Dena Ray, Ph.D.
65 Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
Relationships with those we love are some of the most significant factors in our happiness and mental well-being. Disharmony in relationships can cause frustration and sadness, but psychotherapy can help. I meet with couples - often together - but there are times when the others in our relationships are unavailable or unwilling to seek therapy. Nevertheless, therapy can still help resolve relationship problems even if those others aren't present. Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a relationship needs to end. In that case, I help individuals and families navigate the challenges of break-ups and divorce.
Aspen Ference, LMHC
1 bolton rd, Harvard, Massachusetts 01451
Couples counseling is a passion of mine! Sometimes one or both partners has problems communicating, expressing emotions, or staying committed. I guide couples through the rocky paths that relationships bring, and help you grow closer from the experience. Most couples leave therapy feeling like they've learned so many skills both together and individually. Issues we work on can include whether or not to marry, have children, infertility, infidelity, family problems, jealousy, dishonesty, or fair division of household responsibilities. Sometimes an energetic counselor is all that is needed to help a couple begin a new relationship based on mutual respect, shared values, and common goals.
Jacky van Leeuwen, M.Ed., LMHC
Phone Counselor with Email and IM options
Jacky@JackyTherapy.com, Boston Area, Massachusetts 02472
Couples can be married or not, of any gender identity, or sexual orientation. We will focus on how needs and wants are communicated and often explore how our families of origin impact the patterns in our current relationships. I primarily use Strength-Based, Emotionally Focused and Attachment Theories to guide my work with couples and will often assign homework.
Aletheia Counseling, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
0 Governors Ave, Unit B-5, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Relationship can be difficult at times, and it can be very helpful to have someone to help you work through some of your concerns in your relationship. I am licensed marriage and family therapist with years of clinical experience working with couples and families. My goal is to provide you and your partner a supportive environment where you and your partner can work through your concerns and find healing, restoration, and growth in your relationship.
Annemarie Santangelo, LADC-I, CADAC-II, M.Ed., CCDVC
Psychotherapist, Addictions Specialist
Couple counseling can help couples who are considering cohabitation, pre-marital discussion of expectations, relationship difficulities, communication issues, and sepation/divorce recovery. We believe where there is effort there is hope. Unfortunately, many relationships fail prematurely due to the lack of skills helpful in maintaining intimacy and closeness. We help couples discover their expectations, beliefs and values. We offer couples the practical tools to communicate in constructive ways, to problem solve to mutual satisfaction, and to remain intimate on all levels.
Elizabeth Spencer, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
2 Summer St., Suite 27, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Most of us want to feel seen and recognized, understood and valued. Couples often get caught in patterns that interfere with expressing their love and appreciation for each other. Our early experiences often influence how we interact. Many times we need to learn communication skills. I work with couples to help them disentangle what each brings to the relationship: both strengths and challenges. We focus on developing skills to listen and communicate effectively, to problem solve, negotiate, and to collaborate. The goal is for each partner to feel valued and for the couple to have a connected, joyful, and growth promoting relationship.
Jonathan Goldberg, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
875 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Life Changes Group provides thoughtful marital and couples counseling for clients of all ages using time-tested treatment models. Our clinicians are direct in their approach and offer countless strategies to use both inside and outside of session to strengthen communication and cultivate the health already present within relationships. All of our clinicians are doctoral-level and trained in advanced techniques for marital/couples counseling.
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
The newest research on happiness makes clear something we all really know: that our closest relationships are the source of the greatest happiness and joy, meaning and purpose in our lives. Our significant other, our partner, our husband or wife is the person who knows us best, better than anyone. For all the same reasons, when difficulties come between you and your partner, it can seriously erode your happiness, and breakdowns in communication, building resentments, frustratingly repetitive arguments are very distressing. Nobody want this to happen; "Then why does it never seem that we're on the same page?" Consider couples counseling as a way to start a positive cycle ...
Marjorie Siegel, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
1180 Beacon Street, Suite 4B, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
When I see a couple, one of the first things that interests me is what are the recurring conflicts. Almost always, these fights are efforts at repairing old injuries that took place long before the couple fell in love. The members of a couple find themselves hurt in ways that echo that early experience and so fight desperately for a different outcome. I teach couples to listen more calmly and express themselves more deeply. In this way, when the inevitable bruise occurs again, it becomes an opportunity to grow closer. The couples I work with describe feeling more loved and loving as a result of their work with me.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
I work with pre- marital, unmarried and same sex couples seeking to improve their relationships. I encourage attention to what precipitated their call for help and go from there to identifying their coping patterns and strengths to create a treatment plan that makes sense to them. Homework assignments, role playing, possibly referrals for individual therapy may be part of the treatment recommendation in order to make couple work effective. Enhancement of assertiveness, intimacy and resilience skills are is the goal of treatment.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Cheryl Laurenza, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
155 Main St, Salem, New Hampshire 03079
I have worked with couples for the last several years to help overcome the effects of infidelity, pornography, lack of intimacy or communication and to help build up what has been lost or stolen through life transitions or hardships. No marriage is without hope unless there is unaddressed abuse of any kind which kills any sense of trust and desire for closeness. I utilize many tools, but especially intimacy therapy. There is hope.
Susan Costello, MA, LMHC, CPCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770
I have passion for helping couples overcome resentments and misunderstandings to create connection. I do this by helping each person discover and honestly express what is really going on for them and I ensure that the other has heard. I help my couples set goals for the relationship and understand each others' needs. I help increase the positivity in the relationship to transform the current dynamic and maintain good will which then motivates individuals to look at themselves and make and maintain changes for the sake of the relationship. Couples of all kinds will have an enhanced relationship after our work. If children happen to be involved, they will benefit, too!
Elizabeth Tener, MSW, LICSW, Institute-certified
Psychotherapist and Pastoral Counselor
27 Congress Street, Suite 205-7, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
I work with couples (both straight and gay) in many effective ways to improve communication, to fight effectively, to heal and make up after a quarrel, to understand each other better, to be faithful and trustworthy, to be there for each other when times get tough, to include children into the mix, and, if necessary to separate in a civil manner with fewer wounds to carry into the next relationship.
Dahlia Rizk, MA, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
80 Nashua Rd Suite B2 , Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
When a couple seeks counseling they often feel hopelessly stuck in the same unhealthy communication patterns, feelings of estrangement and distance, and a lack of emotional closeness. Sometimes one person in the couple wants counseling but the other refuses to seek help. Couples counseling can be beneficial to your relationship with both people in session as well as with only one person willing to come in. Doing one thing different will change your relationship. Call me and lets discuss the changes you want to see and how to make them happen.