Telehealth in Pennsylvania

  • Find Love Again

    Difficult Roads Often Lead
    to Beautiful Destinations

    Find your way back to each other

    Rekindle the love you lost with Couples Counseling

    Do you feel like …


    You are always in battle with your spouse or partner?

    Communication has broken down and you don’t know how to talk to each other anymore?

    Are you hurt because of things that were said in anger?

    No matter what you do, nothing ever good enough or you’re not good enough?


    Are you asking yourself…

    How do I fix this relationship?

    Do I even want to?

    Can we ever find love again?

    Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling Works!


    Begin Couples Therapy Today

    Marriage and Couples Counseling in Crisis

    In most marriage or couples counseling, all things can be improved, changed and made better, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

    Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:



    Money or Finance problems

    Meddling In-laws

    Parenting conflicts

    Balance (Work/Life/Family)

    Blended Families

    Chronic Illness


    Extended Family

    Mental Illness




    Now Offering Couples Counseling through telehealth and online video

    for All Pennsylvania residents


    Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dauphin, Lancaster, Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Westmorland and York

    How We Help

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples: Strengthening Emotional Bonds

    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a highly effective therapeutic approach designed to help couples enhance their emotional connection and resolve conflicts. Grounded in attachment theory, EFT focuses on the importance of secure emotional bonds in fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships.

    Key Benefits of EFT for Couples:

    1. Improves Communication: EFT helps couples understand and articulate their emotions, leading to more open and effective communication. By learning to express their needs and feelings, partners can avoid misunderstandings and reduce conflict.

    2. Resolves Conflicts: By identifying and addressing the underlying emotional issues and attachment needs that drive conflicts, EFT enables couples to break negative interaction patterns. This leads to more constructive and empathetic ways of dealing with disagreements.

    3. Enhances Emotional Connection: EFT focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment where partners can reconnect on a deeper emotional level. This strengthened emotional bond fosters greater intimacy and trust.

    4. Builds Secure Attachments: Through EFT, couples learn to be more accessible, responsive, and engaged with each other. These qualities are essential for building and maintaining a secure and loving relationship.

    5. Fosters Long-term Relationship Satisfaction: Research has shown that EFT not only helps in resolving immediate issues but also contributes to lasting relationship satisfaction. Couples who undergo EFT often report sustained improvements in their relationships.

    EFT Process:

    1. Assessment and De-escalation: The therapist helps the couple identify negative interaction patterns and underlying emotional issues, creating awareness and reducing immediate tensions.

    2. Restructuring Interactions: Couples learn to express their deeper emotions and needs in a supportive manner. This stage focuses on fostering empathy and understanding between partners.

    3. Consolidation and Integration: The new, positive interaction patterns are reinforced, ensuring that the couple can maintain their improved relationship dynamics over time.

    Is EFT Right for You?

    EFT is suitable for couples experiencing a range of issues, including frequent arguments, emotional distance, infidelity, and more. It is an evidence-based approach with a high success rate, making it a reliable choice for couples seeking to improve their relationship.

    If you and your partner are ready to enhance your emotional connection and build a stronger, more fulfilling relationship, contact us today to learn more about how EFT can help you.

    By integrating EFT into your relationship, you can experience deeper emotional bonds, better communication, and lasting happiness together.

    for residents of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Bucks County

    Let's work together

    Is your relationship in crisis, giving you feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness. I understand how overwhelming this is.

    Problems in your marriage or couples relationship can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and other family conflict. You should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

    You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better couple and better parents to your children.

    Distress in relationships are harmful to each of the romantic partner’s mental and physical wellbeing and can have a negative impact the children.

    Does this feel like you?

    Does your relationship lack happiness, joy and fulfillment?

    Are you feeling disrespected, unheard and frustrated?

    Have you lost sex and intimacy in your relationship?

    Do you have meddling in-laws or are you fighting about the kids?

    Are you fighting over money?

    Did you just find out about an affair?

    I help couples who have lost their way rekindle the love they once had

    During relationship conflict, things can be said that hurt us deeply and cut us to the core. Resentment and growing emotional distance can leave us feeling empty, hurt and unloved. We all desire to be connected in a safe and respectful relationship. Lack of trust and commitment to the relationship perpetuates a toxic environment that can push us farther apart from each other.

    Let's start working together!

    A better way to Marriage and couples counseling

    Let us show you how to improve your relationship

    You and your partner can learn to trust each other again and let go of resentment and pain of the past. In therapy, you will learn to be honest with each other and build a bridge to meet new challenges in your relationship and find the passion that you once had.

    You can can feel loved and safe again. In couples counseling you will learn that you can be happy and have a satisfying meaningful relationship.

    Improve your relationship and bring back love

    Imagine Your Life....


    Where you are CONFIDENT and comfortable in your relationship.

    Where you believe you are good enough, deserving, and worthy of a healthy relationship.

    Where you have a feeling of fulfillment and supported in your marriage.

    Where you can communicate your needs appropriately without hurting your partner.

    Where you have a satisfying sex life including intimacy.

    With greater peace and mental clarity.

    With solid coping strategies and the ability to resolve conflict in your marriage, couples relationship and family.


    Rekindle the love you have

    We Specialize In:

    Marriage & Couples Counseling



    Family Conflict


    Read more about our specialties.

    Compassionate & Professional

     We offer a caring environment where you can explore yourself, your family, and your story. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.

    What our clients have to say

    My boyfriend and I started seeing Pat to work through some past traumas and how they were affecting our relationship. Very quickly, Pat helped us to identify issues within ourselves, what the relational responsibility was, and gave us tools to start working together better. She helped us start to lay a good foundation for our relationship. 8 months later, the benefits of her counseling are still showing. She was able to be compassionate on both sides while still addressing the issues. Highly recommend! 

    Jana L

    Pat is a wonderfuly compassionate yet strong therapist. I have been struggling with a few issues that she has been VERY helpful with.
    She has been extremely flexible to accommodate my ever changing work schedule. I highly recommend her if you are struggling with life’s curve balls. My only regret is not reaching out sooner. Thank you Pat

    Charlie D

    Meet our Therapists and get started!

    Lisa Hall MSW, LSW

    Hello, I’m Lisa Hall, and I’m thrilled to meet you. With almost 30 years of experience as a licensed social worker, certified school counselor, and homeschool visitor, I’ve dedicated my career to empowering young people and families.

    My passion lies in helping couples navigate the complexities of modern relationships. Drawing from my diverse background in community mental health, school social work, and school counseling, I bring a unique perspective to therapy. I’m deeply committed to supporting couples in strengthening their bonds, improving communication, and fostering resilience within their relationship.

    I believe that therapy is a journey towards greater emotional well-being and personal growth. My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where couples can explore their challenges and work towards positive change together.

    Join me on this journey of discovery and transformation. Let’s unlock the full potential of your relationship and build a future filled with love and understanding.

    Peg Ellis

    With over 36 years of experience in the Clinical Mental Health/Social Work/ Medical fields, I bring a wealth of expertise and dedication to every aspect of my work. Currently pursuing licensure as an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) and PSY-D, I have held diverse roles across various settings, each contributing to my comprehensive understanding of individuals/couples, day to day life, conflict resolution, and living life to the fullest. My specializations lie in trauma and dependencies, reflecting my passion for helping individuals overcome significant challenges and reclaim their lives. With a commitment to continuous learning and professional growth, I am deeply invested in providing compassionate, evidence-based care that empowers individuals to heal, thrive, and achieve their full potential. My passion lies in helping individuals release past traumas and “luggage” brought into relationships. The past is exactly that, the past. Let’s find a way to let it go, move forward, and create relationships full of love, shared respect, and peace of mind.

    Patricia Tolle MSW LCSW

    Welcome to Align Counseling! I’m Patricia Tolle, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). With a background in social work and psychotherapy, I’m passionate about helping couples reconnect and flourish in their relationships. Through EFT, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for couples to explore emotions, improve communication, and build stronger bonds. Whether you’re facing conflicts or seeking personal growth, I’m here to support you on your journey towards deeper connection and fulfillment. Let’s work together to create positive change in your relationship.

    My approach is simple. I see myself as a guide in your journey to self-discovery. My job is not to fix you, but to help you understand the reasons for your challenges and help you find the resources deep within yourself, so you can maximize your potential. I believe in your ability to transform yourself and your life situation for lasting positive change.