Online Marriage Counseling: 28 States 600 Years Experience

Online Marriage Counseling: 28 States 600 Years Experience

Don't let your family be another casualty of this global pandemic.

Why online marriage counseling now?

It can be summed up in three words: time, space, and energy. Some families will pull through this crisis stronger than before.

They'll use the extra energy that comes from better sleep and a slower pace to learn new skills, get closer, and work together even when finances get tough.

Others will continue to harbor resentments and when they face hardship, will turn against- instead of toward one another. 

How you use this time matters. If you're marriage is strong, shore it up to be unbreakable. If you're struggling, let us help.

  •  Manage your physical and emotional space better without conflict
  • Direct your energies as a team
  • Cement your bonds affectionately and sexually.

There is no question that the strain on marriages today has never been greater. And selecting the right online counselor to help you with your marriage has never been more important. We have specialists who focus exclusively on marriages and have been working online for more than a decade.

If your job is threatened, you're feeling stir-crazy, and you just want comfort from your partner you're not getting, this is the time to get on the same team and learn to work together.

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Online couples counseling can help you reach your goals.

We have over 25 Therapists.  One Coordinated Team. 600 years of collective experience. We know couples and relationships. Let us use our secure online platform to help your relationship weather this storm.

Is Online Marriage Counseling Effective?

Online marriage counseling is as effective as in-person couples therapy. However, science-based online marriage counseling is anywhere from 70% to 92% effective. Your success rate will depend on your level of motivation, and whether the training of your therapist is science-based.

When should you seek marriage counseling?

Seek marriage counseling at the first sign of problems. When you get an early start, you will both be motivated to make behavioral changes. Effective marriage counseling will teach you the skills to improve your relationship. When you start early, you'll stay motivated to practice and apply what you've learned.

What makes an “expert” couples counselor online?

The internet is a wild and wooly world. Online help can be conducted by anyone with an internet hook-up. Many provide a book, a few videos, and a phone call and they call that “Online Help for Couples.”

Other corporations have set up online “platforms” where over 1000+ therapists work in a chatroom anonymously and you pay a monthly fee for the privilege. There is no vetting. Anyone with a professional license to practice and malpractice insurance can join.

A shocking 80% of therapists are convinced they already know how to do couples therapy. Yet only 12% of these therapists have ever completed a single course in couples therapy!

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How do we do it differently?

Family-owned, a leader in online couples counseling.

I'm Dr. Kathy McMahon, the founder and President of Couples Therapy Inc. I'm a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. I also have additional training in 4 other organized approaches to helping couples. 

Over the years, I've spoken to many couples who have worked with a generalist counselor who promised to help their troubled marriages. Many left disheartened.

They told me they felt like they hadn't learned any real tools. They just rehashed the same old tired fights, but this time in front of a therapist. Many complained that the therapist "just sat there" and let them fight on, and each week just asked "What's been happening this week?" and that started another "fight of the week." They left with a silent car-ride home.

They also complained that they never got into the topic of sex, despite the fact that they suffered in this area. 

When they left treatment, the couple assumed it was their fault: their relationship was too far gone or too problematic to be helped.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

When they come to Couples Therapy Inc., they are surprised to find therapists who spend the time doing a structured assessment. We learn more about you before we start, and you learn more about yourselves as individuals and as a couple.

When you start online marriage counseling, you'll do so with a road map.

A Thorough Assessment

We take the time to learn about you, using a unique tool called The BIG BIG Book. This clinical tool consists of over 800 questions about:

  • friendship
  • intimacy
  • how well you know your partner
  • how you manage emotions and conflict
  • how you share your values and goals

 ...and what gives meaning to your lives. There are additional questions about parenting, housework, finances, trust, and individual areas of concern.  It incorporates the famous Gottman instruments and much, much more. The questionnaire is taken online, completely confidential,  and your therapist will be the only person to see your responses.

The BIG BIG Book is a breakthrough in couple’s therapy as it allows for a confidential, efficient way for your clinician to complete the evaluation process. By using this new technology, your assessment can be done at any time and in the setting of your choice!

Advanced Professionals. Leaders in the field.

Our clinicians have over 600 years of combined expertise helping couples. There are two primary science-based methods proven to be helpful to troubled marriages. Our Clinicians have training in both models. But that's not all...

Five are former Program Directors of Graduate Schools, or have taught at a graduate level. Nine are certified in a science-base approach. Four of these are among the 26 Master trainers in the famous Gottman Institute of couples therapy. 

You can't "fake it" when it comes to couples therapy. You have to complete training from institutes devoted to teaching post-graduate therapists how to do couples therapy well. It requires coursework, supervision, and finally testing using videotapes to show your clinical work. It's a rigorous process to complete, but it means you're assured of getting a top expert to work with you.

And I've hand-picked this expert team of couples therapists and I stand behind them. They have training in the most advanced methods in couples therapy, and our own monthly meetings keep us all sharp.

We're online SPECIALISTS in helping troubled relationships online. 

Dr. Kathy McMahon, President of Couples Therapy Inc.

What is the best online marriage counseling?

The best online marriage counseling has a structured, organized approach that starts with an assessment and progresses using a well-laid out course of treatment. 

Therapists who practice in this way are trained in clinical proven couples therapy methods. They are also experts at working online.

What is the cost of online therapy?

It’s a confusing array of costs and options. You'll find everything from ebooks and video programs to text-type “therapy” or “coaching” in the search results.

Costs range from $30 a week to $300 a month for “unlimited access,” but what does that actually mean? Do you believe that you'll have the undivided attention of a licensed professional with a graduate degree for an entire month for a few hundred dollars?

Unlikely.

And texting or chat rooms are not our notion of 'online marriage counseling.'

Our specialists cost between $119-$199 per session. Assessments are 6 sessions total (3 double sessions), before given a road map for treatment.

Can one spouse save a marriage?

Research has shown that counseling one spouse can be as effective as counseling both under certain conditions. The relationship must be essentially healthy, with no infidelity, or abuse. The spouse declining therapy must also be open to behavioral change from their partner, and not seeking to leave the relationship.

Is online marriage counseling as good as face-to-face?

Online therapy has been demonstrated to be as effective as face-to-face therapy in multiple studies. And most of us now have no choice other than to head online to get help. Fifteen years ago, when I started to practice online counseling, it was challenging to get good reception and see people's faces clearly.

Now it has improved over 85% from those days. Of course we still get the occasional unreliable connection or lags in the reception, but by and large the online program we use, designed for medical and psychiatric professionals, provides exceptional quality.

The central benefit of working online, however, is consistent attendance. Things that cause in-office cancellations, like a sick babysitter, or a work meeting that runs over, doesn't stop you online.

And when you do attend online marriage counseling consistently, you learn the necessary skills to talk more productively, get closer, function more effectively, and use your energies in a positive and collective direction.

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True online experts can demonstrate skill in helping couples

If you are looking for the best online marriage counseling available, you have to look for highly experienced online marriage counselors.

Our certified couples therapists have worked with the Masters in their field. Many are the masters who train others. They’ve received formal training and supervision in a particular approach that they’re proud to tell you about.

For us, that means a science-based approach to helping couples. All of our clinicians have at least one formal, evidence-based certificate in couples therapy. Most have two or more credentials in a science-based approach.

We've taken intensive classes and exams to demonstrate our knowledge IN couples therapy. These happened AFTER our formal training. It's a specialty. 

We have therapists who have practiced couples therapy for over 30 years and are leaders in the field.

Psychologist Dr. Scott Wolfe has almost 40 years of experience helping couples. He is one of 25 experts on our team.

Online Marriage Counseling sessions: How will it help us?

Most couples need to learn concrete skills involving:

  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Regulating themselves during emotional conversations
  • Learning more about the beliefs and values that drive behaviors
  • Establishing patterns of consistent emotional and intimate contact
  • Reconnecting on a deeper level, beyond task-talk.
  • Setting mutual long-term goals
  • Recognizing and managing personal issues like depression, or past trauma.

Angela Voegele is a triple-certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, Imago certified and board-certified Sex Therapist. Her fee is $159 per session.

Marriage Counseling Online Help for Intimacy & Sexual Problems

One of you may be having a very intimate, personal problem of a sexual nature. Perhaps you can’t imagine sitting in front of another person in a clinical office.

But you need to have it resolved.

You can sit together, in a private place of your choosing, and talk to one of our skilled experts in sex therapy, using your computer…through videoconferencing. 

Intimacy problems require specialized training from clinical professionals with the highest ethical standards. Board-certified, peer supervised. Find them here.

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Scheduling Online Marriage Counseling has never been easier.

You can find an appointment 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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