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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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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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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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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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Rana Khan
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Rana Khan. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized training in Couples and Family Therapy. The clients I serve are mostly couples and families or individuals who have concerns/issues with their relationships. I have helped clients explore tips/tools/strategies that has helped improve their communication, intimacy, and emotional connection. I have also supported clients in finding meaning as they recover from an emotional hurt, deal with loss, go through an affair, or manage other external stressors such as family, work, health, culture, and/or religion.
Hello! My name is Rana Khan. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. I have specialized training in Couples and Family Therapy. The clients I serve are mostly couples and families or individuals who have concerns/issues with their relationships. I have helped clients explore tips/tools/strategies that has helped improve their communication, intimacy, and emotional connection. I have also supported clients in finding meaning as they recover from an emotional hurt, deal with loss, go through an affair, or manage other external stressors such as family, work, health, culture, and/or religion.
(647) 250-9869 View (647) 250-9869
Photo of Stefan Milosevic, Registered Psychotherapist in Richmond Hill, ON
Stefan Milosevic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
I have immediate availability to see clients that are struggling with various issues which include relationship problems, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and self esteem. My clients generally want to improve their quality of life by having better relationships with themselves and others as well as improving moods.
I have immediate availability to see clients that are struggling with various issues which include relationship problems, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and self esteem. My clients generally want to improve their quality of life by having better relationships with themselves and others as well as improving moods.
(289) 212-6361 View (289) 212-6361
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
Men often carry heavy burdens silently, feeling pressured to hide their struggles. But inside, they're hurting. They suffer with tough emotions like sadness, anxiety, addiction, and past traumas. Therapy is like a safe harbor in a storm. It's a place where guys can open up in a safe, non-judgemental space. It helps them untangle their feelings, heal old wounds, and discover their true selves. My role is to support men with the tools and insight to tackle life's hurdles with strength and confidence. Whether its your first time seeking help or you are looking for something new, we are here to support you. Book a free consult today!
Men often carry heavy burdens silently, feeling pressured to hide their struggles. But inside, they're hurting. They suffer with tough emotions like sadness, anxiety, addiction, and past traumas. Therapy is like a safe harbor in a storm. It's a place where guys can open up in a safe, non-judgemental space. It helps them untangle their feelings, heal old wounds, and discover their true selves. My role is to support men with the tools and insight to tackle life's hurdles with strength and confidence. Whether its your first time seeking help or you are looking for something new, we are here to support you. Book a free consult today!
(289) 903-0965 View (289) 903-0965
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Lionel Stephen Boodlal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
Taking responsibility for ourselves and our experience of life begins with embracing our trials and tribulations, and facing them head on. This fosters a connection with the source of our power that builds resilience to manage whatever may come. Developing the resourcefulness required to fashion a life that is fulfilling and supportive of our overall well-being is an ever-evolving process, and can be more clearly navigated with the help of a trusted professional. Using a person-centred, culturally-, and trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower people to improve their quality of life through organic and systematic processes.
Taking responsibility for ourselves and our experience of life begins with embracing our trials and tribulations, and facing them head on. This fosters a connection with the source of our power that builds resilience to manage whatever may come. Developing the resourcefulness required to fashion a life that is fulfilling and supportive of our overall well-being is an ever-evolving process, and can be more clearly navigated with the help of a trusted professional. Using a person-centred, culturally-, and trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower people to improve their quality of life through organic and systematic processes.
(289) 301-7212 View (289) 301-7212
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Vedang Nijsure
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
Welcome to a journey of transformation and empowerment. As a dedicated therapist specializing in the unique challenges of adolescents (13-18), young adults (19-35), and middle-aged individuals (36-65), I am here to guide you through the complexities of trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, life adjustments, and relationship difficulties. My approach is not just about overcoming hurdles; it's about discovering your inner strength and rewriting your story with hope and resilience. We will embark on a transformative journey towards healing, self-discovery, and a life filled with purpose and joy.
Welcome to a journey of transformation and empowerment. As a dedicated therapist specializing in the unique challenges of adolescents (13-18), young adults (19-35), and middle-aged individuals (36-65), I am here to guide you through the complexities of trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, life adjustments, and relationship difficulties. My approach is not just about overcoming hurdles; it's about discovering your inner strength and rewriting your story with hope and resilience. We will embark on a transformative journey towards healing, self-discovery, and a life filled with purpose and joy.
(289) 272-8443 View (289) 272-8443
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Listening to Me
Registered Social Worker, CYW CYC, BEd OCT, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
Welcoming New Clients! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
(289) 207-7802 View (289) 207-7802
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
Stuck - broken - powerless - disconnected. Many men come to me seeking change. Perhaps you are feeling lost, broken, stuck, hopeless, disconnected or lacking purpose. I have always been drawn to people, and over time grown deep appreciation for the value of sharing and listening intentionally. You may feel you are alone in the world, and that nobody understands you. You may question whether you are a good partner, father, or son. Even worse, you may struggle with addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, or another mental health challenge. Ready to get started? Book a free 20-minute consultation - No waitlist - Click the "website" link
Stuck - broken - powerless - disconnected. Many men come to me seeking change. Perhaps you are feeling lost, broken, stuck, hopeless, disconnected or lacking purpose. I have always been drawn to people, and over time grown deep appreciation for the value of sharing and listening intentionally. You may feel you are alone in the world, and that nobody understands you. You may question whether you are a good partner, father, or son. Even worse, you may struggle with addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, or another mental health challenge. Ready to get started? Book a free 20-minute consultation - No waitlist - Click the "website" link
(343) 453-5084 View (343) 453-5084
Photo of Henry Wong, Registered Social Worker in Richmond Hill, ON
Henry Wong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
(289) 536-4946 View (289) 536-4946
Photo of Peter Savo (Teens, Adults, ADHD, Autism), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Richmond Hill, ON
Peter Savo (Teens, Adults, ADHD, Autism)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Are you searching for support, either for yourself or loved one? Hi I'm Peter Savo and I am dedicated in providing compassionate mental health services for neurodivergent individuals. I specialize in working with people diagnosed with ADHD and high functioning autism, supporting them as they navigate through transitional periods of their lives. My approach involves building a therapeutic alliance with my clients that nurtures their strengths and finds solutions to their unique challenges.
Are you searching for support, either for yourself or loved one? Hi I'm Peter Savo and I am dedicated in providing compassionate mental health services for neurodivergent individuals. I specialize in working with people diagnosed with ADHD and high functioning autism, supporting them as they navigate through transitional periods of their lives. My approach involves building a therapeutic alliance with my clients that nurtures their strengths and finds solutions to their unique challenges.
(289) 985-0195 View (289) 985-0195
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Omar Badarah
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Waitlist for new clients
We all know life stresses may lead us to different challenges such as relationship distress, addiction, depression and anger. It is not the end of the world, if you have gone through such experiences. I am prepared to listen to my clients, understand their needs and team up with them to come up with a collaborative and practical plan to address their challenges.
We all know life stresses may lead us to different challenges such as relationship distress, addiction, depression and anger. It is not the end of the world, if you have gone through such experiences. I am prepared to listen to my clients, understand their needs and team up with them to come up with a collaborative and practical plan to address their challenges.
(647) 425-8648 View (647) 425-8648
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Maneet Bhatia - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Are you seeking expert guidance and support on your path to emotional well-being? Dr. Maneet Bhatia, Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director at Bhatia Psychology Group, is here to guide you. A graduate of McGill University with over 18 years of clinical experience, Dr. Bhatia is dedicated to empowering adults and couples toward a fulfilling life. Dr. Bhatia and his team at Bhatia Psychology Group can help you explore your emotional landscape with insight and resilience. Whether you're facing relationship challenges, emotional distress, or seeking personal growth, they offer a safe and supportive space to thrive.
Are you seeking expert guidance and support on your path to emotional well-being? Dr. Maneet Bhatia, Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Director at Bhatia Psychology Group, is here to guide you. A graduate of McGill University with over 18 years of clinical experience, Dr. Bhatia is dedicated to empowering adults and couples toward a fulfilling life. Dr. Bhatia and his team at Bhatia Psychology Group can help you explore your emotional landscape with insight and resilience. Whether you're facing relationship challenges, emotional distress, or seeking personal growth, they offer a safe and supportive space to thrive.
(289) 902-2058 View (289) 902-2058
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New Path Counseling and Psychological Services
Psychological Associate
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Member of Ontario College of Psychologists and specialized in couple therapy. Mohammad Dehganpour has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, couples, adults and families. In Canada Mohammad worked as a child and family therapist for 7 years at Integra foundation which was specialized in LD and other related mental health issues such as ADHD and ADD. For 7 years, Mohammad worked as a clinical manager supervising clinical program and services at Blue hills Child and Family Center and Catholic Family services of Toronto. Mohammad is a co-founder of the New Path Counseling and Psychological Center.
Member of Ontario College of Psychologists and specialized in couple therapy. Mohammad Dehganpour has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, couples, adults and families. In Canada Mohammad worked as a child and family therapist for 7 years at Integra foundation which was specialized in LD and other related mental health issues such as ADHD and ADD. For 7 years, Mohammad worked as a clinical manager supervising clinical program and services at Blue hills Child and Family Center and Catholic Family services of Toronto. Mohammad is a co-founder of the New Path Counseling and Psychological Center.
(647) 362-6691 View (647) 362-6691
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Arvin Puyan
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, MACP, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
As a psychotherapist, I provide compassionate support for clients facing depression, anxiety, OCD, work stress, and relationship challenges. In a safe and collaborative environment, I work to understand each individual's unique needs and goals. Together, we explore underlying patterns and develop tailored coping strategies. Through empathy and trust, I empower clients to enhance self-awareness, cultivate resilience, and foster positive change. My aim is to facilitate a journey of self-discovery and growth, guiding clients towards greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
(365) 305-0034 View (365) 305-0034
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Counselling for Success
Registered Social Worker, SSW, OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
I am committed to provide counseling for the success of people in their lives and manage to uphold a cohesive and fun atmosphere, also I respect diversity, confidentiality and maintain ethical boundaries. In my practice at a nonprofit community centre, I participated in educational wellness and community support programs to assist people in many occasions. Also, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families who may be struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, school refusal, test anxiety and career concerns. I also conduct self assessments to better understand children and adults' learning profiles and examine problems with learning or attention.
I am committed to provide counseling for the success of people in their lives and manage to uphold a cohesive and fun atmosphere, also I respect diversity, confidentiality and maintain ethical boundaries. In my practice at a nonprofit community centre, I participated in educational wellness and community support programs to assist people in many occasions. Also, I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families who may be struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, school refusal, test anxiety and career concerns. I also conduct self assessments to better understand children and adults' learning profiles and examine problems with learning or attention.
(647) 694-1178 View (647) 694-1178
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Rom Malik
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Our life experiences have shaped our perceptions, coping methods and relationships. For 25+ years I have researched symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety): how they develop from life experiences, and how to dismantle them in therapy. Together, we will work to assist you in overcoming your sadness, fears, worries, and low self-esteem while helping you navigate stressors at home, work and family. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and friendly space. We can build on your courage to support your healing and growth. Therapy offers freedom to explore with compassion, to find stability, and to create new possibilities.
Our life experiences have shaped our perceptions, coping methods and relationships. For 25+ years I have researched symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety): how they develop from life experiences, and how to dismantle them in therapy. Together, we will work to assist you in overcoming your sadness, fears, worries, and low self-esteem while helping you navigate stressors at home, work and family. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and friendly space. We can build on your courage to support your healing and growth. Therapy offers freedom to explore with compassion, to find stability, and to create new possibilities.
(647) 931-1563 View (647) 931-1563

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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.