Conflict is growth trying to happen.
— Harville Hendrix

Strengthen Your Relationship 

Sometimes couples reach impasses in their relationships, becoming stuck in their inability to discuss difficult and painful issues. Everyone who is in a committed relationship experiences difficulties, but for some, these troubles reach the point that partners become profoundly disappointed and upset about their relationship. They may even come to question whether they want to continue to remain committed. Relationship distress is very unsettling and the ways relationship problems can progress make it easy for things to go from bad to worse.

Couples therapy, couples counseling, marriage therapy, relationship counseling - whatever you decide to call it -  can be a practical and efficient means of restoring that connection and trust by fostering improved communication and problem-solving. 

To determine if couples therapy with CMFT is right for you, schedule a phone call to set up an appointment. 

A Couples Therapist at CMFT will provide an active, results-oriented and usually brief approach to help couples address issues such as: gridlocked conflict, intimacy, separation and divorce, infertility, relationships with extended family, parenting, and remarriage.  

How Do You Know When to Seek Help or Suggest Doing So to a Friend?

No one has a perfect relationship and almost every couple can benefit from some help at times with their partner. Many people seek couple counseling with a trained therapist to improve their relationship even when they are not unduly distressed. 

You don't need to be in a distressed marriage to be in couples therapy. 

Those with very strong marriages seek therapy to enhance their relationships. And many couples who are committed, but not married, seek therapy as well.


Signs of a Distressed Relationship:

  • Contempt
  • Criticism
  • Withdrawal/Stonewalling
  • Violence
  • Loss of Connection
  • Loss of Friendship
  • Loss of Sex

We work with all kinds of relationships

CMFT Couples Therapists are culturally competent and understand that humans come from all walks of life- therefore the types of relationships we see will too. What we are most interested in is understanding your relationship and how it operates. Relationship details and structures can vary:

  • Seriously dating and contemplating marriage
  • Long-term relationships not defined by marriage
  • Second marriage
  • Same sex relationship
  • Transgender or gender non-conforming members of a relationship
  • Blended families
  • Adopted families
  • Mixed-cultures, mixed-race, mixed faith relationships
  • Open relationships
  • Relationships with large disparity in age


Ready to get started? 

Schedule a phone call with us or send us an email. We will address your availability, the cost of therapy and insurance options, and our general approach to treatment.