Great Couples Counseling in Decatur, MI. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Decatur, Michigan. Discounts available (see profiles).


Patricia Lyman, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Patricia Lyman, Ph.D.

Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 49002 - Nearby to Decatur.

My doctoral dissertation focused on couples communication, and have worked with couples throughout my career. My lengthy exposure to strategic therapy at Mental Research Institute in California has had a major influence on my approach, although I have studied most of the strategies for working with couples. These include Gottman, Imago, behavioral, and emotion-focused, among others. Teaching communication strategies is central to all of these. I believe that understanding our early attachment relationships is important as unresolved issues surface in long term connections. Focus on emotion is critical as people often have difficulty connecting their deepest desires with expression.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 46601 - Nearby to Decatur.

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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Sheldon Swartz, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Sheldon Swartz, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

In 46528 - Nearby to Decatur.

Couples first get the surface issues out on the table. Then their ways of communicating about those issues and the results are looked at, so as to create motivation for new ways of relating. Underlying issues and ways of responding to unmet needs often fuel destructive conflict and/or distance, so couples are helped to understand what underlying needs they can each touch in the other so as to enhance the level of intimacy. Unrealistic expectations and demands must be given up to as to create space for freedom of choice and safety within the relationship. Couples must learn to extend grace and forgiveness and a desire to grow in personal maturity through their unique relationship.


You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Decatur, MI. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our Michigan search of licensed therapists for couples in Decatur who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Decatur and renew your relationship.

Decatur is located in Van Buren County, Michigan. It has a land area of 1.34 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Decatur is 1,767 people with 706 households and a median annual income of $34,333. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Decatur are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Decatur may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Decatur public health department.