Couples Counseling Therapists in Houston, TX

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Katherine Esquivel
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77025
Therapy is a place where you can uncover any barriers that limit your relationship with others, and most importantly with yourself.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed and/or anxious? Are you living your life to your full potential? Emotional pain puts a strain on all aspects of life. Allow me the opportunity to help you find meaning in your life, reconnect and better communicate with your loved ones, build confidence, manage your emotions, and reach your goals. My name is Katherine, I’m a bilingual therapist dedicated to empowering children, adolescents, and adults to reach their full potential. I have a particular passion for building wellness and healing among communities of color.
Therapy is a place where you can uncover any barriers that limit your relationship with others, and most importantly with yourself.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed and/or anxious? Are you living your life to your full potential? Emotional pain puts a strain on all aspects of life. Allow me the opportunity to help you find meaning in your life, reconnect and better communicate with your loved ones, build confidence, manage your emotions, and reach your goals. My name is Katherine, I’m a bilingual therapist dedicated to empowering children, adolescents, and adults to reach their full potential. I have a particular passion for building wellness and healing among communities of color.
(346) 810-6215 View (346) 810-6215
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LaJuana Walker-McGill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I work primarily with adults and couples (pre-marital & marital) with a variety of issues.
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 25 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve.
I work primarily with adults and couples (pre-marital & marital) with a variety of issues.
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 25 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve.
(832) 979-6327 View (832) 979-6327
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Ron Gravis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, EMDR, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77024
I have deep training in numerous trauma/addiction/couples therapies (psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR (EMDRIA trained), addictions, Gestalt) and have learned that amazing progress can be accomplished in/through these areas.
I focus on/value your needs first. As we check-in together, connection, trust and comfort create an honest space for you to share and grow. I approach therapy as a dynamic partnership - where proven technique and deep relational connection yield cognitive, emotional and spiritual integration. Honing technique to fit client needs + personalized connectivity yields clarity and growth. Moving through the process, we target and work toward this result...together.
I have deep training in numerous trauma/addiction/couples therapies (psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR (EMDRIA trained), addictions, Gestalt) and have learned that amazing progress can be accomplished in/through these areas.
I focus on/value your needs first. As we check-in together, connection, trust and comfort create an honest space for you to share and grow. I approach therapy as a dynamic partnership - where proven technique and deep relational connection yield cognitive, emotional and spiritual integration. Honing technique to fit client needs + personalized connectivity yields clarity and growth. Moving through the process, we target and work toward this result...together.
(832) 219-8993 View (832) 219-8993
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Crystal Perryman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
I am an enthusiastic Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Life Coach! When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I am driven to “unlocking limiting beliefs” to those in distress or in need of guidance. I help my clients, which include children, young adults, couples and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and secure.
I am an enthusiastic Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Life Coach! When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I am driven to “unlocking limiting beliefs” to those in distress or in need of guidance. I help my clients, which include children, young adults, couples and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and secure.
(832) 802-7839 View (832) 802-7839
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Dan Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, LCDC, NCIP, SAP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77042
Substance use affects most areas of one’s life that can include educational, vocational, mental health, family and other relationships. Deciding on what path to take can be a daunting task and the early recovery process can be a very challenging time. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and family members struggling with behavioral, emotional, or relational issues of any kind (not limitited to substance use) or for someone who just wants a safe space to process the week's events. Facilitating change may require a variety of approaches to fit the individual(s) and their current situation.
Substance use affects most areas of one’s life that can include educational, vocational, mental health, family and other relationships. Deciding on what path to take can be a daunting task and the early recovery process can be a very challenging time. I provide therapy for individuals, couples, and family members struggling with behavioral, emotional, or relational issues of any kind (not limitited to substance use) or for someone who just wants a safe space to process the week's events. Facilitating change may require a variety of approaches to fit the individual(s) and their current situation.
(281) 769-5880 View (281) 769-5880
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Lashay Dupree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77093
I am LaShay Dupree, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I pride myself on being active, responsive, and present with my clients. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy ensuring we consider how factors including relationship, environmental, situational, and health concerns. I will always respond within 24 hours if not sooner.
I am LaShay Dupree, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. I pride myself on being active, responsive, and present with my clients. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy ensuring we consider how factors including relationship, environmental, situational, and health concerns. I will always respond within 24 hours if not sooner.
(281) 626-8457 View (281) 626-8457
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Ann Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA-LPC, PsyD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Hi, I am a Psychologist and I've been working as a licensed clinical therapist for 19+years, counseling individuals and couples with a variety of issues. I have found that the WORD of God and a real, living relationship with Jesus Christ leads to lasting solutions and authentic healing in our lives.
Hi, I am a Psychologist and I've been working as a licensed clinical therapist for 19+years, counseling individuals and couples with a variety of issues. I have found that the WORD of God and a real, living relationship with Jesus Christ leads to lasting solutions and authentic healing in our lives.
(940) 241-4574 View (940) 241-4574
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Ann Axelrad Goldfarb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
I use a variety of theoretical approaches with my clients including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic experiencing, trauma informed yoga, family systems, solution focused and strengths perspective. I also practice all these approaches through a trauma informed lens. It is extremely important to me to meet the client where they are and create a collaborative and safe therapeutic relationship. The work that I do is not only something that I am passionate about but love dearly. I am here to help you recognize your strengths even in the most challenging of moments. You are self knowing. You are not alone.
I use a variety of theoretical approaches with my clients including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic experiencing, trauma informed yoga, family systems, solution focused and strengths perspective. I also practice all these approaches through a trauma informed lens. It is extremely important to me to meet the client where they are and create a collaborative and safe therapeutic relationship. The work that I do is not only something that I am passionate about but love dearly. I am here to help you recognize your strengths even in the most challenging of moments. You are self knowing. You are not alone.
(713) 364-8638 View (713) 364-8638
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Pathway to Empathy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
My role as your therapist is to skillfully inquire and guide you through addressing anxiety, depression, systematic oppression, trauma, communication, relationship issues, low self-esteem, grief, loss, or difficulty with life’s transitions.
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all its richness and seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related concerns? Depression, anxiety, history of trauma? Are you, your family or relations journeying through life transitions or in need of support related to medical-health concerns? There are times in life when it feels like you are barely keeping your head above water. Not a fun feeling! More importantly, I work with compassion, empathy, and am non-judgmental, while creating a safe space for you to explore and understand.
My role as your therapist is to skillfully inquire and guide you through addressing anxiety, depression, systematic oppression, trauma, communication, relationship issues, low self-esteem, grief, loss, or difficulty with life’s transitions.
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all its richness and seeking help with interpersonal or mental health symptom related concerns? Depression, anxiety, history of trauma? Are you, your family or relations journeying through life transitions or in need of support related to medical-health concerns? There are times in life when it feels like you are barely keeping your head above water. Not a fun feeling! More importantly, I work with compassion, empathy, and am non-judgmental, while creating a safe space for you to explore and understand.
(713) 497-1285 View (713) 497-1285
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Ashley Bendickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I am experienced in treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, sexuality, coping with life change, nutrition, compassion fatigue, exploring spiritual/religious concerns, cultivating emotional maturity, leadership and career development, communication, assertiveness, and boundary setting.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have been providing counseling services since 2017. I work with individuals (18+) and couples to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Counseling provides the groundwork to process challenges, develop new skills, access inner strength, gain confidence, heal, and flourish. My focus is to empower you to reach your goals by exploring beneath the surface, while helping you to develop skills to address your concerns . I will work with you to customize a holistic treatment plan to fit your needs.
I am experienced in treating a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, sexuality, coping with life change, nutrition, compassion fatigue, exploring spiritual/religious concerns, cultivating emotional maturity, leadership and career development, communication, assertiveness, and boundary setting.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have been providing counseling services since 2017. I work with individuals (18+) and couples to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Counseling provides the groundwork to process challenges, develop new skills, access inner strength, gain confidence, heal, and flourish. My focus is to empower you to reach your goals by exploring beneath the surface, while helping you to develop skills to address your concerns . I will work with you to customize a holistic treatment plan to fit your needs.
(346) 536-9485 View (346) 536-9485
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Rosemary D Behrens
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
Helping clients to gain better self-awareness whether they are struggling with chronic pain, depression, grief, anxiety, anger or relationship issues is what I do best. I find that when clients realize that I genuinely care about them and their progress an immediate burden is lifted. Couples counseling can bring a sense of hope in just one session, real work and restoration takes all working together. I enjoy working with children on their level with games, toys and other activities.
Helping clients to gain better self-awareness whether they are struggling with chronic pain, depression, grief, anxiety, anger or relationship issues is what I do best. I find that when clients realize that I genuinely care about them and their progress an immediate burden is lifted. Couples counseling can bring a sense of hope in just one session, real work and restoration takes all working together. I enjoy working with children on their level with games, toys and other activities.
(832) 981-1077 View (832) 981-1077
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New Season Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77069  (Online Only)
New Season Counseling provides online counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups. We are a team of experienced professionals with a passion for helping people. If you or someone you know is in need of counseling don't hesitate to contact us.
New Season Counseling provides online counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups. We are a team of experienced professionals with a passion for helping people. If you or someone you know is in need of counseling don't hesitate to contact us.
(281) 771-0664 View (281) 771-0664
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Jill Marie Gracely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-S, CST
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
I hold a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Sexology and am accredited as a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Additionally, I am a licensed clinical social worker and possess qualifications as a clinical social work supervisor. I primarily work with adults, although I have experience working with adolescents, couples, and families. I continue to obtain as much knowledge as possible in the areas of mental health and sexual health to offer empathic and effective services to clients who may be seeking therapy.
I hold a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Sexology and am accredited as a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Additionally, I am a licensed clinical social worker and possess qualifications as a clinical social work supervisor. I primarily work with adults, although I have experience working with adolescents, couples, and families. I continue to obtain as much knowledge as possible in the areas of mental health and sexual health to offer empathic and effective services to clients who may be seeking therapy.
(832) 637-8109 View (832) 637-8109
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Maida Guajardo For Everwell Counseling
LPC-Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
Hello, my name is Maida Guajardo, I am an LPC Associate, supervised by Dr. Nidal Pascoe, LPC-S. I offer individual and couples therapy. Whether you're a teen or adult looking to navigate anxiety, depression, or ADHD, or a couple seeking to strengthen your bond, I'm here to provide a supportive space for positive transformation. Generally, our focus is on empowering you with effective strategies and insights to manage these challenges. If you are navigating communication challenges, intimacy concerns, or other relational hurdles, I'm dedicated to facilitating a safe space for both partners to express their feelings.
Hello, my name is Maida Guajardo, I am an LPC Associate, supervised by Dr. Nidal Pascoe, LPC-S. I offer individual and couples therapy. Whether you're a teen or adult looking to navigate anxiety, depression, or ADHD, or a couple seeking to strengthen your bond, I'm here to provide a supportive space for positive transformation. Generally, our focus is on empowering you with effective strategies and insights to manage these challenges. If you are navigating communication challenges, intimacy concerns, or other relational hurdles, I'm dedicated to facilitating a safe space for both partners to express their feelings.
(346) 482-2861 View (346) 482-2861
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Jessica M Pates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77027
In a culture where seeking therapy is often misunderstood, I emphasize the importance of embracing vulnerability and acknowledging that everyone needs help at some point in their lives. I specialize in working with a diverse clientele, including children, adults, and couples. My mission is to provide a supportive and nurturing space for those who are ready to embark on the journey to personal growth and mental well-being, helping you or your child find the best version of themselves and live to full potential.
In a culture where seeking therapy is often misunderstood, I emphasize the importance of embracing vulnerability and acknowledging that everyone needs help at some point in their lives. I specialize in working with a diverse clientele, including children, adults, and couples. My mission is to provide a supportive and nurturing space for those who are ready to embark on the journey to personal growth and mental well-being, helping you or your child find the best version of themselves and live to full potential.
(346) 522-4958 View (346) 522-4958
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Misti Nielsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77062  (Online Only)
Jesus said, "Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28 Take the first step and call me. Relationships are challenging! With God's help we partner with couples in the areas of premarital counseling, resolving conflicts, building on existing strengths, recovering from affairs, and forming secure connections between partners. We join with families in successful resolution of life-cycle transitions, parenting conflicts, blended family concerns, and extended family conflicts. We collaborate with individuals to build strong self-concepts, and improve daily and relational functioning.
Jesus said, "Come to me, all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28 Take the first step and call me. Relationships are challenging! With God's help we partner with couples in the areas of premarital counseling, resolving conflicts, building on existing strengths, recovering from affairs, and forming secure connections between partners. We join with families in successful resolution of life-cycle transitions, parenting conflicts, blended family concerns, and extended family conflicts. We collaborate with individuals to build strong self-concepts, and improve daily and relational functioning.
(281) 724-3570 View (281) 724-3570
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Faith Northern
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018
I am committed to creating a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women of color, and queer couples with many different issues including racial, and religious trauma.
The stories we tell ourselves are very important and often they are stories that others have told us or placed on us. I believe that there is power in taking back our story and living the truth that aligns with the core of who we are. I believe that you as the client are the expert of your life and I get to be a part of empowering you with the tools you need to navigate hardships and struggles.
I am committed to creating a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women of color, and queer couples with many different issues including racial, and religious trauma.
The stories we tell ourselves are very important and often they are stories that others have told us or placed on us. I believe that there is power in taking back our story and living the truth that aligns with the core of who we are. I believe that you as the client are the expert of your life and I get to be a part of empowering you with the tools you need to navigate hardships and struggles.
(832) 841-4056 View (832) 841-4056
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Colleen Christie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77095
Welcome! My name is Colleen Christie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. With 29 years of experience, my primary focus of my practice is relationship issues including break-ups, divorce, couples therapy, toxic relationships and even "lack of relationship" issues. I also treat disorders that are frequently the consequences of difficult personal/family relationships including grief, anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression and trauma. I mostly utilize a systems and existential approach to therapy, but use multiple modalities based on the needs of my client.
Welcome! My name is Colleen Christie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas. With 29 years of experience, my primary focus of my practice is relationship issues including break-ups, divorce, couples therapy, toxic relationships and even "lack of relationship" issues. I also treat disorders that are frequently the consequences of difficult personal/family relationships including grief, anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression and trauma. I mostly utilize a systems and existential approach to therapy, but use multiple modalities based on the needs of my client.
(832) 979-1023 View (832) 979-1023
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Kati Randell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77010  (Online Only)
Marriage and Couples Counseling available. Do you struggle with challenging behavior patterns? Are you fighting against low self-esteem and unhealthy boundaries? Having difficulty identifying with your relationships or healing from trauma. Individual and couples therapy is a positive way to prioritize time to focus on issues and personal growth. You may have been feeling a mixture of doing the best with what you had and feeling completely overwhelmed. But now you are looking for support in addressing your problems head-on, making long-standing changes, and doing the work involved in therapy.
Marriage and Couples Counseling available. Do you struggle with challenging behavior patterns? Are you fighting against low self-esteem and unhealthy boundaries? Having difficulty identifying with your relationships or healing from trauma. Individual and couples therapy is a positive way to prioritize time to focus on issues and personal growth. You may have been feeling a mixture of doing the best with what you had and feeling completely overwhelmed. But now you are looking for support in addressing your problems head-on, making long-standing changes, and doing the work involved in therapy.
(281) 957-8718 View (281) 957-8718
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Hassan Rehan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77057  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Not sure how to get through conflicts without it turning into a stalemate or, worse, having you or your partner feeling defeated? I would love to help! I specialize in couples and am Gottman Method level 3 trained. I work with people who are looking for practical and effective skills to enhance their relationships. I help couples learn to be with each other and connect on a deeper level. Getting out of old cycles can be frustrating and feel impossible at times. I would love to help you cultivate a relationship which is emotionally safe and enriching.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Not sure how to get through conflicts without it turning into a stalemate or, worse, having you or your partner feeling defeated? I would love to help! I specialize in couples and am Gottman Method level 3 trained. I work with people who are looking for practical and effective skills to enhance their relationships. I help couples learn to be with each other and connect on a deeper level. Getting out of old cycles can be frustrating and feel impossible at times. I would love to help you cultivate a relationship which is emotionally safe and enriching.
(281) 378-6447 View (281) 378-6447
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.