Marriage Counseling
Portland Oregon

Welcome! My name is Steven Cohn and I practice Marriage Counseling Portland Oregon. I am a Relationship Specialist and work with couples from all backgrounds.

Whether you are seeking to come in for pre-marital counseling or you are looking for therapy for your long-term relationship, rest assured that you will receive the compassionate support that you deserve.

People seek marriage or couples counseling for various reasons, as relationships can face challenges and difficulties. Here are some common reasons why individuals or couples might seek marriage counseling:

  1. Communication Issues: Difficulty in effective communication can lead to misunderstandings, conflict, and emotional distance. Marriage counseling helps couples improve their communication skills.
  2. Conflict Resolution: Couples may seek counseling to address ongoing conflicts or recurring arguments. Marriage counselors can assist in finding constructive ways to resolve disputes and disagreements.
  3. Infidelity or Trust Issues: Instances of infidelity can cause significant strain on a relationship. Marriage counseling provides a space to address trust issues, rebuild trust, and work towards healing.
  4. Intimacy and Sexual Issues: Changes in sexual intimacy, desires, or difficulties in expressing intimacy can be challenging for couples. Counseling can help address these issues and improve emotional and physical intimacy.
  5. Life Transitions: Major life changes such as parenthood, career changes, or relocation can impact a relationship. Marriage counseling assists couples in navigating these transitions and adjusting to new circumstances.
  6. Lack of Emotional Connection: Over time, couples may feel a decrease in emotional connection. Marriage counseling helps couples explore and reconnect with each other emotionally.
  7. Preventive Maintenance: Some couples seek counseling as a proactive measure to strengthen their relationship and address potential issues before they escalate.
  8. Parenting Challenges: Parenting can bring about unique challenges and stressors. Counseling helps parents navigate parenting issues, find common ground, and work together as a team.
  9. Financial Strain: Disagreements about finances or experiencing financial difficulties can strain a relationship. Marriage counseling can help couples develop strategies for managing financial challenges.
  10. Cultural or Religious Differences: Couples from different cultural or religious backgrounds may seek counseling to navigate and understand the impact of these differences on their relationship.

It's important to note that seeking marriage counseling doesn't necessarily mean a relationship is failing. Many couples find it beneficial to seek professional guidance to strengthen their bond and work through challenges.

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Marriage Counseling Portland Oregon Some Sexual Issues to Consider

Couples seeking marriage counseling Portland Oregon may face various sexual issues in their relationships, and these can stem from a variety of factors. It's important to note that each couple is unique, and what may be a challenge for one may not be for another. Some common sexual issues include:

  1. Communication: Difficulty in discussing sexual needs, desires, and concerns openly can lead to misunderstandings and unmet expectations.
  2. Different Libidos: Mismatched levels of sexual desire between partners can create frustration and feelings of rejection.
  3. Intimacy Issues: Emotional intimacy is closely tied to sexual satisfaction. Relationship problems or unresolved conflicts can impact the couple's sexual connection.
  4. Performance Anxiety: Concerns about sexual performance, such as erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, can affect both partners.
  5. Body Image: Insecurities about one's body or appearance may hinder sexual confidence and satisfaction.
  6. Lack of Variety: Monotony or routine in sexual activities can lead to boredom and decreased satisfaction.
  7. Past Trauma: History of sexual trauma or abuse can impact an individual's ability to engage in healthy sexual relationships.
  8. Medical Conditions: Certain health issues, medications, or hormonal changes can affect sexual function.
  9. Sexual Compatibility: Differences in sexual preferences or interests may pose challenges if not openly discussed and addressed.
  10. Life Transitions: Events such as childbirth, menopause, or aging can bring about changes in sexual dynamics that need to be navigated.

It's crucial for couples to communicate openly, seek understanding, and, when necessary, consider professional help, such as couples therapy or sex therapy, to address and resolve sexual issues in a healthy manner.

I offer virtual marriage counseling and relationship advice at the Portland Couples Counseling Center in Portland, Oregon.

The Portland Couples Counseling Center offers Marriage Counseling in Portland Oregon and is located in the Irvington Counseling And Healing Arts Center.

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