Marriage Counseling Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Jenny Choi LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I have specific credentials and experiences relative to today's complicated situations, including; family genograms, marital/intimate and workplace relationships and conflicts, sexual identity, racial equality/intolerance, cross-cultural stigmas, abuse/battering, bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, legal/court intervention, play therapy, neurofeedback, adolescence/young adult guidance, and grief counseling.
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
I have specific credentials and experiences relative to today's complicated situations, including; family genograms, marital/intimate and workplace relationships and conflicts, sexual identity, racial equality/intolerance, cross-cultural stigmas, abuse/battering, bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, legal/court intervention, play therapy, neurofeedback, adolescence/young adult guidance, and grief counseling.
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
(917) 563-4037 View (917) 563-4037
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Christine Aiello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I'm a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in relationships and sex therapy.
I help individuals and couples with relationship conflict, sexual concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. Clients often come to therapy with some common issues: feeling disconnected in their relationship, having the same argument on repeat, unsatisfying sex, discomfort or awkwardness talking about sex and intimacy, mismatched desire, painful intercourse, wondering "is this normal?" and more. With advanced training in relationship and sex therapy, I’ll help you to identify your needs and goals, build skills and knowledge, and improve connection, trust, empathy, and intimacy in your life and relationships.
I'm a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in relationships and sex therapy.
I help individuals and couples with relationship conflict, sexual concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. Clients often come to therapy with some common issues: feeling disconnected in their relationship, having the same argument on repeat, unsatisfying sex, discomfort or awkwardness talking about sex and intimacy, mismatched desire, painful intercourse, wondering "is this normal?" and more. With advanced training in relationship and sex therapy, I’ll help you to identify your needs and goals, build skills and knowledge, and improve connection, trust, empathy, and intimacy in your life and relationships.
(312) 766-7025 View (312) 766-7025
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Mimoza Paloj
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616
I am passionate about helping individuals and their families navigate various life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches, empathetic guidance, and collaboration, I empower my clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience and insight. My theoretical orientations are interactive approaches with CBT and DBT, along with family systems and culturally-sensitive components. My goal is to foster self-awareness, nurture healthy relationships, and cultivate emotional balance in every aspect of a clients' lives.I also supervise students and interns in child focused therapy.
I am passionate about helping individuals and their families navigate various life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches, empathetic guidance, and collaboration, I empower my clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience and insight. My theoretical orientations are interactive approaches with CBT and DBT, along with family systems and culturally-sensitive components. My goal is to foster self-awareness, nurture healthy relationships, and cultivate emotional balance in every aspect of a clients' lives.I also supervise students and interns in child focused therapy.
(872) 278-3607 View (872) 278-3607
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Sabah Kayyal
Licensed Social Worker, MPA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
I work with clients of all ages (youth, adolescents, adults) in helping them process through various life stressors, including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral/social issues, sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, ADHD, marital/relationship issues, grief and more. By focusing on personal strengths rather than shortcomings, I help clients recognize healthy coping skills to overcome obstacles, develop solutions and achieve their goals. I value the importance of therapeutic alliances between myself and clients and believe it is important the client is the driver of their treatment journey with my support.
I work with clients of all ages (youth, adolescents, adults) in helping them process through various life stressors, including trauma/PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral/social issues, sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, ADHD, marital/relationship issues, grief and more. By focusing on personal strengths rather than shortcomings, I help clients recognize healthy coping skills to overcome obstacles, develop solutions and achieve their goals. I value the importance of therapeutic alliances between myself and clients and believe it is important the client is the driver of their treatment journey with my support.
(708) 249-3106 View (708) 249-3106
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Alexandra Faure
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and work on pre-marital preparation.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed? Does it sometimes feel like your to-do list is never ending no matter how many things you cross off? I want to help you find your balance. To accomplish this, I work with you to tailor therapy to your needs and to your comfort. As a person centered therapist, I approach therapy as a collaborative experience where I join you in your self-exploring. I aim to help increase your understanding of yourself and of your needs. Understanding and highlighting yourself, you can work to advocate for you, your boundaries and your balance.
I am also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and work on pre-marital preparation.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed? Does it sometimes feel like your to-do list is never ending no matter how many things you cross off? I want to help you find your balance. To accomplish this, I work with you to tailor therapy to your needs and to your comfort. As a person centered therapist, I approach therapy as a collaborative experience where I join you in your self-exploring. I aim to help increase your understanding of yourself and of your needs. Understanding and highlighting yourself, you can work to advocate for you, your boundaries and your balance.
(312) 210-0303 View (312) 210-0303
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Amy M Berrafato
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in treating individuals and couples who wish to improve communication and conflict resolution, build emotional and physical intimacy, make authentic relationship decisions, and strengthen emotional resilience during stressful times.
Healthy relationships are an essential ingredient to living your best life possible. No matter your relationship status, it’s important to have support as you navigate relational stressors within different life stages. I respect the vulnerability in reaching out for help. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and disconnected from your partner. Or having a hard time understanding your relationship patterns. Maybe it’s difficult to express or manage your emotions. Learning who you are in relationships is a lifelong process! My therapeutic approach is direct, emotion-focused, and client-centered so we can walk through that process together.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in treating individuals and couples who wish to improve communication and conflict resolution, build emotional and physical intimacy, make authentic relationship decisions, and strengthen emotional resilience during stressful times.
Healthy relationships are an essential ingredient to living your best life possible. No matter your relationship status, it’s important to have support as you navigate relational stressors within different life stages. I respect the vulnerability in reaching out for help. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and disconnected from your partner. Or having a hard time understanding your relationship patterns. Maybe it’s difficult to express or manage your emotions. Learning who you are in relationships is a lifelong process! My therapeutic approach is direct, emotion-focused, and client-centered so we can walk through that process together.
(872) 201-3723 View (872) 201-3723
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Heather Gunderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change.
(224) 385-0762 View (224) 385-0762
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Bari Sturman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing individual, couples, family and group counseling services in a variety of settings for over 17 years. I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic process working together to identify personal challenges and develop healthy solutions that utilize individual strengths. Whether a client presents issues relating to chronic mental health, stage of life changes, relationship conflicts or simply to maintain mental wellness, therapy is a supportive environment that facilitates personal growth.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing individual, couples, family and group counseling services in a variety of settings for over 17 years. I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic process working together to identify personal challenges and develop healthy solutions that utilize individual strengths. Whether a client presents issues relating to chronic mental health, stage of life changes, relationship conflicts or simply to maintain mental wellness, therapy is a supportive environment that facilitates personal growth.
(305) 600-5497 View (305) 600-5497
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Susan Silver
Counselor, MA, MBA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with families and individuals for the past 20+ years helping them with child and family issues. As a psychotherapist, I work with those in all phases of life to help them better understand themselves and feel more balanced, healthy and confident. I focus on helping people through periods of transition from dating, marriage and children to divorce, illness and bereavement as well as women's issues as dictated by different life stages. My other areas of experience include career transitions, adaptation to today's changing job market and developing interviewing skills. I also specialize in grief therapy.
I have worked with families and individuals for the past 20+ years helping them with child and family issues. As a psychotherapist, I work with those in all phases of life to help them better understand themselves and feel more balanced, healthy and confident. I focus on helping people through periods of transition from dating, marriage and children to divorce, illness and bereavement as well as women's issues as dictated by different life stages. My other areas of experience include career transitions, adaptation to today's changing job market and developing interviewing skills. I also specialize in grief therapy.
(312) 313-1074 View (312) 313-1074
Photo of Jordan White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Jordan White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Are you scouring the internet, consumed by worry and racing thoughts, heart pounding in your chest? Perhaps you're grappling with distraction, irritability, and marital discord. The struggle to focus or find peace leaves you restless and disconnected. You've exhausted every avenue and now seek a fresh approach, craving proactive guidance and practical solutions. You yearn for a therapist who offers more than just conversation—someone who understands, assigns homework, and collaborates with you to tackle challenges head-on.
Are you scouring the internet, consumed by worry and racing thoughts, heart pounding in your chest? Perhaps you're grappling with distraction, irritability, and marital discord. The struggle to focus or find peace leaves you restless and disconnected. You've exhausted every avenue and now seek a fresh approach, craving proactive guidance and practical solutions. You yearn for a therapist who offers more than just conversation—someone who understands, assigns homework, and collaborates with you to tackle challenges head-on.
(708) 480-9837 View (708) 480-9837
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Lupe Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, passionate about helping couples work through pre-marital counseling, ensuring a solid foundation as you embark on your life together.
Hi there! My name is Lupe, and I'm honored to be on this journey with you. I work with couples and families struggling with communication breakdowns, relationship distress, infidelity recovery, co-parenting challenges, and parent/child relationships.
I'm a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator, passionate about helping couples work through pre-marital counseling, ensuring a solid foundation as you embark on your life together.
Hi there! My name is Lupe, and I'm honored to be on this journey with you. I work with couples and families struggling with communication breakdowns, relationship distress, infidelity recovery, co-parenting challenges, and parent/child relationships.
(217) 269-0277 View (217) 269-0277
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Bailey Kraft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
Bailey Kraft graduated from Purdue University with a Masters Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois (license no. 166.001459) and Indiana (license no. 35002245A). Bailey is a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist and has worked with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, families, and couples. She utilizes a solution-focused approach with an emphasis on how our lives are affected by the many different intersectional aspects of ourselves, our relationships, and our world.
Bailey Kraft graduated from Purdue University with a Masters Degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois (license no. 166.001459) and Indiana (license no. 35002245A). Bailey is a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist and has worked with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, families, and couples. She utilizes a solution-focused approach with an emphasis on how our lives are affected by the many different intersectional aspects of ourselves, our relationships, and our world.
(872) 713-5251 View (872) 713-5251
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Angie Mapura
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) marriage and family therapist who is passionate about empowering couples and individuals to improve their relationships, strengthen their boundaries, embrace vulnerability, and most importantly - address and heal from trauma. I believe in the importance of helping clients identify and understand the root cause of their issues to facilitate long-term healing.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) marriage and family therapist who is passionate about empowering couples and individuals to improve their relationships, strengthen their boundaries, embrace vulnerability, and most importantly - address and heal from trauma. I believe in the importance of helping clients identify and understand the root cause of their issues to facilitate long-term healing.
(773) 232-4294 View (773) 232-4294
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Dr. Cadmona A Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, FT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Cadmona Hall, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with couples, individuals, and families. I bring passion and energy to the therapy room. I believe you have the ability to heal difficulties in your lives but you may need some extra help and specific tools. I want you to have a happy, healthy and productive life. I'm here to work together with you to accomplish your goals.
Hello, I'm Dr. Cadmona Hall, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with couples, individuals, and families. I bring passion and energy to the therapy room. I believe you have the ability to heal difficulties in your lives but you may need some extra help and specific tools. I want you to have a happy, healthy and productive life. I'm here to work together with you to accomplish your goals.
(312) 548-9081 View (312) 548-9081
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Ileana Ungureanu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I am an assistant professor of marriage, couple and family counseling, teaching future therapists at Governors State University.
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
I am an assistant professor of marriage, couple and family counseling, teaching future therapists at Governors State University.
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
(312) 818-3684 View (312) 818-3684
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Grace Ahn-Im
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
I also enjoy working with couples preparing for marriage.
As a therapist, I create a safe and supportive environment in which a collaborative and goal-oriented relationship can develop. Through this safe and supportive relationship I assist people in increasing awareness of themselves and begin the journey of healing, growth, and change.
I also enjoy working with couples preparing for marriage.
As a therapist, I create a safe and supportive environment in which a collaborative and goal-oriented relationship can develop. Through this safe and supportive relationship I assist people in increasing awareness of themselves and begin the journey of healing, growth, and change.
(312) 625-5130 View (312) 625-5130
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Kiya Immergluck
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LMFT, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist and an Addictions Counselor with 41 years of experience supporting and coaching people to move beyond their perceived limitations and greatly increase their capacity for happiness and joy in their lives.
If you are serious about coping with all forms of stress in your life related to emotional, relational, work, and physical health than I am very interested in supporting you to develop the skills to heal yourself. I challenge people to move away from emotional ruts and embrace a happier and more productive life. If you are struggling with issues around self-esteem, substance abuse, fears and phobias, and/or relationship challenges, I can give you the support you need to improve the quality of your life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist and an Addictions Counselor with 41 years of experience supporting and coaching people to move beyond their perceived limitations and greatly increase their capacity for happiness and joy in their lives.
If you are serious about coping with all forms of stress in your life related to emotional, relational, work, and physical health than I am very interested in supporting you to develop the skills to heal yourself. I challenge people to move away from emotional ruts and embrace a happier and more productive life. If you are struggling with issues around self-esteem, substance abuse, fears and phobias, and/or relationship challenges, I can give you the support you need to improve the quality of your life.
(773) 572-0775 View (773) 572-0775
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Chanel A Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CSTIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adults, couples, families, and groups. I received my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Governors State University. I've worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential substance abuse treatment, senior/veteran housing, EAP, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, and grief/loss. I use a variety of theoretical orientations and collaboratively work with clients to provide support and continuous growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adults, couples, families, and groups. I received my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Governors State University. I've worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential substance abuse treatment, senior/veteran housing, EAP, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, and grief/loss. I use a variety of theoretical orientations and collaboratively work with clients to provide support and continuous growth.
(708) 295-3526 View (708) 295-3526
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Katie Lavery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60612
The individuals who come to me for support are those struggling with eating disorders. We work together to identify goals that are important to you, and address some underlying self esteem concerns and lack of power within your life. Together, we take your power back, eliminating the compulsive need to control food. The second population I serve are those with marital and relationship issues. I have completed Level 1 training of the Gottman method and utilize the strategies to help couples identify the ways in which they sabotage their relationship and restore the friendship that originally brought you together as a couple.
The individuals who come to me for support are those struggling with eating disorders. We work together to identify goals that are important to you, and address some underlying self esteem concerns and lack of power within your life. Together, we take your power back, eliminating the compulsive need to control food. The second population I serve are those with marital and relationship issues. I have completed Level 1 training of the Gottman method and utilize the strategies to help couples identify the ways in which they sabotage their relationship and restore the friendship that originally brought you together as a couple.
(630) 728-1744 View (630) 728-1744
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Maria Alejandra Ramirez
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
Common issues targeted include and are not limited to: working through relationship issues, Identifying patterns, needs, communication patterns, healing from trauma, navigating new stages in the relationship, grieving and loss, and coping with perinatal and post partum marital challenges.
My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals.
Common issues targeted include and are not limited to: working through relationship issues, Identifying patterns, needs, communication patterns, healing from trauma, navigating new stages in the relationship, grieving and loss, and coping with perinatal and post partum marital challenges.
My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals.
(872) 231-3776 View (872) 231-3776
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.