Therapists Providing Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Boston Area

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is a research-based structured approach that helps couples to reduce stress and conflict and foster a secure and loving bond. The therapist helps clients to identify and understand their emotions, communicate their needs to one another, and practice change strategies and techniques for strengthening a loving and supportive connection.

Find therapists in Boston Area who are trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Kendra  Capalbo

Kendra Capalbo

Online Sessions, MA

3 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

Do you currently feel lost in your relationship? Has infidelity severed your connection, or have you stopped communicating the way you used to?  Do you no longer feel like you understand each other, or are your fights becoming more intense and frequent? Did you answer yes to any of these questions?  If so, I can help.

I am passionate about this work and as a result, have focused my entire practice on working with couples. I utilize a combination of evidenced based approaches (Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – EFT) to help partners identify their negative cycles and navigate their relationship in a new way which leads to deeper connection and the ability to manage conflicts more effectively.

I would describe my style as direct, but compassionate. The truth is, therapy is work and a lot of that happens outside of the office. My expectation when working with a couple is that they will do what is required of them at home and not expect to simply put the effort in during the 90-minute session.

It is very important to remember when looking for a therapist that couples therapy is truly a different style than individual work.  Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the specialized training to know how to effectively work with couples. I truly believe more harm than good can be done when clinicians try to do couples therapy as if they are doing individual therapy with two people in the room. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of asking any therapist you speak with what specific training he/she has in working with couples. Most graduate programs do not focus on it, or in some cases, include it at all.

I offer 30-minute complimentary sessions for couples who are considering working with me in my office on the East Side of Providence. I think it is crucial that the chemistry is right between myself and BOTH partners. If it is not, therapy is unlikely to be successful. We will use this session to determine if I am a good fit for your needs and proceed from there.

For clients such as upper level executives and professional athletes who are looking for a more discreet, convenient option for couples therapy, I offer sessions in your home, at a premium.  For clients interested in this service, I offer a 1-hour complimentary session at which point we will go over what this service entails, including the fee structure.

If you want your relationship to change and you want to reconnect with your partner, reach out now to set up a consultation.  The best time to take the first step was yesterday, the next best time is right now!


Kay  Schwader

Kay Schwader

399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $220 per session

Welcome! If you are experiencing difficult life circumstances, suffering from excessive anxiety or other painful emotions, or going through a period of transition, together we can discuss how I may be able to help.
Adopting a nonjudgmental stance and cultivating a warm and validating environment, allows me to establish and maintain trust with my patients. I believe that when you feel safe within the therapeutic relationship, you can grow, recognize and acknowledge your strengths and vulnerabilities, and compassionately examine opportunities for acceptance and change.


Adam  Goodman

Adam Goodman

233 Needham Street, Newton, MA, 02464

1269 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I can help you change your relationship with your partner, your family, a friend, or yourself! People are often challenged by difficult emotions or challenging relationships. Instead of facing this task head-on, you may distract yourself with unhealthy habits like over-drinking, improper eating, excessive social media or video game playing. While these techniques may help in the moment, they can make the problem worse. If you are avoiding the challenge, you will not find the peace!

Wouldn't it be nice if you could say: "I have relationships that make me happy; I am present in my life and the lives of others; I treat myself with compassion; I have healthy hobbies; I find my work meaningful, and I feel satisfied with my life."

I use a variety of approaches and I will tailor our work to each individual. Techniques include CBT, EFT and family therapy. My specialties include work-life balance, couples counseling and men’s issues, but I am well-versed in helping with anxiety, depression, adjusting to a life change, and other issues. If you are ready to jump in, call or email today!


Lauren  Becker

Lauren Becker

7 Harris Avenue, Boston, MA, 02130

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $170 - $220 per session

I have expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship and family struggles, challenging adjustments and life transitions, grief and trauma. Most of my clients begin therapy hoping to heal relationships, alleviate emotional pain, fix problematic behaviors and improve their overall life satisfaction. And yet, despite their hope for the future and courage to begin therapy, getting started can feel scary and anxiety provoking. I will do my very best to help you feel relaxed and at ease. It has been my experience that my clients ultimately enjoy the process of becoming healthier and more self-aware. My approach to therapy is individualized. I take special care to create treatment plans that are unique to each person. I believe that life’s challenges represent opportunities for growth and that we are all inherently capable of tackling our problems and creating fulfilling, meaningful lives. I love my job because I am I able to help others find the relief and change they are looking for.


Steve  Rothenberg

Steve Rothenberg

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

I am committed to helping individuals to find the best within themselves and to share that with those most important to them. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship difficulties, or life stresses, I always try to find what will be the most effective way to help you achieve your goals and live a happier life.


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