Couples Therapy in
Boulder, CO

Welcome to North Boulder Counseling, where we have therapists who specialize in helping couples build healthier, happier relationships.

We know that all are challenging sometimes and that seeking professional guidance is the key to resolving conflicts and building ever stronger connections. Our dedicated team of therapists is here to support you and your partner on your journey to a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship.

Why Choose Couples Counseling?

Couples counseling (marriage therapy/counseling) is a powerful tool for addressing a wide range of challenges that couples may face throughout their journey together. Here are some of the common struggles that couples counseling can help with:

  1. Communication Issues: Effective communication is the foundation of any successful relationship. Couples counseling can teach you and your partner how to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully, leading to better understanding and connection. Communication that is effective even in the intense part of an intimate relationship takes a significant amount of self awareness, trust and commitment. These things rarely arrive in an ideal constellation without some outside support. We can help.


  2. Conflict Resolution: Every relationship encounters conflicts. Couples counseling equips you with valuable conflict resolution skills to manage disagreements constructively and prevent them from escalating into destructive patterns. You know that adage ‘it takes two to tango’, the reality is that everyone is in a relationship with needs they don’t fully understand or know how to communicate well. Your therapist can help you get clear on what you want, how to communicate it to your partner and how to get those needs met and help you meet their needs as well.


  3. Trust and Infidelity: Trust is foundational in all relationships. There are many ways that trust can be damaged or may fail to be established in long term relationships. Rebuilding trust after infidelity is one way we can help address trust issues. It is often a complex process. Our therapists can guide you through this difficult journey, helping you and your partner heal and reconnect.
  1. Intimacy and Connection: Over time, couples may experience a decrease in emotional or physical intimacy. Couples counseling can help you rediscover the closeness and connection that initially drew you together.

  2. Parenting and Family Dynamics: Parenting can strain a relationship, leading to misunderstandings and disagreements. Couples counseling provides strategies for co-parenting effectively and maintaining a strong partnership.

  3. Life Transitions: Major life events, such as job changes, relocation, or loss, can place significant stress on a relationship. Couples counseling can help you navigate these transitions and emerge stronger as a couple. We are meant to change and grow throughout our lives, which means our relationships also have to be able to change and grow.

What to Expect from Couples Therapy:

At North Boulder Counseling, we are committed to helping you and your partner achieve your relationship goals. When you choose our couples counseling services, you can expect:

1. Improved Communication:

Learn effective communication techniques that will help you express your feelings, needs, and concerns more openly and honestly. This is the most important piece of any relationship. It is also where most individuals believe they are doing well and their partner is not. The reality is that usually if there is struggle there are communication, deep listening, and reflection skills that would help both people get more out of their relationship. We can help.

2. Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills:

Develop the tools to address and resolve conflicts in a healthy and productive manner, strengthening your relationship in the process. Imagine leaving an argument feeling like the distress you went through had value and even contributed to you feeling closer to your partner. Conflict is inevitable, it is part of intimacy, but it can also be a rich part of your relationship.

3. Deeper Connection:

Rediscover the emotional and physical intimacy that brought you together, fostering a more meaningful bond. Intimate connection in a long marriage is not always straightforward. Often both partners are not looking for the same kind of intimate connection or there are other struggles. It is normal for this to feel complicated, but it is also something that we can help you find a way forward through together.

4. Trust Rebuilding:

For couples dealing with trust issues or infidelity, our therapists will guide you through the process of rebuilding trust and healing. It is possible to have a secure and trust based marriage after there has been a rupture in the relationship, we can help.

5. Supportive Environment:

Our therapists create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly discuss your concerns, fears, and hopes for your relationship. Even more powerful, counseling at North Boulder Counseling can help you and your partner create a space between the two of you that feels more supportive and safe.

6. Personal Growth:

Couples counseling can lead to personal growth and self-awareness, enhancing your ability to contribute positively to your relationship.

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

At North Boulder Counseling one of the therapies we may use with you and your partner in your relationship counseling is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy, often abbreviated as EFT, is a valuable resource for couples navigating challenging times in their relationship and to build general relationship skills together. It is a specialized approach designed to enhance and fortify your bond.

At its heart, EFT centers on understanding and enhancing emotional connections between partners. It’s a toolkit for improving how you and your partner relate to each other, fostering a more profound and fulfilling connection.

Core Concepts of EFT:

  • Building a Stronger Friendship: EFT encourages you and your partner to strengthen the foundation of your relationship, fostering a deeper sense of friendship and understanding.


  • Breaking Free from Repeated Conflicts: Sometimes, couples find themselves trapped in repetitive arguments. EFT provides a roadmap for breaking free from these cycles, enabling healthier and more productive conversations.

Practical Benefits of EFT:

  • Open Discussions About Emotions: EFT empowers you and your partner to have open and honest conversations about your feelings. It creates a safe space where you can express yourselves without fear of judgment.

  • Exploring Your Shared History: Often, past experiences can influence current relationship dynamics. EFT helps you and your partner explore these influences, fostering mutual understanding and growth.

  • Seeing the Other Perspective: EFT teaches you to view situations from your partner’s perspective. It’s like stepping into their shoes, allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of each other.
In essence, EFT acts as a supportive guide, aiding you and your partner in comprehending each other’s emotions, resolving conflicts, and strengthening your relationship. Think of it as a mentor, helping you both improve your teamwork and achieve a more harmonious connection.

Get Started with North Boulder Counseling:

If you and your partner are ready to take the first step towards a healthier, happier relationship, we invite you to reach out to us today. Our experienced Couples therapists are here to help you navigate the challenges you face and work towards the positive outcomes you desire. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and let us support you on your journey to a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship. Together, we can build a brighter future for your relationship.