Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Through a series of private counseling sessions, you and your partner can develop healthy ways to resolve conflicts, find compassion, nurture each other and get what you need from you relationship. I am also certified as a Prepare & Enrich Counselor and can help pre-marital couples and married couples find more fulfillment in their relationships. Prepare/Enrich will help you: will help you identify strength and growth areas, explore personality traits, strengthen communication skills, resolve conflicts and reduce stress, compare family backgrounds, comfortably discuss financial issues, and establish personal, couple, and family goals.
Barbara Schnichels, MSSW, ACSW, LICSW
Resilience Therapist and Coach
2100 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, MN
Deepen your connections through resilience skill training. Learn how to be more self-aware, self-accepting, and self-compassionate so that you can have better quality relationships. I welcome working with all kinds of people, couples, and relationships that want to respectfully improve their relationship through applying resilience skills that will help you both bounce back from the challenges of life.
JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
4660 Slater Road Suite 210, Eagan, MN
Our personal relationships are often the primary sources of both positive and negative stress in our lives. Common sources of distress presented in therapy include: physical and emotional intimacy concerns, affairs, issues of distrust, financial management difficulties, child rearing, divorce, balance of work/home obligations, and conflict resolution skills. Couples counseling involves a joint effort in which both partners work collaboratively towards a common goal. Our work together can address specific exercises to build your trust, reconcile past hurts, increase affection within your relationship, and improve your ability to communicate in an effective, but respectful manner.
Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist
4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan, MN
Couples come to me for help with a wide range of questions and issues - it could be for some pre-marital counseling, for resolving specific issues in their relationship or other people in the extended family, or help in working through a separation and divorce. Many times, the issue is infidelity. I help couples assess whether the relationship can survive the affair, and then provide support in doing that if they decide to stay together. Other times, there are questions about intimacy, usually sexual intimacy. I can help couples communicate more effectively regarding their sexual needs, and provide the education and support to help make this a vibrant and wonderful part of their lives.
Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd #920, Bloomington, MN
Dr. McCarthy's approach of "Co–Coaching for Dynamic Growth" challenges many currently accepted beliefs about love/romance and what it takes to have a successful relationship: e.g. “you should just accept your partner and not try to change their behavior.” Rather, the relationship is seen as a dynamic growth process for learning how to become more loving partners through mutual coaching. Each partner seeks to clearly identify his or her own core negative relationship pattern and each helps the other change through mutual, respectful coaching. Couples previously unable to break longstanding recurring patterns learn to revitalize a new relationship of deep love and emotional connection!
Lyndsey Fraser, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
812 East 48th Street, Suite 1, Minneapolis, MN
I specialize in couples of all backgrounds. This includes dating, engaged, living together, married, separating, divorcing, polyamorous, and same-sex (lesbian and gay). My goal is to provide you with a non-biased environment where relationship style is a personal choice away from societal stigmas. I also approach therapy with the thought that conflicts in relationships are not one partner’s fault. Instead it is a relational cycle that is influenced by all parties involved. Each partner holds a role in why conflict is occurring. Couples avoid therapy out of fear of being labeled the problem. In therapy with me no one is the problem. Instead it how you both relate that is the problem.
Meridee Wilson, Psy.D., LP
Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist
5275 Edina Industrial Blvd, Ste 203, Edina, MN 55439, Edina, MN
Working with couples is not only my specialty, it is my passion! I love helping romantic partners understand and resolve conflict, rekindle emotional and physical closeness, rebuild trust, heal hurt feelings, and rediscover their deep affection for one another. I practice the Gottman method of couples therapy, which is a scientifically-based approach incorporating nearly 40 years of research. I will help you learn what happy, successful couples do in their relationships and how you can implement those same strategies right now. I believe that love is what creates a relationship, so I welcome you regardless of the type or make-up of your specific relationship.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
St Paul, MN
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
Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP
1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
It takes two to tango. As it takes two to create and break a healthy relationship. If you are seeking ways to better the relationship between the two of you I can help you with your needs. This may include better communication, understanding, less judgment, love, constructive arguments, positive feedback, support, and compromises. Which ever need you as a couple have, I can assist you reaching your goal to live in harmony.
Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist
Eden Prairie, MN
Relationships are ever changing and developing a healthy connection that can withstand the changes is ever evolving. If you or your partner are experiencing times of disconnection, couple's therapy can provide a place to understand the disconnection and learn ways to begin to support, listen and understand each other to develop a strong emotional connection to weather all the changes in life. In my practice I work with individuals who are experience relationship concerns.