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Marriage Therapy & Couples Counseling

Therapists In Denver And Nearby Specializing In Marriage Therapy & Couples Counseling

When is it Time to go to Marriage Counseling?

There isn’t a perfect time to begin going to marriage 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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Marriage therapy 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 partners 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 marriage counseling sessions, however, there may also not be a reason at all. Attending marriage therapy 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 partners 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 partners 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 partners 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 Marriage Therapy

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

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

Steffanne Ferris LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

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

Zacil Contreras LMFT

- Offers sessions only online

Available on 2/7/2023 at 12:00 PM. Book appointment.

Zacil helps heal the brain, body, and soul through a variety of techniques. She evaluates what approaches may be most helpful, particularly...

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

Available on 2/15/2023 at 1:00 PM. Book appointment.

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

Amanda Bushek LAC / LPC

- Offers sessions only online

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

Jenna Willis LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

Jenna is only accepting clients online at this time.

Available on 2/9/2023 at 11:00 AM. Book appointment.

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led...

Caroline Hanlet LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I strongly believe that every person is stronger than they think, and my goal is to be a gentle guiding presence in your life to help...

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...

Bennie Butler LAC / LPC / Ph.D.

- Offers sessions in-person and 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....

Patricia Ryan-Johnson LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

Welcome. I know that it takes courage to reach out for support, so, thank you for taking the first step to a more fulfilled and happier...

Erik Petersen LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and 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....

Cecilia Kim LMFT

- Offers sessions only online

My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where individuals and families have the opportunity to explore their...

Laurie Tonelli Ph.D.

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Laurie is unable to accept Kaiser Medicaid clients. She can only see Kaiser and Kaiser Medicare clients.

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

Lindy Steece LPC

- Offers sessions only online

I am a believer in Dreams.  I believe Life is short and quality counts.  I am curious about your life:  how you handle situations,...

Emilie Graham LCSW

- Offers sessions only online

I am a relationship-based therapist and your needs shape and guide my approach to our work. As humans, we often internalize beliefs and...

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

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...

Laine Williams LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Do you feel emotionally numb? Or perhaps feel your emotions are too big? Do you wonder how to feel greater joy and let go of wounds that...

Ashley Seeger LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Hello, I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1999 and have developed an expertise in communication skills, empathy and bringing...

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

Youngest child Janet will see is 4 years old.

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

Available on 2/7/2023 at 1:00 PM. Book appointment.

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

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

Shannon Hicks LPC / MA / NCC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Shannon is a seasoned therapist who graduated in 2007 from Denver Seminary. Shannon has a deep passion for restoring individuals, couples...

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...

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...

Victoria Tucker LAC / LPC / RN

- Offers sessions in-person and online

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC), and Licensed Registered Nurse (RN). I hold a Master’s...

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...

Nancy A. Gunzner LAC / LMFT

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 3/15/2023 at 2:00 PM. Book appointment.

I am a native born in Colorado, have been married for 25+ years, have two adult male children, am located in Wheat Ridge, and am bilingual...

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...

Ann Norris LCSW / MSW

- Offers sessions only online

In my Boulder therapy practice, I am dedicated to providing a supportive, safe environment for clients to work on their own areas of...

Laura Shipman CAC II / LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 2/16/2023 at 11:00 AM. Book appointment.

Therapist in Lakewood, Laura Shipman, LCSW, CACII, brings an impressive degree of skills and experience to Westside Behavioral Care....

Phil Stone LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 2/28/2023 at 1:00 PM. Book appointment.

Phil Stone, therapist in Littleton, Colorado, has been a therapist for 20 years serving in a variety of settings: Inpatient, Residential,...

Jaurene Blacklock CAC III / LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Available on 2/18/2023 at 3:00 PM. Book appointment.

Aurora therapist, Jaurene Blacklock, LPC, CACIII, is a veteran therapist who sees adults, children, families, couples, and adolescents....

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...

Susan Monahan LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Susan Monahan is licensed therapist specializing in marriage therapy and couples counseling, child therapy, adolescent therapy, EMDR,...

Dr. Thomas Calhoun Ph.D.

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Tom Calhoun holds a PhD and is a licensed psychologist practicing for over 30 years. His experience includes treating adolescents, adults,...

Sarah Page LCSW

- Offers sessions only in-person

Sarah Page, LCSW, provides therapy in Lakewood. Click here to watch Sarah’s video! Sarah Page is a licensed clinical social worker...

Karen Hauser LCSW

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Karen only sees adults over 18 years old.

Karen Hauser is a licensed Denver therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). She is a highly valued, clinical therapist with Westside...

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)...

Annie Hutt LPC

- Offers sessions in-person and online

Therapist in Golden, Annie Hutt, LPC, has been with Westside Behavioral Care for many years. We are especially grateful to have her because...