Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy | Austin, TX

Whether you feel the need for marriage counseling, premarital counseling, couples counseling, relationship therapy, or marital therapy, I work with all types of committed couples. During couples therapy sessions, we address difficult issues that can be part of all relationships.

Couples Counseling – Rekindle Affection and Trust

34992473Throughout each couples counseling session, our goal is to foster positive change. All aspects are open for discussion and we focus on:

  • Restoring Friendship, Respect, Civility and Mutuality, Trust and Loyalty
  • Appreciation and Gratitude
  • Communication and Affection
  • Sexual issues
  • Finances
  • Children
  • Emotional interactions
  • Extended family
  • Family dynamics

Opening Doors to Communication

Couples counseling works best with an evolving level of trust and wide-open communication, feedback and interaction. Efforts my clients make to put insight into action also enable and improve success.

Couples therapy succeeds for relationships that need only minimal improvement and redirection, as well as relationships requiring rescue-level intervention. Marriage counseling and couples counseling are highly individualized to the couple-clients. I follow no specific program or formula, but have, as a result of experience and training, a rich selection of interventions to help couples evolve to a richer, more companionable relationship.

The first few couples therapy sessions allow us to hear your individual stories and concerns, and understand what particular changes each of you desires. You are also evaluating us during this period to determine if we can help you.

I usually advise clients to commit to three months of weekly couples counseling sessions or six months on a twice-monthly schedule. I am sensitive to the expense this entails in time and dollars. However, anything less does not offer realistic possibilities for permanent life changes. I use interactive styles and vigorously attempt to move couples therapy treatment forward to achieve the changes you desire.

For Your Austin Counseling Convenience

For more information, please call (512) 306-9992, or send an email to All inquiries are held in strict confidence. Please understand that no counseling will be provided via the Internet or e-mail. Working with you in person is the best way to help you achieve your goals.

Daytime and selected early-evening sessions are available, Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am to 6:30pm. You may choose from three types of sessions: individual, couples, and family. Please feel free to ask about other possibilities to fit your lifestyle and needs.

Ann McIntosh, MA, LCSW, Counseling and Psychotherapy

4407 Bee Cave Road
Building 5, Suite 513
Austin, Texas 78746


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