Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Specializing in couples counseling, couples therapy techniques, and couples counseling exercises, Great Oak Counseling is a team of dedicated and highly skilled counselors, couples therapists, and couples psychologists equipped to guide you and your loved one through a variety of challenges. With years of experience, we are able to help individuals with marriage issues, couples counseling, depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, sex addiction, drug or alcohol addiction, anger management and more. All of our counselors have advanced training and certification in many specialty areas including couples therapy, trauma and PTSD, sexual abuse, physical abuse, couples counseling exercise infidelity, and counseling for teens and children.


In addition to couples and individual therapy, The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is one of the ways in which the staff at Great Oak Counseling works with couples. An educational workshop, the Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is designed to help you build your relationship, protect your investment in each other, and strengthen your connection. This program was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, award-winning founder of Emotionally-Focused Therapy and the author of the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, and recently released Love Sense. Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term, structured approach to marital and couples counseling. Research has supported the effectiveness of EFT showing that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and nearly 90% show significant improvements in the quality and satisfaction of their relationship.


The Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is ideal for couples that love each other but have a hard time maintaining a feeling of closeness. It is also great for couples that have developed patterns that create separation around certain issues. A secure, loving bond in our most important relationship is essential and this program supports couples in deepening that bond or returning to that bond if it has been lost. Attending the Hold Me Tight® Couples workshop allows couples an opportunity to access research-based information and trained professionals that can help strengthen their most important relationship. All in all, any couples who desire to improve the quality of their relationship are encouraged to attend this great event. It is a fun and interactive workshop to learn and practice new ways of communicating and sharing with your partner. We use lecture, videos of other couples having conversations, and private exercises to help you get the most out of the weekend. Our goal is for couples to feel safe and comfortable as they learn new ways to relate to each other. Learn more about our next workshop on our website here. Space is limited to 15 couples.


The Great Oak is a symbol of courage and power, gaining strength from deep roots that grow and develop through patience and persistence. As a Great Oak tree matures, its ability to withstand rain, wind, storm and other toxic intruders is unparalleled. The tree’s patience, endurance and strength is then able to produce some of the most beautiful and inspiring forms of life. As professional counselors, the philosophy of Great Oak Counseling is consistent with this symbolism of the Great Oak. We believe all people have the capacity to grow, be courageous and endure patiently. Through the challenges we experience, we increase our capacity to heal and grow stronger.


If you or a loved one is looking for couples counseling, please reach out to the team at Great Oak Counseling. If you or a loved one is searching specifically to find “couples counselors near me”, you have come to the right place. Our staff is ready and equipped to help. At Great Oak Counseling, we consider it a privilege to assist you in your journey. To set up an appointment or ask for additional information about any of our services or workshops, please give our team a call at 573.271.2008 or send an email to Our office is conveniently located just off Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, with the major crossroads of Kingshighway & Broadway. We are easily accessible from I-55 at Exit 99 or 96. Our offices are designed to help you feel welcome and at home in a professional setting. We offer privacy and comfort and also have room to accommodate larger group programs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Contact Us

For more information or to set up an appointment:
P. 573.271.2008