Relationship Counseling

There is a Spanish Proverb, “Where there is love, there is pain.” Many of us have deep desires to have more fulfilling, meaningful relationships with other people. We often wish for loving relationships with family members, friends, and romantic partners. When we feel lack, conflict, or distance in our relationships, we often feel intense pain, sadness, and isolation. In fact, many people who decide to come into therapy often want to discuss problems and concerns related to their relationships with others.

Our approach

At Portland Psychotherapy, we provide relationship counseling to those who are experiencing pain in this very important part of their lives. We provide counseling to individuals who have difficulties with their family members, friends, and romantic partners. We also offer counseling to those seeking skills that helps them to connect with others in deeper, more satisfying ways. Consistent with our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, at Portland Psychotherapy, we provide a safe space to discuss diverse types of relationships, including polyamorous relationships, same-sex romantic relationships, the diverse spectrum of friendship types, and other relationship types.  Our focus is on helping you become the partner, friend, or family member you truly desire to be.

Resources and Books on Relationships

Our work on relationships is strongly influence by a type of therapy called Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Also, we have gathered together some relationship-oriented books and resources in the Portland area that we recommend.

If you’re having problems in your relationships and need some help, we want you to know that there are things you can do. Here are some ideas for next steps:

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What Makes Us Unique

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.