Joshua Marder


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Joshua Marder




7300 N. Cicero, Suite 204A





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I don’t believe in bad guys, but I do believe that mistakes are made and need healing.  Every behavior has a reason, even if you can’t imagine it ever making sense why he/she (or you) do X (fill in the blank with whatever you’d like).   I don’t justify behavior, but I do justify feelings.  And I try to help you understand them.  It is my job as the couples therapist to help you understand yourself and each other.  I am a firm believer that the vulnerable human emotions that we all have are the secret hiding place where hearts lock on to each other.  A few fun (and some important) facts about me as a therapist:

  • I have sought and trained in a multitude of couples therapies with some of the greatest couples therapists of our generation.
  • I am certified as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor.
  • I offer workshops for couples.  For more details, go to  And feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more about those, as I don’t always have them on my website.
  • I offer workshops for therapists looking to learn couples therapy.
  • I am 6′ 3″, so be prepared to look up (until we all sit down).
  • Despite my height, I am unabashedly horrible at basketball.
  • I have worked with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, and I always strive to understand and create a comfortable space for us to work together.

Couples Therapy is an art.  The final mosaic should be a picture of hope, connection, understanding, and dreams coming true.  I look forward to creating that mosaic with you.


Infidelity, Trauma


Couple, Family, Hold Me Tight Couple Retreats

Licenses and Certification

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  And I am ICEEFT certified as an EFT Therapist and Supervisor.

Training Level

E – Completion of 4-day Externship, A – Completion of Externship, Core Skills and 8 supervision hours, C – Certified EFT Therapist, S – Certified EFT Supervisor

Insurance Networks

I am not in network with any insurances.  I can provide you with invoices that you may be able to receive reimbursement from your insurance, depending on your plan and deductible.