5020 Campus Drive | Newport Beach

17817 Santiago Blvd | Villa Park

(714) 267-8523

Marriage Counseling Helps You Improve the Quality of Your Marriage and Overcome Relationship Issues Such As Betrayal, Loss of Trust and Intimacy.

How Does a Marriage Therapist Help?

As a licensed therapist, I can provide you and your spouse numerous ways to bring about change that you would not normally know how to accomplish on your own. I provide a supportive environment for you to identify and communicate the issues, feelings, and behaviors that are bothering you, to facilitate understanding and positive change.

When Is The Right Timing for Couples Therapy?

A study quoted by Dartmouth College says that the average couple waits too long before seeking help for marital problems, and marriage therapists agree that more couples could be helped if they seek help earlier. Please give me a call today to discuss the issues you are facing.

Benefits of Marriage Counseling

I can provide coaching, instruction and feedback to help you develop new skills to improve your marriage, including:
  • Learning ways to communicate better
  • Learning how to argue in a healthier way
  • Learning how to resolve conflict and problem solve in a productive manner
  • Learning appropriate expression, disclosure and resolution of painful emotions
  • Learning how to state your needs clearly and openly within your relationship
  • Learning how to work through unresolved issues
  • Learning how to negotiate for change within your relationship

Dr. Elaine Collins

About Me

About Dr. Collins

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), certified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  My approach includes the Gottman Method, and I am also a Transition Specialist and Certified Guided Imagery Therapist. I have successfully counseled hundreds of couples, individuals, and families in the Orange County area.

Better Relationships

I have counseled many couples over the past 10 years, and the goal is always to improve your relationship. Couples have given very positive feedback regarding my approach and the results gained from our sessions. Please call me for a free consultation.

Free Consultation

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Convenient Locations

I have convenient office locations in Newport Beach and Villa Park, with flexible meeting times including evenings and Saturdays, as well as phone and Skype sessions. But first, take advantage of the free consultation call so we can discuss your relationship issues and find out if marriage counseling is right for you.

Free Consultation

Please fill out the information below and I will contact you promptly to schedule a convenient time for us to talk about the issues you are facing.

Some Couples' Feedback

Note: I cannot disclose the names of the couples I counsel. 

Thank you Dr. Collins for all you have done for me and my wife! When my wife set up the appointment to come see you, I did not want to come. We had been to counseling in the past and I always walked out feeling worse about myself and my marriage and very beat up. Your “Positive Marriage Program” approach to therapy saved our marriage. I looked forward to coming to sessions with you. Not only has it saved our marriage, I feel that I know and understand more about myself, and personally am a much happier person. Thank You Again!

Anonymous CoupleNewport Beach, CA

My wife and I were married for 15 years and had grown tired of having the same arguments over and over again and neither one of us was feeling very loved or appreciated. I was ready to move on and find some peace in my life. I talked with Dr. Collins and within a few weeks we were working on some core issues that were causing the arguments and began to understand that each of us felt loved in a different way. We both have worked at understanding our needs and communicating them to each other which has given our marriage a whole new life. Thank you, Dr. Collins.

Anonymous CoupleIrvine, CA

When my husband and I went into see Dr. Collins, I was done with our marriage and just wanted someone to confirm it. After the first 4 sessions, I started to look at myself and my marriage in a different way. Dr. Collins worked with some old wounds we both had that triggered strong reactions that caused us to shut down to one another. Once we addressed and looked at the real issues we were able to communicate for the first time in a long time. Thank you, Dr. C., for sticking with us!

Anonymous CoupleOrange, CA

Dr. Collins saved our marriage! We stopped texting when we were angry, and learned how to argue effectively. We stop bringing up everything from our 6 years of marriage that made us feel misunderstood and focused on bringing up one thing at a time to resolve.

Anonymous CoupleAnaheim, CA