Great Couples Counseling in Cottage Grove, MN. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Discounts available (see profiles).


Lyndsey Fraser, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Lyndsey Fraser, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55417 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I work with couples of all types. Whether you are married, in a committed relationship, or dating, the skills necessary for a satisfying relationship are often the same. The ability to communicate, the ability to connect, the skill of asking for what you want are common areas that can use some strengthening. I help couples work through any issues, misunderstandings, or betrayals. In some cases the issue is deciding to stay together or part ways. I facilitate thoughtful, mature discussions around this important decision. Self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com. I do in-office and online counseling.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Couples Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

In couple therapy, I strive to create a safe, fair, and collaborative environment in which each partner can freely express thoughts and feelings and come to feel heard and understood. I also help couples identify and alter the troublesome patterns in their relationships, often with insight into how they developed in the first place. By recognizing when problems in the present interaction are connected to past relational experiences, we are able to interrupt the cycle of conflict and blame, expand the capacity for empathy and understanding, and allow for the possibility of new ways of relating to emerge in the therapy.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Couple counseling is helping a couple to develop a number of key skills. These include communicating clearly, listening, emotional expression, negotiating, being respectful, managing conflict, problem solving and finding ways to negotiate how they connect and also how they create separation in healthy ways. Couples can get suck when these skills are not well developed. My approach to couple work is to assess the relationship strengths and build on these while teaching key skills and resolving the challenges the couple faces. While looking at old issues is useful at times, I generally focus on how to build a clear & hopeful future. My clinical approach is direct, supportive and active.

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied
Couples Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

The intimate relationships we find ourselves in, whether that be a dating relationship, a committed partnership or a marriage - don't come with manuals, but wouldn't it be nice if they did?! I believe there is always hope for these most important relationships in our lives, and I can help you see this. Don't set your sights low and don't wait, you and your partner can learn to create the relationship you both desire and I can help you. I offer home-based therapy, or the more traditional office setting.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Couples Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Want to bring back the joy and excitement you used to feel together? I help couples understand and negotiate differences in needs and feelings about a variety of issues, including communication, sex, family, shared time and future plans. You may be unsure whether you can work past the ways you've been hurt and trust each other again. Learning to stay present and listen to each other as you talk about your hopes and desires will bring you closer to the kind of relationship you really want. When you've gotten into the habit of feeling misunderstood and blamed, having a third party present to interrupt negative patterns and coach you to more effective conversations is key to creating change.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55118 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Relationships are difficult. They take work. Are you and your partner finding that you are not as connected as you once were? Are you finding that sex is not as fulfilling or that you have lost the intimate connection you desire? In working with couples your relationship is the client. We will identify your goals for the relationship and together put together a treatment plan to reach the goals. We are skilled at working with heterosexual, same sex, and unique love relationships. Since most of the work in your relationship will be done outside of a therapy session, after the intake phase we will meet for a 75 minute session every other week.

Kerry McIntyre-Lee, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Kerry McIntyre-Lee, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Working with couples is my passion. I see couples at all stages of life but often see couples who are struggling with keeping their relationship a priority while raising children. I strongly believe the number one lesson we teach our children is what an intimate relationship looks like. The "sex talk", " money talk", "don't do drugs talk" - these are all very important conversations to have with our kids but what our children observe and absorb every day is how we interact with eachother. And that is what they will ultimately carry on into their own adult relationships. What better motivation is there for creating a strong, connected bond with your partner?

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT
Couples Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Couple therapy is my favorite work to do! Using the Gottman relationship assessment, we will create a treatment plan based on your relationship's strengths and growth areas. I will listen to each partner and help you to understand each other better so you can change old ways of communicating and relating to each other. Depending on your particular concerns, we may focus on conflict resolution, communication skills, sex and passion, infidelity and/or past hurts, creating meaning in your relationship, concerns related to extended family, parenting, or other issues. In our work together, you will be able to have the fulfilling, loving, and meaningful relationship you are hoping for.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Couples Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I help couples identify and understand the negative patterns that they have developed in their relationship. I see these patterns as naturally occurring forms of self-protection when needs are not being met. and when difficult emotions don't feel safe to express. I help couples create change not through blame but through understanding that these patterns are the problem and that change is always possible.

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Couples Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

It’s supposed to be so easy, isn’t it? Find that special person, create a life together, have lots of great sex, and live happily ever after. One of the biggest myths about relationships, is that it’s supposed to come easily and effortlessly. Well, life isn’t always like that so why should being in a couple relationship be different? As they always say, you get what you put in. If you have a bank account, and don’t deposit money into it, you can’t create savings, interest, or take out a bit of spending money for some spontaneous fun! But, if you take the time to learn about how the account works, and make regular deposits, your relationship will work for you instead of against you.



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Thank you for visiting our Minnesota search of licensed therapists for couples in Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove and renew your relationship.

Cottage Grove is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.62 square miles and a water area of 3.88 square miles.  The population of Cottage Grove is 35,918 people with 11,890 households and a median annual income of $83,181. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Cottage Grove, MN

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cottage Grove for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Cottage Grove public health department.