Marriage Counseling Therapists in Maple Grove, MN

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Megan Holmgren
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Hello! I’m Megan Holmgren, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. For many people, therapy is a difficult and anxiety-inducing process to begin. I applaud you for taking the first step! I seek to create an environment where you feel not only heard, but empowered, supported, and seen. We are not designed to go through life alone and I will be honored to provide a space without judgment or stigma. There is beauty in the unique nature of every story, and I will be humbled and privileged to be a part of yours. I am excited to walk alongside you as you write and process your story.
Hello! I’m Megan Holmgren, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. For many people, therapy is a difficult and anxiety-inducing process to begin. I applaud you for taking the first step! I seek to create an environment where you feel not only heard, but empowered, supported, and seen. We are not designed to go through life alone and I will be honored to provide a space without judgment or stigma. There is beauty in the unique nature of every story, and I will be humbled and privileged to be a part of yours. I am excited to walk alongside you as you write and process your story.
(763) 401-7760 View (763) 401-7760
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Priscilla Wilson
Counselor, LPCC, CSTIP, CIMHP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369  (Online Only)
I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Marriage, Sex Therapy, Men's issues, Biblical counseling, Anxiety, as well understanding Nutrition's effect on mental health.
Sometimes when you're facing overwhelming life events, new and confusing diagnosis, feeling sad, anxious, or frustrated with life It can be difficult to navigate through these emotions trying to stay positive or feel of confident. The therapeutic process can help you navigate through those difficult times. It would be my honor to walk with you through moments like these. Please feel free to email with any question about the process.
I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Marriage, Sex Therapy, Men's issues, Biblical counseling, Anxiety, as well understanding Nutrition's effect on mental health.
Sometimes when you're facing overwhelming life events, new and confusing diagnosis, feeling sad, anxious, or frustrated with life It can be difficult to navigate through these emotions trying to stay positive or feel of confident. The therapeutic process can help you navigate through those difficult times. It would be my honor to walk with you through moments like these. Please feel free to email with any question about the process.
(763) 710-6119 View (763) 710-6119
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Margot Storti-Marron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Do you feel stuck? Career issues like job dissatisfaction, slow career development, fear of being laid off or being laid off can be difficult to navigate especially combined with parenting, marital problems and/or other daily stressors.
Are you making a big change in your life like changing jobs/careers, divorce, experiencing a loss or retirement? Maybe it's a change you should be happy about....but you're not. Did you know Anxiety and Depression encourage negative thoughts that stall changes, isolate people, effect career growth and challenge supportive relationships? I can help you learn how to combat the negative voices of Depression and Anxiety. Learn how to be your best "you" and enjoy life more.
Do you feel stuck? Career issues like job dissatisfaction, slow career development, fear of being laid off or being laid off can be difficult to navigate especially combined with parenting, marital problems and/or other daily stressors.
Are you making a big change in your life like changing jobs/careers, divorce, experiencing a loss or retirement? Maybe it's a change you should be happy about....but you're not. Did you know Anxiety and Depression encourage negative thoughts that stall changes, isolate people, effect career growth and challenge supportive relationships? I can help you learn how to combat the negative voices of Depression and Anxiety. Learn how to be your best "you" and enjoy life more.
(763) 316-3861 View (763) 316-3861
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Lori Brown-De Alba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I completed my Master’s Degree at Argosy University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Minnesota.
Are you personally struggling with mental health challenges, support someone with mental health challenges, or feel you can benefit from support to manage stressors and/or relationships? I believe you have the power to make dynamic changes in your life. I am passionate about connecting with people and forming relationships as a catalyst to change. I believe in creating a safe space where you feel heard, validated, and empowered by leading with curiosity and exploring strengths and new understanding.
I completed my Master’s Degree at Argosy University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Minnesota.
Are you personally struggling with mental health challenges, support someone with mental health challenges, or feel you can benefit from support to manage stressors and/or relationships? I believe you have the power to make dynamic changes in your life. I am passionate about connecting with people and forming relationships as a catalyst to change. I believe in creating a safe space where you feel heard, validated, and empowered by leading with curiosity and exploring strengths and new understanding.
(763) 335-1015 View (763) 335-1015
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Joan Pechauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Experience: I've been a licensed therapist since 1999 and have had practical experience in my own marriage since 1985.
When you have a relationship that isn't going well or one that has ended, it's difficult to think about anything else. Your hurt and pain can sometimes be unbearable. I will help you sift through the confusion and work with you to get back to feeling okay again. In my office you'll get a clear plan of what to do and what not to do. My goal is to help you see things more clearly and to have more hope for your future. Telehealth (phone and video counseling) are also available.
Experience: I've been a licensed therapist since 1999 and have had practical experience in my own marriage since 1985.
When you have a relationship that isn't going well or one that has ended, it's difficult to think about anything else. Your hurt and pain can sometimes be unbearable. I will help you sift through the confusion and work with you to get back to feeling okay again. In my office you'll get a clear plan of what to do and what not to do. My goal is to help you see things more clearly and to have more hope for your future. Telehealth (phone and video counseling) are also available.
(763) 273-5913 View (763) 273-5913
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Luke Knutson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I provide family therapy, and do a lot of couples and marriage counseling and am PREPARE/ENRICH certified in working with couples.
At Innovative Psychological Consultants, I know finding relief and discovering happiness is attainable when you put forth the time and energy to work on you. The greatest investment you can make is in yourself. By improve your coping skills, reducing your stress, and enhancing your skill set; you will find greater comfort with others and a contentment that stems from a stronger self-worth. Together we can build upon your strengths, help you resolve personal struggles, and be more effective.
I provide family therapy, and do a lot of couples and marriage counseling and am PREPARE/ENRICH certified in working with couples.
At Innovative Psychological Consultants, I know finding relief and discovering happiness is attainable when you put forth the time and energy to work on you. The greatest investment you can make is in yourself. By improve your coping skills, reducing your stress, and enhancing your skill set; you will find greater comfort with others and a contentment that stems from a stronger self-worth. Together we can build upon your strengths, help you resolve personal struggles, and be more effective.
(763) 334-5762 View (763) 334-5762
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Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
MN Counseling and Couples Center specializes in marriage, couples, relationship counseling, and sex therapy; including sex/porn addiction. We see adults and couples who are struggling in their marriage, relationship or sex life. Our goals are to help you better understand your situation, learn new skills, heal, rebuild and find hope.We offer Discernment Counseling for couples on the brink of divorce and want to take another look at the relationship before making a decision to divorce. We provide EMDR Therapy to heal from traumatic experiences such as abuse, rejection, abandonment, accidents, catastrophic events or medical trauma.
MN Counseling and Couples Center specializes in marriage, couples, relationship counseling, and sex therapy; including sex/porn addiction. We see adults and couples who are struggling in their marriage, relationship or sex life. Our goals are to help you better understand your situation, learn new skills, heal, rebuild and find hope.We offer Discernment Counseling for couples on the brink of divorce and want to take another look at the relationship before making a decision to divorce. We provide EMDR Therapy to heal from traumatic experiences such as abuse, rejection, abandonment, accidents, catastrophic events or medical trauma.
(763) 400-7475 View (763) 400-7475
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Linda C Taylor
BCC, Coach
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Do you believe that you could accomplish so much more in your career, social relationships and marriage? Is it a constant struggle to get to work on time, keep your home or office in order, manage your family issues without the arguing and yelling? Now may be the right time to work with a professional who has the experience, expertise and dedication to help you make some critical life changes. As a Life Coach, I specialize in assisting adults with ADD and their loved ones find workable solutions to their life challenges.
Do you believe that you could accomplish so much more in your career, social relationships and marriage? Is it a constant struggle to get to work on time, keep your home or office in order, manage your family issues without the arguing and yelling? Now may be the right time to work with a professional who has the experience, expertise and dedication to help you make some critical life changes. As a Life Coach, I specialize in assisting adults with ADD and their loved ones find workable solutions to their life challenges.
(763) 762-9361 View (763) 762-9361
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Lori Ann Wagner
Counselor, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Master's Degree in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy - concentrations in Professional Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC); National Certified Counselor (NCC); Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
My mission is to activate people's inner courage to overcome fear so they enjoy healthier, more productive lives and relationships. I am a creative and intuitive mental health professional who combines common sense and practical judgment garnered from past successful practice as a well-respected lawyer with an innate respect & compassion for people's unique stories. Focus: Depression; Anxiety; Relationships;Trauma/PTSD; Behavior problems - including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - evidence-based therapy for families with young children.
Master's Degree in Adlerian Counseling & Psychotherapy - concentrations in Professional Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC); National Certified Counselor (NCC); Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
My mission is to activate people's inner courage to overcome fear so they enjoy healthier, more productive lives and relationships. I am a creative and intuitive mental health professional who combines common sense and practical judgment garnered from past successful practice as a well-respected lawyer with an innate respect & compassion for people's unique stories. Focus: Depression; Anxiety; Relationships;Trauma/PTSD; Behavior problems - including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) - evidence-based therapy for families with young children.
(952) 999-6097 View (952) 999-6097
Photo of Andria Botzet, Marriage & Family Therapist in Maple Grove, MN
Andria Botzet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369  (Online Only)
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive background working in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.
Relationships can be so stressful. Finding common ground on parenting or values/beliefs at times feels impossible. A negative spiral begins where you don’t talk as much…you shut down, you yell, or maybe you just give up and walk away. You might begin to feel anxious or depressed and don’t know what else you can do to make this better for you and your family. Learning to communicate effectively and finding balance in your relationship can take work. I can help you and/or your partner learn how to improve communication, balance home/work responsibilities, and strengthen parenting strategies.
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an extensive background working in Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.
Relationships can be so stressful. Finding common ground on parenting or values/beliefs at times feels impossible. A negative spiral begins where you don’t talk as much…you shut down, you yell, or maybe you just give up and walk away. You might begin to feel anxious or depressed and don’t know what else you can do to make this better for you and your family. Learning to communicate effectively and finding balance in your relationship can take work. I can help you and/or your partner learn how to improve communication, balance home/work responsibilities, and strengthen parenting strategies.
(612) 326-9575 View (612) 326-9575
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Michele Laney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I have worked for several years with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents on many different presenting issues. I work collaboratively with people to identify strengths within themselves to address their life challenges. I work with many parents regarding parenting concerns, balancing marriage and kids, and trying to find themselves again after having children. I work with couples to re-start their relationship after many years of unspoken distance. My practice is broad-based; I have experience with a range of issues such as marital strife, blended families, substance abuse, mental illness, depression, grief, anxiety, sexual abuse, and loss.
I have worked for several years with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents on many different presenting issues. I work collaboratively with people to identify strengths within themselves to address their life challenges. I work with many parents regarding parenting concerns, balancing marriage and kids, and trying to find themselves again after having children. I work with couples to re-start their relationship after many years of unspoken distance. My practice is broad-based; I have experience with a range of issues such as marital strife, blended families, substance abuse, mental illness, depression, grief, anxiety, sexual abuse, and loss.
(612) 419-8461 View (612) 419-8461
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Janet K Schlegel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369
My specialties include sexual abuse, anger management, couples and marriage counseling, anxiety and depression.
Do you think change has to be hard or take a long time? Do you want more out of life? Are you wondering if you will ever be happy again? Do you want better quality relationships? Do you wish you could put a spark back into your marriage? Are you tired of trying and feeling hopeless? I take a no nonsense approach to therapy and use razor sharp precision to get to the core issues. I am highly skilled at helping clients remove the "porcupine quills" that hurt whenever a bad memory is triggered.
My specialties include sexual abuse, anger management, couples and marriage counseling, anxiety and depression.
Do you think change has to be hard or take a long time? Do you want more out of life? Are you wondering if you will ever be happy again? Do you want better quality relationships? Do you wish you could put a spark back into your marriage? Are you tired of trying and feeling hopeless? I take a no nonsense approach to therapy and use razor sharp precision to get to the core issues. I am highly skilled at helping clients remove the "porcupine quills" that hurt whenever a bad memory is triggered.
(763) 260-1889 View (763) 260-1889
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Terrace Oaks Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Hello, I'm Brad Branham. I enjoy working with anyone who is motivated towards instituting change, improving their mood, situation, or life in the goals they choose. As a marriage and family therapist, I love working with couples and families. However, a significant amount of my nearly fourteen years of clinical experience has been working children, adolescents, and teenagers. I also enjoy working with those who are oppositional, anxious, depressed, have experienced trauma, are seeking parenting skills, or are looking for emotional management and coping strategies.
Hello, I'm Brad Branham. I enjoy working with anyone who is motivated towards instituting change, improving their mood, situation, or life in the goals they choose. As a marriage and family therapist, I love working with couples and families. However, a significant amount of my nearly fourteen years of clinical experience has been working children, adolescents, and teenagers. I also enjoy working with those who are oppositional, anxious, depressed, have experienced trauma, are seeking parenting skills, or are looking for emotional management and coping strategies.
(763) 600-7769 View (763) 600-7769
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Victoria Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55311
My approach is non-blaming, strength based and encouraging. I specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, family-of-origin work, and self-esteem. I use a combination of dependable, proven, effective techniques and integrate ideas and thoughts from many sources. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with training in individual counseling, family and relationship counseling. If you want practical, realistic, caring help, you will find it here.
My approach is non-blaming, strength based and encouraging. I specialize in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, family-of-origin work, and self-esteem. I use a combination of dependable, proven, effective techniques and integrate ideas and thoughts from many sources. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with training in individual counseling, family and relationship counseling. If you want practical, realistic, caring help, you will find it here.
(651) 964-0974 View (651) 964-0974
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Anna M Carroll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55311  (Online Only)
I utilize a solution-focused approach and aim to empower, while integrating the body, mind, and spirit. Through bringing compassion and listening to your story, I work with you to find the root causes of your challenges, identify beliefs, and help you transform them into positive ways of thinking so you have a more joy-filled and fulfilling life. I work with children, teens, adults, and couples utilizing a variety of holistic techniques to address issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, parenting issues, codependency, and marital issues.
I utilize a solution-focused approach and aim to empower, while integrating the body, mind, and spirit. Through bringing compassion and listening to your story, I work with you to find the root causes of your challenges, identify beliefs, and help you transform them into positive ways of thinking so you have a more joy-filled and fulfilling life. I work with children, teens, adults, and couples utilizing a variety of holistic techniques to address issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, parenting issues, codependency, and marital issues.
(763) 703-7674 View (763) 703-7674
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Julie De Wilde
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55311  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself discouraged with the demands of life or with not finding healthy relationships? Do you feel alone with the circumstances in your life? I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, chronic health, chronic pain, grief, abuse, trauma, autism, ADHD, mental illness, marriage issues, and parenting.
Do you find yourself discouraged with the demands of life or with not finding healthy relationships? Do you feel alone with the circumstances in your life? I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, chronic health, chronic pain, grief, abuse, trauma, autism, ADHD, mental illness, marriage issues, and parenting.
(651) 439-2059 x1 View (651) 439-2059 x1
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Dr. Sametta E Hill
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I offer marital/couple maintenance.
Are you having a lot of problems in your relationships (friends, family, a partner or spouse)? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety, depression and/or worry due to work, being a single parent, divorce, marriage, committed relationship, racial issues, masculinity and/or self worth? Are you parenting alone and need some emotional support; need marital maintenance. Are you questioning things in life and need to make some decisions. Asking for support is a brave step. I am the Author of "Ruptured Attachment" and am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families heal from the inside out.
I offer marital/couple maintenance.
Are you having a lot of problems in your relationships (friends, family, a partner or spouse)? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing a lot of stress, anxiety, depression and/or worry due to work, being a single parent, divorce, marriage, committed relationship, racial issues, masculinity and/or self worth? Are you parenting alone and need some emotional support; need marital maintenance. Are you questioning things in life and need to make some decisions. Asking for support is a brave step. I am the Author of "Ruptured Attachment" and am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families heal from the inside out.
(612) 979-1537 View (612) 979-1537
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Neko J Vanevenhoven
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Supervi
Verified
3 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55311
I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Graduate School.
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received.
I received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Graduate School.
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received.
(763) 247-2736 View (763) 247-2736
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Jodi Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Maple Grove, MN 55369  (Online Only)
I am interested and enthusiastic surrounding work with the following areas: couples, marital difficulties, intimacy concerns, boundary setting, women's issues, parenting skills, adolescents, children, attachment disturbances, child development, Christianity and spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficult transitional stages, and stress management.
It is difficult and very anxiety provoking to make the initial appointment, although, that is the first step towards success! I want to validate that emotional response, and to bring comfort by providing a faith driven approach enlightened with hope and strength for your personal growth and development. I assist my clients to be empowered by their self-worth, and work collaboratively to reach their ideal goal of success and progress. I provide a supportive, humorous, and safe environment where it's possible to connect on a therapeutic level.
I am interested and enthusiastic surrounding work with the following areas: couples, marital difficulties, intimacy concerns, boundary setting, women's issues, parenting skills, adolescents, children, attachment disturbances, child development, Christianity and spirituality, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficult transitional stages, and stress management.
It is difficult and very anxiety provoking to make the initial appointment, although, that is the first step towards success! I want to validate that emotional response, and to bring comfort by providing a faith driven approach enlightened with hope and strength for your personal growth and development. I assist my clients to be empowered by their self-worth, and work collaboratively to reach their ideal goal of success and progress. I provide a supportive, humorous, and safe environment where it's possible to connect on a therapeutic level.
(763) 575-8685 View (763) 575-8685
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Dina Reminick
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maple Grove, MN 55369
I believe in the importance of sharing knowledge about the mind-body relationship of trauma, panic, anxiety, and depression, to help my clients understand what they have been experiencing and why, and how to move forward. My specialties are school-aged children and adolescents and their families, and young adults, but I do trauma-focused therapy with all ages. My clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and transitional stress, whether that be exploring or revealing sexuality and/or gender identity, developmental transitions, managing increasing expectations of early adulthood, or navigating life changes.
I believe in the importance of sharing knowledge about the mind-body relationship of trauma, panic, anxiety, and depression, to help my clients understand what they have been experiencing and why, and how to move forward. My specialties are school-aged children and adolescents and their families, and young adults, but I do trauma-focused therapy with all ages. My clinical interests include trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, and transitional stress, whether that be exploring or revealing sexuality and/or gender identity, developmental transitions, managing increasing expectations of early adulthood, or navigating life changes.
(763) 307-6787 View (763) 307-6787

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Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.