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Couples Counseling

Therapists In Denver And Nearby Specializing In Couples Counseling

When is it Time to go to Couples Counseling?

There isn’t a perfect time to begin going to couples counseling, as it’s typically on a case-by-case basis. Couples may choose to begin attending sessions due to an existing issue and/or to prevent future problems from surfacing. Experiencing issues, disagreements and problems in a relationship are not abnormal, as they happen in most partnerships, and many can be resolved through therapy. Relationships are not as easy as some may seem. They take a lot of love, patience and empathy, and possibly the help of professional experts.

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Couples counseling has the ability to create a safe zone for partners to openly communicate their thoughts without judgement. This method has helped many couples reach a compromise that both partners are comfortable with about issues that are causing stress on the relationship. As mentioned, it may also be beneficial to couples that may not be experiencing significant disagreements, as a licensed counselor can provide tools and resources to couples that may help them maintain a healthy relationship.

Common Reasons and Signs Couples go to Counseling

There is an infinite amount of reasons why partners begin couples counseling sessions, however, there may also not be a reason at all. Attending couples counseling doesn’t necessarily mean that there are any present issues, as some couples choose to go to maintain their happiness. Since there are many reasons couples may begin attending couples counseling, there are also many signs that appear that suggest you should consider attending with your partner. Here are some of the more common reasons and signs that lead couples to begin counseling:

  • You and/or your partner have committed infidelity against the other
    • When one or both individuals in a relationship cheats, it may cause a sense of distrust within the relationship. However, Infidelity does not necessarily mean that the relationship is over, as many couples have become closer than before after working through this issue.
  • You and/or your partner is dealing with mental illness, such as depression
    • Dealing with a mental illness may be hard for one or both partners, however, speaking to a licensed professional may provide tools that couples can utilize to support each other through difficult obstacles.
  • You or your partner are pregnant and/or just gave birth to a child
    • Beginning and/or growing a family can be a stressful time as many aspects of a couple’s life is changing as more individuals are added. Couples may be stressed, fatigued and/or emotionally drained during these times and it may add unwanted pressure to the relationship. Speaking with someone may help partners realize each other’s needs through these types of transitions.
  • You and your partner are not expressing enough intimacy
    • Some couples experience a “dry spell,” that includes much less intimacy or sex than what is desired. This may be caused by busy schedules, lack of interest or a variety of reasons. These dry spells do not typically last forever and the underlying cause may be revealed through counseling.  
  • You and your partner are not communicating properly
    • Sometimes, it’s not a matter of the amount you are communicating with your partner, but rather what is being communicated. Conversations may derail from their intended paths and cause more damage. A specialized therapist will guide the conversation into positive progress.
  • You and/or your partner are having money issues
    • The root of many disagreements within relationships includes money. The lack of money has the power to create continuous issues with partners that lead to disagreements. Although a counselor will not be able to help partners find a new/additional income source, they can provide resources that help partners get through hardships.
  • You and/or your partner have experienced a major life change
    • Major life changes, whether positive or negative, can cause stress, excitement and many other emotions. These major life changes could include a new job, getting married to each other and/or a move to a new city. Although these changes may be positive, the change that accompanies them may cause stresses that the relationship isn’t used to handling.

Arranging Couples Counseling

Many relationship issues and disagreements can be successfully fixed with couples counseling. It is not uncommon for one’s partner to be uneasy about the thought of couples counseling, so be sure to explain your reasoning behind deciding why this is the right course of action for both of you. 

Relationship issues can be successfully treated today through various methods, including therapy and counseling. The therapists displayed below specialize in treating relationship issues, are credentialed with various insurance companies, and have varied availability to meet most client needs.

Emily Peirce LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Emily only sees clients over 16 years old.

Hello there! I work with adults, couples and teens ages 16+. I have  over 10 years of experience working as a therapist in the mental...

Amanda Willett LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey towards holistic well-being through a personalized and compassionate therapeutic...

Alyssa Glaser LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 5/22/2024 at 10:00 AM. Book appointment.

I am Alyssa Glaser, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Master of Social Work from the Metropolitan State University...

Jennifer Weise LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I help clients facing a variety of life stressors and mental health issues to find clarity in the midst of challenge. I work to meet...

Andrea Rotz LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Professionally, I’m a LPC in Colorado with a MA in Counseling. Personally, I’m a believer in our innate ability to heal, in body,...

Steffanne Ferris LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Steffanie is not seeking families as this time.

 I love people! I enjoy working with people in all stages of their adult lives and I am especially passionate about couples and families....

Rachel Coates LPC

- Offers sessions only online

My name is Rachel Coates and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. I specialize in supporting parents and families to navigate...

Andrea Pazdera LMFT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I completed my B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, my M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy from...

Sam Raymond LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I see therapy as an opportunity to address the pain and obstacles in the way of living a balanced and fulfilling life. During therapy...

Steve Hochberg LPC

- Offers sessions only in-person

Steve Hochberg has more than 40 years of experience in program administration, clinical treatment, and helath care research. His practice...

Libby Triolo LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the field for almost 6 years. I received...

Marjorie Laird CAC III / LMFT / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I have been in private practice seeing children, teens, adults, couples, and families for over twenty years.  I am a Licensed Professional...

Amanda Bushek LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Available on 5/21/2024 at 12:00 PM. Book appointment.

Amanda Bushek (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (since 2009) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (since 2011) in the state...

Lauren Rivas LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Hello, my name is Lauren Rivas, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years of professional experience. First and foremost,...

Joannah Ganz LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

How does one stay positive, focused or serene in the face of intense challenges? How do we find the ability to celebrate and experience...

Laurie Hintz LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I received my Master’s Degree in counseling from Denver Seminary and served my Internship under Dr. Andrea VanSteenhouse.

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Bennie Butler LAC / LPC / Ph.D.

- Offers sessions only online

My name is Dr. Bennie Wardell Butler, and I am a PhD, LPC, LAC and CTAP. I am also licensed with OBH for SUD treatment and DUI classes....

Beth Strong LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I blend a traditional approach with a strong background in holistic and spiritual orientation. I work both short and long term, specializing...

Erik Petersen LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado and have been working in the mental health field for over 19 years. I...

Erica Krakovitz CAC III / Ph.D.

- Offers sessions only online

Our greatest accomplishments involve conquering our fears and insecurities. Sometimes fear and shame keep us stuck and prevent us from...

Emily Cunningham LCSW / MSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with teens and adults since 2012. Emily has worked in a variety of settings...

Kimberly Garrison Psy.D.

- Offers sessions in-person and online

My ideal clients are individuals striving to live a more authentic life and connect with who they truly are to meet their greatest potential....

Lauran Jacks LCSW / Psy.D.

- Offers sessions only online

Thank you for viewing my profile. I have 3 graduate degrees, all in mental/behavioral health, licenses in Co. and CA., and I am comfortable...

Laurie Tonelli Ph.D.

- Offers sessions in-person and online

As a licensed psychologist, I specialize in individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling...

Brittany McCrann LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

Brittany has been working as a therapist since 2016 and is licensed in Colorado and North Carolina. Brittany completed a Bachelors of...

Karen Mikolic Ph.D.

- Offers sessions only online

Karen Mikolic, Ph.D. is a psychologist who is Board Certified in Neuropsychology and licensed in Colorado, Florida, and California. Dr....

Justin Ryan LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Justin Ryan is a licensed professional counselor practicing in the Littleton, CO area. Justin’s focus is to provide support and...

John Sander LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Only accepting crisis clients at this time

Sometimes life causes you to feel overwhelmed. Often it seems like you are never going to feel quite satisfied with who you are or where...

Nicole Woodman LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Nicole is a solution focused therapist. Nicole believes in working together to resolve the challenges you may face in your life. Nicole...

Janet Borelli LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Are you under stress? Overwhelmed? Do you feel unable to move ahead in your life? would you like to feel more effective with your children...

Molly Esterl-Byrne LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

My name is Molly Esterl-Byrne, LCSW. I have been providing therapeutic services for the past 33 years in the Denver-metro area. I graduated...

Jonathan Minifie LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Jonathan C. Minifie has more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents. He has worked extensively with adolescents and individuals...

Cheryl Lispi LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 5/21/2024 at 1:00 PM. Book appointment.

Cheryl has spent several decades as a psychotherapist/counselor in both the public and private mental health systems. She has worked...

Lisa Elsey LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Come step up your mental health with me. 25 years of experience working with children and families in many different capacities including:...

Jessica Kuchinski LPC

- Offers sessions only online

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist working in the field since 2003, I’ve worked with children, teens,...

Susie Martinez LPC / MA

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am committed to providing compassionate and individualized psychotherapy in a warm, safe and accepting environment. In our work together...

Rachel Rossi LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Rachel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing therapy with children, teens, adults, couples, and families since...

Michael Gyorffy LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Hello! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2007 and have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years....

Angela Gould Ph.D.

- Offers sessions only online

My first practicum in psychotherapy was in 1977.  I have been practicing for 42 years and still feel a great deal of excitement and...

Kelly Cote LAC / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and EMDR trained therapist. I have been in the field for over...

David Karl LPC

- Offers sessions only online

David Karl is a bilingual therapist in Denver able to see English and Spanish speaking patients. English Respecting your culture, empowering...

Keith Long LPC

- Offers sessions only online

Keith only sees clients over 16 years old.

Therapist in Aurora, Keith Long is licensed in Colorado as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). He has a Master of Arts Degree in...

Bonnie Mucklow CAC III / LMFT / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Bonnie does not find online therapy suitable for children ages 9 and under.

Greenwood Village therapist, Bonnie Mucklow, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed professional counselor (LPC)...