Couples Counseling Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Jessica Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified eating disorder specialist and clinical supervisor working with adolescents, adults, couples and families since 2010. I have held clinical and management positions, working in the inpatient, residential and outpatient levels of care treating a wide variety of clients.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified eating disorder specialist and clinical supervisor working with adolescents, adults, couples and families since 2010. I have held clinical and management positions, working in the inpatient, residential and outpatient levels of care treating a wide variety of clients.
(323) 616-1709 View (323) 616-1709
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Kasia (Katarzyna) Jun Kaczmarczyk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I work with adults, adolescents & children, couples, and groups.
There are countless stories and ideas we're told about who we can and should be! More successful, more actualized, richer, taller, thinner- with all that noise around us, it is often hard to hear our own voice telling us what we value, what makes us feel alive, what is worth our energy and attention. When we feel stuck or weighed down by trauma, depression, anxiety, or systemic injustice, it’s especially hard to access our preferences, inner resources, and community. Our voice gets lost or neglected. This is my commitment to you in our work – to make space for your voice.
I work with adults, adolescents & children, couples, and groups.
There are countless stories and ideas we're told about who we can and should be! More successful, more actualized, richer, taller, thinner- with all that noise around us, it is often hard to hear our own voice telling us what we value, what makes us feel alive, what is worth our energy and attention. When we feel stuck or weighed down by trauma, depression, anxiety, or systemic injustice, it’s especially hard to access our preferences, inner resources, and community. Our voice gets lost or neglected. This is my commitment to you in our work – to make space for your voice.
(213) 528-3859 View (213) 528-3859
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Jami Winkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034
I specialize in working with anxiety / depression, relationship issues, and stressful work environments.
Are you confused about why you feel the way you do? Judging yourself for not being enough? Wondering why awareness isn't enough to change your life? I work with adults and couples on issues related to developmental trauma, relational struggles, and anxiety and depression. Fear, shame and self-loathing that accompanies these issues can be crippling. I work to help you process your emotions and to pragmatically build healthier strategies. I help folks connect mind and body; which I believe creates real, sustainable change. Starting therapy can be daunting, anxiety provoking, and/or exciting. I will meet you wherever you are!
I specialize in working with anxiety / depression, relationship issues, and stressful work environments.
Are you confused about why you feel the way you do? Judging yourself for not being enough? Wondering why awareness isn't enough to change your life? I work with adults and couples on issues related to developmental trauma, relational struggles, and anxiety and depression. Fear, shame and self-loathing that accompanies these issues can be crippling. I work to help you process your emotions and to pragmatically build healthier strategies. I help folks connect mind and body; which I believe creates real, sustainable change. Starting therapy can be daunting, anxiety provoking, and/or exciting. I will meet you wherever you are!
(310) 340-7725 View (310) 340-7725
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Mavida Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
Mavida Health is a deeply specialized, comprehensive mental health platform for the path to parenthood - including those trying to conceive, pregnant - including adoption and surrogacy, experiencing pregnancy loss, or in the postpartum. We offer 1:1 therapy, couples/family therapy, group therapy, prescribing, and medication management.
(424) 404-5875 View (424) 404-5875
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Susan Ko, PhD | Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples to assess compatibility in the early days of a relationship or refresh/repair challenges over time.
In my high school psychology class, I learned there is an entire language that describes my experience-the sometimes conflicting experiences of living between two different worlds. I became passionate about finding ways to address the experience of people whose hurts are often invisible. I was saddened by my observation that too many people feel stigmatized and alone with their inner turmoil and wanted to find a way to make the heart, mind and body whole. My dream is that therapy becomes accessible to everyone and viewed merely as another source of support.
Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples to assess compatibility in the early days of a relationship or refresh/repair challenges over time.
In my high school psychology class, I learned there is an entire language that describes my experience-the sometimes conflicting experiences of living between two different worlds. I became passionate about finding ways to address the experience of people whose hurts are often invisible. I was saddened by my observation that too many people feel stigmatized and alone with their inner turmoil and wanted to find a way to make the heart, mind and body whole. My dream is that therapy becomes accessible to everyone and viewed merely as another source of support.
(310) 750-4807 View (310) 750-4807
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Camille Tenerife
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90004
I specialize in career counseling, racial/identity trauma, and the challenges of being in an interracial relationship.
As a black therapist in Los Angeles, I understand what it is like to navigate both the beauty and challenges of being a POC. I help those who want to unpack their racial/cultural experiences and are looking for a culturally competent therapist. I guide BIPOC professionals in their careers, helping you find fulfillment and work-life balance. If you want to find solace and understanding, I’m here to help. In addition, I support interracial couples in navigating challenges in communication and bridging the gap between each of your experiences.
I specialize in career counseling, racial/identity trauma, and the challenges of being in an interracial relationship.
As a black therapist in Los Angeles, I understand what it is like to navigate both the beauty and challenges of being a POC. I help those who want to unpack their racial/cultural experiences and are looking for a culturally competent therapist. I guide BIPOC professionals in their careers, helping you find fulfillment and work-life balance. If you want to find solace and understanding, I’m here to help. In addition, I support interracial couples in navigating challenges in communication and bridging the gap between each of your experiences.
(424) 396-5044 View (424) 396-5044
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Hannah Shin
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90029
I especially enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who identify as multicultural or multiracial.
If you are looking for someone who will listen carefully to get to know you, support you in developing self-trust, warmly and gently hold you accountable to your goals, and walk alongside you in this tumultuous journey called life, you've come to the right place. I enjoy helping clients heal through traumatic experiences and cultivate lives that are rich in meaning, authenticity, and connection. Our work together will be strengths based and empowerment focused.
I especially enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who identify as multicultural or multiracial.
If you are looking for someone who will listen carefully to get to know you, support you in developing self-trust, warmly and gently hold you accountable to your goals, and walk alongside you in this tumultuous journey called life, you've come to the right place. I enjoy helping clients heal through traumatic experiences and cultivate lives that are rich in meaning, authenticity, and connection. Our work together will be strengths based and empowerment focused.
(818) 210-3111 View (818) 210-3111
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Vanessa Katz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I work with individuals and couples who are having difficulties in their relationships.
Even though therapy can be challenging and often a painful process of self-discovery, when done in a supportive and empathic environment it can be immensely life changing. Together we will explore how the past has influenced you and make changes in the present, so you can create a more gratifying future. I have extensive experience in treating depression, life transitions, anxiety, relationship & family issues, loss & trauma and sexual abuse.
I work with individuals and couples who are having difficulties in their relationships.
Even though therapy can be challenging and often a painful process of self-discovery, when done in a supportive and empathic environment it can be immensely life changing. Together we will explore how the past has influenced you and make changes in the present, so you can create a more gratifying future. I have extensive experience in treating depression, life transitions, anxiety, relationship & family issues, loss & trauma and sexual abuse.
(323) 870-7225 View (323) 870-7225
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Melanie Siegel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
Change and growth are possible. Whether you are feeling stuck in a tiny dusty corner or lost in an enormous ocean, I'll meet you right where you are and help get you where you want to be. Taking the first step can be difficult, but will be rewarding as, together, the work that we begin now will expand your relationship to yourself and the world around you.
(424) 249-9172 View (424) 249-9172
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Gabriella D'Urso
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Are you seeking a more loving, connected, and meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and overwhelm? Or coping mechanisms like perfectionism and procrastination that keep you stuck in the same patterns? We can find a way out, together. Symptoms have a deeper story to tell, and I want to listen. Therapy is an invitation to return to your innate sense of wholeness; to acknowledge, accept, and integrate the varied parts of yourself. Working with me can bring a clearer sense of self, authenticity, and ease.
Are you seeking a more loving, connected, and meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, and overwhelm? Or coping mechanisms like perfectionism and procrastination that keep you stuck in the same patterns? We can find a way out, together. Symptoms have a deeper story to tell, and I want to listen. Therapy is an invitation to return to your innate sense of wholeness; to acknowledge, accept, and integrate the varied parts of yourself. Working with me can bring a clearer sense of self, authenticity, and ease.
(818) 873-3480 View (818) 873-3480
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Lanie Goueth
LPC Intern, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
I also work with couples and families, and I hold a special affection for youth and emerging adults.
I’m a big believer that therapy is for everyone. More than ever, with all the traumas of the last couple of years, folks of all races, cultures, and ages are in need of a healthy, safe, and judgment-free space to process and heal. I’ve spent the last decade providing counseling services and I have a passion for diversity, equity, and advocacy for those who face systemic barriers to mental health. My therapeutic relationships are grounded in unconditional support and positive regard. In a world full of adversity and disenfranchisement, it is invaluable to see ourselves as resilient and capable.
I also work with couples and families, and I hold a special affection for youth and emerging adults.
I’m a big believer that therapy is for everyone. More than ever, with all the traumas of the last couple of years, folks of all races, cultures, and ages are in need of a healthy, safe, and judgment-free space to process and heal. I’ve spent the last decade providing counseling services and I have a passion for diversity, equity, and advocacy for those who face systemic barriers to mental health. My therapeutic relationships are grounded in unconditional support and positive regard. In a world full of adversity and disenfranchisement, it is invaluable to see ourselves as resilient and capable.
(310) 651-6922 View (310) 651-6922
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Maria Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90045  (Online Only)
Relationships are either the most fulfilling or the most challenging part of our lives (or both!) - whether with our partner, kids, friends, or family. I'm certain you value your relationships, but maybe you're struggling to feel connected, appreciated, or to stay calm when conflict arises. I promise there’s a reason you’re feeling the way you do, and the reason is more understandable than you think. When we’re at odds with a person we love, it's easy to get stuck in "me vs. them" thinking instead of tackling issues like a team. These last few years have been hard on everyone - if you're struggling right now, you're not alone.
Relationships are either the most fulfilling or the most challenging part of our lives (or both!) - whether with our partner, kids, friends, or family. I'm certain you value your relationships, but maybe you're struggling to feel connected, appreciated, or to stay calm when conflict arises. I promise there’s a reason you’re feeling the way you do, and the reason is more understandable than you think. When we’re at odds with a person we love, it's easy to get stuck in "me vs. them" thinking instead of tackling issues like a team. These last few years have been hard on everyone - if you're struggling right now, you're not alone.
(323) 310-1153 View (323) 310-1153
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Kacey Truong
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Do you struggle with anxiety and depression due to your childhood trauma? Are you having problems with your partner or family members due to life transition issues? Are you experiencing increased stress, fears, and doubts around the future? I believe that we all have the capacity to heal our emotional wounds and create meaningful changes. My goal as a therapist is to offer you a safe place in which you can process insights, concerns, and emotions associated with trauma.
Do you struggle with anxiety and depression due to your childhood trauma? Are you having problems with your partner or family members due to life transition issues? Are you experiencing increased stress, fears, and doubts around the future? I believe that we all have the capacity to heal our emotional wounds and create meaningful changes. My goal as a therapist is to offer you a safe place in which you can process insights, concerns, and emotions associated with trauma.
(818) 350-5158 View (818) 350-5158
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James A. Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, CCATP
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
"Time does not heal all wounds; it just gives them space to sink into the subconscious, where they continue to impact your emotions and behavior. What heals is going inward, loving yourself, accepting yourself, listening to your needs, addressing your attachments and emotional history and following your intuition" (Yung Pueblo). I partner with my clients to help them find their voice, tell their story, re-engage their strengths and cultivate new ways to stay mindful and grounded—no matter what life throws at them. I work with couples and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and LGBTQI-related issues.
"Time does not heal all wounds; it just gives them space to sink into the subconscious, where they continue to impact your emotions and behavior. What heals is going inward, loving yourself, accepting yourself, listening to your needs, addressing your attachments and emotional history and following your intuition" (Yung Pueblo). I partner with my clients to help them find their voice, tell their story, re-engage their strengths and cultivate new ways to stay mindful and grounded—no matter what life throws at them. I work with couples and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and LGBTQI-related issues.
(323) 870-9289 View (323) 870-9289
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Jacqueline Florian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90006  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with experiences in life, finding difficulty with recent events, or anything else that life may present you with? Perhaps I can offer some guidance. I have several years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I use a systemic, inter-generational, and experiential lens to determine how certain factors can contribute to the difficulty you are currently experiencing. In addition to this, I apply an intersectional lens to identify how different components of your identity influence the way you see the world as well as how the world may see you.
If you are struggling with experiences in life, finding difficulty with recent events, or anything else that life may present you with? Perhaps I can offer some guidance. I have several years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and teens. I use a systemic, inter-generational, and experiential lens to determine how certain factors can contribute to the difficulty you are currently experiencing. In addition to this, I apply an intersectional lens to identify how different components of your identity influence the way you see the world as well as how the world may see you.
(323) 673-3475 View (323) 673-3475
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Alexis Conrad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90004
We will acknowledge the intersecting expectations you are negotiating, maintaining a nurturing and affirmative stance about all aspects of who you are, including gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, relationship configuration, professional, political, amongst others.
I believe people are innately resilient and adaptive. When we struggle from disconnection, grief, or sudden changes, we may lose touch with our self-compassion and strengths, feeling trapped in a story that no longer serves us. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, reactivity, substance use, or unwanted relational patterns. You don’t need to go through this alone. You can feel supported, understood, and valued in the face of grief, hard feelings and questions. I will bring hope, compassion, options, insight, and curiosity, but ultimately our work together will be collaborative.
We will acknowledge the intersecting expectations you are negotiating, maintaining a nurturing and affirmative stance about all aspects of who you are, including gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, relationship configuration, professional, political, amongst others.
I believe people are innately resilient and adaptive. When we struggle from disconnection, grief, or sudden changes, we may lose touch with our self-compassion and strengths, feeling trapped in a story that no longer serves us. This may manifest as depression, anxiety, reactivity, substance use, or unwanted relational patterns. You don’t need to go through this alone. You can feel supported, understood, and valued in the face of grief, hard feelings and questions. I will bring hope, compassion, options, insight, and curiosity, but ultimately our work together will be collaborative.
(213) 212-7323 View (213) 212-7323
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Robert D. Scheps
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I work primarily with adult individuals and couples.
If you are considering starting therapy you are likely feeling stuck: either in feelings of depression or anxiety; in repetitive behaviors; in unsatisfying personal relationships; or in career frustrations. You are often making decisions and acting in ways that are counterproductive to what you want. Our work together will make you recognize how your past experiences intrude on the present, preventing personal growth. Once your are aware of how your disruptive behaviors, actions and/or beliefs interfere with your goals you can make new choices that are more fulfilling.
I work primarily with adult individuals and couples.
If you are considering starting therapy you are likely feeling stuck: either in feelings of depression or anxiety; in repetitive behaviors; in unsatisfying personal relationships; or in career frustrations. You are often making decisions and acting in ways that are counterproductive to what you want. Our work together will make you recognize how your past experiences intrude on the present, preventing personal growth. Once your are aware of how your disruptive behaviors, actions and/or beliefs interfere with your goals you can make new choices that are more fulfilling.
(310) 895-9184 View (310) 895-9184
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Miryam Saidian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I believe the most important relationship we have is with ourselves and I work from an integrated approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment theory to explore the client’s core beliefs and rewrite harmful narratives that have formed in childhood or adulthood to facilitate increased self-esteem and confidence.
At times, we may face challenges which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and alone. I'll meet you where you are and highlight your strengths as we work together to identify patterns or behaviors that aren't serving you. I understand that everyone’s therapeutic journey is different and offer personalized care and coaching as you pursue your therapeutic goals. I work well with individuals who seek to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and learn healthy coping mechanisms in aiming to foster personal growth. I am also passionate about working with individuals who seek to develop healthier romantic relationships.
I believe the most important relationship we have is with ourselves and I work from an integrated approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment theory to explore the client’s core beliefs and rewrite harmful narratives that have formed in childhood or adulthood to facilitate increased self-esteem and confidence.
At times, we may face challenges which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and alone. I'll meet you where you are and highlight your strengths as we work together to identify patterns or behaviors that aren't serving you. I understand that everyone’s therapeutic journey is different and offer personalized care and coaching as you pursue your therapeutic goals. I work well with individuals who seek to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression and learn healthy coping mechanisms in aiming to foster personal growth. I am also passionate about working with individuals who seek to develop healthier romantic relationships.
(818) 514-7539 View (818) 514-7539
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Alejandro Daniel Pina Online Couples Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90042  (Online Only)
For relationships in conflict, couples feeling stuck and hopeless; learn to redevelop genuine empathy for each other. I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. EFT online couples counseling supports relationships going through difficult life transitions, married couples considering divorce, new couples moving in together, interracial couples with cultural differences, couples experiencing various tiers of infidelity; EFT helps many couples in different situations. Im an Inclusive Therapist providing LGBTQ Affirming and Latinx Therapy and I offer a free 10-minute consultation.
For relationships in conflict, couples feeling stuck and hopeless; learn to redevelop genuine empathy for each other. I’m trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. EFT online couples counseling supports relationships going through difficult life transitions, married couples considering divorce, new couples moving in together, interracial couples with cultural differences, couples experiencing various tiers of infidelity; EFT helps many couples in different situations. Im an Inclusive Therapist providing LGBTQ Affirming and Latinx Therapy and I offer a free 10-minute consultation.
(213) 722-3646 View (213) 722-3646
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Solange Zelman, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, adults raised by narcissistic or borderline parents, couples, and families facing communication breakdowns & negative relational patterns.
Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors.
I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with anxiety, parenting challenges, adults raised by narcissistic or borderline parents, couples, and families facing communication breakdowns & negative relational patterns.
Therapy is about exploring, experimenting, discovering, and being vulnerable. In our therapy together you will learn to increase self-compassion and mindfulness, and your ability to sit with uncertainty and bear witness to uncomfortable feelings and body sensations. You will gain awareness of the role negative core beliefs and thoughts have upon mood and learn how to challenge those negative thought patterns. You will learn to set appropriate boundaries by asserting feelings, recognizing wants and needs, and identifying the role shame and guilt might play in causing unhealthy, harmful, stale, and inauthentic behaviors.
(310) 340-2213 View (310) 340-2213


Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.