Marriage Counseling Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Andrea Bryant
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
My most common therapeutic areas include, but are not limited to, relationships, women’s concerns, spirituality, marriage,LBGTQIA, exploring self-love/esteem, attachment issues, divorce, anxiety and stress.
Are you seeking purpose and wholeness? Feeling detached and lost? Do you want to work on your relationship with yourself? Your relationships with others? Are you preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for the relationship you want? Are you redefining who you want to be? During our time together, the focus will be to meet you where you are and create room for you to feel accepted, respected and heard. With your commitment and effort, we can openly explore your sources of joy, fear, pain, and happiness to create realistic goals that honor who you are and who you want to become.
My most common therapeutic areas include, but are not limited to, relationships, women’s concerns, spirituality, marriage,LBGTQIA, exploring self-love/esteem, attachment issues, divorce, anxiety and stress.
Are you seeking purpose and wholeness? Feeling detached and lost? Do you want to work on your relationship with yourself? Your relationships with others? Are you preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for the relationship you want? Are you redefining who you want to be? During our time together, the focus will be to meet you where you are and create room for you to feel accepted, respected and heard. With your commitment and effort, we can openly explore your sources of joy, fear, pain, and happiness to create realistic goals that honor who you are and who you want to become.
(404) 600-0935 View (404) 600-0935
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Kimberly Smiley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
The primary focus of my practice at this time is pre-marital counseling.
My approach to therapy is one of commitment and collaboration. By building a collaborative relationship with clients through genuine acceptance, empathy, and support, the foundation for change is established. It is my goal to help clients live more authentic lives by finding balance, resolving conflicts, and finding courage to take personal risks!
The primary focus of my practice at this time is pre-marital counseling.
My approach to therapy is one of commitment and collaboration. By building a collaborative relationship with clients through genuine acceptance, empathy, and support, the foundation for change is established. It is my goal to help clients live more authentic lives by finding balance, resolving conflicts, and finding courage to take personal risks!
(678) 582-2906 View (678) 582-2906
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Duane Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Duane Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. He is also a Board-Approved Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC) Supervisor. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Mr. Williams earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University.
Duane Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners. He is also a Board-Approved Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPC) Supervisor. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Mr. Williams earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University.
(404) 458-8906 View (404) 458-8906
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Kristena Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
I work with women and couples using a variety of approaches to address relational and personal concerns. My clients often seek couples or marriage counseling at a point where they believe their relationships are beyond repair. Communication has broken down, they lack trust, and intimacy no longer exists. Giving yourselves a chance to address this in therapy increases your chance of resolution. The goal of individual therapy to empower you to be your best self and find passion and joy in life. We’ll address everything you’re feeling, explore new options, and together develop a plan to help you reach your dreams and self-potential.
I work with women and couples using a variety of approaches to address relational and personal concerns. My clients often seek couples or marriage counseling at a point where they believe their relationships are beyond repair. Communication has broken down, they lack trust, and intimacy no longer exists. Giving yourselves a chance to address this in therapy increases your chance of resolution. The goal of individual therapy to empower you to be your best self and find passion and joy in life. We’ll address everything you’re feeling, explore new options, and together develop a plan to help you reach your dreams and self-potential.
(404) 800-3863 View (404) 800-3863
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Jolanta Hopkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327  (Online Only)
During her graduate studies at UWM-Milwaukee Jolanta earned a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Jolanta is an experienced therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Warsaw, Poland. She has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years, and has experience working with individuals looking to meet with a counselor regarding challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression.
During her graduate studies at UWM-Milwaukee Jolanta earned a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Jolanta is an experienced therapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Warsaw, Poland. She has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years, and has experience working with individuals looking to meet with a counselor regarding challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression.
(770) 679-2250 View (770) 679-2250
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Dr. Erika Pluhar
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, EdS, LMFT, LPC, CST-S
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324
Thank you for viewing my profile. You also may visit my websites: www.erikapluhar.com and www.wholeheartpsychotherapy.net. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. I work with adult individuals and couples who have difficulties with relationships and sexuality. My approach supports the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I take into consideration each individual's background as well as the dynamics in the relationship. My treatment philosophy combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with deeper emotional process and attachment/EFT work.
Thank you for viewing my profile. You also may visit my websites: www.erikapluhar.com and www.wholeheartpsychotherapy.net. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. I work with adult individuals and couples who have difficulties with relationships and sexuality. My approach supports the integration of the mind, body, and spirit. I take into consideration each individual's background as well as the dynamics in the relationship. My treatment philosophy combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with deeper emotional process and attachment/EFT work.
(404) 566-9987 View (404) 566-9987
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Marlayne Whitlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316
I believe that in today's technologically driven world counseling can provide a safe place where we can slow down to become aware of the present moment. Through counseling, clients can explore their current life situation and begin to deal effectively with the circumstances they are facing. Counseling can also provide tools for change, but even more, it can be a springboard to begin identifying some of the factors that have led to the current situation. I work with individuals and couples as well as lead pre-marital workshops.
I believe that in today's technologically driven world counseling can provide a safe place where we can slow down to become aware of the present moment. Through counseling, clients can explore their current life situation and begin to deal effectively with the circumstances they are facing. Counseling can also provide tools for change, but even more, it can be a springboard to begin identifying some of the factors that have led to the current situation. I work with individuals and couples as well as lead pre-marital workshops.
(678) 264-6616 View (678) 264-6616
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David Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Dr. David Phillips is an Atlanta psychologist who provides counseling for individuals, married couples and those who are preparing for marriage. He also serves as a life coach for many people, uncovering the issues that may be holding you back from achieving your dreams. Dr. Phillips has helped hundreds of individuals and couples get through the tough times and challenges that affect all of us. His clients have included CEOs of large corporations, national and international celebrities, politicians, authors, professional musicians and professional athletes, high-net-worth individuals, ministers and religious leaders, professors, physicists, physicians, attorneys and fellow psychologists.
Dr. David Phillips is an Atlanta psychologist who provides counseling for individuals, married couples and those who are preparing for marriage. He also serves as a life coach for many people, uncovering the issues that may be holding you back from achieving your dreams. Dr. Phillips has helped hundreds of individuals and couples get through the tough times and challenges that affect all of us. His clients have included CEOs of large corporations, national and international celebrities, politicians, authors, professional musicians and professional athletes, high-net-worth individuals, ministers and religious leaders, professors, physicists, physicians, attorneys and fellow psychologists.
(770) 285-1748 View (770) 285-1748
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Joy Freilich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I have 20 years of counseling experience and have done extensive post graduate training in marriage and family therapy as well as in perinatal mental health.
Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our boss or loved ones. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times we may want to delve deeper and truly understand our motivations and desires. Sometimes we just want to feel heard. I strive to create a space safe where my clients feel comfortable sharing. I actively engage in conversation with my clients, meet them where they are and work collaboratively with them to bridge the gap between their current state of being and living their most fulfilled lives.
I have 20 years of counseling experience and have done extensive post graduate training in marriage and family therapy as well as in perinatal mental health.
Life can be hard. Sometimes we have difficulty communicating with our boss or loved ones. Sometimes we have difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. At times, we may feel stuck and unsure of how to initiate change. Other times we may want to delve deeper and truly understand our motivations and desires. Sometimes we just want to feel heard. I strive to create a space safe where my clients feel comfortable sharing. I actively engage in conversation with my clients, meet them where they are and work collaboratively with them to bridge the gap between their current state of being and living their most fulfilled lives.
(770) 999-9685 View (770) 999-9685
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The Wives Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CPCS, EMDR, CST
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308
I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their fullest potential by equipping them with the tools/skills to thrive and live their best life. My goal is to assist my clients to be able to overcome past traumas, insecurities, negative relationship habits and other negative patterns that hinder their ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. I also enjoy helping couples prepare for marriage or work through marital issues that all couples experience at some point and time in their marriage such as communication issues, conflict resolution, sexual issues, betrayal, infidelity, and incompatibility.
I am committed to helping individuals, couples and families reach their fullest potential by equipping them with the tools/skills to thrive and live their best life. My goal is to assist my clients to be able to overcome past traumas, insecurities, negative relationship habits and other negative patterns that hinder their ability to create and maintain healthy relationships. I also enjoy helping couples prepare for marriage or work through marital issues that all couples experience at some point and time in their marriage such as communication issues, conflict resolution, sexual issues, betrayal, infidelity, and incompatibility.
(678) 916-9756 View (678) 916-9756
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The Couples College
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CHT, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30346
Whether you are entering into a serious relationship or have been with your partner for years, Couples College provides support to strengthen your relationship. We offer private marriage counseling, a partner skills-training course and individual counseling. Our work is designed for every age, ability, orientation and relationship stage. Twice a year the Couples College offers "When Love is Not Enough" - a course where couples work together to create a partnership for life. Beginning in September and February every year.
Whether you are entering into a serious relationship or have been with your partner for years, Couples College provides support to strengthen your relationship. We offer private marriage counseling, a partner skills-training course and individual counseling. Our work is designed for every age, ability, orientation and relationship stage. Twice a year the Couples College offers "When Love is Not Enough" - a course where couples work together to create a partnership for life. Beginning in September and February every year.
(404) 445-1232 View (404) 445-1232
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Meg McLeroy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
Waitlist for new clients
I work with couples, both pre-marital stage and long term partners who are navigating difficult decisions around marriage or divorce.
Do you nurture fear or hope? Investing in therapy is a positive step towards facing your fears and uncovering new possibilities. Identify insights, wisdom and truth whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief or major life transitions. We'll clarify your values and develop custom skills and tools to support change. Integrating experiential interventions with systems theory and mindfulness strategies helps you understand new ways for dealing with challenges.
I work with couples, both pre-marital stage and long term partners who are navigating difficult decisions around marriage or divorce.
Do you nurture fear or hope? Investing in therapy is a positive step towards facing your fears and uncovering new possibilities. Identify insights, wisdom and truth whether you are struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, grief or major life transitions. We'll clarify your values and develop custom skills and tools to support change. Integrating experiential interventions with systems theory and mindfulness strategies helps you understand new ways for dealing with challenges.
(404) 721-3596 View (404) 721-3596
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Gerald S Drose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
I've been in practice in Atlanta since 1989 helping adults with relationship problems. I have extensive training and experience in couples and sex therapy. I am solution focused and direct in my approach. I wrote for a couple of years about Marriage and Sex for an online magazine. I have collected many of my articles on my blog which will help you get an idea of how I work. Please go to my blog- http://gerald-drose.blogspot.com/
I've been in practice in Atlanta since 1989 helping adults with relationship problems. I have extensive training and experience in couples and sex therapy. I am solution focused and direct in my approach. I wrote for a couple of years about Marriage and Sex for an online magazine. I have collected many of my articles on my blog which will help you get an idea of how I work. Please go to my blog- http://gerald-drose.blogspot.com/
(770) 450-6023 x12 View (770) 450-6023 x12
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Lorie Heath
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP, CAMS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
My primary focus is on marriage and couples counseling. It is my passion to understands the complexities of relationships and works closely with couples to improve communication, resolve conflicts and strengthen their emotional bonds. I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to create a safe space where couples can explore their feelings and work toward healthier, more fulfilling partnerships. Additionally, I offers individual therapy for those dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief/loss. I use evidence-based practices, to help my client achieve their desired wellness goals.
My primary focus is on marriage and couples counseling. It is my passion to understands the complexities of relationships and works closely with couples to improve communication, resolve conflicts and strengthen their emotional bonds. I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to create a safe space where couples can explore their feelings and work toward healthier, more fulfilling partnerships. Additionally, I offers individual therapy for those dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief/loss. I use evidence-based practices, to help my client achieve their desired wellness goals.
(404) 882-9258 View (404) 882-9258
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Centered Living Cnslng & Coaching Svcs LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
I have over 19 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with people from various backgrounds, with 13 of those years being a counselor. I particularly like to work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that, ultimately, the client is the agent of change and I am simply the guide on your journey to wholeness. Together we will identify your goals and, through our work together, I will help you reach them. I work with a myriad of issues, from marital relationship and family conflict, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma and more!
I have over 19 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with people from various backgrounds, with 13 of those years being a counselor. I particularly like to work with individuals, couples and families. I believe that, ultimately, the client is the agent of change and I am simply the guide on your journey to wholeness. Together we will identify your goals and, through our work together, I will help you reach them. I work with a myriad of issues, from marital relationship and family conflict, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, trauma and more!
(404) 476-5186 View (404) 476-5186
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Laura Vann Knorr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Waitlist for new clients
During my graduate training in Purdue University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program, I acquired a passion for restoring relationships and received extensive training honing this skill.
If you are experiencing conflict or lack of closeness in your personal relationships, I am here to come alongside you and your significant other(s) to rebuild and heal. I enjoy working with young couples attempting to establish a healthier foundation for their relationship as well as with families feeling stuck in negativity. Whether you have been affected by infidelity, infertility, divorce, death, unemployment, an individual or family member's mental illness or other loss, I invite you into a collaborative relationship that will bring healing to your life.
During my graduate training in Purdue University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program, I acquired a passion for restoring relationships and received extensive training honing this skill.
If you are experiencing conflict or lack of closeness in your personal relationships, I am here to come alongside you and your significant other(s) to rebuild and heal. I enjoy working with young couples attempting to establish a healthier foundation for their relationship as well as with families feeling stuck in negativity. Whether you have been affected by infidelity, infertility, divorce, death, unemployment, an individual or family member's mental illness or other loss, I invite you into a collaborative relationship that will bring healing to your life.
(770) 396-0232 x228 View (770) 396-0232 x228
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Purposely Designed Life Psychotherapy & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, DCC, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 31146
*Individuals, Couples, Adults, Teens & Children* We are shaped by our experiences and what we believe about them, but we can all be re-shaped by new information, awareness, and insight which helps to change how you view your past experiences, a "want-to" and consistent and deliberate effort. Whether we have experienced the pain of trauma, divorce, neglect, "wrong" choices, career challenges, relationship/marital issues or feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, it doesn't negate the PURPOSE for which you were created and the success which awaits you.
*Individuals, Couples, Adults, Teens & Children* We are shaped by our experiences and what we believe about them, but we can all be re-shaped by new information, awareness, and insight which helps to change how you view your past experiences, a "want-to" and consistent and deliberate effort. Whether we have experienced the pain of trauma, divorce, neglect, "wrong" choices, career challenges, relationship/marital issues or feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, it doesn't negate the PURPOSE for which you were created and the success which awaits you.
(678) 607-9305 View (678) 607-9305
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Melanie Kenner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30311
I am a true Georgia peach, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have the training and experience but during sessions, you will never feel as if you are being judged or analyzed. I believe we are all human and we can't ignore that the main key to being human is empathy.​I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University and Master of Science in Marriage Family Counseling Therapy from Capella University.
I am a true Georgia peach, born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have the training and experience but during sessions, you will never feel as if you are being judged or analyzed. I believe we are all human and we can't ignore that the main key to being human is empathy.​I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University and Master of Science in Marriage Family Counseling Therapy from Capella University.
(229) 518-6296 View (229) 518-6296
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Renew Wellness Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MATS, BCD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
(678) 647-7057 View (678) 647-7057
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Praysha Spearman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Since 2015, I have been honored to help men and women overcome long-standing issues of sexual trauma, anger, marital stress, grief, suicide, etc.
Trauma may be the last thing you want to talk about. You want to be thriving at this point in your life, but certain issues keep coming up and holding you back... holding your relationship back... holding your family back. Something's gotta give. You long to show up authentically at work, at home and in your relationships, but you struggle sometimes with feelings of inadequacy or low self-esteem.
Since 2015, I have been honored to help men and women overcome long-standing issues of sexual trauma, anger, marital stress, grief, suicide, etc.
Trauma may be the last thing you want to talk about. You want to be thriving at this point in your life, but certain issues keep coming up and holding you back... holding your relationship back... holding your family back. Something's gotta give. You long to show up authentically at work, at home and in your relationships, but you struggle sometimes with feelings of inadequacy or low self-esteem.
(470) 375-1452 View (470) 375-1452

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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.