Couples Counseling Therapists in Boston, MA

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Sarah Kaminshine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Sarah Kaminshine is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and California who specializes in parenting struggles, relationship and communication issues, processing major life changes, depression and anxiety. Sarah has 14 years of experience in working with young children and adults in individual, group and community settings.
Sarah Kaminshine is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and California who specializes in parenting struggles, relationship and communication issues, processing major life changes, depression and anxiety. Sarah has 14 years of experience in working with young children and adults in individual, group and community settings.
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Anna Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02199  (Online Only)
I have training and experience in psychotherapy with adults, couples, and children/adolescents, and have a master's degree in child development.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, strength-based, and client-centered. I believe in the healing power that exists within each individual, which is nurtured and strengthened within the context of our therapeutic relationship. I work with children, adults, and families who are facing complex struggles, including: parent-child relationship issues, transition to parenthood, postpartum difficulties, life transitions, behavior challenges, depression, anxiety, and more. My style is warm, empathic, and compassionate, and I work to create a safe environment to help you better understand and address the challenges you are facing.
I have training and experience in psychotherapy with adults, couples, and children/adolescents, and have a master's degree in child development.
My approach to therapy is collaborative, strength-based, and client-centered. I believe in the healing power that exists within each individual, which is nurtured and strengthened within the context of our therapeutic relationship. I work with children, adults, and families who are facing complex struggles, including: parent-child relationship issues, transition to parenthood, postpartum difficulties, life transitions, behavior challenges, depression, anxiety, and more. My style is warm, empathic, and compassionate, and I work to create a safe environment to help you better understand and address the challenges you are facing.
(617) 819-0204 View (617) 819-0204
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Naya Clinics (Boston Locations)
Counselor
Not Verified Not Verified
Boston, MA 02110
We work with individuals and couples facing a multitude of personal , career and relationship challenges.
Hello, I'm Sam Nabil founder of Naya Clinics. Take a moment and Imagine with me… Imagine a hassle-free investment in yourself that fits your life style & gives you results. I founded Naya Clinics because I believe you have the right to exactly that. You have the right to a balanced approach to Counseling, therapy and coaching. An approach that is client centered and efficient without the fluff and the B.S. Our 7 offices in Ohio and Kentucky have helped hundreds of our clients reinvent themselves, and that is what we came here to LoDo Denver and Cherry Creek Denver to offer to you too.
We work with individuals and couples facing a multitude of personal , career and relationship challenges.
Hello, I'm Sam Nabil founder of Naya Clinics. Take a moment and Imagine with me… Imagine a hassle-free investment in yourself that fits your life style & gives you results. I founded Naya Clinics because I believe you have the right to exactly that. You have the right to a balanced approach to Counseling, therapy and coaching. An approach that is client centered and efficient without the fluff and the B.S. Our 7 offices in Ohio and Kentucky have helped hundreds of our clients reinvent themselves, and that is what we came here to LoDo Denver and Cherry Creek Denver to offer to you too.
(720) 594-6982 View (720) 594-6982
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Emily Eldar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
Most of our struggles are relational in nature. As a relationship expert, I will guide you toward healing your relational wounds; to step into the self-actualized, meaningful, joyful life you dream of. We all sustain traumas which shape our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. When we understand our protective strategies we can then update our narratives, unburden our traumatized parts, heal attachment wounds, and make room to relate through our highest self. We can learn new skills in communication, somatic regulation, mindfulness, self-awareness, and more fully build the life which best serves our continual growth.
(617) 936-8285 View (617) 936-8285
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Frances T. Spillane Emdr Intensives
Counselor, LMHC, LLC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02124  (Online Only)
Are you tired of your pain? It might be the pain of a difficult childhood, a traumatic experience, or a difficult relationship. I help individuals and couples heal, connect and grow through two transformative paths: Relational Life Therapy and EMDR (Intensives, EMDR 2.0). In 90-minute couples therapy, my goal is to guide you and your partner on a journey of healing, reconnecting, and strengthening your bond. Together, we'll address the disconnects in your relationship, improve communication, rebuild trust, and foster a deeper emotional connection. Our goal is to create a partnership of Fierce Intimacy, where you both thrive.
Are you tired of your pain? It might be the pain of a difficult childhood, a traumatic experience, or a difficult relationship. I help individuals and couples heal, connect and grow through two transformative paths: Relational Life Therapy and EMDR (Intensives, EMDR 2.0). In 90-minute couples therapy, my goal is to guide you and your partner on a journey of healing, reconnecting, and strengthening your bond. Together, we'll address the disconnects in your relationship, improve communication, rebuild trust, and foster a deeper emotional connection. Our goal is to create a partnership of Fierce Intimacy, where you both thrive.
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Ann L Plater
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02210
After more than 25 years of experience treating children, adults, and couples, my interests and skills extend beyond my training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy—to include work on trauma and PTSD, complicated grief, learning disabilities, CODA, CBT, and biological insights—moving a person to self-awareness & practical self-guidance.
There’s no one therapeutic approach to help us live happier lives. Recovery from painful experiences, emotional or physical abuse, a complicated hurt-filled relationship, impasses at work, coping mechanisms that no longer help—these different challenges deserve flexible approaches. Childhood skills no longer fit the problems we face as adults. Grief that couldn’t be dealt with then is more complicated now. Relief from depression and anxiety cannot work if confidence, strength, and intimacy are blocked. Understanding the whole person—creating new approaches and thoughtful solutions to problems—is the way I think and work.
After more than 25 years of experience treating children, adults, and couples, my interests and skills extend beyond my training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy—to include work on trauma and PTSD, complicated grief, learning disabilities, CODA, CBT, and biological insights—moving a person to self-awareness & practical self-guidance.
There’s no one therapeutic approach to help us live happier lives. Recovery from painful experiences, emotional or physical abuse, a complicated hurt-filled relationship, impasses at work, coping mechanisms that no longer help—these different challenges deserve flexible approaches. Childhood skills no longer fit the problems we face as adults. Grief that couldn’t be dealt with then is more complicated now. Relief from depression and anxiety cannot work if confidence, strength, and intimacy are blocked. Understanding the whole person—creating new approaches and thoughtful solutions to problems—is the way I think and work.
(857) 217-4724 View (857) 217-4724
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Maria Baldrich Valerio
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
I provide parenting support, and I work with Adults, adolescents and couples.
Humans have the ability to enjoy life, be happy and overcome challenging situations. Sometimes we get stuck in the process of discovering our sources of pleasure, fun and relaxation, and when that happens, we suffer; in those moments it seems like the pain will never end. However, we have strengths that are yet to be discovered. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I am bilingual, in English and Spanish. My mission is to help you find the strengths to support growth, empowerment and healing, mentally and physically.
I provide parenting support, and I work with Adults, adolescents and couples.
Humans have the ability to enjoy life, be happy and overcome challenging situations. Sometimes we get stuck in the process of discovering our sources of pleasure, fun and relaxation, and when that happens, we suffer; in those moments it seems like the pain will never end. However, we have strengths that are yet to be discovered. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. I am bilingual, in English and Spanish. My mission is to help you find the strengths to support growth, empowerment and healing, mentally and physically.
(617) 379-0448 View (617) 379-0448
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Robert Bonazoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115
I have extensive experience dealing with issues of relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief & loss, and spirituality.
I am licensed to practice in MA, NY, RI, and ME, and am available for virtual sessions. I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining insight and skills-based frameworks. I help clients understand how their past experiences and relationships shaped and influence who they are now and how they experience the world (insight), and I help them develop tools for addressing current life situations and for putting that insight to work in moving their lives in the direction they want (skills-based). This approach helps clients link the past which formed them, the present they are living in, and the future they wish to experience.
I have extensive experience dealing with issues of relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief & loss, and spirituality.
I am licensed to practice in MA, NY, RI, and ME, and am available for virtual sessions. I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining insight and skills-based frameworks. I help clients understand how their past experiences and relationships shaped and influence who they are now and how they experience the world (insight), and I help them develop tools for addressing current life situations and for putting that insight to work in moving their lives in the direction they want (skills-based). This approach helps clients link the past which formed them, the present they are living in, and the future they wish to experience.
(617) 682-9136 View (617) 682-9136
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John Dellechiaie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I have been a Boston clinician since 1975. My training is pyscho dynamic. I work with individuals and couples in short and long term therapy. I have worked in several area hospitals running structured addiction outpatient programs. I see adults with poly drug use. Many of my short and long term adult patients come in with relationship issues that may have a physiological, drug, clinical depression or anxiety component.
I have been a Boston clinician since 1975. My training is pyscho dynamic. I work with individuals and couples in short and long term therapy. I have worked in several area hospitals running structured addiction outpatient programs. I see adults with poly drug use. Many of my short and long term adult patients come in with relationship issues that may have a physiological, drug, clinical depression or anxiety component.
(351) 200-0840 View (351) 200-0840
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BackBayCounseling
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
My entire practice is dedicated to solving "Relationship problems." The treatment starts with your goals. For some, it is getting the communication skills and best practices for marital happiness. For others, it is helping couples save their marriage after broken trust. I have a unique background. While working at Harvard Medical School and the Human Sexuality & Relationship program at McLean Hospital, I developed and refined highly effective relationship systems and therapies. I am currently offering the sessions only on zoom.
(617) 553-1351 View (617) 553-1351
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Ciara Ginley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I am interested in working with individuals who are dealing with life transitions and relationship issues. Additionally, I work with people around body image and self esteem concerns. I have worked in various mental health settings such as inpatient hospital programs, partial hospitalization programs, an eating disorder treatment facility, and a domestic violence program.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. I am interested in working with individuals who are dealing with life transitions and relationship issues. Additionally, I work with people around body image and self esteem concerns. I have worked in various mental health settings such as inpatient hospital programs, partial hospitalization programs, an eating disorder treatment facility, and a domestic violence program.
(617) 379-3338 View (617) 379-3338
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Gemma Archer
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety, individuating from family, relationship issues, and decision making.
Through my own mental health journey and experience in the world I have found a passion for helping others gain an understanding of themselves and how they function in the world. I strive to create an open, trusting, and compassionate relationship with all of my clients. My goal is to help you understand your emotions in the larger contexts of your life, give them space, and learn skills to live with them. Together, we can work to find equilibrium in those big emotions and find strengths in your challenges. My intention for each session is for you to feel lighter and more prepared for any issues or struggles that come your way.
I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety, individuating from family, relationship issues, and decision making.
Through my own mental health journey and experience in the world I have found a passion for helping others gain an understanding of themselves and how they function in the world. I strive to create an open, trusting, and compassionate relationship with all of my clients. My goal is to help you understand your emotions in the larger contexts of your life, give them space, and learn skills to live with them. Together, we can work to find equilibrium in those big emotions and find strengths in your challenges. My intention for each session is for you to feel lighter and more prepared for any issues or struggles that come your way.
(857) 403-8810 View (857) 403-8810
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Rowell A Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
Hello and Welcome. I have had rich and diverse learning experiences from my time working at Harvard and Tufts Universities, McLean hospital, and the Bedford VA. Let me help you get the life you want--the life you deserve! I currently work with clients ages 17-99, with a variety of issues, backgrounds and orientations. I see individuals, couples, groups, and families for therapy and coaching. Additionally, I work with therapists on developing their clinical work, business, and own personal growth. I am interested in meeting you and seeing if we're a good fit.
Hello and Welcome. I have had rich and diverse learning experiences from my time working at Harvard and Tufts Universities, McLean hospital, and the Bedford VA. Let me help you get the life you want--the life you deserve! I currently work with clients ages 17-99, with a variety of issues, backgrounds and orientations. I see individuals, couples, groups, and families for therapy and coaching. Additionally, I work with therapists on developing their clinical work, business, and own personal growth. I am interested in meeting you and seeing if we're a good fit.
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Samantha Ueberroth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients for Individual, Couples & Family Counseling! Accepting BCBS in MA. Samantha Ueberroth is a LCSW in New York and LICSW in MA with Therapy Together, LCSW, PLLC. Samantha has expertise working with adults, millennials, and older adults and is passionate about empowering and supporting her clients in their journey to becoming their most authentic, confident selves. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, coping with grief and loss, coping with life changes, family conflicts, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress management.
Accepting New Clients for Individual, Couples & Family Counseling! Accepting BCBS in MA. Samantha Ueberroth is a LCSW in New York and LICSW in MA with Therapy Together, LCSW, PLLC. Samantha has expertise working with adults, millennials, and older adults and is passionate about empowering and supporting her clients in their journey to becoming their most authentic, confident selves. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, coping with grief and loss, coping with life changes, family conflicts, relationship issues, self-esteem, and stress management.
(680) 213-7904 View (680) 213-7904
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Trinasia Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215
I work with clients through their significant life transitions, such as relationship stress, depression, anxiety and questions of self-esteem.
Your journey, your pace, your healing. As a holistic behavioral therapist, my goal is to address the impact of stress in your life and to promote a culture of safety, empowerment and healing. While we work through challenges, we will uncover your short and long term goals. While at the same time, we will strive for you to build your self-confidence and self-worth. By utilizing a combination of therapeutic approaches, we will unlearn long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I work with clients through their significant life transitions, such as relationship stress, depression, anxiety and questions of self-esteem.
Your journey, your pace, your healing. As a holistic behavioral therapist, my goal is to address the impact of stress in your life and to promote a culture of safety, empowerment and healing. While we work through challenges, we will uncover your short and long term goals. While at the same time, we will strive for you to build your self-confidence and self-worth. By utilizing a combination of therapeutic approaches, we will unlearn long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(617) 639-5778 View (617) 639-5778
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Larissa Crane, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
I subspecialize in relationship issues, life transitions, stress management, and feeling "stuck".
I believe that it takes strength and courage to seek therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore attitudes and beliefs /patterns that get in the way of accomplishing your full potential and engaging fully in life. I utilize a more holistic, mind-body approach to treatment, weaving together techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IFS, mindfulness/acceptance, and yoga therapy to connect you with your "true, inner self", something which we often lose touch with as we go about our lives in this often fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful world. I am also certified in EMDR (www.emdria.org)
I subspecialize in relationship issues, life transitions, stress management, and feeling "stuck".
I believe that it takes strength and courage to seek therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore attitudes and beliefs /patterns that get in the way of accomplishing your full potential and engaging fully in life. I utilize a more holistic, mind-body approach to treatment, weaving together techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IFS, mindfulness/acceptance, and yoga therapy to connect you with your "true, inner self", something which we often lose touch with as we go about our lives in this often fast-paced, unpredictable and stressful world. I am also certified in EMDR (www.emdria.org)
(508) 659-4613 View (508) 659-4613
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Nathan Fanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
If you are looking for help with navigating and managing the experiences of being a young adult, a person who is stressed out as a parent, or perhaps you have been in a relationship or marriage and it is ending; we can work together to grow through it.
Right now you are looking for a therapist who "gets it." Someone who cares about you, who truly listens, and helps you navigate the issues that come with being you! Your life is stressful enough as it is and wading through a list of therapists can be hard. I want provide you with the best possible care right here in Boston. Let’s work together to navigate these concerns and go forward.
If you are looking for help with navigating and managing the experiences of being a young adult, a person who is stressed out as a parent, or perhaps you have been in a relationship or marriage and it is ending; we can work together to grow through it.
Right now you are looking for a therapist who "gets it." Someone who cares about you, who truly listens, and helps you navigate the issues that come with being you! Your life is stressful enough as it is and wading through a list of therapists can be hard. I want provide you with the best possible care right here in Boston. Let’s work together to navigate these concerns and go forward.
(781) 678-4110 View (781) 678-4110
Dana An
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02118  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples.
My clients often come to me after many years of feeling overwhelmed, invisible or stuck. Some come with feelings of inadequacy or histories of trauma. Some come feeling 'outsider' or apart from a sense of community or after experiencing a recent event that has been destabilizing. I offer a warm, safe space to talk about yourself so you can integrate and move through old hurts.
I work with individuals and couples.
My clients often come to me after many years of feeling overwhelmed, invisible or stuck. Some come with feelings of inadequacy or histories of trauma. Some come feeling 'outsider' or apart from a sense of community or after experiencing a recent event that has been destabilizing. I offer a warm, safe space to talk about yourself so you can integrate and move through old hurts.
(617) 882-7994 View (617) 882-7994
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Jolie Pate
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I work with a wide variety of concerns including relationship issues, self esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions and a general desire to live a more fulfilling life.
Accepting new clients-In my experience, the body/mind has a natural tendency toward health and wholeness. I strive to create a warm, supportive and collaborative environment as a safe haven to explore challenging situations and/or old repetitive self-defeating patterns. I believe people can gain the confidence and tools necessary to address the challenges that bring them into therapy, clarify goals for change, build on their inherent strengths, create more fulfilling relationships with self and others and increase their resilience in maneuvering through life's many transitions and challenges.
I work with a wide variety of concerns including relationship issues, self esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions and a general desire to live a more fulfilling life.
Accepting new clients-In my experience, the body/mind has a natural tendency toward health and wholeness. I strive to create a warm, supportive and collaborative environment as a safe haven to explore challenging situations and/or old repetitive self-defeating patterns. I believe people can gain the confidence and tools necessary to address the challenges that bring them into therapy, clarify goals for change, build on their inherent strengths, create more fulfilling relationships with self and others and increase their resilience in maneuvering through life's many transitions and challenges.
(617) 546-4994 View (617) 546-4994
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Katrina Austin
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
I understand that you are interested in improving your self-esteem, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Our work together aims to help you manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and substance abuse while also improving your relationship with life's uncertainties, constant worries, or pain. We will explore ways to manage stress and evaluate the meaning of your existence while developing helpful mindsets. Everyone has the potential to be curious and discover the meaning behind their thoughts, feelings, and relationships to achieve authenticity and self-actualization.
I understand that you are interested in improving your self-esteem, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Our work together aims to help you manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and substance abuse while also improving your relationship with life's uncertainties, constant worries, or pain. We will explore ways to manage stress and evaluate the meaning of your existence while developing helpful mindsets. Everyone has the potential to be curious and discover the meaning behind their thoughts, feelings, and relationships to achieve authenticity and self-actualization.
(857) 420-6543 View (857) 420-6543
Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

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

When should a couple seek counseling?

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

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

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

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

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