Couples therapists in Washington, District of Columbia.


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Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

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

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC

Counseling Psychologist

2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036

If you and your partner are committed to improving your relationship, counseling with mecan be extremely beneficial. During couples counseling, I will help yo stop the destructive patterns within your relationship. Eliminating the hurtful ways you and your partner relate can make room for seeing your partner in a new way, increase loving behaviors and improve your communication. You can develop new ways to discuss sensitive or difficult topics. You will listen to each other better and have more shared understanding.

Couples Counselor

Keith Miller & Associates Counseling

Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling

1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036

Relationship counseling for couples is our primary specialty. How can you tell if couples therapy is right for you? Consider calling if you: * Find it hard to stop criticizing your partner * Feel defensive when asked for something by your partner * Find yourself avoiding your partner or family * Are developing emotional attachments to other potential partners about which you would not want your partner to find out * Are thinking about your partner or your marriage makes you depressed or anxious * Are not able to be sexually intimate with your partner We have relationship experts that will speak with you today.

Couples Counselor

James J. Gray Psychotherapy Training Clinic

4400 Massachusetts Ave., Asbury Building, North Wing, Rm 228, Washington, DC 20016

The exact methods used by your therapist in the James J. Gray Psychotherapy Training Clinic will depend on your symptoms, strengths, preferences, and goals for treatment. In general, though, our staff therapists practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is an active approach in which your therapist will help you build new skills for coping with the difficult situations in your life and will ask you to practice these skills between treatment sessions.


Children under age 18 are not treated in our clinic.

Couples Counselor

Christine Marr, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,

Within Driving Distance of Washington, DC

Are you getting what you need from your relationship? Are you still giving it your best as a partner? Whether you fight all of the time, have turned away from another, or just go through the motions of everyday life with unresolved hurts and unmet needs, there are ways to really resolve issues & enjoy a fulfilling relationship. With over 20 years experience helping couples, using Gottman & Imago based approaches I bring research based methods that are practical, doable steps to creating something you look forward to coming home to and putting yourself into. Call for a free phone consultation 202-248-3818. Learn more at http://www.dcholisticpsychotherapy.com/Marriage_Couples_Therapy.html

Couples Counselor

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA

Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Washington, DC

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.

Couples Counselor

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, DC 20007

Your relationship with your partner is the most important relationship in your life. Relationship issues touch every area of our lives. Learning healthy relationship skills is a fundamental building block of a successful life. Through therapy, you will learn how to achieve intimacy, manage conflict, how to give and receive love, and to create the relationship you have always wanted.

Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Washington, DC 20016

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Couples Counselor

Angela Sarafin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, DC 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.

Couples Counselor

Therapeutic Links, LLC

Licensed Psychotherapists and Counselors

2000 P St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 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


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