Resources for Couples in Distressed Marriages

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Marriage Counseling Resources

  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
    The largest network of marriage and family therapists in the United States and Canada where you can perform a zip code search for a therapist near you. If you encounter a large number of therapists you can locate the most experienced marriage therapists by looking for those whose credentials includes “approved supervisor” on their individual website.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapists
    This site can connect you with therapists who have specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, a structured approach developed in the 1980s by Professor-Author Sue Johnson.
  • Gottman Relationship Institute Therapists
    This site includes a referral network where you can locate therapists trained in The Gottman Method developed by researchers and clinical psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman.
  • Imago Relationship Therapists
    A network of therapists with training in Imago therapy developed by Drs. Helen Hunt and Harville Hendrix, author of “Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.”
  • Should I Try to Work it Out: A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples at the Crossroads of Divorce
    Steven Harris, professor and associate project director of MCB, has co-authored a guidebook for individuals at the crossroads of divorce.

Coaching, Educational and Support Resources

  • Divorce Busting
    Michele Weiner-Davis’s website and network of coaches focus on marriages on the brink of divorce where just one person is committed to saving the marriage.
  • Retrouvaille
    A Christian peer ministry out of the Catholic tradition, this program begins with a weekend experience and includes follow-up sessions offering additional ways to strengthen relationships.
  • The Third Option
    An ongoing educational program to build stronger marriages that includes mentoring and workshops.