Marriage Counseling, also called Couples Therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Couples Therapy helps couples – married or not – understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Marriage Counseling gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue more healthily. Marriage Counseling is often short-term and typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.