Expert Marriage Counseling In Marietta GA

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Rebuild Trust and Love with Marriage and Relationship Counseling Services

Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, but you don't have to do it alone. Joan Miller, Ph.D., stands as a leader of marriage counseling in Marietta, GA, offering a beacon of hope and professional guidance for couples seeking to enhance their individual and collective well-being.


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With a distinguished career spanning over 40 years, Dr. Miller is a licensed psychologist specializing in a comprehensive range of counseling services. Her expertise covers individual counseling, couples therapy, and marriage counseling services, designed to meet the unique needs of each client. Dr. Miller's approach is a synergistic blend of proven counseling methods and innovative skills training, tailored to help you:

  • Discover and harness your unique strengths.
  • Envision and embark on a journey to become a more understanding and supportive partner.
  • Master conflict resolution skills to address and solve underlying issues in your relationship.
  • Cultivate a healthy, joyful, and deeply connected partnership.

Ready to get started on a transformative journey towards a happier, more fulfilling relationship? Reach out to us at 770-952-3308 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, where you can explore our counseling services, address your concerns, and set the stage for positive change.

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Couples Counseling

Being in a relationship is a continuous learning process, and sometimes it can be challenging to navigate through conflicts and differences. Through couples counseling, I can help you identify the root causes of issues in your relationship and provide beneficial tools to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen intimacy.

Do you want a more satisfying relationship? Learn more about our couples counseling services in Marietta, GA.

Individual Counseling

Through improving overall mental health and learning more effective coping strategies, I can help you reduce your loneliness, your anxiety, your frustrations, and your irritation.

I can help you lessen your codependency and self-defeating choices, and become more independent, happy, and confident.

For more information, read about our individual counseling services.

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Meet Joan Miller, Ph.D.

"I'm passionate about helping couples and individuals increase their happiness. I look forward to helping you clarify your issues, make healthier decisions, improve your relationships, and take positive actions to create a loving and fulfilling relationship.”  - Joan Miller Ph.D.

Dr. Miller has practiced as a Licensed Psychologist in Marietta, GA for over 40 years. During that time, she has assisted hundreds of individuals and couples to overcome adversity, reduce distress, improve their relationships, learn better coping strategies, make healthier decisions, and take positive action to create more satisfying lives.

For more information about Dr. Miller, read Dr. Joan Miller’s Background. For information about her practice (including directions to the office), read Practice Information.

You’ll find useful articles and books under the Self-Help section. For answers to general questions about therapy, read the FAQ section.

Before coming to your first appointment, fill out the forms listed under Client Forms.   This will include a history form as well as a relationship questionnaire for couples.  Please also read over the Privacy Information and sign the Client Agreement.  

I can help you mend broken fences and create a satisfying and sustainable marriage.

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Does Relationship or Marriage Counseling Work?

Generally speaking, about two out of three clients report that, because of their counseling, they feel better about themselves, and are more confident that they can handle their problems.  Some factors that may contribute to the effectiveness of couples therapy and marriage counseling in Marietta GA include the expectations and desires of each client; the therapeutic relationship with the therapist; the competence of the therapist; the strategies learned; the investment of the client in applying therapeutic principles; the experience of making healthy decisions and positive changes;  and the length of therapy.


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In couple's therapy, the additional components in the determination of effectiveness are whether both partners become aligned in their expectations and desires, and that they work together to create an improved relationship.  This process usually includes each partner becoming accountable for the participation in the relationship, becoming more considerate and wise in the interactions, managing reactivity, learning constructive strategies to resolve differences, and collaborating with each other to create the changes necessary to achieve the desired outcome.


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Whether premarital counseling, individual or couple's counseling, my aim is usually to: collaborate with the clients to help them identify and set realistic goals; guide clients in improving their communication; help clients resolve issues and differences with others; teach effective coping strategies,  support clients in making healthy decisions; and encourage clients to stay focused on taking the positive action to achieve their goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Marriage Counseling In Marietta GA

These are some of the most common questions that I hear couples asking about marriage counseling.

When both spouses are open to becoming the best partner they can be, marriage counseling can be very effective.  Counseling is designed to help spouses communicate more effectively, validate each other, take responsibility for their actions, decrease negative reactivity, resolve conflicts, increase affection, and build a stronger relationship. Research shows that married couples who participate in counseling are more likely to stay together than those who do not receive counseling.

Anyone who is unhappy in their relationship and is open to making the changes essential to creating a compassionate and respectful relationship can benefit from relationship counseling.  However, in most cases, it is necessary for both spouses to be in counseling together to simultaneously learn to reduce negative reactivity, improve communication, validate each other, negotiate, resolve differences and make accommodations for each other.

Costs vary depending on the therapist’s education, experience, and location.  The average cost of marriage counseling in Georgia ranges from about $85 to $350 per 50-minute session.

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My office is located in the Doctors' Building at 2520 Windy Hill Road, Suite 106, Marietta, GA 30067. This building is located to the right of the WellStar Windy Hill Hospital, one mile north of I-285, 1/2 mile west of I-75, and one mile east of Highway 41 (Cobb Parkway). Click Here For Directions.


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