Thank you for considering Masterful Couples of Northern Virginia for relationship support.  As a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, my commitment is to help couples build stronger friendships, manage differences respectfully, and support your hopes and dreams.  I understand, above all, that every individual is capable of and deserves compassion and empathy and, therefore, greater love and health in your relationships.

There are 4 basic ideas that I believe are important to doing counseling right:

  1. Working with couples requires different skills and training from working with individuals. I am trained and certified by the Gottman Relationship Institute, the premier training program in the nation for couples' counseling.

  2. Counseling should be based on and led by developments in scientific research. Techniques based on research are proven to be more effective helping couples make changes.

  3. A good collaborative relationship between counselor and couple provides the necessary foundation for managing life changes.

  4. Couples need to be willing and able to learn and apply a new and effective method of managing their perpetual issues.

    Ingrid Melenbacker - National Board Certified Counselor

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  • Nearby Locations: Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield, and Woodbridge, VA; Washington, DC

  • Nearby Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William

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