Couples Counseling Therapists in New York, NY

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David B Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10069
In my current virtual practice I am working with many age groups dealing with the anxiety of trying to cope: with getting ready for college; with city life and roommates; with relationship partners; with making decisions to move ahead with relationship commitment, or not and if so, how; all ages attempting to cope with remote work and cramped living arrangements; and the pain and changed nature of our current city life. I help patients seeking relationships, fixing them and leaving them.
In my current virtual practice I am working with many age groups dealing with the anxiety of trying to cope: with getting ready for college; with city life and roommates; with relationship partners; with making decisions to move ahead with relationship commitment, or not and if so, how; all ages attempting to cope with remote work and cramped living arrangements; and the pain and changed nature of our current city life. I help patients seeking relationships, fixing them and leaving them.
(646) 982-0385 View (646) 982-0385
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Julia Mooney
Licensed Master Social Worker
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10017
If you’re reading this, it’s because you are ready to engage in self-exploration. Maybe you want to address a challenge of some kind: relationship struggles, inertia, unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought. Maybe you’ve experienced a change or a loss that is stirring up anxiety, sadness, or both. Maybe you've been living with pain for so long you don't know where to begin. It can feel at times like we are hostage to negative thoughts and circumstances. But we don't have to be. I believe each one of us has the ability to effect meaningful change.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you are ready to engage in self-exploration. Maybe you want to address a challenge of some kind: relationship struggles, inertia, unhealthy patterns of behavior or thought. Maybe you’ve experienced a change or a loss that is stirring up anxiety, sadness, or both. Maybe you've been living with pain for so long you don't know where to begin. It can feel at times like we are hostage to negative thoughts and circumstances. But we don't have to be. I believe each one of us has the ability to effect meaningful change.
(347) 427-5917 View (347) 427-5917
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Elizabeth Jago
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10012
I have had the privilege of working with individuals and couples of diverse cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions and gender spectrums.
I hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and have a private practice in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, NY. I previously led a mindfulness meditation group at the University of Chicago, where I completed my doctoral and post-doctoral training. In my practice I work with late adolescents and adults across the lifespan. I consider myself a generalist as I do not limit my work to one type of person or concern, but I specifically enjoy working with people who have relational concerns. I seek to establish a trusting, accepting, and collaborative relationship with my clients to support them in navigating life's many challenges.
I have had the privilege of working with individuals and couples of diverse cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions and gender spectrums.
I hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and have a private practice in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, NY. I previously led a mindfulness meditation group at the University of Chicago, where I completed my doctoral and post-doctoral training. In my practice I work with late adolescents and adults across the lifespan. I consider myself a generalist as I do not limit my work to one type of person or concern, but I specifically enjoy working with people who have relational concerns. I seek to establish a trusting, accepting, and collaborative relationship with my clients to support them in navigating life's many challenges.
(347) 983-9441 View (347) 983-9441
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Yanli Liang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
Life can be difficult at times. People could feel "dissatisfied with life," or "unfulfilled," despite the efforts. Collaborating with a skilled psychotherapist could help a person or a couple identify and break the maladaptive patterns, make positive changes, and experience more happiness and freedom. I am a bilingual (Chinese & English) psychologist with over 19 years of training and experience. I adopt an integrative style, blending elements of Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) through the lens of attachment and culture.
I provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy.
Life can be difficult at times. People could feel "dissatisfied with life," or "unfulfilled," despite the efforts. Collaborating with a skilled psychotherapist could help a person or a couple identify and break the maladaptive patterns, make positive changes, and experience more happiness and freedom. I am a bilingual (Chinese & English) psychologist with over 19 years of training and experience. I adopt an integrative style, blending elements of Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) through the lens of attachment and culture.
(646) 846-9712 View (646) 846-9712
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Todd Shalom
Licensed Master Social Worker, MFA, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10018
If you struggle with sexual compulsivity, you know that regaining control of your life requires more than just management of sexual behavior. Sexual compulsivity frequently masks underlying anxiety, depression and trauma, all of which can wreak havoc on our relationships with ourselves and others. Using a “here-and-now” approach, I work with individuals, couples and groups to help heighten awareness of problematic behaviors, recognize patterns that inhibit personal growth, and restore choice in decision-making.
If you struggle with sexual compulsivity, you know that regaining control of your life requires more than just management of sexual behavior. Sexual compulsivity frequently masks underlying anxiety, depression and trauma, all of which can wreak havoc on our relationships with ourselves and others. Using a “here-and-now” approach, I work with individuals, couples and groups to help heighten awareness of problematic behaviors, recognize patterns that inhibit personal growth, and restore choice in decision-making.
(646) 859-5465 View (646) 859-5465
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Jennifer Sanclements
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples of all ages.
I have a warm, empathic, interactive, and down-to-earth style that I believe helps individuals feel comfortable, supported, and understood. Creating a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment where one can express and explore their personal challenges is of great importance to me. I believe that a strong therapeutic partnership is how true growth and change occur. I will work with you to explore your challenges and identify new possibilities that allow you to move forward in your life.
I work with individuals and couples of all ages.
I have a warm, empathic, interactive, and down-to-earth style that I believe helps individuals feel comfortable, supported, and understood. Creating a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment where one can express and explore their personal challenges is of great importance to me. I believe that a strong therapeutic partnership is how true growth and change occur. I will work with you to explore your challenges and identify new possibilities that allow you to move forward in your life.
(332) 263-4353 View (332) 263-4353
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Michele R. Kabas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
I INVITE YOU TO POSITIVELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Let’s take a look at what is holding you back. By working together in a supportive, accepting, interactive environment, you can feel more empowered to make better choices for yourself and experience more joy in your life. I specialize in work with adults 18-65+ who may be dealing with Eating Disorders or body image issues, feeling depressed or anxious, who may have had some trauma, or who may be dealing with relationship issues. My goal is to help each person grow through self-awareness and reach their greatest potential for happiness and self-fulfillment.
I INVITE YOU TO POSITIVELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Let’s take a look at what is holding you back. By working together in a supportive, accepting, interactive environment, you can feel more empowered to make better choices for yourself and experience more joy in your life. I specialize in work with adults 18-65+ who may be dealing with Eating Disorders or body image issues, feeling depressed or anxious, who may have had some trauma, or who may be dealing with relationship issues. My goal is to help each person grow through self-awareness and reach their greatest potential for happiness and self-fulfillment.
(646) 681-5452 View (646) 681-5452
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Swaroopa Dundon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
Swaroopa is particularly passionate about serving Families, People of Color, and Couples.
Swaroopa Dundon is a Licensed Mental health Counselor who is experienced in offering therapy across the lifespan. Swaroopa works with clients by gently examining thoughts and feelings to get to the root cause of symptoms such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Perfectionism.
Swaroopa is particularly passionate about serving Families, People of Color, and Couples.
Swaroopa Dundon is a Licensed Mental health Counselor who is experienced in offering therapy across the lifespan. Swaroopa works with clients by gently examining thoughts and feelings to get to the root cause of symptoms such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Perfectionism.
(646) 845-7804 View (646) 845-7804
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Cynthia Brink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele of individuals and couples and have significant experience working with people on a broad range of issues. These include problems in relationships of all kinds, difficulties at work and school, loss and grief, illness, histories of trauma and sexual or other abuse, addictions, and anxiety and depression. I also have special skills working with LGBT, gender non-conforming and queer-identified persons and with people living with HIV.
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele of individuals and couples and have significant experience working with people on a broad range of issues. These include problems in relationships of all kinds, difficulties at work and school, loss and grief, illness, histories of trauma and sexual or other abuse, addictions, and anxiety and depression. I also have special skills working with LGBT, gender non-conforming and queer-identified persons and with people living with HIV.
(646) 679-7506 View (646) 679-7506
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January Massin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in addiction, mood disorders, and transitional periods characteristic of young adulthood and midlife. I have had significant experience as a Supervising Psychologist at The Addiction Institute of NY, Mount Sinai West where I developed expertise treating young adults and high-functioning individuals (often, professionals) with substance use and co-occurring mood disorders; I now offer this expertise in a discreet, comfortable private practice setting. Given my experience, I am also well-positioned to refer you to the best in psychiatry. I provide individual, couples and group psychotherapies.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in addiction, mood disorders, and transitional periods characteristic of young adulthood and midlife. I have had significant experience as a Supervising Psychologist at The Addiction Institute of NY, Mount Sinai West where I developed expertise treating young adults and high-functioning individuals (often, professionals) with substance use and co-occurring mood disorders; I now offer this expertise in a discreet, comfortable private practice setting. Given my experience, I am also well-positioned to refer you to the best in psychiatry. I provide individual, couples and group psychotherapies.
(917) 924-6904 x917658 View (917) 924-6904 x917658
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Peter C Walter
Counselor, DMin, PD, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
My approach in identifying, evaluating, assessing, ameliorating, modifying and/or providing a specific recommendation for adjustment to a disability, problem, or disorder of behavior, character, development, emotion, personality or relationships is by the use of verbal or behavioral methods with individuals, couples, families or groups utilizing a multimodal treatment approach. Logotherapy is the primary "psychotherapeutic orientation" which guides and directs all other treatment methods utilized in this private practice.
My approach in identifying, evaluating, assessing, ameliorating, modifying and/or providing a specific recommendation for adjustment to a disability, problem, or disorder of behavior, character, development, emotion, personality or relationships is by the use of verbal or behavioral methods with individuals, couples, families or groups utilizing a multimodal treatment approach. Logotherapy is the primary "psychotherapeutic orientation" which guides and directs all other treatment methods utilized in this private practice.
(718) 841-0334 View (718) 841-0334
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John Krachenfels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022
Have you wondered whether you would benefit from in-person therapy? I offer a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have. I can assist you in resolving challenges and becoming your own therapist by teaching you how to overcome obstacles to succeed. I am skilled at helping high-functioning adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career issues, addiction issues, academic issues, and goal attainment. My approach is solution-focused. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs. I am approachable and genuine. My clients usually see reduced symptoms and improved well-being early on in treatment.
Have you wondered whether you would benefit from in-person therapy? I offer a phone consultation to answer any questions you may have. I can assist you in resolving challenges and becoming your own therapist by teaching you how to overcome obstacles to succeed. I am skilled at helping high-functioning adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career issues, addiction issues, academic issues, and goal attainment. My approach is solution-focused. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs. I am approachable and genuine. My clients usually see reduced symptoms and improved well-being early on in treatment.
(646) 849-5643 View (646) 849-5643
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Can Onaler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
Trained as a clinical social worker, I aim to create meaningful and long-lasting change in my clients’ lives. In my eclectic approach, I incorporate various coping techniques and treatment modalities to create the specialized care that my clients need. During my decade long experience, I have treated clients with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD diagnoses and those with relationship issues. I work with a wide array of client populations such as young adults, adults and the elderly as well as being inclusive of all gender identities, socioeconomic status and racial backgrounds.
Trained as a clinical social worker, I aim to create meaningful and long-lasting change in my clients’ lives. In my eclectic approach, I incorporate various coping techniques and treatment modalities to create the specialized care that my clients need. During my decade long experience, I have treated clients with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD diagnoses and those with relationship issues. I work with a wide array of client populations such as young adults, adults and the elderly as well as being inclusive of all gender identities, socioeconomic status and racial backgrounds.
(646) 350-2406 View (646) 350-2406
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Robin Kerner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Hi and thanks for taking a look at my profile. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, especially since most of us are doing so during a time of stress or crisis. My approach to therapy is very relational and experiential. I believe that healing and transformation can happen only in the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. It's a huge step to reach out to a therapist for help. I hope I can make it as easy as possible for you and look forward to talking further to see if we're a good therapy match.
Hi and thanks for taking a look at my profile. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, especially since most of us are doing so during a time of stress or crisis. My approach to therapy is very relational and experiential. I believe that healing and transformation can happen only in the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. It's a huge step to reach out to a therapist for help. I hope I can make it as easy as possible for you and look forward to talking further to see if we're a good therapy match.
(646) 699-3854 View (646) 699-3854
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Lets Talk Psychological Wellness P.C. Teletherapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
We have expertise in helping you gain insight and awareness about how past experiences have affected your current behavior and relationship patterns, as well as, expertise in teaching you skills and tools to cope with anxiety, depression and trauma memories.
Do you find that anxiety and worry are taking over your life? Do you feel stuck? You have put off seeking help. We understand your hesitation to reach out. You know you can be more productive and satisfied with life. We help professionals get back to being productive. I offer a complimentary 45-minute session. I will talk to you about what’s bringing you to therapy and what you are looking for in a therapist. I will match you with a therapist in our office. Usually, the first therapist is the best fit, however, if the first therapist is not the best fit, we easily allow you to schedule with a different therapist in our office.
We have expertise in helping you gain insight and awareness about how past experiences have affected your current behavior and relationship patterns, as well as, expertise in teaching you skills and tools to cope with anxiety, depression and trauma memories.
Do you find that anxiety and worry are taking over your life? Do you feel stuck? You have put off seeking help. We understand your hesitation to reach out. You know you can be more productive and satisfied with life. We help professionals get back to being productive. I offer a complimentary 45-minute session. I will talk to you about what’s bringing you to therapy and what you are looking for in a therapist. I will match you with a therapist in our office. Usually, the first therapist is the best fit, however, if the first therapist is not the best fit, we easily allow you to schedule with a different therapist in our office.
(917) 473-9634 View (917) 473-9634
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Ron Murphy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10028
Most of my patients seek help with anxiety, excessive stress or anger, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
I really enjoy working with people who want to be helped with painful feelings and experiences that have interfered with their sense of well being. All of us are limited by upsettingly negative emotions that make it harder to accomplish things that would make our lives richer, more comfortable and secure. I base my work on the principles of Mindfulnes Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This approach has been shown to be very successful helping anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, phobias and many other individual and relationship issues. Like most experienced therapists, I also integrate ideas from other approaches whenever appropriate.
Most of my patients seek help with anxiety, excessive stress or anger, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
I really enjoy working with people who want to be helped with painful feelings and experiences that have interfered with their sense of well being. All of us are limited by upsettingly negative emotions that make it harder to accomplish things that would make our lives richer, more comfortable and secure. I base my work on the principles of Mindfulnes Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This approach has been shown to be very successful helping anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, phobias and many other individual and relationship issues. Like most experienced therapists, I also integrate ideas from other approaches whenever appropriate.
(212) 288-4660 View (212) 288-4660
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Gina Campanella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10007
I see individuals and couples and use an eclectic approach grounded in attachment to help you become more connected, more resilient.
When you lose the ability to connect with others or your connections are unfulfilling, you may choose to settle for just getting by. You may put on a happy face because it seems easier while pushing more painful emotions aside. Maybe you fear if you show your true self you will lose control or worse, be seen as unlovable. You feel stuck - perhaps struggling to even identify what is causing you pain. I get it. Facing fear, shame, self-doubt or past injuries can be overwhelming and the prospect of change daunting, especially when you think you have to do it by yourself.
I see individuals and couples and use an eclectic approach grounded in attachment to help you become more connected, more resilient.
When you lose the ability to connect with others or your connections are unfulfilling, you may choose to settle for just getting by. You may put on a happy face because it seems easier while pushing more painful emotions aside. Maybe you fear if you show your true self you will lose control or worse, be seen as unlovable. You feel stuck - perhaps struggling to even identify what is causing you pain. I get it. Facing fear, shame, self-doubt or past injuries can be overwhelming and the prospect of change daunting, especially when you think you have to do it by yourself.
(646) 881-4996 View (646) 881-4996
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Katy Boland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
My guiding therapeutic belief is that each person is unconditionally valid and worthy of positive regard, no matter what you may be going through. I cultivate an environment where you can show up fully, exactly as you are. From that solid foundation, we can work on untangling distressing symptoms, entrenched patterns, or negative beliefs that may no longer be serving you. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, trauma history, disordered eating, ADHD, and relationship issues.
My guiding therapeutic belief is that each person is unconditionally valid and worthy of positive regard, no matter what you may be going through. I cultivate an environment where you can show up fully, exactly as you are. From that solid foundation, we can work on untangling distressing symptoms, entrenched patterns, or negative beliefs that may no longer be serving you. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, trauma history, disordered eating, ADHD, and relationship issues.
(332) 239-1494 View (332) 239-1494
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Clara Fajardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10019
I am a published author and have presented on coping, stress, parenting, couples, medical complications, and more.
Are you feeling heavy with worry, anxiety, or stress? Having a therapist who is actively listening, responding, and engaged can make a world of difference - and quite literally lift the weight of the world off one's shoulders. My job is to support you and help you think through new angles on your life; to help you create the space and lightness you crave. Whether you are mourning a life you envisioned that you can no longer have or dealing with burnout from the life you do have, my priority is getting you back on your feet with tools and refreshing ways to think about the life, facts, and situations you are presented with.
I am a published author and have presented on coping, stress, parenting, couples, medical complications, and more.
Are you feeling heavy with worry, anxiety, or stress? Having a therapist who is actively listening, responding, and engaged can make a world of difference - and quite literally lift the weight of the world off one's shoulders. My job is to support you and help you think through new angles on your life; to help you create the space and lightness you crave. Whether you are mourning a life you envisioned that you can no longer have or dealing with burnout from the life you do have, my priority is getting you back on your feet with tools and refreshing ways to think about the life, facts, and situations you are presented with.
(917) 970-1385 View (917) 970-1385
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Saadiqa Kumanyika
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10010
Feeling anxious, lost, alone, disconnected from yourself, partner, family, or peers? I can help. I am a therapist with over 10 years of experience and training working with diverse individuals and families experiencing a range of mental health challenges. I have treated mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, attachment ruptures, communication, and relationship challenges. I bring a trauma- informed, strengths-based, culturally competent, anti-oppressive, and intersectional lens to my professional practice.
Feeling anxious, lost, alone, disconnected from yourself, partner, family, or peers? I can help. I am a therapist with over 10 years of experience and training working with diverse individuals and families experiencing a range of mental health challenges. I have treated mood disorders, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, attachment ruptures, communication, and relationship challenges. I bring a trauma- informed, strengths-based, culturally competent, anti-oppressive, and intersectional lens to my professional practice.
(332) 241-5033 View (332) 241-5033
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.