher (she/her/they/them)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

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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Eric Nielson

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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Kate McNulty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My professional career has been devoted to the mystery of what it takes to have great relationships. After all, what is more important in life? I have trained intensively with John Gottman and Dan Wile, widely recognized experts in this field, and can help you quickly switch from ineffective to effective habits and behaviors, to bring you the loving relationship you deserve.

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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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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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Veronica Carmenate (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist Resident

Ph.D.

Couples therapy with an Emotion Focused Therapy perspective.

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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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Gail Westlin, MS, MEd, LPC, LMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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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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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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Eric Blakeley (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Whether it be issues with friends, siblings, parents, children, or within any form of 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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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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