The Academy For Couples Therapists

Welcome to the best online resource for couples therapists.

Couples therapy training at an affordable rate.
An integrative approach.

When it comes to working with couples, one size does not fit all.

If you want your staff to feel more competent and gain more confidence with their couples cases, consider purchasing access to the Academy for Couples Therapists audios of sessions.

Hear an experienced couples therapist conduct full sessions with real couples.

Help your staff gain access to tools and interventions to help them with their difficult couples.

The Academy for Couples Therapists training is for you or your staff if:

  • They sometimes hope that some of their couples won't show up
  • They feel overwhelmed when couples fight during sessions
  • They lose empathy for one of the partners
  • Their clinical self-confidence flounders
  • They've learned about one model, but are finding it doesn't fit every client
  • They know they need more training, but are not sure which way to turn
  • They have a lot of experience working with couples but still feel they could be more effective
Dr. Sara Schwarzbam

I'm Sara Schwarzbaum, the founder of the Academy for Couples Therapists. My 12-Module training program will help you and your staff feel more competent and less confused about what to do in sessions with couples.

Read what therapists are saying about the Academy.

The audios feature entire sessions with real clients, including a couple on the brink of divorce, a couple talking about their sexual desire discrepancy, and an older couple struggling to figure out their future together. You’ll hear me, Sara Schwarzbaum, helping couples navigate difficult conversations, or repairing past hurts. In addition, you’ll hear 12 lessons focusing on well-known existing frameworks of couples therapy.

If you have ANY questions, feel free to contact me at sescounseling@gmail.com with questions about how to purchase a one year access to the 12 sessions and 12 lessons or to hear a free sample.

By purchasing access to the Academy for couples therapists, your staff will:

  1. Have access to full length sessions with couples
  2. Have access to 12 couples therapy frameworks
  3. Have access to tools and interventions a clinician can implement right away

Your staff will learn something new without being overwhelmed by the amount of information because they can do it at their own pace.

You can listen on a desktop, a phone or a tablet. The interventions are delivered in PDF form. For a complete list of what's in the 12 Modules, click here.

Visit the FAQ page for more information.
If you have ANY questions, feel free to contact me at sescounseling@gmail.com

For Illinois Professionals: Continuing education credit co-sponsored by IMHCA. This program is recognized as providing 18 CE Clock Hours by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for LCPCs/LPCs, LCSWs/ LSWs, (IDFPR License #159-000650); LMFTs (IDFPR License # 168-000148); Lic Psychologists (IDFPR License #268.000009).

For social service organizations and private practices: email me for rates and access to a free sample

sescounseling@gmail.com

What you'll get from this couples therapy training program:

  • You will learn from my successes and mistakes.
  • You will hear me in actual, full sessions—not just short clips—and then you’ll have opportunities to ask me why I made the choices I did at each turn during the monthly recorded Zoom call.
  • You will learn what to say, what to do and when.
  • You’ll make informed decisions about which frameworks best suit you and are worthy of your investment of time and money for additional training.
  • You'll have access to the couples therapist toolbox.
  • You will join a supportive community of therapists.
  • You will feel more competent, and learn to tolerate the occasional feelings of incompetence even seasoned therapists experience.
  • You will no longer be afraid of working with difficult couples.

Here is what therapists are saying about the Academy for Couples Therapists audios

Your interventions and strategies are HUGELY helpful. It really helps being able to access the modules when I can find time. Really pleased to have found you.

Helen L.

I cannot say enough how helpful the first audio was with the volatile couple, as yesterday was my first session with a new couple and I found myself being a referee as they both attempted to talk over each other. The feedback that Sara shared both in the office hours and zoom call was helpful to allow me to set appropriate boundaries during the session. Looking forward to more skills and tools that Sara and other members will share.

Ruby Z.
2 years of experience

Sara’s academy has been a valuable forum for deepening my work with couples.  I benefit from her vast experience, as she shares tips, interventions, resources, perspective, and even monthly recordings of her own sessions with clients.  In two monthly meetings via Zoom, we are able to pick Sara’s brain, analyzing what works and what doesn’t when treating couples, and how to deal with even the most challenging cases.  Her expertise and mentorship are such a gift!

Sharon S.
10 years of experience

When you consider the cost of a professional consultation, the monthly content you'll receive with the Academy, in addition to two opportunities each month for live group consultation with Sara, the value can't be beat! There is nothing like this in our field.

Alison K.
13 years of experience

I have been searching for a space to support my integration of multiple therapeutic models and approaches in working with couples.  I have finally found it!  The Couple’s Academy is an invaluable resource for me to strengthen my skills and confidence as a couple’s therapist.  The materials and guidance from Dr. Sara Schwarzbaum assist me as I explore the complexity of each couple and the many factors influencing their current distress – to ultimately support each couple’s journey back to each other.  The support and collaboration from the other Academy’s participants has been so beneficial!  Thank you!

Michael V.
10 years in the mental health field, 7 years working with couples.

I just finished with a couple and they did great, probably because I was using much of what you’re teaching us. I continue to be blown away by the material you provide in each Module. Who would ever have guessed that I’d look forward to getting new couples rather than dreading it. I’m amazed at the quality of the information you’re sharing.

Robyn N.
28 years of experience

For Illinois Professionals: Continuing education credit co-sponsored by IMHCA. This program is recognized as providing 18 CE Clock Hours by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for LCPCs/LPCs, LCSWs/ LSWs, (IDFPR License #159-000650); LMFTs (IDFPR License # 168-000148); Lic Psychologists (IDFPR License #268.000009).