About Us

Couples Searching for Marriage Friendly Therapist

Marriage Friendly Therapists is a network of marriage and family therapists, dedicated to working with couples. Every search will yield only prescreened and well-trained marriage therapists who want your relationship to succeed. Every marriage and couples counselor you find here shares a common goal to help save your relationship.
Our goal is simple. Provide a reliable counseling resource for couples who find their relationship in trouble. We help you locate a specially trained marriage therapist in your local area, who wants you and your partner to stay together. If you are in a committed relationship and thinking about counseling, you need a competent, experienced “marriage” therapist: someone who supports the importance of life-long commitment as a couple.
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. Every therapist you find here is trained specifically in marriage counseling and committed to helping restore your marriage or relationship to health and happiness.


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 assembled 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


Kathleen S. Wenger, MA

Co-founder / CEO
Kathleen S. Wenger, MA, “Kay” co-founded the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists 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 www.MarriageFriendlyTherapists.com.
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.
 


Alison Stockland

Alison Stockland, M.A., has been working with the Registry since early 2014. She excels at supporting our therapists as the ultimate multi-tasker. Therapists have different needs and expectations, and she responds accordingly.
Alison received her BS at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she majored in nutrition, and then obtained her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1994 from National University.  Alison has counseled clients in her clinical experience and understands the dynamics of the business. She has also worked in an administrative capacity for many years. This blend of administration with understating the needs of couples is an asset here at Marriage Friendly Therapists.
Alison’s approach to her work is to develop partnerships and working relationships with our current and future therapists. This is important to ensure every point of contact is productive and successful, and that therapists get what they expect out of belonging to the Registry. In getting to know our therapists, Alison is often able to anticipate their needs and respond effectively, consistently, and professionally.
 








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