Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307
We specialize in helping couples, using Emotionally Focused Therapy. This is a complex approach which helps couples (of all sorts) to understand the deep need for safety and connection we all have, innately. When we feel repeatedly disappointed in the connection, or a serious breach such as an affair occurs, people react with protective anger, protesting the loss. Unfortunately, that angry protest often drives the more reticent partner farther away, leaving the first one even more desperate. We help people see that the unhappy cycle they are caught in is responsible for their suffering. And then we help them to find and share their more vulnerable feelings, creating a positive and affirming cycle....
Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
300 North Washington Street; # 305, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT is a trained marriage and family therapist and a clinical fellow member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Robyn incorporates systems based theories, along with her training in IMAGO Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help couples - both married and in relationships reach their goals of improving their relationships. We offer couples counseling to couples of any sexual preference.
Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
6204 Old Franconia Rd, Suite A, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Well Marriage Center offers a specialized "couples-friendly" approach that strives to support your relationship and help you succeed. Couples therapy is what we do. We believe most relationships can survive hard times and become stronger and deeper than before. The benefit of Well Marriage Center is a counselor who will get in there with you and actively work with you to identity strengths and empower problem solving. Check out our website for more information!
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
A vibrant, fun and fulfilling couple relationship is very much within reach, providing both partners are willing to stretch to achieve the relationship of their dreams. I have developed conscious-love relationship therapy as a tool to energize partners to express self authentically, learn to connect and stretch to realize core inner drives for love and connection, for understanding and contribution. The treatment goals of couples work, ultimately, coincide with each partner achieving personal growth and transformation. As a top notch school, a couple relationship seems to be training ground where you come to understand your partner by better understanding yourself!
Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC
Resident in Counseling
7459 Old Hickory Dr. Ste 105, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
I enjoy working with couples we want to improve their communication. I totally believe that is the one place where we are weakest, in our ability to communicate with our partner. Learning more about ourselves actually can improve our ability to communicate with others, but then we take the next step to learn about our partner. Learning how to show appreciation, understanding and acceptance are the best parts of being together.
April St. John, MA, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Individual Therapist
9137 Chamberlayne Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
Does your marriage lack the communication skills needed to smoothly navigate the many transitions a couple faces? We will work together to identify the areas within your relationship that may need strengthening. As well as, discover areas that are working from which to build upon to fortify a lasting relationship. I will partner with you in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner to assist you in gaining the tools towards a more balanced life.
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
There are unique challenges in romantic relationships that differ from other types of friendship and yet friendship is the basis for most happy couples. I utilize the Gottman Method to assess the strengths and challenges in your relationship and help you explore the differences in your beliefs, expectations, communication styles, etc. After the assessment we will work together to create the therapy goals for your relationship.
Ron Kimball, PhD, CGP
PhD Licensed Psychologist
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 306, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
I see couples in all situations -- premarital counseling, marital/non-marital distress, separation and divorce issues, gay or straight couples, etc. The ability to hear and understand one another, even in situations of major difference, is almost always part of the process as that ability (and willingness) is often easily lost. It is not generally the whole thing, though. I follow the behavioral guidelines explicated by John Gottman's research into relationship and marital satisfaction and find that using them as rules of thumb usually clarifies whatever problems exist and helps determine the appropriate course of action within each relationship.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Are you engaged and need premarital counseling? Or, perhaps you are married and simply "fell out of love". Is there an infidelity that needs to be forgiven, and the desire to repair the marriage? Is arguing the norm between the two of you? Through faith-based counseling a healthier "couple" will emerge and manifest. In a nonjudgmental and safe environment, exploration will take place to identify and eradicate the problematic circumstances. I look forward to working with you, and I applaud you for taking the first step toward a happier state of co-existence! Let's start your tomorrow today.
Philip Kolba, MA
Washington, The District of Columbia 20052
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.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
3801 N Fairfax Drive Suite 61, Arlington, Virginia 22203
We use the latest method of communication, conflict resolution, attachment theory and trust building to help couples resolve conflicts quickly and deepen they connection. We can help you transform your troubled relationship into a happy, successful, supportive relationship. Very few people are equipped with the understandings and technical skills that are necessary for an intimate relationship to be successful. Many couples lack skills in the area of communication, anger management, commitment, conflict revolution and / or intimacy skills. The things that make a relationship work are about the little things like how you solve arguments and how much you like and respect each other.
Therapeutic Links, LLC
Licensed Psychotherapists and Counselors
2000 P St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Most couples come to us to address problems with communication, constant conflict, infidelity, betrayal of trust, loss of desire and/or there may be external influences that has affected the relationship. Our approach to couples counseling involves identifying issues that keep you stuck and what you might be missing in your relationship. We use evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method to sort out and express negative feelings, work through unresolved issues and teach the skills that are essential in helping you move forward in your relationship. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th Street NW , Washington , District of Columbia 20036
Relationships are hard! They can bring out the best in us...and also the worst. What's more, its easy to feel confused and unable to see what is happening clearly when things in your relationship are troubled. Relationships can be up & down, and often it is that one familiar pattern or issue that triggers everything. As you and your partner are so 'in it', it is pretty difficult to find your own way out of the same old behavior. I work with couples, providing an unbiased and neutral perspective, helping you gain greater understanding into what is happening and how you want things to change. Yes, relationships are hard, but also contain infinite potential for healing & renewal.