TO HAVE is a promise to receive each OTHER with unconditional acceptance. ​

TO HOLD is a promise of physical affection and tenderness, a vow to be available in body and soul, a promise to cherish, value and protect each OTHER forever. 

Framework Marriage Counseling 


Marriage counseling benefits everyone!  Whether your relationship is in crisis or needs a little boost, I am here for you. After many years working with couples, I have zeroed in on the 12 most important skills needed for a happy, healthy marriage. Each skill is framed so you can work towards your own goals as a couple. L.O.V.E.R.S. is an acronym holding two relationship skills for each letter. 

Begin with a free 20 minute phone introductory session to get to know my therapy style. If you like what you hear, we can schedule the first appointment. Schedule once a week, every other week, or whatever fits your schedule. You will be given the Framework Marriage Counseling workbook to help you work the Frames between sessions. The more you practice the better you become at L.O.V.E.R.S.

Sessions are held with marriage therapist Janice Shapiro, LMFT via video conferencing or in person. Framework Marriage Counseling gets to the core of what it takes to be happily married. It is considered a brief therapy. 

Fees are the same rate as for Individuals and families. Each session is one hour.

After gaining proficiency as L.O.V.E.R.S. you will be able to renew your vows TO HAVE AND TO HOLD.



Janice Shapiro, Psychotherapist for Marriage, Individual and Family Happiness