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Marriage Therapy in Philadelphia PA

Lifebulb’s licensed marriage counseling in Philadelphia places you and your relationship at the center of our sessions. We offer affordable, expert counseling so you can always receive the support you need.

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Cultivating Love with Marriage Therapy in Philadelphia

Marriage is one of the most rewarding adventures of our lives. It can also be one of the most difficult. When you’re living with and doing life with a whole other person, conflicts are bound to arise. No marriage is without its strife and the goal of marriage counseling isn’t to make your relationship perfect, but rather to give you the tools you need to overcome challenges as a couple with mutual trust, respect, empathy, and love.

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How can Marriage Counseling Help?

A common misconception of marriage counseling is that it is only for people whose relationship is struggling. While our marriage therapists in Philadelphia can help a struggling relationship, it’s not the only reason to seek out marriage counseling. Our marriage therapists are open to seeing anyone who wants to work on their relationship, including:
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Receiving marriage counseling before you’re married is a great way to start out on the right foot and set the foundation for a healthy, fulfilling marriage. During premarital counseling, a licensed Philadelphia marriage counselor will help you address any current conflicts, talk through your visions of the future, and build up your communication skills.

Life transitions bring with them a lot of stress, and stress can breed unhealthy conflict. If you know you have a big life transition coming up (like a deployment, big move, a new child, a new job, or major change in routine), marriage counseling can help you both navigate the change while supporting each other instead of lashing out.

Trust is the cornerstone of marriage, and it can feel impossible to fix after being broken. Things like infidelity or lying are one of the leading factors in marriages breaking up. However, with enough effort and intention from both partners, trust can be repaired and the relationship healed. The licensed marriage counselors in Philadelphia can help.

Avoiding conflict all together can result in just as many problems as having a lot of conflict. Instead, Philadelphia’s expert marriage counselors can teach you how to handle disagreements in a way that is healthy, accept blame and apologies, and practice forgiveness. With these tools, you and your partner can learn how to properly manage conflict.

You could be doing everything right, and still your marriage is hit with conflict. A chronic illness, mental health concern, natural disaster, or financial strain can wreak just as much havoc as an internal conflict. Learn how to rely on each other and build a stronger relationship with Philadelphia affordable marriage counseling sessions.

When Do I Need Marriage Therapy?

Marriages can be hard, so how do you know when it’s time to seek professional help? There is no right or wrong time to reach out. Philadelphia’s best marriage counselors suggest seeing a professional if you are experiencing:

  • Arguments are frequent and never seem to resolve
  • You are hiding thing things from your partner
  • You feel unappreciated or unloved
  • A lack of intimacy
  • A major issue such as infidelity has come up
  • It feels like you’re living with a platonic roommate
  • You frequently feel annoyed, angry, or upset at your partner

How Does Marriage Counseling work?

Marriage counseling in Philadelphia looks different for everyone depending on your goals, personality, traumas, and more. Our affordable marriage counselors will teach you how to:

  • Best communicate based off of you and your partner’s communication styles
  • Show your partner love in a way they feel most appreciated
  • Have healthy, productive disagreements
  • Apologize, accept apologies, and forgive
  • Navigate roles and responsibilities
  • Handle financial strain
  • Increase emotional and physical intimacy

What is Marriage Counseling?

Marriage counseling can be a lot of things. Our Philadelphia marriage counselors are adaptable to your needs, goals, and unique situation. Whether you want to address conflict points, prepare for the future, or work through previous hurts, our licensed marriage counselors are here to support you.
Common approaches to marriage counseling include:

The Gottman Method

This method of marriage counseling aims to address conflict with empathy, understanding, and mutual trust. Our licensed marriage therapists in Philadelphia use the Gottman Method to strengthen the bond between partners while acknowledging the tension points and actively working towards solutions.

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Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Emotionally-focused therapy (or EFT for short) puts the focus on your emotions. A Philadelphia marriage counselor will help you examine where your emotions come from and what they could be telling you. In the end, this technique will help foster understanding and empathy in your marriage and help you both become more emotionally intelligent.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is common in marriage counseling because it addresses hidden, unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving. We’ve all been hurt from our pasts, and sometimes that baggage can come up in our current relationships in a negative, damaging way. Philadelphia marriage counselors use CBT to help you work through these harmful thought patterns so you can interact with your partner fully.

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Solution-Focused Therapy

Sometimes, you just need an impartial, understanding ear to help you work through some tricky situations. Solution-focused therapy is exactly what it sounds like—therapy that is focused on finding solutions to problems. A marriage counselor in Philadelphia will work through conflict points with you and your partner and teach you useful skills to navigate future conflict.

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Preparing for Your First Session

The initial therapy session may feel intimidating, but at Lifebulb, our top marriage counselors are here to support you. The first meeting is primarily focused on establishing trust with your Philadelphia therapist. You'll discuss your history, reasons for seeking therapy, and your therapy objectives. It's perfectly normal not to have all the answers; therapy is designed to help you answer those types of difficult questions. If you have any concerns or need assistance preparing for your first session, our team is readily available to assist you.
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Meet the Best Marriage Counselors in Philadelphia, PA

Marriage can be one of the most difficult and most rewarding journeys. Like all journeys, it can help to have some support along the way. Philadelphia’s licensed marriage counselors are affordable, experienced, and ready to help you and your partner thrive today.

Tips for a healthy marriage

Marriage counseling is helpful for 70-90% of couples, depending on how much honest effort they are willing to put in. Therapy can teach you skills that you will use for the rest of your life and is a great place to start cultivating a healthy relationship. Other great ways to foster healthy relationships include:

  • Let go of blame—Partners make mistakes and our feelings are bound to get hurt. Instead of holding on to a grudge, have an open conversation about it.
  • Make time for yourself—You can’t pour from an empty cup. Fill your needs by taking time to engage in your hobbies, passions, and goals.
  • Work together on things—Your partner will have influence over some of your decisions. Be aware of this fact and make conscious efforts to include each other in discussions about your schedule.
  • Be transparent—You might be sensing a pattern here: communication is key. If you disagree with something your partner says, bring it up to have a conversation about.
  • Do fun things together—Doing novel, exciting things is proven to increase relationship satisfaction.
  • Don’t forget the date night—Keeping the romance alive is important, and can be as simple as a weekly date night. Make a plan for a fun night out at least once a month, and hold each other accountable for 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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As a mother of two little ones, I’ve finally found a trusted place I can come to that values where I’m at in life. Lifebulb is there to help you find those open doors you’ve been having trouble searching for. The counselors are encouraging, helpful and understanding, I highly recommend them.


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I can't say enough good things about this place. I highly recommend Lifebulb to anyone looking for counseling. Finding someone to talk to that I could connect with and trust was very easy. My counselor is very knowledgeable and very helpful in finding ways to help me. It is so amazing to be able to have a safe space to talk with someone who is so caring and committed to help with any situation. This place has definitely helped change my life in such a positive way!


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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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A really nice place - beautiful and comfortable and it’s great to have the option of online or in person!


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Easy to use website to find exactly the counselor I’m looking for. Plenty of available appointments and they take most insurance! Therapy and counseling are so important, and finding quality care easily has been such a relief!


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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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