Couples Counseling Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Kaitlyn King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
We all experience some combination of painful experiences and traumas just by making our way through life, and these experiences can lead you to construct a story of yourself that is anything but empowering. My goal is to mirror your strengths and your worth back to you— to remind you of the truth, despite what your parents, partners, friends, church, and society have told you. Through a creative, holistic blend of art and talk therapy, I support my clients (individuals, families and couples) to integrate mind, body and spirit in service of deeper healing, connection, and personal + collective growth.
We all experience some combination of painful experiences and traumas just by making our way through life, and these experiences can lead you to construct a story of yourself that is anything but empowering. My goal is to mirror your strengths and your worth back to you— to remind you of the truth, despite what your parents, partners, friends, church, and society have told you. Through a creative, holistic blend of art and talk therapy, I support my clients (individuals, families and couples) to integrate mind, body and spirit in service of deeper healing, connection, and personal + collective growth.
(615) 205-7485 View (615) 205-7485
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Roxanne Hallisey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC, MHSP, (Temp), NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37220
Throughout my life, I've formed connections with people from all walks of life, nurturing a deep appreciation for the tapestry of human connection and the beauty of our unique differences. In the moments when we experience empathy and awe within our connections, we discover the potential for growth, self-awareness, and healing, even when life presents its most challenging moments. My therapy approach is centered around you. It's about facilitating healing through relationship, making meaning through self-awareness, and finding your unique strengths to help you live authentically.
Throughout my life, I've formed connections with people from all walks of life, nurturing a deep appreciation for the tapestry of human connection and the beauty of our unique differences. In the moments when we experience empathy and awe within our connections, we discover the potential for growth, self-awareness, and healing, even when life presents its most challenging moments. My therapy approach is centered around you. It's about facilitating healing through relationship, making meaning through self-awareness, and finding your unique strengths to help you live authentically.
(615) 709-9425 View (615) 709-9425
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Dhruvi Kakkad
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Whether you are anxious, experiencing a major life transition, or struggling in a relationship, therapy can provide a wonderful opportunity to find relief and make meaningful changes. Together, we will work on uncovering the barriers holding you back, help you develop new ways of relating to yourself and others, and find greater peace in your day-to-day life. The goal is to turn down the noise that distracts you and makes you feel stuck so you can focus on what’s meaningful and fulfilling in your life.
Whether you are anxious, experiencing a major life transition, or struggling in a relationship, therapy can provide a wonderful opportunity to find relief and make meaningful changes. Together, we will work on uncovering the barriers holding you back, help you develop new ways of relating to yourself and others, and find greater peace in your day-to-day life. The goal is to turn down the noise that distracts you and makes you feel stuck so you can focus on what’s meaningful and fulfilling in your life.
(615) 861-1521 View (615) 861-1521
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Katie Vacanti-Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
My heart is set on helping professionals like you—those who are managing the pressures and complexities of ambitious careers. Whether it’s through individual therapy or working with couples, I’m here to support your journey towards a healthier, more balanced life. I primarily work with adults and couples, guiding them through challenges like complex family dynamics, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, religious trauma, and ADHD. My foundational belief is that we're all doing the best we can with what we have. As a partner in your journey, I bring an array of tools and skills, hoping to make your path a little easier to navigate.
My heart is set on helping professionals like you—those who are managing the pressures and complexities of ambitious careers. Whether it’s through individual therapy or working with couples, I’m here to support your journey towards a healthier, more balanced life. I primarily work with adults and couples, guiding them through challenges like complex family dynamics, boundary setting, anxiety, depression, religious trauma, and ADHD. My foundational belief is that we're all doing the best we can with what we have. As a partner in your journey, I bring an array of tools and skills, hoping to make your path a little easier to navigate.
(615) 543-5129 View (615) 543-5129
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Claire Mullen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
At the Institute, I provide high-quality mental health and relationship care services at a price that is well below that of many other therapists ($60-$150 per session).
This private practice is unlike many others. I am a pre-licensed clinical fellow at The Briggs Institute, Inc. Therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, which holds its graduates to the highest standards in the field. Because we practice under the supervision of the Lipscomb MFT program core faculty, we remain connected to academia. This means our work is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most other private practice therapists cannot easily access.
At the Institute, I provide high-quality mental health and relationship care services at a price that is well below that of many other therapists ($60-$150 per session).
This private practice is unlike many others. I am a pre-licensed clinical fellow at The Briggs Institute, Inc. Therapists at the Institute are graduates of Lipscomb University's Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program, which holds its graduates to the highest standards in the field. Because we practice under the supervision of the Lipscomb MFT program core faculty, we remain connected to academia. This means our work is informed by state-of-the-art scientific research that most other private practice therapists cannot easily access.
(615) 819-5558 View (615) 819-5558
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Shelly Steel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I am Gottman trained for couples/family work and am also a Prepare/Enrich pre-marital counselor.
I am a Certified Grief Educator , trained by David Kessler. I was honored to be contracted by the TV show "THE DOCTORS" to work with one of their case studies. I have completed Levels 1-3 of Gottman Training for couples. I practice eclectic therapy styles to meet clients within their comfort zone. My trauma therapy techniques include EMDR and Brainspotting. I have been in practice since 2009. I love what I do so I am a big believer in continuous trainings that will make me the best that I can be.
I am Gottman trained for couples/family work and am also a Prepare/Enrich pre-marital counselor.
I am a Certified Grief Educator , trained by David Kessler. I was honored to be contracted by the TV show "THE DOCTORS" to work with one of their case studies. I have completed Levels 1-3 of Gottman Training for couples. I practice eclectic therapy styles to meet clients within their comfort zone. My trauma therapy techniques include EMDR and Brainspotting. I have been in practice since 2009. I love what I do so I am a big believer in continuous trainings that will make me the best that I can be.
(615) 538-5449 View (615) 538-5449
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Madison Gentry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I am a psychodynamic-focused therapist, which means, I operate from the mindset that a person’s past, specifically their upbringing, affects your current reality, your relationship with others and relationship with yourself.
Here’s the bad news: now more than ever, there is an epidemic of pain and loneliness. More and more people report feeling isolated and depressed within the most recent years. This can be extremely emotionally painful and debilitating. You may be seeking therapy right now to relive that emotional pain. But here’s the good news: You do not have to stay stuck in this pain. There is help available for you and all who want to heal. Therapy is one of those avenues, and it is hard but worthwhile and rewarding work.
I am a psychodynamic-focused therapist, which means, I operate from the mindset that a person’s past, specifically their upbringing, affects your current reality, your relationship with others and relationship with yourself.
Here’s the bad news: now more than ever, there is an epidemic of pain and loneliness. More and more people report feeling isolated and depressed within the most recent years. This can be extremely emotionally painful and debilitating. You may be seeking therapy right now to relive that emotional pain. But here’s the good news: You do not have to stay stuck in this pain. There is help available for you and all who want to heal. Therapy is one of those avenues, and it is hard but worthwhile and rewarding work.
(615) 716-0281 View (615) 716-0281
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Alice Sanderlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP, S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Relationship conflict can feel frustrating and hopeless. I help individuals stop having the same argument and avoid repeating negative patterns. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, and families needing crisis support to address conflict, rebuild trust, and gain tools for improving communication and connection. Specifically, I work with people who are experiencing life transitions, experiencing loss or grieving, struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship wounds.
Relationship conflict can feel frustrating and hopeless. I help individuals stop having the same argument and avoid repeating negative patterns. In my practice I work with individuals, couples, and families needing crisis support to address conflict, rebuild trust, and gain tools for improving communication and connection. Specifically, I work with people who are experiencing life transitions, experiencing loss or grieving, struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship wounds.
(615) 502-1626 View (615) 502-1626
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Jamila J Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
With diverse individual and group counseling experience including work with adult survivors of trauma, at-risk youth, couples in crisis and families in turmoil, Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is able to encourage change that allows people to identify and stand in their truth and be their best self.
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
With diverse individual and group counseling experience including work with adult survivors of trauma, at-risk youth, couples in crisis and families in turmoil, Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is able to encourage change that allows people to identify and stand in their truth and be their best self.
No one is exempt from hardship, struggle, stress or difficulty. In this life we all experience situations and circumstances that are at times beyond our control. I wholeheartedly believe that we are all born with the ability to heal ourselves but that at times we could use a helping hand. Everyone needs a safe supportive space that will allow them to reconnect with themselves. Everyone needs a place that nurtures a sense of emotional well-being and that will allow them to more openly explore pain, release blocks and heal wounds. Nashville Emotional Wellness (NEW) Counseling is this place.
(615) 455-3383 View (615) 455-3383
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Matt Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37208
I enjoy working with individuals, couples/partners, and families, and count diversity and difference as integral to communal and personal health.
Hi, I’m Matt (he/him). I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I think a lot about how relationships shape our experience. This certainly includes relationships with partners, family, and friends, but also our relationships with self and the systems in which we live. Finding balance and harmony in these relationships can be challenging, if not overwhelming. I count it as a joy and privilege to be invited to ally with you in this pursuit.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples/partners, and families, and count diversity and difference as integral to communal and personal health.
Hi, I’m Matt (he/him). I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I think a lot about how relationships shape our experience. This certainly includes relationships with partners, family, and friends, but also our relationships with self and the systems in which we live. Finding balance and harmony in these relationships can be challenging, if not overwhelming. I count it as a joy and privilege to be invited to ally with you in this pursuit.
(615) 239-0090 View (615) 239-0090
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Johnathan A Johnson
Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
I also enjoy working with other issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and communication concerns.
I believe that in order to be healthy and happy, the individual must be focused on growth and change. If you are not healthy or happy, then change is needed. However, several factors complicate this simple truth. We give too much or allow our power to be stolen rather than exchanged; Fear, anger, and sadness can override logic and wisdom. How we act and think affects our experience of reality. I work clients to help increase their sense of self-direction, align their behaviors with their goals, and replace the negative thoughts and behaviors with a more positive perspective.
I also enjoy working with other issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and communication concerns.
I believe that in order to be healthy and happy, the individual must be focused on growth and change. If you are not healthy or happy, then change is needed. However, several factors complicate this simple truth. We give too much or allow our power to be stolen rather than exchanged; Fear, anger, and sadness can override logic and wisdom. How we act and think affects our experience of reality. I work clients to help increase their sense of self-direction, align their behaviors with their goals, and replace the negative thoughts and behaviors with a more positive perspective.
(615) 442-7022 View (615) 442-7022
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Samantha Jervey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
From personal experience, I know that finding the right therapist can take time and energy - two things that often feel far away when you're navigating overwhelming burnout, grief, and/or life changes. Or perhaps asking for help feels incredibly foreign and you're the one who's used to having it together... though that's a testament to your strength, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to shoulder that burden alone. It is my hope that the therapeutic relationship can serve as a place where your body, mind, and spirit can rest, reattune, and find renewed strength for the journey ahead.
From personal experience, I know that finding the right therapist can take time and energy - two things that often feel far away when you're navigating overwhelming burnout, grief, and/or life changes. Or perhaps asking for help feels incredibly foreign and you're the one who's used to having it together... though that's a testament to your strength, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to shoulder that burden alone. It is my hope that the therapeutic relationship can serve as a place where your body, mind, and spirit can rest, reattune, and find renewed strength for the journey ahead.
(615) 703-5837 View (615) 703-5837
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Heather Schow
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Waitlist for new clients
I also believe relationship is key and finding the right therapist for YOU makes all the difference.
I am so glad you have decided to take the brave step to start therapy! My goal is to give you a safe and accepting environment where we can work together to help you create the life you want to live. I believe many of our childhood experiences significantly affect how we think and what we do as we become adults and as your therapist, I will be a source of empathy and understanding as you work to process your thoughts and emotions. Ultimately, my hope is that our work together will promote you living an authentic life where you can embrace who you are, find healing, and experience personal growth.
I also believe relationship is key and finding the right therapist for YOU makes all the difference.
I am so glad you have decided to take the brave step to start therapy! My goal is to give you a safe and accepting environment where we can work together to help you create the life you want to live. I believe many of our childhood experiences significantly affect how we think and what we do as we become adults and as your therapist, I will be a source of empathy and understanding as you work to process your thoughts and emotions. Ultimately, my hope is that our work together will promote you living an authentic life where you can embrace who you are, find healing, and experience personal growth.
(615) 623-8887 View (615) 623-8887
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Alex Van Fleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
I am passionate about working with couples (dating, pre-marital, married) and families (parenting issues).
Let's be honest, relationships are hard work! Therapy takes intentional effort, vulnerability and persistence to bring about meaningful change in our lives. Before that change can occur, we must first learn what is going on. I want to help you identify the negative patterns in your life and provide tools to replace them with new life-giving actions and transforming truths to bring about healing and restoration in your relationships. Change is possible!
I am passionate about working with couples (dating, pre-marital, married) and families (parenting issues).
Let's be honest, relationships are hard work! Therapy takes intentional effort, vulnerability and persistence to bring about meaningful change in our lives. Before that change can occur, we must first learn what is going on. I want to help you identify the negative patterns in your life and provide tools to replace them with new life-giving actions and transforming truths to bring about healing and restoration in your relationships. Change is possible!
(615) 544-6068 View (615) 544-6068
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Jazzmin Cohen Psyd
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on various issues. Some of the specific areas I excel at are with clients looking to conquer life's obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During our time together, I will create a supportive environment and assist you in establishing goals and skills needed to achieve your desired lifestyle.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on various issues. Some of the specific areas I excel at are with clients looking to conquer life's obstacles caused by trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. During our time together, I will create a supportive environment and assist you in establishing goals and skills needed to achieve your desired lifestyle.
(615) 909-2384 View (615) 909-2384
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Jessie Risman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I offer both individual and couples therapy.
I am passionate about the heart and deeply committed to seeing you live more fully by engaging yours. Because your needs are as unique and valuable as your story, my therapy is grounded in Person-Centered Theory. I trust you to be the expert on your own life, and thus the expert in the room. My approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-informed. While drawing from Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, my focus remains on the most powerful tool, the relationship. From my own healing journey, I have come to believe we're wounded in the context of relationship, and we heal in relationship, too.
I offer both individual and couples therapy.
I am passionate about the heart and deeply committed to seeing you live more fully by engaging yours. Because your needs are as unique and valuable as your story, my therapy is grounded in Person-Centered Theory. I trust you to be the expert on your own life, and thus the expert in the room. My approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-informed. While drawing from Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR and Play and Expressive Arts Therapy, my focus remains on the most powerful tool, the relationship. From my own healing journey, I have come to believe we're wounded in the context of relationship, and we heal in relationship, too.
(615) 205-8130 View (615) 205-8130
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Jordan Fye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in working with individuals who face challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship trauma, social anxiety, family dynamics, and more.
Each of us navigates our unique set of experiences. Some carry deep-rooted trauma, while others grapple with the everyday complexities of 'normal' life. At times, we might downplay our struggles, thinking that someone out there has it worse than we do. It's a common sentiment, and if you've ever felt this way, you're not alone.
I specialize in working with individuals who face challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship trauma, social anxiety, family dynamics, and more.
Each of us navigates our unique set of experiences. Some carry deep-rooted trauma, while others grapple with the everyday complexities of 'normal' life. At times, we might downplay our struggles, thinking that someone out there has it worse than we do. It's a common sentiment, and if you've ever felt this way, you're not alone.
(629) 468-3509 View (629) 468-3509
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Sarah E Gates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
The formation of a positive therapeutic relationship is the basis of successful treatment.
Choosing a psychotherapist is a very important decision. Talking to someone new about yourself can be intimidating. I provide a setting that is comfortable, safe, and completely confidential. I ask what brings you to see me and what kind of help you feel you need. Sometimes it can be helpful to interview other professionals. Finding a good match is essential and my interest is always in what is best for the client. I do my best to make treatment recommendations and provide services most likely to help you.
The formation of a positive therapeutic relationship is the basis of successful treatment.
Choosing a psychotherapist is a very important decision. Talking to someone new about yourself can be intimidating. I provide a setting that is comfortable, safe, and completely confidential. I ask what brings you to see me and what kind of help you feel you need. Sometimes it can be helpful to interview other professionals. Finding a good match is essential and my interest is always in what is best for the client. I do my best to make treatment recommendations and provide services most likely to help you.
(615) 745-9997 View (615) 745-9997
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Cynthia P Lucas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
I work with individuals and couples using CBT, interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR among other techniques. Interests include trauma, anxiety, relationships issues, family of origin issues, and how coping strategies to manage past situations may be tripping us up currently. I am skillful at helping clients find new solutions when they hit impasses. I strive to provide a collaborative, healing relationship where clients can unlearn, relearn, or learn anew as appropriate to be able to experience their full range of emotions and live without too much of their energy being tied up in the past. Humor is often useful in our journey.
I work with individuals and couples using CBT, interpersonal psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR among other techniques. Interests include trauma, anxiety, relationships issues, family of origin issues, and how coping strategies to manage past situations may be tripping us up currently. I am skillful at helping clients find new solutions when they hit impasses. I strive to provide a collaborative, healing relationship where clients can unlearn, relearn, or learn anew as appropriate to be able to experience their full range of emotions and live without too much of their energy being tied up in the past. Humor is often useful in our journey.
(615) 933-2703 View (615) 933-2703
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Kyra Rane Weyenberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Whether you are burdened with grief, trauma, life transitions, or relationship conflict, I will meet you with acceptance and warmth.
Life feels burdensome. You struggle to keep up with its demands and changes, and often feel overwhelmed. Your relationships feel distressing and distant, and you’re not sure how to make this work anymore. You've experienced loss, and the pain is challenging to manage. It’s an endless cycle leaving you feeling alone and stuck. You want the chaos to quiet, the joy to return, and the darkness to lift. I believe there’s a way through heartache and pain. Let’s uncover hope and healing together.
Whether you are burdened with grief, trauma, life transitions, or relationship conflict, I will meet you with acceptance and warmth.
Life feels burdensome. You struggle to keep up with its demands and changes, and often feel overwhelmed. Your relationships feel distressing and distant, and you’re not sure how to make this work anymore. You've experienced loss, and the pain is challenging to manage. It’s an endless cycle leaving you feeling alone and stuck. You want the chaos to quiet, the joy to return, and the darkness to lift. I believe there’s a way through heartache and pain. Let’s uncover hope and healing together.
(615) 558-8548 View (615) 558-8548
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.