Relationship Therapy, couples therapy, & marriage Counseling

Because it’s not as easy as it looks…

What’s difficult about relationship counseling is that you have to admit there’s a problem. There’s a lot of guilt and shame that can get wrapped up in that thought. It can feel easier to push the thought away than to actually address it. But, did you know that the average couple waits 6 years before seeking help for relationship problems? Many clients share that they wish they would have come in much earlier. We get it. Sometimes, taking that first step can feel paralyzing.

a photo of the counseling room at Emma Schmidt and Associates who offers relationship therapy, couples therapy, and marriage counseling in Cincinnati Ohio. Learn more about the talented team of sex and relationship therapists

What is relationship Therapy?

Our approach to relationship therapy…

Our clinicians are all trained in providing high-quality couples therapy and helping clients with different relationship dynamics. Whether you’re dating, about to get married, been married for 60 years, or have a more alternative relationship: we are here to meet you where you’re at.

Our team of relationship therapists begin couples counseling by discussing your unique relationship history and listening to current concerns you’re experiencing. Then, we determine a course of treatment based on your needs and concerns as a couple.

Working on your relationship(s) may be hard, but the reward is worth it.

Relationship therapy requires individuals and couples to be engaged in their therapy session. You will be asked to identify your needs and wants and will be asked to share concerns. You therapist will also give you tools and strategies to use when challenges arise outside of counseling sessions. This requires commitment, but our hope is that you will find it worth it!

As relationship therapists, we’ve seen couples come in who have hit rock bottom. After counseling their relationship comes to life and thrives. The couple is able to experience a profound and intimate connection. We are trained in Gottman Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Prepare-Enrich for premarital counseling. We also have training in working with alternative relationships such as polyamory, open relationships, and exploring opening relationships.

Our relationship therapists are committed to helping individuals and partners in all kinds of relationships…

At Emma Schmidt and Associates we are LGBTQ + affirming and are inclusive to all types of identities and relationship statuses. What is important to us is that we create a non-judgmental space for you to work through and work on whatever is creating distress in your relationship.

Want to try it first?

We offer 15-minute free consultation sessions if you are wondering if a certain therapist will be a good fit for you. We get that finding a therapist is tough. If we aren’t the right fit, it is important for us to help you find someone who is. Please contact us with any questions you might have.

Why Relationship Therapy?

Every relationship can use a little help…

Engaging in relationship counseling with your partner can provide a nurturing environment to explore any major issues or concerns within your relationship. The goal and purpose of relationship counseling is to provide a safe space for individuals to express their feelings, thoughts, and concerns.

Seeking relationship counseling may also be preventative. Some individuals seek counseling prior to having any major problems. Usually, this happens prior to that 6-year mark. Seeking relationship counseling can be a sign of growth and understanding that a relationship constantly needs work and is constantly evolving. 

Common Reasons Partners Begin Relationship Therapy:

  • Communication problems
  • Lack of intimacy (not just sexual intimacy)
  • Affair recovery
  • Differences in core values
  • Premarital counseling
  • Divorce
  • Emotional disconnect
  • Absence of shared experiences 
  • Feeling like roommates
  • Sexual challenges
  • Relationship enrichment
  • Navigating non-monogamous relationships
  • Empty nesters 
  • Infertility
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Newlyweds

Relationship therapist Emma Schmidt meets with a couple for marriage counseling and relationship therapy in Cincinnati, OH. She also offers sex therapy at her Cincinnati based counseling practice Emma Schmidt and Associates

Sex and relationship therapist Emma Schmidt logs into an online therapy session on her laptop. She offers relationship therapy, couples therapy, and marriage counseling in Cincinnati, OH and online relationship therapy in Ohio.

Begin Relationship Therapy in Cincinnati Ohio and Online:

If your relationship is struggling or in need of a tune-up, please reach out to our talented team of relationship therapists. We would be honored to help you address concerns you’re experiencing and give you practical tools to use to improve communication, deal with conflict, and improve intimacy. Follow these steps to begin counseling in Cincinnati, OH:

  1. Contact Emma Schmidt and Associates to request a free 15-minute consultation
  2. Meet with a skilled relationship therapist from our practice
  3. Begin relationship therapy and watch your relationship thrive!

Other Services offered at Emma Schmidt and Associates:

Emma Schmidt and Associates is a Cincinnati based therapy office. Our therapists are skilled relationship and sex therapists. But, that’s not the only mental health service they offer. Our therapists also treat general mental health and relationship concerns. We treat many different sexual concerns including sexual pain and erectile dysfunction, and mismatched libido. We also offer anxiety treatment, depression treatment, and trauma and PTSD treatment. Additionally, our therapists provide online therapy in Ohio and online therapy in Kentucky. Contact our office to learn more about the many ways our team of skilled clinicians can help you and your relationship thrive.