Couples Therapy

Orange County Marriage Counseling

Whether you’re married, single, or about to be married Dr. David and Janet Congo have over 30 years of experience helping people like you!

Best Marriage Counseling And Couples Counseling In Laguna Hills

If you are looking for the best marriage therapist or counseling center in orange county, Los Angeles county or the surrounding area, then you are looking for Janet Congo. Most couples in trouble who are trying to save their marriage want to know that they are working with someone trustworthy and that has plenty of experience. And most of all, couples trying to stay together are looking for someone who is going to listen!

Dr. David and Janet Congo have been working with couples for over 30 years, married to each other, and working together requires listening! They are as real as it gets, and want to share their journey, and their walk with you so that you can not only keep your marriage and relationship alive, but have a marriage that is thriving! Their goal is to help couples keep the WOW in their VOW! WOW means Welcoming each Other’s World.

They’ve used their experience all around North America speaking in marriage conferences including their own LifeMates seminar series. They’ve helped thousands of couples improve their relationships with each other.

In addition to their counseling service, they also offer marriage tips and advice through their blog series. Marriage Mediations includes wisdom from the Bible, inspirational and wise words from the world, and as well as their prayer for you, the reader! Marriage Moments is a great way, every Friday, to bring up great and meaningful conversation with your spouses. And the Conscious Lover’s Blog is more of a long form read that includes some advice and stories from their own experience in the journey of their relationship.


Premarital Counseling

We want to help you anticipate your married life together as well. We have a six week program that will get you and your fiancée interacting around important topics that will impact your marriage.

Couples Counseling

Is your marriage suffering from communication breakdowns or cycles of blame and hostility? Are you not connecting the way you feel like you should? Janet Congo can help you walk through these challenges!

Individual Counseling

Sometimes your spouse is not willing to accompany you to therapy. Or maybe you find yourself recovering from a broken relationship, newly single or never married, we can help you take the next step.

Why Choose Us

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Years of experience

For the last 35 years Janet Congo has dedicated herself to helping married couples “Keep the WOW in their VOW!” ….. Helping couples Welcome Other’s World!

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Conferences & Seminars

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Janet is one of the co-founders of e-Lifemates, an International Marriage Ministry.

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Couples helped

Janet and her husband, Dr. David Congo, have co-authored 10 books on relationships. Their book “LifeMates: A Lover’s Guide for a Lifetime Relationship” won the silver medallion book award.



Vibrant, dynamic, and clearly in love, David and Janet Congo provide a unique and entertaining presentation that helps couples discover the ‘powerful love’ that is fundamental to all enduring relationships.
Dr. Stephen Covey, (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) and Roger and Rebecca Merrill (LifeMatters)
It has been my opportunity to work with some special individuals over the years. These are people whose lives are consistent with what they teach and say. Dave and Jan Congo are two of those people who reflect in their own marriage what they share.
H. Norman Wright, Marriage Counselor and Author
So much of what we provide in the church takes couples in separate directions. LifeMates provides an opportunity to serve and be ministered to as a couple. We have personally benefited.
Doug Slaybaugh, former Director of Saddleback Seminars
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What do you think of when considering marriage counseling?

I hope your focus is not on getting your partner to change.

If you choose to sit with me, we will not be focused in that direction. We won’t be working on a marriage.

We will be focused on the two individuals in the marriage and how each of them can face ways that they are not bringing their best self to their partner.

We will lean into relational health. We will do individual work in the presence of the other. When your therapy is complete you will be proud of how you communicate and who you are because you will be bringing your best self to the other in spite of what your partner chooses. That is all we have control over.

When each partner is proud of their style of relating, the marriage thrives.


You love each other. You just want a tune up because it seems as if the life has taken over and you want to find each other again.

Either of you need to separate emotionally from your family of origin. Then you need to redefine what your relationship with parents will be now that you are a married couple.

You want to build intimacy while at the same time supporting each other’s autonomy. These issues show up over and over again in a marriage and yet particularly at the beginning, at midlife and at retirement.

Tips & Resources for Keeping the WOW in your VOW