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Advanced Psychology Institute

Couples Therapy 

at the AP Institute

A strong relationship requires nurturing, just as your well-being does. When things get complicated, you and your partner may benefit from a third-party expert specializing in couples therapy to gain a fresh perspective on how to create positive energy within your relationship.

What couples therapy can help with

Communication Issues and Fighting

Learn effective skills to communicate better and resolve conflicts

Power Dynamics

Resolve power imbalances using our unique methods and techniques 

Financial Disagreements

Open communication is key to resolving money issues, we’ll teach you the right words

Intimacy Issues

Rekindle your connection and address intimacy issues with your partner

Repairing After Infidelity

Rebuild trust and work through the aftermath of an affair

Parenting or Caretaker Stress

Find common ground in parenting approaches & manage caretaker responsibilities

Pre-Marital Counseling

Prepare for a successful marriage by addressing potential challenges ahead of time

Success Stories

Our Approach to Couples Therapy

At the Advanced Psychology Institute, we believe that every relationship is unique.

Our approach to couples therapy is grounded in respect, empathy, and understanding. We use evidence-based techniques to help you and your partner navigate your challenges and find lasting solutions.

Our Team

Meet the dedicated professionals behind our couples therapy program. Each of our therapists brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to helping couples achieve their relationship goals.


Specialty: Family issues, relationships & couples therapy, behavioral addictions, and learning disabilities.

Languages: English, Russian.

Dr. Valery Fradkov, LCSW, DSc


Specialty: Marital and pre-marital relationship issues, family conflict, infidelity, and stress management.

Languages: English, Russian.

Michael Buchman, LAC


Specialty: Family & Relationship Issues; Health Concerns; Sexuality Challenges; Finding Purpose; Navigating Loss.

Languages: English, French, Russian.

Vitalina Tarasenko, MA, LMFT Associate


Specialty: Expertise in parenting support, family dynamics, cultural transition support, and emotional stability.

Languages: English, Russian.


Specialty: Mind-body coach specializing in family & relationship issues, health concerns, and sexuality challenges.

Languages: English, French, and Russian.

Why See a Couples Therapist?

Communication Skills: Improve how you and your partner communicate.

Conflict Resolution: Learn practical ways to resolve disputes.

Intimacy Issues: Address and enhance physical and emotional intimacy.

Financial Problems: Develop strategies to manage financial disagreements.

Parenting: Navigate parenting challenges together and solve for happiness.

Postpartum Depression: Support each other through postpartum changes.

Blended Families: Manage the complexities of blended family dynamics.

Trust Issues: Rebuild and strengthen trust.

Infidelity: Heal and move forward after infidelity.

Impact of Addictions and Substance Abuse: Address the effects of addictions on your relationship.

Neglect: Reconnect and address feelings of neglect.

Relationship Evaluation: Assess the health and future of your relationship.

Separation and Divorce: Navigate the challenges of separation or divorce amicably.

How It Works

Schedule Your Session

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Initial Assessment

 In your first session, we'll discuss your relationship history and the challenges you're facing.

Customized Therapy Plan

Based on your needs, we'll develop a tailored therapy plan to help you and your partner achieve your goals.

Ongoing Support

We provide continuous support and adjustments to your therapy plan as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each session is tailored to your specific needs, focusing on communication, conflict resolution, and rebuilding trust.

The duration varies based on your unique situation and goals. Some couples see improvement in a few sessions, while others may need more time.

No, we work with couples at all stages of their relationships, including those who are dating, engaged, or cohabiting.

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