Couples Counseling Therapists in Cambridge, MA

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Sara Detrick Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide individual therapy and couples counseling for adults struggling with a wide range of issues. My areas of expertise include mood dysregulation, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, identity issues, college counseling, and trauma/PTSD. Overall, I view therapy as a collaborative relationship between client and therapist in which we work together towards client self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and healing.
(617) 934-3224
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Deborah Shilkoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I work with people who are anxious, depressed, have body issues or relationship issues.
In my 40 plus years as a psychotherapist, I've heard many times: "I want to be happy, to feel peaceful inside myself, but I can't seem to get there" or "I feel badly telling my friends and family. I worry they get tired of listening to me." There are many reasons people feel stuck in their anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, and feel immobilized by them. Understanding what is causing problems can help you feel less stuck and immobilized, more at peace, and more self-confident.
(617) 506-3403
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Jennifer Fagundes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT-200
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The strongest people have the vulnerability ask for help. Whether you recently feel stuck or believe that you past is holding you back from truly experiencing the present, I can assist you in your healing. I enjoy working with clients that have been survivors of all types of trauma, experience grief, have addictive tendencies or struggle in relationships. Clients would be best served by me when they are motivated to make internal and external changes in order to create more harmony in their lives. Ultimately, I would like you to leave our sessions feeling good about our relationship and the relationship you have with yourself.
(857) 763-2138
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Kyle Marie Carney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
As a Harvard educated psychotherapist, I have drawn on twenty-five plus years of training and experience to build a multifaceted therapy practice in Cambridge, Ma. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults, adolescents, and couples . Also, I work with clients helping them address relationship and family issues, parenting concerns,and major life transitions. My approach is interactive and supportive and I encourage clients to utilize a wide range of community resources such as health and fitness programs,AA,and career networking groups.
(617) 209-4443
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Camille DiBenedetto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling depressed or anxious and having trouble dealing with your home or work life? Are you struggling with your partner or mate, in the middle of a break up or having trouble finding a healthy relationship ? Do you find yourself unfocused, unsure of yourself, overwhelmed, or lonely? Sometimes transitions like looking for a new job, starting or ending a relationship ,deciding whether to have children or moving to a new area can be difficult. Uncomfortable or painful feelings which are coming from a life change or a past experience can sometimes feel insurmountable.
(617) 701-7536
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Marsha Vannicelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I understand the importance of developing resilience-to-change in order to effectively cope with major life transitions (marriage, birth of a child, loss of a loved one, divorce, retirement, new job). Without such resilience, life can feel overwhelming, self esteem becomes precarious, and mood can dip dramatically. Through my warm, direct, highly international approach, I collaborate with my clients to address the behaviors that continue to cause pain. My books, teaching and supervision have provided training for 100s of other clinicians to help their clients to feel more empowered in relationship and to fulfill their potential
(857) 239-0210
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Amy Matias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced psychotherapist and Certified Group Psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and groups. I hold a PhD in biochemistry, which informs my work in psychotherapy by integrating current research in neuroscience into my treatment approach. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an emotionally focused therapy heavily informed by neuroscience that focuses on how we can heal in relationship what was harmed in relationship . My broader training consists of proactive cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, stress reduction strategies, and communication tools.
(617) 337-3264
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Natasha Khoury
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My goal is to guide you in understanding what interferes with living a fulfilling life. I believe change is possible, in spite of any circumstance, and I will support you through your journey of growth and self-discovery. As a therapist with extensive background working with trauma survivors and individuals of all ages, couples and families in crisis, I respect and understand both the challenges and lifelong benefits of having therapeutic alliance. My experience with the healing process has solidified the importance of consistent, genuine care, creating a space to pursue what it is you desire and find to be meaningful.
(508) 286-6083
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Anna Maria Baldauf
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
We all long for our experiences, feelings, and needs to be seen, recognized, and honored. I bring to our work deep respect for you and/or your child’s concerns and suffering. I place the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our work, which I approach with curiosity and empathy. I am most interested in what your unique experience is, and I aim to listen deeply. A safe-enough space will help us to transform your patterns of experience that interfere with your ability to be compassionate with yourself, to build meaningful relationships, and to work and play creatively, in other words, to live a fulfilling life.
(857) 477-7987
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Caroline Baltzer Ph. D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Greetings— My practice focuses on Men, Women, & Couples who often have complex diagnostic pictures. I use carefully chosen treatment protocols that focus not simply on the absence of relational disturbance but on developing a deeply positive internal map promoting healthy secure intimacy in your life. This kind of treatment allows you to develop and flourish within the security of the therapy relationship . Additionally, I work with people who are gifted and talented in the Creative, Engineering and Entrepreneurial fields. I am a Harvard-trained psychologist, & Lecturer on Psychology in the Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
(617) 674-0982
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Gretchen Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with couples , families, and individuals ranging from adolescence through late adulthood.
My therapy approach is rooted in psychodynamic and relational theories. I also incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other therapeutic approaches to meet my clients’ unique needs. I believe in each person’s potential for healing and empowerment, informing my approach to building a supportive and open therapeutic relationship . Self-understanding and healing can be facilitated by exploring the varied forces that shape us, including familial, cultural, societal, and historical experiences.
(508) 719-7470
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Joel Krieg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified
Verified
In addition to working with adults and adolescents individually, I specialize in group, couples , and family therapy.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Group Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I work with adolescents and adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, decision-making, work/school achievement, and/or making behavioral changes. Drawing from multiple theoretical approaches (psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive behavioral; relational, mindfulness, etc.), I provide the opportunity to identify, explore, and work through challenges and desires in a safe and supportive environment.
(617) 934-2826
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ashley Almeida
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Ashley (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts. She has professional counseling experience working in tandem with individuals seeking to discover, heal, and progress to their most authentic selves. Ashley seeks to provide an empathic understanding of the human condition to each person served and has vast experience treating individuals with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorders, body-image concerns, relationship issues, and adolescent/adulthood life transitions.
(857) 386-7168
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Jenny O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Her approach to therapy is based on a framework of social justice, and combines humanistic principles and skills work, with the goal of creating a therapeutic relationship based on equity and empathy.
Dr. O’Brien (she/her) works with adults and specializes in treating a range of issues, including anxiety disorders, trauma, general stress management, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, assertiveness, and identity development. She has a specific interest in working with individuals who identify along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and particularly with transgender and non-binary individuals who might be at different stages of transition/coming out.
(617) 766-0279
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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Lawrence Kron
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified
Verified
I work with parents who want to do a better job with their children, and couples (in both traditional and non-traditional relationships), helping them to relate in more emotionally-satisfying ways.
I understand the importance of developing resilience-to-change in order to effectively cope with major life transitions including losses and endings (divorce, retirement, serious medical illness) as well as beginnings (new relationships, marriage, birth of a child, starting a career). Without such resilience, life can feel overwhelming, self esteem becomes precarious, and mood can dip dramatically. As a licensed clinical psychologist, with more than 30 years experience, my clients value my warm, collaborative approach to relationship issues, executive stress, mid-life issues, inter-generational conflicts, and self-defeating behaviors that keep people stuck.
(617) 448-6237
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified
Verified
Together, we will face your specific challenges - whether stuck in an unrewarding job, a hurtful relationship or a sense that something isn't right.
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
(617) 934-5578
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Albert Iannotti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I can help to offer alternative perspectives to inspire hope, change, growth, assisting you to find the best answers for you, so that you can improve the quality of the relationship with yourself, with others, and ultimately improve the quality of, and deepen meaning and purpose in your life.
I do not envision an ideal client; I accept people where they are. But if I had to, this person would be open/honest, eager to dive in, and ready to reconsider their prior notions/ideas and behaviors that have not served them. They would practice the discussed changes in their daily lives and report back on their progress during sessions. I would like to assist you in tackling challenging aspects of your life to help you find balance. I am a naturally empathetic person who truly cares for others' well-being. I actively listen to understand and will provide honest but compassionate feedback.
(857) 577-8606
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Cambridge, MA 02141
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Debra S Filiurin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Debra Filiurin has been working with individuals, couples and groups for 35 years. You will engage in a humanistic approach, with respectful dialogue to help you achieve your individual goals.
(617) 446-3015
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Zinah S Abukhalil-Quiñonez Licsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
For couples therapist I draw from Gottman & Relational framework.
I have the heart for helping people and walking alongside them in their journey to heal, meet their goals and build confidence in themselves. I am a trauma informed therapist that enjoys working from a holistic and collaborative approach to treatment. I strongly believe that understanding our attachments, our lived experiences, and our hearts can provide insight into making changes that we desire. I will meet you where you are building to build a therapeutic alliance. Together, we will process emotions that connect your past, to the here & now so you can increase your capacity to improve your life, on your terms.
(857) 763-1759
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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Jessica Newman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and working with individuals in the LGBQ/T communities.
I believe every person has inner wisdom and the capacity for fulfillment in life. However, challenging events in the far or recent past can make this wisdom hard to access, or, at times, even imagine. Instead, you may experience anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or feelings of chronic stress. Using a collaborative, integrative approach I help you connect with your strengths, develop practical coping skills, and gain deep self-understanding and acceptance. In this way you can free yourself from self-limiting patterns and become more of who you want to be in your life.
(617) 229-6854
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Cambridge, MA 02140
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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.