Couple Counseling Services

While couples often seek out help when they are struggling, that’s not the only reason to talk to Marlene. She can serve as the facilitator and guide to many relationship processes :

Pre-Marital Consultation & Testing

Be wise, not surprised! Learn about your “couple” strengths and areas for growth.
** Certified Prepare/Enrich Program

Relationship Recovery

A process of returning to healthier communication, thinking and action in your most intimate relationship.

Marriage & Couple Counseling

Cultivate the intimacy you want in your relationship while developing compassion for each other.

Divorce Issues

  • Blended Families
  • Co-Parenting
  • Step-family

Interpersonal Relationship Counseling

Gaining insight into issues such as :

  • CONTROL – WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT CONTROL IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP
  • COMPASSIONATE DETACHMENT V. CARETAKING
  • BOUNDARIES – THE BORDER PATROL
  • EXPRESSING YOURSELF – SHARING WHAT YOU REALLY FEEL WITH YOUR PARTNER
  • THE NATURE OF SELF-ESTEEM AS IT APPLIES TO COUPLES

If you would like to begin reading about some of these issues now, you can look to Marlene’s article COMMUNICATION : Understanding the Difference Between Men and Women

Interested? Make an appointment or call (616) 942-4002.


Not sure if you need help? If you are unsure whether your relationship is in need of counseling, check out Marlene’s article When is it Time to See the Love Doctor  or contact Marlene directly by calling (616) 942-4002 or by email at marlene@marlenelathrop.com to discuss your situation.