As a Certified Group Therapist and a member of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, Damian creates a supportive environment where every couple can feel safe to share their experiences. You’ll practice new communication and awareness skills and gain insight into your own relationship by listening to other couples’ histories. Average group sizes are between 3 and 5 couples. Group therapy for individuals is also available. Learn more.

Often as a follow-up to a workshop, Damian works directly with individual couples in private sessions. In this safe, structured environment, you’ll gain deeper insight into your relationship and practice the tools and skills you need to create a better relationship together. Coaching via telephone, Skype, or Facebook is also available for long-distance couples.  Learn more.

Most couples start their journey by taking part in the Imago couples workshop, the most powerful and effective relationship education in the world today. In a relaxed and emotionally safe environment, you’ll learn how to develop a conscious relationship and transform struggle into growth and connection. Couples walk away with new relationship tools they can put into practice immediately. Learn more.

  • Relationship Workshop Schedule

    Recapture the bliss and happiness from when you first fell in love with the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop.

    For the vast majority of couples, Damian recommends experiencing the couples workshop before entering couples therapy with any therapist. 

    The workshops presented by Damian are held in Houston and Galveston Island. Workshops specifically designed for LGBT couples are also available.

    Confidentiality is emphasized in order to create a safe environment, and you and your partner will have opportunities to work alone and privately share with one another. Class size is limited to ensure couples get the attention they need. Sign up now to ensure a spot.

    Friday: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

    Learn more about the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop.


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Houston Marriage Therapist: Coping with Separate Retirements    

With nearly half of all couples in the US bringing in dual incomes these days, it’s becoming increasingly common for one spouse to retire before the other—particularly when there is an age difference between partners.

From a financial point of view, retiring at different times makes a lot of sense. If you or your spouse continues working for a time after the other retires, you’ll have a chance to save up extra income and may be entitled to a greater social security amount. You may also be able to keep you or your spouse’s employer health insurance for both of you if one of you continues to work, which may spare you from having to pay for expensive individual premiums.


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Signs You May Need Houston Relationship Counseling

For couples, falling in love is only the beginning of the journey.

There’s no use in pretending that relationships are only butterflies in your stomachs, whispered sweet nothings, and steamy all-night sex romps. There are also arguments, painful emotions, and countless hurdles to overcome. Let’s face it—sometimes, relationships can be downright hard.

Couples who don’t realize how challenging relationships can be often throw in the towel after a couple of heated arguments or uncomfortable experiences. They don’t understand that just because a relationship isn’t perfect doesn’t mean it’s irreparably broken. In fact, sometimes the best relationships are the ones we have to fight the hardest for.


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Houston Relationship Counseling: What to Do for Valentine’s Day

The holiday of love is right around the corner, at least as far as the marketing machine known as Valentine’s Day is concerned, and if you’re wondering what to do for your spouse or significant other, you’re not alone. Turn on any morning show or do a quick search around the web, and you’ll find all sorts of suggestions on what “experts” think is the perfect gift or date for this special day.

Some say jewelry. Others put their money – literally – on an expensive dinner and night on the town. Perhaps going to the ballet or opera. Then there are those who argue that the most important thing is being together, and that you can get just as much out of hanging out at home and enjoying a movie that you both want to see.


Damian Duplechain LPC Inc.
5959 West Loop 610 South, Suite 600
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713.409.8111

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