Dr. Marian Stansbury


About Me

You have probably come to BetterHelp.com because you are tired of the struggle in your life and relationships. You must want a better way or you would not have made the effort. For that I acknowledge you. That takes courage.. There are solutions that we can discover and explore together. You deserve to life the life you want and to be happy.

You CAN overcome anxiety and deal more effectively with stressful situations. Many of these stressful situations occur in the context of a relationship. I believe many of us have been wounded in relationship and we can heal in relationship.

I have trained as a mental health professional and as a relationship coach. I have been trained in Imago Relationship Therapy, the Gottman Relationship method and Relationship Coacing (RCI). I also have experience in working with traumas and utilize EMDR as appropriate. My Ph.D. is from The Ohio State University.

I am licensed in Connecticut as a Marriage & Family Therapist. As a couples relationship counselor for over 35 years, I have experienced many different challenges people face.. There is noting that will shock me. My intention is to listen non-judgementally with warmth and compassion. Together we will work to find solutions.

You may want to read THE PATH TO CREATING AN EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIP that I authored. It can be found on Amazon.
Please visit my webpage to learn more about me. My web page is ToolsforaHappieerLife.com.

I look forward to our work together.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Depression , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Post-traumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Marian Stansbury. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Marian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

I never know what to talk about but somehow she figures it out and realizing I have a very hard time talking about myself with anyone was the last one she helped me with

Written by M.O. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Marian for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is most amazing insightful provider

Written by L.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Marian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great listener, helping me process things in a more positive and even way. I’m really enjoying the learning any growing

Work with me!