Marriage Counseling Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Tony M Talley
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC, MAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46236
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, and marriage counselor.
You want to try therapy one day and the next day you feel like you can handle it alone. You want to feel happy but cannot imagine what that would look like for you. You want be a better partner, friend, family member, employee, and over person. You want closer because whatever "it" is continues to go through your mind. You want to find peace in your life but don't know where to start. I provide a listening ear, comfort, systematic feedback, education, and over time, our collaborative work will help you meet your goals. We will work well together if you are motivated, teachable, and open minded.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, and marriage counselor.
You want to try therapy one day and the next day you feel like you can handle it alone. You want to feel happy but cannot imagine what that would look like for you. You want be a better partner, friend, family member, employee, and over person. You want closer because whatever "it" is continues to go through your mind. You want to find peace in your life but don't know where to start. I provide a listening ear, comfort, systematic feedback, education, and over time, our collaborative work will help you meet your goals. We will work well together if you are motivated, teachable, and open minded.
(317) 900-4082 View (317) 900-4082
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204
in Marriage and Family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
in Marriage and Family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(317) 671-8713 View (317) 671-8713
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Stephen J Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I’m also trained in addictions, family systems work, marriage and couples therapy.
"Time and again you have shown me unyielding patience and compassion, allowing me to experience what's possible in connection with others, and help me discover new parts of myself that I've integrated over time." - L. H.
I’m also trained in addictions, family systems work, marriage and couples therapy.
"Time and again you have shown me unyielding patience and compassion, allowing me to experience what's possible in connection with others, and help me discover new parts of myself that I've integrated over time." - L. H.
(317) 245-8961 View (317) 245-8961
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Amy Owens
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250  (Online Only)
With extensive specialized training in marriage and family therapy, chemical dependency, and co-dependency, I have worked in the mental health field for 35 years. My credentials include a Masters Degree in counseling and licensure as a mental health counselor by the State of Indiana. My clients are typically people who are struggling with marital or dating relationships; divorce and recovery from it; or grief and loss. I prefer to work with clients who are educated, insightful and highly motivated for positive change.
With extensive specialized training in marriage and family therapy, chemical dependency, and co-dependency, I have worked in the mental health field for 35 years. My credentials include a Masters Degree in counseling and licensure as a mental health counselor by the State of Indiana. My clients are typically people who are struggling with marital or dating relationships; divorce and recovery from it; or grief and loss. I prefer to work with clients who are educated, insightful and highly motivated for positive change.
(317) 900-4551 View (317) 900-4551
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Logan Everett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Trained as a marriage and couples therapist working specifically with couples using the Gottman Method and other evidence-based models. I help couples build connection and intimacy and equip couples with communication and conflict management skills, help couples create shared meaning, and connect positively and emotionally. I help couples work through betrayal and infidelity issues. I work with men with pornography and sexual addiction and help rebuild broken trust in relationships. I am currently competing certification with the Gottman Method. I also have a health coach and personal training certification useful in holistic health
Trained as a marriage and couples therapist working specifically with couples using the Gottman Method and other evidence-based models. I help couples build connection and intimacy and equip couples with communication and conflict management skills, help couples create shared meaning, and connect positively and emotionally. I help couples work through betrayal and infidelity issues. I work with men with pornography and sexual addiction and help rebuild broken trust in relationships. I am currently competing certification with the Gottman Method. I also have a health coach and personal training certification useful in holistic health
(317) 527-4547 x102 View (317) 527-4547 x102
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Cheryl Hickman
MAPC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46202
During my college studies I was able to take several courses on couples and marital relationships and have worked with those individuals in the Christian and secular setting over the years.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, and not sure where to turn or what to do? Over the years I have worked with individuals who experience depression and anxiety while having gone through emotional, verbal, and physical abuse myself, I am able to empathize and understand those who are dealing with depression and anxiety from life's experiences.
During my college studies I was able to take several courses on couples and marital relationships and have worked with those individuals in the Christian and secular setting over the years.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, and not sure where to turn or what to do? Over the years I have worked with individuals who experience depression and anxiety while having gone through emotional, verbal, and physical abuse myself, I am able to empathize and understand those who are dealing with depression and anxiety from life's experiences.
(463) 777-2576 View (463) 777-2576
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Momentum Couples and Family Therapy, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
(317) 342-5753 View (317) 342-5753
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Don Childers
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, CCMHC, RTC, MA
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
I have 41 years experience counseling people with relationship issues; couples with family and marital problems; parents needing help with teens; straight and gay/lesbian couples wanting a healthier relationship. Relationship problems trigger issues like low self esteem,depression, and anxiety. I believe that most unhappiness stems from one or more problem relationships. My ideal client is tired of others trying to control or change them through behaviors like criticism, nagging, threatening, blaming, and complaining. And, my ideal client is one who wants to stop using these same behaviors that are harmful to their relationships.
I have 41 years experience counseling people with relationship issues; couples with family and marital problems; parents needing help with teens; straight and gay/lesbian couples wanting a healthier relationship. Relationship problems trigger issues like low self esteem,depression, and anxiety. I believe that most unhappiness stems from one or more problem relationships. My ideal client is tired of others trying to control or change them through behaviors like criticism, nagging, threatening, blaming, and complaining. And, my ideal client is one who wants to stop using these same behaviors that are harmful to their relationships.
(317) 207-2949 View (317) 207-2949
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Dana Haram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46216  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who find themselves wanting to pursue positive change in their lives. The individuals I meet with seek counseling because they are overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, anxious, grieved and sometimes their symptoms relate back to a trauma history that's been left untreated. The couples I meet with may be seeking counsel in preparation for marriage. In addition I enjoy working with married couples who are committed to their relationship but may be struggling with any of the following: communication issues, conflict resolution, parenting, intimacy and many other concerns.
I work with individuals and couples who find themselves wanting to pursue positive change in their lives. The individuals I meet with seek counseling because they are overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, anxious, grieved and sometimes their symptoms relate back to a trauma history that's been left untreated. The couples I meet with may be seeking counsel in preparation for marriage. In addition I enjoy working with married couples who are committed to their relationship but may be struggling with any of the following: communication issues, conflict resolution, parenting, intimacy and many other concerns.
(317) 720-2639 View (317) 720-2639
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Phillips Hwang
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CST, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46268  (Online Only)
I compassionately and skillfully provide evidence based treatment to couples, adults, and adolescents struggling with sexual issues such as difficulties in marital sexuality, affair recovery, sexual addiction and sexual abuse. I also provide couples counseling, premarital counseling, and individual counseling with presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, family issues, and spiritual issues. I also integrate Christian spirituality and spiritual formation into counseling sessions for clients who request this specialty. Ultimately, my desire is to journey with those who are hurting and broken to help them find true healing and hope.
I compassionately and skillfully provide evidence based treatment to couples, adults, and adolescents struggling with sexual issues such as difficulties in marital sexuality, affair recovery, sexual addiction and sexual abuse. I also provide couples counseling, premarital counseling, and individual counseling with presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, family issues, and spiritual issues. I also integrate Christian spirituality and spiritual formation into counseling sessions for clients who request this specialty. Ultimately, my desire is to journey with those who are hurting and broken to help them find true healing and hope.
(317) 451-5133 View (317) 451-5133
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Travis Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience working with teens, couples, and families. I have been working in Indianapolis for over 7 years and am familiar with the city and its resources. I have worked extensively with individual adults on issues of depression, anxiety, life transition, family conflict, and trauma. As a step-father, I have a particular interest in working with blended families.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience working with teens, couples, and families. I have been working in Indianapolis for over 7 years and am familiar with the city and its resources. I have worked extensively with individual adults on issues of depression, anxiety, life transition, family conflict, and trauma. As a step-father, I have a particular interest in working with blended families.
(317) 751-5451 View (317) 751-5451
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Maryann Shepard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CEAP, SAP, MAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Hi! Thank you for reviewing my practice information; I have worked for many years helping individuals and families. Over the years, I have often heard that my clients are tired, lost and just feel empty. And many times, there's also marital or family conflict. I, also, work with clients that feel that their work is no longer satisfying or enjoyable. Let's talk about all these issues, and find some solutions and start feeling hopeful and excited about your life again. My office hours are flexible; I try to see clients right away. I wish you the best, Maryann
Hi! Thank you for reviewing my practice information; I have worked for many years helping individuals and families. Over the years, I have often heard that my clients are tired, lost and just feel empty. And many times, there's also marital or family conflict. I, also, work with clients that feel that their work is no longer satisfying or enjoyable. Let's talk about all these issues, and find some solutions and start feeling hopeful and excited about your life again. My office hours are flexible; I try to see clients right away. I wish you the best, Maryann
(317) 751-2973 View (317) 751-2973
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Just Words
Counselor, MAMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
You are my ideal client if you are ready to change your life, relationships, or to maintain an mental illness. I work with those who have experienced /experiencing grief or loss, chronic illness, pain, marriage issues, divorce, anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia, post traumatic stress, or sexual abuse. (male or female) I also enjoy working with those who want to discover who they are, and identify what they are feeling. If you desire someone to assist you with the above concerns please allow me to help you identify, understand and create the change you desire.
You are my ideal client if you are ready to change your life, relationships, or to maintain an mental illness. I work with those who have experienced /experiencing grief or loss, chronic illness, pain, marriage issues, divorce, anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia, post traumatic stress, or sexual abuse. (male or female) I also enjoy working with those who want to discover who they are, and identify what they are feeling. If you desire someone to assist you with the above concerns please allow me to help you identify, understand and create the change you desire.
(317) 942-3322 View (317) 942-3322
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Dr. Melanie K. Stone
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Specializing in: The Treatment of Depression and Anxiety; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for treatment of trauma; Marriage Enrichment; Parenting Skills Training; Marriage and Family Life with a Child with Special Needs; Consultant/Speaker for Business and Industry; Psychological Evaluations for Adoptions.
Do you feel overwhelmed, worried, or sad and don't know where to turn? Is the way you are feeling affecting your relationships, your job, your sleep? Have you experienced disturbing or traumatic events in your life that seem to be affecting your daily living? Do you have struggles in your marriage or challenges as a parent and don't know what else to try? I help people like you everyday. Through the counseling process, you can begin to understand the struggles you are experiencing, and learn more effective ways of dealing with and resolving some of the difficulties in your life.
Specializing in: The Treatment of Depression and Anxiety; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for treatment of trauma; Marriage Enrichment; Parenting Skills Training; Marriage and Family Life with a Child with Special Needs; Consultant/Speaker for Business and Industry; Psychological Evaluations for Adoptions.
Do you feel overwhelmed, worried, or sad and don't know where to turn? Is the way you are feeling affecting your relationships, your job, your sleep? Have you experienced disturbing or traumatic events in your life that seem to be affecting your daily living? Do you have struggles in your marriage or challenges as a parent and don't know what else to try? I help people like you everyday. Through the counseling process, you can begin to understand the struggles you are experiencing, and learn more effective ways of dealing with and resolving some of the difficulties in your life.
(317) 560-7422 View (317) 560-7422
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Annie Harton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46205
I have great respect for marriage and enjoy working with dating, engaged, and married couples.
Are you feeling lonely in your relationship? Are you lacking meaning in your daily life? Have you been having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and/or others? Are you looking for someone to hear your story? I would love to have that honor and carry the hope for you until you can pick it back up again. We are given the gift of one another in our marital and family relationships to love and support us through our daily journey. We are part of a system that forms and challenges us. I can help you improve communication, intimacy, and family interaction while working through emotions.
I have great respect for marriage and enjoy working with dating, engaged, and married couples.
Are you feeling lonely in your relationship? Are you lacking meaning in your daily life? Have you been having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and/or others? Are you looking for someone to hear your story? I would love to have that honor and carry the hope for you until you can pick it back up again. We are given the gift of one another in our marital and family relationships to love and support us through our daily journey. We are part of a system that forms and challenges us. I can help you improve communication, intimacy, and family interaction while working through emotions.
(317) 953-5240 View (317) 953-5240
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Vinnie Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46268
I have experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma-related issues, family issues, marital/couples therapy, and working with veterans.
Do ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you cannot reach your goals? Do you find it difficult to manage daily stressors, or do mental health issues interfere with your plans? Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we try, we cannot overcome our problems on our own. I am a mental health provider who can help you overcome those obstacles. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I have experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma-related issues, family issues, marital/couples therapy, and working with veterans.
Do ever feel like no matter how hard you try, you cannot reach your goals? Do you find it difficult to manage daily stressors, or do mental health issues interfere with your plans? Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we try, we cannot overcome our problems on our own. I am a mental health provider who can help you overcome those obstacles. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
(317) 593-8778 View (317) 593-8778
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Katherine Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
) My areas of practice specialty include individual and marital/couples therapy, sex therapy, life stages and transitions, and men/women's health issues along the life cycle.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
) My areas of practice specialty include individual and marital/couples therapy, sex therapy, life stages and transitions, and men/women's health issues along the life cycle.
I believe the process of therapy will help you clarify your feelings, understand yourself and others, explore options, and make changes in your life. My orientation as a therapist is both psychodynamic and interactive--gaining an understanding of your past to enhance your future. I consider self-knowledge and self-acceptance the best ways to overcome challenges encountered throughout life. Therapy should be tailored to a client's needs as no two people are alike, therefore I employ a variety of theories, techniques, and practices which customize treatment to the uniqueness of each individual.
(317) 443-9593 View (317) 443-9593
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Brandy Boerner
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46217
With over 20 years experience in the mental health field, I have the experience you are looking for to help with: anxiety, marriage counseling, family issues and much more.
If you are reading this right now, I know you are hurting, experiencing some level of emotional pain. You likely feel stuck and don’t know what to do next. Whether looking for individual or couples counseling, I can help you meet your goals. There are challenges in each of our lives and when given the right tools and support we can learn the beautiful art of embracing who we are in each aspect of our lives and even cut things out that no longer serve us. You want to feel unstuck, more content, less guilt and shame, improved self-esteem, improved relationship satisfaction and an improved overall sense of well-being.
With over 20 years experience in the mental health field, I have the experience you are looking for to help with: anxiety, marriage counseling, family issues and much more.
If you are reading this right now, I know you are hurting, experiencing some level of emotional pain. You likely feel stuck and don’t know what to do next. Whether looking for individual or couples counseling, I can help you meet your goals. There are challenges in each of our lives and when given the right tools and support we can learn the beautiful art of embracing who we are in each aspect of our lives and even cut things out that no longer serve us. You want to feel unstuck, more content, less guilt and shame, improved self-esteem, improved relationship satisfaction and an improved overall sense of well-being.
(317) 666-4079 View (317) 666-4079
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Marli Piercy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Paul and a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Life can become overwhelming at times. We may be struggling with our spouse/partner, or our family relationships and feel like we are stuck in an endless loop of fights and frustrations. We need someone to walk alongside us in our journey and help us to get off the merry-go-round. I believe that within each of us exists strengths and resources that once discovered, we can use to bring transformation to our lives and our relationships. My desire as a therapist is to support you in your journey and provide a safe place to share your hurts and discover your strengths.
Paul and a Masters of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Life can become overwhelming at times. We may be struggling with our spouse/partner, or our family relationships and feel like we are stuck in an endless loop of fights and frustrations. We need someone to walk alongside us in our journey and help us to get off the merry-go-round. I believe that within each of us exists strengths and resources that once discovered, we can use to bring transformation to our lives and our relationships. My desire as a therapist is to support you in your journey and provide a safe place to share your hurts and discover your strengths.
(317) 659-8115 View (317) 659-8115
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Cynthia L Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Looking for couples/pre-marital and relationship counseling!? You've chosen the right place! I deeply believe that working with couples/families requires specialized training.
Is your life headed in the direction you want it? Are there things hanging around from your past that are affecting current life decisions/relationships? The best gift we can give to others is the gift of our own health. By taking care of ourselves, we inherently can be "better" for the loved ones in our life. I have over 15 years experience working with clients and a variety of life challenges: depression, anxiety, divorce, separation, work/life balance, substance abuse, and survivors of trauma. I am client centered, compassionate and authentic. Call me today to see how counseling can help.
Looking for couples/pre-marital and relationship counseling!? You've chosen the right place! I deeply believe that working with couples/families requires specialized training.
Is your life headed in the direction you want it? Are there things hanging around from your past that are affecting current life decisions/relationships? The best gift we can give to others is the gift of our own health. By taking care of ourselves, we inherently can be "better" for the loved ones in our life. I have over 15 years experience working with clients and a variety of life challenges: depression, anxiety, divorce, separation, work/life balance, substance abuse, and survivors of trauma. I am client centered, compassionate and authentic. Call me today to see how counseling can help.
(317) 494-7381 View (317) 494-7381

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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.