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Top 10 marriage counselors in Los Angeles, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Unleash And Grow

Unleash And Grow

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Angie A. says, "I have been in talk therapy on and off for a long time . I have got more and faster benefits with Ida. She has changed my life" Read more
Michael Najera LMFT

Michael Najera LMFT

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
James S. says, "Excellent working manner.." Read more
Rebecca Ishida, MA, MFT

Rebecca Ishida, MA, MFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I’m a marriage and family therapist and have been licensed for over 23 years. I work with individuals and couples. I specialize in couples work and narcissistic abuse. I am in the process of getting my sex therapy certification and am EMDR trained. I am direct and work collaboratively with my clients to meet their therapeutic goals.
Shantel Daniels, LMFT

Shantel Daniels, LMFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Hold Me Tight Facilitator: Shantel DanielsI am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Glendale, CA. I help couples learn to turn their distress and frustration around and get closer. True happiness is attainable when you're willing to face the issues standing in your way. This workshop will invite you to have conversations that help you create the kind of relationship you enjoy coming home to. I want to help you and your partner succeed and have more enjoyment with one another. I want you to know that true happiness is attainable when you are willing to face the issues that are standing in ...
Lesley Skoloff

Lesley Skoloff

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
125 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Christina M. says, "I’m currently still working with Lesley, but in the short time I’ve seen her she has helped tremendously. I feel more comfortable in my own skin and recognize where a lot of my pent up emotions originated. Every session I learn to shed, to breath, and to love myself a little bit more. Truly grateful for Lesley." Read more
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
6 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Sam T. says, "Daphne is so personable shes understanding and so wise! I love that she really cares about her clients and listens but also gives you exactly what you need to hear she has helped me so much I would highly recommend daphne shes changed my life around !" Read more
Nabawi Services

Nabawi Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
The excitement of my business is providing clients with tools and supports that transform their lives.
Valley Life Improvement Center

Valley Life Improvement Center

4.9Exceptional(35)
Offers online services
12 hires on Thervo
56+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Ferdy B. says, "Kay Curtis I loved working with the Valley Life Improvement Center because they really listened to what was going on in my Life, and helped me turn things around. After seeing them, I finally had direction in life and have accomplished so much more than I had ever dreamed I could all because of them. I will always be greatful to Joe and Annette for all their help. " Read more
Trance Self.com

Trance Self.com

New on Thervo
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hello, my name is Jesse Mendez Cht. I've been practicing clinical hypnotherapy amongst other modalities since 2001. I specialize in changing the way people feel about themselves. It excites me to see how in a short time people can change and fall in love with themselves.
GBJ Counseling Services

GBJ Counseling Services

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
25+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I work to help client(s) make positive & healthy Mental Health progress on managing Problems and Impairments. Further, my is that optimal health and healing occur as well and a heath lifestyle and optimism is achieved.

Your marriage counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does marriage counseling cost?

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for virtual counseling. Prices depend on the length of the session, the therapist's experience, the counseling method, and your location. Prices are highest in major metropolitan areas like New York, Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Is marriage counseling covered by insurance?

Marriage counseling is typically not covered by insurance unless it's prescribed by a medical doctor due to a billable diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage details.

What is marriage counseling, and what should I expect in a session?

Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a solution-focused type of therapy that helps couples overcome struggles, resolve conflicts, and improve their relationship.

In your first session, you and your partner will discuss your relationship issues and goals with the therapist. The therapist will often ask questions to clarify your problems and concerns. The therapist then develops a goal-oriented plan for the upcoming sessions.

The therapist may use one or several methods and techniques to help you and your partner work towards resolution, and may give you homework to do alone or together in between sessions.

Does marriage counseling work, and is it worth it?

Marriage counseling works best when both partners actively participate and work together on the relationship during and in between sessions. Research shows current marriage counseling techniques like the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) have a 70% to 75%+ success rate.

Marriage counseling is often worth the cost even for happy couples. Benefits of marriage counseling include:

  • Improved communication
  • More compassion and acceptance between partners
  • A better understanding of your needs and how to express them
  • A deeper connection with your partner
  • Improved intimacy

How long does marriage counseling last?

Marriage counseling lasts 3 to 6 months, depending on your needs and the issues you're hoping to resolve. A couple seeking therapy to resolve one small issue may benefit from fewer sessions, while a couple considering divorce may need 6+ months.

Weekly therapy sessions typically last 45 to 90 minutes. Most counselors recommend committing to one session per week for at least three months, as becoming comfortable with the therapy process and opening up to the therapist and each other takes time.

How can I choose the best marriage counselor near me?

Look for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), as most counselors without this specialty have only introductory training in couples therapy. Follow these tips to find the best marriage counselor near you:

  • Discuss your preferences and goals with your partner.
  • Explore the different relationship therapy methods and look for a counselor certified in your preferred method. Two popular, science-backed methods are the Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read counselors' reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask a marriage counselor?

Ask these questions to help you choose a marriage counselor who will help you and your partner achieve the best results:

  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Do you primarily work with couples?
  • What therapy modalities and techniques do you use?
  • How long are your sessions?
  • How many sessions do you think we need?
  • What is a typical session like?
  • How do you measure progress?
  • Do you offer discounted packages, payment plans, or sliding scale rates?
  • What should we do to prepare for the first session?
  • Do you assign reading or homework between sessions?

Reviews for Los Angeles marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Anna L.
My relationships are in whole new level now with new communication skills that I have learned to communicate to my man
Unleash and Grow
Ronty S.
She pays attention to the details to help us
Lesley Skoloff
Grace M.
Daphne is very understanding, she listens to me well, she listens to my concerns, she’s very good about finding solutions, she also helps me learn more about myself and my relationship by recommending videos and books .I really love her, she’s great , I feel like she gets me . I had learn so munch from her in the last few months. I highly recommend her to anyone. She definitely knows her stuff and she very smart.
Daphne Balcazar Relationship/Life Coach
M. P.
I realized that a lot of my problems I thought I had weren’t that big of a deal. I’m now capable of handling anything that comes my way without any worry.
Valley Life Improvement Center
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