How to Find a Marriage Counselor: What to Consider & How to Get Started
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Know the Signs of an Incompetent Marriage Counselor” and “Couples Who Stick With Therapy Typically See Improvements”. New material written by Lydia Antonatos, LMHC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Insha Rahman, LCSW
Reviewer: Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH, FAAFP