Great Couples Counseling in Independence, MN. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Couples Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55439 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Independence.

I especially enjoy working with couples. If you are part of a couple, you know how challenging it can be to stay connected and in love. Maybe you're not even sure if it's a good idea to stay together. I'll work with you individually and together to sort out what needs to change in order for you to decide about your commitment to your relationship. You'll learn communication skills and conflict resolution tools to help you have a better relationship.

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST
Couples Counselor

Jessica VerBout, M.A., LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Independence.

Long-term relationships naturally go through and ebb-and-flow process as they develop and grow-- and this is not without its bumps and hiccups! Sometimes things feel stagnant or stale, but it doesn't have to remain this way! In therapy I strive to help my client's relationships with rebuilding communication, intimacy (sexual & non-sexual), and connection with a casual therapy style and compassion.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55347 - Nearby to Independence.

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!

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to Independence.

Couples counseling is a specialized area of practice that focuses on past patterns, behavioral dynamics, emotional connection and intimacy/sex within the couple relationship. I have the experience and training in two emperically proven types of treatment designed for couples therapy. I also have training in sex therapy and am working toward my certification as a sex therapist. I also offer discernment therapy for those couples who are unsure of their long term commitment, and contemplating divorce or separation. If you are struggling with communication, intimacy, infidelity or trust, blended family/parenting issues, conflict, lack of connection- don't wait. We can help!

Minnesota Online Counseling
Couples Counselor

Minnesota Online Counseling

In 55305 - Nearby to Independence.

We 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. We help couples work through any issues, misunderstandings, or betrayals. In some cases the issue is deciding to stay together or part ways. We facilitate thoughtful, mature discussions around this important decision. We offer online counseling, delivered to you wherever you are. You can self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to Independence.

I know that when I work with couples I have to quickly give them some hope that they can actually work out their differences. I find that it is imperative from the beginning to give both people in the relationship an individual and adequate opportunity to be heard about the pain that they are experiencing. In my role as a therapist I teach people about the art and science of communication and give them specific handouts on how they can successfully be able to understand both the thoughts and the pain of one another successfully. I am extremely practical and do a lot of in session work with role plays and modeling. I spend time on conflict resolution, problem solving and forgiveness.

Patricia Brown, MA, LMFT, CNTP
Couples Counselor

Patricia Brown, MA, LMFT, CNTP

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Independence.

I have had training in several models for couple's work. I mainly use RLT because it moves people fast and the model has a lot of overlap with other models that look at attachment and developmental trauma. Doing trauma work in the presence of your partner help build compassion and empathy, reducing the triggering that typically occurs in relationships. I can help improve communication, co-parenting and infidelity repair.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Couples Counselor

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Independence.

Conflict in relationships happens for nearly everyone. Communication skills are vital to successful relationships. Our clinicians are excellent at teaching you how to master communication techniques that will not only benefit your relationship but will help you in all areas of your personal and professional life. Make an appointment today to get in and start improving your relationships.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55391 - Nearby to Independence.

There is nothing as precious as your relaitonhsip. That’s why your relationship deserves Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). This is the treatment that years of research shows to be highly effective in helping couples improve their relationship, resolve conflicts, repair trust, and feel safe, loved and connected. EFT helps couples get to the heart of the matter. It is designed to stop the negative and stuck patterns in relationships, transforming them into the love, connection and understanding you desire.


You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Independence, MN. Restore Your Relationship.

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

Independence is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 32.41 square miles and a water area of 2.15 square miles.  The population of Independence is 3,741 people with 1,317 households and a median annual income of $101,169. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Independence, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Independence is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Independence public health department.