Danielle B. Grossman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  
Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling

              Marriage Counseling / Couples Counseling

It takes a lot of courage to show up for couples counseling or marriage counseling. I have huge respect for all clients who come into my office.  

Sometimes sessions for couples are all joint sessions and sometimes we do a mix of individual counseling and joint sessions. 

What I Do...

I help couples to deal with painful and often complicated issues in a healthy and constructive way.  These issues include:
Premarital Counseling
Lack of emotional connection
Lack of sexual intimacy
Problems with sexual intimacy
Alcohol or Substance Abuse problems/Addiction
Eating Disorders
Verbal, Physical, Psychological or Sexual Abuse
Financial stress/pressure
Physical Illness or life-altering injury in one or both partners
Mental health problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder in one or both partners
Conflicts or problems with In-laws
Parenting differences
Difficulties in agreeing upon whether to have a child/more children
Conflicts or stressors regarding step-children/blended families
Stress from caring for aging parents
Conflicts or stressors regarding ex-wives or ex-husbands
Organizational problems in one or both partners

I help couples break unhealthy patterns such as:

Repetitive patterns of unproductive conflict
Use of defensiveness like deflecting, avoiding or shutting-down communication
Passive-aggressive behavior
Shaming and blaming 
Wrongful accusations/assumptions 
Bickering and conflict about perceived unfairness in relationship 

I help couples to develop:

Emotional Connection
Sexual Intimacy
Direct communication
Healthy boundaries
Mutual empathy and compassion
Secure attachment
Personal responsibility
Ability to find humor amidst difficult times

I also help couples to determine if they are at a point at which separation is the healthiest option.  I then help them to grieve the loss of the relationship and to navigate separation in as healthy and respectful way possible. 


Danielle B. Grossman, California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #42516
(530) 470-2233

Truckee Tahoe's finest individual therapy and couples counseling.  Located in Truckee, California.  Phone sessions available.
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