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Happiness Again

Marriage Counselor, Couples Therapist, & Licensed Psychologist Dr. Fidelibus

Gottman Method Couples Counseling

Emotionally Focused Therapy

James A. Fidelibus, Ph.D.

Psychologist James A. Fidelibus

Perhaps it's my Italian heritage or my sense of family values, but I've always been passionate about the way we build and maintain relationships. Regardless of the why, I'm deeply committed to helping relationships flourish.

From the Gottman Method of couples therapy to Emotionally Focused Therapy, I've received advanced training in a variety of approaches and techniques.

In our counseling sessions, you can expect a well-structured process where we set clear goals and work towards nurturing a strong emotional bond. I guide your interactions as a couple, aiming to deepen your understanding of one another prior to progressing to practical decision-making and conflict resolution.

Some of the most common areas of concern that I deal with and specialize in include infidelity, substance abuse, alcoholism, parenting challenges, and emotional issues. However, you won’t care what I know until you know that I care. And I promise, I do.

Simply put, I'm passionate about relationships. No matter how bleak your situation appears to be, I invite you to discuss it with me. Let's explore possibilities together. You might find there's more reason for optimism than you initially thought.

Therapy & Counseling Services

Happy Husband & Wife With a Great Marriage After Gottman Marital Therapy


Young Couple With a Healthy Relationship After Cheating Therapy

Couples Therapy

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Jung Analyst Providing Therapy to a Male Patient

Jungian Analysis

Patients Enjoying Life After Undergoing Sexual Adjustment & Intimacy Therapy


Gottman Method Therapy ufor All Kinds of Relationships

Common issues driving couples towards therapy include communication breakdowns, trust issues, and differing life goals. Misunderstandings and unresolved conflicts can lead to feelings of disconnect, while infidelity or deceit might erode trust. Additionally, when partners have divergent views on major decisions like finances, parenting, or career paths, the discord can strain the relationship. These challenges, if left unaddressed, can escalate and potentially undermine the foundation of the partnership, making professional guidance a sought-after solution for many.


My therapy and counseling services cater to various aspects of relationships to enhance connection, communication, and understanding between partners. As a counselor specializing in the Gottman method, I offer couples therapy that utilizes structured, evidence-based strategies to improve couples' understanding, connection, and appreciation for each other. In my work as a therapist, I have seen firsthand the positive impact of focusing on relationships and communication. Good relationships are essential for our emotional well-being and can lead to improved overall quality of life. Through therapy, individuals can develop healthier patterns of relating and communicating, which can benefit not just their romantic relationships but also other important relationships in their lives.


For husbands, wives, and spouses facing difficulties within their marriage, marital therapy can foster respect, affection, and closeness while effectively managing conflict and sharing life dreams. I also offer non-religious premarital therapy, providing custom-tailored guidance to lay a strong foundation for your marriage, centered around understanding, compassion, and openness. For those navigating the choppy waters of infidelity and cheating, addressing the issue through counseling offers a pathway towards healing and potentially a stronger union. I also specialize in divorce counseling and pre divorce counseling, providing a compassionate and unbiased perspective to help make informed decisions about your relationship's future. 

By providing a neutral space for open dialogue, offering fresh perspectives, and equipping partners with effective communication strategies, therapy can help mend the fractures in a relationship, fostering a deeper understanding and renewed connection. Ultimately, seeking professional help is not a sign of failure but a courageous step towards healing and growth. Contact me today to learn how I can be of help to you.

Couple's Therapy & Relationship Resources

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