Richard Steinzeig, LCSW

Serving Anchorage and surrounding areas

(907) 278-1188

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Marriage Counseling in Anchorage

If you're seeking help for your marriage or relationship, you've come to the right place.

I am Richard Steinzeig, LCSW, Anchorage's leading marriage counselor. I am a licensed practitioner who specializes in counseling services for couples, individuals and families. With years of experience, I have a proven track record of helping my clients reclaim their lives and repair their relationships.

My practice provides a safe and welcoming environment for you and your partner to be heard. I foster a frank and open discussion space in order to mend your wounds, cut out toxicity, and create a supportive and loving relationship for the both of you.

If you need counseling, don't hesitate. My practice is open to all types of couples, and I promise: your voice will be heard.

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Marriage and Family Counseling for You

Whether you and your spouse are simply looking to rekindle the romance of your honeymoon period, strengthen your communication skills, or address long-ignored subjects, I can help you. With over thirty years of experience in helping couples resolve their conflicts, I have established myself as one of the most trusted counselors in the area.

My services are not just for couples on the brink of separation—they're for everybody. Everyone can benefit from counseling, and many of my clients are those whose relationships are already healthy and stable. Counseling isn't just about repairing what has been broken.

Counseling can help you build the solid foundation you need, so your relationship never slips through the cracks again. What's more, with counseling, you can develop the tools needed to repair minor problems when they arise.

Counseling for a Brighter Tomorrow

People seek out marriage counseling for any number of reasons—and not just because their relationship is on the brink of collapse. Some individuals merely want to re-establish lines of communication after an enduring and trying experience together. Some wish to re-ignite the intimacy that existed at the beginning of their relationship.

Whatever a couple’s reasons for seeking my compassionate services, it is true that everyone who visits me has a similar objective in mind. That objective, in the plainest terms, is this: A brighter path forward. Time and time again, that is what I help clients find. That path looks different for every couple—and sometimes every individual—but with openness, compassion, and self-reflection, I can help you find it.

The first step toward counseling is always the most difficult. After that, the road forward only becomes easier. Schedule your first session at your convenience.

Meet Your Marriage Counselor

For over 30 years, I have offered my counseling services to the people of Anchorage and beyond. Having earned my NASW license in 1987 and my Clinical Social Worker license in 1991, I help couples resolve myriad issues related to infidelity, interpersonal conflicts, blended families, and much more.

I've worked with military personnel, first nation's couples, spouses struggling with addiction, and people from all other walks of life. Whoever I am working with, I always take an approach that fuses my clinical background with my compassionate nature. This makes my patients feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with me—and with their spouses, too. Ensuring patients feel comfortable enough to share their feelings is of the utmost importance in my line of work. By fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere where everyone can speak freely, even the most emotional sessions are productive and illuminating for both parties.

If you have any questions regarding my services, fees, or qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Address All Your Marital Issues

Marital issues come in all forms. Sometimes, some issues even outwardly manifest themselves as other issues and actions that might distract couples from the concerns hiding out of view. Some clients walk into a marriage counseling session unsure of what their problems are. They know something is off, but they cannot identify the primary issue. Others, meanwhile, don't even know where to begin. They feel there are too many issues to even address in a single session.

Whether you and your spouse face multiple challenges or there is one issue you would wish to address, I can help. I have experience in providing professional guidance for a variety of issues, some of which include:

  • Blended family issues
  • Same-sex couples counseling
  • Re-building trust
  • Strengthening communicant skills

Together, we will identify and resolve the difficulties you are facing. Together, we will rebuild your relationship—piece by piece.

It Takes Two

Something I always try to emphasize upon the couples that contact me is that counseling requires two willing participants, not just one. Both parties must be willing to share their thoughts and feelings and be hopeful that they can resolve their issues. If only one partner in a relationship feels enthusiastic about the prospect of counseling, the sessions might feel stilted and one-sided.

A happy marriage requires the active participation of both spouses, so it only makes sense that productive counseling should require the participation of both individuals, as well.

If one spouse has trouble communicating their feelings, we can address that during sessions together, but they must be willing to move beyond such insecurities.

Every Issue Matters

Similar to some individual’s unwillingness to share their feelings, there are some who feel their grievances or anxieties are too minor to discuss in counseling sessions—or with their spouse at all. I encourage patients to share these things, no matter how small they may be. Minor concerns are often a symptom or an indicator of very important issues. By addressing these things, we might get to the heart of the matter.

Marriage Counseling is for Everyone

A couple seeking counseling is not a couple on the brink of collapse—they’re a couple on the verge of emotional discovery. They’re a couple embarking on a journey that will strengthen their collective bonds, or at the least give them a clarity they did not have before.

I try to remind my clients that marriage and couple's therapy isn't a sign that your relationship is ill-fated—it is a sign that your relationship is on the right track. Seeking guidance is one of the most proactive things you can do as a couple. Even the happiest couples can benefit from therapy. They can learn things about themselves, one another, and the best ways to approach potential difficulties that may arise later in life.

Any long marriage is bound to have its difficulties. The secret is knowing how to deal with them together. With the help of a counselor, you'll grow as individuals and as a couple. Get in touch with Richard Steinzeig, LCSW today.

Confidential Couples Counseling Sessions

Confidentiality is key to my practice. For couples to share their feelings comfortably, its important that they feel comfortable with the counselor. They need to know that their private feelings are going to remain private and that they won't be judged for speaking their minds. With such things in mind, I assure my clients that all conversations will remain confidential.

I pride myself on my ability to cultivate a non-judgmental, safe space for my clients. Every word spoken during your session is confidential, and I will not share your information with any other party for any reason. Together, we will work out your problems in private.

I want you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. Most importantly, I want you to feel comfortable sharing them with your spouse. During your sessions, I am more than confident you will get to a place where open communication feels both painless and empowering. Get in touch with me today to learn more.

The Right Approach to Marriage Therapy

Though couples may endure similar issues, no two couples are the same. The dynamics of your relationship are composed of your upbringing, priorities, outside obligations, relationship history, and so much more. When you consider that you and your spouse might have wildly different backgrounds and outlooks, it is no wonder that marriages have the potential to be incredibly complex.

This is why my approach is always customized and tailored just for you and your spouse. My aim is to understand what you are presently going through, but also what you have endured in the past, and where you want to be in the future.

Easy to Schedule Counseling Services

When scheduling time for a sit-down dinner is challenging enough, scheduling time for a counseling session can be quite difficult. That is why I make the scheduling process as simple as can be.

I believe that counseling should be accessible to everyone in every way imaginable. With my flexible scheduling options, we can work through your relationship issues over stress-free intervals at a time most convenient for you. If ever you feel like you need to cancel a session, all you'll have to do is give reasonable notice and re-schedule for a later date.

Everything from my facility's atmosphere to the administrative side of my practice is stress-free. My goal is to alleviate your stresses and worries, not contribute to them.

Relaxed and Non-Judgmental Couples Counseling

Your counseling sessions are a time when you can speak your mind freely and without judgment. To maintain this neutral atmosphere, I will act as a mediator between you and your spouse. You'll both have an opportunity to hear each other out and respond to what each has said.

The Local Marriage Counselor Who Cares

As a marriage counselor, I believe every partner has the right to have their thoughts and feelings heard and understood. I strive to develop a trusting and supportive relationship not only between you and your partner, but also with me.

What sets me apart from many other counselors is my empathy. I am committed to listening to every one of my clients and to addressing your needs and wants.

Every relationship requires a different approach. My services are individualized based on the specifics of your relationship and the issues you are facing. The following are some of the many problems I've helped couples overcome:

  • Affairs and Infidelity
  • Separation
  • Conflict Escalation
  • Seemingly-Irreconcilable Differences
  • Sexual Issues
  • Poor Communication
  • Family and Parental Issues
  • Free Initial Consultations for Marriage Counseling Services

If you're seeking a counselor, you need someone you can trust.

I strive to build that trust with you as soon as you contact me. For that reason, I offer a free initial consultation for my counseling services: so that you know exactly how I will help you and your partner.

I will clearly identify the issues in your relationship, offer a prognosis, and explain to you how we will start repairing your relationship. I provide expert advice to my clients, and I assure you that you will find it effective in restoring your well-being.

Your Relationship Deserves the Best Couples Counseling

I've helped countless couples save their relationships when they had thought all hope was lost. And I can help you too.

My systematic approach to relationship issues has been shown to reduce your anger and frustration, build trust between you and your partner, and create a loving and fruitful relationship. I focus on developing effective coping strategies so that both of you feel empowered and confident in yourself and each other. You may have arguments, but we'll turn them from hurtful fights into something constructive that only strengthens the bond between you.

Contact the Best Local Marriage Counselor Today

I know I provide the most effective marriage and couples counseling in the Anchorage area. My many happy clients can attest to the benefits of my services.

I want you to benefit from them too. And I want to give you and your partner the best chance of creating a loving and lasting partnership. It's what you both deserve.

To schedule your initial consultation, contact me today.

Confidential Marriage Counseling Service in Anchorage

If you are reading this, then it is likely that you and your partner are experiencing a difficult patch. Maybe it is your first time going through something like this, maybe it isn't. Whatever the case may be, the reality is that it is not easy, and it can sometimes be very difficult to see the wood from the trees. Thankfully for you, that is where we come in.

With years of experience in all area of marriage counseling, Richard Steinzeig, LCSW possesses the skill and expertise to assist marriages that are not able to fix themselves. Our compassionate and dedicated approach to what we do is second to none and we can help reconnect the lines of communication that may have become severed during a trying time for your marriage. What's more, our compassionate approach to what we do means that we will always try and reinforce the positives in your relationship rather than focusing on what is causing you trouble.

So, if you are in the Anchorage area and want a professional marriage counseling service that will help you in a non-judgmental environment, then you need to get in touch with us today.

Three Silent Signs You May Need to See a Marriage Counselor

Nowadays, so much of our communication is done on smartphones or through Instagram and Snapchat. So, with many intimate moments now being replaced by an emoji or impersonal text message, it is easy to see how cracks may begin to occur in a relationship. With that in mind, here are three subtle signs that your marriage may be in trouble and in need of professional help:

Netflix Causes a Massive Fight: If it is becoming increasingly difficult for you and your partner to agree on something as simple as deciding on what Netflix special to watch, then this is clearly not a good sign. When small decisions like this are causing big problems, real issues are going to be very hard to address effectively.

Your Conversations are Only via Emoji: If smiley faces and kiss emojis have replaced substantive messages of love and endearment, then this is another sign that something isn't right with your marriage and you may need to seek professional counseling.

Your Partner Always has a Headache: If moments of intimacy have become less and less common, then you may need to address the issue with the assistance of a professional rather than trying to do it yourself.

Here to Help

As anyone who has had the privilege of being married can confirm, a wedding day really is one of the most special days that any Anchorage couple will experience. Professing your love for the person you intend to spend the rest of your life with friends and family is a truly special experience and something that most people will cherish very closely. However, far beyond the obvious fairytale magic of your wedding day lies a world of commitment, sacrifice and compromise and, from time to time, difficult periods of conflict and uncertainty.

That is where we come in!

Contact us now to book an appointment