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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 and practices in Okemos, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forman include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Forman is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a psychologist in Okemos, MI. His areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and parenting issues. He takes Magellan Health Services, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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 works as a social worker and general dentist. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, child abuse, and depression. Dr. Lacharite is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and more. His practice is open to 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 works as a social worker in Haslett, MI and Lansing, MI. Clinical interests for Mr. Harmon include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Ms. Janet Kester specializes in social work and practices in Livonia, MI and East Lansing, MI. Ms. Kester's areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.