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Top 10 marriage counselors in Philadelphia, PA

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Shakti Holistics

Shakti Holistics

New on Thervo
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I am certified in Yogic Arts from Duncan Wong and Thai Massage from Micheal Buck, and also have 1 years training at the Swedish Institute. I have 10 plus years experience in multimodality massage combining Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Reflexology, Hot Towel Treatment. I have worked professionally in yoga studios, private massage studios and clinics.
Dr. Walter J. Matweychuk

Dr. Walter J. Matweychuk

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Albert Ellis and Dr. Aaron Beck, the two founders of cognitive behavior therapy, have trained me. I have 28 years of experience. I work at the University of Pennsylvania and teach at New York University. I have authored books on psychotherapy and train young psychologists. My qualifications are second to none. This professional background allows me to quickly help people understand the reasons for their emotional and behavioral problems. I then teach people HOW to avoid responding to the life's adversity and their relationship conflicts in self-defeating ways. I teach you how not to let other people drive you to emotional disturbance. I s...
David Low, MS PhD DTh, Spiritual Counseling, Philadelphia, No Insurance

David Low, MS PhD DTh, Spiritual Counseling, Philadelphia, No Insurance

5.0Exceptional(10)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Anthony I. says, "Really intelligent, nice guy and seems to genuinely care. Easy going and flexible while also concise and straightforward. Very positive experience. " Read more
Becoming Whole In Your Soul, LLC

Becoming Whole In Your Soul, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hello, my name is Darlene Lorraine Gibson. I’ve been in the business of helping people build strong family relationships, resilience, spiritual development, growth, empowerment, and embracing life’s challenges and transitions for the pass six years. It’s is my goal, pleasure, and privilege to provide guidance, support, empowerment, and encouragement to individuals and families coming out of, or in the midst of traumatic experiences. I love doing this because in my times of suffering, others were there for me and the experience has also given me a greater degree of compassion and understanding for others going through suffering and difficulti...
Morrie Olson, RPh.,MFT

Morrie Olson, RPh.,MFT

New on Thervo
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I enjoy meeting the people I will be working with and hopefully prkviding them with an initial feeling of releif that this is the begunning of a happier and better life. I personally enjoy the challenge of uncovering, and finding solutions to the core reasons of their unhappiness, to best overcome them.
Samuel Barsano

Samuel Barsano

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Just to help people gives me satisfaction and the impetus to keep going. I work mostly with the strenghts perspective, building off my clients already existing strenghths and showing them how to transform those strength to function in all areas of life. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have used it to help clients overcome their fears and anxieties. With me positivity is the name of the game, if one learns to think positive then I feel its one of the rules of the profession that it will be reciprical and return back to him. A compassionate and empathic personality I feel can also be therapuetic for my clients. I have work...

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 Philadelphia marriage counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Christine T.
He was very easy to talk to and provided reasonable homework assignments that made since in relation to my specific issues.
David Low, MS PhD DTh, Spiritual Counseling, Philadelphia, no insurance
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