Marriage Counseling Therapists in Boston, MA

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Nick Heath LICSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you feeling Lonely in your Significant Relationship, Hurt, Betrayed? I can help you Heal & Revitalize your Relationship/Marriage and Increase your Emotional & Sexual Connection & Intimacy, Reduce Criticism, Increase Teamwork, by helping you Enhance and Improve your Assertive Communication Skills. I can help you rebuild Trust & Respect; build on Your unique Friendship; help you Solve Problems associated with your Family & Friends, Careers, Money, Division of Labour, and Coparenting Teamwork. Prioritize your Significant Relationship. I work with Heterosexual Couples, LGBTQ+A Couples, Interracial Couples, All Ethnicities.
Hello! Are you feeling Lonely in your Significant Relationship, Hurt, Betrayed? I can help you Heal & Revitalize your Relationship/Marriage and Increase your Emotional & Sexual Connection & Intimacy, Reduce Criticism, Increase Teamwork, by helping you Enhance and Improve your Assertive Communication Skills. I can help you rebuild Trust & Respect; build on Your unique Friendship; help you Solve Problems associated with your Family & Friends, Careers, Money, Division of Labour, and Coparenting Teamwork. Prioritize your Significant Relationship. I work with Heterosexual Couples, LGBTQ+A Couples, Interracial Couples, All Ethnicities.
(413) 287-8592 View (413) 287-8592
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Amelia Hasbun
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I offer a unique perspective on acknowledging systems theory.
I enjoy working with couples, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of color, children, families, those of various cultural backgrounds, those with anxiety and depression, and those navigating life stressors or geographic moves. I like working with clients who are ready to work authentically on stated goals.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I offer a unique perspective on acknowledging systems theory.
I enjoy working with couples, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, people of color, children, families, those of various cultural backgrounds, those with anxiety and depression, and those navigating life stressors or geographic moves. I like working with clients who are ready to work authentically on stated goals.
(781) 745-3882 View (781) 745-3882
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Shanice Veasey
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, MaCCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I went on to study and get my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Central Florida.
At Soul Sprout Mindful Care, we are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve Mental Health. We believe that Mental Health is just as important as physical health, and we treat it as such. We are committed to providing therapeutic services including individual outpatient therapy, family outpatient therapy, and couples outpatient therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan, with interventions tailored specifically to your needs. We believe that you should be heard, and we take supporting you very seriously. Please note, I am not in network with Georgia insurance networks at this time.
I went on to study and get my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Central Florida.
At Soul Sprout Mindful Care, we are dedicated to helping you and your family achieve Mental Health. We believe that Mental Health is just as important as physical health, and we treat it as such. We are committed to providing therapeutic services including individual outpatient therapy, family outpatient therapy, and couples outpatient therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan, with interventions tailored specifically to your needs. We believe that you should be heard, and we take supporting you very seriously. Please note, I am not in network with Georgia insurance networks at this time.
(339) 201-9892 View (339) 201-9892
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Charles G Martel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
My practice is working with both individuals and all couples, and includes couples seeking consultation before marriage.
As a psychotherapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 30+ years of clinical experience specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I will help you sort out long-standing unresolved life issues, navigate occupational and career decisions, guide you to make better life choices in relationships, and provide helpful solutions. Using CBT has shown to be an effective approach to accomplishing these goals. My desire is to create a setting where change is possible, and also realized. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 AM-5PM (last appointment 4 PM) Friday 7 AM-Noon
My practice is working with both individuals and all couples, and includes couples seeking consultation before marriage.
As a psychotherapist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 30+ years of clinical experience specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I will help you sort out long-standing unresolved life issues, navigate occupational and career decisions, guide you to make better life choices in relationships, and provide helpful solutions. Using CBT has shown to be an effective approach to accomplishing these goals. My desire is to create a setting where change is possible, and also realized. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 AM-5PM (last appointment 4 PM) Friday 7 AM-Noon
(857) 214-2067 View (857) 214-2067
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Julie Kenary
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I work with adults and older adolescents with the challenges of mood disorders(depression), anxiety, stress, relationships, self esteem, major life transitions(marriage, divorce, loss) and college adjustment. The focus of my work is helping clients make positive changes in order to have greater balance in life. My optimistic approach is that growth is a transformative opportunity and can be achieved through the engagement with a competent and caring counselor. I would like to work with you to change negative thoughts, decrease feelings of anxiety and alter unhelpful patterns of behavior.
I work with adults and older adolescents with the challenges of mood disorders(depression), anxiety, stress, relationships, self esteem, major life transitions(marriage, divorce, loss) and college adjustment. The focus of my work is helping clients make positive changes in order to have greater balance in life. My optimistic approach is that growth is a transformative opportunity and can be achieved through the engagement with a competent and caring counselor. I would like to work with you to change negative thoughts, decrease feelings of anxiety and alter unhelpful patterns of behavior.
(617) 431-6846 View (617) 431-6846
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
PhD, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108
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.
(857) 574-4741 View (857) 574-4741
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Kimberly Schildbach
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215  (Online Only)
I support individuals and couples with the symptoms of stress, self - esteem, betrayal, marriage and relationship struggles.
I see couples and individuals. Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you want to talk it out and the other wants some space? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or reproductive trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients and couples like you learn to understand themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert to guide you.
I support individuals and couples with the symptoms of stress, self - esteem, betrayal, marriage and relationship struggles.
I see couples and individuals. Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you want to talk it out and the other wants some space? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or reproductive trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients and couples like you learn to understand themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert to guide you.
(413) 414-5659 View (413) 414-5659
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Allyson Clemmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
This simple tweak leads to more potent results in restoring your marriage.
Imagine if you: 1) knew exactly how to bring up your hurt feelings about your spouse's sarcastic comment without starting a fight, 2) believed that your spouse has your back when your mother-in-law criticizes your parenting decisions, 3) felt emotionally connected enough to enthusiastically say yes to sex, 4) understood each other when it comes to circular disagreements (you know the ones: which in-laws’ house to spend Thanksgiving at this year? who gets up with the baby? why is she buying new shoes AGAIN?), and 5) could come to a compromise without feeling like you got run over by a bulldozer. Welcome. You're in the right place.
This simple tweak leads to more potent results in restoring your marriage.
Imagine if you: 1) knew exactly how to bring up your hurt feelings about your spouse's sarcastic comment without starting a fight, 2) believed that your spouse has your back when your mother-in-law criticizes your parenting decisions, 3) felt emotionally connected enough to enthusiastically say yes to sex, 4) understood each other when it comes to circular disagreements (you know the ones: which in-laws’ house to spend Thanksgiving at this year? who gets up with the baby? why is she buying new shoes AGAIN?), and 5) could come to a compromise without feeling like you got run over by a bulldozer. Welcome. You're in the right place.
(617) 741-5339 View (617) 741-5339
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(617) 286-3207 View (617) 286-3207
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Zanita Bohea Zody
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I hold an MS & PhD in child, adolescent & family development with a specialty in marriage and family therapy and have devoted the past 20+ years to my work in the eating disorder community.
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
I hold an MS & PhD in child, adolescent & family development with a specialty in marriage and family therapy and have devoted the past 20+ years to my work in the eating disorder community.
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
(857) 466-2017 View (857) 466-2017
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Marie Berthonia Antoine
Counselor, MS, LMHC, Psy D
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02126  (Online Only)
Berthonia Antoine, LMHC, Psy. D. offers collaborative and holistic therapy with over 20 years of experience. Holding a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, she empowers clients to enrich their lives and develop problem-solving skills. Berthonia Antoine believes in a holistic approach, addressing body, mind, and spirit. Specializing in depression, anxiety, PTSD, and adjustment disorders, she provides sensitive, strength-based services for clients of all ages and backgrounds. As your therapist, she will work to understand your goals and help you overcome barriers to achieve them, accompanying you on your therapeutic journey.
Berthonia Antoine, LMHC, Psy. D. offers collaborative and holistic therapy with over 20 years of experience. Holding a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, she empowers clients to enrich their lives and develop problem-solving skills. Berthonia Antoine believes in a holistic approach, addressing body, mind, and spirit. Specializing in depression, anxiety, PTSD, and adjustment disorders, she provides sensitive, strength-based services for clients of all ages and backgrounds. As your therapist, she will work to understand your goals and help you overcome barriers to achieve them, accompanying you on your therapeutic journey.
(617) 214-1104 View (617) 214-1104
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Sid Mondell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108
I have been operating a general clinical practice serving adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples for over 20 years. My professional orientation is client-centered and problem solving/solution focused – integrating cognitive and family systems approaches. My services offered include brief treatment, intermittent treatment, longer term treatment, individual, couples, and family therapy. Referral problems typically include mood disorders, relationship problems, parenting problems, family adjustment problems, trauma and abuse issues, anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement issues, marital issues and post-divorce adjustment, and adolescent behavior problems.
I have been operating a general clinical practice serving adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples for over 20 years. My professional orientation is client-centered and problem solving/solution focused – integrating cognitive and family systems approaches. My services offered include brief treatment, intermittent treatment, longer term treatment, individual, couples, and family therapy. Referral problems typically include mood disorders, relationship problems, parenting problems, family adjustment problems, trauma and abuse issues, anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement issues, marital issues and post-divorce adjustment, and adolescent behavior problems.
(857) 367-2444 View (857) 367-2444
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Rowell A Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
); relationship issues (communication, boundaries, deepening, dating); transitions (birth, death, job changes, marriage, divorce, retirement, etc.
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.
); relationship issues (communication, boundaries, deepening, dating); transitions (birth, death, job changes, marriage, divorce, retirement, etc.
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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Dr Barbara Lavi Dream Positioning System ™
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Areas of specialization: life transitions, stress management, women's issues, marriage enhancement, career change, & enhancing self-esteem, focus, productivity & creativity.
Have the changes since the pandemic left you feeling stuck? Challenged? Do you want to enhance your life? Have you lost sight of your dreams? Whether you long to feel closer to your partner, are overwhelmed at work, or feel that being a parent leaves no time for your dreams, Dr. Lavi & her Dream Positioning System (DPS) can put YOU back in control of your life so you can start moving towards your dreams. Although the psychotherapeutic relationship lasts for life, therapy with Dr. Lavi will be as brief as possible. When issues arise down the road, clients can return to "recalculate"get back on track & reach their aspirations.
Areas of specialization: life transitions, stress management, women's issues, marriage enhancement, career change, & enhancing self-esteem, focus, productivity & creativity.
Have the changes since the pandemic left you feeling stuck? Challenged? Do you want to enhance your life? Have you lost sight of your dreams? Whether you long to feel closer to your partner, are overwhelmed at work, or feel that being a parent leaves no time for your dreams, Dr. Lavi & her Dream Positioning System (DPS) can put YOU back in control of your life so you can start moving towards your dreams. Although the psychotherapeutic relationship lasts for life, therapy with Dr. Lavi will be as brief as possible. When issues arise down the road, clients can return to "recalculate"get back on track & reach their aspirations.
(203) 212-9890 View (203) 212-9890
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Amelia Hasbun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in systems-oriented thinking, I offer a unique approach to therapy that focuses on understanding the interconnected dynamics within relationships and larger systems.
I find great joy in collaborating with individuals, couples, and families who bring a sense of motivation, open-mindedness, and a deep drive to enrich their overall well-being. It's truly heartening to work with clients who proactively seek therapy, demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing diverse challenges and fostering personal growth within themselves and their relationships. Whether they're grappling with communication hurdles, navigating complexities of identity, or adapting to new environments due to relocation, I deeply appreciate their willingness to embark on this journey of exploration and growth together.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in systems-oriented thinking, I offer a unique approach to therapy that focuses on understanding the interconnected dynamics within relationships and larger systems.
I find great joy in collaborating with individuals, couples, and families who bring a sense of motivation, open-mindedness, and a deep drive to enrich their overall well-being. It's truly heartening to work with clients who proactively seek therapy, demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing diverse challenges and fostering personal growth within themselves and their relationships. Whether they're grappling with communication hurdles, navigating complexities of identity, or adapting to new environments due to relocation, I deeply appreciate their willingness to embark on this journey of exploration and growth together.
(857) 971-8044 View (857) 971-8044
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Doug Todd, LMFT llc
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who uses EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Soloution Focused, Systems, and Coactive Coaching .
Welcome to the first step in your exploration for change. It's probably safe to say that you are here because things could feel better in your life. We can't stop the change or eliminate suffering but we can begin to understand it and learn how to manage all that life throws our way. In an effort to reduce the stress and assist clients with life's challenges I offer secure telemedicine (video) sessions for couples and individuals. Reach out and allow me to team with you to manage what we can and allow these times to inspire positive change.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist who uses EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Soloution Focused, Systems, and Coactive Coaching .
Welcome to the first step in your exploration for change. It's probably safe to say that you are here because things could feel better in your life. We can't stop the change or eliminate suffering but we can begin to understand it and learn how to manage all that life throws our way. In an effort to reduce the stress and assist clients with life's challenges I offer secure telemedicine (video) sessions for couples and individuals. Reach out and allow me to team with you to manage what we can and allow these times to inspire positive change.
(617) 315-2724 View (617) 315-2724
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Justin Marchese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
A licensed marital and family therapist by training, I help clients focus on attaining improved relationships with significant people in their lives, including an improved attitude toward themselves.
I see individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to provide clients a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship to talk, feel, heal, and change. Life challenges present us with opportunities for new chapters, new growth. Helping you reach your therapy goals is of utmost importance to me. You do not need to be controlled by the past, yet do you often use old behaviors in situations wanting a new response? Are you suffering from depression, anxieties, relationship problems, fears, self-doubts, or "irrational" worries? Together we will explore ways to help you live with more awareness, more freely, and with more energy for your present.
A licensed marital and family therapist by training, I help clients focus on attaining improved relationships with significant people in their lives, including an improved attitude toward themselves.
I see individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to provide clients a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship to talk, feel, heal, and change. Life challenges present us with opportunities for new chapters, new growth. Helping you reach your therapy goals is of utmost importance to me. You do not need to be controlled by the past, yet do you often use old behaviors in situations wanting a new response? Are you suffering from depression, anxieties, relationship problems, fears, self-doubts, or "irrational" worries? Together we will explore ways to help you live with more awareness, more freely, and with more energy for your present.
(617) 996-7264 View (617) 996-7264
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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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Colleen Babson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is a true privilege, my passion, and makes it possible. to work with bot individuals and couples. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. To see my clients transform from fear and worry to joy and wellness is a gift. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is a true privilege, my passion, and makes it possible. to work with bot individuals and couples. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. To see my clients transform from fear and worry to joy and wellness is a gift. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
(617) 683-1207 View (617) 683-1207
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Glennice Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Are you looking for healing from trauma or desire to better connect in your marriage and family relationships? Do you need help to reach your goals and want a Christian therapist?
Are you looking for healing from trauma or desire to better connect in your marriage and family relationships? Do you need help to reach your goals and want a Christian therapist?
(857) 219-4459 View (857) 219-4459
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.