Marriage Counselling Therapists in Richmond Hill, ON

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Jinglan (Maggie) Xie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Life is short yet long; sometimes, happiness feels fleeting, and most of the time, we face various challenges: a family of origin, academic pressure, romantic relationships, marriage, parenting, career anxiety, illness, grief, life transitions, etc. When facing these big and small "hurdles," do you also find yourself pulled by different voices within, in need of a place where you can be seen and heard? Fate may play tricks on us, but who knows if this is not an opportunity for growth? I am willing to create a safe, warm space where we can listen to those voices, understand our different needs and find meaning in our experiences.
Life is short yet long; sometimes, happiness feels fleeting, and most of the time, we face various challenges: a family of origin, academic pressure, romantic relationships, marriage, parenting, career anxiety, illness, grief, life transitions, etc. When facing these big and small "hurdles," do you also find yourself pulled by different voices within, in need of a place where you can be seen and heard? Fate may play tricks on us, but who knows if this is not an opportunity for growth? I am willing to create a safe, warm space where we can listen to those voices, understand our different needs and find meaning in our experiences.
(289) 277-4984 View (289) 277-4984
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Ashley Ho
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSocSc
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with adolescents and adults, who struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, marital disconnection and living with trauma.
Even though it's so intangible, your mental health is crucial in many aspects of your life. It takes courage to put your foot forward and place yourself as a priority, setting healthy boundaries and self-understanding. We're in a society where we are told to put ourselves last and we forget that, our "self" is the foundation of progress and growth. When you experience a safe haven that you couldn't find anywhere else, you create something so unique for yourself. Step into my sessions, share what you're looking for in therapy and I'll be your passenger who navigates along side with you on your journey.
I specialise in working with adolescents and adults, who struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, marital disconnection and living with trauma.
Even though it's so intangible, your mental health is crucial in many aspects of your life. It takes courage to put your foot forward and place yourself as a priority, setting healthy boundaries and self-understanding. We're in a society where we are told to put ourselves last and we forget that, our "self" is the foundation of progress and growth. When you experience a safe haven that you couldn't find anywhere else, you create something so unique for yourself. Step into my sessions, share what you're looking for in therapy and I'll be your passenger who navigates along side with you on your journey.
(289) 210-5248 View (289) 210-5248
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Green Life Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MMFT, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4E
Hello from Green Life Counseling! We're a compassionate team of registered social workers, psychotherapists, and marriage and family therapists here in Ontario. As qualified members of OASW, CAMFT, and CRPO, we're dedicated to offering professional support to your needs.
Hello from Green Life Counseling! We're a compassionate team of registered social workers, psychotherapists, and marriage and family therapists here in Ontario. As qualified members of OASW, CAMFT, and CRPO, we're dedicated to offering professional support to your needs.
(647) 930-0143 View (647) 930-0143
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Koon-Chee Grace Chan
Registered Psychotherapist, MSocSc, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
She is skilled in individual therapy, family therapy, parenting, pre-marital counselling, couple counselling, and the like.
Ms. Koon-chee Grace Chan (preferred to be called Grace) received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Master's degree in Counselling from the University of South Australia. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker in Ontario and is an experienced mental health practitioner. She obtained an Advanced Certificate of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Complex Disorders from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Association. She is also a member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.
She is skilled in individual therapy, family therapy, parenting, pre-marital counselling, couple counselling, and the like.
Ms. Koon-chee Grace Chan (preferred to be called Grace) received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Master's degree in Counselling from the University of South Australia. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker in Ontario and is an experienced mental health practitioner. She obtained an Advanced Certificate of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Complex Disorders from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Association. She is also a member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association.
(289) 807-2671 View (289) 807-2671
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Niloufar Niaz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BCD, MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E
I am a relationship therapist and also work with youth and individuals with issues around depression, anxiety, shame, trauma emotional dysregulation, and life transitions. I have a special interest in helping couples build connection. If there has been trauma in your childhood or attachment relationship wounds, I am here to help you resolve painful memories using attachment/EFT and EMDR therapy. Together we will heal the past to make today the best it can be! Bring back love and intimacy to your partnership or marriage and move forward.
I am a relationship therapist and also work with youth and individuals with issues around depression, anxiety, shame, trauma emotional dysregulation, and life transitions. I have a special interest in helping couples build connection. If there has been trauma in your childhood or attachment relationship wounds, I am here to help you resolve painful memories using attachment/EFT and EMDR therapy. Together we will heal the past to make today the best it can be! Bring back love and intimacy to your partnership or marriage and move forward.
(289) 204-6117 View (289) 204-6117
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Stacey Neumin
Psychological Associate, DipCS, CPsychA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
In my practice I support people struggling with relationship and marital concerns, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, workplace stress, career transition as well as work/life balance.
If you are dealing with a crisis, are feeling confused and overwhelmed, or have suffered a loss, or a relationship struggle, then please contact me. I have been counselling 20+ years with adults, and I welcome the privilege of working with you, supporting you to reclaim your inner strength. I believe I combine integrity, compassion and clinical skill to offer you effective, thought provoking therapy. And I will provide you with feedback and tools to make a difference in your current circumstances. I welcome hearing from you.
In my practice I support people struggling with relationship and marital concerns, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, workplace stress, career transition as well as work/life balance.
If you are dealing with a crisis, are feeling confused and overwhelmed, or have suffered a loss, or a relationship struggle, then please contact me. I have been counselling 20+ years with adults, and I welcome the privilege of working with you, supporting you to reclaim your inner strength. I believe I combine integrity, compassion and clinical skill to offer you effective, thought provoking therapy. And I will provide you with feedback and tools to make a difference in your current circumstances. I welcome hearing from you.
(855) 465-1532 View (855) 465-1532
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About Fact Online Counselling .ca
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
If you are suffering with PTSD, Anxiety, marital issues, relationship issues, eating disorders, addictions, infidelity and anger issues I would love to speak to you!.
I served in the Canadian Armed Forces. I counsel Veteran’s and Veteran Couples and I practice all over Ontario. I have worked for 15 years with soldiers and Veterans with mainly PTSD. I use C-CBT, CBT, Solution Focus Brief Therapy and Narrative therapy.
If you are suffering with PTSD, Anxiety, marital issues, relationship issues, eating disorders, addictions, infidelity and anger issues I would love to speak to you!.
I served in the Canadian Armed Forces. I counsel Veteran’s and Veteran Couples and I practice all over Ontario. I have worked for 15 years with soldiers and Veterans with mainly PTSD. I use C-CBT, CBT, Solution Focus Brief Therapy and Narrative therapy.
(289) 270-6871 View (289) 270-6871
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Marcus Chow
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CCFT, RMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
I work with clients in the areas of: depression & anxiety, grief & loss, trauma & abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, boundaries, communication skills, life transitions, premarital counselling, marital relationship & family issues.
My passion is to walk along side with people during their journey towards healing and growth. I value each client as a unique individual, who deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. I believe that developing emotional maturity and gaining self-understanding are essential steps towards personal growth.Over the course of our lives, we all inevitably experienced some emotional wounds, which hinder us from personal growth. Counselling serves as a process to help us uncover those wounds and heal, and in the process, gain self-understanding and self-awareness, and be empowered to make changes towards holistic growth.
I work with clients in the areas of: depression & anxiety, grief & loss, trauma & abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, boundaries, communication skills, life transitions, premarital counselling, marital relationship & family issues.
My passion is to walk along side with people during their journey towards healing and growth. I value each client as a unique individual, who deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. I believe that developing emotional maturity and gaining self-understanding are essential steps towards personal growth.Over the course of our lives, we all inevitably experienced some emotional wounds, which hinder us from personal growth. Counselling serves as a process to help us uncover those wounds and heal, and in the process, gain self-understanding and self-awareness, and be empowered to make changes towards holistic growth.
(855) 956-1329 View (855) 956-1329
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Roshanak Mohammad Pour
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Mpsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
Roshanak Mohammad Pour, M. Psy., RP received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical Psychology from York University and Adler University in Toronto, Canada. She is trying to assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims. She is experienced in helping adults who need therapy on issues like anger management, trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, stress management, pre-marriage and marriage counselling, relationship problems, and behavioural problems.
(289) 273-2195 View (289) 273-2195
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Parisa Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
Marital issues can weigh heavily on our heart, leaving us feeling lost, confused, and disconnected from the partner we once cherished. Perhaps communication has become strained, leading to unresolved conflicts and increasing emotional distance. Trust may have been broken, leaving wounds that are yet to heal. You are longing for more intimacy, both emotional and physical, but find yourselves stuck in negative patterns that seem impossible to overcome. These challenges are slowly eroding the foundation of your relationship, leaving you with a sense of dissatisfaction, loneliness, and unmet needs.
Marital issues can weigh heavily on our heart, leaving us feeling lost, confused, and disconnected from the partner we once cherished. Perhaps communication has become strained, leading to unresolved conflicts and increasing emotional distance. Trust may have been broken, leaving wounds that are yet to heal. You are longing for more intimacy, both emotional and physical, but find yourselves stuck in negative patterns that seem impossible to overcome. These challenges are slowly eroding the foundation of your relationship, leaving you with a sense of dissatisfaction, loneliness, and unmet needs.
(437) 371-8946 View (437) 371-8946
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Eric Agbata
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MPH, PhD, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4S
Some methods I use include - Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational, Narrative, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology etc.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Also, I have an MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health with more than 15 years of public health academic and research experience to help my clients overcome their anxiety and mood concerns, relationship and attachment issues, trauma, cognitive, behavioural and life difficulties. My top priority is to be culturally competent, help you attain self-growth, live your authentic life again, and enjoy optimum performance and results.
Some methods I use include - Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational, Narrative, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology etc.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Also, I have an MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health with more than 15 years of public health academic and research experience to help my clients overcome their anxiety and mood concerns, relationship and attachment issues, trauma, cognitive, behavioural and life difficulties. My top priority is to be culturally competent, help you attain self-growth, live your authentic life again, and enjoy optimum performance and results.
(289) 319-0916 View (289) 319-0916
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Rosen Couples Counselling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, RMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
We specialize in marriage counselling and couple therapy. We understand the importance of your relationship. We have the knowledge and the skills to help you solve the issues and to give you answers you and your partner have been looking for. We dedicated our careers to helping couples reduce conflict, improve communication, resolve issues with anger, address extramarital affairs, help express emotions and feelings, and resolve sexual difficulties. Visit our website for information on common concerns couples have about counselling and suggestions on how to approach your partner if they are ambivalent about joining you.
We specialize in marriage counselling and couple therapy. We understand the importance of your relationship. We have the knowledge and the skills to help you solve the issues and to give you answers you and your partner have been looking for. We dedicated our careers to helping couples reduce conflict, improve communication, resolve issues with anger, address extramarital affairs, help express emotions and feelings, and resolve sexual difficulties. Visit our website for information on common concerns couples have about counselling and suggestions on how to approach your partner if they are ambivalent about joining you.
(647) 496-6530 View (647) 496-6530
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Phyllis Wai Ng
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Everyone desires to have a good quality of life and every family deserves to have harmony and respect. Have you been feeling sad, anxious, angry, or lonely? Are you tired of dealing with ongoing family conflict? Would you like to enhance your marriage? Are you worried about your kid acting out, having emotional or substance use issues, or even being suicidal? No matter what your concerns are, there is always HOPE! The truth is you can overcome all these life challenges with professional help. Through counselling, you will be able to explore your options and learn strategies to eventually manage your problems on your own.
Everyone desires to have a good quality of life and every family deserves to have harmony and respect. Have you been feeling sad, anxious, angry, or lonely? Are you tired of dealing with ongoing family conflict? Would you like to enhance your marriage? Are you worried about your kid acting out, having emotional or substance use issues, or even being suicidal? No matter what your concerns are, there is always HOPE! The truth is you can overcome all these life challenges with professional help. Through counselling, you will be able to explore your options and learn strategies to eventually manage your problems on your own.
(647) 643-5800 View (647) 643-5800
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Anna Shin
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I hold a Master's Degree in counselling and am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger, or feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? I provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe exploring their most difficult issues and gain some clarity on directions for change. I have successfully helped numerous clients enhance self-awareness, discover their inherent strengths, and boost resilience to meet the complex demands of modern-day life.
I hold a Master's Degree in counselling and am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger, or feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? I provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe exploring their most difficult issues and gain some clarity on directions for change. I have successfully helped numerous clients enhance self-awareness, discover their inherent strengths, and boost resilience to meet the complex demands of modern-day life.
(844) 402-2686 View (844) 402-2686
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Melanie Tinianov
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
I feel honoured supporting individuals/couples and families struggling with relationships/marriage, depression, anxiety/panic disorder, fear, self esteem, and a wide range of other issues.
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, self esteem, relationships and more. I offer a spiritual component to my practice that incorporates the mind, body and spirit of every individual in my care. I offer a calming, safe, non-judgemental, secure environment with both the therapy I practice and the environment I practice within. I love what I do and it shows through in my approach, my interest, my passion and the results that follow in each client. My background as a Life Coach is helpful in moving clients forward.
I feel honoured supporting individuals/couples and families struggling with relationships/marriage, depression, anxiety/panic disorder, fear, self esteem, and a wide range of other issues.
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, self esteem, relationships and more. I offer a spiritual component to my practice that incorporates the mind, body and spirit of every individual in my care. I offer a calming, safe, non-judgemental, secure environment with both the therapy I practice and the environment I practice within. I love what I do and it shows through in my approach, my interest, my passion and the results that follow in each client. My background as a Life Coach is helpful in moving clients forward.
(855) 683-2448 View (855) 683-2448
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Lucy Competiello
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I provide support for people struggling with mental health or experiencing life changes (marriage, motherhood, divorce/ separation, bereavement).
Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Lucy and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I provide counselling services to individuals, children, teenagers and couples. I can offer you support, guidance and insight; and walk with you on your journey towards living your best, authentic life.
I provide support for people struggling with mental health or experiencing life changes (marriage, motherhood, divorce/ separation, bereavement).
Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Lucy and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I provide counselling services to individuals, children, teenagers and couples. I can offer you support, guidance and insight; and walk with you on your journey towards living your best, authentic life.
(289) 797-3216 View (289) 797-3216
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Paul D Scuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Paul Scuse and Elizabeth Scuse are Registered Psychotherapists, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapists.
At Emmaus Counselling we build healthy relationships through individual, couple and family therapy. Co-therapy with a male and female therapist is available. Four registered therapists are available: Paul Scuse, Elizabeth Scuse, Brian Chung & Graham Lawrence. We try to find the best match between the the client and the therapist.
Paul Scuse and Elizabeth Scuse are Registered Psychotherapists, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapists.
At Emmaus Counselling we build healthy relationships through individual, couple and family therapy. Co-therapy with a male and female therapist is available. Four registered therapists are available: Paul Scuse, Elizabeth Scuse, Brian Chung & Graham Lawrence. We try to find the best match between the the client and the therapist.
(647) 977-5885 View (647) 977-5885
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Sigrun Sigurjonsdottir Couples Counselor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RMFT, ITCA, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Specializing in sex counseling. Occasionally all relationships experience a period of stress. That can feel threatening and overwhelming. Whether you feel disconnected, have communication difficulties or have a reason to think your relationship may be over, I can assist you navigate your way back to safety and comfort. I offer a complete array of services to manage your relationships. Among those Premarital Counseling, Marital Counseling, Sex Therapy and Family Mediation Services. My approach tends to be direct, making the most out of each session. I only use methods that have been shown to be effective.
Specializing in sex counseling. Occasionally all relationships experience a period of stress. That can feel threatening and overwhelming. Whether you feel disconnected, have communication difficulties or have a reason to think your relationship may be over, I can assist you navigate your way back to safety and comfort. I offer a complete array of services to manage your relationships. Among those Premarital Counseling, Marital Counseling, Sex Therapy and Family Mediation Services. My approach tends to be direct, making the most out of each session. I only use methods that have been shown to be effective.
(289) 807-3459 View (289) 807-3459
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Dina Cohen
Counsellor, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I am a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) so I understand infidelity and internet addiction so you can understand (if this is occurring in your marriage)why this is happening.
Betrayal in a relationship is traumatic. The one person who is meant to protect you, hurts you terribly. When you married your spouse there were expectations. You expected many of your needs to be met exclusively by your husband/wife. Somehow that is not happening. For whatever reason, you are not happy and secure in your relationship.
I am a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) so I understand infidelity and internet addiction so you can understand (if this is occurring in your marriage)why this is happening.
Betrayal in a relationship is traumatic. The one person who is meant to protect you, hurts you terribly. When you married your spouse there were expectations. You expected many of your needs to be met exclusively by your husband/wife. Somehow that is not happening. For whatever reason, you are not happy and secure in your relationship.
(647) 831-3730 View (647) 831-3730
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Rui Tian
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PCPain
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L3T  (Online Only)
practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, consultation, training, and counselling through individual, couple family, and group formats. expertise in imental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma); addictions (substances, problem gambling, eating, sex, and internet); concurrent disorders; developmental disability (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD); dual diagnosis; rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD, RTW, mTBI, and traumatic injuries); chronic illness (chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions); return to work, parenting (child and youth); couples and marital relationship, personal wellbeing/development.
practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, consultation, training, and counselling through individual, couple family, and group formats. expertise in imental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma); addictions (substances, problem gambling, eating, sex, and internet); concurrent disorders; developmental disability (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD); dual diagnosis; rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD, RTW, mTBI, and traumatic injuries); chronic illness (chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions); return to work, parenting (child and youth); couples and marital relationship, personal wellbeing/development.
(289) 207-6489 View (289) 207-6489

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Marriage Counselling

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.