Relationship Conflict

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Located In San Jose, CA, Los Gatos, CA & Reno, NV

Relationship conflicts are often a source of stress, depression, or anxiety. Mental health problems also negatively affect interpersonal relationships. At Nugent Family Counseling Center with locations in San Jose, California, Los Gatos, California, and Reno, Nevada, the mental health team offers counseling and other treatments to restore relationships with family, friends, and peers. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is relationship conflict?

Relationship conflicts occur when you have difficulty getting along with or constantly disagree with members of your family, friends, classmates, teachers, coworkers, and peers you interact with regularly. 

Such conflicts can negatively affect all aspects of your life, including your mental health. Treatment helps reduce these and other struggles and strengthens interpersonal relationships.

What are the signs of relationship conflict?

Common signs of relationship conflicts include frequent arguments, emotional stress, depression, anxiety, and constant disappointment. Disagreements are normal in relationships from time to time, but if you struggle to resolve differences with friends, family members, or peers, see the Nugent Family Counseling Center team for assistance.

What are the risk factors for relationship conflicts?

Relationship conflicts can stem from one or more of the following:

  • Health challenges
  • Ineffective communication
  • Parenting differences
  • Chronic health issues
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Other mental health disorders
  • Anger management issues
  • Career problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Financial issues

Learning to resolve disagreements in a healthy way, focusing on goal setting and reaching resolutions in a positive, safe environment, helps improve interpersonal relationships and your quality of life.

What are the solutions to relationship conflicts?

The Nugent Family Counseling Center team offers numerous treatments that aid in conflict resolution, including:


Relationship counseling gives you the skills necessary to listen and communicate in a healthy way while reducing yelling, anger, and negativity. Examples include reflective listening, pausing when conversations escalate to anger and sharing what you hear before you react. The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center offers marriage, partner, family, child, teen, and individual counseling.


Neurofeedback uses innovative, noninvasive computer-aided technology to rebalance your brain’s energy without pain or downtime. It’s often helpful if you suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger issues, addiction, and other mental health disorders that affect interpersonal relationships.


Aromatherapy is a natural treatment for sleeping problems, stress, tension, anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders that can exacerbate relationship conflicts.


If a mental health disorder negatively affects relationships with other people, psychiatrists at Nugent Family Counseling Center might recommend medications to reduce depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), addiction, and other mental health issues. 

Don’t live with long-lasting relationship conflicts when a resolution is within reach at Nugent Family Counseling Center. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to get started today.