Infidelity Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Jessica Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15224  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jessica, a therapist specializing in couples and families. My mission is to support you in creating healthier relationships and overcoming life's challenges in a safe and compassionate environment. Have you experienced a recent betrayal or rupture in trust? Healing begins when we decide to start talking about it.
Hi, I'm Jessica, a therapist specializing in couples and families. My mission is to support you in creating healthier relationships and overcoming life's challenges in a safe and compassionate environment. Have you experienced a recent betrayal or rupture in trust? Healing begins when we decide to start talking about it.
(484) 291-3165 View (484) 291-3165
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Marina Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CGT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202  (Online Only)
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
COUPLES: Too long since you felt connected to your partner? Fight all the time? Has there been a betrayal? A lack of intimacy? I show you how to understand each other, break down barriers, and create better habits. Couples who use my tools create more joy and connection - permanently. For the cost of a divorce you can instead have the loving, connected, joyous relationship you want. I'm a Certified Gottman Therapist, which is a couples method. NOW Offering Discernment Counseling: if you aren't sure if you want to end the relationship, this is a process to help you gain clarity and confidence about your decision, whatever you choose.
(610) 615-7965 View (610) 615-7965
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Katherine de la Croix
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
I have been helping individuals and couples address anxiety, ADHD, depression, infidelity, and trauma for nearly 8 years. When you're in the thick of it and trying to untangle your emotions and thoughts while trying to balance your day to day responsibilities it can be utterly exhausting. In our work together I can help you gain insight into your problems, create a plan on how to tackle the issue for yourself or the relationship, and starting making the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing. I offer evening appointments in order to reduce the need to find time out of your busy schedule during the day.
I have been helping individuals and couples address anxiety, ADHD, depression, infidelity, and trauma for nearly 8 years. When you're in the thick of it and trying to untangle your emotions and thoughts while trying to balance your day to day responsibilities it can be utterly exhausting. In our work together I can help you gain insight into your problems, create a plan on how to tackle the issue for yourself or the relationship, and starting making the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing. I offer evening appointments in order to reduce the need to find time out of your busy schedule during the day.
(484) 207-6320 View (484) 207-6320
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CityCouples Online Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Our therapists are experts in couple therapy who specialize in helping you restore emotional connection, process betrayal, work together, prepare for a transition, manage family expectations, and more.
You're going through a relationship crisis, feeling confused about how to get on the same page, or frustrated with the state of your connection. You remember when things were different, and you're ready to make changes that will get you on the path to the future you hope to have, together. We know how to help! We offer expert online therapy for couples in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Worldwide. Take a look at our available therapists at citycouples.net/meet-our-team. Our specialities include communication, betrayal recovery, ENM, LGBTQIA+ relationships, and more.
Our therapists are experts in couple therapy who specialize in helping you restore emotional connection, process betrayal, work together, prepare for a transition, manage family expectations, and more.
You're going through a relationship crisis, feeling confused about how to get on the same page, or frustrated with the state of your connection. You remember when things were different, and you're ready to make changes that will get you on the path to the future you hope to have, together. We know how to help! We offer expert online therapy for couples in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Worldwide. Take a look at our available therapists at citycouples.net/meet-our-team. Our specialities include communication, betrayal recovery, ENM, LGBTQIA+ relationships, and more.
(833) 204-3561 View (833) 204-3561
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Dr. Sandra Shachar, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing trauma due to infidelity, sex and porn addiction, divorce and other stressful life events.
Relationships are my expertise, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. There is no "perfect partner", but intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, Millenial or retired, you CAN feel understood by one another with deep, joyful connection! With over 40 years of experience, my clinical toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Telehealth only. Sorry, no insurance accepted but receipts provided OON.)
I specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing trauma due to infidelity, sex and porn addiction, divorce and other stressful life events.
Relationships are my expertise, especially issues of broken trust, poor communication, intimacy and addiction. There is no "perfect partner", but intimate partnerships should be a source of joy, safety and support. Whether you are dating or engaged, married or contemplating divorce, "straight" or LGBTQIA, monogamous or poly, kinky or vanilla, Millenial or retired, you CAN feel understood by one another with deep, joyful connection! With over 40 years of experience, my clinical toolbox is full of skills and concepts that will move you forward together. (Telehealth only. Sorry, no insurance accepted but receipts provided OON.)
(215) 650-8779 View (215) 650-8779
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Mandi C Dalicandro-Turk
MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Not accepting new clients
Some Specialties: anxiety, stress, PTSD, relationship issues, divorce, infidelity, life transitions, autoimmune, parenting, confidence, critical incidents, burnout.
Are you ready for a change that can improve your overall quality of life? Living with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions or struggling to make it through each day can feel exhausting. I understand the importance of being heard so that you can heal, continue to learn and grow, and live your best life. As your therapist, we will embark on a journey of honest discussions and meaningful conversations to help you with your goals towards wellness and living the quality life you desire moving forward. My approach is conversational, supportive, and open. I offer affordable HIPAA secure Telehealth services.
Some Specialties: anxiety, stress, PTSD, relationship issues, divorce, infidelity, life transitions, autoimmune, parenting, confidence, critical incidents, burnout.
Are you ready for a change that can improve your overall quality of life? Living with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions or struggling to make it through each day can feel exhausting. I understand the importance of being heard so that you can heal, continue to learn and grow, and live your best life. As your therapist, we will embark on a journey of honest discussions and meaningful conversations to help you with your goals towards wellness and living the quality life you desire moving forward. My approach is conversational, supportive, and open. I offer affordable HIPAA secure Telehealth services.
(878) 205-0244 View (878) 205-0244
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Dr. David Menges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
This may be due to persistent conflict, poor communication, lack of intimacy, or violation of trust (infidelity).
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples facing a wide range of issues. My approach to individual therapy integrates mindfulness- and acceptance-based techniques to guide people toward a healthier relationship with emotional distress and problematic behavior. Cultivation of psychological insight and awareness is used as a springboard for growth, empowerment, and the pursuit of balance and value-driven action.
This may be due to persistent conflict, poor communication, lack of intimacy, or violation of trust (infidelity).
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide psychotherapy to adults and couples facing a wide range of issues. My approach to individual therapy integrates mindfulness- and acceptance-based techniques to guide people toward a healthier relationship with emotional distress and problematic behavior. Cultivation of psychological insight and awareness is used as a springboard for growth, empowerment, and the pursuit of balance and value-driven action.
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Kelli Stebler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Waitlist for new clients
I provide psychotherapy via telehealth and in person sessions for adults to help with issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, self-esteem, body image, relationships, attachment and infidelity.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
I provide psychotherapy via telehealth and in person sessions for adults to help with issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, self-esteem, body image, relationships, attachment and infidelity.
Hi, my name is Kelli and I am a Pittsburgh native. My passion is helping people build insight, heal, grow, and proactively improve life using an integrative approach that combines a psychoanalytic, cognitive, emotional, and mindfulness-based process. I meet clients where they are at and guild them to where they would like to be. I want to empower my clients and advocate for them throughout the therapeutic process. At the end of the day, I feel that each person is the expert on their own self, and at different seasons in our lives, we all need extra support and validation.
(412) 618-2639 View (412) 618-2639
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Gregory Mairs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Trust can be hard to develop when our past is filled with acts of betrayal or disappointment.
I have an extensive professional history of working with families and couples in crisis. Many of us struggle in our relationships & find that clear communication is challenging for many reasons. The barriers may include issues with past trauma or failed attempts to find the right words during a conflict. I bring the structural therapy tools to help a family, couple, or individual recognize the triggers of their conflicts, explore past trauma & the impact it may have on the current relationship/situation, help the individual challenge automatic negative assumptions, & find a response which leads to clear communication.
Trust can be hard to develop when our past is filled with acts of betrayal or disappointment.
I have an extensive professional history of working with families and couples in crisis. Many of us struggle in our relationships & find that clear communication is challenging for many reasons. The barriers may include issues with past trauma or failed attempts to find the right words during a conflict. I bring the structural therapy tools to help a family, couple, or individual recognize the triggers of their conflicts, explore past trauma & the impact it may have on the current relationship/situation, help the individual challenge automatic negative assumptions, & find a response which leads to clear communication.
(412) 517-7484 View (412) 517-7484
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Maureen Finnegan Gebler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, ACSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
"Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'."--Victor Frankl I offer a private and confidential space for individuals to join me in removing walls that separate themselves from others. I treat a wide range of issues, including grief, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, spiritual crises, infidelity, sexual compulsivity behavior and betrayed partner trauma. I provide an atmosphere with no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions. I embrace a non-judgmental approach which facilitates the healing process.
"Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'."--Victor Frankl I offer a private and confidential space for individuals to join me in removing walls that separate themselves from others. I treat a wide range of issues, including grief, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, spiritual crises, infidelity, sexual compulsivity behavior and betrayed partner trauma. I provide an atmosphere with no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions. I embrace a non-judgmental approach which facilitates the healing process.
(412) 906-9238 View (412) 906-9238
Taylor Naylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
I work with individuals and couples to address a number of concerns including but not limited to infidelity, trauma, addictions, communication issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
The process of empowerment through self-discovery was one of the greatest gifts I gave myself and is one of my primary goals as a therapist. I assist clients with discovering strength by working through the emotions and negative experiences that have left them feeling lost, unworthy, and/or defeated. I want clients to know they are not alone and that past or present circumstances do not have to define who they are or who they want to be. Change is not easy, yet within conscious effort, introspection, and clarity, exists the power for clients to direct their lives.
I work with individuals and couples to address a number of concerns including but not limited to infidelity, trauma, addictions, communication issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
The process of empowerment through self-discovery was one of the greatest gifts I gave myself and is one of my primary goals as a therapist. I assist clients with discovering strength by working through the emotions and negative experiences that have left them feeling lost, unworthy, and/or defeated. I want clients to know they are not alone and that past or present circumstances do not have to define who they are or who they want to be. Change is not easy, yet within conscious effort, introspection, and clarity, exists the power for clients to direct their lives.
(412) 844-4835 View (412) 844-4835
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Caitlin Harrison
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
My commitment is to forge an authentic connection, ensuring you feel safe in our shared journey. Specializing in anxiety, I explore childhood wounds' impact on present-day life. Assisting with trauma, my focus extends to religious trauma, deconstruction, and deconversion. I provide a non-judgmental space to explore evolving individuality—unraveling layers of identity, grappling with existential questions. For couples, I specialize in conflict resolution, sexuality and intimacy, coparenting, and infidelity. Recognizing negative cycles, we delve into the emotional core, guiding couples to build a strong, loving and resilient bond.
My commitment is to forge an authentic connection, ensuring you feel safe in our shared journey. Specializing in anxiety, I explore childhood wounds' impact on present-day life. Assisting with trauma, my focus extends to religious trauma, deconstruction, and deconversion. I provide a non-judgmental space to explore evolving individuality—unraveling layers of identity, grappling with existential questions. For couples, I specialize in conflict resolution, sexuality and intimacy, coparenting, and infidelity. Recognizing negative cycles, we delve into the emotional core, guiding couples to build a strong, loving and resilient bond.
(267) 507-0355 View (267) 507-0355
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Mary Beth George
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CGT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
My specialty is working with couples, in particular helping them heal from affairs/betrayals, loneliness, over-the-top conflicts and loss of friendship/romance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist and Trainer and Consultant for The Gottman Institute. This means I have highly specialized training and experience in helping couples using a researched based, effective modality. A state-of-the-art Love Lab assessment process pinpoints couples issues and helps create a more effective treatment plan. This process mimics Gottman's original research and raises the bar in couples therapy.
My specialty is working with couples, in particular helping them heal from affairs/betrayals, loneliness, over-the-top conflicts and loss of friendship/romance. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist and Trainer and Consultant for The Gottman Institute. This means I have highly specialized training and experience in helping couples using a researched based, effective modality. A state-of-the-art Love Lab assessment process pinpoints couples issues and helps create a more effective treatment plan. This process mimics Gottman's original research and raises the bar in couples therapy.
(272) 205-5236 View (272) 205-5236
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Yolo Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
We specialize in working with clients of all ages to help them deal with issues such as infidelity, communication, stress management, anger management, relationship building, sexuality, etc.
Our practice works with Black clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress management to process the origins of their concerns through a racially-sensitive lens. We also work with adult clients seeking to improve their relationships with self and others by helping them understand and process the impact of historical and generational racial trauma on their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends, and their partners.
We specialize in working with clients of all ages to help them deal with issues such as infidelity, communication, stress management, anger management, relationship building, sexuality, etc.
Our practice works with Black clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress management to process the origins of their concerns through a racially-sensitive lens. We also work with adult clients seeking to improve their relationships with self and others by helping them understand and process the impact of historical and generational racial trauma on their relationships with themselves, their families, their friends, and their partners.
(412) 419-0980 View (412) 419-0980
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Sara Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you'd like to be free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you'd like to be free from relational trauma, I would love to help you. I specialize in anxiety, depression, emotional and narcissistic abuse, Trauma/PTSD, ACA / ACoA recovery for adult children of alcoholics and family dysfunction, Personality Disorders, and ADHD. I've worked in substance abuse recovery for 8 years and led a group for adults with ADHD with the national organization CHADD for 3 years. I work with abuse survivors and I lead an ongoing group for recovery from gaslighting, narcissistic and emotional abuse, betrayal trauma, and intimate partner violence. If you're going through hell, keep going.
(215) 910-4075 View (215) 910-4075
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Dr. Lauren Lawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Struggling in your marriage or relationship? Are you in need of couples or marriage counseling due to issues like infidelity or crossed boundaries? Relationships are challenging, especially when conflict is avoided, leading to built-up emotions and explosive moments. High emotions result in defensive walls, hindering problem-solving. If recurring problems leave you feeling stuck, let’s work together to break the cycle and foster healthier communication in your relationship.
Struggling in your marriage or relationship? Are you in need of couples or marriage counseling due to issues like infidelity or crossed boundaries? Relationships are challenging, especially when conflict is avoided, leading to built-up emotions and explosive moments. High emotions result in defensive walls, hindering problem-solving. If recurring problems leave you feeling stuck, let’s work together to break the cycle and foster healthier communication in your relationship.
(610) 795-9737 View (610) 795-9737
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Kaitlin Hens-Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
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Carol Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that, despite our differences, we all want the same thing in life....to be happy. We have our own definitions of what that means, but many common elements appear across the spectrum. I love being able to guide the process of discovery with my clients, to help identify where their attention is best spent. I believe we all have the innate wisdom to make sound decisions for ourselves but sometimes are too close to the situation to be able to trust our instincts. I see therapy as an opportunity to explore options, and ask new challenging questions.
I believe that, despite our differences, we all want the same thing in life....to be happy. We have our own definitions of what that means, but many common elements appear across the spectrum. I love being able to guide the process of discovery with my clients, to help identify where their attention is best spent. I believe we all have the innate wisdom to make sound decisions for ourselves but sometimes are too close to the situation to be able to trust our instincts. I see therapy as an opportunity to explore options, and ask new challenging questions.
(412) 453-4189 View (412) 453-4189
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15223  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(412) 910-2045 View (412) 910-2045
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Ioana Neagoe
MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Not accepting new clients
My name is Ioana, pronounced ee-wa-na. As a Romanian immigrant, as well as a science lover, I work from a foundation of person-centered and existential therapy, paired with whatever evidence-based approach is suited towards your goals. I’m well versed in the intricacies of the immigrant experience and operate from a multicultural counseling point of view. I offer counseling that is trauma-informed, personalized, collaborative, and science-based. In my therapeutic process, I make it a priority to understand the client not only as an individual but as a product of their upbringing, experiences, and environment.
My name is Ioana, pronounced ee-wa-na. As a Romanian immigrant, as well as a science lover, I work from a foundation of person-centered and existential therapy, paired with whatever evidence-based approach is suited towards your goals. I’m well versed in the intricacies of the immigrant experience and operate from a multicultural counseling point of view. I offer counseling that is trauma-informed, personalized, collaborative, and science-based. In my therapeutic process, I make it a priority to understand the client not only as an individual but as a product of their upbringing, experiences, and environment.
(412) 293-0842 View (412) 293-0842
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Infidelity Therapists

How does therapy for infidelity work?

A skilled infidelity therapist will provide a safe space for clients to communicate their feelings and concerns. The goal is to be completely honest about what led to the cheating and how it has affected the entire family to prevent it from recurring in the future. The therapist will help the clients work on rebuilding mutual trust and respect and developing better communication and conflict-resolution skills. If the goal is to remain a couple, clients will learn the “danger signs” for their specific relationship, and they will make a renewed commitment to be faithful.

How long does therapy for infidelity take?

Recovery from infidelity can take time, and it can vary from person to person. Generally, a therapist will want to see the clients at least once a week for around six months. Then the sessions can be arranged as needed, depending on the clients’ individual needs. While therapy may end or shift to an as-needed basis, it can take up to two years or more for some clients to fully recover from infidelity.

How does therapy help the partner who was cheated on?

When a client discovers their partner’s infidelity, their trust in the relationship and in the life they had together may be shattered. They often experience mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They don’t always want to stay in the relationship; they may feel ambivalent or may even want to leave. Therapy gives these clients a safe and healthy way to communicate all of their complicated emotions and concerns.

How does therapy help the partner who committed infidelity?

Infidelity often occurs when one or both partners’ emotional needs are not being met in the relationship. Therapy can help this client understand why they cheated and figure out how to address those unmet needs without resorting to infidelity in the future. This can lessen (but not entirely eliminate) the risk of repeated infidelity. Clients who cheat may also feel intense guilt about deceiving their partners, a sentiment that they can work through in therapy.