Dr. Paul Birch, LMFT

Phone: (703) 457-6813

Locations:  Fairfax, VA

Dr. Paul Birch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has specialized in delivering, developing, and testing approaches to the treatment and prevention of marital distress for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include marital therapy, affair recovery, and issues related to compulsive sexual problems, especially pornography use. Dr. Birch also specializes in methods for increasing the ability of therapy to promote lasting change. Please read below for further credentials…

Meet Dr. Paul Birch:
I believe marital happiness is experienced within small moments — each glimmer of intimacy, affection, commitment, friendship, or service is a vital building block in a happy marriage. Yet life and routine and stress seem to interrupt those moments, leaving us feeling alone or pitted against each other.  The happiest marriages are those who work hard to have them. I care deeply about marriage and have devoted my professional life to this work. You’ll find me to be a sensitive, committed, and caring coach for your relationship. I ask a lot of questions and listen carefully. I’m deliberate yet flexible to your needs. I’m transparent with couples about what I am doing, why, and what options they have. I work hard so that you leave each session feeling more hopeful, reconnected, and empowered with specific ideas for what to do to create better moments between sessions. In the end, marriage requires the best of us…and offers the best to us. When two people are committed to sharing their lives with one another, it lifts each to a higher level and offers both endless possibilities. Achieving that potential takes a lifelong commitment and produces lifelong dividends that are worth it!


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Commonwealth of VA – #0717001404
PH.D. Psychology – Research and Evaluation Methodology
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE Accredited)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Best Review of the Year award, 2015.
Extensive research and training in top marriage/relationship approaches including Emotionally-focused Couples Therapy, Gottman-based Marital Therapy, Object Relations Couple Therapy, etc.
Professionally fluent in Spanish.