Tennessee and New Jersey

Toll Free (833) 444 4049

Choosing Couple Therapy and Individual Therapy


Getting Started

Emotion Focused Couple Therapists work with individuals, couples, and families as they deal with the stress in their lives. The counseling relationship is critical for success when working with individuals or couples. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , I will provide an initial consultation free of charge.  During this time you can ask me questions to determine your level of  comfort. Your connection with me is vital to the  therapy process and is open to ongoing discussion as you engage in therapy. 

I will also provide information on fees, the therapy process, therapy options and an overview of your therapy agreement, which should  be signed as you begin therapy.

Couples Therapy

Partners experiencing distress in their relationship may benefit from working with a couples counselor. 

I am a Certified Emotionally Focused couple counselor providing  marriage counseling and couple therapy services via online counseling to clients in Tennessee and New Jersey

What is a healthy marriage?

Many people wonder what is a healthy marriage? Emotionally  Focused Therapy can help couples develop and sustain a healthy bond. Take some time to watch the video clip below.  Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy  for Couples and author of best selling books on couples relationships, discusses how to tell if your relationship is in distress. At times choosing couple therapy is the help necessary for some couples to create a secure and loving bond.  


How can I tell if my marriage is in trouble, and what can I do to prevent breakup? 


Individual Therapy

 Often at the core of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and/or addictions are personal challenges.   

These  change points are frequently tied to emotions that are difficult to  manage. Getting support with emotional challenges can make the  difference between just "getting through" something difficult and  growing stronger through something difficult.   

I provide counseling services online to clients in Tennessee and New Jersey. I begin by thoroughly understanding  your attachment history, as well as how you were supported  (or not) through difficult challenges in your past.  

How do emotions drive behaviours?

For  my EFT work with individuals, I have trained with Dr. Les Greenberg, one of the originators and primary developers of  Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and couples. In this video clip  Les talks about how emotions drive behaviours  and how EFT can support  adaptive emotional responses.   

Do you have questions about individual or couple therapy?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling Toll Free (833) 444 4049. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com.   


 All of Tennessee including...

Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis

All of New Jersey including... 

Westfield, Camden,  Berekley Heights, Summit, Ridgewood, Jersey City, Montclair, Millburn, Wyckoff