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.


    March 10-12
    April 7-9
    May 19-21
    June 9-11
    July 14-16
    August 18-20
    September 15-17
    October 13-15
    November 10-12
    December 1-3

    Galveston Island

    March 24-26
    April 28-30
    September 22-24
    December 8-10


    Houston – LGBT

    2017 June 2-4
    2017 August 11-13
    2017 Oct. 27-29

     Galveston Island – LGBT

    2017 Sept. 29-Oct. 1
    2017 Nov. 17-19

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A Houston Marriage Coach Argues for Removing Criticism in Your Relationship

When you are experiencing a conflict in your relationship, it is normal to want to lash out and express the anger that is inside. But when you scream at our partner, or use insults and criticism to get your message across, you probably don’t see positive results most of the time.

Which makes sense, because no one like getting yelled at or being criticized. All that does is raise our defenses and make us less receptive. More

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The Turtle and Tiger Dance

Are you a tiger or a turtle? Let me explain.

Imago Relationship Therapy looks at the behavior of individuals in a conflict through watching “The Turtle and Tiger Dance.” When individuals enter a conflict, they act one of two ways. “Tigers” get aggressive. They take their claws out and pounce at the other person. The “turtle” retreats to its shell. They try not to ruffle any feathers or exacerbate the conflict further. In fact, many turtles prefer to stay silent until the conflict is over (or appears to be over).

So… are you a tiger or a turtle? How about your spouse? More

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Houston Relationship Counseling: Focus on Changing Yourself First

When most people set out to change their relationship, they make one major mistake. They focus on the things they want their partner to change. But the truth is you’ll find more success in focusing on changing yourself first.

If your partner is working on changing his or her behaviors, communication style, and habits, great! You should absolutely support their endeavors. But that’s all you can really do.


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

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