Most marriage counseling takes place in a face-to-face setting like traditional therapy. There are a few online providers, though, and they can also provide a lot of help. The way it works is that they’ll typically take information first, to gain a better idea what kinds of problems you’re facing and a little bit about your background. Then, they’ll assign you a therapist and establish a secure area online where you can communicate with your counselor. You can use your computer or another device to interact with your counselor in a safe, secure and private environment.