Find the Best Marriage Counselors in NYC

NYC marriage counselors and couples therapists for relationship issues, intimacy challenges, and sex therapy

Mary Breen, LCSW

Therapist | Chelsea

Loss and grief • Trauma • Emerging adult transitions • OCD • Anxiety • Integrative Psychotherapy • Existential challenges • Family planning • Perinatal mental health

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Amalea Seelig, PsyD

Therapist | Brooklyn Heights & Midtown East

Anxiety • Relationships • Depression • Life transitions • Mindfulness • Addictions

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Catherine Silver, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown West

Eating disorders • Couples counseling • Family issues • Trauma • Anxiety • OCD • Depression • Compulsive behaviors

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Melissa Kester, LMFT

Therapist | Midtown East

Couples counseling • Anger management • Relationships • Mood disorders • Life transitions • Trauma

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Leon Garber, LMHC

Therapist | Chelsea

OCD • Anxiety • Depression • PTSD • Self-esteem • Existential challenges

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Lillian Rishty, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown East

Anxiety • Depression • Relationships • Eating disorders • Life transitions • Self-esteem

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Sarah Gundle, PsyD

Therapist | Chelsea

Couples counseling • Depression • Trauma • Anxiety • Parenting • Career counseling

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Lauren Fabrizio, LCAT

Therapist | Midtown East

Eating disorders • Trauma • Anxiety • Relationships • Self-esteem • Life transitions

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Aram Jibilian, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Depression • Sexual compulsion • Relationship conflicts • LGBTQIA and sexuality topics • Transgender & gender identity topics

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Karen Mruk, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown East

Relationships • Self-esteem • Career counseling • Couples counseling • Anxiety • Creative blocks • Depression

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Joel Kosman, Esq., LCSW

Therapist | Upper West Side & Gramcery Park

Anxiety • Depression • Stress management • Academic/work performance • Identity issues • Couples counseling

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Stephanie Saklad, LCAT

Therapist | Fresh Meadows

Young professionals • Empty nest syndrome • Jewish Community • Caregivers of individuals with mental illness • Anxiety • Chronic illnesses

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Sarah Bren, PhD

Therapist | Gramercy Park

Relationships • Trauma • Emotion regulation • Life transitions • Anxiety • Depression

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Dawn Ippoliti, LCAT

Therapist | Flatiron

Art therapy • Adolescents' mental health • Family issues • Depression • Mindfulness • Stress management • Anxiety • Trauma

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Nirmala Bijraj, LMHC

Therapist | Glendale

Anxiety • Depression • Race and cultural identity • Relationships • Life transitions • Existential challenges

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Emily Lambert, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown East

Couples counseling • Sex therapy • LGBTQIA and sexuality topics • Parenting • Perinatal mental health • Relationships

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Chuck Schaeffer, PhD

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Sleep disorder • Perinatal mental health • Men's health • Couples counseling • Life transitions • Anxiety

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Sam Douglas, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Depression • Life transitions • Trauma • Anger management • Anxiety • Compulsive behaviors

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Monica Nastasi, LCSW

Therapist | Williamsburg

Anxiety • Depression • Trauma • Mindfulness • Relationships • Life transitions

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David Kelly Gwin, LMHC, MFT

Therapist | Midtown East

Couples counseling • Relationships • Anxiety • Identity development • Existential challenges • Career counseling

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Rande Brown, LCSW

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Anxiety • Depression • Borderline personality disorder • Trauma • Panic disorders • Existential/identity issues

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Jessica Garet, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Trauma • Mindfulness • Life transitions • Couples counseling • Anxiety • Depression

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Juliane Maxwald-Schrey, LP, CASAC

Therapist | Long Island City

Substance use • Sex addiction • Trauma • Anxiety • Depression • Couples counseling

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Joshua Hooberman, PhD

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Depression • Anxiety • Trauma • Relationships • College mental health • Life transitions

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Jacqueline Mesnik, PhD

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • Depression • Eating disorders• Adolescent counseling • Perinatal mental health • Reproductive counseling • Family conflicts

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Star Sawyer, LCSW

Therapist | Lower Manhattan & Williamsburg

Anxiety • Depression • College mental health • Relationships • Family issues • Life transitions

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Dylan West, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Stress • Relationships • Depression • Bipolar disorder • Panic

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Jonathan Schnapp, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown East

Depression • Anxiety • Relationships • Self-esteem • Identity development • Personality disorders

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Scott Kellogg, PhD

Therapist | Flatiron

Chairwork psychotherapy • Fear and courage • Existential challenges • Trauma • Substance use • Depression

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Rachel Ralston, LCSW

Therapist | Park Slope

Anxiety • Relationships • Trauma • Self-esteem • Stress management • Life transitions

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Jaclyn Einstein, LCSW, CASAC

Therapist | Flatiron

Relationships • Communication skills • Life transitions • Anxiety • Depression • Substance use • Infertility counseling • Personality disorders

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Charles Strozier, PhD

Therapist | Union Square

Relationships • Depression • Couples counseling • Sexualization • Identity development • Addictions

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Renee Obstfeld, PhD

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Substance use • Life transitions • Relationships • PTSD • Trauma • Eating disorders

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Susan Lemor, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Couples counseling • Family issues • Infertility counseling • Life transitions • Parenting • Perinatal mental health

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Stefanie Robison LMHC

Stefanie Robison, LMHC

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • OCD • Eating disorders • Depression • Relationships • Emerging adult issues

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Alison Stone LCSW

Alison Stone, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Relationships • Holistic health and wellness • Life transitions • Trauma • Depression

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Anthony Cianci LCSW

Anthony Cianci, LCSW

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy • Relationships • LGBTQ topics • Identity issues • Social issues • Child and adolescent therapy

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Kim Grevler

Kim Grevler, LCSW

Life Coach | Remote video

Life, relationship, career coaching • Self-esteem & self-doubt • Women's mental health

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Jame McGeveran LCSW

James McGeveran, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Spirituality • Mindfulness • Autism • Depression • Anxiety • Artists' mental health • Caregiver stress • Couples counseling

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Jennifer Benetato LCSW LMT R-DMT C-IAYT

Jennifer Benetato, LCSW, LMT, R-DMT, C-IAYT

Therapist | Flatiron

Integrative psychotherapy • Trauma • Substance use • Chronic illness • Mind-body wellness • Chronic pain

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Cathay Che LCSW

Cathay Che, LCSW

Therapist | Union Square

Addictions • Pet loss support • Multicultural literacy • Identity development

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Calla Jo LCSW LP

Calla Jo, LCSW, LP

Therapist | Greenwich Village & Union Square

Alienation • Anxiety • Depression • People of color • LGBTQ topics • Relationships • Emotional fluency

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Shama Goklani LCSW

Shama Goklani, LCSW

Therapist | FiDi

Depression • Anxiety • Couples counseling • Life transitions • Relationships • Self-esteem

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Gerry Fontan PhD

Gerry Fontan, PhD

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • Depression • Career concerns • Substance use • Relationships • Existential challenges

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Kristy Fitzgerald LMFT

Kristy Fitzgerald, LMFT

Therapist | Flatiron

Substance use • Trauma • Depression • Anxiety • Couples counseling • Family issues • Young adult issues • Parenting

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Deborah Neft PhD

Deborah Neft, PhD

Therapist | Midtown East

Anxiety • OCD • Depression • Interpersonal difficulties • Parenting • Relationships

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Angel Caraballo MD

Angel Caraballo, MD

Psychiatrist | Upper West Side

Medication management • ADHD • Anxiety • Depression • Parenting • Child development

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Jason Greenberg PhD

Jason Greenberg, PhD

Therapist | Flatiron & Hastings-on-Hudson

Sexual issues • Relationships • Anxiety • Depression

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Wen Gu PhD

Wen Gu, PhD

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Depression • Trauma • Relationships • Emotion regulation • Psychological assessment

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Matt Wofsy LCSW

Matt Wofsy, LCSW

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • Depression • OCD • Trauma • PTSD • Eating disorders

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Seth Resnick MD

Seth Resnick, MD

Psychiatrist | Midtown East

Medication management • Anxiety • Chronic pain • Substance use • Depression • Life transitions

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Rachel Light LCSW

Rachel Light, LCSW, CASAC

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Depression • Substance use • Relationships • Perinatal mental health • Existential challenges

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Joanna Rosenblatt LCSW

Joanna Rosenblatt, LCSW

Therapist | Union Square & Midtown East

Anxiety • OCD • Perinatal mental health • Infertility counseling • Parenting • Loss and grief • Mindfulness • Academic issues

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Amy Colley PhD

Amy Colley, PhD

Therapist | Midtown East

Substance use • Trauma • Anxiety • Depression

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Jennifer Stone LCSW

Jennifer Stone, LCSW

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • Depression • Stress management • Weight management • Adjustment challenges • Sleep problems

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Rachel Bilgrei PsyD

Rachel Bilgrei, PsyD

Therapist | Union Square

Anxiety • Chronic illness • Depression • Existential challenges / crises • Relationships • Trauma

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Byron Woollen PhD

Byron Woollen, PhD

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Depression • Career counseling • Couples counseling • Men's development • Existential crises

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Marcus Silverman LP

Marcus Silverman, LP

Therapist | Flatiron

Relationships • Depression • Anxiety • Trauma

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Laura Frederico LCSW

Laura Federico, LCSW

Therapist | Remote video

Self-esteem • Self-empowerment • Holistic, mind-body connection • Sex-positive approach to intimacy • Anxiety

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Arielle Gruber LCSW

Arielle Gruber, LCSW

Therapist | Lower Manhattan

Anxiety • Depression • Mindfulness • Life transitions• OCD • ADHD

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Alexander Alvarado, PsyD

Therapist | Midtown East

Phobias • Anxiety • ADHD • Peak performance • Mindfulness • Depression

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Mary Gallagher PsyD

Mary Gallagher, PsyD

Therapist | Flatiron & Carroll Gardens

Anxiety • Depression • OCD • Trauma • Mindfulness • Parenting

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Lilly Pavlinovic PhD

Lilly Pavlinovic, PhD

Therapist | Flatiron

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy • Trauma • LGBTQ and sexuality topics • Creative inhibitions

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Britt Jagodnik LCSW

Britt Jagodnik, LCSW

Therapist | Flatiron

Depression • Anxiety • Body image concerns • Substance use • Life transitions • LGBTQ and sexuality topics

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Mimi Spiro LCSW

Mimi Spiro, LCSW

Therapist | Greenwich Village

Divorce • Trauma • Life transitions • Couples counseling • Self-esteem • Anxiety

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Barbara Warren PsyD

Barbara Warren, PsyD

Therapist | Flatiron

Gender identity • Sexuality topics • LGBTQ topics • Anxiety • Relationships • Career development

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Jennifer Breslow LCAT ATR-BC CASAC

Jennifer Breslow, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC

Therapist | Flatiron

Anxiety • Relationships • Substance use • Loss and grief

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Claudia Giolitti, LMFT

Claudia Giolitti, LMFT

Therapist | Flatiron & Williamsburg

Women's mental health • Life transitions • Sexual abuse • Trauma • Relationship issues • Depression • Anxiety

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Stephanie Syfert, LCAT

Stephanie Syfert, LCAT

Therapist | Flatiron

Art therapy • Mindfulness • Life transitions • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma • Parenting • LGBQ and sexuality topics

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Nicoletta Skoufalos, PhD

Nicoletta Skoufalos, PhD

Therapist | Midtown West

Chronic invisible illness • Women's counseling • Couples counseling • Anxiety • Depression • Perinatal mental health

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Kathy Gantz LCSW

Kathy Gantz, LCSW

Therapist | Upper East Side

Hypnosis • Weight loss • Smoking cessation • Self-esteem • Athletic performance • Fear of flying • Sales performance • Sleep with ease • Anxiety • Pain management

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David Kahn MD

David Kahn, MD

Psychiatrist | Midtown West

Interpersonal issues • Depression & bipolar disorder • Personality disorders • Medication managemenet • Anxiety disorders • Parenting

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Lynn Saladino, PsyD

Lynn Saladino, PsyD

Therapist | Midtown East

Relationship and dating • Weight management • Stress reduction • Communication skills • Chronic illness • Coaching

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Terri Bacow, PhD

Terri Bacow, PhD

Therapist | Upper West Side

Anxiety • Depression • Self-esteem • Parenting • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy • Eating disorders

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Sofia DiSanti, LCSW

Sofia DiSanti, LCSW

Therapist | Midtown East & Remote video

Career-related anxiety • Women’s relationship challenges • Eating disorders • Trauma • Depression • Trauma • Remote sessions • Spanish

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Rebeca Gonzalez-Scherman, PsyD

Therapist | Chelsea

Trauma • Anxiety • Depression • Dissociation/depersonalization • Relationships • Mindfulness • Couples counseling • Identity

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How to Find Marriage Counselors in NYC

What is marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling is therapy for couples in committed relationships. The couple meets with a therapist, often once a week for several weeks or months, to address relationship challenges, navigate difficult conversations, and identify useful communication and problem solving techniques.

How much does marriage counseling in NYC cost?

Marriage counseling costs in NYC vary depending on the therapist and the couple’s insurance coverage. With insurance coverage, a one hour session may cost the couple as little as a $20 co-pay. Private therapists on average cost  between $150 - $250 for a one hour session.

Does health insurance cover marriage counseling in NYC?

Yes, many health insurances cover couples or marriage counseling. However, many therapists, psychologists, and marriage counselors in NYC are not in-network with any health insurances. To see if marriage counseling is covered by your insurance, call the number on the back of your insurance card and inquire with your insurance provider.

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling helps couples increase awareness of current patterns of interaction and their impact on their relationship. With the guidance of the couples counselor, partners are able to practice more effective and healthy communication, as well as problem solving techniques to increase relationship satisfaction.

What to expect from marriage counseling

Couples who engage in marriage counseling can expect to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, their partner, and their relationship. Through marriage counseling, couples can work to resolve conflicts and increase satisfaction in their relationship.

What happens in marriage counseling sessions

In marriage counseling sessions, couples can expect to be guided through a process of reflection on their relationship. The therapist facilitates communication between partners as they increase awareness of their individual and relationship needs and goals, as well as practical next steps to improve relationship satisfaction.

How to prepare for first marriage counseling session

For the first marriage counseling session, each partner should come prepared to communicate their thoughts and feelings about their relationship. If any formal preparation is needed, the therapist will contact the couple with questions ahead of the first session. If the couple plans to use health insurance to pay for the session, the couple should check that their insurance covers the provider they have selected, and bring their insurance card as well as any co-pay to the first visit./p>

What to expect at the first marriage counseling session

The first marriage counseling session typically includes the therapist asking about why the couple is seeking therapy at this time, the history of the the relationship, and intentions and goals of marriage counseling from each partner. Some therapists may have the couple meet with them individually for a part of the first session, while others will keep the couple together throughout the session. Every marriage counseling session look different depending on the couple, the issues at hand, and the therapist.

What is marriage counseling like?

In marriage counseling, the therapist will typically provide a structure to the session by facilitating specific topics of conversation, supporting the partners in effective communication, and suggesting different interventions to the couple with the goal of improving relationship satisfaction. Marriage counseling can take many different forms depending on the couple and the therapist. You can learn more about what to expect from marriage counseling on an initial call with the marriage counselor.

What is pre-marriage counseling?

Pre marriage counseling or premarital counseling offers couples considering making the commitment of marriage an opportunity to reflect on the relationship, share hopes and expectations for the future, and consider important aspects of their decision to marry.

Does marriage counseling work?

Finding and implementing effective solutions to relationship challenges can be difficult work, and marriage counseling can be an effective way for couples to improve relationship satisfaction with the guidance of a trained professional.

What not to say in marriage counseling

If you are seeking meaningful change and results from marriage counseling, it is important to communicating your feelings honestly during the therapy sessions. Like all forms of psychotherapy, you get out what you put in. While it can be difficult in the heat of the moment, it is also helpful to avoid blaming, shaming, power struggles and empty threats. It’s natural for conversations to get heated if discussing challenging topics, and marriage counselors are trained to help guide you in the right direction in these situations.

Marriage counseling when you want a divorce

Marriage counseling is often sought out by couples experiencing significant conflict and challenge in their relationship, and therefore it is not uncommon for couples in counseling to eventually decide that divorce is the right solution for them. A marriage counselor will be equipped to provide support to the couple should it become clear divorce is the desired outcome of one or both of the partners. Divorce can be a challenging stage of the relationship and having a therapist involved can be useful to navigating the separation process.

Online marriage counseling

Online marriage counseling can be useful for couples who prefer to seek services in the comfort of their own home. There are several different pros and cons to online therapy that each couple will need to consider for themselves; for example, it’s important to remove any distractions at home (children, pets, work calls) when pursuing online counseling. If you do decide online marriage counseling is for you, be sure to find a licensed therapist with experience and references as there are often less regulations and oversight of online counseling providers.