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Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy

Couples Counseling can help couples in all kinds of intimate relationships — regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.

Navigating intimate relationships can be a complicated journey.

Couples Counseling, Relationship Counseling, and Marriage Counseling. Call it what you will, it all means the same. Ultimately, it's a type of psychotherapy. Regardless of where you're starting, we can help.

We love guiding and supporting couples through the rough waters, helping them plot the most fulfilling course for each individually and as a couple. Ultimately, we'd love to help you create a relationship where you feel safe, deeply connected, and loved by your partner!

However, we also know that not every couple is seeking to reconnect but instead wish to end their romantic relationship with dignity and grace. Regardless of where you are, we are here to support you both with the path you choose.

Why do couples go to counseling?

Couples seek counseling for many reasons. You and your partner might desire to deepen and strengthen your bond. For instance, you might wish to increase your ability to communicate or deepen your emotional intimacy.

As a couple, you might be approaching significant decisions which would affect you both. These decisions could be considering living together, getting engaged or married, contemplating having children or how to raise them, relocating your family and more.

Maybe you have come to recognize there are significant struggles you're facing as a couple. If these issues have gone unaddressed for too long, one or both of you might be considering separation or divorce.

Are you still unclear if couples therapy is right for you and your partner? Consider the following list of reasons why other couples choose Couples Counseling:

  • Before Making Major Life Decisions
  • Improve Communication
  • Emotional Intimacy Issues or Feeling Disconnected
  • Sexual Issues
  • Differing Parenting Styles
  • Financial or Employment Issues
  • Separation, Divorce or Remarriage
  • Grief or Loss
  • Family Conflicts
  • Other Sources of Stress or Adjustment

Okay, so you've decided you and your partner have some things to work on. But you're wondering, "Can counseling really help us? What will we actually work on in therapy anyway?" Although the process and goals differ from one couple to the next, here are some common benefits and areas which can be addressed.

How can Couples Counseling help my relationship?

  • Learn to communicate effectively
  • Begin to discuss and address issues which have previously been avoided
  • Reconnect emotionally
  • Understand one another on a deeper level, including strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Understand how your early lives affected your relationships with your partner
  • Understand and express your needs openly and honestly
  • Develop skills to manage conflict and improve your communication
  • Develop patterns or rituals which enrich, support and deepen your connection
  • Learn to see your relationship in a new way
  • Change unhealthy or dysfunctional behaviors
  • Identify your strengths in a relationship

Our therapists are here to support you.

  • Are you exhausted having the same old arguments day after day?
  • Do you feel disconnect from your partner?
  • Have you tried everything to make it work but...it's just NOT working?
  • Ready to call your relationship quits?

We are here to help you and your partner explore where to go from here!

We are here to explore your options and help you reaffirm your commitment to your goals.

What comes next?
First, let's match you with a therapist or counselor. Here's who we recommend for Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy:


Owner & Founder of Brave Therapist and ADHD Coach
Meet Elizabeth


Meet Max
Second, schedule a consultation.
After you've matched with a therapist, we recommend you reach out by requesting to schedule a consultation. This helps us learn more about you, and how we can do our best to help.
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If you've been considering seeking help for a while, but feel like something is always holding you back, then you've already taken your first step towards healing. We are ready to stand beside you as you face those challenges ahead.
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