Marriage Counseling Therapists in Houston, TX

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Judi Bloom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77059
Speciality training in Marriage & Family, Codependency and Sex Abuse victims and perpetrators.
Today begins a journey to wholeness. Addressing current grief issues, family of origin issues, or dealing with change of life issues needs a supportive well trained professional. I believe you have the answers you need inside of you and my job is to assist you in discovering your answers. Spiritual guidance can speed the results. I no longer see children. I do telehealth and in-person sessions.
Speciality training in Marriage & Family, Codependency and Sex Abuse victims and perpetrators.
Today begins a journey to wholeness. Addressing current grief issues, family of origin issues, or dealing with change of life issues needs a supportive well trained professional. I believe you have the answers you need inside of you and my job is to assist you in discovering your answers. Spiritual guidance can speed the results. I no longer see children. I do telehealth and in-person sessions.
(832) 462-7385 View (832) 462-7385
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Samantha Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77070
Hi, my name is Samantha Gordon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I focus on helping others to manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this. I help individuals, couples, and their families manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this.
Hi, my name is Samantha Gordon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I focus on helping others to manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this. I help individuals, couples, and their families manage issues related to relationships with themselves and others, family dynamics, body image, disordered eating, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all that goes along with this.
(346) 485-3884 View (346) 485-3884
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Tamika S Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA,MS, LPC-S, LSOTP, NCC, MAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77039
My training includes a MA in counseling, MS in marriage and family therapy and BS in human development and family studies. I have worked in the mental health field over 15 years and have been licensed since 2006. My areas of expertise range from community mental health to crisis intervention.
My training includes a MA in counseling, MS in marriage and family therapy and BS in human development and family studies. I have worked in the mental health field over 15 years and have been licensed since 2006. My areas of expertise range from community mental health to crisis intervention.
(713) 987-3669 View (713) 987-3669
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Anetra R Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77058
Having worked with clients with PTSD as well as individuals who struggle with bipolar, depression, anxiety, and marital conflicts, I have been able to see the positive outcome of lives that have been transformed by doing the work necessary to change irrational thoughts into positive thinking.
When you hear " Lifestyle Transitions" what comes to mind? The concept speaks for itself. When creating a safe space, the goal is to you transition your new being and your new lifestyle using effective psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which has been used to treat an array of issues such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, as well as severe mental illness along with DBT and other modalities. As a therapist, I have empathy for clients who are faced with the day to day struggles of feeling overwhelmed and uncertain on how to navigate life.
Having worked with clients with PTSD as well as individuals who struggle with bipolar, depression, anxiety, and marital conflicts, I have been able to see the positive outcome of lives that have been transformed by doing the work necessary to change irrational thoughts into positive thinking.
When you hear " Lifestyle Transitions" what comes to mind? The concept speaks for itself. When creating a safe space, the goal is to you transition your new being and your new lifestyle using effective psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which has been used to treat an array of issues such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, as well as severe mental illness along with DBT and other modalities. As a therapist, I have empathy for clients who are faced with the day to day struggles of feeling overwhelmed and uncertain on how to navigate life.
(832) 447-6725 View (832) 447-6725
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Paul Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
Paul Moore is a Licensed Supervisor of Clinical Services with over 16 years of experience in behavioral and mental health services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor. He is also a National Board Certified Counselor.
Paul Moore is a Licensed Supervisor of Clinical Services with over 16 years of experience in behavioral and mental health services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor. He is also a National Board Certified Counselor.
(346) 449-5524 View (346) 449-5524
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Jyl Scott Reagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Are you feeling unhappy with your life and wishing things would change for the better? Maybe your marriage or love relationship is in trouble and you are repeating the same old patterns - trust issues, anger or feeling distant. Or the source of worry could be problems in the family. Life itself can give you a big roadblock like a deep loss or a career challenge. Have you gotten to the point where the things you have tried haven't helped enough? And talking to even trusted friends has limits. You don't have to be trapped by worry and discouragement. You can have healthier relationships and a happier life.
Are you feeling unhappy with your life and wishing things would change for the better? Maybe your marriage or love relationship is in trouble and you are repeating the same old patterns - trust issues, anger or feeling distant. Or the source of worry could be problems in the family. Life itself can give you a big roadblock like a deep loss or a career challenge. Have you gotten to the point where the things you have tried haven't helped enough? And talking to even trusted friends has limits. You don't have to be trapped by worry and discouragement. You can have healthier relationships and a happier life.
(281) 870-2572 View (281) 870-2572
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Ashley Fowler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77082
Ashley graduated in 2015 with her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, also at Texas Woman’s University. Ashley has over 7 years of clinical experience and employs a Solution Focused and Narrative approach in the therapy room. She has experience in working with families, couples, and individuals who have experienced a multitude of presenting issues. Ashley wants to hear your story, and she wants to help find solutions to the issues that are brought into the room.
Ashley graduated in 2015 with her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, also at Texas Woman’s University. Ashley has over 7 years of clinical experience and employs a Solution Focused and Narrative approach in the therapy room. She has experience in working with families, couples, and individuals who have experienced a multitude of presenting issues. Ashley wants to hear your story, and she wants to help find solutions to the issues that are brought into the room.
(915) 465-2739 View (915) 465-2739
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Joan Collins Harwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77063
While my graduate degrees are in Marriage and Family Therapy, my bachelor's degree is in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and I have extensive experience in the corporate, non-profit and political sectors.
Are you ready for a new life? new love? new career? Would you like a better reason to get up in the morning? Would you like to have better communication skills when dealing with your spouse, coworkers, children, friends? The good news is that from these questions, you can develop a systematic way to achieve these goals.
While my graduate degrees are in Marriage and Family Therapy, my bachelor's degree is in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and I have extensive experience in the corporate, non-profit and political sectors.
Are you ready for a new life? new love? new career? Would you like a better reason to get up in the morning? Would you like to have better communication skills when dealing with your spouse, coworkers, children, friends? The good news is that from these questions, you can develop a systematic way to achieve these goals.
(713) 428-2852 View (713) 428-2852
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Angela Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77060  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have experience working with children, teens and families of all backgrounds. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, marriage and relationship matters and numerous others. I am an advocate for the change you want to see in your life. My professional goal is to enhance the lives of everyone I get to work with. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to create the life they want and deserve; my job is to assist you in bringing that vision to reality.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have experience working with children, teens and families of all backgrounds. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, marriage and relationship matters and numerous others. I am an advocate for the change you want to see in your life. My professional goal is to enhance the lives of everyone I get to work with. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to create the life they want and deserve; my job is to assist you in bringing that vision to reality.
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Richard Yohr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
I provide counseling and life coaching to adults, adolescents, couples, and families, who are struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, and unhappiness in family, at work, or in school. We do this together through a solution-focused, brief counseling approach, focusing on the present and planning for the future. My main experience has been working with those who are struggling within marriage and family relationships, or experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, anger, substance abuse and other addictions. My main role is to help clients get what they want and need, toward better mental health and happiness.
I provide counseling and life coaching to adults, adolescents, couples, and families, who are struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, and unhappiness in family, at work, or in school. We do this together through a solution-focused, brief counseling approach, focusing on the present and planning for the future. My main experience has been working with those who are struggling within marriage and family relationships, or experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, anger, substance abuse and other addictions. My main role is to help clients get what they want and need, toward better mental health and happiness.
(281) 317-7721 View (281) 317-7721
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Better Therapy PLLC with Dr. Rune Moelbak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
(713) 766-1251 View (713) 766-1251
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Christine Mendez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
My specializations are: Depression, Anxiety, Work-related Stress, School Issues, Children with Multiple Medical and/or Behavioral Needs, Family and Parenting Issues, Marital Issues, Gender-related issues or concerns, Older Parents Caregiving Concerns, Anxiety from Climate Change and Issues of Eco-Anxiety/Environmental Fears of Ecological Disasters.
Hello! My name is Christine Mendez and I reside in Texas. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an LPC Supervisor. I would love to meet with you and learn more about what your life's dreams, passions and goals are. This journey is about self-discovery and learning about how to have a more satisfying lifestyle, better relationships, more energy and enthusiasm for life and living our dreams in the moment. Life is too short to be worried, fearful, scared, doubtful, angry or depressed! There are so many things and people in our lives that we can learn to be thankful for.
My specializations are: Depression, Anxiety, Work-related Stress, School Issues, Children with Multiple Medical and/or Behavioral Needs, Family and Parenting Issues, Marital Issues, Gender-related issues or concerns, Older Parents Caregiving Concerns, Anxiety from Climate Change and Issues of Eco-Anxiety/Environmental Fears of Ecological Disasters.
Hello! My name is Christine Mendez and I reside in Texas. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an LPC Supervisor. I would love to meet with you and learn more about what your life's dreams, passions and goals are. This journey is about self-discovery and learning about how to have a more satisfying lifestyle, better relationships, more energy and enthusiasm for life and living our dreams in the moment. Life is too short to be worried, fearful, scared, doubtful, angry or depressed! There are so many things and people in our lives that we can learn to be thankful for.
(737) 352-4617 View (737) 352-4617
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John Vincent
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77046
I am a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In addition to my clinical practice with adults, couples and families, I am a professor in a doctoral level clinical psychology program. When working with individuals and couples, I begin with a thorough assessment of problem areas and strengths and then formulate a plan to address those issues using the latest, evidence-based treatment methods. Based on a thorough understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and actions. The people I work with learn to replace self-defeating strategies with constructive alternatives.
I am a licensed, board certified clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist. In addition to my clinical practice with adults, couples and families, I am a professor in a doctoral level clinical psychology program. When working with individuals and couples, I begin with a thorough assessment of problem areas and strengths and then formulate a plan to address those issues using the latest, evidence-based treatment methods. Based on a thorough understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and actions. The people I work with learn to replace self-defeating strategies with constructive alternatives.
(713) 338-9223 View (713) 338-9223
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Naomi Madell-Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77056
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor with 20-plus years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, such as school problems, parent-child relational issues, abuse, divorce, depression, anxiety, relational issues, postpartum depression, grief, and trauma.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor with 20-plus years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. I specialize in a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, such as school problems, parent-child relational issues, abuse, divorce, depression, anxiety, relational issues, postpartum depression, grief, and trauma.
(281) 519-6656 View (281) 519-6656
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Dr. Kemi Sells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW-S, ACSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77077  (Online Only)
My work allows me to assist clients in addressing issues associated with insomnia, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles, marital problems, sexuality, self-injurious behaviors, parent-child conflict as well as many other issues that serve as stressors and disruptors in daily life experiences.
Every situation, every experience, every individual is unique; the approach for dealing with them should be unique as well. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with people and I am armed with awareness that each individual is unique and experiences life differently. I have a Doctorate of Behavioral Health degree, Master of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. I work with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults diagnosed with significant mental health issues. I am committed to working with individuals to create a more satisfying life.
My work allows me to assist clients in addressing issues associated with insomnia, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, sexual and physical abuse, grief and loss, relationship struggles, marital problems, sexuality, self-injurious behaviors, parent-child conflict as well as many other issues that serve as stressors and disruptors in daily life experiences.
Every situation, every experience, every individual is unique; the approach for dealing with them should be unique as well. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with people and I am armed with awareness that each individual is unique and experiences life differently. I have a Doctorate of Behavioral Health degree, Master of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. I work with children, teenagers, adults, and older adults diagnosed with significant mental health issues. I am committed to working with individuals to create a more satisfying life.
(346) 209-4364 View (346) 209-4364
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Louisa Bonner Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77027
Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to manage the challenges and transitions in your life? Your challenges may be depression or anxiety, trauma history, relationship conflict, family/parent-child conflict, family of origin issues, health issues, caregiver stress, work/life imbalance, or a loved one with a mental illness; your transitions might be marriage, divorce, blended families, changing life stages of you/your children, aging parents, grief/loss, illness, graduation/career change, or job loss. I'd like to help you develop better coping skills, and build on the strengths and resources you already have.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to manage the challenges and transitions in your life? Your challenges may be depression or anxiety, trauma history, relationship conflict, family/parent-child conflict, family of origin issues, health issues, caregiver stress, work/life imbalance, or a loved one with a mental illness; your transitions might be marriage, divorce, blended families, changing life stages of you/your children, aging parents, grief/loss, illness, graduation/career change, or job loss. I'd like to help you develop better coping skills, and build on the strengths and resources you already have.
(281) 815-4556 View (281) 815-4556
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Henry M Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, LCDC-CS, QSAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77055
I am a Multi-Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts since 1998, speaker, and author. I hold four licenses as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, & Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Nationally, I hold a designation as a National Credential Counselor (NCC) Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP)
I am a Multi-Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts since 1998, speaker, and author. I hold four licenses as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, & Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Nationally, I hold a designation as a National Credential Counselor (NCC) Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Somatic Experience Practitioner (SEP)
(281) 214-6237 View (281) 214-6237
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Bridging the Gap Psychcare
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77024
I specialize treating Anxiety/Depression, Marriage Counseling, Caregiver Fatigue, Family Mediation, Grief & Loss, Mood Disorders, Racial Trauma, Relationship Counseling (blended families, conflict resolution, communication, co-parenting, premarital, divorce, communication, infidelity, trauma), Stress Management, Post Traumatic Stress, Trauma & Women's Issues.
I understand that no two individuals are the same and tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. Together we will work to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals. If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I am ready when you are. Contact us today and let's get to work.
I specialize treating Anxiety/Depression, Marriage Counseling, Caregiver Fatigue, Family Mediation, Grief & Loss, Mood Disorders, Racial Trauma, Relationship Counseling (blended families, conflict resolution, communication, co-parenting, premarital, divorce, communication, infidelity, trauma), Stress Management, Post Traumatic Stress, Trauma & Women's Issues.
I understand that no two individuals are the same and tailor our sessions together to address challenges unique to you. Together we will work to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you've always wanted. I have the experience to help you achieve your goals. If you're ready to work towards the life you've always wanted, I am ready when you are. Contact us today and let's get to work.
(346) 209-1028 View (346) 209-1028
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Lori Forrest
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77058
Life does not always go the way we plan it. Sometimes life can hit hard and, at times, it can feel overwhelming. Occasionally, we may find ourselves in a challenging life transition, struggling to adjust to a new marriage or marriage difficulties, a new baby, a blended family, or an empty nest, a job promotion or loss, retirement, or the loss of a loved one. At other times in life, we may find ourselves stuck in unproductive and negative patterns, looking for solutions. I am passionate about working with clients who are facing life’s storms, adjusting to life transitions, or are simply ready to make positive changes in their lives.
Life does not always go the way we plan it. Sometimes life can hit hard and, at times, it can feel overwhelming. Occasionally, we may find ourselves in a challenging life transition, struggling to adjust to a new marriage or marriage difficulties, a new baby, a blended family, or an empty nest, a job promotion or loss, retirement, or the loss of a loved one. At other times in life, we may find ourselves stuck in unproductive and negative patterns, looking for solutions. I am passionate about working with clients who are facing life’s storms, adjusting to life transitions, or are simply ready to make positive changes in their lives.
(832) 905-9361 View (832) 905-9361
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Malcolm Junior
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77084
We offer individual, couple, marriage, and group counseling.
Our mission is to provide exceptional counseling services by being respectful of your counseling needs, responsible for your treatment plan, and reliable and available throughout your time with us. We are committed to the therapeutic process, competent about our approach, and compassionate about the individuals we help.
We offer individual, couple, marriage, and group counseling.
Our mission is to provide exceptional counseling services by being respectful of your counseling needs, responsible for your treatment plan, and reliable and available throughout your time with us. We are committed to the therapeutic process, competent about our approach, and compassionate about the individuals we help.
(832) 637-5755 View (832) 637-5755
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Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

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

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

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

Is marriage counseling effective?

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

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

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