Why do couples therapy? Because it works! It helps with increasing fondness & and admiration. It will also help you manage conflict.

Fighting and withdrawing are inevitable in a couple’s relationship. Master of relationships learn how to reduce their frequency, duration, and damage, and even turning them into opportunities. I can help you become a successful couple.

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What Is Couples Therapy?

It is a process to help YOU develop a shared picture of your relationship – how it is special as well as its trouble spots.

What are the benefits of good couples therapy?

Research on couples therapy shows that it helps partners with some of the following:

  • Increase respect, affection, and closeness.
  • Break through and resolve conflict when you feel stuck.
  • Generate greater understanding between partners.
  • Keep conflict discussions calm.

How does couples therapy work?

It’s important to understand that neither you nor your partner is the patient;; it is your relationship that is the patient. We will work on the following together:

  • Assess your relationship
  • Collaborative treatment plan
  • Practice how to have conversations that turn problems into occasions for intimacy
  • Turn what is troubling the relationship into a way for deepening it.

Don’t wait too long!

Several studies show that the average couple waits about seven years before reaching out for help. This is too long considering how many tools are out there to help with closeness and conflict. Learn to use these tools to shape your relationship to change in a positive direction, as you and your partner evolve.


  • ​Practicing psychotherapy since 1992
  • Certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship

Relationship challenges are the norm with time

It’s not the presence of problems in relationships that is concerning; the issue is how we address them
Good couples therapy can help remove the gridlock, help with those unsolvable problems that all couples have, and use them to grow closer.

My experience started with families, which inevitably included couples. In addition to couples therapy, I am adding weekend couples workshops to present couples with tools to practice and to take home and use on their own.


Couples therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners sitting down…


Individual Psychotherapy also known as talk therapy, is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life.


Mr. Donovan is an approved supervisor by the Board of Social Work Examiners (BSWE) for social workers needing supervisions for licensure as well as consultation for clinical cases.


Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy focusing on the family as a whole. The family is more than just the sum of the individual members. The goal of family therapy…


Timothy C Donovan Baltimore Therapist

Couples – Individual – Family Therapy

2324 W Joppa Rd. Lutherville MD 21093

(410) 583-2622