Relationship Therapy Program

Our Relationship Therapy Program, based in Family Systems theory and Family Systems training, recognizes the enormous impact of relationships that are close (or should be close) on our psychology, behavior, and overall functioning as humans. We are social animals at our core, so our interconnectedness cannot be ignored when we consider how we actualize as humans, through therapy and life.

Our relationship therapists are trained to work directly relationship systems, from dyads to whole households and beyond. We are not afraid of a crowded therapy room, in fact, we love it when we can get lots of people involved in healing. We are also trained to work with individuals who would benefit from processing through their family alone. Sometimes individual relationship system work is the first step we needed to heal the system.

We collaborate closely with the other specialty programs: Early Childhood, Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment, LGBTQ+ Mental Health, and the Maternal Mental Health program, in addition to the general mental health program. In many cases it is appropriate and even recommended to engage in relationship therapy along with another therapeutic modality.

Listen to two of our Mental Health Therapists discuss relationship therapy in a recent podcast:

What to Expect When Engaging in Relationship Therapy:

Key Topics We Can Help You Address:

(And yes, if it’s on here we have seen it a lot):


We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. If you don’t have health insurance, we’ll help you apply for public benefits or provide care at a discount. Note that due to the mission of our organization we prioritize clients with Medicaid, Medicare, and DC Alliance.

Contact Us:

Mary’s Center is ready to partner with you on your health journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the information below:  

  • If you are a new behavioral health participant, please call our regular appointment line at (844) 796-2797 and ask to be added to our Couples & Family Therapy waiting list.
  • If you currently receive behavioral health services at Mary’s Center and you are interested in relationship therapy, please discuss with your behavioral health provider who can help connect you.

Relationship Therapy Internship Program:

Since the systems approach, training, and licensure reflecting this expertise are relatively new in the field of psychology and behavioral health, Mary’s Center Mental Health invests in training the next generation of clinicians who can serve our community with this approach.

We are led by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and organized to meet requirements for COAMFTE accredited graduate programs. Additionally, we are open to taking on students from Counseling and Social Work programs who are interested in specializing in this area of mental health counseling and therapy. In most cases we can support these requirements for offsite internships as well.

We especially look for bilingual clinicians who can support the diverse clientele we serve.