Great Couples Counseling in Wood Ridge, NJ. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. Discounts available (see profiles).


Couples Counselor

Kenneth Jedding, LCSW, MA

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

We can say that life is measured in our relationships, and those are an art as much as a science. It's extremely helpful to have a third person in the room, which lets you and your partner understand the world from the other partner's point of view. I've facilitated so many couples to break out of their unproductive, defensive orientations, hear what the other is truly saying, and come up with a mutual language for moving forward. On a personal note, I've been married for over twenty years, so from my both professional orientation as well as my relational experience, I know how important it is for couples to develop creative solutions to move forward in a positive way.

Couples Counselor

Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Although some clinicians may treat unmarried/married couples differently, I do not. This is because I do not take a position, often assumed with pastoral counseling, that a couple ought stay together. My aim is to assess what the couple and family system desires, and where there is disparity, to facilitate a solution that is viable for all. Often, I work to help a confused couple decide whether they wish to stay together, and if they do not, I can help them decide how to separate, as well as help other family members make this transition. Many times, couples/family therapy is about improving the relationships without intentions separation. Assessment of needs is critical to my approach.

Couples Counselor

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

I work with many couples in my practice. I illustrate the negative cycles they get into, which is very important in calming volatile interactions, and understanding how each person triggers the other, which keeps their negative cycles in motion. We explore family histories and the messages, and coping skills they learned. I help couples to understand the emotions under their anger and frustration, and to begin to speak to their partner from this softer place. It is a process which can shift negative patterns, and create closeness. Whether there has been an affair, communication issues, a breach of trust, sexual intimacy issues, or something else, there can be a path back to each other.

Couples Counselor

Heidi Seifert, LCSW-R, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

The first step is to do a free couple’s assessment. In this session we’ll get clear on what has been difficult for both of you and how have you have been feeling. We will look at what the most important things that you have not been getting from your relationship. Then we will determine what makes a relationship for you and what would potentially break up a relationship. In closing we will go over what does work about the relationship and I will teach you a method that will help a woman learn to speak to men and for men to know how to speak to a woman.

Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.

Couples Counselor

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Each couple is unhappy in its own way, but the core of the unhappiness is always miscommunication. Generally each member of a couple brings bad communication habits to the relationship and these habits clash. I use an eclectic approach to couples therapy that combines the latest research, utilizing psychoanalysis, role playing, role reversal, video and practice in constructive communication skills. In time, couples learn to communicate in a way that leads to resolution, not conflict.

Couples Counselor

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Careers and children each place enormous stress on a couple’s ability to be together in an intimate and satisfying way. Every couple has different ways of dealing with the challenges, and counseling can provide the perspective and encouragement to re-create a shared vision for the future. For something as important as this, it is surprising how little training and preparation is provided; family therapy fills in the blanks, and resolves the confusion.

Couples Counselor

Chloe Carmichael, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Couples sessions at Carmichael Psychology will allow you to get to the heart of your relationship issues. Dr. Chloe or one of her associates will work with you to help you open the channels of communication and learn new ways to listen to each other, bringing your relationship to a new positive level. Allow us to help you find more positive ways of interacting, so that you can both find the satisfaction that you want and deserve in the relationship.

Couples Counselor

Insight Psychological Group, Psy.D.'s, LCSW's and LPC's

Group Practice

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

People entering couples counseling are oftentimes looking for a way to change their partner. In truth, what usually has occurred is a new context of life, usually stress, imposing itself on the couple which sometimes brings out different responses in different people. Really, couple wants and needs to find new ways of being together, as they perceive staying together as less daunting than splitting apart. In couples counseling, we carefully tease out what each partner does to make the relationship difficult, collaboratively lay out what expectations each can have of the other, and find new ways each can express their fondness and affection for the other.

Couples Counselor

Ariella Soffer, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical PhD Psychologist

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Relationships play a role in almost every aspect of life. If any of the following questions apply to you: Do you want more out of your relationships? Are you experiencing conflict in your intimate relationships? Are you afraid of loosing a relationship? Are you lonely? Are you frustrated by looking for a love relationship? Have you just lost a relationship? I can help individuals look inward and understand more about themselves and what is getting in the way, so that you can take steps forward towards being more fulfilled.

Couples Counselor

Adam Lukeman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Looking at the different ways you and your partner communicate creates a new awareness about many misunderstandings. I instruct you in ways of listening and speaking to one another in ways which significantly reduces the conflicts in your relationship.. Learning new ways to communicate will help you and your partner develop happier, stronger relationships.

Couples Counselor

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Do you experience despair, dissatisfaction or distress in your relationship? Are there intimacy, sexual or communication difficulties? Does bitter fighting and name calling fill your home. We will identify and develop objectives designed to improve or alleviate your current symptoms and restore your relationship, where compromise and patience will bring you to a healthier and happier level of functioning.

Couples Counselor

R. Hope Eliasof, LCSW, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage therapist and Lic LCSW

Within driving distance of Wood Ridge

Is your relationship suffering from distance, anger and negativity, lack of intimacy, boredom, distrust or betrayal? Couples therapy can often help turn these upsetting situations around. I help couples develop new skills of understanding, listening and connection. In sessions we identify and learn how to implement positive connections. . My work is influenced by the approaches of John Gottman, Sue Johnson and Stan Tatkin. My nearly 30 years of work experience has helped me learn a great deal from my clients. Together, we will quickly identify what is and isn't helpful for your unique relationship. In my work you will feel the respect and safety that your relationship deserves.



You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Wood Ridge, NJ. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our New Jersey search of licensed therapists for couples in Wood Ridge 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 Wood Ridge and renew your relationship.

Wood Ridge is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.11 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Wood Ridge is 8,249 people with 2,948 households and a median annual income of $96,988. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Wood Ridge, NJ

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Wood Ridge 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