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

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


Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55347 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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!

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Jon Newcomb, Licensed Marriage Therapist
Couples Counselor

Jon Newcomb, Licensed Marriage Therapist

Healing For Your Relationship

In 55369 - Nearby to Shakopee.

Many couples find themselves in relationships in which some of the love and affection that once was a given has now turned to coldness and fighting. For years I have worked with couples who are having difficulties, teaching principles of finding peaceful resolution to disagreements. I have advanced training in Gottman Method; widely recognized as one of the most effective approaches to bring togetherness and happiness to a relationship. I encourage you to call me to learn more about how I can help you restore the loving feelings you once had in your relationship.

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Couples Counselor

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55359 - Nearby to Shakopee.

When love is new, we find ourselves thrilled by our partner. However, both science and experience tell us that infatuation has a limited shelf life. Conflict is a normal, predictable part of learning to be together. In fact, it's an opportunity, pointing exactly to the place where we need to grow. My expertise as a couples counselor helps guide you and your partner so that you can reclaim your friendship and handle conflict in gentle, positive ways. Gaining the tools you need to build a strong relationship, I can help you with issues including raising kids, rekindling interest in sex or romance, negotiating housework or finances or overcoming infidelity, infertility and blending families.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Couples Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Shakopee.

I help individuals in relationships identify and understand the negative interaction patterns that they have developed over time. 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 individuals create change not through blaming each other but through understanding that these patterns are the problem and that change is always possible. I have completed level two (core skills training) in the practice of Emotion-Focused Therapy and seek consultation, training and supervision with experts in the field on a regular basis.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Couples Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jeffrey Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Shakopee.

Having been trained in a systems approach to couples therapy, my focus will be on the negative pattern of interaction (the two way street) that causes your disconnect. As result, neither partner will feel blamed, but both partners will learn ways to show up as their best self. In session I will actively engage you so that you are learning by doing. With such experiences in session, it is easier to repeat positive behaviors for repair and connection at home. You will learn to advocate for yourself so that you are heard and seen even in the tough times. When crisis or affairs have afflicted a couple, we will be sure to do the work of healing so that you can move forward when ready.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Shakopee.

In my work with couples and relationships, I understand that every individual and relationship is different, so I will work with you to find the best way to reach the relationship goals you have. Supporting couples as they grow to create a mutually satisfying relationship is what I enjoy about my job. Therapy is a great place to learn new communication skills, increase trust, and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for one another. I will work hard to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space for each of you to grow as individuals and as a couple.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

35+ years as Licensed Therapist & Action-Oriented Coach

In 55345 - Nearby to Shakopee.

After over 30 years of practice as a marriage counselor, I’m shifting my focus away working with from couples whose relationships are already broken. I’m now focusing on helping couples who still love each other, and are wanting to build strong, healthy relationships that will last a lifetime. If you’re looking for a communication coach who can teach you how to talk about difficult topics more easily, and learn what keeps love alive for a lifetime, I can help.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Couples Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Shakopee.

It is very challenging and rewarding working with couples. Issues in our primary relationship can impact all aspects of our life. It can be single issue based or very pervasive. A strong component of all approaches to couples' issues is learning the ability to communicate. This skill has often retreated through years of hurt feelings, defensiveness, shame. We strive to repair any damage that has been done and develop a balanced, caring relationship where both peoples’ needs are being met.

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 Shakopee.

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!

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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
Couples Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC
Couples Counselor

Innovative Psychological Consultants, LLC

Innovative Psychological Consultants

In 55369 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to Shakopee.

Are you feeling distant from your significant other? Do you have difficulty communicating or resolving conflict? Are you fighting about how to parent as a team or how to act as a stepparent? Are you dealing with low sexual desire or other sexual concerns in your relationship? Has your trust been damaged as a result of affairs or other injuries to your relationship? Whatever your concern, there is still hope to heal the injuries, to rebuild trust, and to learn skills to increase your relationship satisfaction—as parents, as lovers, and as friends. I offer couples therapy to help you overcome whatever challenges that you are facing in your relationship.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55391 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Couples Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55439 - Nearby to Shakopee.

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.

Hanson Associates
Couples Counselor

Hanson Associates

Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT and Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

In 55369 - Nearby to Shakopee.

We specialize in working with couples utilizing a research-based clinical approach that provides insight, offers practical tools, leads to healing of past hurts, creates hope for restoration and renewal, and sense of direction for the future. Even the best relationships are work, but we believe that with work, each relationship can have the hope of renewed respect, commitment, love, passion, and intimacy.


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

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

Shakopee is located in Scott County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 28.00 square miles and a water area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Shakopee is 39,981 people with 13,090 households and a median annual income of $78,731. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Shakopee, MN

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Shakopee 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 Shakopee public health department.