8 Couples Counseling Apps Every Engaged Couple Needs to Download

Therapy at your fingertips can help you grow closer during this special season.
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Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Feb 13, 2024
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Talking to someone about your relationship shouldn't wait until there's trouble in paradise, and there's no better time than during your engagement to open the doors to therapy. But your engagement is also a busy season and a weekly in-person session might seem daunting—until you realize that's why couples counseling apps exist.

These premarital counseling apps make it easy to bring in an outside perspective virtually to help you and your betrothed examine everything from your values, your goals, how you can fight more effectively and how your backgrounds and prior experiences inform your relationship today. They can even help you navigate the ups and downs of the wedding planning season, and figure out how to come out stronger on the other side.

Paige Bond, LMFT and featured expert on Keepler, explains that apps can be a cost-effective and convenient alternative to in-person counseling. "You might save money on therapy in the long run if you put effort into using the app, and it's convenient to pop on an app any time, any day rather than scheduling an appointment," says Bond.

Ready to start talking and grow closer with your future spouse? Here are eight couples counseling apps that every engaged couple should download today.

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Talkspace couples counseling app
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Talkspace is one of the best couples counseling apps and individual counseling apps on the market, with a reputation that's been built over a decade. Talkspace lets you find exactly the right therapist for you based on your needs and, if it's not a fit, you can start over again and find another therapist. It's a great online service for those who need efficient access to a therapist and want to build up a relationship over time.

Why you'll love it:

  • You can meet with your therapist via text, video or chat
  • Easy to find a therapist that works for you
  • Available for individuals and couples of all ages

Cost: Dependent on services and insurance

Where to get it:


Keepler couples counseling app
Photo: Keepler

When you're looking to grow in your relationship and want to tap both peer and expert advice, look to Keepler. This free couples counseling app was designed to offer a sounding board for those who are single, dating and committed. It gives you a resource to talk to an inner circle sounding board or ask questions of a relationship or life coach, as well as wellness experts. This is the app that can evolve with you as you navigate early dating challenges which turn into the ins and outs of engagement, marriage and beyond.

Why you'll love it:

  • Learn both from coaches and your peers
  • Get connected with expert advice
  • Grows with you as you go from dating to committed

Cost: Free, access to a personal coach for $60 annually or $15/monthly

Where to get it:


BetterHelp couples counseling app
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BetterHelp is the largest online therapy service with access to over 30,000 licensed therapists, which means you're practically guaranteed to find the right fit for you and your partner. You can work with a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) who is experienced in helping couples navigate the premarital process. Plus, therapy sessions are available via video, phone or text, meaning you can arrange a quick check-in when you need it most or set up regular visits.

Why you'll love it:

  • Access to licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Check in with your therapist via video, phone or text
  • Set up therapy both for yourself and as a couple

Cost: Dependent on services and insurance

Where to get it:

Gottman Card Decks

Gottman Card Decks couples counseling app
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Gottman is one of the most well-known names in the science and psychology of why relationships work, and The Gottman Institute has released a Card Decks app that has 14 card decks with over 1,000 flashcards that mimic the topics covered during a Gottman weekend workshop. You'll go through questions, prompts and ideas that help you examine your relationship and grow closer in the process. At the end, you'll receive a tailored relationship plan.

Why you'll love it:

  • Psychology-backed approach to relationship building
  • An assessment for measuring your relationship health
  • Tailored relationship plan based on results

Cost: Free

Where to get it:


Lasting couples counseling app
Photo: Lasting

If you prefer a more self-guided approach to exploration with your partner and deepening your relationship through thought-provoking prompts, then Lasting is a premarital counseling app worth exploring. This education-focused approach to relationships guides you through modules and lessons that help examine the inner workings, values and deep questions that define your relationship. There is not live therapy, but this probes many of the same areas you'd cover with a therapist.

Why you'll love it:

  • Specifically designed for relationship and family therapy
  • Data-driven approach to relationship building
  • Use educational materials, modules and lessons designed for couples

Cost: $30 monthly

Where to get it:


Kuddl couples counseling app
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If gamification, goals and watching your score increase are all motivators for you, then Kuddl is the relationship app you need while you try to stay connected throughout the busy wedding planning season. This app offers tailored relationships tasks that encourage you to foster a deeper connection and strengthen your bond. There are questions, quizzes and prompts that help build connection and get you and your partner talking as you step back and look at the bigger picture.

Why you'll love it:

  • Get prompts to help you stay close with your partner
  • Explore deeper connections beyond traditional therapy
  • Add more romance to your every day
  • Great for long distance

Cost: $5 monthly

Where to get it:


Coral couples counseling app
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A mutually enjoyable sex life is also a key part of a successful marriage, and your engagement is a great time to take a deeper look at what you both want out of that part of your relationship. Coral is designed to get partners talking about their relationship, diving deeper into intimacy and discovering what they both want out of their sex life. There are personalized lessons, guided exercises and more — all designed to inspire couples to explore their desires and find common ground in the bedroom.

Why you'll love it:

  • Features available for both free and paid subscribers
  • Monthly date nights are hosted by the CEO and founder through the app
  • Personalized sex tracker

Cost: $60/annually

Where to get it: Apple App Store | Google Play

Love Nudge

Love Nudge couples counseling app
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The Five Love Languages are a perennially popular way to approach relationships. They use a simple quiz to determine whether words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, receiving gifts or acts of service are your love language. The Love Nudge app uses those love languages to help couples connect, teach them how to best communicate their love for each other, and then keep track of the ways that they've shown love to their partner. It's an easy, rewarding way to remind yourselves to take time for each other during a season when it's easy to get swept up in to-do lists and demands.

Why you'll love it:

  • Taps into the Five Love Languages
  • Tracks your progress as you and your partner complete activities
  • Tailored advice according to your love language

Cost: Free

Where to get it:

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