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Types of Therapy

Have you heard about a type of therapy (often called a therapeutic orientation) that you want to know more about, or are you starting at the beginning exploring therapy for your partnership directly or indirectly (ie, an individual struggle affecting your relationship)? These therapy glossaries* will give you the basics to many therapeutic approaches so you can start making sense of all the options.

“Types of Therapy” from Good Therapy,

“Types of Therapy” from Psychology Today:

* A glossary is a special dictionary centered around a certain topic

Bulger, Adam. “Eight Types of Marriage Counseling (And Which One Works Best for You and Your Partner”. Your Tango, 29 Feb. 2020,

Therapist Directories

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT) : Search by Postal Code or Clinician name

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) : Locate by Country or U.S. state and profession (educator, counselor, or therapist)

Discernment Counseling – is one partner ambivalent about saving the relationship and another committed? Do you want to determine if you want to give marital therapy a try? Work with a discernment counselor who can help you decide how to provide in getting your relationship help or beginning to uncouple as kindly as possible.

Gottman Referral Network (The Gottman Institute) : Search by Country/State, City/Zip Code, or Therapist Name

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) : Search by Clinician Name, City, Province/State, or Country

Marriage Friendly Therapists: Search for clinicians by Presenting Issue/Clinical Framework (example: Financial Stress/Gottman Method Therapy), clinician name, or zipcode

The PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple’s Therapy) Institute: Search at the Therapist Directory under the main website logo

Postpartum Support International – Search Under Get Help at the Provider Directory. Crisis call and text help is also available.

Modern Commitment: Find a Marriage Counselor or a Discernment Counselor (helping members of the couple discern whether or not to do couple’s therapy, separate, or divorce, or another step) – traditional marriage counseling, brief stability glue, or separation/divorce

Psychology Today – find Therapists, Psychiatrists, Treatment Centers, and Support Groups by Zip Code

Disclaimer: This site is informational only and its resources are not substitutions for professional therapy. If you need professional help, you’re currently on the Find a Therapist page where you can locate a qualified mental health professional.


Benson, Kyle. “5 Steps to Inspire Your Partner to Join You in Attending Couple’s Therapy.” Gottman Institute, 23 Jan. 2020,

Kassahun, Tomas, “New App Helps People of Color Find Therapists From Their Same Cultural Background.” Blavity, 20 Dec. 2019,