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The Woodlands Therapists and Counselors

Meet our therapy team in The Woodlands, Texas

Joshua Marlar, LMFT and one of the therapist of Therapy for Families.

Josh Marlar, LMFT

Hi! My name is Josh, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. While I am a native Texan from West Texas, I have recently moved to Houston with my wife of 15 years. 

Welcome to my bio! You might be wondering how you ended up on a therapist's page—did you take a wrong turn or did fate bring you here? Well, either way, I'm thrilled to have you.


I've always been a naturally curious soul, and over the years, I've unintentionally become a repository of semi-useful information. Did you know that honey never spoils? Archaeologists have discovered pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible. Now you're in on the secret. Somewhere along my journey, someone wise dropped the gem, "everything makes sense if you have all the information." I didn't think much of it then, but boy, did it change my life.

So, what do I bring to our sessions? Picture this: a blend of genuine curiosity and honest concern. I don't do fake emotions, and our connection will be as authentic as it gets. Shedding tears? Well, there's a chance I'll be shedding a few with you (it's happened). And when you're conquering life's challenges, count on me to be your biggest cheerleader. No judgments here—we've all got our stories, and hey, nobody's perfect.


Why does all this matter? Whether you're navigating past traumas, stuck in a relationship loop, or simply lost in the dark trying to find a connection, I know you're doing your best. Sometimes, we all need a little help figuring things out or finding what we already know we need.


Enter yours truly! I've intentionally acquired skills like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the gold standard in relational counseling, and EMDR, a groundbreaking trauma treatment. With a toolbox full of tips, tricks, and insights gathered throughout my career, I'm here to accompany you on your journey to the best version of yourself or your relationship—maybe even both. I get it; you're tired of the fight. Let's dive into it once and for all.

I specialize in treating couples and individuals facing a variety of issues, including:

Qualifications:

I received my bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University and my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. In addition to being licensed in Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also have advanced training in the following:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • EMDR

Memberships:

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, member

Houston Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, member

Austin Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, member

Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, founding member

GET IN TOUCH!

I am currently seeing clients in The Woodlands and Clear Lake offices. I encourage you or anyone you know who is struggling in some way to contact me --at therapyforfamiliestx@gmail.com or call me at 281-819-0308.


Jenny Jacobs, Counselor

Hello, my name is Jenny Jacobs and I contract with Therapy for Families. I am a vivacious, cheerful, and empathetic clinical counselor.

My extensive experience as a child, adolescent, and adult counselor spans over 18 years. I have specialized training in play therapy and animal assisted counseling, which is the integration of a trained therapy dog into a goal directed counseling process.

My passion is working with children, adolescents, and adults using creative counseling techniques while providing genuine healing and wholeness to navigate through challenges in life such as: