Is Couples Counseling Effective?

Every relationship is different, but couples have found success through therapy. While it's possible for couples to fall back into old habits that cause strife or lead to divorce after finishing counseling, this doesn't mean you should throw in the towel before you start. On the contrary, the therapists at Dr. John G. Kuna and Associates include marriage counselors who can help navigate the complexities of your relationship.

What If My Spouse Doesn’t want to Try Couples Counseling?

Ideally, you want your partner on board for marriage counseling. At the same time, it’s not always possible for both parties to want to save a relationship. Individual therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, may still be useful in these situations.

If you’re ready to try couples counseling in or around Clarks Summit, contact the team at at Dr. John G. Kuna and Associates. We can help you and your spouse during this difficult time. Our marriage and family therapists can help identify negative thought patterns and ways of acting that hurt your marriage. Our therapists may be able to help you and your partner choose better actions in the future through therapeutic techniques.

Give your marriage another chance. Contact the certified therapists at Dr. John G. Kuna and Associates, serving Clarks Summit, PA, Scranton, PA, Dickson City, PA, and surrounding areas.

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Erica Engles-Senak


Erica is a Licensed Social Worker. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University and is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. She has spent the last several years working within the Substance Use Disorder field. Here, Erica gained experience with 12-step approaches, group therapy, working with ex-offenders, and working with family members of individuals with substance abuse disorders. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach, with a focus on a strengths perspective. Erica mainly works with adults in individual sessions. Her areas of specialty include relationship problems, anxiety, depression, addiction, and adjustment issues. She works with her clients to establish a judge-free, safe zone where people can feel free to express their feelings and work on their issues. Erica enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two basset hounds.

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Michele McDermott

Michele is a graduate of Penn State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Marywood University where she received her Masters degree in Social Work. She has been a practicing Social Worker for 30 years receiving her license in clinical social work in 2002. Michele has worked in the areas of addiction, specialized foster care and community mental health. She has worked in outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment facilities. She has provided academic and personal counseling for college students and supported local high school students as the Mental Health Consultant to their Student Assistant teams. Michele has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples and families. Michele works under the belief that everyone has talents and strengths that need to be identified and developed. She believes effective communication is the key to personal and family health and happiness.