Dr. Parul Patel

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

With a doctorate in marriage and family therapy, a master’s in marriage and family therapy, a second master’s in human development, and over 15 years of psychotherapy experience, Dr. Patel specializes as a marriage and relationship therapist. Having researched love in contemporary life, conflict resolution in relationships, and infidelity recovery, Dr. Patel brings this research, insight, and experience to her work with couples.

Dr. Patel speaks four languages and is a cross-cultural therapist with international experience, which allows her a deeper understanding of relationships, intimacy, communication, and connection in a larger cultural context. Her commitment to you is to help you identify your patterns and the relationship’s core problems, and to equip you with the tools and practice required to shift toward health.

Along with conducting Couples Intensives, Dr. Patel provides online sessions where she works with couples and individuals to address relationship wounds. The Couples Intensive is custom-made to fit you and your particular relationship concerns. Her approach is basic yet powerful because it leads to compassion—a key ingredient for creating a positive change. Intensive goals include providing a new perspective on your relationship, new insights on yourself and your partner, and the tools to effect and maintain healing and lasting change.

Personally, she enjoys mindfulness and yoga, as well as writing. Her novel, Meera, includes themes such as loyalty, fidelity, love, compassion, remorse, and forgiveness.

Therapy Rates

Mini Intensive (3 hour session)$525
2-day Personal Intensive$3100
3-day Marriage Intensive (Infidelity or High-Conflict)$3900
Hourly Sessions$185
Marriage Evaluation Package$525
10 Hour Package$1750
Please note that all discounted packages are non-refundable and will expire after one year of purchase.

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Recent Articles by Dr. Patel

Infidelity: Is Recovery Possible?

Infidelity is doubtlessly a tumultuous experience for a relationship to go through. However, recovery from such shattering turmoil is possible. The idea that an affair necessarily means failure is misleading and detrimental. Affairs do often lead to break ups; however, sometimes affairs can lead to the couple taking a deep dive into the work required to renew their relationship. In such cases, it is possible that the affair is a wake-up call catalyzing a more honest, intimate, and stronger relationship. While no therapist would condone an affair, certainly one could encourage understanding the dynamics and incentive that led to it in order to make necessary, growth-promoting changes.

Navigating Divorce Recovery

Undergoing a divorce can be overwhelming and traumatic. The momentous task of navigating emotional struggles, as well as practical arrangements such as custody, finances, asset division, etc., can take every ounce of strength and then some. It is important in such a situation to remember that, though feelings are strong right now, you will eventually move past it all.

Attachment Styles and their Effect on Relationships

Attachment style plays a paramount role in partner selection, the quality and dynamics of the relationship, and how long the relationship survives. Attachment style develops in childhood and is based on the relationship experience with parents or primary caregivers. In short, it is the way a child learns to give and receive love…or not. This blueprint acts as a model for our adult relationships.