Couples Counseling Therapists in Pleasantville, NY

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Photo of Mallory Winter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pleasantville, NY
Mallory Winter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I emphasize building a strong therapeutic relationship and enjoy incorporating humor into our sessions.
My goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact the present-day though open dialogue, reflection, and engagement. My aim is to support individuals in finding their voice, building confidence in personal and professional relationships, and coping with stressors. I believe that everyone can benefit from devoting time each week to focus on themselves and their relationships, and I prioritize creating a warm, supportive environment for my clients.
I emphasize building a strong therapeutic relationship and enjoy incorporating humor into our sessions.
My goal is to help clients better understand how their life histories and relationships impact the present-day though open dialogue, reflection, and engagement. My aim is to support individuals in finding their voice, building confidence in personal and professional relationships, and coping with stressors. I believe that everyone can benefit from devoting time each week to focus on themselves and their relationships, and I prioritize creating a warm, supportive environment for my clients.
(914) 344-6401 View (914) 344-6401
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Hayley Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I am a couples and family therapist who offers collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. With my guidance we will explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals! My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms/disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues.
I am a couples and family therapist who offers collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. With my guidance we will explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals! My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms/disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues.
(914) 743-3212 View (914) 743-3212
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Kate Mercurio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I will partner with you to explore your experiences and emotions, gaining deeper insight into where your struggles are rooted and how they are sustained.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Pleasantville, NY, and I specialize in treating young adults and adults for anxiety and depression.​ Whether you are struggling with excessive worry or sadness, navigating a difficult relationship or life transition, or living with painful memories that undermine your sense of safety and self-worth, I will bear witness to your story.
I will partner with you to explore your experiences and emotions, gaining deeper insight into where your struggles are rooted and how they are sustained.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Pleasantville, NY, and I specialize in treating young adults and adults for anxiety and depression.​ Whether you are struggling with excessive worry or sadness, navigating a difficult relationship or life transition, or living with painful memories that undermine your sense of safety and self-worth, I will bear witness to your story.
(914) 259-5976 View (914) 259-5976
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Randi Weinberger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I find that humor and authenticity are crucial to cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
I find that humor and authenticity are crucial to cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
(914) 687-5695 View (914) 687-5695
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Juliet Vicari
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I believe that a sense of humor, respect, and cultural inclusion are the core of a fruitful therapeutic relationship.
We all experience struggles and times when we just don’t feel good. My job is to cheer you on and help you through both the hard times and the good times so you can achieve your goals in a way that feels authentic and meaningful. It can be hard to understand our emotions and overwhelming to decide what next steps we should take. Therapy is a judgment-free zone to explore anxieties, self-esteem, relationships, traumas, and life transitions so you can heal and grow.
I believe that a sense of humor, respect, and cultural inclusion are the core of a fruitful therapeutic relationship.
We all experience struggles and times when we just don’t feel good. My job is to cheer you on and help you through both the hard times and the good times so you can achieve your goals in a way that feels authentic and meaningful. It can be hard to understand our emotions and overwhelming to decide what next steps we should take. Therapy is a judgment-free zone to explore anxieties, self-esteem, relationships, traumas, and life transitions so you can heal and grow.
(646) 722-4508 View (646) 722-4508
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Justine Gervacio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
My time working in schools, outpatient, and acute settings provided me with the tools to support you or your loved one through a collaborative relationship.
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
My time working in schools, outpatient, and acute settings provided me with the tools to support you or your loved one through a collaborative relationship.
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
(914) 246-5680 View (914) 246-5680
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Pleasantville Therapy
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
We are committed to helping people manage anxiety and depression, change hurtful and unhealthy relationship patterns, and cope with stressful or challenging life events.
We are a group of clinicians who offer comprehensive psychotherapy, pregnancy and postpartum support, neuropsych testing, and speech-language services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our treatment approach is active, supportive, and collaborative. We offer evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), relaxation/mindfulness skills, and behavior management techniques.
We are committed to helping people manage anxiety and depression, change hurtful and unhealthy relationship patterns, and cope with stressful or challenging life events.
We are a group of clinicians who offer comprehensive psychotherapy, pregnancy and postpartum support, neuropsych testing, and speech-language services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our treatment approach is active, supportive, and collaborative. We offer evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), relaxation/mindfulness skills, and behavior management techniques.
(914) 928-2458 View (914) 928-2458
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Erin T Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570  (Online Only)
My specialities and practice focus include, but are not limited to, eating disorders/ body image issues, self-esteem struggles, infertility issues, postpartum/general depression and anxiety, mothering/parenting struggles, and relationship/family issues.
Have you or family members been faced with obstacles that have caused you to lose hope and courage? You may be feeling uninspired and do not believe you have the capability to be optimistic and patient. Perhaps there are internal battles to get through the day without breaking down. When working with a therapist that is "the right fit" in an environment that is "safe and supportive" I believe you can develop the physical and emotional strength to work through your struggles. In an interactive/ collaborative way we will work to make positive changes to improve your life and relationships.
My specialities and practice focus include, but are not limited to, eating disorders/ body image issues, self-esteem struggles, infertility issues, postpartum/general depression and anxiety, mothering/parenting struggles, and relationship/family issues.
Have you or family members been faced with obstacles that have caused you to lose hope and courage? You may be feeling uninspired and do not believe you have the capability to be optimistic and patient. Perhaps there are internal battles to get through the day without breaking down. When working with a therapist that is "the right fit" in an environment that is "safe and supportive" I believe you can develop the physical and emotional strength to work through your struggles. In an interactive/ collaborative way we will work to make positive changes to improve your life and relationships.
(516) 874-4052 View (516) 874-4052
Photo of Randi Weinberger, Psychologist in Pleasantville, NY
Randi Weinberger
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I find that humor and authenticity are crucial to cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
I find that humor and authenticity are crucial to cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship.
I believe in meeting individuals where they are at and supporting them in achieving resiliency. By taking a compassionate and genuine approach, my goal is to help you feel understood and supported. Through collaboration, our work will focus on gaining awareness into patterns and dilemmas, and using your fundamental strengths to lead a meaningful life and cope with the stressors that inevitably come with it. A main focus of my work is to maintain an empathic, warm, and non-judgmental approach as the complex pieces of your story are shared over time.
(914) 219-0681 View (914) 219-0681
Photo of Personal Life Wellness Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasantville, NY
Personal Life Wellness Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Are you stuck in your relationship, unsure how to move forward? Are you struggling with the pain of infidelity or communication breakdowns that leave you feeling disconnected and alone? Do you feel like your relationship is on the verge of collapse, and you're unsure what to do next? If any of these scenarios resonate with you, I'm here to tell you that there is hope.
Are you stuck in your relationship, unsure how to move forward? Are you struggling with the pain of infidelity or communication breakdowns that leave you feeling disconnected and alone? Do you feel like your relationship is on the verge of collapse, and you're unsure what to do next? If any of these scenarios resonate with you, I'm here to tell you that there is hope.
(914) 984-4598 View (914) 984-4598
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Deborah Botnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I view psychotherapy as a safe and nurturing environment where you feel comfortable exploring the thoughts and feelings that are linked to distress or problems. I specialize in working with adults, early career professionals, and women and/or couples who have been confronted with issues of infertility and miscarriage. Within these populations, I commonly work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career dilemmas, and life transitions. I tend to take an active role in helping you better understand your issues that often lead to feeling stuck, helpless or overwhelmed in life.
I view psychotherapy as a safe and nurturing environment where you feel comfortable exploring the thoughts and feelings that are linked to distress or problems. I specialize in working with adults, early career professionals, and women and/or couples who have been confronted with issues of infertility and miscarriage. Within these populations, I commonly work with issues of anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career dilemmas, and life transitions. I tend to take an active role in helping you better understand your issues that often lead to feeling stuck, helpless or overwhelmed in life.
(914) 502-3342 View (914) 502-3342
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Eleonora Labun
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Do you feel anxious, unable to calm down, sad, or misunderstood? I look forward to meeting you. I work with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, psychological and physical aftermaths of complex trauma. I help individuals who experience significant distress because of the hard relationships with their toxic parents or partner. In fact, the hidden wounds of childhood might provoke our excessive worries, intrusive unpleasant thoughts, mood problems, relational difficulties as well as physical pain. However, even if your intense emotions are rooted in genetics or trauma, that doesn't mean the problem can't be overcome.
Do you feel anxious, unable to calm down, sad, or misunderstood? I look forward to meeting you. I work with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, psychological and physical aftermaths of complex trauma. I help individuals who experience significant distress because of the hard relationships with their toxic parents or partner. In fact, the hidden wounds of childhood might provoke our excessive worries, intrusive unpleasant thoughts, mood problems, relational difficulties as well as physical pain. However, even if your intense emotions are rooted in genetics or trauma, that doesn't mean the problem can't be overcome.
(914) 449-4615 View (914) 449-4615
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Beyond treating individuals, I provide couples and family therapy.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
Beyond treating individuals, I provide couples and family therapy.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
These approaches are highly effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, OCD, relationship issues, and low self-esteem.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
These approaches are highly effective in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, OCD, relationship issues, and low self-esteem.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Photo of Lily Gordon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pleasantville, NY
Lily Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Incorporating aspects of different therapeutic approaches and practices, I work collaboratively with clients in areas such as maternal mental health, anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting support, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping individuals feel supported and make meaningful changes in their lives. During this time of uncertainty, you may be trying to balance so much, such as work, school, childcare, relationships, and anxieties about the pandemic. Who wouldn’t be overwhelmed? Whatever life challenge you’re struggling with, I am here to listen with patience and empathy. I strive to create a trusting environment in which you feel safe to explore feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I enjoy helping clients set realistic goals, find patterns in their way of thinking or acting, and try new strategies to cope and overcome obstacles.
Incorporating aspects of different therapeutic approaches and practices, I work collaboratively with clients in areas such as maternal mental health, anxiety, depression, stress management, parenting support, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions.
I am passionate about helping individuals feel supported and make meaningful changes in their lives. During this time of uncertainty, you may be trying to balance so much, such as work, school, childcare, relationships, and anxieties about the pandemic. Who wouldn’t be overwhelmed? Whatever life challenge you’re struggling with, I am here to listen with patience and empathy. I strive to create a trusting environment in which you feel safe to explore feelings, thoughts, and experiences. I enjoy helping clients set realistic goals, find patterns in their way of thinking or acting, and try new strategies to cope and overcome obstacles.
(914) 685-8541 View (914) 685-8541
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Glenn Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Choosing a psychotherapist, relationship counselor, or coach is an important decision. Most importantly, you want someone who will not only understand you but can help you overcome your pain and stuckness and become your best self. I spend a great deal of time in the beginning learning about who you are and I then tailor my treatment to your specific needs. I don't just listen - my treatment is very interactive and you will gain deep insight into yourself and acquire tools to grow and change. My mission is to liberate the human spirit one person at a time.
Choosing a psychotherapist, relationship counselor, or coach is an important decision. Most importantly, you want someone who will not only understand you but can help you overcome your pain and stuckness and become your best self. I spend a great deal of time in the beginning learning about who you are and I then tailor my treatment to your specific needs. I don't just listen - my treatment is very interactive and you will gain deep insight into yourself and acquire tools to grow and change. My mission is to liberate the human spirit one person at a time.
(917) 426-0178 View (917) 426-0178
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Mary Murphy Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Are you exhausted by having the same struggles with your child or spouse day after day with no relief in sight? We often repeat similar patterns from our family of origin or conversely do the opposite. Either way we are stuck in a preordained negative cycle that we can not navigate alone. I have twenty five years of experience and training helping families change their communication patterns n a short term systemic model. These behaviors can actually perpetuate the very problems you are trying to solve!
Are you exhausted by having the same struggles with your child or spouse day after day with no relief in sight? We often repeat similar patterns from our family of origin or conversely do the opposite. Either way we are stuck in a preordained negative cycle that we can not navigate alone. I have twenty five years of experience and training helping families change their communication patterns n a short term systemic model. These behaviors can actually perpetuate the very problems you are trying to solve!
(914) 709-4927 View (914) 709-4927
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Hayley Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
In our time together my hope is we will come to understand how your relationship with your feelings has influenced your behaviors.
The therapy I offer is a collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. With my guidance we will explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals. My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms or disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues.
In our time together my hope is we will come to understand how your relationship with your feelings has influenced your behaviors.
The therapy I offer is a collaborative partnership based in curiosity, respect, and empathy. I believe in empowering, honoring, and celebrating your authentic self. With my guidance we will explore the intersecting layers of your identity to understand how to make positive, healthy changes that will allow you to achieve your goals. My clients often begin therapy as they need support managing mood symptoms or disorders (anxiety, depression), attention difficulties, gender/sexuality concerns, family dynamics, life transitions and events, marital and premarital conflict, trauma, peer relationships, and school issues.
(914) 935-7736 View (914) 935-7736
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Deanna Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I have helped numerous people successfully cope with issues such as anxiety, relationship and work stress, depression, life transitions and more.
Hello- If you're reading this, you may not be feeling like yourself lately. Perhaps you've lost interest in activities you once enjoyed and people in your life are beginning to notice. Maybe you're feeling down, irritable or anxious. Feeling this way can sometimes affect sleep, concentration, work or relationships. Maybe you just can't quite put your finger on what is troubling you. If any of this sounds familiar and you're considering therapy, please feel free to call me for a free and confidential phone consultation.
I have helped numerous people successfully cope with issues such as anxiety, relationship and work stress, depression, life transitions and more.
Hello- If you're reading this, you may not be feeling like yourself lately. Perhaps you've lost interest in activities you once enjoyed and people in your life are beginning to notice. Maybe you're feeling down, irritable or anxious. Feeling this way can sometimes affect sleep, concentration, work or relationships. Maybe you just can't quite put your finger on what is troubling you. If any of this sounds familiar and you're considering therapy, please feel free to call me for a free and confidential phone consultation.
(914) 380-4494 View (914) 380-4494
Photo of Justine Gervacio, Psychologist in Pleasantville, NY
Justine Gervacio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
My time working in schools, outpatient, and acute settings provided me with the tools to support you or your loved one through a collaborative relationship.
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
My time working in schools, outpatient, and acute settings provided me with the tools to support you or your loved one through a collaborative relationship.
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
(914) 477-2643 View (914) 477-2643

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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.