Marriage Friendly Therapists

About Us

Marriage Friendly Therapists is the premier marriage-specific resource for couples to locate prescreened, well-trained, and personally committed therapists. Our therapists’ goal is to help restore original commitment to couples who find their marriage or relationship in trouble.

Our goal is to make sure couples in trouble, locate marriage-specific therapists who affirm the unique value of marriage and the importance of life-long commitment in marriage and for couples in a committed relationship to access the help of a good couples therapist.

You can search by state or by zip code, and read the bios of therapists in your area. You can make contact with a therapist and begin to heal your troubled marriage. You can be sure that any therapist you find here will be trained specifically in marriage counselling and committed to helping restore your marriage or relationship to health.

Our Distinguished Advisors

We have assembled the most accomplished group of advisors in the field of marriage therapy:

  • Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Michele Weiner Davis, MS.W.
  • Andrew Christensen, Ph.D.
  • Jon Carlson, Ed.D., Psy.D.
  • Lori Gordon, Ph.D.
  • Gayla Margolin, Ph.D.
  • Scott Stanley. Ph.D.
  • Howard Markman, Ph.D.

We have sought the expertise of some of the highly regarded advisors in our profession. We encourage you to review their public information as they have excellent resources to assist with your relationship. Many of their books/publications can be found on our Marriage Books page.

Our Team

About Kathleen S. Wenger, MA

Co-founder / CEO

Kathleen WengerKathleen S. Wenger, MA, “Kay” co-founded the National Registry of Marriage Friendly therapist in 2005. She blends a unique background of business professional and therapist to meet the unique needs of The Registry. Over the past twenty-three years, Kay has held the position of Manager of Clinical Training and Professional Development while serving on the Adjunct Faculty in the Psychology Program at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

She currently oversees and aides over 800 future marriage and family therapists, along with Pepperdine’s Psychology alumni in their Clinical Training and Professional Development. In her long standing role as a university manager, Kay is passionate about helping therapists become more visible to couples in need of help with their relationships. Through years of working with psychology students and licensed professionals, Kay learned that many therapists lack marketing skills. This is why she created

Prior to entering the field of psychotherapy education and training, Kay was the National Director of Sales and Marketing for a large publicly held company. Additionally, in the late 80′s, she was Western Regional Director, overseeing all western operations of a national corporation.

Kay received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1992 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. For the past 20 years she has chaired/co-chaired the MFT Consortium in Southern California, a setting where professionals from agencies and universities come together to discuss relevant issues within the psychology world.

About Wayne Roland

Wayne RolandAuthor, editor, entrepreneur Wayne Roland brings twenty five years of sales and marketing experience to the Registry. Author of five books on human and business development, Wayne has mentored and trained thousands of business professionals on how to expand their practices, employing street-proven strategies and best practices of the world’s most effective people.

Wayne’s background includes various facets of web expertise which he utilizes toward developing online communication written for two audiences: couples trying to find therapists … and search engines. In short, Wayne helps therapists grow their practices by helping to structure the Registry’s online communications. The result is that more couples who need help, find the Registry, and when they search for therapists in your area … they find you!

About Brian Gerry

Brian GerryBrian joined the Registry web team in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience in managing high traffic websites, lead generation and conversion optimization. He has served as a Creative Director for a publicly-traded company as well as an Interactive Producer and Director of User Experience overseeing national brands in education and financial services. Having developed more than a dozen websites for local therapists, he is well aware of the unique challenges that therapists face in marketing their counseling services.

The combination of Brian’s experience and talent make him an ideal complement to our team dedicated to connecting couples in their search for experienced, qualified therapists.

About Cheri Westly

Cheri WestlyCheri is a veteran of the Registry, having worked with us for several years. Heading up our support team, Cheri excels at supporting our therapists as the ultimate multi-tasker. Here at the Registry, no day is ever the same as we work with therapists from coast to coast. Therapists have different needs and expectations, and she responds accordingly.

Her approach to her work is to develop partnerships and working relationships with every person with whom she comes into contact. This is important to ensure every minute is productive and successful, and that therapists get what they expect out of belonging to the Registry. In getting to know each client, she is often able to anticipate their needs and respond effectively, consistently, and professionally … every time.

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