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We found 5 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Aetna near Okemos, MI.

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Specializes in Psychology
2165 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Forman specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forman include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
4660 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. William Miller's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and parenting issues. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Miller's office for an appointment.

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David Raymond La Charite, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, General Dentistry
4747 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI
 

Dr. David Lacharite is a social worker and general dentist in Okemos, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacharite include alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. Dr. Lacharite is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Ralph L Harmon Jr.
Specializes in Social Work
1380 Haslett Road; Suite 12
Haslett, MI
 

Mr. Ralph Harmon specializes in social work and practices in Haslett, MI and Lansing, MI. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Mr. Harmon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
4990 Northwind Drive; Suite 125
East Lansing, MI
 

Ms. Janet Kester's area of specialization is social work. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kester takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Coaching, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.