Relationship Counseling

Relationships are all around you. All significant relationships are deserving of support. 

We define ‘relationship’ beyond family and couples.

Chosen family. Business partner. Best friend. Co-Parents. Activist. 

We expand the definition of relationship to include anyone significantly important to you. The therapy world doesn’t always have a category for these people in your life. But if a person is important to you, then counseling could benefit your relationship health.

Many people have experienced the regret of ending a friendship they miss, or a business partnership stressing the bond two people have. More and more people are coming to counseling for these relationships, and it helps! If it is an important enough relationship to impact your life, then we think it is an important enough for relationship counseling. 


If you’re a romantic couple, check out couples counseling

How does relationship counseling work?


People in all types of relationships can find themselves struggling to maintain healthy boundaries and communication. Relationship counseling is very similar to couples counseling, without the romantic bond. Therapists proactively work to heal or prevent resentment and increase what you find beneficial about each other. Love can exist in a non-romantic relationship. We want to normalize seeking therapy for all important relationships.    

Areas addressed in relationship counseling 

Chosen Family

Friend counseling


Relationship boundaries

Business relationships  


Attachment work

Betrayal & Forgiveness

Important to you, important to us.

“If you’re thinking about counseling…do it! Best personal investment I have ever made.”

“I think back on my life before- anxious, perfectionistic, judgemental- and I can’t believe it comes from the same person. I’ve come a long way. It feels good to be comfortable in my own skin and accepting of others around me.”

"When I came to Optimum Joy, my life was so stressful! With their help I feel lighter and happier for the first time in a long time."

“From the first phone call I knew I would be well taken care of. It took a lot for me to reach out. I have difficulty connecting, but I felt so welcomed and understood.”

“Mindfulness! Mindfulness! Mindfulness! I didn’t realize how tuned-out of my emotions I was. Alex helped me get back into listening to myself and practicing mindfulness. I literally use it all the time to ground me when I am feel anxious.”

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