Couples Counseling Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Elijah Steinbrecher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
History shows us that at some point during our lives, we will all need some form of help. So, if we take our legal needs to Lawyers, medical needs to Doctors, why wouldn't we take our mental & emotional needs to a Therapist? Journeying through life can often be confusing & challenging. Life is all about connection to ourselves, a spouse, families or Creator. Connection takes work! So, when we've run out of resources to deal with issues, we often feel lost. I'm passionate about supporting individuals, couples, & families address challenges associated with life & trauma, because nobody effortlessly waltzes into great relationships.
History shows us that at some point during our lives, we will all need some form of help. So, if we take our legal needs to Lawyers, medical needs to Doctors, why wouldn't we take our mental & emotional needs to a Therapist? Journeying through life can often be confusing & challenging. Life is all about connection to ourselves, a spouse, families or Creator. Connection takes work! So, when we've run out of resources to deal with issues, we often feel lost. I'm passionate about supporting individuals, couples, & families address challenges associated with life & trauma, because nobody effortlessly waltzes into great relationships.
(602) 878-7139 View (602) 878-7139
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Angela Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in sex/love/relationship issues, and dysfunctional ways we relate to partners.
As a meadows trained, sex therapist, and trauma specialist, I dive deeply into childhood issues helping you discover the root causes of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sex addiction, and dysfunctional relationship patterns (such as the love addicted/love avoidant pattern), and attachment styles. Learn about how to heal from toxic relationships, narcissistic partners, trauma and codependency. Learn about the root of dysfunctional thinking patterns and how trauma shapes how you attach to others, who you date and what you attract.
I specialize in sex/love/relationship issues, and dysfunctional ways we relate to partners.
As a meadows trained, sex therapist, and trauma specialist, I dive deeply into childhood issues helping you discover the root causes of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, sex addiction, and dysfunctional relationship patterns (such as the love addicted/love avoidant pattern), and attachment styles. Learn about how to heal from toxic relationships, narcissistic partners, trauma and codependency. Learn about the root of dysfunctional thinking patterns and how trauma shapes how you attach to others, who you date and what you attract.
(602) 932-0976 View (602) 932-0976
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Mallory Lakin
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032
The number one indicator of success in therapy is always the relationship between the therapist and the client.
I believe that all of your emotions are valid and important. Together, we can find ways for you to work through your most challenging emotions, rather than getting over them. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I am here to empower you to lean into the strengths you already possess and reach your fullest potential.
The number one indicator of success in therapy is always the relationship between the therapist and the client.
I believe that all of your emotions are valid and important. Together, we can find ways for you to work through your most challenging emotions, rather than getting over them. I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I am here to empower you to lean into the strengths you already possess and reach your fullest potential.
(602) 693-0587 View (602) 693-0587
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Janis N Davila
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of individuals that includes children, teens, adults, parents, families, and couples.
Welcome to your safe space. I have a strong passion for the counseling profession, as well as a desire to empower and advocate for every single client. I am a counselor who supports clients in overcoming their challenges. As a counselor, it is my role to assist clients towards meeting their goals while also providing an encouraging environment while we work together. Clients can express themselves freely while I ensure every counseling session is a safe space and place for them. As a counselor, I strive to build the best client and counselor relationship possible.
I work with a wide range of individuals that includes children, teens, adults, parents, families, and couples.
Welcome to your safe space. I have a strong passion for the counseling profession, as well as a desire to empower and advocate for every single client. I am a counselor who supports clients in overcoming their challenges. As a counselor, it is my role to assist clients towards meeting their goals while also providing an encouraging environment while we work together. Clients can express themselves freely while I ensure every counseling session is a safe space and place for them. As a counselor, I strive to build the best client and counselor relationship possible.
(602) 780-0475 View (602) 780-0475
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Briana Stonelake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027  (Online Only)
New Client Availability. We partner with you to gain clarity, confidence and connected relationships. We help people gain greater success through transforming relationships, overcoming trauma, and mastering mindsets. We help you get unstuck and gain momentum towards the life you want. Through equipping you to address past and present difficulties, it will decrease stress, improve relationships, and find your deeper purpose in life. We will work together to develop tools to improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and help you get freedom for a healthier, happier life. Your next level is around the corner.
New Client Availability. We partner with you to gain clarity, confidence and connected relationships. We help people gain greater success through transforming relationships, overcoming trauma, and mastering mindsets. We help you get unstuck and gain momentum towards the life you want. Through equipping you to address past and present difficulties, it will decrease stress, improve relationships, and find your deeper purpose in life. We will work together to develop tools to improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and help you get freedom for a healthier, happier life. Your next level is around the corner.
(480) 637-5388 View (480) 637-5388
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Dr. Dwan Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85022
I am certified in anxiety and trauma (EMDR). I am also a relationship expert with a PhD in marriage and family therapy and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-S, LICSW). I have over 19 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Many of my clients choose alternative methods for dealing with anxiety and depression instead of prescription medication. I am also a certified herbalist and a practitioner of yoga. I'm not just EMDR "trained", but also certified with advanced hours in trauma. Best times to reach me for a free phone consultation - before 10 am, between 1-2:00 and after 6 pm.
I am certified in anxiety and trauma (EMDR). I am also a relationship expert with a PhD in marriage and family therapy and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-S, LICSW). I have over 19 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups, and families. Many of my clients choose alternative methods for dealing with anxiety and depression instead of prescription medication. I am also a certified herbalist and a practitioner of yoga. I'm not just EMDR "trained", but also certified with advanced hours in trauma. Best times to reach me for a free phone consultation - before 10 am, between 1-2:00 and after 6 pm.
(520) 200-3830 View (520) 200-3830
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Teena Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
I am deeply devoted to assisting couples who are confronted with daunting obstacles, including infidelity, addiction, trauma, emotional distance, intimacy struggles, communication issues, and lost connections. Moreover, my therapeutic services focus on effectively resolving conflicts within other significant relationships like those involving parents and adult children or dear friends.
I am deeply devoted to assisting couples who are confronted with daunting obstacles, including infidelity, addiction, trauma, emotional distance, intimacy struggles, communication issues, and lost connections. Moreover, my therapeutic services focus on effectively resolving conflicts within other significant relationships like those involving parents and adult children or dear friends.
(602) 806-7763 View (602) 806-7763
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Karyn Romo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85044  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and groups and strive to provide caring, client-centered, relation-based therapy.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. I believe that the therapeutic journey can be an important part of helping you understand those experiences. I am passionate for getting to know people and providing support as you navigate through transitions in life. I desire to help individuals build healthy self-esteem, heal from traumatic experiences, and live a purposeful life. Life moves forward quickly and we are served best by finding what works, modifying what doesn't, and incorporating those changes to achieve our goals.
I work with individuals, couples, and groups and strive to provide caring, client-centered, relation-based therapy.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. I believe that the therapeutic journey can be an important part of helping you understand those experiences. I am passionate for getting to know people and providing support as you navigate through transitions in life. I desire to help individuals build healthy self-esteem, heal from traumatic experiences, and live a purposeful life. Life moves forward quickly and we are served best by finding what works, modifying what doesn't, and incorporating those changes to achieve our goals.
(602) 483-4977 View (602) 483-4977
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Born Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
We provide EMDR intensives, couples retreats, and family retreats designed to increase connection, build empathy and balance, and create goals to support individuals and families.
Welcome to Born Counseling. Seeking counseling is a big, bold move. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to a better life. Here, we celebrate boldness because we know that your past- no matter what it holds- does not have to define your future. You can be yourself, share the hard things, and we will be right there with you, helping to shine a light in your darkest places so you can heal.
We provide EMDR intensives, couples retreats, and family retreats designed to increase connection, build empathy and balance, and create goals to support individuals and families.
Welcome to Born Counseling. Seeking counseling is a big, bold move. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey to a better life. Here, we celebrate boldness because we know that your past- no matter what it holds- does not have to define your future. You can be yourself, share the hard things, and we will be right there with you, helping to shine a light in your darkest places so you can heal.
(480) 771-3083 View (480) 771-3083
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Teri L Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSCC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85041  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are searching for peace for themselves and their relationships with others. My specialty is working with survivors of trauma, abuse, deprivations, and loss. I work with women's issues and offer a Women's Healing Workshop.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are searching for peace for themselves and their relationships with others. My specialty is working with survivors of trauma, abuse, deprivations, and loss. I work with women's issues and offer a Women's Healing Workshop.
(602) 714-8982 View (602) 714-8982
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Jenny Billiard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Immediate Openings! Supporting clients to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. The goal is to develop an environment where you feel comfortable to share and be transparent in order to focus on your personal growth. I believe that every individual has the capacity for personal growth and the personal strengths to bring about change in their lives. My hope is to create a space where you can pause, reflect and create that change.
Immediate Openings! Supporting clients to overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. The goal is to develop an environment where you feel comfortable to share and be transparent in order to focus on your personal growth. I believe that every individual has the capacity for personal growth and the personal strengths to bring about change in their lives. My hope is to create a space where you can pause, reflect and create that change.
(602) 878-8391 View (602) 878-8391
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Anna H. Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028
I have a special place in my heart for working with children, teens and their families, and couples.
Hi, I'm Anna! I am passionate about people and relationships. I am licensed in both WA and AZ. As a seasoned LMFT, I have extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, families, and couples that want support with transitions, affected others of substance use, identity, personal growth, relationships, depression/anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, Autism, OCD, and school. I work from a neurodiverse affirming practice/lens and work a lot with neurodiverse clients and their families. My clients want a safe place to feel seen, known and understood. They also want practical tools to help them navigate life challenges.
I have a special place in my heart for working with children, teens and their families, and couples.
Hi, I'm Anna! I am passionate about people and relationships. I am licensed in both WA and AZ. As a seasoned LMFT, I have extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, families, and couples that want support with transitions, affected others of substance use, identity, personal growth, relationships, depression/anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, Autism, OCD, and school. I work from a neurodiverse affirming practice/lens and work a lot with neurodiverse clients and their families. My clients want a safe place to feel seen, known and understood. They also want practical tools to help them navigate life challenges.
(480) 269-1494 View (480) 269-1494
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Kim Vahjen
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85029
I believe trust is the foundation of any therapeutic relationship.
Now accepting new clients in person and virtually! I've worked in various roles in the medical field since 2014 and have worked with various populations from adolescents to geriatrics.
I believe trust is the foundation of any therapeutic relationship.
Now accepting new clients in person and virtually! I've worked in various roles in the medical field since 2014 and have worked with various populations from adolescents to geriatrics.
(623) 267-0706 View (623) 267-0706
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Nicole Rizkallah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MALA, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families to heal emotional wounds.
Raised with values of honesty, hospitality, and humor, I recognize the importance of meeting you precisely where you are. Every person carries stories about their identity, shaped by their families and the world around them. I have personally navigated my own history and intergenerational trauma, reclaiming parts of myself that were lost and shedding the burdens that were never mine to carry. As a therapist, my path toward this profession has been deeply entwined with my own personal longing for meaning and purpose.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families to heal emotional wounds.
Raised with values of honesty, hospitality, and humor, I recognize the importance of meeting you precisely where you are. Every person carries stories about their identity, shaped by their families and the world around them. I have personally navigated my own history and intergenerational trauma, reclaiming parts of myself that were lost and shedding the burdens that were never mine to carry. As a therapist, my path toward this profession has been deeply entwined with my own personal longing for meaning and purpose.
(480) 571-1061 View (480) 571-1061
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Diana Ibarra
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Welcome! I am a Phoenix native with an extensive history of working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of backgrounds. My experience includes depressive and anxiety related disorders, mood and personality disorders, substance abuse, SMI, and trauma related needs as well as individual and relationship counseling. I believe in a person-centered approach with the flexibility required to provide each person unique and personalized care to match their goals. Some of my preferred modalities include CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Welcome! I am a Phoenix native with an extensive history of working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of backgrounds. My experience includes depressive and anxiety related disorders, mood and personality disorders, substance abuse, SMI, and trauma related needs as well as individual and relationship counseling. I believe in a person-centered approach with the flexibility required to provide each person unique and personalized care to match their goals. Some of my preferred modalities include CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and motivational interviewing.
(623) 343-3269 View (623) 343-3269
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Sara Toenies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CISTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85003  (Online Only)
Some of my therapeutic interventions are CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed best practices such as EMDR and TF-CBT, Couples Counseling, Sex in Couples Counseling, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
Some of my therapeutic interventions are CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed best practices such as EMDR and TF-CBT, Couples Counseling, Sex in Couples Counseling, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. I’m glad you landed here and took the hardest step to feeling better and getting the support you need. Do you want to understand why you may be feeling stuck? I will help you navigate your life and get you back to a more balanced place of joy, purpose, and fulfillment. Some of the areas I focus on are managing anxiety, depression, relationship betrayal, family conflict, grief and loss, trauma, or struggling to manage day to day life. I’m looking forward to working with you!
(602) 854-8522 View (602) 854-8522
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Mike Rehm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I am privileged to meet with individuals/couples who are impacted by less-than-nurturing relationships and environments leading to challenges in relating to self and others. Expertise: working with couples, trauma and abuse. Training includes EFT (emotionally focused therapy for couples) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
I am privileged to meet with individuals/couples who are impacted by less-than-nurturing relationships and environments leading to challenges in relating to self and others. Expertise: working with couples, trauma and abuse. Training includes EFT (emotionally focused therapy for couples) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
(602) 483-6292 View (602) 483-6292
Irene Margaret DiNublia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Irene is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) with over 18 years of working with families and children. She utilizes a strength-based trauma-informed approach and is passionate about early childhood mental health, the parent/child relationship, attachment & trauma healing, and recovery. Irene offers a safe non-judgmental environment using a variety of methods that will meet the individual needs of the children, families, or adult seeking help. Irene offers Parent-Child relationship therapy, Child/Parent Psychotherapy, EMDR for adults and children. Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Irene is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) with over 18 years of working with families and children. She utilizes a strength-based trauma-informed approach and is passionate about early childhood mental health, the parent/child relationship, attachment & trauma healing, and recovery. Irene offers a safe non-judgmental environment using a variety of methods that will meet the individual needs of the children, families, or adult seeking help. Irene offers Parent-Child relationship therapy, Child/Parent Psychotherapy, EMDR for adults and children. Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(623) 304-0881 View (623) 304-0881
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Phoenix Foundations Recovery/ Patrick Varney PLLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, MS, LISAC, LAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Accepting New Clients! Serving Arizona Families, Couples & Individuals, Specializing in Addictions, Process Addictions & Mental Health Issues. Today can be the beginning of Change, “Let’s Get Started”. If you are feeling distressed and frustrated over having lost some or all control over gambling, shopping, obsessive & compulsive behaviors, sex, alcohol, cannabis, or other substances in your life or the lives of loved ones? Are you feeling despair, isolation, anxiety, loneliness or depression? " Let's start Healing Today".
Accepting New Clients! Serving Arizona Families, Couples & Individuals, Specializing in Addictions, Process Addictions & Mental Health Issues. Today can be the beginning of Change, “Let’s Get Started”. If you are feeling distressed and frustrated over having lost some or all control over gambling, shopping, obsessive & compulsive behaviors, sex, alcohol, cannabis, or other substances in your life or the lives of loved ones? Are you feeling despair, isolation, anxiety, loneliness or depression? " Let's start Healing Today".
(623) 323-3260 View (623) 323-3260
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Cindy Matcha
Counselor, MEd, MAPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016  (Online Only)
My professional experience includes work with individuals, couples and families in clinical private practice, outpatient programs, Montessori education and mental health consultation.
I enjoy working with people to reach solutions toward a more emotionally balanced and fulfilling life. It can be difficult to acknowledge that an area in your life feels overwhelming. Perhaps it is a feeling of being stuck and wanting more. I work with individuals to identify what patterns in thinking, feeling or behavior have become problematic. It is my privilege to work with clients in discovering what they really want for their life.
My professional experience includes work with individuals, couples and families in clinical private practice, outpatient programs, Montessori education and mental health consultation.
I enjoy working with people to reach solutions toward a more emotionally balanced and fulfilling life. It can be difficult to acknowledge that an area in your life feels overwhelming. Perhaps it is a feeling of being stuck and wanting more. I work with individuals to identify what patterns in thinking, feeling or behavior have become problematic. It is my privilege to work with clients in discovering what they really want for their life.
(602) 881-2999 View (602) 881-2999

Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.