Valerie Abitbol, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1777 South Harrison Street, Suite1200, Denver, CO 80210
The path to a healthy connection with your partner is not easy to find, stay with, or find your way back to after losing your way. Healthy relationships require real effort from both partners. I bring a warm, engaged, and directive approach to couples' work. Having been raised in Europe, I am particularly sensitive to cross-cultural issues. While exploring and working on the challenging issues of your relationship, I will also help you remember and highlight what works in the relationship -what you love and appreciate about each other. You’ll learn ways to communicate more constructively, connect on a deeper level and build the intimacy you long for.
Grace Edstrom, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist
3600 S. Yosemite St. Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80237
Human beings are wired for connection. We have a biological, emotional and social need to be in relationship to others. In adulthood, this primary relationship is to our romantic partner, therefore the "health" of your relationship is vital and has a profound ripple affect on the rest of your life. If you are feeling happy, safe and fulfilled in your relationship, chances are you are better able to face the tasks of the rest of your life. Likewise, when things are hard with your partner, the rest of your life will feel more challenging as well. I will help move your relationship (and thus your life) out of the negative patterns and into a place of security, confidence and joy!
Scott Church, MA, LPCC
1616 17th Street #379, Denver, CO 80202
I welcome diversity in working with all couples and relationships, whether heterosexual, same-sex, monogamous, polyamorous, open, or anything in between. By employing a psychobiological approach to couple/relationship counseling (i.e., PACT), we can explore dynamics in the relationship around communication and attachment, and also include aspects of developmental neuroscience and arousal regulation to better understand how the mind and the body impact relationship.
Mark Palmer, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1776 South Jackson St., Suite 212, Denver, CO 80210
I do not see relationships as two halves making a whole. I see relationships as two wholes coming together to make a third thing. My approach assumes that both people have their own needs and personality that these do not require another's approval or permission. I believe that when a person feels they are able to pursue their own growth and takes care of his or her needs, there is an open place in their life for a helping, caring, and loving partner. Neither person has to feel emotionally dependent on the other and can therefore give fully, openly, and selflessly to the relationship. Respect, open communication, and love are possible.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Denver, CO 80202
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
Jennifer Maddox, LCSW, MASM
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4495 Hale Parkway, Suite 204, Denver, CO 80220
Couples often come to my office with one person leaning in and wanting to save the relationship and the other leaning out wanting to leave the relationship. I work with these couples first individually and then together to develop a new way of relating to each other that incorporates each person learning how to stand with integrity in their own needs, thoughts and emotions. Often people in relationship lose who they are and start to lose trust or faith in themselves, as well as, the relationship. The couples I work with learn to first trust themselves, and there by, learn to trust each other in new and meaningful ways.
Rebecca Moravec, MA, LPC
2460 W 26th Ave. Ste 165, Denver, CO 80237
Relationships can be hard, but that doesn't mean that they can't thrive. I want you to connect in a safe and secure way with your partner so that you can have a relationship that is full of life and love. I will help you learn how to effectively communicate, connect, and have a deep, intimate, and fulfilling relationship by tailoring interventions specific to your needs as a couple!
Howard Lambert, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
425 South Cherry Street, Ste 205, Denver, CO 80246
I teach couples "Full Respect Living." This is Terry Real's term for mastering the skills of relational living. Some of the skills I will teach you are: 1) sustaining healthy self-esteem, 2) maintaining healthy boundaries, 3) living in moderation, 4) acting on behalf of the relationship, and 5) negotiating wisely. It is often the case that practicing these skills can help you turn around a deteriorating couple relationship very quickly. However, when repetitive harmful patterns are operating in the relationship, we will need to look more deeply. I will help you to understand and change the self-defeating patterns that you have brought from your childhood into the current situation
Karen Turner, LMFT, DAPA
Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor
Within Driving Distance of Denver, CO
Couples Therapy can involve two people with a variety of issues. I work with people of all walks of life who sincerely want to take deep levels of responsibility for their own issues and want to learn to communicate with another with compassion and kindness -- while still dealing with deep seated concerns and issues. I often help couples integrate their own spiritual practices into their couples' work. If you would like to explore more possibilities for communication and fulfillment together, give me a call.
Brooke McAuley, MSW, CACIII
Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Addictions Counselor
975 Lincoln Street, Suite 202, Denver, CO 80203
Whether you are coming in to therapy in crisis or simply to improve an already healthy relationship, couples counseling can provide a safe container with a neutral third party to discuss your concerns and develop new skills for communication, connection and conscious loving in your partnership. In our work together, we will use a variety of tools and techniques to get to the root of core barriers in your relationship. We will create understanding of common issues, communication traps and barriers to connection. Couples will develop a common vision and philosophy and begin cultivating a high level of interaction designed to strengthen connection, improve communication and deepen intimacy.