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Mark Burton, Psy.D.

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Portland Oregon 97232

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About Dr. Mark Burton

I am sorry but my practice is currently full.

Most people seeking help for a relationship want to improve communication, increase affection, or address some of the conflicts that couples naturally encounter over time. To get the help that you need, you probably want a therapist that you and your partner are comfortable with, someone who is respectful and fair, someone with practical ideas to enhance your relationship.

Yet finding someone you are comfortable with can be difficult by simply reading profiles. For this reason, I encourage you to contact me. I will be happy to discuss your needs and any questions that you have about counseling. If you decide to schedule a first meeting, we will develop a shared understanding of the problem, clarify your hopes for your relationship, and then discuss a counseling plan for you and your partner.

Couples Concerns

Couples counseling can be very helpful in addressing the issues listed below. For the past 25 years I have provided help in these areas for straight couples, LGBT couples and for individuals seeking advice when a partner is unable to attend:

  • Improved communication & problem solving
  • Deepening of affection
  • Marital and premarital checkups
  • Problems with depression, anxiety or anger
  • Dual career and family business challenges
  • Financial problems
  • Divorce, ambivalence or commitment issues
  • Collaborative parenting skills
  • Sexual enhancement
  • Infidelity & rebuilding trust
  • Substance use & addiction
  • Medical problems & aging
  • Rekindling romance

Therapist Background

  • 25 years of experience in couples counseling
  • Doctoral degree in psychology
  • Training from leaders in couples research: John Gottman, Ph.D., Susan Johnson, Ph.D., Les Greenberg, Ph.D., Dan Wile, Ph.D. and Andrew Christensen, Ph.D.
  • Facilitated a five-year consultation group for couples therapists
  • Taught graduate level coursework in couples therapy and in conflict resolution
  • Trained therapists throughout the United States how to use research-supported treatment methods


  • Past President of the Oregon Psychological Association
  • Published in the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Received honors in 2007 from PacifiCare Behavioral Health for superior psychotherapy outcomes, maintained since 2003
  • Maintained high psychotherapy “effect size” since 2008, as measured by the Collaborative Outcomes Resource Network.

Please call 503-807-7331 to inquire about scheduling a first appointment.

Thank you for visiting my web page at Marriage Friendly Therapist,

Dr. Mark Burton, Psychologist, Couples Therapist

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