Great Couples Counseling in Temple, TX. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Temple, Texas. Discounts available (see profiles).


David Fitzpatrick, LCSW
Couples Counselor

David Fitzpatrick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 76710 - Nearby to Temple.

In my approach to counseling with couples, I place a strong emphasis on communication skills enhancement. Useful "homework assignments" are given to couples to work on together between sessions, which provides the couple with a positive structure in the process of improving their relationship communication skills. Examples of "homework assignments" for couples are: "Rules for Communication", and "Needs Lists". Each person writes their own lists. Then, the lists are discussed for clarification and agreement. I review the assignments with the couple in the therapy sessions. I encourage the couple to use these written exercises on an on-going basis, in order to evaluate their progress.

Ashley Evans, CPC, MA, LPC Associate
Couples Counselor

Ashley Evans, CPC, MA, LPC Associate

Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate

Available for Online Therapy

I am a big believer in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples and relationships. Attachment theory is a powerful frame of reference and one in which couples can learn to attune to their partner's needs and bring greater harmony to the relationship. I work with each partner and then come together to understand the picture as a whole. Through EFT it is entirely possible to bring new understanding to both partners so that they can re-ignite the passion and cut through the frustration of mixed messages and hurt feelings.

Mary Beth Cooke, MA, LMFT, LPC
Couples Counselor

Mary Beth Cooke, MA, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 78626 - Nearby to Temple.

Working with couples is a passion for me, because I strongly believe that your significant other-relationship is one of the single-most important factors in your happiness, peace, and mental health. Anytime you spend improving this relationship is a significant investment in your own psyche. While you can get a certain amount of help from books, there is no comparison to having a live, objective person in the room who can change the dynamics, the power-differential, and your insight/awareness. You also get a safe place to express love, practice skills, and receive a break from children and other distractions. You and your partner deserve to invest in the health of your relationship.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Couples Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner

Available for Online Therapy

Let me guess. One partner feels alone and like they don't matter and the other feels they are always being criticized and can't get anything right. The more one asks for the other to show up, the more the partner disappears physically and emotionally. You both bicker and fight and the idea of sitting and just hanging out seems elusive, if not impossible. Something like this? Often we crave connection but are blocked by the pain and the history that gets in the way. Small fights about little things become battles that highlight our struggle to have our basic relational needs met. I can help you get under the bickering to the parts crying out for connection- to an enriching relationship.

Janet Anderson, MA, LPC
Couples Counselor

Janet Anderson, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 78626 - Nearby to Temple.

Having worked with couples for several years, I find that there are very common themes that pop up. The major issues begin when the communication breaks down. I know the value and have the skills to help restore (or install) healthy communication patterns. Once we have communication in place we are able to focus on the other issues that come up in relationships, including meeting each other's needs, roles, power differentials, financial issues, past baggage, grudges and resentments,roles, extended families or parenting disagreements to name a few. I work hard to create balance in the session so that neither spouse feels constantly picked on, or in the hot seat and I encourage feedback.

Salley Schmid, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Salley Schmid, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 76710 - Nearby to Temple.

I love to work with couples: dating, engaged, newly married, long time married, re-married (blended family). I love to help you set yourselves up for a long happy life, recover from a struggle such as infidelity or combine with a new spouse and family. Relationships are critical to our happiness yet a frequent source of great unhappiness. I believe that is because we think they should come naturally. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Humans, relationships and communication are immeasurably complex. The earlier you seek support in your relationship, the better the success rate. Couples counseling is not at its best as a last ditch effort. It is best a a preventive approach.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php

Wesley M. Eades, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Wesley M. Eades, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor & Pastoral Psychotherapist

In 76701 - Nearby to Temple.

About half of my work is with couples. To paraphrase the Anna Karinan principle, happy couples are all very similar, but unhappy couples are often unhappy in very unique ways. I have 30+ years of experience in helping couples explore the sources of their discontent, and in helping them reframe their relationships in more life-giving ways. I rely largely on family systems theory and on the Enneagram system in helping couples.


You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Temple, TX. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our Texas search of licensed therapists for couples in Temple who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Temple and renew your relationship.

Temple is located in Bell County, Texas. It has a land area of 70.05 square miles and a water area of 4.81 square miles.  The population of Temple is 72,277 people with 25,204 households and a median annual income of $47,475. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Temple, TX

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Temple, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Temple may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Temple public health department.