Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens & Online

  • Are you constantly worried about your relationship and marriage?
  • Are you struggling to connect with your partner?
  • Do you feel like communication is an issue in your relationship?
  • Have you or your partner had an affair or another trust issue and need help coping with it?
  • Do you feel like your partner doesn’t understand you and doesn’t value your emotions and opinions?

If you find yourself unhappy or dissatisfied in your marriage, it might be time to get help.

You Are Not Alone in experiencing relationship problems

Relationship problems are common.  Every couple experiences them; however different couples cope with them differently. Some couples cope by yelling and screaming.  Other couples cope by withdrawing from each other and not addressing the problems.

One of the most common patterns we see in our office is where one partner wants to make things work and the other partner appears to be withdrawn from the relationship.  This leaves the person who wants to make it work feel burnt out.

A lot of times, the individuals in the relationship have unspoken needs they haven’t really understood how to express.  It can be complicated being in a relationship and maintaining some sense of individuality. Many times, we find that couples need to learn to express their needs to their partners in order for the relationship to work.

When unmet needs go unexpressed, it can lead to things like infidelity, emotional affairs, addictions, constant fighting and other unhealthy coping techniques.

With Couples Therapy, your relationship can find it’s way again

Couples Counseling is an effective treatment for relationship problems; whether you are dating, getting married or have been married (even for a long time).  During couples counseling, you will learn tools to get your marriage back on track.  You will learn healthy communication strategies that will lead to greater harmony within your relationship.

We use the research based Gottman Method Couples Counseling and Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling in order to help our clients build the relationship they have been wanting. We can help you find the best Davie & Wellington Couples Counselor or the best Broward County and Palm Beach County Marriage Counselor to work with you on improving your marriage.

As long as you and your partner are willing to commit to couples counseling and to your sessions, you can begin to improve communication, increase intimacy and rekindle the spark you once had.

Many couples report that going to marriage counseling or couples therapy saved their relationship. They share that going to couples counseling helped them to have a wonderful relationship.  Most couples wait seven years until they get help. You don’t have to wait that long to get the help you need for your relationship.

What is the Gottman Method?

From The Gottman Institute:

The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Couples who enter into Gottman Method Couples Therapy begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention.

A conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner are conducted. Couples complete questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.

Check out the online assessment tool the Gottman Relationship Checkup. Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Affective Software, Inc., and The Gottman Institute, this online couples assessment tool automatically scores a relationship’s strengths and challenges and provides specific recommendations for intervention.

Therapeutic Framework
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.

Therapeutic Interventions
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.

What if we aren’t married?

Being married isn’t a prerequisite for attending couples counseling.  In fact, we recommend that couples receive counseling prior to getting married, in the form of premarital counseling.

If you aren’t married and need help in your relationship, we are here to help.  We see couples of all shapes and sizes.  We see couples in a variety of types of relationships, including same sex marriages, newer relationships, couples who have been married for over 40 years, couples who have polyamorous relationships and couples who never want to get married but want to be in a committed relationship.

What if my partner doesn’t want to change?

 When given the chance, both partners generally open up and share their view of the relationship problems. Marriage Counseling allows for each party to have their turn.  Many people fear the Couples Counselor will take sides.  The beginning part of couples therapy works on allowing each party to share their stories and to feel a part of the process.  If you and your partner are truly ready for things to be different, change will occur.

Will treatment be expensive and take years?

 Couples Counseling is going to be specialized and personalized to your relationship needs. Each couple is given a treatment plan that they will work on in conjunction with your marriage therapist. Most people find some relief from their symptoms in about 8 sessions.  We offer a competitive private pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out of network.

Caring Therapists of Broward and Caring Therapists of Palm Beach offers superb Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Pre-Marital Counseling

We are proud to have highly rated reviews on Google and Facebook. We are committed to providing you with 5 star treatment based on evidenced based practices.

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You Can Get Help For Your Marriage and Relationship Today!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment or get any of your questions answered, please call our office at 954-378-5381 for Broward and 561-223-1066 for Palm Beach or send us an email at

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For adults, we specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, couples counseling, college students, psychological testing, women’s issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

For children and teens, we specialize in play therapy, anxiety, depression, mood management, ADHD, ADHD evaluations, trauma therapy, gifted evaluations, teen counseling and social skills therapy.

We service all of Broward County, including Pembroke PinesMiramarHollywoodCooper CityDavie, PlantationSouthwest Ranches, Coral Springs, and Weston.

We service all of Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach & Palm Beach Gardens, including WellingtonRoyal Palm BeachPalm Beach GardensWest Palm BeachLoxahatcheeBoynton BeachWestlake, and Lake Worth.