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

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

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.

I focus on understanding the underlying issues that may be contributed to current problems in relationships. I help my clients gain understanding and skills to communicate better and deal with conflict more effectively.

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~

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.

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

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

Is your relationship changing? Are you at the point where you need to make a decision and have no idea where to begin? By working to explore and identify your needs and desires, you can move from being completely stuck to having clarity and peace. I can help you take that first step, whatever that step may be.

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.

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.

I have studied extensively the work of Susan Johnson and Les Greenberg, who are important figures in the field of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. This theory looks at negative reaction patterns as they relate to the underlying experience of attachment. I find it to be the most effective approach that I've applied in my work with couples

Interpersonal communication is the process by which people exchange information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages: it is face-to-face communication. Interpersonal communication is not just about what is actually said but how it is said and the non-verbal messages sent through tone of voice, facial expressions, gestures and body language.

In my work with couples, I use elements and insights from family systems, Gottman, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to guide my work with couples. I'm passionate about assisting couples as they navigate the complexity of interpersonal relationships. Healthy relationships take work and most couples face challenges at some point during their relationship.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Intimate relationships can be a great source of joy in our lives, but they can also be fraught with challenge. I utilize my training in systemic therapies to address relationship issues through individual and couple sessions. I welcome all types and forms of relationships in my practice, including LGBTQi and polyamorous.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

I have 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.

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.

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

I 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

I have 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.

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.

I have been a student, teacher, trainer, and practitioner of family of origin theory and practice for 32 years. Couples get stuck in repetitive ,circular, damaging interactions that reflect often unmet childhood needs and unfinished business with family. I have seen couples move forward once they are able to understand this dynamic and unhook from reactivity.

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.

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

I 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.

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

Advanced training in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy

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

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.

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

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

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

I 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Co-dependency, narcissistic abuse, survivors of domestic abuse, divorce/break ups. Relationship improvement.

When our relationships are in a state of chaos it can overturn your entire life. When both partners can commit to working on themselves 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.

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

I value and enjoy helping people create and maintain happy supportive relationships in which 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 have studied relationship research and have extra training from the Gottman Institute, completing the Level 1 Training for Gottman Relationship Counseling. I have also been a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator since 2013. Their research based and research tested methods show a high success rate for couples involved in this specific type of counseling.

Whether it\'s premarital counseling, exploring non-monogamy, or ending a relationship that\'s no longer meeting your needs, every stage of a relationship comes with its own challenges. Using a couple\'s assessment, skill building, and an approach that treats each relationship\'s unique structure as equally valid and important, I will help you navigate the road ahead.

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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