Marriage Counseling Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Korlany Roche
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95838
My name is Dr. Korlany Chhun Roche, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, California, providing telehealth services to clients statewide. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents, young adults, and couples who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and relational problems.
My name is Dr. Korlany Chhun Roche, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, California, providing telehealth services to clients statewide. I work with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adolescents, young adults, and couples who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and relational problems.
(916) 932-9629 View (916) 932-9629
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Jordanne Stacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Are you ready for change? Welcome to a space of warmth and understanding. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I offer a compassionate approach to therapy, providing support as you navigate life's challenges. I believe that everyone's life journey is unique, which is why I individualize every treatment plan. I have years of experience working with couples, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma.
Are you ready for change? Welcome to a space of warmth and understanding. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I offer a compassionate approach to therapy, providing support as you navigate life's challenges. I believe that everyone's life journey is unique, which is why I individualize every treatment plan. I have years of experience working with couples, and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma.
(530) 900-0296 View (530) 900-0296
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Nicole Vaccher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
Hi! My name is Nicole Vaccher and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. For the past 5 years I have practiced therapy in a variety of settings with various clients accumulating multiple approaches to best serve my clients. For the past almost 2 years I have worked with first responders and their family's treating anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, marital issues, divorce, family, PTSD, stress, and grief. I embrace Solution-Focused Therapy techniques and approaches in most of my sessions to provide my clients with goal setting that promotes healing progress.
Hi! My name is Nicole Vaccher and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. For the past 5 years I have practiced therapy in a variety of settings with various clients accumulating multiple approaches to best serve my clients. For the past almost 2 years I have worked with first responders and their family's treating anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, marital issues, divorce, family, PTSD, stress, and grief. I embrace Solution-Focused Therapy techniques and approaches in most of my sessions to provide my clients with goal setting that promotes healing progress.
(916) 226-9800 View (916) 226-9800
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Michael Thaden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, a Certified EMDR Therapist, an IFS Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, a Certified EMDR Therapist, an IFS Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
(916) 259-3990 View (916) 259-3990
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Darlene A. Obregon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Hi, my name is Darlene. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am have experience working with couples in re-establishing safety and connection in relationships. I have worked with couples with infidelity, separation and high conflict. I am also passionate about working with individuals in helping them unpack childhood emotional trauma wounds, to foster new healthy attachments. I have 10 years experience working with children and families. In family work, I help to restore connection, trust and belonging.
Hi, my name is Darlene. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am have experience working with couples in re-establishing safety and connection in relationships. I have worked with couples with infidelity, separation and high conflict. I am also passionate about working with individuals in helping them unpack childhood emotional trauma wounds, to foster new healthy attachments. I have 10 years experience working with children and families. In family work, I help to restore connection, trust and belonging.
(916) 943-4076 View (916) 943-4076
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Kaylan Dias
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95820  (Online Only)
Are you a woman whose life looks “good” from the outside, and yet it still feels like something is missing? You’ve accomplished a lot in life, but don’t feel the sense of fulfillment you expected. A big life change—maybe a breakup, new job, new marriage, change in family dynamic, or move—has highlighted the fact that you’re still not as happy or content as you want to be. Something is telling you that you need to make a shift (even if you’re not quite sure what it is). You want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences, and you’re ready to change your “default setting” and start creating new patterns in your life.
Are you a woman whose life looks “good” from the outside, and yet it still feels like something is missing? You’ve accomplished a lot in life, but don’t feel the sense of fulfillment you expected. A big life change—maybe a breakup, new job, new marriage, change in family dynamic, or move—has highlighted the fact that you’re still not as happy or content as you want to be. Something is telling you that you need to make a shift (even if you’re not quite sure what it is). You want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences, and you’re ready to change your “default setting” and start creating new patterns in your life.
(916) 510-0325 View (916) 510-0325
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Dr. Chanin Hardwick
Counselor, PhD, MA-MFT, LPCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a PhD in Depth Psychology (Jungian), and have a Master' Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Transition, trauma, and transformation are my specialties. Life transition, career transition, transition in relationships, racial trauma, the trauma of loss, sexual assault trauma, imposter syndrome, and personal transformation. Much comes with each and using the mind, body, soul connection I support you in finding healing, and a new sense of being. Healing is done in connection with others through embodied connection, awareness, and meaning or faith. Together through connection, you can bring healing into your life.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a PhD in Depth Psychology (Jungian), and have a Master' Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Transition, trauma, and transformation are my specialties. Life transition, career transition, transition in relationships, racial trauma, the trauma of loss, sexual assault trauma, imposter syndrome, and personal transformation. Much comes with each and using the mind, body, soul connection I support you in finding healing, and a new sense of being. Healing is done in connection with others through embodied connection, awareness, and meaning or faith. Together through connection, you can bring healing into your life.
(916) 318-3850 View (916) 318-3850
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Stacy Cordero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95828
I am excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Stacy Cordero, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, 142545. It can be uncomfortable to begin therapy. The foundation must include a safe space in which I consider it my responsibility to work hard in building a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect. I have an extensive background working with individuals affected by relationship challenges. Our connections to others are complex and vital. These connections are vital throughout our lives - no matter how young or how old.
I am excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Stacy Cordero, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, 142545. It can be uncomfortable to begin therapy. The foundation must include a safe space in which I consider it my responsibility to work hard in building a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect. I have an extensive background working with individuals affected by relationship challenges. Our connections to others are complex and vital. These connections are vital throughout our lives - no matter how young or how old.
(916) 655-9780 View (916) 655-9780
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Dan Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
I earned my Master's of Arts in Marital & Family Therapy in 2013 from Western Seminary in Sacramento, CA.
Negative habits can hinder personal progress and stand in the way of your aspirations. I possess extensive experience assisting men navigating challenges related to addictions, including but not limited to, addressing unwanted sexual behaviors, alcohol consumption, illicit substance use, fixation on performance, workaholism, co-dependency dynamics, struggles with assertiveness, as well as issues surrounding identity and self-worth. Additionally, I am deeply committed to offering couples a supportive environment where they can mend and cultivate healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
I earned my Master's of Arts in Marital & Family Therapy in 2013 from Western Seminary in Sacramento, CA.
Negative habits can hinder personal progress and stand in the way of your aspirations. I possess extensive experience assisting men navigating challenges related to addictions, including but not limited to, addressing unwanted sexual behaviors, alcohol consumption, illicit substance use, fixation on performance, workaholism, co-dependency dynamics, struggles with assertiveness, as well as issues surrounding identity and self-worth. Additionally, I am deeply committed to offering couples a supportive environment where they can mend and cultivate healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
(916) 439-8373 View (916) 439-8373
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La Fawn Carey-Toles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
Hello! My name is La Fawn, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I provide support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, anger, marital discord, sexual identity, infertility, and grief and loss. My practice is based on a narrative and solution-focused approach geared towards helping individuals find their voice and become experts in their own lives while actively working towards solutions.
Hello! My name is La Fawn, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I provide support to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, anger, marital discord, sexual identity, infertility, and grief and loss. My practice is based on a narrative and solution-focused approach geared towards helping individuals find their voice and become experts in their own lives while actively working towards solutions.
(916) 674-0254 View (916) 674-0254
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Linda Lee Sessions
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MAHS, LMFT, MAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I have both a marriage and family therapy license and a specialization in conflict resolution and mediation.
My approach to therapy is based on integrating theories from a family systems perspective, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, & Attachment Theory. While I enjoy working with all client populations my specialties are LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, chronic illness and pain, terminal illness, grief and loss. I see each client as uniquely special, and deserving of life's best. My goal is to help each client discover who they are meant to be regardless of their experience. I especially like coaching individuals in the corporate setting, helping them to achieve their personal best in the office and at home.
I have both a marriage and family therapy license and a specialization in conflict resolution and mediation.
My approach to therapy is based on integrating theories from a family systems perspective, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, & Attachment Theory. While I enjoy working with all client populations my specialties are LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, chronic illness and pain, terminal illness, grief and loss. I see each client as uniquely special, and deserving of life's best. My goal is to help each client discover who they are meant to be regardless of their experience. I especially like coaching individuals in the corporate setting, helping them to achieve their personal best in the office and at home.
(916) 252-5237 View (916) 252-5237
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Christina Villanueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Many times while on our journey through life we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help you process difficulties that you might be facing and help you focus on what matters most to you. I treat many issues and areas of concern such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, separation, loss, self-esteem, codependency, anger, co-parenting, childhood trauma, teen issues and concerns, sexuality, and marital concerns. Availability: Monday - Wednesday early evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Many times while on our journey through life we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help you process difficulties that you might be facing and help you focus on what matters most to you. I treat many issues and areas of concern such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, life transitions, separation, loss, self-esteem, codependency, anger, co-parenting, childhood trauma, teen issues and concerns, sexuality, and marital concerns. Availability: Monday - Wednesday early evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons.
(916) 621-5507 View (916) 621-5507
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Jesse Little Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
I am also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York for bi-coastal clients.
Giving yourself a space dedicated to self-reflection is so helpful. I work with adolescents, often highly accomplished adults, and couples in my practice. I help clients meet their own goals by building a strong relationship, encouraging reflection, and exploring alternatives. I am warm, engaging, and well trained. In my work with clients, we look at the influence of a client's family-of-origin, their current stressors and challenges, and the relationship that unfold between the client and myself. I assist my clients to work through their challenges, so they have more choices to live a more authentic life.
I am also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York for bi-coastal clients.
Giving yourself a space dedicated to self-reflection is so helpful. I work with adolescents, often highly accomplished adults, and couples in my practice. I help clients meet their own goals by building a strong relationship, encouraging reflection, and exploring alternatives. I am warm, engaging, and well trained. In my work with clients, we look at the influence of a client's family-of-origin, their current stressors and challenges, and the relationship that unfold between the client and myself. I assist my clients to work through their challenges, so they have more choices to live a more authentic life.
(279) 205-4664 View (279) 205-4664
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Patience Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
Training and Experience: Individuals and couples (children, teens, adults); Christian marriage; Theology of the Body; trauma and crisis; 12 step recovery, alcoholism, addictions; self-esteem issues; OCD/anxiety; depression; Autism, ADHD; Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Trauma Focused CBT; Narrative Therapy; Solution Focused; EMDR.
I am a Catholic Christian therapist. I provide therapeutic services that stay true to traditional Catholic and Christian values. I especially enjoy integrating the faith into sessions, while utilizing evidenced based practices and counseling techniques. I work with individuals of all faith backgrounds, though my speciality is working with the Catholic & Christian population.
(916) 252-5030 View (916) 252-5030
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Edgar Cervantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
My name is Edgar Cervantes, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with diverse populations including 6 months old to 92 years old struggling with anxiety, depression, and drugs addiction. I have a multidimensional approach to work with my clients. However, I am more inclined to provide services from client center and DBT approach.
My name is Edgar Cervantes, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with diverse populations including 6 months old to 92 years old struggling with anxiety, depression, and drugs addiction. I have a multidimensional approach to work with my clients. However, I am more inclined to provide services from client center and DBT approach.
(916) 735-4608 View (916) 735-4608
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Stephanie Iott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95821
With over 20 years experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and as a graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies, I am passionate about my private practice and work with a broad spectrum of clients.
As a Certified Relational Life Therapist, I am passionate about relationships of all kinds! From our relationship with ourselves, family members, parents, young adults, partners, friends... relationships are the backbone of life. I enjoy working with individuals, families and couples. I work with young adults and adults, and have clinical experience treating chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. My practice includes couples and marriage counseling, working through divorce/separation issues, co-parenting issues, grief and loss, and phase-of-life issues.
With over 20 years experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and as a graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies, I am passionate about my private practice and work with a broad spectrum of clients.
As a Certified Relational Life Therapist, I am passionate about relationships of all kinds! From our relationship with ourselves, family members, parents, young adults, partners, friends... relationships are the backbone of life. I enjoy working with individuals, families and couples. I work with young adults and adults, and have clinical experience treating chronic mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. My practice includes couples and marriage counseling, working through divorce/separation issues, co-parenting issues, grief and loss, and phase-of-life issues.
(916) 436-7011 View (916) 436-7011
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Gita Seshadri
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
I offer psychotherapy & a relational view regarding anxiety, grief/loss, body image/self esteem/ weight issues, intimacy problems, divorce, pre-marital, and culture (& interracial/intercultural/interfaith).
Frustrated? Unhappy? Anxious? In emotional pain? Want some validation, insight, and change? I believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience; you have lived your life longer than I have known you. With encouragement, I often use the metaphor of being a flashlight in a dark cave, shedding light on different things, however, you, as the client are in the driver's seat; I am in the passenger seat, as a co-driver. Together, we will explore your personal meanings and experiences while making larger connections to your goals. I invite you to our journey together in creating new meaning.
I offer psychotherapy & a relational view regarding anxiety, grief/loss, body image/self esteem/ weight issues, intimacy problems, divorce, pre-marital, and culture (& interracial/intercultural/interfaith).
Frustrated? Unhappy? Anxious? In emotional pain? Want some validation, insight, and change? I believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience; you have lived your life longer than I have known you. With encouragement, I often use the metaphor of being a flashlight in a dark cave, shedding light on different things, however, you, as the client are in the driver's seat; I am in the passenger seat, as a co-driver. Together, we will explore your personal meanings and experiences while making larger connections to your goals. I invite you to our journey together in creating new meaning.
(949) 441-5655 View (949) 441-5655
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Mary K Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864
I have been married for 40+ years and realize that marriage can be a challange and learning to work through diffucult times is a very important factor.
Sometimes life challenges leave you overwhelmed and you do not know what to do. Seeking counseling can be difficult and it is often hard to take the first step. I offer a safe and supportive environment to work with you on making the changes to improve your life. I am committed to providing effective and non-judgemental services to the individuals and families I work with. Working with children who have experienced traumatic life experiences is an area that I have many years of experience. Helping these children build trusting relationships with others is very important to me.
I have been married for 40+ years and realize that marriage can be a challange and learning to work through diffucult times is a very important factor.
Sometimes life challenges leave you overwhelmed and you do not know what to do. Seeking counseling can be difficult and it is often hard to take the first step. I offer a safe and supportive environment to work with you on making the changes to improve your life. I am committed to providing effective and non-judgemental services to the individuals and families I work with. Working with children who have experienced traumatic life experiences is an area that I have many years of experience. Helping these children build trusting relationships with others is very important to me.
(916) 546-3677 View (916) 546-3677
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Jennifer Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California with 10 years of clinical experience in various mental health settings. The focus of my work is on children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic process should be an integrative and collaborative approach toward healing, recognizing that every person has a unique history.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California with 10 years of clinical experience in various mental health settings. The focus of my work is on children, adolescents, adults, and families. I believe the therapeutic process should be an integrative and collaborative approach toward healing, recognizing that every person has a unique history.
(916) 818-3257 View (916) 818-3257
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Christina Harner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
Hi! I'm Christina Harner, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I'm also an active-duty military spouse and a veteran myself. believe therapy works for those that want to make change. I have worked extensively with couples dealing with domestic violence, cultural concerns, work-life balance, and military communities. I typically work with adults (over 18) that experience anxiety, depression, and stress due to relationship issues, work-life balance (or lack of), and family issues. As a parent (and one of 9 siblings) I relate well to the complex dynamics in merging family life and work life.
Hi! I'm Christina Harner, a licensed marriage and family therapist. I'm also an active-duty military spouse and a veteran myself. believe therapy works for those that want to make change. I have worked extensively with couples dealing with domestic violence, cultural concerns, work-life balance, and military communities. I typically work with adults (over 18) that experience anxiety, depression, and stress due to relationship issues, work-life balance (or lack of), and family issues. As a parent (and one of 9 siblings) I relate well to the complex dynamics in merging family life and work life.
(916) 252-5569 View (916) 252-5569
Marriage Counseling Therapists

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.