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Couples Counseling in Philadelphia, PA

Relationships are some of the most rewarding experiences in life, but they are never without their strife. Wherever you’re at with your relationships, Lifebulb’s couples therapy in Philadelphia can help your relationship find peace, trust, and joy.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy in Philadelphia is a safe, nonjudgmental space for couples to come and work through issues, prepare for the future, or heal from past hurts. If you are interested in couples therapy, it is not a sign your relationship is doomed to fail. Quite the opposite—upwards of 90% of couples who go through couples counseling with a licensed therapist report increased emotional well-being and relationship satisfaction.

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What Can Couples Therapy in Philadelphia Help You With?

Couples therapy in Philadelphia is for everyone. If this is your last-ditch effort to save a relationship, or if this is just a precautionary step before a big move in your relationship, we welcome you. Our expert couples therapists are here to serve the Philadelphia area through online couples counseling or in-person sessions. Couples counseling in Philadelphia can help you and your partner navigate conversations such as:
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It’s not always natural to fall into complementary roles. Who does what chore? Who cooks? Will one person handle all the finances? Couples therapy in Philadelphia can help you navigate these roles so you don’t fall into an unhealthy dynamic.

Typically, everyone leans either towards being a saver or a spender. Managing finances on your own is difficult enough, managing it with another person is one of the main reasons couples break up. Work through your finances in a safe environment with couples counseling in Philadelphia.

Everyone’s views are a little different, it’s part of what makes being in a relationship so interesting. But if your beliefs and values are too opposed, conflict can arise. Learn how to healthily navigate opposing views with in-person or online couples therapy.

Another major factor for breakups is opposing future goals. If you want children, how many you want, where you want to live, when you want to retire, and even how important vacations are to you are all things that can drive a wedge between you and your partner. Don’t let it happen with couples counseling in Philadelphia.

Problems with sex and intimacy can be awkward or difficult to approach. Couples counseling offers a safe, intentional space to work through your thoughts and feelings. We will work with you and your partner to build healthy habits around intimacy, talk through any blocks in intimacy, and have open conversation around it.

Sometimes you could be doing everything right and still run into problems. Issues like physical or mental health issues, a difficult work schedule, or long distance can all be navigated healthily with the help of a Philadelphia couples therapist.

Does Couples Therapy Work?

Studies have shown anywhere between 70-90% of couples improved their relationship over the course of 12-25 sessions with a couples therapy counselor. Lifebulb offers the best couples therapy in the Philadelphia area, and can help you and your partner can experience:

  • Better communication
  • Decreased conflict
  • Stronger attraction
  • Peaceful coexistence
  • Less disconnect
  • Stronger trust
  • Higher relationship satisfaction

Does My Relationship Need Therapy?

Couples therapy can be helpful to everyone, whether you’re working through a conflict, are preparing for a major transition, or want to deepen your connection, there is a Philadelphia couples counselor for you. We recommend you seek professional help if your relationship is experiencing:

  • Frequent, recurring arguments
  • Feeling unloved or unappreciated
  • You’ve lost the “spark” of your relationship
  • You find you would rather not spend time with your partner
  • Feeling uncomfortable talking about difficult topics
  • There is a pattern of lying or manipulation
  • You feel chronically stressed or tired from disagreeing with your partner

Types of Couple Therapy

Every couple is different and will attend couples therapy for different reasons. Lifebulb’s couple therapy sessions put you and your relationship in the center, so the technique your Philadelphia couples therapist chooses to use will vary depending on your goals and history. Common, research-backed couples therapy techniques include:

Imago couples therapy

Imago therapy focuses on identifying and solving conflict between partners to work out misunderstandings, reduce conflict, and improve communication. This solution focused approach makes Imago couples therapy popular amongst Philadelphia couples therapists.

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Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is another popular couples counseling technique that focuses on strengthening the bond between partners by refuting false communication patterns, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, creating a sense of forward momentum, and fostering empathy and understanding.

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Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Also known as EFT, emotionally focused therapy highlights the importance of our emotions and what they are trying to tell us. Through EFT, you will learn how to approach, accept, tolerate, and then understand your emotions with the goal of meeting their needs.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for couples counseling addresses hidden toxic thought patterns that can be the root of conflict. CBT for couples counseling helps you stop your own untrue thoughts from tainting a good relationship and, ultimately, see your relationship through clearer eyes.

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Preparing for Your First Session

The initial therapy session can feel a bit intimidating, but at Lifebulb, our experienced couples counselors are here to support you. The primary goal of the first meeting is to establish trust with your Philadelphia therapist. You'll discuss your background, reasons for seeking therapy, and your objectives. It's perfectly normal not to have all the answers; that's precisely what therapy is for! If you have any concerns or need assistance preparing for your first session, our team is always available to assist you.
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Meet Our Team of Couples Counselors in Philadelphia, PA

Our couples counselors in Philadelphia offer affordable, licensed counseling. Your relationship deserves the best, and Lifebulb’s couples counseling can help you get there.

Tips for Building Healthy, Lasting Relationships

Couples counseling in Philadelphia can give you and your partner the personalized treatment you deserve. However, there are some techniques for a healthy relationship that are universal. If you find yourself in a rut with your partner, try these at-home techniques to increase relationship satisfaction:

  • Recognize your partner's efforts—If you notice your partner putting in an effort towards something you talked about or to show you how much they care, let them know you noticed! A simple thank you or verbal appreciation lets your partner know that their efforts aren’t in vain.
  • Engage in passions—When you feed your own wellbeing, you’re inevitably feeding your relationship. By creating intentional space to engage in personal hobbies you’re improving overall well being for you, your partner, and your relationship.
  • Mix it up—If you usually show appreciation for your partner by telling them, try buying them a little gift, or surprising them by doing their chore. Mix up how you’re telling them you care.
  • Take responsibility—Cultivate an environment where “I’m sorry” is both easy to say and meaningful. Follow up your apologies with action that lets your partner know you mean it.
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Insurance We Accept

Our commitment is to ensure that therapy is within reach for all Philadelphia residents. We gladly accept most major commercial insurance plans, and if yours isn't listed, we'd be happy to verify your benefits for potential coverage. If that's not possible, we offer a cost-effective self-payment alternative.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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I recommend Lifebulb Counseling & Therepy to anyone and everyone. This is a great place to get help and improve your life!


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So, I cannot say enough good things about Lifebulb. The owners care so much and are 110% dedicated to helping people and hiring staff that care for people not just a chart or a number. This is so needed in todays crazy world. If you just need to vent, get a new perspective on an issue your having, or get weekly counseling this is the place to go.


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Lifebulb’s services are more tailored to the specific needs of their clients. Overall, lifebulb offers a more personalized, community-oriented and supportive environment for both clients and counselors. I highly recommend Lifebulb!


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If you want to be supported and heard, then Lifebulb is a great place to go. Their care and guidance are invaluable. Totally recommend!


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I highly recommend Lifebulb. This resource helps connect people to professional counselors which is so helpful especially in days like these. Its so incredibly important to have a good counselor to talk with. A good counselor will connect with you and talk you through lifes problems and situations as they arise. A good counselor will also help you process and understand things from a healthy perspective. Its so helpful to have a professional insight and not just biased personal opinions like what family and friends sometimes offer. Its so important to process our thoughts in a healthy way, talking things out and putting all the peices together so we can have a clear picture, a goal and more targeted communication which helps all our relationships. Wishing all reading this review you find someone you can connect with and learn from and grow into your best you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and seeking professional help can sometimes be necessary to tackle life's challenges. Lifebulb Therapy & Counseling in Philadelphia, PA offers a wide range of mental health services to help individuals overcome their struggles. Our services include but not limited to:

If you are searching for a supportive and empathetic counseling team, look no further than Lifebulb Counseling.

There are several options to book an appointment for counseling in Philadelphia. You can call our office and talk to a team member who will find a licensed therapist for you. We’ll look over your insurance information and go over a few simple policies before emailing you a confirmation of your session date and time. Or, you can review our list of expert therapists in Philadelphia to find one that you think would be best for you and then you can select a session time all from our website. We will reach out shortly to confirm your appointment details.

Taking the step to reach out to a therapist takes courage, and it can be disheartening to take that leap and then spend weeks or months on a waitlist. We believe in connecting you with a therapist quickly, so we’ve made the process as easy as possible. If you know what you’re looking for, you can browse our Philadelphia therapists’ bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a session for teletherapy all through our website. Or, you can call our office and a team member will make sure you’re matched with the right therapist for you and your goals. Choosing the right therapist is important—they’ll be the ones to come up with an individualized treatment plan and help you reach your mental healthcare goals.

For all mental health emergencies, please call 911. Lifebulb is not a crisis center and our therapists and counselors do not provide emergency services. However, we understand that urgent, non emergency matters happen. All clients are given direct email and phone access to their Philadelphia therapist, who will do their best to respond as quickly as possible. If your treatment plan requires more frequent interactions, your therapist can provide you with outside resources.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your therapist at least 24 hours before your therapy session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

Maintaining your privacy is a serious matter. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at

No, Lifebulb never records online therapy sessions and always uses a secure line.

Yes! Lifebulb believes in affordable therapy. We accept most major commercial insurance plans and offer an affordable self-pay rate. For more information, call our team.

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