Mary Kay Cocharo
Couples Therapist, LMFT

11340 West Olympic Blvd. Suite 210,
Los Angeles, California, USA, 90064
phone 310-828-2624

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, "The Couples Therapist" has been working with couples and families for over 25 years through her private practice in West Los Angeles, California. Her work focuses on helping couples rediscover the joy of being together, deepen communication and resolve conflict.
She is an active member of the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Los Angeles Chapter of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, IMAGO Relationship Institute, and the Southern California Imago Therapists Association.
She is happily married in an intimate relationship and the mother of three grown children. She is active in various spiritual settings and community endeavors, teaching and supervising at many of the city's graduate schools and training sites.

Contributions by Mary Kay Cocharo

30 Experts Explain "Reasons Why Men Indulge in Cheating"

30 Experts Explain "Reasons Why Men Indulge in Cheating"

Being cheated by someone you love very dearly can be devastating. People who get cheated on suffer enormously. Can you imagine how it must feel when a ...
Should We Stay Married for the Sake of our Child?

Should We Stay Married for the Sake of our Child?

Hard question, but an interesting one. There is no simple answer, but here are my thoughts Between you and your partner, there s a space. This is the space ...
8 Essential Tips to Communicate and Connect with Your Partner

8 Essential Tips to Communicate and Connect with Your Partner

All couples seem to want the same thing from their intimate relationships. They want to be inspired, connected and excited about being together. Most know ...
The Power of Change in Relationships

The Power of Change in Relationships

As a Catholic, I recently celebrated Easter. At the church I attend, the priest began speaking about the attributes that make Catholics who they are. He ...
What a Pricey Wedding Says About Your Marriage?

What a Pricey Wedding Says About Your Marriage?

In my years as a Premarital Therapist, many couples have confided in me about how they would like to spend their big day. I thought I had heard everything ...
Three Steps to Repair Your Marriage Without Therapy

Three Steps to Repair Your Marriage Without Therapy

Our marriage has changed. It s not a particular problem, but it just seems as if we aren t as happy together anymore. We are talking less, having sex less ...
Is Love and Marriage Worth Fighting For?

Is Love and Marriage Worth Fighting For?

I feel that love is worth fighting for. In an article by William Doherty, PhD, professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of ...
Pay Attention to Your Partner’s Emotional Bids

Pay Attention to Your Partner’s Emotional Bids

I frequently discuss ways that couples can stop fighting and communicate without anger. Most arguments are based more on emotion rather than logic and ...
Financial Intimacy in Marriage

Financial Intimacy in Marriage

A major topic in all relationships is intimacy. Being intimate emotionally, spiritually, and sexually are all essential in a good relationship. However, ...
How to Get Intimate Financially in Your Marriage

How to Get Intimate Financially in Your Marriage

In a previous post, I discussed why couples should get financially intimate. Now I will discuss how to strip off your layers of insecurity and trust issues ...
Strengthen the Connection You Share in Your Marriage

Strengthen the Connection You Share in Your Marriage

After the novelty of a new relationship wears off, couples tend to realize that just loving one another is not enough to maintain the relationship. The ...
How to Cope With a Divorce or Breakup

How to Cope With a Divorce or Breakup

How can my ex and I cope with our emotional issues after our breakup or divorce? The good news is that you have already realized it is not healthy to harbor ...
Review: The All-or-Nothing Marriage

Review: The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The New York Times recently ran an article called, The All or Nothing Marriage by Eli J. Finkel. The byline stated, Couples can be happier now than ever ...
End the Fighting in Your Marriage

End the Fighting in Your Marriage

I constantly hear this same question My husband and I are at a point where the only way we know how to communicate is through arguing. It is becoming very ...
What Do Women Mean When They Say “Please Don’t Try to Fix It?”

What Do Women Mean When They Say “Please Don’t Try to Fix It?”

How many times have you heard a woman say to her husband, Please don t try to fix it? Too many to count, right? This is something I have to address! What ...
Thoughts on Paris from a Marriage Therapist

Thoughts on Paris from a Marriage Therapist

I originally planned this month s feature to include a picture I took a few weeks ago while in Paris, of a young couple taking wedding photos under the ...

Repair Your Marriage

When you are married for a long time, you get very comfortable with your partner but your marriage also tends to become boring. This boredom is sign that...

Fall In Love Again With Your Spouse

"Do you remember what it was like the first time you fell in love? Do you remember the intensity, the passion and the chemistry you felt? Why then...

Importance Of Pre-marriage And Post -marriage Counseling

Before marriage couples spend loads of time and money in planning their wedding. Little do they plan for their marriage life. Some counseling and tips...

Deepen Your Connection

When people get married, their relationship has passion and chemistry. But when the excitement begins to wear off, pollution begins to seep in. Resentment,...

Premarital And Marriage Workshops

Learn about Mary Kay Cocharo's two exciting workshops: one for engaged couples wanting to Start Right and Stay Connected; the other for couples who've...