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 in a healthier way. Marriage Counseling is often short term. Marriage Counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.