Marriage Counseling Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Judith Geller LCSW-C Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
(443) 341-0244 View (443) 341-0244
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Amie Post
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) with over 30 years professional experience helping individuals, families, teams, communities and organizations function better.
I help people discover new ways to tackle life's challenges and grow solid self in relationship. Like a great athletic coach, I can help you and your family identify and build your strengths, increase flexibility and stamina in your relationships and develop an effective game plan be present to those you love and better navigate life's challenges.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) with over 30 years professional experience helping individuals, families, teams, communities and organizations function better.
I help people discover new ways to tackle life's challenges and grow solid self in relationship. Like a great athletic coach, I can help you and your family identify and build your strengths, increase flexibility and stamina in your relationships and develop an effective game plan be present to those you love and better navigate life's challenges.
(443) 247-0439 View (443) 247-0439
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
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.
(240) 202-3948 View (240) 202-3948
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Chris Kraft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
As a psychologist/sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist on faculty at Johns Hopkins University, I specialize in marital sexual functioning, problematic Internet sexual behaviors, and sexual addiction and compulsivity. I also specialize in intimacy challenges for couples and individuals who are looking to improve their happiness as it is related to their relationships. Common challenges to sexual satisfaction can include internet sexual problems, infidelity, marital conflicts, low sexual desire, erection and/or arousal difficulties, premature ejaculation or orgasm difficulties, and performance and sexual anxiety.
As a psychologist/sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist on faculty at Johns Hopkins University, I specialize in marital sexual functioning, problematic Internet sexual behaviors, and sexual addiction and compulsivity. I also specialize in intimacy challenges for couples and individuals who are looking to improve their happiness as it is related to their relationships. Common challenges to sexual satisfaction can include internet sexual problems, infidelity, marital conflicts, low sexual desire, erection and/or arousal difficulties, premature ejaculation or orgasm difficulties, and performance and sexual anxiety.
(410) 656-4485 View (410) 656-4485
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Rob Rogers
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Looking to strengthen the intimacy and communication within your relationship? Ready for pre-marital or marriage counseling? Have parenting issues become to overwhelming to know what to do next? Are you having difficulty setting boundaries with your parents or in-laws? It can be beneficial to meet with a professional who specializes in deepening relationships, expanding insight, is sincerely supportive while able to teach you helpful skills like effective communication and emotion management. Together we'll create a space where you'll learn a better way to connect with others and live out what you truly value.
Feeling stuck? Looking to strengthen the intimacy and communication within your relationship? Ready for pre-marital or marriage counseling? Have parenting issues become to overwhelming to know what to do next? Are you having difficulty setting boundaries with your parents or in-laws? It can be beneficial to meet with a professional who specializes in deepening relationships, expanding insight, is sincerely supportive while able to teach you helpful skills like effective communication and emotion management. Together we'll create a space where you'll learn a better way to connect with others and live out what you truly value.
(443) 378-3562 View (443) 378-3562
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Annie Grace Nance-Roscoe
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, DMin, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21217  (Online Only)
The focused specialty is Temperament, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Individual Counseling, Women Issues, and Teen Counseling.
My desire as a Christian Counselor is to assist others in becoming all they were created to be in this life. Specializing in Temperament Counseling and assisting you on your journey of healing through therapeutic temperament therapy is vitally important to me. Using this method each individual is provided with constructive means of dealing with difficult issues by grasping a concept of who they are and how to improve in areas of life by setting goals. Constructive support is provided to assist in meeting these goals without being harmful to themselves or others. I am available to meet with you online in a safe environment.
The focused specialty is Temperament, Pre-Marital, Marriage, Domestic Abuse, Family Conflict, Individual Counseling, Women Issues, and Teen Counseling.
My desire as a Christian Counselor is to assist others in becoming all they were created to be in this life. Specializing in Temperament Counseling and assisting you on your journey of healing through therapeutic temperament therapy is vitally important to me. Using this method each individual is provided with constructive means of dealing with difficult issues by grasping a concept of who they are and how to improve in areas of life by setting goals. Constructive support is provided to assist in meeting these goals without being harmful to themselves or others. I am available to meet with you online in a safe environment.
(410) 657-4555 View (410) 657-4555
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Mara Katz - Relationship Trauma Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a compassionate, kind, marriage friendly, highly trained, experienced therapist I may be the right therapist for you.
Are you experiencing a crisis in your relationship? Looking for ways to improve connection and intimacy? Considering starting or ending a relationship? Whether you are entering into a new relationship, maintaining a long-term relationship, navigating a crisis in a relationship, or working individually to determine next steps, my primary goal is to support you and your relationship goals. Drawing on a variety of treatment models, I view each individual and couple as unique in their experiences and needs and I strive to tailor treatment to build on your strengths to facilitate change and growth.
If you are looking for a compassionate, kind, marriage friendly, highly trained, experienced therapist I may be the right therapist for you.
Are you experiencing a crisis in your relationship? Looking for ways to improve connection and intimacy? Considering starting or ending a relationship? Whether you are entering into a new relationship, maintaining a long-term relationship, navigating a crisis in a relationship, or working individually to determine next steps, my primary goal is to support you and your relationship goals. Drawing on a variety of treatment models, I view each individual and couple as unique in their experiences and needs and I strive to tailor treatment to build on your strengths to facilitate change and growth.
(443) 912-5482 View (443) 912-5482
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Phill Sheldon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212
I grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC. I acquired my bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins and a master of social work degree from University of Pennsylvania. I have been licensed and practicing since 2015. I work with individual adults and couples. I have extensive experience working with grief, adjustment to illness, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and the varied ambiguities of marriage, extramarital affairs, and separation.
I grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC. I acquired my bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins and a master of social work degree from University of Pennsylvania. I have been licensed and practicing since 2015. I work with individual adults and couples. I have extensive experience working with grief, adjustment to illness, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and the varied ambiguities of marriage, extramarital affairs, and separation.
(410) 334-9558 View (410) 334-9558
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After We Say I Do - Marriage Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Available in 40 States Via Telepsychology! Welcome to After We Say I Do Marriage Therapy, where we believe that love is a journey, and we're here to support you along the way. We are committed to helping you navigate the challenges and joys of married life, building a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness. At After We Say I Do, we believe that every marriage is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our therapy sessions are designed to create a safe and nurturing space for couples to explore their feelings, identify areas of improvement, and develop effective strategies for overcoming obstacles.
Available in 40 States Via Telepsychology! Welcome to After We Say I Do Marriage Therapy, where we believe that love is a journey, and we're here to support you along the way. We are committed to helping you navigate the challenges and joys of married life, building a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness. At After We Say I Do, we believe that every marriage is unique and requires a personalized approach. Our therapy sessions are designed to create a safe and nurturing space for couples to explore their feelings, identify areas of improvement, and develop effective strategies for overcoming obstacles.
(240) 734-2860 View (240) 734-2860
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Barry A Bass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Couples are often surprised to learn that passionate sexual intimacy is not the result of but is rather the cause of marital happiness.
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
Couples are often surprised to learn that passionate sexual intimacy is not the result of but is rather the cause of marital happiness.
Although the desire for romantic intimacy is perfectly natural, long term intimate relationships are rarely naturally perfect. For over 30 years I have dedicated my professional life to helping individuals and couples fine tune their not-always naturally perfect relationships. Although I am a clinical psychologist who continues to treat individuals suffering from the full spectrum of psychological disorders, most of my career has been devoted to working with individuals and couples experiencing marital, relationship, and/or sexual concerns; to assisting couples seeking relief from the trauma of infidelity; and to treating individuals suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder or anger control issues.
(410) 305-9329 View (410) 305-9329
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Bina Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
I am an approved supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Maryland.
Life can be overwhelming, with many challenges. I believe that knowledge and clarity are the key elements when confronting challenges in life and in relationships. I work with my clients to develop a clear self-awareness about their role in life and how they function in different situations. My objective is to help the clients understand themselves, their actions, and their motivations. Throughout the session, I create a warm and supportive atmosphere that feels safe and secure, allowing the clients to work through their challenges with comfort. I work well with individuals, couples, parenting and singles who are navigating dating.
I am an approved supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Maryland.
Life can be overwhelming, with many challenges. I believe that knowledge and clarity are the key elements when confronting challenges in life and in relationships. I work with my clients to develop a clear self-awareness about their role in life and how they function in different situations. My objective is to help the clients understand themselves, their actions, and their motivations. Throughout the session, I create a warm and supportive atmosphere that feels safe and secure, allowing the clients to work through their challenges with comfort. I work well with individuals, couples, parenting and singles who are navigating dating.
(323) 430-9224 View (323) 430-9224
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Dr. Rebecca Silver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship/marital conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
Have you been feeling stressed, sad, stuck, lost and/or anxious? In therapy, we can create healing and inner peace by increasing self awareness and enhancing skills to soothe intense emotions/symptoms that accompany complex life stressors. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, infertility, parenting challenges, relationship/marital conflict, and childhood/adult trauma. I'm a compassionate listener who will challenge problematic ways of thinking/being with intention, humor, and warmth. Together, we'll explore past experiences, process ongoing struggles, and work collaboratively to maximize your emotional wellness and personal growth.
(443) 231-3220 View (443) 231-3220
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Kim Witkowski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, MEd, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Dr. Kim Witkowski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services for clients in Maryland ,South Carolina and New Jersey. With 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Witkowski is working with clients to resolve; Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. Additionally specialties include Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, Perfectionism ,OCD and Work-Life Balance. Relationship counseling is offered to include: Effective Communication for Marriage and long- term partnerships, ending codependency and ACOA issues, trauma bonding , learning the characteristics of healthy relationships and attachment styles.
Dr. Kim Witkowski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing services for clients in Maryland ,South Carolina and New Jersey. With 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Witkowski is working with clients to resolve; Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. Additionally specialties include Bipolar Disorders, PTSD, Perfectionism ,OCD and Work-Life Balance. Relationship counseling is offered to include: Effective Communication for Marriage and long- term partnerships, ending codependency and ACOA issues, trauma bonding , learning the characteristics of healthy relationships and attachment styles.
(410) 346-5978 x161 View (410) 346-5978 x161
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Whole Life Center LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229  (Online Only)
Dana and Charmeika focus on supporting individuals through Premarital, Marital and Couple's Counseling.
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
Dana and Charmeika focus on supporting individuals through Premarital, Marital and Couple's Counseling.
At Whole Life Center, our goal is to support first generation cycle breakers. We understand that being the first in your family to address the impact of trauma relationally, financially, physically and spiritually can be stressful. The anxiety, mental fatigue and depression that often comes along with the journey can often be overwhelming. Our goal at Whole Life Center, is to help you heal childhood trauma, manage life transitions and build healthy relationships so through individual, marriage, couples and group counseling so that you can establish a sustainable legacy of mental wealth!
(410) 770-2518 View (410) 770-2518
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Courtney Nazzaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Currently accepting new clients! Welcome! I provide a safe and non judgmental environment where teens and adults can process their stories, gain insight and work through past and current challenges. I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy in a variety of treatment settings to adolescents through adulthood in all different stages of life. I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital and/or family conflict, low self esteem, difficulty navigating a current or recent change in life experiences, adjustment to college, parenthood and/or experiencing increased stress managing day to day life.
Currently accepting new clients! Welcome! I provide a safe and non judgmental environment where teens and adults can process their stories, gain insight and work through past and current challenges. I have over fifteen years experience providing therapy in a variety of treatment settings to adolescents through adulthood in all different stages of life. I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital and/or family conflict, low self esteem, difficulty navigating a current or recent change in life experiences, adjustment to college, parenthood and/or experiencing increased stress managing day to day life.
(410) 824-5434 View (410) 824-5434
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Justine Harris-Brown
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
My main areas of focus are marital difficulties, emotional dysregulation, parenting, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and social relationship difficulties.
My main areas of focus are marital difficulties, emotional dysregulation, parenting, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and social relationship difficulties.
(301) 450-8405 View (301) 450-8405
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Healing From Within
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
My clients seek help for various life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family relationship and marital issues, mood disorders, trauma disorders, addiction, just to name a few. Whatever the issue that brings someone to therapy, we all need support, guidance, and healing in a safe nurturing environment. I offer a compassionate individualized approach to therapy and healing. I believe that a therapist's role is to help others to tap into the wisdom and healing that resides within.
My clients seek help for various life problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family relationship and marital issues, mood disorders, trauma disorders, addiction, just to name a few. Whatever the issue that brings someone to therapy, we all need support, guidance, and healing in a safe nurturing environment. I offer a compassionate individualized approach to therapy and healing. I believe that a therapist's role is to help others to tap into the wisdom and healing that resides within.
(443) 429-1372 View (443) 429-1372
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Dr. Lyneia Richardson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21234  (Online Only)
Being a woman, being a mother, and all the things that come with these roles can feel overwhelming. Are you finding yourself struggling to manage your emotions lately? Have you felt disconnected from your pre-marriage or pre-motherhood self? Are you looking for a place where you can talk about these things without fear of being judged or misunderstood? Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned one, a newly wed or newly single, you don't have to manage these feelings alone. My role is to help guide you through these transitions (motherhood, professionally, etc.) and to help you feel confident while doing it.
Being a woman, being a mother, and all the things that come with these roles can feel overwhelming. Are you finding yourself struggling to manage your emotions lately? Have you felt disconnected from your pre-marriage or pre-motherhood self? Are you looking for a place where you can talk about these things without fear of being judged or misunderstood? Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned one, a newly wed or newly single, you don't have to manage these feelings alone. My role is to help guide you through these transitions (motherhood, professionally, etc.) and to help you feel confident while doing it.
(443) 296-5876 View (443) 296-5876
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Catrin Griffiths
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Calling all: theater kids (and adults), survivors of narcissists, stressed out parents, women navigating corporate workplace bs, people trying to date, people trying to stay married, people trying to open up their marriage, and more! I'm here to make you laugh, sit with you while you cry, offer a safe, affirming place to process and learn new strategies and skills to (in the words of Prince) "get through this thing called life". I bring 25 years of counseling experience and a dose of my own life experiences to the mix. My clients describe me as down to earth, funny, and warm. I can give feedback in ways you can take it.
Calling all: theater kids (and adults), survivors of narcissists, stressed out parents, women navigating corporate workplace bs, people trying to date, people trying to stay married, people trying to open up their marriage, and more! I'm here to make you laugh, sit with you while you cry, offer a safe, affirming place to process and learn new strategies and skills to (in the words of Prince) "get through this thing called life". I bring 25 years of counseling experience and a dose of my own life experiences to the mix. My clients describe me as down to earth, funny, and warm. I can give feedback in ways you can take it.
(410) 680-3684 View (410) 680-3684
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Dr. Jay Rhodes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21218  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Jay Rhodes, and I am a board-certified, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in other states as well. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures in various settings such as military bases, combat zones, hospitals, schools, embassies, consulates, to nonprofit homeless ministries. I have helped individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups deal with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and relationships. I have helped others worldwide, I can help you.
My name is Dr. Jay Rhodes, and I am a board-certified, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Maryland, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in other states as well. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures in various settings such as military bases, combat zones, hospitals, schools, embassies, consulates, to nonprofit homeless ministries. I have helped individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups deal with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and relationships. I have helped others worldwide, I can help you.
(240) 716-6992 View (240) 716-6992
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.